What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (24th – 30th March 2018)

What’s on in Aberdeen City & Shire for Kids and Families

Looking for something to do over the next week with the kids in Aberdeen City & Shire, then why not check out one of these family friendly events?

** Mummy Mimi provides this page for information only and cannot guarantee accuracy. Events are subject to change and/or cancellation. If any doubt, please contact the event organisers for confirmation**


Nature Tots – Climate Change North East event

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Hazlehead Park – the small swing park on Groats Road, in between the main park and Hazlehead Academy – AB15 8BE

Date:  Friday 23rd March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:30

Description: A Climate Change North East event – @climatechangenortheast! Come for an explore around a fab wee wood in Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen and see how easy it it to get your kids outdoors having fun – the basis for kids starting to foster a positive relationship to our planet. We’ll go for an explore, collect things, make a nest to take home and have snack!

If we would like the next generation to care about climate change they will have to have a positive attitude to the environment. Bring your under 5 on an adventure with Mud Pies and find out how easy it is to get your tots outside having fun in the great outdoors! We will go for an explore, collect things and make a nest for Easter.

Ages – 2 to 5. £7 per child: adults go free. Includes snack.
Online booking essential – www.mudpieadventures.co.uk
The number 11 bus from the city centre stops on Queen’s Road near to Hazlehead Avenue.

More information on the entire programme, 16 to 25 March at https://www.facebook.com/climateweeknortheast

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1815641112064322


Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Inverurie

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St Andrew’s Church Hall, High Street, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Friday 23rd March 2018
Time:  09:45 – 11:15

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In Session every month in Inverurie.

Feel free to bring your stretchy wrap from the Scottish Baby Box as we’d love to give you a hand.

There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a large selection of carriers and wraps available for trying and for hiring. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. Children are always welcome.

We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter  present at most meetings.

We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting you. Our hope is to try and build an informative and supportive community so the more the merrier.

You’re also always welcome to bring your own carriers for help too.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306261676520678


Coastal Play

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL

Date:  Saturday 24th March 2018
Time:  9:45AM – 11:00AM

Description: Coastal Play is a children’s soft play area for children aged toddler to 10 (height restrictions will apply and take precedence over age).

 We provide a huge play area that includes 2 Bouncy Castles, one with slide, Soft Play Pods & Shapes, plus Bouncers, Inflatable Pitch and toddler area. It’s a great space for running around and letting off some steam – especially when the weather outside’s not so nice!

 Coastal Cafe provides a seating area where parents can see children at all times while enjoying a coffee and snack.

 Numbers are limited, so please call us on 01569 731320 to reserve your space.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/245064526031635


Get On Your Bike with the Garioch Rangers

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: The Bennachie Visitor Centre, Bennachie Visitor Centre, Pitcaple, Aberdeenshire  AB51 5HY

Date:  Saturday 24th March 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Get on your bike with the Garioch Rangers!

As part of Climate Week families are welcome to get on their bike and discover parts of Bennachie, all attendees must be competent to ride unaided, the route which is approximately 6 kilometers (3.7miles) in length follows gradual inclines and descents, all bikes must be suitable for uneven tracks. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and wear a helmet. We will be stopping along the way to find out more about BennachieÍ›s cultural and natural history and get the opportunity to do some geocaching. Please wear suitable outdoor cycle clothing and also bring along a snack and a drink. Booking Essential: – contact the Garioch Ranger 07786 021 781 or email ch.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Meet: The Bennachie Centre Visitor Car Park AB51 5HY (Forestry Commission car park charges apply)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/335629140284595


Farm Cafe and Fairy wood open (weather permitting)

Organiser: VSA Easter Anguston Farm

Where: Easter Anguston Farm, Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0

Date:  Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 3:30PM

Description: Our farm , cafe and enchanted fairy wood will reopen on Sunday and then subsequent weekends up to Easter (weather permitting) after the various works have been completed and the new trees are ready including the new Beastie and Bug stone collection so come along visit the animals and see the enchanted wood . (Boots advised) Open Saturdays and Sundays in March before we open 7 days from the end of March.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1676913162347594


Design and Make a mini garden (pre-schoolers) 

Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

Where: Ben Reid Garden Centre, Countesswells Road, Aberdeen AB15 7AL

Date:  Saturday 24th March 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids August Class for pre-schoolers (aged 3-5 years), Saturday 24th March 2018, 11am-12noon at Ben Reid Garden Centre. Theme is: Design and Make a Mini Garden

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/582829018744520


Family Cinema Paddington 2

Organiser: Culter Village Hall

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0UD

Date:  Saturday 24th March 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Family cinema showing of Paddington 2 doors open 10.30am film starts at 11am. entry £2.50 includes free soft or hot drink.

fresh made pop corn, and sweets on sale, interval half time where hot dogs will be on sale.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/279741385890470


Green Family Fun Day

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Hazlehead Park, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen AB15 8BE

Date:  Saturday 24th March 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description:  The Aberdeen City Council Environmental Services Team are hosting a day of green family fun at Hazlehead Park. Come along and have a go at riding a penny farthing bike or find out about the latest electric or hydrogen powered vehicles. Join the Aberdeen Play Forum for fun and games outdoors and visit the many other activities and displays at the Park Café, Pets Corner and in the Park.

Free admission to Pets Corner during this event! Something for all ages, come and see what you could do to live a little greener and help the planet!

Green Family Fun Day will present too you:

Fairtrade stall Waste aware team stall University of Aberdeen display “Does What You Eat Affect the World”

One Seed Forward stall will be distributing free seed potatoes (contact Bob Donald)

ACA stall Slow Food Aberdeen City & Shire ͞Taste Adventure͟

An interactive stall for children aged 5-12 taking their senses on a journey with food

Environmental Services/Ranger Service

Aberdeen Play forum

CFINE

Saving Scotland͛s Red Squirrels Project

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1689364461086217


The Worm – kids Climate Change Play 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen AB24 5AT

Date:  Saturday 24th March 2018
Time:  1:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Aberdeen Preforming Arts Presents: The Worm – Kids Climate Change Play

Underneath your feet in the muddy brown soil squirms the world͛s best kept secret…a wonderful, magical creature called the Worm. Join Wilma and William, two nature lovers, on a journey underground as they discover a family of friendly, musical worms and their colourful miniature world. With laugh out loud songs, The Worm is a fun filled musical tale guaranteed to make everyone giggle, wiggle and love the squirmy wonders beneath our feet. After the performance, the audience are invited to see some real worms in a specially designed wormery.

***** Broadway Baby ͞…manages to keep its audience of tinies enthralled simply through some excellent storytelling͟

Ages 3 – 7 year olds

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/527897217592615 


Quids In: Pop up Picnic

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Belmont Filmhouse, Belmont Street 49, Aberdeen,  AB101

Date:  Saturday 24th March 2018
Time:  1:30PM – 4:30PM

Description: Getting Hotter by Annie James

Greenhouse Gas man is getting stronger and only a superhero can save the earth. Will Major Earth manage to save the day? Can Joules persuade his friends to help? Find out in this new interactive climate change show for all the family.

Adults £10 includes a free drink, Children £1 (no free drink)

Suitable for age 8 upwards

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1972589086316510


Design and Make a mini garden (primary schoolers)

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen AB24 5TU

Date:  Saturday 24th March 2018
Time:  2:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids August Class for primary schoolers, Saturday 24th March 2018, 2pm-3pm at Aberdeen Science Centre. Theme is: Design and Make a Mini Garden

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/871279796375522


Family Roller Disco

Organiser: Culter Village Hall

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0UD

Date:  Saturday 24th March 2018
Time:  4:00PM – 6:00PM

Description: £3 per skater please bring your own skates

Tuck shop available. Hot dogs for sale at 5pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1818158514924884


Murder On The Orient Express (12A)

Organiser: Ballater Films

Where: Victoria and Albert Halls, Station Square, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5QB

Date:  Saturday 24th March 2018
Time:  7:00PM – 9:30PM

Description: A special event with Ballater School Parent Council to raise money for the school nursery’s playground refurb.

When a murder occurs on the train he’s travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. Remake from Kenneth Brannagh of the classic Agathie Christie story.

Licensed bar with cocktails, buffet, raffle.

You are welcome to dress the part!

Doors 7pm, film 8pm.

Tickets £10 available from Yules and Laurie and Co, Bridge Street, Ballater.

U12s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/208273776389495


Little Explorer Days: Space 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen,  AB24 5TU

Date:  Sunday 25th March 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Get ready to launch into the “Journey through the Solar System Show” and get hands-on with our space-themed floor activities and storybook sessions at the ASC Little Explorer space mission.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/891015347741017


Waterstones Children’s Bookclub 

Organiser: Waterstones

Where: Waterstones, 3-7 Union Bridge, Aberdeen,  AB11 6BG 

Date:  Sunday 25th March 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: This month’s pick is the fantastic Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/418172988614230


Wall-e 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Belmont Filmhouse, Belmont Street 49, Aberdeen AB101

Date:  Sunday 25th March 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 2:00PM

Description: Join Aberdeen Climate Action for this pertinent Disney cartoon on love and landfill! There will a short intro to the film and some fun optional kidÍ›s activities relating to the themes in the film.

Book tickets at the Belmont Film house: http://www.belmontfilmhouse.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167344243901348


Caras Fundraising Children’s Disco

Organiser: Julie Emslie

Where: Victoria Hall Ellon, Station Road, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9AY

Date:  Sunday 25th March 2018
Time:  1:00PM – 2:30PM

Description: Very excited to announce our first fundraiser, all proceeds for this going to Project Trust for Cara to teach English in China for a year, leaving Aug 2018.  Children’s Disco suggested age nursery to P3 but we are flexible with ages if older siblings wanted to come along or if any  P4-P7 want to come they are very welcome.

Fancy dress is optional but not  necessary, a responsible adult must stay for the duration for their child (or a group of children).

£5 per child inc a drink and a small treat. Please comment or PM on Facebook  event to book tickets.  Following info required – how many tickets, children’s names and a mobile number please.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2049897271915451


Easter Extravaganza

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Church, Fonthill Rd, Aberdeen AB11 6UD

Date:  Monday 26th March 2018
Time:  9:30AM – 11:15AM

Description: Celebrate Easter with some crafts and egg decorating in the church hall. Then off to Albury Park for egg rolling and egg hunting.

£3 per child, email kidsatferryhill@gmail.com for tickets.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2108877519128217


Nature Nippers: Do you think the otter oughtta?

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

Where: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate, Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4NQ

Date:  Monday 26th March 2018
Time:  1:00PM – 2:00PM

Description: Otters are playful and otters are here now, hiding. So what do they get up to when we can’t see them? Come on an otter walk to learn about this amazing mammal – and a bit about its friends and foes.

Nature Nipper Ranger led events are suitable for 2-5 year olds, featuring short walks, activities and stories. Please meet in the car park.

Further information and queries 01330 844810

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/789006524623475


Nursery Rhymes & Story Time 

Organiser: Waterstones

Where: Waterstones, 3-7 Union Bridge, Aberdeen,  AB11 6BG

Date:  Wednesday 28th March 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 11:00AM

Description: Come along every Wednesday for a fun half-hour of Nursery Rhymes and story time in the Children’s department!

Bring your wee ones along and we’ll sing along to the most popular and beloved classics!

All together now:

“One, two, three four five,

Once I caught a fish alive…”

We hope to see you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/177749536351018


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 

Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31

Date:  Friday 30th March 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00:00 PM

Description: Join us at Aberdeenshires most popular Easter event!

The Easter Bunny has been up to his old tricks again! He’s left clues at Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate. Let your kids follow the clues, solve the puzzle and claim a chocolatey reward!

£3 per hunt (Usual entry prices apply if you’d like to visit the castle)

Dates & Times:

30 March 2018 : 10:00 – 16:00 | 31 March 2018 : 10:00 – 16:00

1 April 2018 : 10:00 – 16:00 | 2 April 2018 : 10:00 – 16:00

Prices:

Child : £ 3.00

Once you have completed the egg hunt you can hop to your hearts content with a selection of inflatables provided by Team Challenge Company.

Inflatable ticket: £3

Please note that this event is cash only.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/963233223815390


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Castle Fraser

Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

Where: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate, Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 7LD 

Date:  Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Pre-book your tickets now! https://nts.cloudvenue.co.uk/cadburyeasteregghuntcastlefraser

Bring the whole family to Castle Fraser this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt! Get ready for a long weekend of fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring and experience nature bursting into life. Become a nature detective to follow bunny’s clues and finish your adventure with a delicious chocolatey treat.

We’ll bring you more information on activities and caterers very soon.

Price: £3 per hunt*

*For any adults or children under 5 who would like to take part and enjoy a Cadbury’s Chocolate egg during the Hunt admission is £3.00

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/160155494626738


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Fyvie Castle

Organiser: Fyvie Castle

Where:  Fyvie Castle, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB53 8JS

Date:  Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts! Get ready for a long weekend of fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring and experience nature bursting into life at the special places the National Trust for Scotland looks after. Become a nature detective to follow bunny’s clues and finish your adventure with a delicious chocolatey treat.

Price: £3 per hunt

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284482028748636


Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt at Leith Hall

Organiser: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

Where: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate, Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4NQ

Date:  Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Bring the whole family to Leith Hall this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt! Get ready for a long weekend of fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring and experience nature bursting into life. Become a nature detective to follow bunny’s clues and finish your adventure with a delicious chocolatey treat.

We’ll bring you more information on activities and caterers very soon.

£3 per child

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/147868699362339


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Organiser: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Drum Castle, Drumoak, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5EY

Date:  Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April 2018
Time:  2018 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Collect your hunt map, follow the clues, solve the puzzle, and claim your chocolatey reward! Each National Trust for Scotland property has a different hunt – the perfect excuse to hop along to more than one!

£3 per hunt

Usual entry prices apply if you’d like to visit the castle. For further information please call 01330 700334

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/398185080628403


Easter Friday Fun Day 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, Belwade Farm, Dess, Aboyne,  AB34 5BJ 

Date:  Friday 30th March 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Come along to Belwade and enjoy some of the Easter Activities on offer.

We have Easter Pony Grooming and meet the Farm Residents  sessions @ 11.30am and 1.30pm £3 per child (booking recommended as limited availability).

Lots of Easter fun activities including a Easter Egg Hunt,  Easter Bonnet Competition (take yours along on the Day)  Easter Egg decoration competition (take along on day).  Egg rolling (eggs available to purchase and decorate before heading to the egg rolling hill.  Easter Crafts, games etc.

Small charges will apply to some activities.

More details will be available shortly.

To find out more please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Fundraising Event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/196167747797768


Fourth Trimester Group 

Organiser: Solasta Mama

Where: Cults Kirk Centre, 404 N Deeside Rd, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9TD

 Date:  Friday 30th March 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: The Fourth Trimester Group is a regular mother and baby support group, just outside of Aberdeen in the village of Cults, especially designed for mothers with babies 4 months old and under. The fourth trimester (the three months or so after birth) are a rollercoaster of hormones, sleep deprivation, and learning while you get to grips with looking after your beautiful new baby.

Finding a support network of mums who really get what you are going through is so important, and that’s how the group came to be. There’s no expectations, and no judgement – just come as you are (even if you are on day 3 of dry shampooing your hair) and find hot tea/coffee, cake, sling advice and support, + lots of reassuring and inspiring chat from mums who ‘get it’.

And the support doesn’t end there – join the Solasta Mama’s Facebook group to connect with other local mums, and share the trials, tribulations and triumphs of life with a tiny human, without having to move off the sofa  http://www.facebook.com/groups/solastamamameetups

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2083558811888775


We hope this has given you some inspiration for the week ahead. Let us know in the comments below or over on FacebookInstagram or Twitter what you get up too!


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