What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 25th – 31st January 2020


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**

If you would like to submit an event for the listing please complete the form here – https://goo.gl/forms/9g0qtHLAZrqlQVYF2

L3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Organiser: Little Lives First Aid

Where: Ruthrieston Community Centre

Date:  Saturday 25th January 2020 Time:  09:30 – 16:00

Description: This 6 hour course is suitable for those who want to have a good understanding of emergency baby and child first aid.

It is ideal for those who work with children, but who are not required to comply with the Ofsted/EYFS requirements.

3 year certificate issued on successful completion. Please get in touch for more information

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2428267177486951/

Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill

 Date:  Saturday 25th January 2020 Time:  09:45 – 11:00

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/491788124861515/

Magic School – Potions: Little Explorer Days 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre 

Date:  Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th January 2020 Time:  10:00 – 17:00

Description: Fizz, bang, pop! Come along to our Wizard School: Potions Little Explorer Days. From colour changes to bubbling eruptions we’ll be stirring up some magic during our Potions Workshop, investigating slime in our Interactive Story Session and practising our mixing and measuring skills through drop-in activities on the Exhibition Floor.

Little explorer days are special event days with shows and workshops designed for 2 – 5 year olds.

No need to book in advance. Standard entry fees apply.Find out more!  https://www.aberdeensciencecentre.org/events/wizard-school-potions-little-explorer-days

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/456029081774372/?event_time_id=456029085107705

Relax Kids-Art theme 

Organiser: Relax Kids Aberdeen with Karen

Where: Corbie Hall, Maryculter

 Date:  Saturday 25th January 2020 Time:  10:00 – 11:15

Description: This class is for older children (9-12years approx)

We will use our 7 steps of Move, Play, Stretch, Feel, Breathe, Believe and Relax to help us learn ways to relax and to help with big emotions and self confidence. We will then do some relaxing art and craft activities which the children can take home.

£8 per child.

Email  karenrelaxkids@yahoo.com to book

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/782644858815991/

Family Ceilidh with Danse McCabre 

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Cowdray Hall 

Date:  Saturday 25th January 2020 Time:  14:00 – 16:00

Description: Join the Danse McCabre Ceilidh Band for an afternoon of traditional Scottish music and dance to celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns.

Suitable for all the family, with dance calling and demonstrations.

Please wear non-slip footwear. Kilts encouraged!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2430154520580447/

Burn’s Night Family Ceilidh 

Organiser: James Atkinson

Where: Victory Hall Aboyne 

Date:  Saturday 25th January 2020 Time:  18:30 – 22:30

Description: To support Dylan’s 2020 expedition to Zambia & Botswana with Aboyne Academy, we’d love you to bring all your family to our ceilidh.  Adult – £12    Child (school age) – £6

Bring Your Own Beverages, although we’ll also have a soft drinks bar.  Ticket includes haggis or vegetarian option, and tea & coffee.

Dress – as casual or as smart as you wish.

For Tickets, contact Trish on:  07929 419721

trishatkinson.1@gmail.com or  PM Trish Atkinson on Facebook.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1002347730106691/

Burns Night 

Organiser: The Sitting Room

Where: The Sitting Room 

Date:  Saturday 25th January 2020 Time:  19:00 – 22:00

Description: The Sitting Room is hosting Burns Night!

Adult £25

Child £12

Adult £10 & Child £5 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking.

Includes a 3 course dinner, piper and guest speaker throughout the evening!

We encourage you to wear a touch of tartan.

Refer to picture ad for menu in Facebook event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/866997317050291/

Aberdeen Lynx V Murrayfield Racers 

Organiser: Aberdeen Lynx Ice Hockey Team

Where: Aberdeen Lynx Ice Hockey Team 

Date:  Saturday 25th January 2020 Time:  19:15 – 22:00

Description: TICKETS ON SALE NOW! We take on the Murrayfield Racers at home at the Aberdeen Linx Arena for the North section of the SNL.

Doors open at 6.15pm with puck drop at 7.15pm.

Come and join us for a great night of entertainment on and off the ice!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2433808576873187/

Chinese New Year Festival Aberdeen 

Organiser: Confucius Institute Aberdeen

Where: University of Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 26th January 2020 Time:  10:00 – 15:00

Description: 2020 Year of the Rat Chinese New Year Festival. Free, drop in. Fun for all the family.

Chinese arts and crafts including Chinese calligraphy.

Fun and games̶ – learn how to use chopsticks the fun way or try ‘keepy uppy’ with a Chinese Jianzi.

Dress-up corner including fun dress up outfits for adults and children.

Children’s activity sheet with prizes

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1174027236124864/

Segways at Udny 

Organiser: Wheelie Fun Aberdeenshire

Where: Dr Spence Memorial Hall

Date:  Sunday 26th January 2020 Time:  13:30 – 15:30

Description: Wheelie Fun are delighted to be rolling back into Udny Green!

These self balancing scooters are a huge hit with Adults and Kids!

The Wheelie Fun Team will teach you how to ride the Segways (Personal Transporters). You will get the hang of it in no time. Once you do you can venture onto the circuit to try various challenges!

**We will also be introducing some games!!**



Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/783563795475797/

ASN Parent/Carer Support Group Meeting 

Organiser: Autism and Other Conditions Aberdeen

Where: Rosemount Community Centre Association 

Date:  Monday 27th January 2020 Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Description: Autism and Other Conditions Aberdeen (AAOCA)

ASN Parent/Carer Support Group Meeting:-

Drop in from 10:00, in a relaxed environment with chat, coffee and cake/biscuits.  There is also a craft corner to keep wee hands busy.

About AAOCA:-

We are a peer support group for parents and carers who have children with additional needs. We meet once a fortnight on Mondays at Rosemount Community Centre, from 10:00 to 12:00 during term time. We aim to offer support and a safe environment where families of children with additional needs can meet to share experiences and information.

If you wish to join the private group where you can chat with other members, please click on the link at the top of the AAOCA public page.

 If you wish to contact AAOCA please email:-


AAOCA Dates for your diary

—oOo— —oOo— —oOo—

ASN Parent/Carer Support Group meetings will take

place  on the following dates this term:-

27th January 2020

10th and 24th February 2020

9th and 23rd March 2020

—oOo— —oOo— —oOo—

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/470169273670388/

Creators’ Club at Cove Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Cove Library 

Date:  Monday 27th January 2020 Time:  15:30 – 16:30

Description: Creators’ Club at Cove Library Taster Sessions

Let’s build together – creative session.

Age 6-11 years

Booking Required

To book, call 01224 245350 or email CoveLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/572612443542963/?event_time_id=620335162104024

Basic Paediatric First Aid for Parents/Carers/Grandparents 

Organiser: Grampian Care Skills

Where: Morris’s Hotel 

Date:  Tuesday 28th January 2020 Time:  10:00 – 13:00

Description: Come along to this small, friendly class run by Grampian Care Skills.

Hands on practice to learn CPR, Choking Management and much more

Course Syllabus:

Baby and Child CPR

Baby and Child Choking Managment

Baby and Child Recovery Position

Adult CPR with Defib Awareness


Minor Burns

Meningitis Awareness

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/444652859533505/

Baby Carrier / Wrap Session – Inverurie 

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St Andrew’s Church Hall Inverurie 

Date:  Friday 31st January 2020 Time:  09:45 – 11:00

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier 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 £5 entry fee per family to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. If you go on to hire, this £5 counts towards the monthly hire fee. 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.

For more information about what a drop in session looks like see here: https://www.closeandcalm.co.uk/conversations/what-to-expect-drop-in

If you’re planning on coming please create an account here: closeandcalm.myturn.com and add card details to speed up the hiring process on the day 🙂 Thanks! Jess x

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/468661307151202/

Don’t forget you can also check out our events calendar for planning ahead with events in Aberdeen City & Shire.