What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 27th April – 3rd May 2019


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**

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Children’s Yoga Pre School April

Organiser: Emma Kidd Yoga and Love Yoga Ltd

Where: Love Yoga Ltd, 42 Union Terrace, AB10 1NP Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 26th April 2019 Time: 1:45PM-2:45PM

Description: Pre-school (2.5-5 years) Yoga classes combine story with movement, voice and play in FUN ways to promote focus, balance and positivity in body, emotion and mind.

Book here

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/291935118420031/

Baby and Child First Aid Course 

Organiser: First Stop Safety Training

Where: Credo Centre, 14-20 John St, Aberdeen AB25 1BT, Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 27th April 2019 Time: 09:30AM-12:30PM

Description: This is a fun, friendly course suited to anyone who would like to have basic first aid and emergency lifesaving training involving babies and children. Ideal for parents, grandparents, babysitters and carers. Leave feeling empowered and confident if a highly stressful emergency arises in your presence.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1228705647287570/

Children’s Photography Workshop 

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

Where: Haddo House & Country Park, AB41 7EQ Ellon, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 27th April 2019 Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Children’s Photography Workshop

If you are anything like me you will have a pretty decent camera but not a clue how to actually use it.  In this series of workshops the Ellon Photographic Group will take us through the aspects of digital photography required to get a really good photo.

This workshop is designed for young people.  The two hour session will be split roughly half and half, one hour in the classroom and one hour practise in Haddo Country Park.  This is a great opportunity for young people to begin to form an understanding of the evolution of photography as well as learn some tips and tricks to capture better shots.

Workshop cost is £20 for two hours and is for age 10+ (this is a guide as we realise all children have different attention spans and levels of interest).   All children must be accompanied by an adult unless they are over 16.

Please email Suzanna on vsohaddo@gmail.com to book.  Spaces are limited so early booking is advised.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/376472569835581/

Inverurie Friends of Guiding Spring Fayre

Where: Inverurie Town Hall, Market Place, INVERURIE AB51 3SN, AB51 3SN

 Date:  Saturday 27th April 2019 Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Lots of stalls and grab a coffee all in aid of Inverurie Guiding.

Adults £2.50 Children £1

Entry Includes Refreshments

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/519627885228047/

Bump, Bairn & Beyond Spring Sale

Organiser: Bump, Bairn and Beyond Sale

Where: Oldmachar Church!, Oldmachar Church, Ashwood Park, AB22 8PR Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 27th April 2019 Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1819586781519257/

DolphinFest Family Fun Day

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Duthie Park

 Date:  Saturday 27th April 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:30PM

Description: Join us for a day of family fun at Duthie Park with games, activities, child speakers, live performance and lots more.

Dolphin Quest Escape Room with The Locked Door (Saturday and Sunday):

Can your team solve a variety of puzzles and free the dolphin before time runs out? A 30-minute escape game for teams of up to seven people. £10.13 per ticket, £7.31 for RSPB members (including booking fee) please contact 01224 624824 for information on becoming an RSPB member.

Inflatable whale roadshow with The Whale Workshop:

Life-sized dolphin models and hands-on activities illustrating aspects of their lives, including echolocation activity and their beach litter picking challenge it’s great fun!

Activities and games by:

RSPB Dolphinwatch

Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Surfers Against Sewage

British Divers Marine Life Rescue

Tullos Community Garden

Duthie Park Rangers

Aberdeen City Council Countryside Rangers.

Performances & Talks:


Talk: The Rubbish Club


Talk: Ullapool Sea Savers


Performance: Big Noise Torry’s Dolphin Orchestra

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2017783811662071/

Dolphin Quest Escape Game 

Organiser: The Locked Door Escape Games

Where: Duthie Park 

Date:  Saturday 27th April 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Dolphin Quest is a 30 minute Escape Game, designed by The Locked Door Escape Games Aberdeen. Join us at the RSPB Dolphinfest 2019 in Duthie Park

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/310859722930315/?event_time_id=310859729596981

The Whirlybird – Aberdeen Performing Arts 

Organiser: Eco Drama

Where: Music Hall Aberdeen, Union Street, AB10 1QS Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 27th April 2019 Time:  10:30AM-01:30PM

Description: Eco Drama’s brand new theatre production for early years audiences, made in association with Platform Glasgow and with kind support from Creative Scotland.

The Whirlybird is a funny and moving story about a bird that yearns to fly, featuring movement, music, bird song and puppetry.

In a cosy nest, two birds look skyward and get ready for their maiden flight. While flying comes easy for one, the other just can’t get the hang of it. After many failed attempts, inspiration is found in a very special flying seed

“A curious creature, ricketie-racketie on ground but in flight, a wildlife spectacle  “a blizzard of wings, perfect elliptical twirls, a mass of orange and browns and a cacophony of sound!”

An exciting new show for children aged 3-7 and their families, The Whirlybird celebrates the differences that make us unique, finding inspiration in nature and the wonder of flight.

Watch the teaser trailer here: https://vimeo.com/313169319

Creative Team

Director/Devisor: Emily Reid

Performers/Devisors: Caroline Mathison and Beth Kovarik

Set Design: Claire Halleran

Composer: Greg Sinclair

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2336939606538221/?event_time_id=2336939613204887

Green and Grow (Preschoolers) 

Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

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

Date: Saturday 27th April 2019 Time:  11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years. Theme is Green and Grow.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/364797110915073/

Family Fun Day

Organiser: The Fourmile

Where: The Fourmile, Old Skene Road, AB158 Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 27th April 2019 Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Family Fun Day from 12noon-4pm….FREE ENTRY

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1983216218640713/

Balance Bikers at Hazlehead Park 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Hazlehead Park, AB15 8BE 

Date:  Sunday 28th April 2019 Time:  09:30AM-11:30AM

Description: As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE.  They are 30 minutes long, booking is essential!

Developing the riders CONFIDENCE is at the heart of what we do.

Whether you’re new to it all, or riding well already, this is the session for you!  Suitable for ages 18 months to 4 years old.  Bikes and helmets available to borrow.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2372602959417239/?event_time_id=2372602966083905

DolphinFest Take Action Day 

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, AB11 8, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 28th April 2019 Time:  11:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Join us at Torry Battery to look out for the amazing bottlenose dolphins, seals, seabirds and even otters that can be seen at this unique location. Join in with fun activities throughout the day which help you connect with the incredible wildlife in the area and find ways to protect it.

RSPB Dolphinwatch viewing

Join the team to look out for the iconic bottlenose dolphins that make Aberdeen City so unique.

Inflatable whale roadshow with The Whale Workshop

Life-sized dolphin models and hands-on activities illustrating aspects of their lives, including echolocation activity and out beach litter picking challenge it’s great fun!

Shorewatch with Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Join Katie from WDC to find out how citizen science helps protect the local population of bottlenose dolphins.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/829042230771656/

Aberdeen Holi Mela (Colour Festival) – 2019 

Organiser: Indian Association of North East Scotland

Where: Ashdale Hall, Westhill Drive, Aberdeen

 Date:  Sunday 28th April 2019 Time:  12:00PM-05:00PM

Description: After a grand success of 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Aberdeen Holi Mela (Colour Festival), IANES is back with:


One of the biggest Colour & Music Festival in UK

When: Sunday, 28th April @ 12PM Onwards

Venue: Ashdale Hall, Westhill Drive, Westhill, Aberdeen, AB32 6FY

What will be happening?

– You will be bouncing on live music and splashing colours on each-other

– Live DJ playing UK & Bollywood hits

– Variety of stalls

– Top Indian restaurant cooking live

– Bouncy castle for kids

– Games for kids & adults

– Lots more fun

Dress Code: White T-Shirt / Top + Fancy Cheap Goggles

Pack of colours can be purchased online along with the tickets and collection will be before the countdown. (No outside colours are allowed).

The colour powder is washable, clean safe, biodegradable, sit on skin or hair without harm.

Tickets are now available on http://ianes.org/th_event/aberdeen-holi-mela-colour-festival-2019

Kids Friendly

Children under the age of 5 are free to attend

Please note due to the popularity of this event we encourage you to book tickets in advance to avoid disappoint. Last 4 years we were sold-out for this event well in advance.

Regardless of your age and nationality, come and join us for this beautiful festival of colours

Ticket Link: http://ianes.org/th_event/aberdeen-holi-mela-colour-festival-2019

For further details please visit our website: www.ianes.org or email us at aberdeenindian@gmail.com

Will keep you posted on the event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2206371042781976/

Kids at Ferryhill – Monday 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UD, Aberdeen

Date:  Monday 29th April 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Drop in session for babies up to pre-school age.  Relaxed and informal session where parents/carers can have a chat and watch kids play.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2168798893433593/?event_time_id=2168798926766923

Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UD, Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 3rd May 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is drop in group with a variety of activities for babies and kids up to pre-school.   It’s £3 a session and as it’s parent-led activities please do help out and get stuck in.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/954976888046963/?event_time_id=954976918046960

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