What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 30th March – 5th April 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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The Code Factory

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: 107 George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1HU 

Date:  5th March – 2nd June 2019

Time: 09:00AM-05:00PM (Tuesdays 09:00AM-03:00PM)

Description:  Immerse yourself into the digital world as we build, program and play with robots in our interactive and engaging workshops.

Try our Robotplayground! Want to programme your very own robot? Using iPads and the latest Lego robot kits, put your programming skills to the test. Make and play with anything, from a glowing snail to a spying robot! The only limit is your imagination…

Take part in our Lego Rescue Challenge, A meteor shower is inbound on ASC’s moon base. Our astronauts are stranded.
Can you save them? Work as a team to programme our Lego Mindstorm rovers in this family challenge. But hurry! Time is running out and the storm could hit at any second!

Visit the Jam Sandwich Factory – Our top ASC engineers have built the perfect jam sandwich-making robot. The only problem is, it doesn’t work yet.
We need your help to control our brand-new Dash Wonder Bots to make this amazing technology a reality. Are you up to the challenge?

Sit down and interact with The Very Hungry Code-a-Pillar. These playful robots are the perfect way to introduce little explorers to the wonders of coding. We combine play with the timeless tale of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ to bring the digital world to life.

These are just some of the activities on offer from 4 March to 2 June at ASC. So come along and experience a digital adventure like no other this Spring for just £5.75 per adult and £5 per child (children under 3 visit for free).

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/348004382459034/


Easter at Bon Accord

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen & Aberdeen Science Centre

Where:Bon Accord Aberdeen, George St, Aberdeen AB25 1HZ 

Date:  Saturday 30th March – Sunday 21st April 2019 Time: 11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: The school holidays can be a challenging time to keep the kids entertained. To stop you from going hopping mad this Easter, we will be partnering with Marks and Spencer, WH Smith, Pure Gym, John Lewis and Aberdeen Science Centre to bring a variety of activities to our central atrium! From our giant egg hunt to film screenings and origami, we will be running free activities daily over the school holidays at our Easter garden.

See the full list of Easter events: https://www.bonaccordaberdeen.com/event/easter-at-bon-accord

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2132642813484340/


March market 

Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

Where: Belmont St Market Aberdeen, Belmont Street, AB10 1JH Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 30th March 2019 Time: 09:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Local food and drink as well as crafts

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2019485588134760/


Coffee Morning raising funds for Charlie House 

Organiser: Lisa Stewart

Where: Insch Church Hall

Date:  Saturday 30th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Rory’s Runners & Rider are a team of 16 who are taking on the Balmoral 10k (with 2 running the 15 miler) to raise funds for Charlie House. “The Rider”, Hazel, can’t run as she is cycling 66 miles for Etape Loch Ness but is also keen to fundraise for such a good cause!

We’ve organised a coffee morning in Insch, with stalls from some wonderful local small businesses and homebakes by Kerry’s Katering plus some fantastic prizes to be won. Please come along and support our team and this wonderful charity!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2085001888456664/


Grampian Transport Museum 2019 reopening! 

Organiser: Grampian Transport Museum

Where: Grampian Transport Museum, Montgarrie Road, AB33 8AE Alford, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Saturday 30th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: The 2019 season gets underway at GTM – This year’s exhibition includes, ‘The Guy Martin Collection’ featuring his record-breaking transit van and ‘Probing the Future’ which gives an in-depth look at the future of electric and autonomous vehicles

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/769676343392720/


Cooking class – Fetterangus, Peterhead 

Organiser: Kids in the kitchen Aberdeen

Where: Fetterangus Village Hall, Ferguson Street, AB42 4HD Peterhead, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 30th March 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Come along and learn how to cook.  On the menu is spring rolls and chocolate tiffin.

All equipment, utensils and food is supplied.  Suitable for ages 2.5 years to 12.

£15 per child – Payment in advance

Please contact Kids in the Kitchen Aberdeen to book your space today.

All welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/328530271111032/


Old Torry: the Lost Villages (Mini Tour) 

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: St Fitticks Park, AB11 8, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 30th March 2019 Time:  11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: A mini-tour set in Torry covering almost eight centuries of history in one hour!

Short section from the full-length Torry tour, starting at old St Fittick’s Kirk which was built in the 13th century, and following a direct line over the Balnagask Motte, down Baxter Street and into the site of the Victorian fisher village.  Includes tales of the Davidsons, last lairds of Torry; the Dee Ferry Disaster and the medieval fisher village of Lower Torry which disappeared in 1876 due to harbour developments.

One of our series of mini tours

Meet: Old St Fittick’s Kirk, Greyhope Road/ St Fittick’s Park, Torry

Ends: Sinclair Road, Torry

Duration: approx 60min

Special Price: £5 each

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/220911562130428/


The Lost Bear – Puppet Animation 

Organiser: Haddo House

Where: Haddo House, AB41 7LD, Ellon, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 30th March 2019 Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Children’s Puppet annimation of The Lost Bear

Come into the Magical Haddo House Library for this intimate theatre performance.

All ages Welcome

Juice and refreshments available

£6 Child

£10 Adult  or £30 for a family of four ticket.

Performance starts 2pm sharp- refreshments before from 1pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/576045609529439/


Spring Craft Fayre

Organiser: Ewelina Bronk-Myszk

Where: Alford Golf Club, Montgarrie Road, AB33 8AE Alford, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Saturday 30th March 2019 Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Join us in the upstairs lounge at the Golf Club to enjoy local crafters and small business products.

Bakes, jams, Harris Tweed lamps, beeswax food wraps, candles, cards, felted, knitted and crocheted creations and more!

Refreshments available.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2308264339443378/


Duthie Park: Secrets & Stories Mini Tour 

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: Duthie Park 

Date:  Saturday 30th March 2019 Time:  02:00PM-03:00PM

Description: A new mini-tour set in Ferryhill’s pleasure park, which was given to the city by Miss Elizabeth Crombie Duthie in 1881.  Duthie Park is full of artefacts, stories, and scenes.  Join us for a one-hour wander around, looking at things like:

“The Bridge That Flitted”

“The Fountainhall Cistern”

“MacGrigor Obelisk”

“Arthurseat”

“Hygeia’s Statue”

just a pity we can’t bring back the musical squares!!

Meet: Polmuir Road Gates

Duration: approx 60min

Suitable for wheelchairs

Special price for smaller tour – £5 each

N.B. AFTERNOON TOUR

Pop in for a snack or have your lunch beforehand at Inn at the Park

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/521774881678195/


Bingo Night! 

Organiser: Baby and Me

Where: Mecca Bingo, Unit 2 Centrepoint, Berryden Road, AB25 3SQ Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 30th March 2019 Time:  07:00PM-10:00PM

Description: Our second adult evening event of 2019 will be at the Mecca bingo, Berryden, Aberdeen.

This is a great opportunity to come out, have a laugh and chat with other local parents. Everyone is welcome and you don’t need to have attended a Baby and Me course before.

Bring your friends and let me know who is coming by selecting ‘GOING’ in the event!

Super excited to see you all for my first time at the Bingo! HOUSE!!!! (Is that even what you shout?)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1175892445907631/


Mother’s Day Breakfast 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Sunday 31st March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:30AM

Description: Come along to Belwade Farm Bistro and enjoy a delicious breakfast from our set menu with your Mum.  After why not enjoy a stroll around the farm meet to some of our horses and ponies.

31st March @ 10am

£10 per adult

£6 per child

You can see the set menus and book your tickets by visiting http://tickets.worldhorsewelfare.org/activity/27

Please let us know how many mum’s will be at your table so we can arrange for a small complimentary gift.

If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies please advise us by calling 013398 85398 or emailing lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

For more information please email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/534607447035039/


Knockburn Adult & Kids Duathlon

Organiser: Live Life Aberdeenshire

Where: Knockburn Sports Loch, Knockburn Loch, AB31 6LL Strachan, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Sunday 31st March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: The 2019 Duathlon series is sponsored by Macintosh Plant Hire and

Prize sponsors Total Endurance and organised by Aberdeenshire Council Live Life Events team in association with Triathlon Scotland.

Registration is 10am – 11am with all races starting at 11:30am

These are run – bike – run events and take place on:

Sunday 13 January in Banff

Sunday 27 January in Westhill

Sunday 17 February in Inverurie

Sunday 10 March in Aboyne (short and long courses)

Sunday 31 March at Knockburn Loch outside Banchory (also a kids race on this day)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/388851178531275/


Mother’s Day Lunch 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Sunday 31st March 2019 Time:  12:30PM-02:00PM

Description: Enjoy a delicious lunch with stunning views over Deeside.  Where better to celebrate this very special day with mum.

31st March @ 12.30pm

Adults £16.50

Children £8.35

2 course set menu

Menu can be viewed by following this link: http://tickets.worldhorsewelfare.org/activity/28

Please let us know how many mum’s will be at your table so we can ensure they each receive a small complimentary gift.

Let us know in advance  of any special dietary requirements by giving us a call or email.

By purchasing tickets to attend this event you are supporting the valuable work of the charity.

Any queries please email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org or call 013398 85398

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/362340507931708/


Fabulous Fairy-tales & other stories 

Organiser: Aberdeenshire Museums Service

Where: Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Aden 

Date:  Sunday 31st March 2019 Time:  01:30PM-02:00PM

Description: Thistle (Pauline Cordiner) and Fizzy the fairies bring you stories of woodland and magical creatures.  Find out why a bear has no tail and about the wolf’s eyelashes.

Call 01467 536544 to book a session

£2.50 per person, £8 family (2 adults/2children) Pay (cash) at door

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/511588742578461/?event_time_id=511588745911794


Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea 

Organiser: Fyvie Castle

Where: Fyvie Castle, A947, AB53 8 Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Sunday 31st March 2019 Time:  02:30PM-05:30PM

Description: Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with a special afternoon tea in the beautiful music gallery at Fyvie Castle. Indulge in a selection of savoury canap’s, finger sandwiches, homemade cakes, & scones complete with with freshly brewed tea and a complimentary glass of bubbly!

Booking essential

Sunday 31st March

Time 2.30 pm

Booking essential

Adults – £25

Children £8

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/953550188367090/


Pregnancy sound bath 

Organiser: Carma For Everything Holistic

Where: The Haven in Stonehaven, 3 Market Square Buildings, AB392BY Stonehaven 

Date:  Sunday 31st March 2019 Time:  06:00PM-07:00PM Description: A special Mothers Day pregnancy sound bath in place of the usual Yoga practice. Come and enjoy the tranquil relaxing sounds of the tibeitian singing bowls, tingshaws, koshi chimes and rain sticks. Leaving you feeling rested and relaxed. This is at a special mothers day price of £7 pp.

Message Carma For Everything Holistic Facebook page to book your space today. Sorry this group is not suitable for the first trimester of pregnancy

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2051691711611288/


Kids at Ferryhill – Monday 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Monday 1st 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=2168798913433591


Easter Holiday Woodland Fun 

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

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

Date:  Monday 1st April 2019 Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Join Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service at Haddo Country Park to learn essential woodland and camping skills, or to improve on your existing skills. Each session will have a range of activities (some weather dependent) but could include tarpaulin set-up/take down; knots and ropes; basic knife skills; saws and other hand tools and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Sessions cost £5 per child, paid in advance.  Please book by emailing Suzanna on vsohaddo@gmail.com The activities are suitable for children of seven years plus and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Younger children may come along but may not be able to take part in any/some activities.

MEET: The Pheasantry at Haddo Country Park.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/235561017354828/


Easter Holidays Meet At Easter Anguston Farm 

Organiser: Baby and Me

Where: Easter Anguston Farm, AB14 Peterculter, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Date:  Monday 1st April 2019 Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Come along to our Easter holiday meet up! Everyone is welcome and you don’t need to have attended a Baby and Me class before.

We will meet at the entrance for 10am and head into the farm for a play, have a look at the animals and if you fancy a bite to eat. Entry is free but as it is run by a charity they would really appreciate if you leave a donation or buy something from the cafe.

Really looking forward to seeing you all there. Please hit ‘GOING’ if you are able to come! X

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/329745917655292/


You Choose

Organiser: The Tivoli Theatre

Where: The Tivoli Theatre, 34 – 48 Guild Street, AB11 6NB Aberdeen

Date:   Monday 1st April 2019 Time:  02:30PM-04:15PM

Description: You Choose – A different story in every show! Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt. Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary Shows) bring you a brand new interactive musical show for all the family. But in the show – YOU CHOOSE what happens!

Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of games and challenges each show will come up with a unique story, with different characters every time!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/982252048565070/


It’s a Frog’s Life 

Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, AB31 5QJ, Banchory 

Date:  Tuesday 2nd April 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Frog games and crafts and a glimpse of tadpoles if we are lucky! Come exploring with us  wellies recommended!

Children £5.00

Booking Essential  www.nts.org.uk – TICKETS AVAILABLE ON 1st FEBRUARY.

Queries and further information – 01330 844810

All our events begin and end in the property’s car park where there is a car parking charge for non- members.

Please let us know if you have any special requirements.

Children’s walks are aimed at 5-11 year olds.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2146350988736929/


Bush craft Skills at Fyvie 

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

Where: Fyvie Castle, Fyvie, AB53 8JS Turriff, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Bring your families to Fyvie Castle Estate to learn some bushcraft skills around the camp fire. We will learn different fire lighting techniques and other skills that will be useful in the natural world. We will also make a hot drink so don’t forget your snacks!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/514201815770681/


Beauty and The Beast 

Organiser: Joseph Purdy Productions

Where: Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen, 34-48 Guild Street, AB11 6NB Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Joseph Purdy Productions are delighted to return to The Tivoli in Aberdeen this Easter with a tale that’s as old as time.

Beauty and the Beast. Belle lives in the little village of Aberdeen, she finds herself trapped in a kingdom deep in the depths of forest captured by the Beast for whom she must learn to love for who he truly is before the last rose petal falls.

The Beast was transformed from a once handsome prince by the Enchantress of the rose who joins Potty Polly, Silly Willy and evil Gaston in this enchanting pantomime adventure Join us on truly magical Easter adventure with glittering sets, sparkling costumes and a laugh a minute script.

Make sure you get you ticket before the final rose petal falls.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/401942626991267/


Let’s Build! – Lego Session 

Organiser: Westhill Library

Where: Westhill Library, Westhill Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6FY 

Date:  Thursday 4th April 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Calling all Lego fans!  Come along to our holiday session and see what you can create with Lego.  Let your imagination run wild!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/331582207470374/?event_time_id=331582214137040


The Dragon and the Whales 

Organiser: Creative Aberdeenshire

Where: MacDuff Arts Centre, ABG44 1, Macduff, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Thursday 4th April 2019 Time:  02:00PM-02:45PM

Description: A wonderful tale about growing up, celebrating our differences and finding your place in the world, with imaginative fantastical puppet creatures, projections, music and storytelling. Oh, and a dragon and some whales!

Voted best children’s show at the Edinburgh Fringe and showing in Aberdeenshire as part of the Puppet Animation Festival. For 3-7 year olds and their families.

Tickets

£8 adults

£6 children

£27 family ticket (2 adults 2 children)

Call 01467 536544 to reserve tickets, payment and tickets also available on the door.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2303189979894175/?event_time_id=2303189989894174


Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Friday 5th April 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=954976914713627


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

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