What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (31st March – 6th April 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**


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 

Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

Date:  Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April 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


Easter Holiday Activities: Easter Egg Hunt

 Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

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

 Date:  Friday 30th March 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Keep your eyes peeled for our Easter egg hunt throughout the centre. Clue: They’re humungous and covered in glitter. Have you spotted any yet?

Find out more here: https://goo.gl/MFvonJ

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/223423191541615/


March Market

 Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

Where:  Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JH

Date:  Saturday 31st March 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Belmont St Market Aberdeen is the farmers’ market at this popular location. It takes place on the last Saturday of the month, from 9am till 3pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/149745585706033


Gruffalo Easter Egg Hunt

 Organiser: Oldmachar Community Preschool

Where: Oldmachar Community Preschool, Jesmond Drive, Aberdeen,  AB22 8UR

Date:  Saturday 31st March 2018
Time:  9:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Due to the unexpected and amazing response we have received, we have decided to extend the time of our event, change the date and also ticket it.

Tickets are £2.50 per child and are available from info@oldmacharpreschool.co.uk or the preschool.

Time Slots available: 9:30am | 10:00am | 10:30am | 11:00am | 11:30am | 12:00pm

Tickets will be a on a first come, first serve basis.

All proceeds go to Oldmachar Community Preschool.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/142431486430990


PIP’s Easter fun

 Organiser: Parant is Paiste Obar Dheathain

Where: Village Hotel Aberdeen, Prime Four, Kingswells, Aberdeen AB15 8

Date:  Saturday 31st March 2018
Time:  9:30AM – 11:00AM

Description: Please come and support Aberdeen’s Gaelic parent and toddler playgroup and have fun at our easter event. There will be lots of play set up and opportunities to decorate your own bonnet, decoration and cake too take home. Booking details will follow soon.

£5 per person.

Each adult will get a breakfast roll and coffee/ tea

Each child will get a cake and juice

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2064367630506444


Hey Sweetie’s Easter Fun Day!!

 Organiser: Hey Sweetie

Where: Hey Sweetie, 40 Market Street, Ellon,  AB41 9JD

 Date:  Saturday 31st March 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: EASTER FUN DAY

COME AND JOIN IN THE EASTER FUN AT HEY SWEETIE ON SATURDAY 31st MARCH!!

Meet the Easter Bunny, enter our competitions to win fab prizes or just enjoy the huge range of sweeties and ice cream… Because who doesn’t love sweeties?!?

And all for a great cause – all proceeds from our competitions will be donated to our chosen charity!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/392045987937287


Easter Party

 Organiser: Waterstones

Where:  Waterstones, Union Street, Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 31st March 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 2:00PM

Description: On this day we’ll be reading our favourite stories and will have an egg treasure hunt around the children’s department.

We’ll also be making fun Easter cards and bunny ears to take home with you!

Join us for a fun day of Easter activities!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/178952322745636 


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Organiser: Pitmedden Garden

Where: Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire AB41 7PD

 Date:  Saturday 31st March 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 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

More information on https://www.nts.org.uk/pitmeddengarden

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1948107472120297/


Belwade Experience

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

 Date:  Saturday 31st March 2018
Time:  11:15AM – 3:45PM

Description: Our Belwade Experience days give you the opportunity to enjoy a fun packed, insightful and interactive day at World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm.  With a variety on mini workshops which you can take part in throughout the day-the Belwade Experience offers something for everyone and promises to be a day you will never forget!

Activities are on throughout these two days could be subject to change however we plan to include the following.  Tour, meeting the ponies, visit the forge, pony grooming, pony colours and wardrobe.

Tickets are available here:  http://tickets.worldhorsewelfare.org/activity/1

Please come in appropriate clothing for the weather conditions on the day with boots or wellingtons.

For further information please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@world horsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/186329225318221


Easter Treasure Hunt

Organiser: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association

Where: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association, Kepplehills Road, Aberdeen AB21 9PL

 Date:  Saturday 31st March 2018
Time:  1:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Come along to Bucksburn Easter Treasure Hunt, there will be lots of fun for the whole family.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1921110931551552


Alford Playgroup Easter Disco

 Organiser: Alford Playgroup

Where: Alford Playgroup, Howe Trinity Church, Main Street, Alford,  AB33 8AD

Date:  Saturday 31st March 2018
Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Please come along for an afternoon of disco fun while supporting all the amazing work at your local Playgroup!

There will be music, party games, glow sticks, glitter tattoos, drinks, snacks and more!

Tickets are £3 per child aged 1-12 years (under 1’s are free)

All children must be supervised by an adult.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2071973419752258


City Church Ellon Easter Egg Hunt

 Organiser: City Church Ellon

Where: Gordon Park, Ellon, Gordon Park, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41, Ellon,

Date:  Saturday 31st March 2018
Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: We are planning a free, fun afternoon on Saturday the 31st March. We will be meeting at 2 pm at Gordon Park by the tennis courts.

We will have a “Car Boot Cafe” running from 2 – 2.30 pm and hunt will start at 2.30 pm sharp. There will be a short 1 mile walk to find different and locations around the park. At each location there will be a letter, the first team to find all 11 letters and unscramble the clue will win a prize.

SIGN UP ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/0LrTmXVudJHrC6nt1

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741670702558809


Did you see out post on my 5 favourite things to do with my 3 year old in Aberdeen City & Shire? You can check it out here.


Haddo Egg Hunt

Organiser: Rotary Club of Oldmeldrum

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

Date:  Sunday 1st April
Time:  9:30AM – 3:30PM

Description: It is a tradition for local children to come to Haddo at Easter to find beautifully painted, wooden eggs left by the Easter bunny.  The Easter bunny hops around the paths and under trees and bushes to find the best hiding spots so that children can have fun running around trying to find the coveted eggs.

It is very important to only take ONE egg as the bunny has only left enough for each child to get one beautiful keepsake to take home.

Easter falls on 1st of April this year, and we are hoping for a gorgeous early spring day so that our bunny does not get wet.  But remember, 1st of April is also April Fools’ Day so goodness knows what mischief the bunny might get up to.

Tickets are valid from 9:30 – 3:30.  Please consider coming later than the 9:30 start as the drive will be very busy early in the day.  Eggs are hidden throughout the day, so you are just as likely to get an egg at 11 or 1 as you are at 9:30. Have a fabulous day and please direct any questions to Suzanna at haddo@visithaddo.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/550094862032058


Castleton Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

 Organiser: Castleton Farm Shop & Cafe

Where: Castleton Farm Shop & Cafe, Castleton Farm Shop, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire AB30 1JX

 Date:  Sunday 1st April 2018
Time:  9:30AM – 11:30AM

Description: Join us on Easter Sunday for a delicious breakfast and fun with the Easter Bunny! We have lots activities of planned including Easter Bonnet competition, goodie bags for your little ones, and of course, meeting the Easter Bunny!

No booking required.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/914374228722574


Electric Vehicles Gathering

Organiser: Grampian Transport Museum

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

 Date:  Sunday 1st April 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Join us on Easter Sunday for the first of our 2018 season events.

We will be taking a closer look at evolution of Electric Vehicles to coincide with our new ‘IT’S ELECTRIC!’ exhibition.

If you have an electric vehicle and wish to come along, we will be providing parking on our site for you and we will also be issuing Complimentary Museum Entry tickets (a limited amount of tickets available, please arrive early to avoid disappointment).

Access to the parking area (for Electric Vehicles only) will be via Gate 4, at the corner of the public car park next to the Alford Tandoori. This entrance will be signposted.

Gates will open at 10am. Hybrids welcome 🙂

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1430715347034378


Easter Sunday Funday 1st April 2018

 Organiser: Loopty Lou’s Soft Play Centre

Where: Loopty Lou’s Soft Play Centre, Unit 12, Buchan Braes, Station Avenue, Boddam, Aberdeenshire AB42 3ar

 Date:  Sunday 1st April 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 5:30PM

Description: A family fun day, we will have a  treasure hunt around the frame  with a sweet treat for all correct entries of the hunt.

Bring your decorated hard boiled eggs for a chance to win a prize

Also bring your dressed Easter bonnet again for a chance to win a prize.

These will be judged  at the end of the day and  all prize winners will be contacted.

The Easter bunny has been invited to come along .

Sessions will be 90 mins that day to make it fair as possible and hopefully accommodate you all throughout the day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1650685158355169


Easter Event

Organiser: VSA Easter Anguston Farm

Where: Easter Anguston Farm, Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0PJ

 Date:  Sunday 1st April 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Special Easter event including Easter egg hunt and Speyside falconry visit. Our Enchanted fairy wood is open for visitors who haven’t seen all the new trees added recently plus collect your story book from the cafe

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/133612764008017


Easter Fayre

Organiser: Culsalmond Community Hall

Where: Culsalmond Community Hall, Culsalmond Community Education, Nr Insch, Aberdeenshire AB52 6UH

 Date:  Sunday 1st April 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Come along to our Easter Fayre with our

Easter egg hunt in the woods

Hot food

Tea , Coffee and hot cross buns

Bouncy castle and other fun activities for children as well as Easter competitions

Easter Bonnet competition being judged at 1pm.

£3 for Adults and £2 for Kids.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/145111549536916


Eggtravaganza

Organiser: Aden Country Park

Where: Aden Country Park, Station Rd, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire AB42 5FQ

 Date:  Sunday 1st April 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Aden Country Park will be hosting its first ever Easter egg hunt featuring miniature donkeys.

The Aden Easter Eggstravaganza will take place on April 1st and will feature miniature donkeys to pet and groom, two puppet shows, a traditional Easter egg hunt around the park, children’s crafts, a bird of prey display with Bobs Buddies, miniature train rides, inflatables and a special visit from the Easter bunny will be scattering painted wooden eggs and plastic eggs around the park for people to find and exchange for treats at the Friends of Aden shop and we will have a dedicated area for visitors to roll their own eggs.

Ticket available at Macbi in Mintlaw, Aden gift Shop and the Area Office, Nethermuir Road, Maud.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/841239489381388


Springtime Explorations at Fyvie Castle

Organiser: Fyvie Castle

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

 Date:  Sunday 1st April 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 2:30PM

Description: Explore signs of spring with the Ranger Service, there is so much to see with buds emerging on the trees, flowers popping up from the ground and lots of animals warming up after winter and in search of food.

Ranger guided children’s walk, two sessions either 11.00am-12.00pm or 1.30pm-2.30pm

Booking essential http://www.nts.org.uk

For queries and further information 01330 844810

Aimed at children aged 6-11 years

CHILD £4.00

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/430085267421430


Who ate the Easter Eggs? Childrens Walk

 Organiser: North East Ranger Service & Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd April 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 12:00PM OR 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Some animal has stolen some eggs from the castle kitchen. But who could it be?

We’ll go in search of the animal’s habitat and look at the clues before deciding who did it! A fun way to learn about six animals found around Drum Estate.

Ranger Guided Children’s Walk.

Children’s walks are aimed at 4-11 year olds accompanied by their parents/guardians..

Tickets – Children: £4.00

Booking Essential

For queries and further information 01330 844810

Two sessions: 11.00-12.00 or 14.00 to 15.00 on Sunday 1st April, 1 Session 11.00-12.00 on Monday 2nd April

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/221751478563307/


Farm Tour & Pony Grooming

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

 Date:  Sunday 1st April 2018
Time:  11:30AM – 1:15PM

Description: As part of our Belwade Experience come along to Belwade Farm and take a tour of the facilities with our guide.  You will be shown around all local areas (including those not normally accessible to the public).  Your guide will be able to provide you with information on the charity, Belwade Farm and the horses and ponies currently in our care.  After your tour join in the pony grooming workshop.

Fun educational way to spend a morning with here at Belwade Farm and visitor centre.

To book for these activities follow this link:  http://tickets.worldhorsewelfare.org/activity/1

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/151243918902530


Easter Egg Hunt

Organiser: The Sand Bothy

Where: The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Aberdeen,  AB23 8XG

 Date:  Sunday 1st April 2018
Time:  12:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Find Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs in the Country Park.

Easter Crafts in The Sand Bothy

£2 per child

No need to book – see you there!

Hot and Cold Drinks, Snacks and Ices For Sale

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/798114773731442


Easter Holiday Activities: Arts & Crafts

 Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

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

 Date:  Sunday 1st, Tuesday 3rd, Thursday 5th, Saturday 7th, Tuesday 10th, Thursday 12th & Saturday 14th April 2018

Time:  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Crayons at the ready – we’re getting creative with Easter arts & crafts (meaning there’s no need to worry about sticky paws at home).

Find out more here: https://goo.gl/JTFGu7

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/353075565192932/


Create your own horse

 Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

 Date:  Sunday 1st April 2018
Time:  2:00PM – 3:30PM

Description: Help make our invisible horses visible. Come along and enjoy today’s fun crafty afternoon and decorate your very own paper mache horse, which you can take home with you.

While you are here you can have a go at our Invisible Horse Hunt. How many will you be able to find hidden around the visitor center.

Tickets available here: http://tickets.worldhorsewelfare.org/activity/8

This is an indoor activity. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before start time.

£3.50 per person.  Book your spaces here:

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

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284246395500966


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Easter egg art

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen AB11 5BY

Date:  Monday 2nd April 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 2:30PM

Description: Lots of left over Easter egg packaging? Bring it along to the Maritime Museum and make it into some art! Empty Easter egg packing required – all other materials supplied. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Free, booking required

3-8 yrs

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1948439818777046


Easter Holiday Activities: Easter Movies

 Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

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

Date:  Monday 2nd, Wednesday 4th, Friday 6th, Monday 9th, Wednesday 11th, Friday 13th & Sunday 15th April 2018
Time:  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Looking to keep the kids entertained this Easter? Hop along to watch some of our favourite movies (including The Secret Life Of Pets, Monsters University, Minions The Movie, and Moana) at our indoor Easter garden. What’s your favourite Easter movie?

Find out more here: https://goo.gl/wXNEjD

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1840055699349838/


Bydandy’s Easter Quest

 Organiser: The Gordon Highlanders Museum

Where: The Gordon Highlanders Museum, St. Luke’s, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH

 Date:  Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Join Bydandy for a day of Easter fun and crafts!!

Bydandy has been busy hiding his collection of eggs in the Museum Garden for you to find.

Join us for at the museum on the 3rd of April. Children will have the chance to take paint their own ‘eggs-cellent’ creations in our education room. Following this, children will have the opportunity to explore and find as many eggs as they can.

The Easter fun will start at 11am on Tuesday 3rd April and will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. There is a small charge of £5 per child, payable on the day.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book your space please contact the Museum’s Learning Officer, Lewis Gibbon via email: lewis.gibbon@gordonhighlanders.com or telephone: 01224 498922.

Additional Information:

-Upon arrival, report to reception.

-This event is suitable for children age 4 years and upwards.

-Children will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

-The outdoor egg hunt will be weather dependent.

-We ask that children wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1370685516410488


GeoBus Takeover!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

 Date:  Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th April 2018 4:00PM
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: On the 4th and 5th of April, we will have  GeoBus St Andrews taking over Aberdeen Science Centre!

The Geobus team will be taking us on a ‘Mission to Mars’, allowing us to explore how we would travel around the surface of Mars and discover how different landscapes will impact the planet.

This event will take place on the first week of our next public show of Geology Rocks!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2055678284688746


Nursery Rhymes & Story Time

 Organiser: Waterstones

Where:  Waterstones, Union Street, Aberdeen

 Date:  Wednesday 4th April 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/2026860427572600


Ranger Guided Children’s Walk: It’s a Frog’s Life

 Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Wednesday 4th April 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Frog games and crafts and a glimpse of tadpoles if we are lucky! Explore with us, wellies recommended.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/176967222947861


Explore Learning National Young Writers’ Awards

Organiser: Waterstones

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

Date:  Wednesday 4th & Friday 6th April 2018
Time:  12:00PM – 3:30PM

Description: During the April holidays we’ll be hosting two days of Explore Learning workshops for their National Young Writers’ Competition.

The Junior Member Workshop is aimed at 5-9 year olds and the Senior Member Workshop at 10-14 year olds.

This year’s judge is David Walliams so you could enter to have a chance to meet him!

You’ll find more information in the following link: https://www.explorelearning.co.uk/national-young-writers-awards

If you’d like to take part in these workshops please call the shop on 01224 592440 to reserve a place. It’s free!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/210309529553432/


Easter Funtime

Organiser: Grampian Transport Museum

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

 Date:  Wednesday 4th April 2018
Time:  1:30PM

Description: Join us for an afternoon of Easter themed crafts, activities and more.  Special guest Allans Magic will also be here.  One of our most popular family activity days!

Normal museum admission applies, with all activities included.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1516411615138771 


Snuffling About – Badgers at Drum!

 Organiser: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Thursday 5th April 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Discover more about the badgers living in the woods at Drum. What they eat, where they make their homes and the clues they leave behind. What are snuffle holes and how would we recognise one?

Children £5.00

Booking Essential http://www.nts.org.uk

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 aimed at 5-11 year olds

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/678218848968971


MiniFest 2018

Organiser: The Barn

Where: The Barn, Burn o Bennie, Banchory,  AB31 5QA

 Date:  Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th April 2018
Description: MiniFest is back this Spring with a packed festival of wonderful theatre performances for young children. Book your tickets early to avoid missing out!

Thursday 5 April, 2pm

Grandad and Me

Tickets £5 per person

Age 5+

The Letter J presents a charming, living storybook about loss, longing and the treasures of memory and imagination. We meet a young girl who is missing her Grandad – he has gone, even though his favourite job was being her Grandad. Led by found objects and her imagination, she traces his footsteps on a magical adventure through time and space. A mosaic of live music, movement and animation engage the audience in this adorable, moving story.

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Friday 6 April, 11.30am & 2.30pm

The Attic

Tickets £5 per person

Age 2-5

The Attic is a magical place where hidden treasures come to life as the imagination of the two characters come together. Set to a live original piano score, with a chance to take tea and a chance to dance, The Attic invites little ones and their carers to watch and join in the story, bringing generations together.

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Saturday 7 April, 11am

Snigel and Friends

Tickets £5 per person

Age 0-1

Join Snigel, the inquisitive snail, in their cozy home underneath the leafy canopy; a colourful and sensory world where Snigel’s insect friends come to visit. They dance, play, sing and make music in the undergrowth while uncovering secret treasures. Running time 40 minutes.

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Saturday 7 April, 2.30pm

The Adventures of Snigel

Tickets £5 per person

Age 1-8

Join Snigel the curious snail on an interactive adventure around the Barn. Play in Snigel’s bubbles, join them for a picnic, help them clean their shell and even learn some snaily dance moves. A promenade performance by award winning performance artist Caroline Bowditch. Running time 30 minutes.

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Sunday 8 April, 1pm

Four Go Wild In Wellies

Tickets £5 per person

Age 3-5

A whimsical adventure featuring bobble hats, scarves, tents that have a life of their own and, of course, lots of fun in wellies! Four Go Wild In Wellies is a brand new show for audiences aged 3-5 years from Indepen-dance4, Scotland’s inclusive professional dance company.

There will also be a workshop led by Indepen-dance4 at 3pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/364400647366899/


Messy Play Huntly-Eggstravaganza Party

 Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire and Mess Around Ltd

Where: Stewarts hall, Huntly, 15-17 Gordon street, AB54 8AJ

 Date:  Friday 6th April 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 11:30AM

Description: Spring into our Eggstravaganza Party where your little chicks can have some Messy Easter fun with Egg Rolling, Easter Rice and Feathers. Or explore nature at its messy best with Gloopy Ducks, Bunny Tails and Spaghetti Birds Nests. So get prepared to get MESSY and have fun and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/416571622090176


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!


If you have an event you would like listed in a future ‘What’s on’ post and event calendar drop us an email at mimi@mummymimi.co.uk or contact us over on Facebook

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

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