What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 6th – 12th 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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Aberdeen Detective Day 

Organiser: CluedUpp

Where: Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: CluedUpp Aberdeen

Team tickets are available now at: https://www.cluedupp.com/store/p295/Aberdeen.html

Think you have what it takes to catch a killer?

CluedUpp is the exciting detective game that’s just like a giant, outdoor version of the board game Cluedo – and it’s happening in Aberdeen on the April 6th 2019.

The Aberdeen version of the game is called “Sneaky Finders” and is set in the fictitious town of Millingham. Your team of detectives will be tasked with cracking the case as you stalk the streets, tracking down virtual witnesses and eliminating suspects.

The Details

What: A giant detective adventure played all across town!

Start Time: Between 10am and 1pm – Finish before 5pm

Cost: £36 per team of up to six adults

Game Title: Sneaky Finders

To play, you’ll need:

– A team of detectives (at least 2 but up to 6 players per team)

– Access to a Smartphone (Android or iOS compatible)

– A fantastically clever team name

– Awesome Sneaky Finders / 1920’s inspired fancy dress (dressing up is optional but good fun!)

Depending on how good a detective team you are, the event will last anywhere between 1 and 4 hours – but the average squad of detectives take around 2 hours 20 minutes to solve the crime.

Prizes Awarded To:

– Fastest team

– Best fancy dress (Sneaky Finders / 1920’s inspired)

– Best team picture

– Best team name

– Best little detective (kids prize)

– Best K-9 detective (dogs prize)

CluedUpp murder-mysteries unfold virtually, via an award-winning app and the game is entirely self-guided. Over 100 detective teams are expected to take part on the day.

Think you have what it takes to solve a homicide in your hometown? Grab a ticket and find out today..

Team tickets are available now at: https://www.cluedupp.com/store/p295/Aberdeen.html

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/318004802330467/

Coding Day

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 107 George Street, AB25 1HU Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Join us as we welcome Computer Xplorers to ASC!

Take part in the Kodu Game Lab – Game design and coding. Children will learn about the fundamental principles of programming and coding design. Visitors will get the chance to work towards designing their own mini video game.

Dive into an exciting, fun and creative computer activity, using the latest Lego robotics technology to build and program amazing creatures that can move using motors, gears and wheels. This drop in workshop is great fun and ideal for nurturing and enhancing STEM skills.

Normal Entry Fees apply

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/262342241369670/

Dens in the Den 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Den of Maidencraig Local Nature Reserve, Skene Road, AB15 8BE Aberdeen   

Date:  Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Come and join the Rangers for a relaxing morning in the reserve’s young woodland building shelters using natural materials, creating some fantastic natural art and crafts and making tasty hot drinks using an outdoor kettle.

This is a family friendly event all children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please wear sensible footwear and dress for the weather.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/573271913153819/

Wild Garden Seedlings 

Organiser: The Barn

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

Date:  Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  10:45AM-11:30AM

Description: Join us for some family-friendly fun in our beautiful Wild Garden. Discover the wildlife that’s hiding here and why this garden is the perfect home for so many plants and animals. Find out how you can create a wee garden full of blooms to enjoy by sowing your own seeds to get you started. Suitable for ages 2-8 years.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2252194055021698/?event_time_id=2252194065021697

Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts 

Organiser: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts

Where: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts, 1 Gaelic Lane, AB10 1JF Aberdeen   

Date:  Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: We are a FREE entry event held on first Saturday of the month upstairs in The Coffee House, Aberdeen, AB10 1JF, just round the corner from Belmont Street. Our monthly indoor arts & crafts market has over 20 stalls. Discover unique design led handmade products sold directly by the makers. It is a friendly and relaxed market and showcases an eclectic mix of artists and makers from the local area and with new makers and crafters every month, there will always be something new to see.

There’s no door fee to pay and there are products priced to suit all pockets.

Interested in selling at one of our events. Click on the link below to find out more and apply


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/588977641551032/?event_time_id=588977648217698

Critter Tour 2019 Bridge of Don 

Organiser: The Critter Keeper

Where: 46th Bridge Of Don Scout Group, Scotstown Road, AB228 Aberdeen   

Date:  Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  11:30AM-02:30PM

Description: The 3rd show of our 2019 tour.

Following on from our very successful 2018 sell out tours around the Northeast, we have our 3rd show of the year.

Great chance to come & meet The Critter Keeper & his amazing Critter crew.

Get up close & learn about some weird & wonderful exotic animals from around the world in this fun filled educational 1 hour workshop for the whole family.

After the show there will be a selection of critter related pocket money toys available to purchase. With all proceeds going back into the up keep & care of the animals.

This is a ticket only event & numbers are limited.

Contact the critter keeper for further info or ticket purchase.

Tickets cost £5 per person (adults require to purchase tickets too) children under 3 free. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Tickets can be bought via PayPal link below.

Please state in the note section which event your purchasing tickets for, so we can reserve your space in the correct venue.

Tickets will be issued & collected on the day at the door.


Show 1. 11.30am

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2300784973486662/

Easter Fun Fair 

Organiser: JessiCards and Crafts

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

Date:  Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  12:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Come and join us for a fun filled afternoon raising funds for Hamish Dear’s Warm Hugs. We have lots of entertainment lined up including a magician, face painter and local singer as well as 20 fantastic local businesses showcasing their amazing products.  On top of this, we have a local photographer offering free 10 minute photo sessions for your little ones, with the chance of winning a printed canvas of your choice.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/317225365572210/

Oyne Easter Holiday Fun 

Organiser: Oyne Parent Council Events

Where: Lil’ C’s Bar-B-Q, B9002, AB52 6Q Oyne 

Date:  Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  12:00PM-08:00PM

Description: Dining out with the family during the Easter holidays?

Come along to Lil’ C’s Bar-B-Q and enjoy the Oyne Easter fun!

Let the children search for the hidden Easter eggs in the Lil’ C’s garden to swap for a chocolate prize (£2 per entry), help choose a name for our Easter Bunny (£1 entry) and pick up an Easter picture to colour in and take home.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Oyne Primary School.

Cash only, so please remember to take some coins to take part in the activities.

One chocolate egg prize per £2 egg hunt.

Winner of the Easter bunny will be contacted to collect after Sunday 14th April 2019.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/668661600220397/?event_time_id=668661623553728

Kids Easter Silent Disco

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Altens Community Centre, Strathburn St, Cove Bay, Aberdeen, AB12 3SE.

Date:  Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  01:15PM-04:15PM


We will be running 2 silent discos on Saturday 6th of April: 1:15pm-2:30pm & 3pm-4:15pm at Altens Community Centre, Strathburn St, Cove Bay, Aberdeen, AB12 3SE.

How does it work you ask? You grab a pair of headphones to listen to the song, with the click of a button you can tune into another song. Volume controlled by the wearer, needing a break just take the headphones off.

As well as the Silent Disco included in your ticket is:

– Free Facepainting or Glitter Tattoos

– Free Bouncy Castle

– Party Games with Mascots & the chance to win some prizes!

Additional extras available to purchase at the disco include sweets, slushes, tea, coffee, cakes and lots more!

Tickets are priced at £7 per child, recommended age from 4 years plus. Minimum of 1 adult per child however they are free to attend but won’t be given headphones. To book your ticket now, message us on https://www.facebook.com/MessyMomentsFun/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2067598216659713/

Community Daffodil Tea 

Organiser: Ferryhill Parish Church

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

Date: Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Celebrate Spring – and of course, the school holidays – with Ferryhill Church’s Daffodil Tea event.

There will be something for everyone: enjoy tea and a ‘fancy piece’; browse the stalls, including the Easter tombola, the Traidcraft stall and our ever-popular home baking and book stall; try your hand at drawing a daffodil and maybe win a prize. There will be other chances to win something beautiful, with a handmade quilt and an array of raffle prizes. For children, there will be an Easter bonnet competition and spring crafts.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/790518827973726/

Children’s Easter Disco 

Organiser: Ballater Baby & Toddler Group

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

Date:  Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  03:00PM-06:00PM

Description: Join us for a fun Easter Themed disco where there will be music, games and even a visit from the Easter bunny Ages 0 to P7.

£5 per child, and £2.50 for additional children with a further discount for under 1’s. Snacks and refreshments included in the price.

All funds raised go to Ballater Baby & Toddler Group – a very good, and much needed cause!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/271705753760091/

Drive In Cinema: The Greatest Showman 

Organiser: Pittodrie Events

Where: Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie St, AB24 5QH Aberdeen   

Date:  Saturday 6th April 2019 Time:  07:00PM-10:00PM

Description: Pittodrie Events presents another Drive In cinema this April!

Screening The Greatest Showman

6th April @ 7pm, Pittodrie Stadium Golf Road car park

Due to high demand we have now added a second showing to take place at 3pm on 6th April.

Please book through our Eventbrite link below.



Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the film to park and test your sound. A selection of hot and cold refreshments will be available to purchase on the day from our Richard Donald Stand reception including pies and themed pick n mix bags.

Each person in the car much have their own seat belt. Larger vehicles will be parked at the rear of the car park. For full terms and conditions or more information, please contact us on: salesaberdeen@sodexo.com 01224 650491

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1280013145492322/

Reiki for kids 

Organiser: Sound as a Bell Ltd

Where: Sound as a Bell Ltd, Unit 8 Huntly Business Center, Gordon Street, Huntly, Aberdeen AB54 8FG

Date:  Sunday 7th April 2019 Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM


Facilitated by a qualified school teacher and reiki master this course is designed for children aged 7 to 12.

Reiki is such a simple and wonderful healing therapy that children can easily learn how to use it. Children can use the energy on themselves, their pets and their family. Specially designed to be fun and creative this 3 hour course will include:

Accredited Reiki 1 certificate | Manual | Relaxation/meditation | Reiki history

Reiki principals | Chakras | Drawing | Games | Hand activation | Giving self healing | Healing family and pets | One to one attunement

One parent to stay with child please. Bring snack, juice and cushion.

Cost per child just £43

Small groups of up to 6 children.

This class is at our premises in Huntly Aberdeenshire but we hope to roll this out over other areas after time.

How will this benefit your child?

* Less likely to show signs of excitability and depression

* Improves concentration

* Enhances relaxation and sleep

* Calms and promotes balance

* Enhances self awareness and self esteem

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/315125322452605/

The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen 

Organiser: The Jack & Jill Market

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, AB15 7AQ Aberdeen   

Date:  Sunday 7th April 2019 Time:  10:30AM-01:00PM


 Shop smartly, be savvy and save. Find everything you need for baby and children up to 9 years of age, all under the one roof, all on the same day. Whether it’s large items from our Large Items Gallery, or clothes, toys, and equipment from our quality nearly-new stalls, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for – why pay more when you can pay less – now that’s being smart!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2385280981692746/

Oyne Easter Holiday Fun 

Organiser: Oyne Parent Council Events

Where: Lil’ C’s Bar-B-Q, B9002, AB52 6Q Oyne

Date: Sunday 7th April 2019 Time:  12:00PM-06:00PM

Description: Dining out with the family during the Easter holidays?

Come along to Lil’ C’s Bar-B-Q and enjoy the Oyne Easter fun!

Let the children search for the hidden Easter eggs in the Lil’ C’s garden to swap for a chocolate prize (£2 per entry), help choose a name for our Easter Bunny (£1 entry) and pick up an Easter picture to colour in and take home.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Oyne Primary School.

Cash only, so please remember to take some coins to take part in the activities.

One chocolate egg prize per £2 egg hunt.

Winner of the Easter bunny will be contacted to collect after Sunday 14th April 2019.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/668661600220397/?event_time_id=668661626887061

Lights, Camera, Action! Easter Performing Arts Workshops 

Organiser: Aberdeen Arts Centre

Where: Aberdeen Arts Centre, 33 King Street, AB24 5AA Aberdeen   

Date: Monday 8th April 2019 Time:  09:00AM-03:30PM

Description: Do you know a wannabe movie star aged 3-15? Are they always dancing around the house whilst singing along to their favourite soundtrack?

 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Aberdeen Arts Centre’s 2019 Easter School’s booking system is now LIVE, and this year our groups will be working towards making a short film! ¨

We have an exciting programme of workshops running from the 8th-12th of April 2019 focusing on:

Drama | Musical Theatre | Dance | Crafts

PLUS: You asked, we listened – this year we have an early drop-off option!

PRE-SCHOOL: 10AM – 12PM -£60

P1-S3: 10AM – 3.30PM – £120


Register at www.aberdeenartscentre.com/easterschool

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2077049735682190/

Kids at Ferryhill – Monday 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Monday 8th 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=2168798920100257

Easter Holiday Woodland Fun 

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

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

 Date:  Monday 8th – Friday 12th 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/559146817933217/

Lego Robotics Session 

Organiser: Cat Scripps

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

Date:  Tuesday 9th April 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Taking place in the lovely Albert Hall. Aberdeenshire Libraries Service returns to Ballater to offer more master builders the chance to build a Lego robot and make it move! Spaces are limited. Children work in pairs. BOOKING ESSENTIAL: contact catrionahouston@yahoo.co.uk  or 013397 55243.

Cost is £3, paid on the day, to help cover hall hire and roboteers will be able to access the open session afterwards without a further donation.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/630774134054189/

Lego Open Play Session 

Organiser: Cat Scripps

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

Date:  Tuesday 9th April 2019 Time:  12:30PM-04:00PM

Description: Come and build whatever you like using Ballater Lego Club’s Resources, LOTS of bricks, books and added extras! Open to Lego fans of all ages.

All children must be accompanied and monitored by a responsible adult. No need to book. Donation on the door to help hall hire costs if you can, please.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2026233084343232/

The Greatest Show for Families 

Organiser: The Tivoli Theatre

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

Date:  Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th April 2019 Time:  06:30PM-08:30PM

Description: The Greatest Showman has taken over the world, with every child in town knowing each song word for word. Now ‘The Greatest Show for Families’ is taking over a venue near you- LIVE! The all singing, all dancing talented cast of 10 will pay homage to some of the most iconic songs from the shows such as ‘The Greatest Showman’, ‘Disney Classics’, ‘Moulin Rouge’ ‘A Star is Born’ and many, many more! This show is suitable for all ages young and old!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/353980405333647/

Easter Holidays Meet 2.0 Hazelhead Park 

Organiser: Baby and Me

Where: Hazlehead Park, AB15 8BE, Aberdeen   

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

Description: Come along to our second meet of the Easter holidays. This week we will be heading to Hazelhead park for a play, little walk and maybe a visit to Pets Corner (please note there is a fee to get into visit the animals).

Everyone is welcome and I will be bringing a picnic lunch for my family so feel free to do the same!

We will meet at the play park at 10am and hang around there for a while so the older kids can have a run around!

Looking forward to seeing you all. Please hit ‘GOING’ over on the Facebook event if you can make it! X

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/293085738052589/

Pond Dipping Castle Fraser 

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

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

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

Description: Join us for some pond dipping and find out more about the amazing world of water creatures in this special pond.

 Two sessions, either 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-3.30pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1105023813011369/

Easter Funtime 

Organiser: Grampian Transport Museum

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

Date:  Wednesday 10th April 2019 Time:  01:30PM-03:30PM

Description: One of our most popular family events!

Join us for an afternoon of Easter themed crafts and quizzes. There will also be Face painting.

Don’t forget that our Junior Driving School is open daily during the school holidays, so teach your children useful skills for the future and have a great time too!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2251979515123338/

Snuffling About: Badgers at Drum

Organiser: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Drum Castle, Banchory, AB31 5, United Kingdom

Date:  Thursday 11th April 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Discover more about 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?


Booking essential www.nts.org.uk

Queries / more information 01330 844810

Children’s walks aimed at 5-11 year olds

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

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/242658476654772/

Let’s Build! – Lego Session

 Organiser: Westhill Library

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

Date:  Thursday 11th 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=331582210803707

Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids At Ferryhill

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

Date:  Friday 12th 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=954976908046961

Busy Birds Children’s Walk Haddo House

 Organiser: North East Ranger Service

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

Date:  Friday 12th April 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Join the rangers and see what the birds are up to at this busy time of year. Could you make your own nest and find lots of tasty food for your chicks to eat? Come with us to find out.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1181992585303476/

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