What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 11th – 17th 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**

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Headstart – Young Driver Experience 14+

Organiser: Roadwise Driver Training

Where: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre 

Date:  Saturday 11th January 2020 Time:  Saturday 11th January 2020 9:00:00 AM – Saturday 11th January 2020 6:00:00 PM

Description: This training programme is designed to give young drivers the basics of driving before they obtain a provisional driving licence and start forming positive driving attitudes that will reduce the likelihood of being involved in a collision. Sessions are conducted in Aberdeen!

Who should go?

Anyone who wants to learn to drive and is at least 14 years old

Anyone who wants to learn how to control a vehicle

Anyone who is getting ready for their driving lessons

Why should you try it?

You will learn the basics of vehicle control

You will be better prepared for the challenges of negotiating mainstream road traffic environment

You will get a chance to ask any questions of our friendly and experienced instructor

You will have a good time!

You will help charity – our profits support the work of Aberdeen Foyer in alleviating youth homelessness and unemployment.

https://bookwhen.com/youngdrivercourses

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/433096764035473/?event_time_id=437193853625764


 Dolphinwatch New Year Beach Clean 

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Aberdeen Beach Promenade

Date:  Saturday 11th January 2020 Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: The Dolphinwatch team are holding their first beach clean of the new year. Start of the New Year by giving back to your local community and helping to protect the local wildlife by joining us for what we hope will be our biggest beach clean of the year.

Last year, with the support of Surfers Against Sewage, we had an amazing 150 people support the clean, collecting over 90 bags of litter, can we beat that this year?

We will be meeting on the lower deck of the esplanade opposite the beach ballroom on Saturday 11 January 2020. We will meet at 10am for a short safety brief and hand out equipment with the aim to start the clean at 10:30 and meet back at 12:00 to sort the litter and take a group photo of our efforts.

All equipment will be provided, including gloves, little picks and bags, but please bring any additional bags or gloves if you are able. Everyone is welcome to join us as we will be trying to spread out as far along Aberdeen Beach as we can to collect as much litter as possible. Every piece of litter we collect helps protect wildlife and allows us to enjoy spending time on beaches that are clean and safe.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/544625002935490/


 2 hour Baby & Child First Aid Class 

Organiser: Mini First Aid Aberdeen

Where: Kingswells Community Centre 

Date:  Saturday 11th January 2020 Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: FREE onsite parking | BABIES WELCOME

Please note that following payment no refunds will be issued if you cancel your booking or you are not able to attend the class. Transfers to another class may be considered where possible.

At the class you will have the opportunity to purchase some first aid items, so you may want to bring a small amount of cash with you however card payments are also accepted.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/429848524585483/


The Science of Magic 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre 

Date:  Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th January 2020 Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Is seeing really believing? Can you trust your own brain? Find out in our Science of Magic show! Unveil the science behind the curtain that magicians use to amaze and enchant is in our interactive workshop, plus lots of fun with optical illusions.

Come along, it’ll be magical!

This theme will run during weekends and school holidays. Normal entry fees apply.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/766008630589383/


Funbox present Trouble in Toy Town 

Organiser: Music Hall Aberdeen & FunBox

Where: Music Hall Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 11th January 2020 Time:  12:00PM and 3:00PM

Description: Ready…’Teddy’…Go! It’s time to get ‘dolled’ up and get your skates on because we’re heading to Toy Town for the spectacular new singalong show from Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo the Dog (formerly of The Singing Kettle).

There’s trouble in Toy Town ‐ someone’s arrived who is up to no good. The mischievous Gnorbert the Gnome is about, creating mayhem and pinching everyone’s favourite things. Mayor Bear has asked the gang to look after his most precious toy, so it’s up to them to make sure Gnorbert doesn’t get his hands on it. Plus there are keys to discover, games to play and songs to sing, so they’ll definitely need your help too.

What is the Mayor’s favourite toy? How do you get board in Toy Town? And why is Gnorbert so naughty?

With smashing singalongs such as ‘Bunny Fou Fou’ and ‘The Grand Old Duke Of York’, FUNBOX favourites and brand new songs, TROUBLE IN TOY TOWN is the perfect New Year treat for all the family. We may even need your help on stage too!

Come dressed as, or bring, your favourite toy ‐ big people too!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2537305906383244/?event_time_id=2537305909716577


2 hours Baby & Child First Aid Class 

Organiser: Mini First Aid Aberdeen

Where: Tesco Extra, Harlaw Rd, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 4SR

Date:  Saturday 11th January 2020 Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: FREE onsite parking | BABIES WELCOME

Please note that following payment no refunds will be issued if you cancel your booking or you are not able to attend the class. Transfers to another class may be considered where possible.

At the class you will have the opportunity to purchase some first aid items, so you may want to bring a small amount of cash with you however card payments are also accepted.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2525184174392109/


HOME GAME VS Coatbridge Redwings 

Organiser: Aberdeen Predators Ice Hockey Team

Where: Linx Ice Arena 

Date:  Saturday 11th January 2020 Time:  6:00PM – 8:00PM

Description: Home game, free admission

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/462655304570688


Tree Planting at Aden 

Organiser: The Friends of Aden

Where: Aden Country Park 

Date:  Sunday 12th January 2020 Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: On Sunday the 12th of January at 10am we will be holding our first tree planting of 2020 in Aden Country Park.

Please bring a spade and wear warm clothing. If you are interested in volunteering please send an email to  justinetough96@gmail.com to confirm your attendance.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2839816306068883/


Infant and Child First Aid awareness 

Organiser: Little Lives First Aid

Where: Ruthrieston Community Centre

 Date:  Sunday 12th January 2020 Time:  1:30PM – 4:30PM

Description: This 3 hour course specifically covers the age range birth to puberty. It is deal for Parents to be, Parents and Grandparents.

A relaxed session with no test papers, but covers key subjects that we all worry about with children. Young babies are welcome to attend too.

Discount on all Jan courses – now £25pp.

This includes refreshments, a certificate of attendance, a memory jogger and a first aid manual. For more info or to book, please check out my website:  http://www.littlelivesfirstaid.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/828955424207674/


 Infant Massage – Aberdeen West End 

Organiser: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen

Where: Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen 

Date:  Monday 13th January 2020 (Week 2) Time:  9:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: IAIM Infant Massage 6 week Course for parent & baby from birth to pre-crawling stage.

Start from week 1 or 2 at the latest. Find further info on http://www.bondingwithbabyaberdeen.com

https://bookwhen.com/bondingwithbaby

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/568994683932250/


 Nurtured Baby Massage 

Organiser: Nurtured Baby

Where: The Haven in Stonehaven 

Date:  Monday 13th January 2020 Time:  10:30AM – 1:30PM

Description: Baby Massage offers a relaxed way for you to enjoy the nurturing benefits of infant massage in a fun, 5 week course for parents and their babies, from birth to pre-crawling.

Through this baby massage course you will learn a skill that will last a lifetime.

The class provides a wonderful opportunity to experience how to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch and massage strokes.

The emphasis and focus is on sensitive and enjoyable interaction between you and your baby, so that you gain a deeper understanding of your baby’s behaviour, unique language and cues.

Classes will run 10.30am-11.30am in the Haven yoga studio, Stonehaven.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/699154083943316/


Mother and Baby Yoga

 Organiser: Mother Meerkat – Tracy Kavanagh

Where: Mannofield Church 

Date:  Monday 13th January 2020 Time:  11:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Sign up for the next block of 6 classes!

Suitable from 6 weeks old.  This fun class is specifically designed for new mothers and babies!  After the class join us at Cafe Connect for a cuppa and a chat.

£48 for the block of 6 classes.

Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qA76oB9ZuvKC5iLBU2ZnruPFJTDBpJhWDuQLaNhf0HM/edit

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2802689253114624


Creators Club at Northfield Library

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Northfield Library

Date:  Monday 13th January 2020 Time:  3:30PM – 4:15PM

Description: Let’s build together with themed creative sessions this New Year.

Age 5-12 years. Booking essential.

To book, call 01224 695104 or email NorthfieldLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/572437773322095/?event_time_id=572437776655428


Creators’ Club at Cove Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Cove Library

Date:  Monday 13th January 2020 Time:  3:30PM – 4:30PM

Description: Creators’ Club at Cove Library Taster SessionsLet’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=620335172104023


Rhythm Kids – Torphins 

Organiser: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen

Where: Mid Deeside Church 

Date:  Tuesday 14th January 2020 Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM

Description:  Rhythm Kids 6 week Course for parent & baby from birth to pre-walking stage.

Baby exercise and rhyme course with focus on baby development and ideas to support this at home.

Start from week 1 or 2 at the latest.

Find further info on http://www.bondingwithbabyaberdeen.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2770496379679668/


Mum and Baby Yoga Kemnay 

Organiser: Paradise Clinic Aberdeenshire

Where: Paradise Clinic Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Tuesday 14th January 2020 Time:  10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: I am excited to be teaching this uplifting yoga class for mums and babies in Kemnay! I will show you how to do yoga with your baby and also some post natal yoga for you to help you relax and re-energise. This class promotes better sleep and enhances development in babies and also helps improve your posture.

Please show your interest and tell your fellow mums about this class so more mums could benefit from this wonderfully relaxing class!

It’s £14 per class if it’s a drop in, or get a block booking of 4 classes at £40 and save £16.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/396331791128927/?event_time_id=396331944462245


FACE OFF Class, Bridge of Don, New Term, January 2020 

Organiser: FACE OFF

Where: FACE OFF 

Date:  Tuesday 14th January 2020 Time:  7:00PM – 8:00PM

Description: An evening class to help kids 7-16 develop higher levels of self confidence and self esteem, to overcome anxiety and anger issues  and overcome bullying, harassment and social isolation.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/460155098254433/?event_time_id=460155101587766


NCT Breastfeeding Drop in 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where:  Discovery Room at John Lewis Aberdeen 

Date:  Thursday 16th January 2020 Time:  11:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: NCT Breastfeeding Drop In in the Discovery Room at John Lewis Aberdeen Thursdays 11am until 1pm (term time only)

Are you looking for support with feeding your baby? Come along to our FREE Drop In where you can speak with one of our qualified NCT breastfeeding counsellors, however you feed your baby.

In partnership with John Lewis, come and join us for a coffee and a chat in the Discovery Room on the third floor.

FREE drinks will be provided!

Does your baby have an effective attachment?

Are you experiencing pain when breastfeeding?

Would you like more information on bottle feeding?

Are you worried about whether your baby is getting enough?

Are you finding the early days of parenting tough and just want to talk things through?

Would you like an opportunity to meet other new parents?

These are some of the things our qualified breastfeeding counsellors can support you with.  All mothers (and fathers!) welcome, however you are feeding your baby.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/665934213943328/


Storytime & Crafts at Kaimhill Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Kaimhill Library 

Date:  Thursday 16th January 2020 Time:  3:30PM – 4:15PM

Description: Join us for story and craft sessions at Kaimhill Library.

Suitable for ages 5-10.

Drop-In sessions.

No booking required.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/429046697983781/?event_time_id=429046704650447


Infant and Child First Aid awareness 

Organiser: Little Lives First Aid

Where: Urban Wellness Hub 

Date:  Thursday 16th January 2020 Time:  6:30PM – 9:30PM

Description: This 3 hour course specifically covers the age range birth to puberty. It is deal for Parents to be, Parents and Grandparents. A relaxed session with no test papers, but covers key subjects that we all worry about with children.Young babies are welcome to attend too.

Discount on all Jan courses – now £25pp.

This includes refreshments, a certificate of attendance, a memory jogger and a first aid manual. For more info or to book, please check out my website:  http://www.littlelivesfirstaid.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/443713893209838/


Baby Carrier / Wrap Session – Bridge of Don 

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St. Columba’s Church 

Date:  Friday 17th January 2020 Time:  9:30AM – 10:45AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Session every month in Bridge of Don

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

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/606884216552397/


Creators Club at Mastrick Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Library, Mastrick 

Date:  Friday 17th January 2020 Time:  3:30PM – 4:15PM

Description: Let’s build together with themed creative sessions this New Year.

Age 5-12 years. Booking essential.

To book, call 01224 788558 or email MastrickLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2315751068529928/?event_time_id=2315751075196594


Relax Kids – Brilliant Me 

Organiser: Relax Kids Aberdeen with Karen

Where: Corbie Hall, Maryculter 

Date:  Friday 17th January 2020 Time:  4:30PM – 5:15PM

Description: Our Brilliant Me theme is all about celebrating ourselves!  We will use our 7 steps of Move, Play, Stretch, Feel, Breathe, Believe and Relax to take us through our Brilliant class.

£5 per child.

Best suited for ages 5-10 years (approx)

Email karenrelaxkids@yahoo.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1235660179957209/


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

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