What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 9th – 15th March 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 critter keeper 

Organiser: Parant is Paiste Obar Dheathain

Where: Parant is Paiste Obar Dheathain, Sunnybank Road, AB24 3NG Aberdeen

Date: Friday 8th March 2019 Time:  09:00AM-11:00AM

Description: The critter keeper will be visiting us and showing us some animals. Alec will be doing pets for his class. Open to everyone who has attended this academic year.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/631650560605124/

Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Friday 8th March 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Ferryhill Kids will be running the first four Fridays of the holidays.  It’s a 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=954976891380296

Messy Moments – Messy Play Sessions: Cove Bay, Aberdeen 

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Altens Community Centre, Strathburn Street, AB12 3SE Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 8th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Messy Moments – Messy Play Sessions: Cove Bay, Aberdeen

Bookings now open. Come and join us for lots of messy play fun, from spaghetti to colourful custard to crunchy cereal! We offer a variety of sensory/messy play activities for your little ones to explore.

Our classes are suitable from ages 4 months old to 4 years old, older siblings welcome and we can also provide a sand art craft activity if they would prefer.

We offer block bookings or single session booking options, these are our prices below:

Single Session: £6.50

Sibling Single Session: £4.50

Block Booking (All 4 sessions): £25

Sibling Block Booking: £17

All Sessions must be pre-booked, please do not just turn up to a class, as we may not have any spaces available. If you have any questions or would like to get booked in, please do not hesitate to get in touch via messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MessyMomentsFun/ or emailing us fun@messymoments.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/210916096518251/?event_time_id=210916106518250

Who Let the Dads Out? – Hebron Evangelical Church 

Organiser: Community Work Hebron Aberdeen

Where: Hebron Evangelical Church Aberdeen, Summer Street, AB10 1RR Aberdeen  

Date:  Saturday 9th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: A fun free group for dads/grandad’s/father figures plus their kids aged 0-11 to socialise, eat and play.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/335015684015700/?event_time_id=335015697349032

Campfire Cookout 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Den of Maidencraig Nature Reserve, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 9th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Today we will learn the basics of fire lighting in this scenic spot before creating a communal meal cooked entirely in the open.  When the food is being prepared we can also create some natural crafts and be on the lookout for local wildlife.

A charge of £5 per participant is required to cover costs.

Meet at the nature reserve car park on Skene Road.  Stagecoach X17 will take you to Skene Road.

Booking essential – call 01224 326 429 or email

countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book your place.

Suitable for adults and older children.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2432027426825959/

Thistle Street Food Market – March 

Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where: Thistle Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1 

Date:  Saturday 9th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Thistle Street Food Market is back, and raring to go!

Now that spring is finally on the way, it’s the perfect time to come and discover delicious food and drink for the season, and meet some of the best local producers the North East has to offer. Whether you’re looking for sweet treats or savoury delights, we’ll have some incredible fresh produce waiting for you.

Stalls will be confirmed soon so keep checking back here Would you like to exhibit at Thistle Street Food Market? We’d love to hear from you! Please email AberdeenWestEnd@outlook.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1592934850851696/

Cooking class – Pitmedden Hall 1030am-1230pm 

Organiser: Kids in the kitchen Aberdeen

Where: Pitmedden village hall. 

Date:  Saturday 9th March 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Come along and learn how to cook.  On the menu is mini cheeseburgers followed by cookie dough mousse cake.

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/229852554493061/

NCT Nearly New Sale 9th March Cults Academy 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City and Shire Nearly New Sales

Where: Cults Academy, AB15 9 Aberdeen 

Date: Saturday 9th March 2019 Time:  11:00AM-12:30PM

Description: It’s time for our Nearly New Sale, in a new venue!

Our friendly volunteers are on hand for advice and help during the sale, if you have a shopping list ask a volunteer to point you in the right direction.

We will lend you a shopping bag to collect your goodies in then have a one stop checkout with chip and pin facilities, also a reclaim area where large bulky items can be safely left whilst you continue to shop.

Cosy winter jackets, snowsuits, snow boots, cots, toys, highchairs, walkers, puzzles, bouncy chairs, bikes, ride ons, bumbo’s, stair gates, more toys, books, DVD’s, lego, play kitchens, computer games, curtains, lampshades, bedding, maternity equipment & clothing, dressing up clothes, play work stations, more toys, moses baskets, prams, slings, reusable nappies, clothes carefully displayed from newborn up to approx 10 years, scooters, strollers, carriers, playmats, bouncy chairs, jumperoos, travel cots, kids furniture – all dependant on what our sellers decide to bring! We can’t sell baby car seats or non PAT tested items that require a plug.

Our sales are 100% powered by volunteers and a % of the takings goes back into the NCT the UK’s largest parenting charity to support work locally and nationally.

Ready to become a seller? Keep an eye out on our facebook page for registration opening

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2203920446512600/

Charity Food & Craft Fair 

Organiser: Rachael Hunter

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0UD 

Date:  Saturday 9th March 2019 Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Come along to our Charity Food & Craft Fair in aid of Befriend a Child Aberdeen.

Lots of fantastic craft and food stalls will be available on the day as well as a pop-up cafe in the small hall.

All money raised goes towards my trek in the Alps which is in aid of Befriend a Child.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2260714197282480/

Cooking class Pitmedden 230pm-430pm 

Organiser: Kids in the kitchen Aberdeen

Where: Pitmedden village hall 

Date:  Saturday 9th March 2019 Time:  02:30PM-04:30PM

Description: Come along and learn how to cook.  On the menu is mini cheeseburgers followed by cookie dough mousse cake.

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/2139888339430706/

Family Roller Disco-Aberdeen 

Organiser: United SK8S

Where: Beach Leisure Centre, Esplanade, Sea Beach , Aberdeen,  AB24 5NR 

Date:  Saturday 9th March 2019 Time:  03:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Get your Skates on Aberdeen! Saturday 9th March 3-5pm. It’s time for another great Family Roller Disco at the amazing Beach Centre. Skates for hire and great music to skate to. A fun and unique family day out, learn something new together! Let’s Roll Aberdeen!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/827472970936947/

24hr Musical 2019 

Organiser: The Tivoli Theatre

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

Date: Saturday 9th March 2019 Time:  07:30PM-10:00PM

Description: Full scale Musical rehearsed, produced and performed in 24hrs. Title is revealed the night before to participants- meaning it is a complete surprise to all involved. All proceeds from this production will be donated to Make2ndsCount- a charity established to support research into incurable secondary breast cancer.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/325272274752565/

Aberdeen Roughnecks v Clyde Valley Blackhawks

Organiser: Aberdeen Roughnecks

Where: The Rig, Hazelhead Park

Date:  Sunday 10th March 2019 Time:  KO 2:00PM

Description: The Roughnecks are back, with a preseason friendly against the Clyde Valley Blackhawks at The Rig this Sunday!

With Kick-off at 14:00 we welcome the Blackhawks as we both prepare for our respective seasons. Last season we faced Clyde Valley three times with each game proving to be a stern test with plenty of physical football being played by both teams.

We hope you’ll be there on Sunday to catch the start of the 2019 football calendar in Aberdeen!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2291257231088063/

Spring Fair 

Organiser: Naomi Dow

Where: Milne Hall, Kirkton of Skene 

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

Description: Westhill Breastfeeding Group are very excited to announce our next fundraising event! We are hosting our Spring Fair on Sunday 10th March 2019 in Milne Hall, Kirkton of Skene from 10am till 12pm. We have 20 stalls of local sellers, offering a fantastic variety of preloved, new and handmade items! Entry to the event is FREE!

We are also offering the opportunity to win a Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Zen Soto Diffuser, complete with an oil blend – worth £65! Have a go at our lucky squares at only £3 each.

We will be selling teas, coffees and hot bacon rolls. Children are very welcome – we will be selling kid’s drinks and snacks and have a small play area too.

All proceeds from the running of the event will go to Westhill Breastfeeding Group. We are a volunteer-run group providing invaluable support for local Mums breastfeeding their little ones. Our NHS funding was removed last year, and we now rely entirely on fundraising activities to ensure our group remains free for all Mums who wish to attend. Your donations are very much appreciated.

Stall holders are welcome to tag themselves below and tell us about your products. Please feel free to share the event. We look forward to seeing lots of you on the day!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/810477215970935/

 Magic Moments Family Event 

Organiser: Julie Cruickshank

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 10th March 2019 Time:  12:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Join us on Sunday 10th March 2019 from 12-3pm at the Doubletree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen.

Enjoy a delicious buffet, meet some of your fairytale favourites, Show off your moves on the dance floor whilst winning prizes, sparkle bright with face painting, glitter tattoos and glitter hair braiding, get creative with some themed arts and crafts and get lucky in the raffle.


Adult – £15pp

 Child – £12.50pp

Children Under 3 – £5pp

Tickets Include:

 Adult or Child Buffet

Family Disco

Family Games and Prizes

Character Appearances

Themed Arts & Crafts

 Dry Messy Play

Face Painting

Glitter Tattoos

Glitter Hair Braiding

 Raffle (additional cost)

To book tickets please follow the below link – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBv-UaWG9nxhPkyaFD7z3-8OGIatyC-T0TvFpNJ2VpUUq05g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Booking confirmation and tickets will be sent via email once the booking form and payment has been completed.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/519482795226414/

Fraserburgh Ballroom Dance- Kids and Adults 

Organiser: PolFit

Where: PolFit, 71 High street PolFit fitness studio, AB43 9ET Fraserburgh, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 10th March 2019 Time:  03:00PM-06:00PM

Description: Michael came over to Aberdeen 1year ago and he delivers regular kids classes and adults session in Aberdeen.

He decided to share his experience with Us and come to Fraserburgh to start working with children and everyone who would like to try improve dancing skills.

The Ballroom dance classes will be every Sunday (block of 4weeks)

4pm – Kids class – 45 min

5pm – adults group – 1h

Block of 4 classes £30 – month (online booking £32.57)

We would love to introduce our guest and share with you his amazing experience:

Regarding experience. Over the last 14 years of my dance career I have performed both at social and competitive level. My achievements have included reaching the Championship Finals and 3 semi-finals, winner of numerous Grand Prix Tournaments, and finalist in multiple International Open World tournaments. I was lead dance instructor at Lubin Castle Dance School, who I represented in all competitions. For the last year my studies have included social and functional dance for children in Aberdeen and am about to pilot wedding dance venues.

Hope to see you there.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2053117524807584/

Kids at Ferryhill – Monday

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Monday 11th March 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Drop in session for babies up to preschool 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=2168798900100259

Kids at Ferryhill – Wednesday Baby Group 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Wednesday 13th March 2019 Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Wednesday is the Baby Group, come along and help set up.  Chat to other parents/carers whilst your babies play and interact with one another.  It’s suitable for newborns to crawlers.

£2 per session and it’s a drop in group so no need to book in advance.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/329664591225868/?event_time_id=329664604559200

Baby Discover at Danestone CC 

Organiser: The Creation Station Aberdeen North and Shire

Where: Danestone Community centre, Fairview St, Danestone, AB22 8 Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 13th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-10:45AM

Description: Baby Discover is a unique baby learning & development experience with inspiring creative play, sensory activities, music & treasured artworks.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/213967669524478/?event_time_id=213967706191141

 Little Explorers at Danestone CC 

Organiser: The Creation Station Aberdeen North and Shire

Where: Danestone Community centre,Fairview St, Danestone, AB22 8 Aberdeen

Date:  Wednesday 13th March 2019 Time:  11:15AM-12:00PM

Description: Our award winning Little Explorers art classes for toddlers and preschool children provide the perfect solution for all your child’s creativity needs, with no stress or mess for you!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/563018810791466/?event_time_id=563018824124798

Haddo Children’s Theatre Presents: Dazzle! 

Organiser: Haddo House

Where: Haddo House, AB41 7LD Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Thursday 14th March 2019 Time:  07:00PM-09:30PM

Description: Haddo Children’s Theatre proudly presents DAZZLE! – the story of Fred and Poppy Pringle and the Dazzle Bay fun palace.

A wonderful story and musical journey.

14th – 17th March 2019 at Haddo House Hall

The Hall is located between the stable block and South wing of Haddo House.

Adult – £7.50    Child/concession – £5

Tickets available from members of the cast, 07855790444 (Claire), 07974800293 (Jane), Mrs Smith’s (Haddo), Watson’s (Inverurie), Formartine’s, J & K Shoes (Ellon), Spar (Tarves) and online at skiddle.com:

Thursday 14th March 7pm – http://skiddle.com/e/13452506

Friday 15th March 7pm – http://skiddle.com/e/13452302

Saturday 16th March 2.30pm – http://skiddle.com/e/13452305

Sunday 17th March 2.30pm – http://skiddle.com/e/13452304

Organised Groups (eg Cubs) discount available. Please phone 07855790444 for organised group bookings.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284543505572535/

The Music of Harry Potter 

Organiser: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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

Date:  Thursday 14th March 2019 Time:  07:30PM-09:30PM

Description: Over the course of eight blockbuster movies, four composing wizards put quill to parchment to create magical soundtracks for the wondrous world of Harry Potter. In this concert, we invite muggles, squibs and magic folk alike to join us as Hollywood conductor Richard Kaufman waves his wand to bring this magical music to life. From the iconic themes of The Philosopher’s Stone, right through to the darker soundscapes of The Deathly Hallows, Scotland’s National Orchestra will have you spellbound!

Please note this concert celebrates the music of Harry Potter and will not feature film footage.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1286013614872238/

Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date: Friday 15th March 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is drop in group with a variety of activities for babies and kids up to preschool. 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=954976898046962

Baby Carrier / Wrap Drop In Session – Bridge of Don 

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, AB22 8RR Aberdeen

Date: Friday 15th March 2019 Time:  09:30AMk-10:45AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In 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 £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. 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/1111967802302056/

 Garden Tots 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: The Barn, Banchory.

Date:  Friday 15th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-02:30PM

Description: Calling all eco-tots! Come for an explore around the wonderful Wild Garden at the Barn with Mandy Tulloch of Mud Pies to celebrate the start of Climate Week North East 2019. Look for signs of spring, have a cosy outdoor snack and collect some natural treasures to make something special to take home. Please dress warm in wellies and waterproofs.

£5 per child (accompanying adult free) – Ages 2-5

Booking essential www.thebarnarts.co.uk

10am – 11am

11.45am – 12.45pm

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/370812250382929/

The 2nd Haven Wellbeing Festival! 

Organiser: The Haven in Stonehaven

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

 Date:  Friday 15th March 2019 Time:  03:00PM-06:00PM

Description: We are so excited to bring the 2nd Haven Wellbeing Festival! This provides our community with opportunities to try different wellbeing skills that help nurture a happy healthy mind, body and spirit.

Everyone who offers these opportunities at The Haven donates their time and in return we ask for a donation for our Haven Wellbeing Fund. This allows us to help support and subsidize people who may want to access our services but may have challenges doing so.

Last year we raised over £1,000 which enabled us to help support The Juggling Yogi through his children’s teacher training so we could continue to offer a positive male role model for our boys yoga class. We also donated money to the 70/30 Campaign  to reduce child maltreatment by 70% by 2030 and the creation of the Cross Party Group in Holyrood on the Prevention and Healing of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) to help influence government policy. Locally we created Stonehaven Trauma Informed Community which led to the offshoot of Stonehaven Trauma Teddies.  We presented our voluntary work to the K&M Communities .Look out for our window display at Stonehaven library.  We also heavily subsidized counselling sessions, massage, reiki and other therapies for individuals in our community.

We hope you will help us spread the word to raise awareness, encourage, empower and support people to be curious. Most of all we want EVERYONE to know that The Haven is a safe space for them to come for wellbeing needs.

If there is a session you are interested in please contact the person holding the session as there will be limited spaces. We so look forward to welcoming you.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/241748953376332/

Trail/Climate Change, the Sea and Me 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Macduff Marine Aquarium, 11 High Shore, AB44 1SL Macduff, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Friday 15th- Monday 24th March 2019 Time:  05:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Climate change is global but given that Earth is actually more than 70% water, how are the oceans being affected? Take part in an exciting climate trail at Macduff Marine Aquarium and discover how climate change is affecting the sea during our feed shows and talks throughout Climate week.

Entrance fees for the aquarium: Adults £7.25, Child (5-15) £4.25, Child (age 3-4) £2.90

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/291001874897530/

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