What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 28th April – 4th May 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**


Messy Play Ellon – Messy Mutz Party

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Ellon Guide Hut, Station Brae, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9DY

Date: Friday 27th April 2018
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Description: Join the Messy Mutz gang and follow the adventures of the pups from Mess Around. There’ll be exciting adventures in the Wild West, Safari, Under the sea, Pirates, Fairies and lots more! What are you waiting for, grab your pups and join us for the messiest adventure of the year! Little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy till their heart’s content!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/599421797086376/


Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Inverurie

Organiser: Close and Calm
Where: St.Andrews Church, High Street, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 

Date: Friday 27th April 2018
Time: 09:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In Session every month in Inverurie.

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.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306261679854011


The Fourth Trimester Group 

Organiser: Solsta Mama

Where: Cults Kirk Centre

Date: Friday 27th April 2018
Time: 10:00AM -12:00PM

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 6 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 SOLASTA MAMAS

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/213808446046004/


The Crafters Roadshow 

Organiser: The Crafters Roadshow

Where: Union Square, Aberdeen, AB11 5RG

Date:  Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th April 2018
Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Join The Makers at Union Square Aberdeen from Thursday 26th until Sunday 29th April. We are bringing you the very best in handmade goods from the best makers selling everything from art, candles, jewellery, accessories, modern home decor and much much more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/182958082306026/


April market 

Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

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

Date:  Saturday 28th April 2018
Time:  8:00AM – 2:00PM

Description: Belmont St Market Aberdeen is the new name for the farmers’ market at this popular location

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/208014433123019/


Lego mini figures birthday

Organiser: Wills Toy Shop

Where: Wills Toy Shop, 335 North Deeside Road, AB15 9SN

Date:  Saturday 28th April 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Not only is it a big birthday for us Lego is having a big year. This year is Lego’s 60th birthday and also 40 years of mini figures. We will have the new mini figure series to celebrate.
Come complete your mini-figures collections with our swap day.

Loyalty card holders will get a 10% discount for the day along with a goody-bag

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/273805126486905/


Ballater Farmers’ Market – 28th April

Organiser: Ballater Farmers’ Market

Where: Ballater Farmers’ Market, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5RE 

Date:  Saturday 28th April 2018
Time:  09:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: The market is out of hibernation and raring to go!
2018 is a new year and we feel very strongly about reducing waste.

We urge you to bring your own tupper-ware, containers, tote bags and baskets when purchasing from our stall holders. Please think about your every day use of plastic and recycling.

We’re hoping for sunshine and blue skies and warm weather…. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/430541974026314/


Auchenblae Den Open Day

Organiser: Isabelle’s Pop-up Catering

Where: Isabelle’s Pop-up Catering, Auchenblae, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire AB30

Date:  Saturday 28th April 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: After a very successful Den Work Day, let’s look ahead to Den Open Day! With a licensed bar, hot food and activities for the children it’s day to look forward to for all the family right here in Auchenblae.

I’ll be posting updates on the event regularly with the activities available on the day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/177405789574342/


Have you seen our latest post on our trip to Chiquito in Union Square, Aberdeen?


Bracken Busters on Elrick Hill 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Elrick Hill, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 28th April 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: A second chance to help the Countryside Rangers bash the invasive bracken fronds, and help conserve the native flora whilst getting a good workout!

Gloves, tools and hot drinks will be provided but please bring a packed lunch. Meet at the second Tyrebagger car park on the left when you leave the A96. Stagecoach Bus 10 stops where the road leaves the A96.

Suitable for adults and children over the age of 5.

Booking essential – please call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book your place on this FREE event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/466915040390258


Family Fun Day at Maggie’s

Organiser: Maggie’s Aberdeen

Where: Maggie’s Aberdeen, Elizabeth Montgomerie Building, Aberdeen AB25 2UZ

Date:  Saturday 28th April 2018
Time: 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Our Family Fun Day is back on Saturday 28th April between 11am and 4pm.

There will be loads of fun with traditional fairground games, tombola, duck race, a BBQ provided by Malmaison and more!

Entry is £2 for adults, £1 for children and will include some tokens to get you started on the activities. Tokens will be 50p each thereafter and many of the activities are free!

Our Family Fun Day is an opportunity to support Maggie’s Aberdeen and help us to raise the vital funds we need to continue to provide practical, emotional and social support to our visitors. It is also a chance for the community to come and visit the Centre.

Tickets: £2 for adults, £1 for children. Includes some fair tokens. Tokens 50p thereafter.

Tickets will be available on the door and in advance.

For more info please call on 01224 612914 or email aberdeenfundraising@maggiescentres.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/165192144137634


Infant and Child First Aid awareness

Organiser: Little Lives First Aid

Where: Cults Kirk Centre, 404 N Deeside Rd, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9TD

Date: Monday 30th April 2018
Time: 8:45AM – 11:45AM

Description: An Infant and child first aid awareness course covering birth to puberty. Ideal 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. For more info or to book, please email francesca@littlelivesfirstaid.co.uk or message on my Facebook page.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/193382801251721/


Leith Hall Nature Nippers: Amazing Amphibians and Reptiles 

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

Where: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate, Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4NQ 

Date:  Monday 30th April 2018
Time:  1:00PM – 2:00PM

Description: Come and learn about the life-cycles and habitats of Scotland’s amazing amphibians and reclusive reptiles.

Nature Nippers ranger led events are suitable for 2-5 year olds, featuring short walks, crafts, activities and stories. Meet in the car park. Please ensure children wear suitable outdoor clothing!

Booking is essential. For further information and queries 01330 844810.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1911522378922916


May Sling Library and Meet

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where:  Methodist Church, 8 Crown Terrace, Aberdeen 

Date:  Tuesday 1st May 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: It’s time for our May sling meet! We are hoping Spring will have finally arrived and are inviting you to join us for sling chat, hires, help with your own carrier and demonstrations of stretchy slings & Woven wraps.

We will also have our popular “try me” table: a table full of our personal slings for you to try out with the aim of finding your perfect carrier or just to try something new!

Older siblings, family and friends as always are welcome. As always, there will be lots of tea, coffee and cake!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/833392243537226


Crathes Castle Nature Nippers: Amazing Amphibians and Reclusive

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

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

Date: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Come and learn about the life-cycles and habitats of Scotland’s amazing amphibians and reclusive reptiles.

Nature Nippers ranger led events are suitable for 2-5 year olds, featuring short walks, crafts, activities and stories. Meet outside the gift shop. Please ensure children wear suitable outdoor clothing!

Booking is essential. For further information and queries 01330 844810.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1723553354334370/


Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment

Organiser:Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre

Where: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Ave, Aberdeen AB23 8BL 

Date: Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th May 2018

Description: Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favourite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar’s Cars race across the ice like you’ve never seen before! Dive into adventure with Ariel in The Little Mermaid’s enchanted undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of

Sunnyside Daycare in their most daring adventure ever! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen, as they learn that true love comes from within. What’s more, don’t miss the chance to warm up at the Fit to Dance pre-show party!

From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favourite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/182192049019404/


Messy Play Fraserburgh-Messy Mutz Party

Organiser: Mess Around

Where: Old Parish Church Centre, 5 Barrasgate Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 9HH

Date: Tuesday 2nd May 2018
Time:  9:30:00 AM – 10:30AM

Description: Join the Messy Mutz gang and follow the adventures of the pups from Mess Around. There’ll be exciting adventures in the Wild West, Safari, Under the sea, Pirates, Fairies and lots more! What are you waiting for, grab your pups and join us for the messiest adventure of the year! Little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy till their hearts content!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2035042326785220/


Movie Night – The Lion King

Organiser: The Sitting Room

Where: The Sitting Room, Unit 6, The Green, Berrymuir Road, Portlethen, AB12 4UN Aberdeen

Date:  Tuesday 2nd May 2018
Time: 4:30PM – 7:30PM

Description: £9 per person. Children under 12 £6.

Includes Canap’s, Ice Cream, Popcorn, Bottomless Draught Soft Drinks.

By reservation only, £5 deposit.

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Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623965584382721/


Moments for Mums

Organiser: Starsparks

Where: The Haven in Stonehaven 

Date: Friday 4th May 2018
Time: 8:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: A morning retreat including yoga, mindfulness and lunch. Honoring the important role of motherhood and how we can sustain our own self care for the benefit of ourselves and families.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/581836865501852/


Old Aberdeen’s Architectural Secrets

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: King’s College, Aberdeen, Ab24 3EB, Aberdeen AB24 3FX

Date:  Friday 4th May 2018
Time:  7:30PM – 09:00PM

Description: Learn about the ‘Aultoun’ and its buildings, from the medieval Snow Kirk and Kings College to the artisan housing of the 18th and 19th century, and the hidden secrets of the university campus, including the secret Snow Kirk, the Macrobert Memorial Garden, and the delightful 18th century buildings of the Chanonry. Bishop Elphinstone was the founder of Kings College, little did he know at the end of the 15th century that many centuries of building of both sacred and secular kinds would rise up around his new university, and that the Protestant troops of General Monck would destroy St Machar Cathedral with their scavenging for stones to build up their hastily-planned fort on Castlehill in the New Town. For anyone who ever wondered ‘if walls could talk…’!

Meet at Kings College entry path, High Street.

Not suitable for disabled or those with mobility problems

Suitable for all ages

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/243820176190742


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!


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