What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (18th – 24th February 2017)


What’s on in Aberdeen City & Shire

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**

Bridge of Don Baby Carrier Drop In Session – February

Where: St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 17th February
Time: 9.15am – 10.30am

Price: We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees but will serve you tea, coffee and yummy cakes in exchange.

Description: We’re really looking forward to our monthly baby carrier / sling meet in Bridge of Don! This will be held one Friday morning a month, from 9:15 – 10:30 at St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, Bridge of Don.

There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a sling library with a large selection of rentals available. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

Children, partners and family are welcome, and there is an unsupervised creche area available.We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter Lynn Miller present at most meetings, as we recognise advice and support for this is often needed too 🙂

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.

Website:  http://www.closeandcalm.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443968862288732/

Open Day – The Nappy Laundry Company

Where: The Nappy Laundry Company, 73 Lily Loch Road, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2WB

Date:  Friday 17th February 2017
Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Description: Are you fed-up looking at slings and cloth nappies online? The Doors Open Day will give you the chance to see our products in real life. You can get advice, cake and have a chance to buy.

Little lamb cloth wipes will be half price for open day attendees ?

Website:  http://www.thenappylaundry.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/725534044282450

Family Fun Day and Discovery Film Festival

Where: The Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QA

Date:  Saturday 18th February 2017
Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm

Description: Join us for our first of three Family Fun Days with screenings of enchanting films from Dundee’s Discovery Film Festival. There will be popcorn, drop-in arts and crafts plus free tea or coffee for the grown ups.

SHORTS FOR WEE ONES (age 3+) @ 10.30am

£2.50 or £9 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children)

Running time 45 minutes, Tickets: goo.gl/M3WEpZ

SHORTS FOR MIDDLE ONES (age 8+) @ 1.30pm

£2.50 or £9 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Running time 55 minutes, Tickets: goo.gl/ORhwJY


11.30am – 1pm. FREE. No booking required.

Website:  http://www.woodendbarn.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038035799640104/

Story Time! ‘Wojtek War Hero Bear’

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

Date:  Saturday 18th February 2017
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm

Price: £2 per child (adults free)

Description: ‘Wojtek War Hero Bear’

Hear the true story of a military bear, war hero and friend. Reading, anecdotes and photographs with author Jenny Robertson.

All ages welcome. ‘Wojtek War Hero Bear’ is aimed at readers aged 8+ but this session will be inviting for all who wish to hear a warm story.

To pre book please email alice.walton@gordonhighlanders.com or telephone 01224 498926

Website:  http://www.gordonhighlanders.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1811256302445923/

New To You 2nd Hand Market

Where: Westdyke Leisure Centre, Aberdeen AB32 6

Date:  Saturday 18th February 2017
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am

Price:  Entry is £2 & all money raised will be going to our local playgroup.

Description: Time for a good post Christmas clear out? Make a little cash at Westhills 2nd-hand baby & kids market by selling your unwanted clothes and toys etc.

Sellers tables cost £20 – you keep all your profits.

Message the Denman Facebook page to book a table and ask any questions.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/denmanplaygroup/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1206365549453706/

February Market 2017

Where: Banchory Farmers Market, Bellfield Carpark, Dee Street, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31

Date:  Saturday 18th February 2017
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Description: Head down to Bellfield car park between 9am and 1pm for a coffee, a bite to eat and to pick up all your favourite market goodies!

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Banchory-Farmers-Market-357596284308498/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1697973476886796/

Fairy Doors & Fantasy workshop

Where: Ceramika Art Studio, 88 Fonthill Road, Aberdeen AB11 6UL

Date:  Saturday 18th February 2017
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Price:  £15.00 for adults and £12.00 for children

Family discount and concessions available when booking.

Description: Come along & have some Fantasy fun!

Hand building clay workshop

Make your own fairy door with gorgeous dragonflies, flowers or hedges! Place it in your home or garden!

Call the studio on 01224 322302 to book or message us ?

Website:  http://www.ceramika.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/755056374643694/

Absafe Car Boot Sale

Where: Absafe, The Safe, 26 Corunna Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8DU

Date:  Saturday 18th February 2017
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Price:  Stalls £10

Description: Contact Absafe today if you’d like to book your space at our car boot sale, clear out clutter and make a few pounds at the same time!

It’s £10 for a table, if you’re interested contact victoria@absafe.org.uk for more information.

Website:  http://www.absafe.org.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/181171942361337

Small Business & Crafters Clan Charity Fayre

Where: Howe Trinity, 110 Main Street, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8AD

Date:  Saturday 18th February 2017
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm

Description: Kids corner, tarot reading, photo shoots, crafts and gifts – something for everyone! See Facebook page to see more of who will be there!

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/alfordfayre/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/385643688435286/

Tiddlers’ Fun Time – Rainbows

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

Date:  Monday 20th Febraury
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price:  Usual admission prices apply.

Description: See the sea through the world of colour, find bright fish, blue lobsters and pink urchins.

Tiddlers’ Fun Time sessions are fun filled themed activities for pre-school children, nurseries and playgroups.

Little ones will follow fishy trails, join in with rhymes and stories and get crafty in the creative corner.

Website:  http://www.macduff-aquarium.org.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/338574206514416/

After-school Science Club: Spring

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

Date:  Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Price: The membership fee is £30. Membership includes:

– Participation in 6 exclusive science activity sessions at ASC

– Snacks during every session

Description: We want to give everyone the chance to experience science with us so we’re establishing a weekday science club!

Join us after school to explore the world of science in a fun and inspiring way!

The club will run for six consecutive Wednesdays starting on Wednesday 22 February until Wednesday 29 March. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. For the whole term, membership is £30 and each session includes a snack for our intrepid explorers.

To book now, email STEMclub@ASC.scot or phone 01224 640340.

For more information check out the links below.

Website:  http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1740431856285267/

One for the Diary…

NCT Nearly New Sale – Saturday 25th February 2017

Where: Portlethen Academy, Bruntland Road, Aberdeen AB12 4QL

Date:  Saturday 25th February 2017
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Price:  Admission is £1.50 – get there early and be prepared to queue

Description: Join us for our first Nearly New Sale of 2017!

A one stop pop up shop for maternity, baby and children’s clothes, equipment, books and toys, on Saturday 25th February from 11am to 12.30pm at Portlethen Academy.

Our sales are a great place to pick up lots of good quality bargains! Plenty of free parking, chip & pin facilities plus volunteers on hand to help, your shopping experience will be smooth and enjoyable.

By visiting and buying from an NCT sale, you are supporting the local volunteer branch of the national charity NCT – so not only are you grabbing a bargain, but doing a good deed at the same time!

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/NCTaberdeensales/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/234091660333769/

We hope this has given you some inspiration for the week ahead. Let us know in the comments below or over on Facebook, Instagram 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