What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (21st – 27th January 2017) | Mummy Mimi


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?

** Event details as at time of posting, please check through relevant links for more details **

Bridge of Don Baby Carrier Drop In Session – January

Where: St. Columba’s Church of Scotland, Braehead Way, Bridge of Don, AB22 8RR

Date: Friday 20th January 2017
Time: 9.15am – 10.30am

Price: £2 entry fee to cover room hire etc

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.

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. 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: https://www.facebook.com/closeandcalm/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1819141348369520/

Big Garden Birdwatch

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

Date: Sunday 22nd January 2017
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Price: Free drop in event, no need to book.

Description: Come meet RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland at Haddo and enjoy some family-friendly wildlife activities.

See what birds you can spot, learn the names of some new ones and find out how you can aid wildlife conservation by taking part in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

You can even make your own pine cone bird feeder to take home!

Website: http://visithaddo.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/327540410980130/

Why not check out our current competition where you could win one of two copies the Callanetics Countdown – 30 Days to a More Beautiful Body DVD?

Competition closes 11.59pm on Tuesday 31st January 2017. Click the photo below to see our competition post, it’s quick and easy to enter!



Early Engineering – Introduction to Programming , Electronics & Robotics (January – March 17 Term)

Where: Monday’s – Mackie Academy (Stonehaven), Tuesday’s – Cults Academy, Wednesday’s – Portlethen Academy, Thursday’s Mearns Academy (Laurencekirk), Friday’s – Inverurie Academy

Date: January – March 17 Term, Starting week beginning Monday 23rd January 2017
Time: See link below for times

Description:  These sessions are actual hands-on building with electronics and programming using Aruino Technology, we provide specially designed Early Engineering kit boxes for the sessions.

The early engineers will learn about electronics, programming and robotics!

After graduating from the Intro level course pupils can then enrol for the intermediate sessions where upon succesful graduation they can enter the EARLY ENGINEERING ROBOT COMBAT!

These sessions are suitable for children aged 8 to 17.

No previous experience necessary as we cover everything.
Note: These are open sessions that anyone can attend, these are not school specific.

Website: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/amazeing/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/pg/www.Early.Engineering/events/

The Creation Station – Creative Colours

Where: Monday’s Bridge of Don and Thursday’s Inverurie

Date: Spring Term from Monday 23rd Jan for 10 weeks.
Time: See link below

Price: Special Booking for just £70. Sibling discount available for £50.

Description: Join our fun-filled action packed adventure of creative exploration for inquisitive children and hands on grown ups.

Baby Discovery is especially designed for our youngest artists, with our exclusive weekly themed Discovery Bag and matched keepsake creations.

Little Explorers is where more confident toddlers and preschoolers gain first hand experience of a vast range of arty materials, tools and crafts.

All children are provided with an arty splashsuit within class. All materials and inspiration included each week.

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

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/204256620040046/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Creation-Station-Aberdeen-North-and-Shire-456086627798017/

Little Explorer Day: Dinosaurs

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

Date: Wednesday 25th and Saturday 28th January 2017
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: On Little Explorer Days, discounted entry fees apply for all public visitors:

Adults: £4.75
Children: £3.75
2’s and under are free of charge

Description:  Join us for a day of prehistoric discovery as we explore everything about dinosaurs!

Little Explorer Days offer fun, hands-on science based activities that encourage learning through play and are suited for little scientists aged 3-5 years. Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported by related activity tables on the Exhibition Floor.

Website: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401804623177594/


Inverurie Baby Carrier Drop In Session

Where: St Andrews Church, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Date: Friday 27th January 2017
Time: 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Price: A £2 entry fee per family will help us cover room hire costs.

Description:  After many walks around Inverurie in the rain, we’re delighted to have secured a new larger venue, with car parking and disabled access.

We’ll be meeting at St Andrew’s Church Hall at the earlier time of 1-2:30pm

As we have to vacate the hall by 2:30pm last hires will be at 2:15.

A £2 entry fee per family will help us cover room hire costs.

With this move to a new place we’d love to have a few more volunteers to give us a hand – please get in touch if you’re able!
Thanks for bearing with us and looking forward to seeing you all on Friday 27th January.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1811736659087190/

SensationAll’s Fundraising Burns Night Ceilidh

Where: Ashdale Hall, Westhill

Date: Friday 27th January 2017
Time: 8.00pm – 12.00pm

Price: Tickets are £25 per adult and £10 per child – Book here

Description:  The night will include haggis, neeps and tatties with a veggie option available, a licensed bar, raffle, games and a wonderful live band with lots of dancing!

We hope you can all make it and look forward to seeing you there!

Website: http://www.sensationall.org.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1131071413648945/

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 drop us an email at mimi@mummymimi.co.uk