What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (3rd – 11th March 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**

Aberdeen Boat Race

Organiser: City of Aberdeen Universities’ Boat Race

Where: Aberdeen Boat Club, South Esplanade West, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 04 March 2017
Time: 3:20 PM – 6:20 PM

Description: The north east’s hardest fought sporting event returns for the 22nd year: the Aberdeen Boat Race, sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management.

Race day programme includes the Alumni Boat Race, Universities’ 2nd Crews Race, Media Challenge Race and the main event – the Aberdeen Boat Race at 5.30pm.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/404002129991374/

March Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts Market

Organiser: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts

Where: Methodist Church, Crown Terrace, Aberdeen AB11 6HE

Date:  Saturday 04 March 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Description: Our first market of the year will be back in the Methodist Church on Crown Terrace.

On Saturday the 4th of March we will open the doors and share with you some of the best creative independent business from the Aberdeen area.

The market runs from 11am – 4pm and its FREE entry!! Can’t wait to see you there.

Stalls confirmed so far are..

Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop – Knittykittybangbang – Little White Desk – Quirky Creations

Hannah Bakes Cakes – Dianne’s Creative Crafts – Ingrained Inc – Coorie Doon Designs

Snowdrop Candles – Abacus Beading – The Paper Doll – Johnny Forbes Photography

Bags By Alison Barwell – Teazone – Allium Upcycle – Morag Mcgee Ceramics

Sara Milne – Dandelion Arts – Duck Duck Goose Jewellery – Smart Heart Art

Asa West – Miss E – Code Naturel

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/164501304034703/

Stargazing at Crathes Castle

Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Saturday 04 March 2017
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Price: £6.50 per Ticket (includes a hot drink)

Description: Join Aberdeen Astronomical Society who will host your Stargazing Event and talk you through the Night Sky in the beautiful Crathes Castle Grounds.


Website:  http://www.nts.org.uk/CrathesCastle

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/170061336818100/

Have you seen our latest giveaway? You could win personalised bunting from Arty Apple!

Wild West Charity Fundraiser For SABRC & Befriend A Child

Where: Stonehaven Bowling Club, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2 

Date:  Saturday 04 March 2017
Time: 7:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Description: Supporting SABRC,

Scottish Animal Behaviour and Rescue Centre


Befriend a Child

18 years +

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/994515407319697/

Fairy Doors and Mushrooms Workshop with Heevis Miniatures

Organiser: Geek Bothy

Where: Geek Bothy, Unit 3 Transition Extreme, Links Road, Aberdeen,  AB24 5NN

Date:  Sunday 05 March 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Price:  Cost £12 per person payable in advance.

Description: Fairy Doors and Mushrooms Workshop with Heevis Miniatures

Suitable for adults, and children over 6 years (Under 10’s must be accompanied by an adult)

This 2 ½ hour workshop held in Geek Bothy shop will show you how to texture clay and shape it into a door for a fairy garden, along with creating spiral patterns. The door can then be decorated with flowering bushes. We will then make mushrooms, either singly or in clumps with colours of our own choice.

Made from polymer clay, the doors are suitable for both indoor and outdoor fairy gardens.

All materials and tools will be supplied.

Snack provided.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a place or pop in and see us at the shop.

Website:  http://www.geekbothy.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1641550979484762/

Tiddlers’ Fun Time – Sharks!

Organiser: Macduff Marine Aquarium

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

Date:  Monday 06 March 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Price:  Usual admission prices apply

Description: Sharks aren’t scary. . . they are AMAZING! Come and find out more about these toothy predators.

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/1425184791113408/

March Sling Library and Meet

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen Sling Library and Meet

Where: Crown Terrace Methodist Church, Aberdeen AB10 6

Date:  Wednesday 08 March 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Description: It’s our March sling meet! As Spring approaches and the weather brightens up we are inviting you to join us for sling chat, hires, help with your own carrier and demonstrations.

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

Older siblings as always are welcome and we have more space as we have moved downstairs to the sanctuary of the church!

And as always, there will be lots of tea, coffee and cake!

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/nctaberdeenslinglibraryandmeet/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/364830117236317/

Nursery Rhymes & Story Time

Organiser: Waterstones (Aberdeen)

Where: Waterstones (Aberdeen), 3-7 Union Bridge, , Aberdeen,  AB11 6BG 

Date:  Wednesday 08 March 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: Come along on Wednesday the 8th of March for a fun half-hour of Nursery Rhymes and story time in the Children’s department!

Bring your wee ones along and we’ll sing along to the most popular and beloved classics!

All together now:

What shaaaall I dooo with the booouncing baby?

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1853792298197292/

British Science Week: Accelerate!

Organiser: British Science Association Aberdeen Branch

Where: Robert Gordon University, Lecture Theatre N242, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen,  AB10 7GJ

Date:  Friday 10 March 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Description: Our British Science Week Aberdeen family launch event!

Join scientists from the University of Oxford on an explosive, interactive tour of the science behind atom smashers. This award-winning show is packed with hair-raising demonstrations, explosions and real particle beams. If you’ve ever wondered how the Large Hadron Collider works, this is your chance to find out!

Free, but please reserve tickets – we expect this to be very busy! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Science Week programme in Aberdeen http://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/nsew/



Website:  www.physics.ox.ac.uk/accelerate

Facebook Page/Event: www.physics.ox.ac.uk/accelerate

Nerf Night 5-7yrs

Organiser: Kool Kidz Playcentre

Where: Kool Kidz Playcentre, Insch Business Park, Insch, Aberdeenshire AB52 6TA 

Date:  Friday 10 March 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Description: Includes: All Nerf Guns, Nerf Bullets, Safety Glasses, plus Juice and Cookies at Half Time!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1923934771171786/

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!

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