What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (10th – 16th March 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**

Coastal Play

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL 

Date:  Saturday 10th March 2018
Time:  09:45 – 11:00

Description: Coastal Play is a children’s soft play area for children aged toddler to 10 (height restrictions will apply and take precedence over age).

We provide a huge play area that includes 2 Bouncy Castles, one with slide, Soft Play Pods & Shapes, plus Bouncers, Inflatable Pitch and toddler area. It’s a great space for running around and letting off some steam – especially when the weather outside’s not so nice!

Coastal Cafe provides a seating area where parents can see children at all times while enjoying a coffee and snack.

Numbers are limited, so please call us on 01569 731320 to reserve your space.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/315251118995505

Thistle Street Food Market

Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where:  Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1 

Date:  Saturday 10th March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 15:00

Description: The Thistle Street Food Market is back on Saturday 10th March, with a wide selection of fresh delicacies for you to sample.

With Mother’s Day the same weekend, make sure you treat your mum to a few sweet treats, deliciously delicate fresh fish or succulent meats, beautifully fresh sourdough breads, a few cocktails/mocktails and much, much more.

Come along and support our market traders who can’t wait to see you!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284609165403270

FamFest 2018

Organiser: FamFest 2018

Where: Airyhall Community Centre, Countesswells Rd, Aberdeen, 0 0

Date:  Saturday 10th March 2018
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

Description: On Saturday 10th March 2018, at Airyhall Community Centre in Aberdeen we shall be hosting a day of games and challenges in aid of the charity Marie Curie.  The event will help bring the community and local families together with activities such as:

Inflatable Challenges | Team Games | Craft Activities | Local Food Market | Clothing and Gift Stalls | Live Music | Escape Room | Family Photo Booth | Raffle and Fundraising | and more

In a busy modern world, quality time with your family is an increasing challenge, and FamFest seeks to encourage our guests to reconnect and recognise the value of their loved ones in their lives.

Tickets to the event cost:

£15 – [Families – 2 Adult, 3 Children] | £5 – [Adults] | £3 – [Children/Concessionary] | Free –  [Under 2s]

Tickets price shall include access to use the inflatable games, craft activities, escape room, team games, family photobooth and group activities. Food, clothing and gift purchases are not included in the entry price. Proceeds and fundraising from the event shall be donated to Marie Curie to support terminally ill people and their families, so please give generously.

Buy your tickets and find out more at:


Marie Curie FamFest 2018 is organised by final year Event Management students at Robert Gordon University as part of our Main Event project. Marie Curie is a registered Scottish Charity (SC038731) and Robert Gordon University is also a Scottish Charity (SC013781).

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/406789816401580

Dens in the Den 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Den Wood, Hazlehead

Date:  Saturday 10th March 2018
Time:  14:00 – 16:00

Description: Come along to this fun family afternoon of shelter building with natural materials.  Make a hot drink using water boiled in an outdoor kettle and get creative with some natural art to decorate your shelter.

Meet at the car park off Hazledene Road, left at the sign for Hayfield Riding Centre.  First Bus 11 goes to Queens Road.

Booking essential.  Please call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book your FREE place.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/342441592901764

Family & Adult 18+ Roller Disco Sessions, Aberdeen

Organiser: United SK8S

Where: Beach Leisure Centre, Aberdeen AB24 5NR

Date:  Saturday 10th March 2018
Time:  16:00 – 23:00

Description: Save the date Aberdeen, we are back! Saturday March 10th with two fabulous Family Roller Disco sessions and our Adult 18+ Rock SK8 Party.

Session One 4-5.30pm | Session Two 6-7.30pm | Adult 18+ Rock SK8 Party 8-11pm

Join us again to SK8 the blues away and celebrate the weekend. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a giggle together, learn a new skill with laughs guaranteed. Skates for hire and fab music to skate to. So come on Aberdeen, we cant wait to SK8 with you all again, Lets Roll!

Adults  18+ its your Rock SK8 Night. Time to Rock n Roller Skate Aberdeen! Join us at The Beach Centre, Saturday 10th March for this fabulous rock themed Adult 18+ SK8 night. It will be a blast, skates for hire and the best rock tunes through the years to skate to. So get your skates on and lets get ready to Rock n Roll!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/563283087363778 

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Mother’s Day Steam Specials 

Organiser: Milton of Crathes Station

Where: Milton of Crathes Station, The Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QH

Date:  Sunday 11th March 2018
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

Description: It will soon be Mothering Sunday (11th March), and what better way to spend some time with your family, than admiring the scenery of Royal Deeside from the comfort of a heated railway carriage.

This year, the Royal Deeside Railway are offering refreshments in addition to the train rides. Why not treat that special lady to something a little more, or treat the whole family to an experience with a difference.

On Mothering Sunday, a special STEAM HAULED hauled train service is operating, and a revised timetable has been implemented with trains running at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00 pm.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/207001089876870

Mother’s Day Lunches & Activities 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, Belwade Farm, Dess, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5BJ

Date:  Sunday 11th March 2018
Time:  11:30 – 16:00

Description: Come along to Belwade Farm on Mothers Day and treat your mum.

In the Bistro we have a Traditional Roast Chicken Dinner’s on offer for £12.95.  Our normal menu will also be running and reduced & children’s Roast options are also available.

To avoid disappointment booking is highly recommended.  For more information or to book your table please call 013398 85398 or email  lizrobinson@worldhorsewelfare.org

Tour the farm with your mum?  We are offering all mums free tours on Mother’s Day when accompanied by their children.  11.30am start. Learn all about the work of the charity, the role Belwade Farm plays and meet some of the horses and ponies currently in our care.  Free entry to Mums when accompanied by their children.  This activity is suitable for Mums and their children of all ages. 11.30am start.  Adults £4.50, concessions/children £3

Fancy Pony grooming with mum?  We are offering all mums free pony grooming when accompanied by their children.  £3 per child/concession.  12.30pm start.

Do the tour and pony grooming and we will only charge for one activity and still let mum come free of charge.

Mothers Day Crafts start at 2pm in the Visitor Center Conference Room.  £2 per child when accompanied by parent or guardian.  Fun afternoon to spend some time together making some fantastic Mothers Day crafts.

To find out more about any of the activities or the Belwade Bistro please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/151313132188784

Jazz on the Green 2018 

Organiser: Jazz Scotland

Where: The  Aberdeen Green, The Green, Aberdeen,   

Date:  Sunday 11th March 2018
Time:  14:00 – 17:00

Description: Jazz on the Green is back after a show-stopping year in 2017.

On Sunday 11th March, Aberdeen’s City Centre will once again be ignited in a celebration of jazz, blues, funk, soul, R&B, swing, bop, vocals and big band, with free admission for all.

Music on nine stages for four hours, and the chance to hear at twenty different bands!

➖ Aberdeen Grammar School – youth big band playing the classic songbook
➖ University of Aberdeen Big Band – playing the classic big band tunes
➖ Aberdeen University Jazz Orchestra – music from the big band era
➖ AjZ – jazz fusion band with hard funk groove
➖ Colin Black Trio – classic jazz guitar tunes from trio with strong group dynamic
➖ Dan from Ocean’s 3 – Aberdeen’s top Rat Pack soloist singing Tim Pan Alley tunes
➖ Brass Gumbo, exciting funk and jazz with a New Orleans flavour
➖ DopeSickFly – funk masters delivering a rock, poetic, acid jazz fusion
➖ Cindy Douglas ‘Get Your Groove On – Jazz for Little Kids & Kids at Heart’: A fun swinging session for everyone, filled with songs from popular children’s films such as 101 Dalmations, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, and more. Come dressed up as your favourite character and join in!
➖ Guarana Street Band – Aberdeen community street drumming band
➖ Hamlet – young Aberdeen band playing standards to contemporary jazz
➖ Al Hughes – slide guitarist with haunting, smoky voice
➖ Gerry Jablonski Band – guitar hero delivering high-octane blues-rock
➖ Leppard and the Big Cats – soul, funk and Motown party band
➖ Rosie Nimmo & Stuart Allardyce – laid back blues and swinging standards
➖ Lorna Reid Duo – classy retro songs
➖ Tenement Jazz Band – toe-tapping traditional jazz from prohibition speakeasies
➖ Underskore Orkestra – blending Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Americana and Swing
➖ Adam Usmani – stride and boogie-woogie piano
➖ Viper Swing – vintage gypsy jazz band, evoking the 1920s to 40s

➖ Academy Courtyard
➖ Belmont Filmhouse Café
➖ Carmelite Bar and Grill
➖ Drummonds Aberdeen
➖ Outdoor Stage on The Green (Merchant Quarter)
➖ St Nicholas Street
➖ The Roof Garden @ St Nicholas Centre
➖ Tunnels Aberdeen
➖ Union Square Aberdeen


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/603017726707844

Nappy Library & Meet

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: St Francis of Assisi Church, 231 Deeside Gardens, Aberdeen AB15 7

Date:  Monday 12th March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:30

Description: Join us for our second meet of the year, and the second time we are running in conjunction with the NCT Waddling to Toddling playgroup. This month we hope to have some quiet space for hires and demos. As always; there will be tea, cake and toys for the little ones.

If you are wishing to hire, please get in touch with one of the Nappy Volunteers before the meet, so we can be sure we have the right kit for you on the day. Hire fees etc are all listed in the groups pinned post.

To join our NCT Nappy Library Facebook Group – click here: https://m.facebook.com/groups/249076735497385

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1847369111953578

Messy Play Fraserburgh-Rumble In The Jungle

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Fraserburgh Old Parish Church Centre, Barrasgate Road 5, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB439

Date:  Wednesday 14th March 2018
Time:  10:30 – 11:30

Description: Are you ready to RUMBLE?!? Join our Messy herd for a Roarsome time at our Rumble In The Jungle Party! Where your little ones can stomp with the elephants, go bananas with our monkeys and slither with the snakes. With lots to explore including the Tiger Rice Tea Party, Jelly Snake Swamp or join the Hippo’s for a Mud Bath. All you have to do is come along and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/311420969263032

Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Bridge of Don

Organiser: Close and Calm

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

Date:  Friday 16th March 2018 09:30
Time:  09:30 – 10:45

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.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001829343440019

The Fourth Trimester Group

Organiser: Solasta Mama

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

Date:  Friday 16th March 2018
Time:  11:00 – 13:00

Description: Solasta Mamas is a regular mother and baby support group, designed for mothers with babies 3-4 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 Solasta Mamas 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 www.facebook.com/groups/solastamamameetups

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/186744918722911

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!

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

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