What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 12th – 18th January 2019


 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**

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Ferryhill Kids – Friday Fun! 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church,Fonthill Road, AB11 6UD

Date: Friday 11th January 2019 Time: 09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is for toddlers to pre-school.  It’s a volunteer-led group so please come along, help set up and chat to other parents/carers.  Babies are welcome too, just ask for some of the baby toys/equipment.

Session is £3 and snack is included for your child (please let the volunteers on the day know of any allergies).  This is a drop in group so no need to book in advance or block book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/528889630872926/?event_time_id=528889674206255

Aberdeen City Centre Free Walking Tour with Scot Free Tours 

Organiser: Scot Free Tours

Where: Mercat Cross, Castle St, Aberdeen, AB11 5HP, Aberdeen,

Date:  Friday 11th January 2019 Time:  01:00PM-03:30PM

Description: Learn about Aberdeen’s history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free two and a half hour walking tour around the city centre.

Interested in learning more about Aberdeen? In this tour you will see the highlights of Aberdeen city centre, while you find out about Aberdeen’s social history, its quirky inhabitants and how it got to where it is today.

All tours start from the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate. Walk-ups are welcome but to guarantee your place, reserve a space on our website. The tours are free. Donations are welcome.

Private tours are available on request. Just contact us at scotfreetoursaberdeen@gmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/322824971827315/?event_time_id=360478021395343

Cove Rangers v Locos

Organiser: Inverurie Loco Works FC – Official Facebook Site

Where: Balmoral Stadium, Wellington Circle, Altens, AB10 1BH Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 12th January 2019 Time:  03:00PM-06:00PM

Description: Breedon Highland Football League.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1538699006274031/

PJ SK8 Party – Aberdeen 

Organiser: United SK8S

Where: Beach Leisure Centre, Esplanade, Sea Beach, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR

Date:  Saturday 12th January 2019 Time:  04:00PM-06:00PM

Description: Stay cosy… Stay comfy..Come and roll with us at The Beach Centre in Aberdeen for our very different, fun, PJ SK8 Party. Family Roller Disco with skates for hire and fab music to skate to. So ….go get those Onesies Ready, PJS Set and Lets Roll!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/521205168391021/

Coding Club at Powis Community Centre (9-12) 

Organiser: GG Lounge

Where: Powis Community Centre, 1 Powis Circle, Aberdeen AB24 3YX

 Date:  Saturday 12th January 2019 Time:  06:00PM-08:00PM

Description: At a Code Club, young people learn to program and develop websites, apps, programs, and games, they build things with code and electronics, and much more. We aim to make learning to code a fun, sociable, and creative experience.

What should I bring to the event? All children should bring a laptop. In case you cannot provide one, we have a small number of computers (first come basis) offered by the centre. Please add that your child requires one to the ‘additional notes’ section when booking a ticket.

Should my child or I have prior coding knowledge?

No, the club is open to complete beginners as well as to young people who have coded before: we have skilled mentors who will help with technical questions.

Please note that we have a limited amount of spaces, so remember to sign your child up in advance for each session. We look forward to welcoming you both to our club!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/563971644052046/?event_time_id=563971744052036

Aberdeen Lynx v Solway Stingrays

Organiser: Aberdeen Lynx Ice Hockey Team

Where: Aberdeen Lynx Ice Hockey Team, Linx Ice Arena, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen AB245NR

Date:  Saturday 12th January 2019 Time:  07:L00PM-10:00PM

Description: Aberdeen Lynx take on Solway Stingrays at home at the Aberdeen Linx Ice Arena as part of the SNL League.

Lots of fun off the ice too with our ever popular Chuck A Puck, Shirt off the back, Pop-up shop and lots more.

Doors open – 6.15pm

Puck Drop –  7.15pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2197388640527314/

STEM Club: Crime Scene Investigation

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 107 George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1HU

Date:  Sunday 13th January 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:30AM

Description: Didn’t get your forensic fix during our Crime Scene Investigation public theme? Then come along to our exclusive CSI STEM Club.

Calling all future forensic scientists! Here’s your chance to join the ranks of our first STEM Club CSI Training Academy. We’ll be experimenting with evidence of all kinds from footprints to fibres while honing our skills in various forensic science techniques!

Suitable for ages 7-11.

Please note that we have moved from 179 Constitution Street to 107 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1HU.

Book your child place here:


The cost of this club is £10 per child

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/379706726132172/

Funbox: Once Upon a Time

 Organiser: His Majesty’s Theatre

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL

 Date:  Sunday 13th January 2019 Time:  12:00PM-02:00PM

Description: Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo the Dog (formerly of The Singing Kettle) for a real page turner as they start on the next chapter of their adventures: ONCE UPON A TIME.

Fe‐fi‐fo‐fum, our keys are gone and there’s worse to come! All your favourite fairytales are going wrong and it’s up to the Funbox gang to make sure everyone lives happily ever after!

Packed with singalong favourites like ‘Old King Cole’, ‘Ye Canny Shove Yer Granny’ and brand new songs, ONCE UPON A TIME is the perfect story for all the family. You might even get to help on stage, but only if you’re in the good books!

Come dressed as your favourite storybook character ‐ and bookmark the date with FUNBOX!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/372184216867947/

Great Scot: Free Walking Tour of Old Aberdeen

Organiser: Scot Free Tours Aberdeen

Where: Mercat Cross, Castle St, Aberdeen,  Aberdeen AB11 5HP

Date:  Sunday 13th January 2019 Time: 12:00PM-01:30PM

Description: For over five hundred years, Old Aberdeen has been one of the great centres of learning in the North of Scotland. There can be no better place to celebrate Aberdeen’s greatest thinkers, scientists, explorers, inventors, writers and gardeners (yes, we do mean gardeners). We’ll explore the hidden places in this historic burgh, to tell the stories of some great Scots whose achievements did not get the recognition they deserved.

The tour lasts an hour and a half and starts outside the Townhouse on the High Street in Old Aberdeen. Tours are funded entirely by donations. Guarantee your place by reserving a space on your website.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/292511914686896/?event_time_id=318613502076737

YogaBellies for Pregnancy

Organiser: YogaBellies Aberdeen North East

Where: Urban Wellness Hub, 6 Balgownie Drive, Aberdeen AB22 8FD

Date:  Sunday 13th January 2019 Time:  07:00PM-08:15PM

Description: YogaBellies for Pregnancy class, booking essential.  Email leah@yogabellies.co.uk and I’ll get all of the information to you 🙂

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/319508942181778/?event_time_id=319509108848428

Rhythm Kids Course at Queens Cross Church 

Organiser: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen

Where: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen, Albyn Place, AB10 1YN 

Date:  Monday 14th January 2019 Time:  11:30AM-01:00PM

Description: ‘Come relax & have fun with your little one’ on this 6 week Parent Education Course.  This Baby Exercise & Rhyme programme (suitable for parents and baby’s aged 3 months to pre-walking stage) supports your baby’s language, physical development, balance & co-ordination.  Have fun learning the course in class with your baby and develop it at home together.  Further discussions and play ideas to develop at home with your little one, lasting much longer than the 6 week course!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/328628451067178/?event_time_id=328628461067177

Baby Discover at Danestone CC 

Organiser: The Creation Station Aberdeen North and Shire

Where: Danestone Community centre, Fairview St, Danestone, AberdeenAB22 8

Date: Wednesday 16th January 2019 Time:  10:00AM-10:45AM

Description: Baby Discover is a unique baby learning & development experience with inspiring creative play, sensory activities, music & treasured artworks.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/213967669524478/?event_time_id=213967672857811

Messy Play Aberdeen-Mess Around Party! 

Organiser: Mess Around Aberdeenshire

Where:  46th Aberdeen Scout Troup, Cardens Knowe, Bridge Of Don, Aberdeen AB22 8

Date:  Friday 18th January 2019 Time:  10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: There ain’t no party like a Mess Around Party! It might be cold outside but join the Mess Around gang and party away those January Blues! All our favourite toy characters will be there, as well as gloop-diving penguins and Soapy Ducks. With lots of favourite activities to explore including our Famous Painting Wall, Play-dough, Slime, Coloured Spaghetti and Rainbow Rice but to name a few, little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy till their heart’s content. All you have to do is come along MESS AROUND and leave the cleaning up to us! ?????

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660441490727279/

Wee Cinderella 

Organiser: His Majesty’s Theatre

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL

Date:  Friday 18th January 2019 Time:  02:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Join Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother at Royal Ball filled with adventure, imagination and delight.

This specially adapted hour long performance features the company’s dancers accompanied live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. The perfect way for young families to discover the magic of ballet.

Recommended for age 3+

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/835213496649389/

Aden’s Terrifying Tales 

Organiser: Aden Country Park

Where: Aden Country Park, Station Rd, Mintlaw,  AB42 5FQ

Date: Friday 18th January 2019 Time:  07:00PM-09:00PM

Description: Come along to Aden’s Terrifying Tales event with local storyteller Pauline Cordiner. All the fascinating stories are based on events that happened in Buchan.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/332822277446921/

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