What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (14th -20th April 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**

Easter Holiday Activities: Easter Movies

 Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Bon Accord Aberdeen, George St, Aberdeen,  AB25 1HZ

Date:  Monday 2nd, Wednesday 4th, Friday 6th, Monday 9th, Wednesday 11th, Friday 13th & Sunday 15th April 2018
Time:  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Looking to keep the kids entertained this Easter? Hop along to watch some of our favourite movies (including The Secret Life Of Pets, Monsters University, Minions The Movie, and Moana) at our indoor Easter garden. What’s your favourite Easter movie?

Find out more here: https://goo.gl/wXNEjD

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1840055699349838/

Easter Holiday Activities: Arts & Crafts

 Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Bon Accord Aberdeen, George St, Aberdeen,  AB25 1HZ

 Date:  Thursday 5th, Saturday 7th, Tuesday 10th, Thursday 12th & Saturday 14th April 2018

Time:  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Crayons at the ready – we’re getting creative with Easter arts & crafts (meaning there’s no need to worry about sticky paws at home).

Find out more here: https://goo.gl/JTFGu7

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/353075565192932/

Easter Holiday Activities: Easter Egg Hunt

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Bon Accord Aberdeen, George St, Aberdeen AB25 1HZ

 Date:  Saturday 7th April 2018 – Friday 13th April 2018
Time:  09:00AM – 8:00PM

Description: Keep your eyes peeled for our Easter egg hunt throughout the centre. Clue: They’re humongous and covered in glitter. Have you spotted any yet?

Find out more here: https://goo.gl/MFvonJ

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/223423218208279

Trinity Centre Eggstravaganza

Organiser: Aberdeen Trinity Centre

Where: Aberdeen Trinity Centre, 155 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BE

 Date:  Saturday 7th – Friday 13th April 2018
Time:  09:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Join us during the Easter Holidays for some FREE Easter Fun including balloon modelling, face-painting and colouring and art activities, as well as an Easter Egg Hunt for the chance to win some goodies!

Face Painting with Kidsize | 6th April | 12pm -3pm

Balloon Modelling with Mr B.loon | 7th April | 15th April | 11am -5pm

Easter Colouring & Art Activities | Easter Egg Hunt Competition | Saturday 31st – Sunday 15th April

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/324257977979406/

Nuart Aberdeen 2018

 Organiser: Nuart Aberdeen and Aberdeen Inspired

Where: Aberdeen

 Date:  Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th April 2018

Description: Brought to you by the team behind Stavanger’s internationally renowned Nuart Festival, Nuart Aberdeen returns to the Granite City for its second year this April.

Developed in collaboration with Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council, Nuart Aberdeen will provide a platform for local, national and international artists to showcase their work through a series of site-specific murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibitions.

The festival takes place from Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 April 2018 and is supplemented by a program of talks, presentations, film screenings, walking tours and workshops.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/409847832783322/

Paddington 2

 Organiser: Lumphanan Moving Pictures

Where: Lumphanan Moving Pictures, Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire AB31 4SE

 Date:  Friday 13th April 2018
Time:  6:30PM – 8:00PM

Description: It’s free


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/200174070739780

Dawn at the Don 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Donmouth Nature Reserve

Date:  Friday 13th April 2018
Time:  05:45AM – 08:30AM

Description: This event will take in sunrise over the Donmouth LNR before an exploration to see what the local wildlife is up to in the early hours. A Countryside Ranger will guide you to the best wildlife spots in the reserve so bring binoculars and a camera if you have them. Birds, seals and perhaps even an otter may be seen so you’ll be sure to catch a glimpse of something great!

Suitable for adults and older children.

Meet at the bird hide on the Esplanade. First Buses 1 & 2 to go Bridge of Don.

Booking essential – call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk  to book your place on this FREE event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/599489747063070

Fun Belwade Experience Day 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Friday 13th April 2018
Time:  11:30AM – 3:45PM

Description: As part of our Belwade experience we are offering the following activities on these days:

11.30am – Meet the Belwade Ponies & Pony Grooming

1.15pm – Lunch Break

2.00pm – Mini Jumps & Hobby Horse Fun Afternoon

Our mini jumps are a new addition to our activities and are a fantastic way to have fun while exercising like our ponies do.

Please come dressed appropriately for the weather conditions on the day.  The Mini jumps and Hobby Horse Fun will be in the indoor school if the weather is bad.

Children should be accompanied by a adult.

To book spaces please click this link: http://tickets.worldhorsewelfare.org/activity/1  or call 013398 85398.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/346324222545233

Thistle Street Food Market – April 

Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where: Thistle Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1

Date:  Saturday 14th April 2018
Time: 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Our artisan food and drink market will be back on Saturday 14th April, welcoming the arrival of Spring!

With a wide selection of exceptional produce, our market aims to predominantly support and celebrate the region’s local, small-scale independent food and drink producers. From fresh fish, meats, breads, cakes, tea & coffee, to spirits, preserves, granolas, cheeses and olive oils, you’ll find a selection unlike anything the supermarket has to offer.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/810116865840892

Bracken Busters on Elrick Hill

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Elrick Hill, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 14th April 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Come and help the Countryside Rangers bash the invasive bracken fronds, and help conserve the native flora whilst getting a good workout!

Gloves, tools and hot drinks will be provided but please bring a packed lunch. Meet at the second Tyrebagger car park on the left when you leave the A96. Stagecoach Bus 10 stops where the road leaves the A96.

Suitable for adults and children over the age of 5.

Booking essential – please call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk  to book your place on this FREE event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1859393207414635

All that Glitters 

Organiser: Friends of the Special Nursery – Aberdeen Neonatal Unit & The Archie Foundation

Where: Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, South Deeside Rd, Aberdeen AB12 5YP

Date:  Saturday 14th April 2018
Time: 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Description: Friends of the Special Nursery present their first event afternoon tea event. With unlimited prosecco, games and entertainment, it will be an afternoon to remember.

The event is a joint venture with The Archie Foundation where all money raised will go to supporting babies born premature or sick and children that are in need of extra care.

Tickets available here:


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/766412790221290

Baby Sensory Easter Special

 Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 14th April 2018
Time: 2:30PM – 3:15PM

Description: Easter Party for your baby, their siblings and family. Come and meet Topsy Rabbit, explore our Easter scents, make a cake, enjoy a puppet show and make amazing memories with your baby, capture those special moments in our fabulous Easter themed photo booth. Saturday the 14th of April in The Bettridge Centre Newtonhill and Aberdeen Arts Centre to book:


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/547324278984803

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Mamas & Papas Parents To Be Event 

Organiser: Union Square Aberdeen

Where: Union Square Aberdeen, Union Square, Guild Square, Aberdeen  AB11 5RG 

Date: Sunday 15th April 2018
Time: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Description: Be a guest at the next Mamas & Papas UK Parents to Be event!

Preparing for baby isn’t just about buying the stuff you need; it’s about feeling like you’re ready to take on the world.

The Mamas & Papas Parents to Be events are a fun, relaxed place to meet other like-minded people and get helpful advice from experts on topics such as first aid, fitness and car seat safety.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW http://bit.ly/2bTfHb1

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1990339967960503

Looking and Seeing: The Science of Vision 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Sunday 15th April 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Looking and seeing can be two quite different things.

Why we look and where we look can be affected by many things in the world around us, and even what we see may not be what is really there.

Using illusions, comics and games, we will demonstrate how what you see may not always be what you get.

Suitable for children aged 5 and above.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/195993114464535

Nuart Aberdeen – Chalk Don’t Chalk Monsters Workshop 

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Rooftop Garden, St Nicholas Centre, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 15th April 2018
Time:  11:00 – 15:00

Description: Join Bortusk Leer and his merry band of monster friends for a fun workshop for children of all ages!

Chalk Don’t Chalk is a participatory Public Art project where children and adults alike are given the ‚freedom of the city‚ to create their own chalk street art pieces, with participating Nuart artist Bortusk Leer and friends on hand to teach and guide children on their designs.

Chalk Don’t Chalk encourages the re-imagining and re-purposing of public space in a dynamic, participatory and creative manner. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Picasso to Banksy, Brancussi to Sir Ken Robinson, we hope that children and families will embrace the project wholeheartedly and join in with this celebration of street art in one of its purest forms.

For the full Nuart Aberdeen program check out our website: http://2018.nuartaberdeen.co.uk/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/430976890672919

Musical Monsters 

Organiser: The Sand Bothy

Where: The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, Aberdeen AB23 8XG

Date:  Sunday 15th April 2018
Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Description: An opportunity for your children to experience Becca Morrice’s fun workshop of musical fun and games. Suitable for pre-school and primary school children. Just £3 per child. Please let us know if you would like your to book a space.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/154915138513039

Sunday Whittling 

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

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

Date: Sunday 15th April 2018
Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Come and join us for a relaxing afternoon of whittling in the woods…

It won’t be a taught session (although sharing of ideas and expertise will be welcomed) – just an opportunity to sit around the fire, work on your own project and chat with like-minded people.

If you have your own tools, please bring them along. We do have a limited supply of sheath knives and folding saws – please let us know in advance if you would like to borrow any of these.

You may also wish to bring along something to sit on and hot drinks/snacks.

Everyone is welcome, although we would ask that children are accompanied (and supervised) by an adult.

Meet at the Pheasantry at 2.00pm, or come and find us in the outdoor classroom (weather-permitting). Please email Suzanna on haddo@visithaddo if you intend coming, but feel free to just drop in past if you are at Haddo.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1707886149279997

Little Explorer Days: Fun with Fossils 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Tuesday 17th, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April 2018
Time: 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Discover how the giants of the past lived millions of years ago. What they ate, how large they were and find and handle some fossils in our dig pit.

Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported by related activity tables on the Exhibition Floor.

These days are open to both the public and groups however if you are wishing to attend with a group then we would recommend you book in advance. Please contact a member of the STEM Learning Team on 01224 640 340 for more details

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843530662608225

Relaxed Trampoline Session 

Organiser: Me Too!

Where: Jump In Trampoline Parks: Aberdeen, Craigshaw Road West Tullos Industrial Estate, Aberdeen AB12 3AP 

Date: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Time:  6:30PM – 8:30PM

Description: We are delighted to be working in partnership with Jump In Trampoline Park to host Realxed Trampoline Sessions.
Cost for this session will be £6 per participant, regardless of length of stay and carers will go free.
Special socks must be purchased at £2 and are yours to keep and can be worn over own socks if there are sensory considerations.

Lighting will be reduced.
Music will be turned off
There will be no use of tannoys or whistles
Siblings are welcome to attend to promote a positive, inclusive family activity.
Staff have ASN Training
Ninjas will be there also to offer support.
Please book directly with Jump In – quoting Me Too! Relaxed Session.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1968836320046990

Nursery Rhymes & Story Time

Organiser: Waterstones

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

Date:  Wednesday 18th April 2018
Time:  10:30AM- 11:00AM

Description: Come along every Wednesday 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!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832648673708325

Stuff Worth Knowing: Incredible Science with Fascinating Photons 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date: Thursday 19th April 2018
Time:  7:00PM – 8:30PM

Description: This April we will be welcoming Dr. Radhakrishna Prabhu who will highlight some of the applications of photons and the research work carried out at the Robert Gordon University.  Photons are the smallest and fundamental particles of light.

Photonics is the branch of physics that studies photons and the wide range of science and technology applications they are used in. These applications include oil and gas sensing, laser manufacturing, biological and chemical sensing.

STUFF WORTH KNOWING talks explore topics worth knowing about. Scheduled with convenience in mind, these talks are FREE and suitable for 16+ years in general.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/392113847922720

Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Bridge of Don

Organiser: Close & Clam

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

Date:  Friday 20th April 2018
Time: 09:30AM – 10:45AM

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/2001829346773352

Bake sale for Tommy’s

Organiser: Inschy Winchy Spiders

Where: Inschy Winchy Spiders, Insch Community Centre 35 Commerce Street, Insch, Aberdeenshire AB52 6HX

Date:  Friday 20th April 2018
Time:  09:30AM – 11:30AM

Description: Join us to eat some yummy cakes and help raise money for Tommy’s to aid their research! All donations from the group will go to the charity.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/158664951485520

Messy Play Hatton-Eggstravaganza Party 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Hatton Public Hall, Station Road, Hatton, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 OHZ 

Date:  Friday 20th April 2018
Time:  1:30PM – 2:30PM

Description: Spring into our Eggstravaganza Party where your little chicks can have some Messy Easter fun with Egg Rolling, Easter Rice and Feathers. Or explore nature at its messy best with Gloopy Ducks, Bunny Tails, Spaghetti Birds Nests and more! Be prepared to get MESSY and have lots of fun and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/897077037119768

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!

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