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Easter Holidays Checklist

Posted 5th Apr 2019


Stuck for ideas of what to do with the kids over the Easter holidays? We have created an Easter holiday checklist to give you a helping hand!

Maritime Museum

Located on Shiprow, the Maritime Museum tells the story of the traditional shipbuilding and fishing industries and gives a history of Aberdeen’s relationship to the North Sea. Enjoy beautiful views over the city’s harbour and see exhibits of modern offshore platforms.

See more about the Maritime Museum.

Img source: http://www.aagm.co.uk/Visit/AberdeenMaritimeMuseum/amm-history.aspx

Explore Learning Writers Workshop at Waterstones

For the past ten years, Explore Learning has been inspiring children to unleash their imaginations and create some utterly brilliant, bonkers and captivating short stories. They aim to inspire all children; from the eager young authors to those a little more reluctant.

This year, they’re giving children a ‘Chance to change the world’ with their imagination by writing a 500-word story! How would you change the world? The winner will be whisked off to Disneyland Paris with their family, and their school will receive £500 worth of books plus an assembly from their special guest judge – Alesha Dixon!

Waterstones will be running a free workshop to help young people plan their entries into this competition. Booking is essential so please phone 01224 502334 if you'd like to sign up.

Aberdeen Science Centre

Delve into the world of STEM at Aberdeen Science Centre. Learn coding and engineering, see talks and demonstrations from a range of experts – from the Critter Keeper to Professor David Lurie. Aberdeen Science centre are also running events and kids’ clubs over the holidays so this is definitely worth checking out.

See more about what ASC has going on.

Img source: www.facebook.com/pg/aberdeensciencecentre

Aberdeen Beach

If it is a nice day, take a walk along Aberdeen Beach. Located just a short walk from the city centre, Aberdeen beach offers some amazing views across the North Sea. If you walk down towards the harbour you will come across a 19th century fishing community, Footdee. Walk through the squares and enjoy the uniquely decorated sheds and quaint cottages. This tiny village even had an episode in BBC Two’s ‘The Secret History of our Streets’ series!

Img source: https://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/footdee

Tolbooth Museum

Step back in time and visit one of the best preserved 17th-century gaols in Scotland. The Tolbooth museum provides a timeline of crime and punishment throughout the centuries and a unique view into how prisoners were treated in the 17th and 18th century. The museum is free to enter, so this is a great educational trip if you are on a budget.

Check out the Tolbooth floor plan here.

Img source: http://www.aagm.co.uk/Visit/TheTolboothMuseum/ttm-overview.aspx

Peacock Visual Arts

Peacock Visual Arts is a contemporary art studio based on Castle Street in Aberdeen and specialises in printmaking. Over the school holidays, they are running specialist junior workshops on a variety of printing techniques.

Find out more here.

Img source: https://peacockvisualarts.com/junior-workshops-papertoy-screenprinting-monoprinting-and-risograph-printing/

A Tour of Nuart

With Nuart 2019 starting this month, why not take a tour of previous years' work? Create a list of all the pieces of art and tick them off as you find them. Make sure to stop past the monsters piece by Bortusk Leer on our roof garden!

Check out this handy Nuart map.

Img source: https://2018.nuartaberdeen.co.uk/

Easter Crafts

If you are trying to think of an activity you can do at home, see our Easter crafts blog post. Here we show you how to make three simple Easter craft ideas for kids.

Easter Egg Hunt

The centre is also running a giant sparkly Easter egg hunt to keep the kids entertained! To get involved, collect a sheet from the information desk on the upper level of the centre. Once you have completed the egg hunt, bring your sheet back to the information desk to collect a prize. We also have clues for the egg hunt over on our Easter events page.

We will be running free activities daily over the school holidays. To stay up to date with the activities we will be running, head over to our Easter events page.