Mud Pies on Monday afternoons

Engaging activities for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors!
Come along to this 8 week course and find out about autumn wildlife, collect natural things in the woods, find out about and use them to make things to take home, play with toys and possibly the best bit have a (cosy) drink and biscuit outdoors!
Mondays 28 October to 16 December - 1pm to 2.30pm

Mud Pies on Friday mornings

Engaging activities for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors!
Come along to this 8 week course and find out about autumn wildlife, collect natural things in the woods, find out about and use them to make things to take home, play with toys and possibly the best bit have a (cosy) drink and biscuit outdoors!
Fridays 1 November to 20 December - 10am to 11.30am

Martin Parr - Think of Scotland

Martin Parr loves Scotland. The world-renowned photographer has been visiting for over 25 years, taking pictures the length and breadth of the country, from Ayrshire to Aberdeenshire and from Orkney to the Western Isles.

Presented for the first time at Aberdeen Art Gallery, 'Think of Scotland' explores leisure, landscape, food and community with Parr's characteristic twist.

Also on display is 'Aberdeen at Leisure', a new series of portraits of the city commissioned by Aberdeen Art Gallery to celebrate its landmark redevelopment. Will you spot someone you know?

Alchemy - Inspiring Art, Inspiring Science

The first exhibition in our new gallery showcasing work by local schools, colleges, arts organisations and artists presents work by Aberdeen school pupils inspired by objects borrowed from our collection during the Art Gallery redevelopment. This innovative cross-curricular project encouraged young minds to explore links between art and science through real artworks and artefacts which were displayed in school and brought to life through sessions with artists, our curators and University of Aberdeen scientists.

supported by CNOOC

KG Hypnobirthing weekend by Empower: Parenting Consultants

KG Hypnobirthing is a comprehensive antenatal course. Many women have anxiety around giving birth but this does not have to be the case. Our course will provide you and your birth partner with the tools and confidence to plan for the birth of your baby.

Weekend course: 26th and 27th October 10am-4pm.
Evening course: 7th, 14th,21st and 28th November 7pm-9pm

Our course includes: learning more about how your body works and your choices during pregnancy and labour; the role of your birth partner; addressing and releasing fears; breathing and relaxation techniques.

Aberdeen City Centre Free Walking Tour with Scot Free Tours

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.

Our flagship history tour takes in the Castlegate, the harbour, Marischal College, Provost Skene's House, Union Terrace Gardens and St Nicholas Kirk. It focuses on the old (although now largely demolished) parts of the Aberdeen, as well as some of the most scenic parts of the city centre. Come on this tour to hear about the city's colourful past and quirky characters.

Festive Silent Disco Walking Tours

IT'S CHRISTMAAAAAAAAS - and what better way to get in the festive mood, than to sing and dance through the Christmas Village with the city’s first festive silent disco walking tour!

This winter, Friends of ANCHOR is the chosen charity of the Aberdeen Inspired Christmas Village, in partership with Aberdeen City Council.

Every weekend, we will be bringing back the old fashioned tradition of carol singing… with a modern twist!

Walking with Heroes 2019

Poppyscotland and The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland have partnered again this year for ‘Walking with Heroes 2019’. Join us for a two hour musical adventure, with epic classical pieces, traditional Scottish fayre, marching and traditional military music and some contemporary surprises as well! And of course, the unmistakable skirl of the pipes.

Walking with Heroes 2019

After capturing the hearts of the nation with a series of incredible concerts last year, Scotland’s best-known military band is teaming up once again with leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland for a mini-tour in 2019.

The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland will perform in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Galashiels later in the year.