April Highlights in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

The clocks have gone forward, the nights are getting lighter, and the daffodils are starting to blossom - Spring is now officially upon us and there are lots of fun events to help you embrace this colourful season:

Looking for family friendly activities this Easter weekend? There is an array of Easter Egg Hunts at various venues across the region including Aden Country Park, Drum Castle, Castle Fraser, Haddo House and Pitmedden Garden. Or if you are feeling more adventurous you can do an Easter Egg Hunt in the trees at Go Ape or an Easter Segway Adventure.

Prepare to laugh out loud as Joe Pasquale tumbles on stage starring as accident-prone Frank Spencer at His Majesty’s Theatre. Based on the 1970’s TV comedy of the same name, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is a comedic treat watching Frank juggle life as a clutz.

We’re so excited for the return of the Nuart Aberdeen festival. The award-winning street art festival will return for four days and see incredible street artwork being created and displayed across the city centre. Watch as the city becomes the canvas and you can participate in workshops and talks.  This is not one to miss. Click here for nine reasons why you won’t want to miss Nuart Aberdeen 2018. To download the Nuart Aberdeen 2018 programme click here

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Do you find yourself wanting to take on the challenge of a marathon but running isn’t your thing? Then the slow marathon is for you: 26 miles through the countryside from Dufftown to Huntly along the River Isla.

Or if you want a bit more of a challenge, then RunBalmoral will be right up your street. This running festival allows you to explore a different side to the Balmoral Estate with seven races over two days.
If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you can dance with the devil. The Devil O Deeside Challenge is no easy feat, it requires multiple long distance races over the weekend. Stamina and determination are a must.

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Frontman of one of the biggest boy bands in the world, Gary Barlow will be performing in the AECC on his new solo tour. Barlow has written 14 Number One singles making him one of Britain’s most successful songwriters. You’re sure to be in for a good night of wonderful music and a great ambience.

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This is certainly a good week to visit the AECC as music legends Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds come to Aberdeen. This is sure to make your Wednesday evening “soar past” your expectations as the band performs their new album ‘Who Built the Moon?’.

Writer, actor and award-winning comedian, Russell Brand will take the stage at His Majesty’s Theatre for a night of hilarity. Please note this event was rescheduled from the 13th June.

Best known for his appearances on Live At The Apollo and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Jon Richardson has become one of Britain’s best loved comedians. Prepare to laugh out loud as you experience Richardson’s dry wit as he complains about the state of this world today.

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Former motorcycle racer turned musician, James Toseland, will be discussing his career and performing live at The Lemon Tree. All profits from the event will be donated to The Archie Foundation which helps sick children and families in the North-east of Scotland.

Check out our What’s On calendar for more events in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

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