Shaun the Sheep comes to Aden Country Park
Warm, funny, and brilliantly animated by Aardman, family favourite Shaun the Sheep has made it to the big screen for the first time in "The Shaun the Sheep Movie”.
Films for all ages to be screened at Aden Cinema
A range of films aimed at all age groups are to be shown over the next few weeks in the Aden Country Park cinema.
Aden Attractions Open for 2015 Season
The award-winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Caravan & Camping Park, Café at Aden, and Craft & Gift Shop in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, have all opened their doors for the 2015 season.
Go Run For Fun ventures to Aden Country Park
Hundreds of children took part in the INEOS GO Run For Fun® event on Monday 30th March at Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, cheered on by crowds of supporters and campaign mascot Dart.
Aden Country Park welcomes Puppet Animation Festival
For the first time ever Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire welcomes the hugely successful annual Puppet Animation Festival. The festival runs from 28th March to 18th April with the first Aden performance to be held on the opening day, Saturday 28th March, at 2pm.
Ancient Egypt arrives in Aden Country Park
Are you studying the Egyptian theme, enjoy puppet theatre, or simply looking for ways to entertain the kids? If so Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire is offering a show not to missed.
Farming Museum receives over £31,000 MGS funding
Following a boost of £31,380 from Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS), Aberdeenshire Council’s Farming Museum at Aden Country Park will embark on a new approach to making and curating exhibitions to encourage new visitors.
Sci-fi Classic to be screened at Aden Flicks
Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire is offering a rare opportunity to see a free screening of the original classic 1951 black-and-white science fiction film "The Day The Earth Stood Still". The film is to be screened on Saturday 24th January at 2pm in the Aden Theatre within the Aberdeenshire farming Museum.
Scottish traditions to be celebrated at Aden
Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, is to play host to an exciting range of Scottish flavoured events and activities at the forthcoming Aden Homecoming Fair and Vintage Tractor Working Day.
Aden Park wins fifth Green Flag award
Aden Country Park has been praised as a jewel of the north-east after claiming its fifth Green Flag award in as many years.
Crowds go Wild About Aden at annual event
Families from Buchan and the surrounding areas went “Wild About Aden” at the recent annual event held in Aden Country Park in Mintlaw. The hugely successful family friendly event took place over two days, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th July 2014, and attracted thousands of visitors to the much loved country park.
Tastebuds tingle at Food Science Festival
An exciting opportunity to learn more about the science behind food is coming up at the You Are What You Eat festival taking place at Aden Country Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, 15 and 16 July.
New life for the Café at Aden
Local business partnership, Joanna and Noel Gall, of The Lodge, Strichen, opened the doors of the Café in Aden last week. The Café, which is situated in the scenic Aden Country Park, in Mintlaw, will open daily from 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday and will offer a selection of light lunches, home baking and hot and cold drinks.
Views sought on Aden play park provision
As part of an “Investing in Ideas” Big Lottery Funded project Buchan Development Partnership (BDP) are working in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council to undertake a public consultation exercise to review the current children’s play park provision available at Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire.
Aden Country Park Allotments & Nursery to feature on Beechgrove Garden
The new community allotments in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, are to be featured on the Beechgrove Garden television programme, on Thursday 17th April at 7.30pm, on BBC 2 Scotland.
Traditional Workshops Recieves Funding Support
Buchan Development Partnership (BDP) has worked in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council Museum Service to successfully applied for £2500 funding support through the Enterprise Music Scotland (EMS) Traditional Arts Small Grants Fund.
Aden Attractions Open for 2014 Season
The award-winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Caravan & Camping Park and Craft & Gift Shop in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, have all opened their doors for the 2014 season.
Families to be treated at Aden Christmas Fair
Families are to be treated this December with an enjoyable day out at the annual Christmas Fair in Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, on Sunday 8th December, 11.30am to 3.30pm.
Shell Fireworks Parade moves to Aden
This year, the Shell Fireworks Parade is moving to Mintlaw to create a wild and wonderful walk through Aden Country Park. Following the success of the event in previous years, the event will be an enchanted night time walk with performers and creations bringing the woods to life with a fabulous fireworks display in the middle.
Heritage Fair and Vintage Tractor Day Celebrates Rural Life
Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, is to play host to an exciting range of events and activities at the forthcoming Rural Life Heritage Fair and Vintage Tractor Working Day. The events are to take place on Sunday 29th September, from 10am to 4pm and look to celebrate the local culture and farming traditions unique to Aberdeenshire.
First Youth Music Festival comes to Aden
Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, is to hold its first ever Aden Youth Music Festival (AYMF) event on Saturday 31st August, 11am to 5pm. The free music event has been designed to provide an opportunity to showcase a range of local musicians and bands from across Aberdeen, Banff, Fraserburgh, Mintlaw, and Peterhead.
Aden receives prestigious Green Flag for fourth year running
Aden Country Park in Mintlaw will fly the prestigious Green Flag again this year after being recognised for its quality.The Green Flag Award is the benchmark for a quality green space. They are administered in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful, the independent environmental charity.
Locals gear up to go Wild About Aden
Families from Buchan and the surrounding areas are gearing up for the annual, free, “Wild About Aden” event in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire. The hugely successful family friendly event will take place over two days, on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July 2013, 10am to 3.00pm.
Aden Allotments Project to hold Open Meeting
The Aden Community Allotments Association (ACAA) are to hold an open meeting to discuss and keep everyone informed to current progress, and the future development plans for allotments and community garden in Aden Country Park. The open meeting is to be held on Thursday 20th June, at 7pm, in the award winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
Sunshine, Smiles and Goodies!
What a fantastic day for nearly 200 bikers who completed the 2013 Aden Bike Challenge on Sunday June 2nd. With no rain and the sun shining all day, there was a great atmosphere at Aden Country Park as the bikers reached the end of their 10 mile cycle and received a rapturous welcome back at the finish line.
Aden Bike Challenge next Sunday
With more than 250 people already registered, spots are still available for the Aden Bike Challenge which is taking place next Sunday, 2nd June! Winter weather forced the postponement of the event in March but the new June date promises an enjoyable day out for the whole family.
Friends of Aden to Launch Photographic Competition
The Friends of Aden Country Park are inviting all amateur photographers to take part in entering photographs for our 2014 Calender “A Year in Aden Country Park”.
Aden Craft & Gift Shop looking for volunteers
The Friends of Aden Country Park are looking for more volunteers to help out in the Aden Craft & Gift Shop. With summer on the way, the Friends want to open the Aden Shop for longer hours. Currently the shop shuts at 3pm, Monday to Friday, and that's just when the park starts to get busy.
Aden ‘Cash for Kids’ fundraiser
A North-East couple hoping to win their dream wedding in a radio competition are hosting a charity event at Aden Country Park this weekend.
Aden Attractions Open for New Season
The award-winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Café/Restaurant, Caravan & Camping Park and Craft & Gift Shop in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, have all opened their doors for the 2013 season.
Aden Bike Challenge rescheduled for June
The Aden Bike Challenge, cancelled at the start of last month due to bad weather, has been rescheduled to take place in the summer. Snow and hail put a halt to the March 10 event and the plans of hundreds of local cyclists, but organisers were still keen to build on the success of the first event last year.
Funding Awarded for new Aden Allotments
The Aden Community Allotment Association (ACAA) is delighted to announce that they have secured funding totalling over £77,000 from the Keep Scotland Beautiful Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) to develop allotments and community gardens in the grounds of Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire.
Mothers to be treated at Aden Country Fair
Treat mum to an enjoyable day out this Mother's Day with the annual Aden Country Park Mother's Day Country Fair. There will be a range of activities, facilities and stalls on offer including a good mix of craft and farmer’s market stalls. The event takes place on Sunday 10th March, 11am to 4pm, in the beautiful surroundings of Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire.
Heritage Fair set to Celebrate Rural Life in Buchan
Aden Country Park in Mintlaw is to host the first Rural Life Heritage Fair on Sunday 10th of March 2013, 11am to 4pm. The event will celebrate the local culture and farming traditions unique to Aberdeenshire, illustrating what life was like for country people in the past and how it has shaped Aberdeenshire’s countryside today.
Buchan Bike Challenge Returns to Aden
Families, individuals, and businesses are all being encouraged to get on their bikes this Spring to take part in Buchan’s favourite family friendly bike ride, the Aden Bike Challenge. The cycling event will take place on Sunday 10th March and will take in some of the most beautiful sights in the local Buchan area.
Friends of Aden to Hold Open Evening Event
Having nearly reached its first year of operation, the Friends of Aden Country Park would like to invite local folk along to an open evening event, to be held in the Aden Park Theatre, inside the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, on Tuesday 26th February at 19:30.
Aden Craft & Gift Shop Opens for Season
The Friends of Aden Shop in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw is to open its doors after a successful trading period over Christmas. The Aden Shop offers a wide range of locally made crafts and gifts and will open for business from 10.30am on Monday 14th January 2013.
Aden Plays New Sound with Festival of Music
As part of sound, the North East Scotland's festival of new music, Aden Country Park will be hosting “Daniel’s Beard: Music and Nonsense” on Friday 16th November at 1pm in the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum Theatre.
Christmas Shopping at Aden Gift Shop
Christmas shoppers are being given an opportunity to get presents early this year at the Gift Shop in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw. The Aden Gift shop offers a wide range of locally made crafts and will remain open throughout the winter months, with the addition of special evening opening times on the run up to Christmas.
Growing interest sought for Aden allotments
Are you interested in growing your own fruit and veg but don’t have the room? Would you like to save money by growing your own? Or perhaps you would like the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, reduce stress, improve well-being, are get some exercise whilst enjoying nature? Whether you’re an individual interested in obtaining an allotment or perhaps an organisation, school or community group that is interested in being involved with a community garden, the newly formed Aden Community Allotment Association (ACAA) wants to hear from you.
Aden to host haunting Halloween event
Wade deep into the dark woods of Aden Country Park, Mintlaw for a Halloween carnival of curious creatures in the woody wonderland of Aden Country Park. The haunting Halloween event will be held on Saturday 27th October, 6.30pm, starting from the courtyard area in front of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
Aden Community Consultation Points Way Forward
Following the community consultation carried out in 2010/2011 where the “Making the Most of Aden Country Park” paper based and online questionnaire was made available throughout Aden Country Park and at several local events and forums, we felt it was important to provide feedback on what you said, and what we did.
A Rare Day Out at Aden Vintage Tractor Day
This year’s annual vintage tractor working day at Aden Country Park should prove to be the best yet. There will be a rare chance to see a wide variety of vintage tractors ranging from the 1930s to the 1960s. Other attractions include an opportunity to see the newly digitised Morrison Collection of local rural photographs, Clydesdale Horse ploughing, wellie wanging, traditional Scottish music by the Buchan Heritage Players, access to the award winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum and Hareshowe Farm, and a chance to visit the newly opened Aden Shop.
Friends of Aden and Willowbank join forces to open Aden Shop
The Friends of Aden Country Park and Willowbank Day Services are to start a new venture together by working in partnership to manage and administer the Aden Shop located in the scenic, calming setting of Aden Country Park in Mintlaw. The Aden Shop is to open on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September tying in with the annual vintage tractor day event.
Aden Allotments Project Holds Inaugural AGM
The Aden Country Park allotments and community garden project is to hold its inaugural annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 4th September, at 6.30pm, in the award winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
Aden allotments project to hold follow up meeting
The Aden Country Park allotments and community garden project is to hold its second public meeting on Monday 13th August, at 6.30pm, in the award winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
Local Folk set to go Wild About Aden
People of Buchan and the surrounding area are set to show how much they love Aden Country Park, in Mintlaw, by attending the forthcoming “Wild About Aden” event which is taking place during the national “Love Parks Week”.
Aden Recognised as One of Best Green Spaces
Aden Country Park at Mintlaw has again been recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag Award.
Poultry Workshop is a Cracking Success
The first Poultry Workshop held on Sunday 1st July, organised by Rare Breeds Scotland (RBS) and run in conjunction with the Friends of Aden Country Park was a cracking success!
Friends of Aden getting to grips with remit
Despite still being in its infancy, the newly formed Friends of Aden Country Park Development Committee has lost no time in getting to grips with its remit of working with the organisations and individuals who are already part of the Park.
Obituary: Margaret Barron of Hareshowe
When Margaret Barron finally gave up the farm that been in her family for generations it was less the end of an era, more the start of an extraordinary living legacy. For the old steading, deep in the heart of the Aberdeenshire countryside, that had been her home for half a century, was not only an excellent example of a typical Buchan farm but it stood frozen in time in the 1950s.
Aden Caravan & Camping Site under new management
The popular Caravan & Camping Site in Aden Country Park is now under new management. Local organisation Buchan Development Partnership (BDP) is currently working in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council to run the award winning Caravan and Camping Site.
Aden Café wins Healthy Living Award
Local catering firm Thistle Catering Services has been recognised as a market leader in providing healthy food. Thistle Catering recently received the prestigious Healthy Living Award for a 2nd time at the Aden Country Park Café/Restaurant.
New Aden signage points way ahead
As some of you may have noticed new directional signs are being erected in and around Aden Country Park. Following on from the results of the community consultation carried out in 2010, it was identified that along with marketing and promotion, signage around the park was something that desperately needed to be improved.
Book of Deer to feature on the Great British Story
The Book of Deer, one of Scotland’s most important manuscripts is to feature in the new BBC 2 series "The Great British Story – A People’s History" on Friday 1st June at 9pm.
Aden allotments project to hold public meeting
The Aden Country Park allotments and community garden project is to hold its first public meeting on Wednesday 23rd May, at 6.30pm, in the award winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
Underground Bunker Created at Aden Park
The Aberdeenshire Farming Museum in Aden Country Park is exhibiting memorabilia and other artifacts from the Royal Observer Corps Association.
Award Winning Farming Museum Opens for Season
The award-winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw opens its doors for the 2012 season.
Aden Allotments & Community Gardens Survey Launched
As part of an “Investing in Ideas” Big Lottery Funded project Buchan Development Partnership are working with Aberdeenshire Council to establish whether the local Buchan community would like to see the development of allotments and community gardens in the grounds of Aden Country Park.
Success for Buchans first family bike ride
The sun was shining on Buchan on Mothering Sunday as around 250 riders took part in the areas first family bike challenge.
Mother’s Day Country Fair at Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park is to provide Buchan mums and families alike with a grand day out with the Mother’s Day Country Fair on Sunday 18th March from 9.30am to 4pm.
Friends of Aden Country Park Inaugural AGM
The Friends of Aden Country Park is to hold its inaugural Annual General Meeting on Thursday 15th March from 7pm in the Country Park Inn in Mintlaw..
Aden Fun Run in aid of MACBI on Sunday
After the massive success of last year’s MACBI Fun Run, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw is to play host for the 2nd MACBI Fun Run on Sunday 11th March 2012 at 1pm, with registration taking place between 12 noon and 12.45pm.
Mark Beaumont supports Aden Bike Challenge
Buchan’s first bike challenge has received a welcome boost as world record holder and round the world cyclist, Mark Beaumont, gave his support for the family friendly Aden Bike Challenge.
Aden Country Park Making New Friends
Would you like to make new friends? Or simply be involved in helping to enhance and protect your local facilities and environment? If the answer is yes, perhaps your 2012 New Year resolution should be to join the Friends of Aden Country Park.
Buchan's first family bike ride launched as "Aden Bike Challenge"
Aden Country Park will host Buchan’s first family bike ride this spring, taking in some of the beautiful sights in the local area. Families and individuals are encouraged to get on their bikes to take part in the ride, which will be held on Sunday, March 18.
Gothic Ghost Story set to Thrill Aden Audiences
Hot on the heels of a successful Halloween family fright fest night, Dark Matter is a superb story of madness, passion and death. The performance is a ticket only event which takes place on Friday 18th November, from 7pm, meeting in the central courtyard in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw. Dark Matter immerses you in a skin tingling ghost story, part light installation, part soundscape.
Halloween Leviaden at Aden Country Park
Wade deep into the dark woods of Aden Country Park, Mintlaw for a Halloween night of nautical surprises as mysterious mythical marine monsters emerge from the watery depths. The haunting Halloween event will be held on Saturday 29th October, 6.30pm, starting from the courtyard area in front of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
Aden Park plays new Sound with Curious Chamber Players
As part of sound, the North East Scotland's festival of new music, Aden Country Park will be hosting the Swedish Curious Chamber Players on Thursday 27th October at 1pm in the Aden Theatre. The Curious Chamber Players will showcase brand new works by the Scandinavian composers written in close collaboration with the ensemble, which comprises a flute, clarinet, violin, guitar as well as some newly invented sound objects.
Rare Day Out at Vintage Tractor Day
This year’s annual vintage tractor working day at Aden Country Park should prove to be the best yet. There will be a rare chance to see a wide variety of vintage tractors, Clydesdale Horse ploughing, sheepdog demonstrations, Morrison Collection of rural photographs, traditional Scottish music and Rare Breed Survival Trust.
Aden receives prestigious Green Flag Award for a 2nd year
Local Country Park is one of the best in the country. For the 2nd time Aden Country Park at Mintlaw Nr Peterhead, Aberdeenshire is one of the best in the country – and that’s official!
Buchan Folk set to go Wild about Aden
People of Buchan are set to show how much they love Aden Country Park, Mintlaw by attending the forthcoming “Wild About Aden” event which is taking place during the national “Love Parks Week”. Wild About Aden is a free, two day event, which will take place on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th of July 2011, 10am to 3.30pm.
New Website to Raise Profile of Aden Country Park
A new website is currently being developed to help raise the profile of Aden Country Park in Mintlaw. The website is due to be launched on Saturday 2nd April to coincide with the seasonal opening of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum and Aden café.
Halloween Fantasmagoria at Aden Draws Crowds
The Halloween Fantasmagoria event held at Aden Country Park on Saturday 30th October proved to be a great success with both children and adults alike. With the weather remaining eerily calm, and the venue of Aden Country Park proving to be the ideal spooky setting, crowds of around 2,000 people attended the flabbergasting festival of fire, fantoms, and frights.
Halloween Fantasmagoria at Aden Country Park
A flabbergasting festival of fire, fantoms, and frights is to be held in depths of Aden Country Park, Mintlaw. A spooky parade of ghosts, skeletons and zombies will walk through the eerie woods of Aden Country Park. The haunting Halloween event will be held on Saturday 30th October, 7pm, starting from the courtyard area in front of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
Making the most of Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, celebrates its 30th birthday this year and to celebrate Buchan Development Partnership and Aberdeenshire Council are working in partnership to help establish ways in which we can make the most of the much-loved Country Park.
Hands on History at Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park is to host a 2 day “Hands on History” event where a skills swap shop will take place. Traditional crafts and pass times such as weaving and knitting will be exchanged with modern pass times like texting and playing the wii. The event will be held in the theatre in the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw on the 18th & 19th October.
Rare Day Out at Vintage Tractor Working Day
Come to Aden Country Park in its 30th birthday year for a rare chance to see a wide variety of vintage tractors on display and doing the work they were made for. The annual vintage tractor day will be held at Hareshowe Working Farm, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, on Sunday 26th September, from 12:15pm until 4.15pm
Focus on Aden at BDP Forum
Buchan Development Partnership’s Annual General Meeting and Autumn Forum (sponsored by Shell) will be held on the Thursday 30th September in the Stuartfield Public Hall, Burnett Street, Stuartfield starting at 7.30pm. The topic for the evening is Aden Country Park, Mintlaw.
Past and present come together at Aden Country Park
Skills swap shop combines traditional activities with up-to-the-minute computer fun. The traditional clashed with the contemporary yesterday during a fun day at a north-east visitor attraction. Aden Country Park at Mintlaw hosted the so-called skills swap shop, which showcased weaving and knitting in the same arena as playing games on the Wii computer console.
Son remembers Aden Country Park founder
The son of the founding father of one of the north-east’s most popular visitor attractions planted a tree at the site yesterday in memory of his family’s links with the area.
Meet the Trees at Aden Country Park
Just like humans, every tree is different. Pam Ross, Senior Ranger for North Aberdeenshire, will be providing an opportunity for both the young and old, to get to know some of Aden’s most ‘rebarkable’ trees!
Thistle Catering wins Healthyliving Award
Local catering firm Thistle Catering Services was recognised as a market leader in providing healthy food by gained the prestigious Healthy Living Award for Aden Country Park Restaurant, Mintlaw.
Aden Country Park is one of the UK's best parks!
Aden Country Park, Mintlaw has been recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag Award. Green Flag Awards recognise and reward the best parks in the country and Aden Country Park impressed the judges with its excellent use of green space, well-maintained facilities and high standard of safety and security.
Public to get say in improvements to Buchan park
A team has been set to draw up new five-year blueprint on future of the visitor attraction Aden Country Park at Mintlaw and the public is being invited to help shape the future of one of the north-east’s most popular visitor attractions.
Aden Country Park to celebrate with Traditional Folk Music
As part of the Aden Country Park 30th anniversary celebrations, the Ugie Folk Club will be holding an informal concert of traditional songs and tunes on Saturday 24th July, from 1pm to 3.30pm, at the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
It's a Knockout with Bain Henry Reid
An entire day of glorious summer sunshine (well, mostly glorious) at Aden Country Park in Mintlaw provided the perfect setting for a wet, wild and wacky It's A Knockout event with a fantastic group of enthusiastic competitors from Bain Henry Reid.
Tree-mendous botanical garden branches out!
Aberdeenshire Council has officially open a regenerated botanical garden of trees (arboretum) at Aden Country Park in Mintlaw. The renovation to the existing remains of a Victorian arboretum is the first phase of a £100,000 project undertaken by the council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Service to develop and establish themed tree collections in the park.
Award-winning Aberdeenshire Council caravan parks open their doors
Aberdeenshire Council’s award-winning caravan parks are now open for business and ready to welcome guests. The council operates six coastal caravan parks at Banff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Portsoy, Rosehearty and Stonehaven. It also runs four countryside parks at Aden, Ballater, Haughton and Turriff and all are close to local amenities and attractions.