Aden Country Park

Aden Country Park

Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, is a 230-acre country park in the heart of Buchan. Aden (pronounced Aa-den), meaning bonnie burn or brae, offers a warm welcome, beautiful surroundings, and a wide range of opportunities for relaxation, recreation, and learning for individuals, families, and groups to enjoy.

Aden’s other facilities include a fantastic new children’s play area, picnic and BBQ sites, walks and trailsHareshowe FarmNorth East Folklore Archive (NEFA)Aberdeenshire Recording CentreBook of Deer exhibition, SANDS and carers/sensory gardens, outdoor gym, dog agility and exercise areahorse arena and bridleway, car parking, fully accessible changing places toilet facilities.

The park also regularly plays host to a variety of events, activities, and volunteer opportunities. Annual events include Seedy Sunday, Easter Eggstravaganza, Wild About Aden, Pipe Band Competition, Vintage Tractor & Heritage Day, along with our popular Halloween and Christmas events. Other popular activities include our onsite orienteering course, feeding the ducks at the lake, and occasional farmers markets, equestrian events, vintage car, and bike rallies, or Ranger-led activities such as ‘bug hunts’ and ‘fungi spotting’ where they look at the various wildlife habitats throughout the park.

walking in AdenApart from all these ‘organised’ uses the park itself provides beautiful surroundings for visitors or the local community to enjoy a walk, jog, cycle, or space to exercise your four-legged friend. Whatever your interest, Aden has something for everyone.

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