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.
Now in its third year, Wild About Aden hopes to build upon the great success of last two year where over 6,000 people visited the park over the two days. This year’s event will feature a range of new and different family friendly activities including: outdoor nature sessions for younger children and their parents; animal handling workshops by The Critter Keeper; a selection of rare breed animals from Doonies Farm and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust; circus skills; face painting; environmental art; mini beast hunt; potted sports; storytelling; treasure hunt; wildlife crime caravan; RSPB; North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership; Mr Arbuthnot's Cabinet of Curiosities; and the popular Woodland Zumba!
We are also delighted to announce that this year we plan to add to the family fun by introducing body zorbing & climbing wall sessions, kindly provided by Active Aberdeenshire. So if you fancy testing out our climbing wall or bouncing around inside an inflatable ball, totally protected from bumps and bruises, why not join us for a fun day out in Aden Country Park.
Wild About Aden is a partnership project between Aberdeenshire Council Central Buchan Community Learning & Development, the Ranger, Museum and Library Services, NHS Grampian, Active Aberdeenshire, Rare Breeds Survival Trust, Doonies Farm, Friends of Aden, amongst others, and is designed to provide two days of family fun within the beautiful setting of Aden Country Park. It is hoped that the event will promote family learning opportunities through a range of hands on experiential learning, whilst raising awareness of the local environment and North East farming heritage.
Neil Shirran, Aden Development Worker, said:
“The third Wild About Aden event should prove to be the best yet. We hope the event will not only be a really fun, enjoyable two day event for all the family but we also hope it will encourage friends, families, the young and old, to come together and enjoy what one of Aberdeenshire’s top country parks has to offer”.
“Aden provides a variety of benefits and opportunities for friendships, education, health, exercise, and simply a space for play and fun. Sometimes I think we forget what fantastic parks and green spaces we have in Aberdeenshire and I think the Wild About Aden event will really help to showcase what Aden Country Park has to offer.”