Aden Attractions Open for 2014 Season
The Aden Country Park visitor attractions including the award-winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Caravan & Camping Park, and Craft & Gift Shop have all opened their doors for the new 2014 season.
While the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum & Hareshowe Farm bring to life the story of the NE Scotland farming past, the Aden Craft & Gift Shop offers visitors a unique shopping experience with a wide selection of locally made arts and crafts, including cards, bags, scarfs, and jewellery as well as a range of books, music, souvenirs, and children's toys, all at fair prices.
For those who want to stay, Aden also offers a uniform group campsite and fully serviced four-star Aden Caravan & Camping Park. With the range of facilities and activities on offer it’s easy to see why the site is so popular.
Along with these seasonal attractions Aden also offers a range of perminant facilities including the children’s play area, picnic and BBQ sites, walks and trials, SANDS and carers/sensory gardens, outdoor gym, dog agility and exercise area, horse arena, and bridleway, all set in the beautiful open parkland and woodlands areas of Aden Country Park.
Neil Shirran, Aden Development Worker said:
“We are delighted to see all the Aden Park attractions open again for another season. Not only does Aden provide a great place to shop, eat and enjoy our local heritage, it also offers the space for an enjoyable walk, picnic, or BBQ in beautiful surroundings, or simply an area for the kids run off steam at the children’s play area.
Our very popular annual events, dog agility area, Victorian arboretum and ruined mansion house also create a great deal of interest. So if you fancy a enjoying day out in the heart of Buchan why not visit Aden Country Park today.”
The Farming Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday (6 days a week - closed Mondays) from 5th April to 28th September 2014, and 11th to 26th October 2014, 10am to 4pm. (Last admission to the museum is at 3.30pm). Admission to the museum is free but donations are always welcomed.
The Aden Craft & Gift Shop is open weekdays (Monday to Friday): 10am to 3.30pm, and weekends (Saturday & Sunday): 10.30am - 4.30pm.
The Aden Café is however unfortunately temporarily closed for refurbishment. The cafe is due to reopen at the end of May 2014. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Tea, coffee and snacks are however available in the Craft & Gift Shop in the courtyard area.