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To try and make your visit to Aden Country Park as enjoyable as possible, please use the following links to navigate to the website section most relevant to you.  

Find Us

To discover the best way to find Aden Country Park, which route to take, and roughly how long your journey will be, please visit the Find Us section to find out more. 

Opening Times

Although the park itself is open 24-7, 365 days a year, some of the facilities within the park e.g. the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Café at Aden, Caravan & Camping Site, or the Craft & Gift Shop, all have different opening times. Please visit the Opening Times section to find out more.  

Arriving at Aden

Following the guidance on our Find Us page to help direct you to the park, once you arrive, there are four carparks to choose from. In general, the two large carparks are the best places for visitors to park. Not only are they close to the main park facilities, but these carparks also have disabled parking bays and are soon to have Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points installed. Please visit the Arriving at Aden section to find out more.  

Park Map

On arrival, we recommend the first place to visit is the soon to be completed Visitor Interpretation Centre located in the centre of the courtyard. From here you will be able to find out all about what Aden has to offer, along with being able to pick up a Park Map which will help you to navigate around the various park sites and facilities. Maps are also available online. Please visit the Park Map section to find out more. 

Things to Do

Aden Country Park has everything you need for a great day out. We offer a range of opportunities for relaxation and recreation for individuals, families, and groups to enjoy. So, if you want to find out more about the Visitor Centre, Farming Museum, Café at Aden, Craft & Gift Shop, Children’s Play Area, Fairy Woods, Walks, Tours & Trails, E-Bikes, Caravan & Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Recording Studio, Woodcraft at Aden, or Dogs & Horses, please visit the Things to Do section. 

Schools & Groups

Aden Country Park is a great place to take a school or community group. Whether you want to book an area of Aden for a private event, arrange a visit to our award-winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, or perhaps book a natural and cultural heritage discovery session with the Countryside Ranger Service, whatever your interest, please visit the Schools & Groups section to find out more.  

Coach Trips

Aden Country Park is the ideal base, starting, or stop off point, for your tour of the Buchan area. A free dedicated coach parking is available, located between the two main car parks. If you plan have a picnic, an event, or perhaps a visit to the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, as part of your visit, we encourage you to also read the Book a Trip (link to Book a Trip page) section of our website for advice on how to book. Please visit the Coach House section to find out more.

EV Charging Points

To help encourage more people to consider using sustainable transport options, we are delighted to offer a total of eight electric vehicle (EV) charging points for the public to use in Aden Country Park. Whether Aden is your destination, or simply a stopping point on your journey, Aden is a great place to charge, stretch your legs, as well as a place for a fine lunch or cuppa and cake. Please visit the EV Charging Points section to find out more.  


Making Aden as accessible to all our visitors is extremely important to us. We have recently upgraded and increased the amount of disabled parking bays, as well as developing a brand-new toilet block which has both disabled, baby changing, and Changing Places toilet facilities. We have also developed a new play area which contains not only DDA compliant play equipment, but also a fully accessible roundabout. Please visit the Accessibility section to find out more.  

Local Attractions

The Buchan area, sometimes referred to as “Land of the big sky” is a land steeped in rich culture, heritage, and natural beauty. With one of the highest concentrations of ancient monuments and standing stones in mainland UK, Buchan’s rich history is as unique as its climate; low rainfall and clean air make it ideal for a plethora of outdoor pursuits. Please visit the Accessibility section to find out more.  

Contact Us 

There are range of staff, volunteers and community partners who work or volunteer in Aden Country Park. To help you contact the correct person, service, or organisation, please visit the Contact Us section to find who you are looking for. 

To make your visit to Aden as enjoyable as possible, we have pulled together some key information that you might find useful before visiting. Information includes Find Us, Opening Times, Park Map, Things to Do, Accessibility, and Contact Us. Please click on the square box below to visit the Visitor Information section of the website

Visitor Information

Throughout the year, Aden Country Park hosts a diverse range of public and private events and activities, either in the park, or within the onsite Aden Theatre. To find out more information, please click on the square box below to visit the What’s On section of the website.

What’s On

To keep up to date with what has been happening in the park, whether it’s that we’ve managed to secure funding to improve the parks facilities, letting you know about any events, or perhaps volunteer opportunities, please click on the square box below to visit the News section of the website


The story of Aden’s history and heritage is a fascinating one, from the Neolithic structure to the 10th century Celtic monastery, to today’s Country Park designed landscape, there is a lot to learn from Aden’s past. Please click on the square box below to visit the History & Heritage section of the website.

History & Heritage

Got some free time? Want to meet like-minded people? Or simply want to do your bit to help improve this much-loved country park? Whether you are a company, group, or individual, there are various ways you can support Aden Country Park. Please click on the square box below to visit the Get Involved section of the website.

Get Involved