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Belwade Farm, Aberdeenshire
Visit our Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre with its inviting new Visitor Centre and Bistro - perfect for a day out in Royal Deeside.
Things to do at Belwade Farm:
Meet the horses
Belwade Farm is home to around 65 horses at any given time, and our staff are on hand to provide brief histories and information about the progress these horses are making. Why not come and meet our adoption horse, Digger and also see which horses are ready to be rehomed?
Educational displays about our incredible work as well as our lovely shop selling all of our popular branded items. Tours of the farm at 11.30am and 2.30pm or by prior arrangement (subject to change).
Dates for the Diary:
- Morris Dancers are back dancing on Saturday 18th July approx 2.30-3.30pm
- Geotour launch on Deeside on Sunday 12th July – we are a participating business but also have our own mini trail on the farm.
- Remedial Farriery Lecure with Simon Curtis - 21st August, 7.00pm.
- Coach Drive 21st – 23rd August
- Aberdeenshire Doors Open Days 19th and 20th September
- Tack Sale 4th October
Summer Holiday Activities:
- Groom Digger Sessions-Wednesday 8th, 15th, 22nd,29th July: 2 x sessions 11am-11.30am or 11.30am-12pm cost £2.00
- Horse Shoe Painting – Thursday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July 11am-2pm cost £2.5)
- Spaces are limited for the Summer Holiday Activities please call or email to book.
- Come visit us at Aboyne Highland Games on Saturday 1st August or at Blair Athol Horse Trials 9-13th September
Wonderful, fresh food made to order by our superb chef who has over 20 years experience in the industry. Whilst relaxing with a beautiful meal, you will be able to watch the horses being rehabiliated in our indoor school or enjoy the stunning views of Deeside from our decking.
Take care not to miss any of our famous Steak and Seafood evenings!
Enjoy our Pensioners lunches on Thursdays from 12-2pm.
Enjoy a nature walk
Our popular nature walks will take you through beautiful woodland, home to an abundance of wildlife, and along the River Dee as it travels through Aberdeenshire. From some of the high points you can see Lochnagar in the distance on a clear day. The longest walk covers five miles, but there are shorter routes! Maps are available from the Visitor Centre and dogs on leads are welcome.
Have a picnic
Bring along a picnic, relax and take in the picturesque scenery of the farm and its Royal Deeside home. We can provide your picnic for you if you call to order!
Celebrate your special occasion with us
Have you got a special day coming up? Do you need a venue for a wedding reception, reunion, anniversary celebration or birthday party? Look no further - we can help! Find out more about celebrating at Belwade...
Visitors can pick up a Fairy Hunt map from the Visitor Centre reception! Children and adults can then go in hunt off the Belwade Fairy houses and if they are lucky they might even see them flying around the Fairy woodland!
Built in March 2013 as a healing circle, it stands on the site of a previous circle. A fascinating tribute to Celtic history, the beautiful stones are not to be missed.
Belwade Farm is located in the breathtaking countryside of Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, just off the A93 close to Kincardine O'Neil, AB34 5BJ.
Our address is: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5BJ.
We are open all year Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am to 4pm. In addition to our public opening times, we also welcome group visits, and can tailor them to meet your requirements. Call the farm on 013398 85398 for more information.
Our Centre Manager
Eileen Gillen has been Centre Manager at our Aberdeenshire Rescue and Rehoming Centre since 1990. She helped set up the farm, which has since grown to be the largest receiving Centre in Scotland for equine cases subjected to neglect and ignorance from all areas of the horse world. Eileen has been involved in the training of horses and riders across the major disciplines, but particularly show jumping. She instigated the “whole horse approach” that is used at each of our farms when assessing and rehabilitating our horses.