Belwade Farm, Aberdeenshire

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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, Theon and also see which horses are ready to be rehomed?

Visitor Centre

Educational displays about our incredible work as well as our lovely shop selling all of our popular branded items. Tours of the farm are available as part of our Belwade Experience, or large groups can book by prior arrangement on 013398 85398.

If you would like to know more about any of the Belwade Farm events please fill out this form.

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Upcoming events

30th June FAIRY DAY

Sunday 1st September - Nerf Wars (10am & 11.30am) and Bubble Football (1.30pm)

Friday 13th September until 29th September Photography Exhibition

Sunday 15th September OPEN DAY

Sunday 22nd September CLAY SHOOT

Wednesday 16th October 10am Pony Care Morning

Wednesday 23rd October Tack Sale till 27th October

Friday 1st November 7.30pm – How to keep mind and body energised over the Scottish Winter! – Pauline Kidd

Sunday 8th December – Breakfast with Santa


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.

The Bistro is open 10am-4pm with lunch served 11.30am-3pm.  

Look at our delicious menu...

Enjoy our Pensioners' lunches on Thursdays from 12-2pm:

Soup & pudding deal £5.50
Main course & pudding deal £7.50

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... 

We also cater specifically for children's birthday parties. Find out more here.

Fairy Garden

Belwade Farm Fairy Garden is open from the 13th May 2018 until 1st November 2018. Visitors of all ages are invited along to embark in their very own magical adventure as they stroll through our enchanting woodland; keep your eyes open as you may spot unicorns and fairies as you go!

Stone Circle

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. Download a PDF by clicking the image below.

Belwade Stone Circle - Download


We are now a part of the Deeside Geotour and also have our own mini trail on the farm. For more information on Geocaching:


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.

Opening hours

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.


Eileen Gillen World Horse WelfareOur 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.



Our Adoption horses


Adopt a horse from World Horse Welfare

Theon came to Belwade Farm as part of a group of horses that had almost no contact with people