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Upcoming events

Come along to our June Meet the maker event where you can browse and sample delicious products from Brewdog, Piggery Smokery, Bon Accord soft drinks, Udny Provender and Devenick Designs plus the unique opportunity to MEET THE BEES that are busy making our first batch of honey. 

Bee talks are happening at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm. Meet outside at the observation hive to join the talk.

Plus try out loads of samples from Big Beefys Biltong, The Formartine's deli counter and The Smokehouse.

Check out our Facebook page for more details and more info on the makers that are joining us.

Haggis hunting season is fast approaching and our resident Ghillie says the numbers of Haggii in the woods are growing fast! Do you have what it takes to hunt the beastie? Prizes will be awarded for hunting style and flair so be sure to grab your Meurans and Tam o' Shanters and take to the Woodies! 

The hunt runs all day from 9.30 til 5.30 all weekend and you can collect your guide to hunting in the visitor centre foyer before heading out. 

For those unwilling to catch their own our shop will be loaded with Scotts award winning haggis, fresh local veg and everything you could need for a top notch burns feast!

Our kitchen crew will also be cooking up a storm for the perfect post hunt victory meal! 

Remember Haggis are timid creatures and are not to be touched!  Send evidence of your hunt to to be in for shot of winning! 

Please note we will be closed on Christmas Day & Boxing Day 2017, reopening on Wed 27 December 2017 at 09.30am.

We will be closed on New Years Day and 2 January 2018, reopening on Wed 3 January at 09.30am

We would like to wish all our customers and staff a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It's finally here, the holidays have arrived. We are open everyday 9:30 to 17:30.

Loads of adventures to be had in the woodies & play park, wildlife, fairies, swings, treasure hunts, denbuilding,  just bring some imagination...

Plenty of craft Scottish Gin in the shop (for all the parents and grandparents)....!

See You Soon!

Treat Dad to a Formartine's breakfast or if he fancies a long lie then why not bring him along for a delicious roast dinner...Dads get a free pud with their roast on fathers day .. this Sunday.

Pick up a gift for Dad in the shop too. We can make up tasty food and drinks hampers, we have a good stash of Gins,  Beer's and all manner of delicious treats....

Its Haggis season... they are hiding in the Woodies...can you find them?

Formartine's 4th annual Haggis Hunt,  Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th of January.


In celebration of Rabbie Burns we have some great thing going on this month.

Haggis hunting in the woodies, dont forget to bring your Tammy, Wheesht and Meuran.

Award winning haggis, local neeps and tatties, Scottish cheese boards and local whisky is available in the shop.

Haggis for breakfast, brunch and lunch available in the restaurant.


We are open 7 days every week from 9.30am to 5.30pm.  

Breakfast, Brunch and All Day Lunch.  Great coffee and our own fresh baked cakes all day.   




We are open on the 31st until 4pm

Closed on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Open as usual on the 4th -  09:30

Happy New Year if we dont see you today 



Our fine food hall is stocked with local artisanal products, including produce from our own estate & smokehouse. The range of hand-selected delicacies includes everything for a gourmet feast,  we also have a great range of gifts and art.

Open 09:30 to 17:30,  7 days.

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Our eatery boasts the best of local and seasonal produce with the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.  Excellent coffee and own bake cakes all day.

Open 9:30 to 17:30, 7 Days.

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Explore the great outdoors of rural Aberdeenshire with our stunning woodland walks around Haddo Trout Lake. Discover the beautiful natural scenery while enjoying a leisurely stroll on our paths, and even bring your dog to join in the fun.

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With plenty of activities to inspire young explorers of all ages, our secure children’s play area will provide hours of entertainment and lots of peace and quiet for parents and grandparents.

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