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Upcoming events

MEET THE BEES!

 Back by popular demand Saturday 6th July! A unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the Bees that live at Formartine's.
Our beekeepers - Ewen & Liz from Udny Provender will be here to chat about all things Bee and get you suited up to look inside the hives.
We have 5 sessions that are free to attend, just come along and join in, at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Please note there are a limited number of protective Bee suits for adults and children that will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Fathers day is fast approaching...

Why not treat dad to some goodies from the shop, make a  beer box full of his favourites or pick up a selection of little gifts

Or bring him for lunch, keep it chilled with a laid back meal on the deck soaking up the sun. 

Fathers Day 16th June

This Friday the 12th of April marks Formartine's 7th birthday!

Come along for some delicious brunch, lunch and cake and celebrate with us!

Formartine's will be closed on Monday 1st of April for the day to perform our end of year stock take. We will reopen on Tuesday 2nd of April.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

This Mother's Day why not treat mum to a delicious lunch out. We will have a lovely Sunday Roast available as well as a selection of other tasty dishes to choose from. Mum will also get a free pud with her main meal on Mothering Sunday!

Don't leave buying a gift to the last minute this year, pop into the shop to discover a choice of beautiful gifts that mum will love. Whether it's fine treats, range of gins or one of our many gorgeous plants and pots. Why not make up a hamper for mum which we will pack for you! You can even get an Afternoon Tea voucher to use whenever you please!

Looking for some cool and interesting house plants? Come to Formartines for our pop-up shop with Fiona from the Potting Shed. Fiona will be selling loads of great, quirky and unusual houseplants as well as offering advice and tips about caring for them.

Kay from Claddach Farm will be here to chat to you about her lovely goats milk soap made from their own herd of goats and the guys from Green Tree Kombucha will be sampling their range of cool natural kombucha drinks, made in Aberdeenshire!

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 ghillie@formartines.com to be in for shot of winning! 

This Christmas we will be closed on 25th, 26th and 27th December 2018, reopening on Thursday 28th December 2018 at 09.30am.

(We hope to close a little early on the 24th and 31st - 4pm - so our hard working crew can go home and enjoy the party)

We will be closed on 1st and 2nd January 2019, reopening on Wed 3 January at 09.30am

We hope you all have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

Shop

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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Eat

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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Walk

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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Play

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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