Belwade Farm is set in a stunning location with amazing views across Deeside. We welcome visitors to come along and explore the farm and meet some of the horses and ponies in our care. Belwade Farm is a fantastic day out for the whole family with plenty to see and do.
World Horse Welfare (Registered charity no: 206658 and SC038384) is a charity dedicated to giving abused and neglected horses a second chance in life.
Visit World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm's to find out more about the work we do. We have a fantastic visitor centre with conference facilities and Bistro. We are conveniently located just off the A93 between Banchory and Aboyne . The Farm is situated in a peaceful setting, boasting spectacular views from the Bistro of the surrounding area.
Our chef is passionate about food and prides himself in using the finest local produce and suppliers where possible. Our dedicated Bistro team will make you very welcome during your visit and whether it’s a freshly brewed coffee and tasty homemade cake or a three course meal we are sure that you will enjoy your time with us in the Bistro.
Whilst in the Bistro and visitors centre, you have the option to watch the horses being rehabilitated in our indoor school through the large windows which overlook it. Come along and find out more about the work we do to help the horses of today and tomorrow.
What to do at Belwade Farm
Have a look around the visitors centre and learn all about World Horse Welfare's work at Belwade Farm, the rest of the UK and our training programs abroad.
Participate in our guided tour at either 11.30am or 2.30pm Wednesday to Sunday for approximately half an hour to find out more about World horse Welfare, Belwade Farm and its residents. Please call in advance to check availability. We also have a self-tour leaflet so that you can guide yourself around the farm out with tour times or when we do not have availability. You can self-tour around the farm at any time during our opening hours. Launching early in 2017 will be the new visitor experience. Please keep an eye on our website for further information on this being announced.
Videos of the charities work are available to watch in our conference room during your visit. Please ask a staff member for further details.
You can pick up your farm map from the visitors centre and take time to go on one of our farm walks. The scenery over Deeside is simply stunning. Keep your eyes open for our non-horsey residents as you walk which include Buzzards, Deer, Kite and Squirrels. You can also meet and admire the horses and ponies that each have their very own story to tell.
Our Magical Woodland is open from May till October. You can take a stroll with the children through the wood and see what signs of Fairy life you can spot along the way. Remember to look all around up high you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the fairies in the tree tops going about their work and down low you may see fairy houses and gardens.
Our farm quiz is available all year round. It is a great way to learn a little bit more about horses in general. We have lots of interesting facts on our information boards around the farm which will help you answer all the questions and if you get stuck you can always ask a member of our friendly Belwade team.
Within the centre itself we have an invisible horse trail. We have hidden 10 (invisible) horses around the centre and the aim is for you to find them all and make them visible again.
Geocaching has become very popular here at Belwade Farm. We are part of the Deeside Geotour and we also have our own mini circuit consisting of 4 caches. This is a great fun way to spend a few hours outdoors here at Belwade while enjoying the stunning scenery before coming in and enjoying a refreshment within the Bistro.
Second Hand Tack and equipment shop is open for you to have a look through during normal opening hours.
Gift shop has many lovely items available to purchase. These include our range of branded clothing, books, cards, toys and gifts.
What's on at Belwade Farm
We will be hosting various events throughout the year, the list below details some of the events that we have confirmed in the diary this year.
Dates for 2017 to be updated in early January 2017.
If you would like any information on these events, please contact us on 013398 85398 or email email@example.com.