2018 Special Events

Join us and enjoy special activities in the grounds of Balmoral
 

In 2018 we have a range of special activities planned.

Rangers Walk - every Wednesday at 2.00 p.m. (April to July)

Join the Ranger for a guided walk around the grounds of Balmoral to see some amazing views and hear some fascinating facts. easy walking with some rough paths and gradual inclines. The walks lasts one and a half to two hours.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Egg Hunt is available over the Easter weekend. Hunt the grounds to discover the letters and put them together to reveal the magic word, then claim your prize egg !

Normal admission applies.

Easter Family Fun

Visit on Saturday 31st March and decorate your own Easter egg with local award winning chocolatier Cocoa Ooze. Once your egg is decorated it will be packaged up for you to take home, that's if it lasts that long!

Normal admission applies plus £6.50 per decorated egg (20cm high).

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Jumbo Rides

All aboard for a ride around the grounds in our specially converted Land Rover known as the Jumbo! Available on Sunday 1st April, Saturday 14th April and Sunday 29th April.

Normal admission applies plus £3 per person per Jumbo ride.

Ballater Pipe Band

Not to be missed! The Ballater Pipe Band will perform in front of the Castle at 11.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon on Saturday 7th April.

Normal admission applies.

RunBalmoral 2018

Join us to celebrate the 21st anniversary of RunBalmoral, which will be held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April. Enter online now.

Land Rover Self Drive Treks

Land Rover GatheringJoin a group of up to 10 vehicles on a 3 hour convoy drive around some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. Our ranger will lead the Land Rover Self Drive Trek in a Discovery 4, stopping at points along the way for photographs and information. Available on Sunday 29th April at 9.00 a.m. until 12 noon or 1.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m.

Land Rover Gathering

We are celebrating the 70th year of production by Land Rover. Bring your Land Rover to Balmoral on Sunday 29th April and join our Land Rover Gathering. Get exclusive parking inside the grounds and half price admission! Vehicles on the day will be entered into our "Best in Show" competition with the winner taking away a very special prize.

Land Rover rides will be available in our specially converted Jumbo as well as vehicles from the Alford Transport Museum.

Normal admission applies unless you come in a Land Rover then it is half price!

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On the Buses

Visit us on Sunday 13th May and step back in time and travel in style aboard some very special busses from yesteryear.

Normal admission applies.

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Royal Wedding

Free special Royal Wedding Cup Cake for every visitor as we celebrate the Royal Wedding on Saturday 19th May. Come dressed to impress on this special day!

Normal admission applies.

Birds of Prey

Join us on Saturday 2nd June and see some wonderful birds of prey up close and personal. Available from 11.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.

Normal admission applies.

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Ballater Pipe Band

Not to be missed! The Ballater Pipe Band will perform in front of the Castle at 11.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon on Saturday 9th June.

Normal admission applies.

Ask the Ghillie

Visit us on Saturday 16th June and see the Highland Ponies is action. Find out what a year in the life of a Gamekeeper is like.

Normal admission applies.

Armed Forces Day Dinner

Book your tickets now for our Armed Forces Day Dinner. Enjoy a three course meal in the Pipers Hall at Balmoral with an inspirational presentation by Duncan Slater. Duncan is an Ex RAF Sergeant from Inverness-shire who lost both legs serving in Afghanistan and he was part of Prince Harry's team on the extraordinary South Pole expedition.

The event is in aid of Walking With The Wounded and will be start at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 21st June 2018. All profits to Walking With The Wounded a registered charity in Scotland (no. SC047760) and England & Wales (no. 1153497).

Walking With The Wounded

The Balmoral Challenge is an unmissable event for your team of four to take on one of three physically and mentally challenging routes on the stunning Balmoral Estate on Saturday 23rd June 2018. Enter online now.

Guided Cairns History Walk

Book now to join this fascinating walk starting at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday 1st July. Explore some of the hidden statues, monuments and cairns on the Estate with our knowledgeable guide. Booking advisable for this gentle walk lasting approximately two and a half hours.

Normal admission applies.

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Land Rover Self Drive Treks

Join a group of up to 10 vehicles on a 3 hour convoy drive around some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. Our ranger will lead the Land Rover Self Drive Trek in a Discovery 4, stopping at points along the way for photographs and information. Available on Sunday 8th July 2018 at 9.00 a.m. until 12 noon or 1.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m.

Garden Tours

On Saturday 7th July you can take a tour of the gardens at Balmoral with one of the gardening team. Tours available at 11.00 a.m., 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.

Normal admission applies.

Birds of Prey

Join us on Saturday 14th July and see some wonderful birds of prey up close and personal. Available from 11.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.

Normal admission applies.

Open Air Theatre

You can see Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Balmoral Castle this summer on Tuesday 24th July 2018. The performance will start at 7.00 p.m. - however the grounds will be open from 6.00 p.m. if you wish to arrive early and enjoy a picnic. Puchase tickets online now.

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What's On Event List

You can also view the Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch What's On Event List for the month by clicking here.

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