Special Events

For the 2023 we have the following special events planned:-

Saturday 1st April
Opening for the grounds, gardens and exhibitions at Balmoral

Wednesday Walks
Requires booking in advance
Each Wednesday afternoon the Ranger Service provide a guided woodland walk, which starts from outside the Mews Gift Shop at 2.00 p.m.

This walk will take you through the grounds and gardens of Balmoral, passing by some of the monuments and cairns. Your guide will explain about the history of Balmoral as well as the woodland, wildlife, flora and fauna.

The walk lasts approximately two hours and covers between two and three miles.

Places are limited so please book your ticket online to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April
RunBalmoral is a festival of running for people of all ages and will be held on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April. Please note that on the day of RunBalmoral up to 10,000 people will be on the estate on the Saturday. The roads around the event will be extremely busy and we operate restricted services  due to the volume of people (e.g no audio guides or Battricars). We advise this is not a good day to visit the Castle ballroom and grounds, even though, to compensate, admission on this day is free.

Saturday 6th May
Coronation Celebrations at Balmoral
Television screens showing live events in the coffee shop
Vintage Buses
Falconry Display
Ballater Pipe Band

Friday 6th July
Outdoor Theatre Experience - an evening performance of Robin Hood by The Three Inch Fools. Tickets available soon so please check back for details.

Friday 14th July
Pop Up Evening Restaurant in the Pipers Hall

Friday 21st July
Pop Up Evening Restaurant in the Pipers Hall

Friday 28th July
Pop Up Evening Restaurant in the Pipers Hall