Puppet festival at Aden Theatre

Join Owl and his friends at the Twitawoo puppet animation show
Join Owl and his friends at the Twitawoo puppet animation show

For the first time ever Aden Country Park in Mintlaw will welcome the hugely successful annual Puppet Animation Festival.

The festival runs from Saturday, March 28 to Saturday, April 18 with the first Aden performance to be held on the opening day at 2pm, with a programme of funny, delightful “Short Animated Films”.

The event offers an eclectic mix of beautiful visual styles and intriguing animation techniques and among many vivid and exciting worlds experience some musical seals singing for their supper, a delicate friendship between a rabbit and a deer, a cat and dog who fight in a very unusual way, and a workaholic whose dream holiday is interrupted by some very ancient animals!

Tickets are £5 for adults, £4 concession, and £3 for under 16s and are available online and from the Aden Craft & Gift Shop in Aden Country Park.

Festival activities continue on Sunday, April 5 at 2pm with “Twitawoo” a brand new puppet animation show from Puppet Lab, which brings to life Owl, Badger, Squirrel, Pine Marten and friends who all live in the Scottish woodlands.

Twitawoo tickets are £7 for adults, £6 concession, £6 for Under 16s, and £24 for Family tickets (admits 4, max 2 adults) and are also available online and from the Aden Craft & Gift Shop.

Both events are aimed at families and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Due to the limited size of the Aden Theatre, those thinking of attending should purchase tickets ahead of each performance to avoid disappointment.