Visitor CentreWe're starting July in the best possible way, with a fantastic Family Open Day to celebrate the relaunch of the park and the opening of our new adventure playground!

The event is on Saturday 5th July, with the opening ceremony in the morning followed by a whole afternoon of sports, games and activities. See below for more, or check out our website at visithaddo.com,

The rest of the month is just as busy with bushcraft days, wild flower walks, and a four day John Muir awards course for teenagers. The mansion house will also be open for tours every day throughout the summer and we're arranging tours of the park as well, to complete your day out at Haddo.

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Family Open Day & Adventure Playground Opening
Sat 5th July Opening ceremony 11.30am Activities 12 midday-4pm
Prices: FREE ENTRY, individual activities may charge

Image of Haddo Country ParkRestored UrnCelebrate the launch of the new Haddo House & Country Park, and the official opening of our new adventure playground

An amazing day at Haddo full of sports and outdoor activities for you to try. In the morning we'll be celebrating the grand opening of the renovated park and the new adventure playground. Sports and games will start from midday including archery, cricket, football, climbing wall, Zorbs, face painting, bouncy castle, bushcraft, moth trapping and lots more!

See visithaddo.com for more details


ChapelHaddo Chapel Service
Sun 6th July 5pm

Prices: Free

Join us for afternoon tea in the Library followed by services in our ecumenical Chapel. Led by the Rev. James R. Clarke, Ellon Baptist Church. Afternoon tea from 5 pm, services begin at 6 pm. Enter Haddo via the Chapel. More Details


Red SquirrelOld Fashioned Bushcraft Day
Fri 11th July 10am-4pm

Prices: Adult £25 Child/Concession £10

Re-discover and learn the skills of using local and familiar plants and freshly cut wood to make useful and lovely crafts, such as natural cordage, a willow whistle and a carve a project of your choosing (suggested for older children). More Details


Marsh OrchidSummer Wildflower Spectacular
Sat 19th July 2pm-4pm
Prices: £5 per person

The lakeside meadows at Haddo are home to an incredible display of wild flowers. Join a local expert and learn how to identify wild flowers even when they're not in flower, and how to encourage them to grow near you. If it's a sunny day we'll hope for a display of butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies as well. More Details


musicImmanuel Voigt Piano Recital
Sun 20th July 7pm-9pm
Prices: £9 Adult £7 Concessions £28 Family

Join us for this World Premiere recital where the Ogston Music Prize winner (2012) will perform his very own sonata no.1 as well as beautiful pieces by Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin and Liszt. More Details


GardensFlora Locale Training Course
Wed 23rd July 10am-4pm
Prices: £100 (£75 concessions are available)

Explore the introduction and management of wild plants in variety of habitats such as amenity grassland, meadow, pasture and woodland glades. This event is suitable for those who look after wildflower meadows and those who wish to restore wildflower grassland or start from scratch. More Details


ParkJohn Muir Awards
Thurs 24th, Fri 25th, Mon 28th, Tues 29th 10am-3pm
Prices: Free but places are limited and booking is essential

For young people aged 10-17 to enjoy the challenge and adventure of being out in the wilds. Learn to be capable and confident in the outdoors; and develop environmental skills through practical conservation tasks. Complete all four days for a recognised certificate that will enhance any C.V.! More Details

    Wildlife At Haddo  

Marsh Orchid We're well into the height of the wild flower season now and the meadow by the lake is covered in purple Marsh Orchids as well as pale Meadowsweet and yellow Birdsfoot Trefoil. Blue-tailed Damselflies have emerged from the lake and are usually seen along the dam in sunny weather.

Our new red squirrel hide and feeding station is now finished and we're hoping this'll be a great place to see and photograph our red squirrels throughout the year.


Our first volunteering day in the park will be on Saturday 19th July at 10am. We'll be working on a few different tasks, including the Friends Garden and the Dog Park. You can also find out about our volunteer tour guides programme. Hot/cold drinks and lunch will be provided, all travel expenses paid. Tools and equipment provided.

If you'd like to be involved, email haddo@visithaddo.com and we will send out all the details.

    Oopening Times  
    Haddo Country Park- Open dawn-dusk, 7 days a week. Parking free
Haddo House- Open daily for Guided Tours, 11.30am, 1,30pm, 3.30pm
NTS Tearoom- Open daily 11am-5pm NTS Shop- Open daily 11am-4.30pm
Mrs Smith's Bakery/Cafe Open, times tbc