19 Events at Haddo House

  • Chapel Services - Haddo House 2016

    Chapel Services - Haddo House 2016

    Dates:Dates between : Sun 27 Mar - Sun 2 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Since 1881, When it was dedicated to the service of Almighty God free from all ecclesiastical restrictions, the Haddo House Chapel has continued its ecumenical witness.

    Everyone will be welcome

    Details

    All services start with afternoon Tea at 17:00 in the library followed by the Evening Service at 18:00

    2016 Services as Follow:

    27th March 2016 - Easter Sunday Service

    The Very Rev. Iain R. Torrance, T.D., D.D., F.R.S.E., Pro- Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, Dean of the Chapel Royal and Dean of the order of the Thistle.

    May 8th 2016

    The Rev. Kenneth Ian MacKenzie, D.L., Minister of The Parish of Braemar and Crathie and Domestic Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen of Scotland.

    June 12th 2016

    The Official Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

    The Rt. Rev. Robert Gillies, B.D., Pd.D., Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney.

    July 10th 2016

    The Rev. James R. Clarke, Ellon Baptist Church.

    August 7th 2016

    The Rev.Eleanor Macalister (Retired), Church of Scotland.

    August 14th 2016

    Fr. Keith Herrera, St. Mary's Cathedral, Aberdeen.

    August 21st 2016

    Professor Tom Greggs,

    Chair of Historical and Doctrinal Theology. Kings College, University of Aberdeen.

    August 28th 2016

    The Very Rev. Gerald Stranraer-Mull, Dean Emeritus of Aberdeen and Orkney.

    September 4th 2016

    The Rev. Stephen Taylor, B.A., B.B.S, M.Div., F.S.A. Scot. the Kirk of St. Nicholas Uniting, Aberdeen.

    October 2nd 2016 - Harvest Festival

    Fr. Michael A. Hutson, Dip.T.Mus., B.D.., M.T.S., B.Sc., St. Andrews Church, Rothesay, Isle of Bute.

    Please note that this year there will be no service at Haddo for Christmas Day but all are welcome at Methlick Parish Church 10:30 a.m. (The Rev. Dr. Will Stalder)

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 Sep 2016 : 17:00 - 19:30
    • 02 Oct 2016 : 17:00 - 19:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851440
  • Sunday Playtime!

    Sunday Playtime!

    Dates:Dates between : Sun 28 Aug - Sun 9 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Let your kids go wild with an old-fashioned morning of fun, creative play at Haddo. Build a fort, make mud pies, create your own games, it's all up to you!

    Details

    Date: Sunday 28th August, Sunday 11th September, Sunday 25th September, Sunday 9th October

    Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

    Price: £2 per child, accompanying adults free

    Let your kids go wild with an old-fashioned morning of fun, creative play at Haddo. Build a fort, make mud pies, create your own games, it's all up to you!

    We'll provide a whole selection of play items from logs, sticks, ropes, blankets, balls, water trays, craft items, nature kits and a dressing up box. We've got outdoor space if it's sunny, and room indoors if it's raining. You just need to bring energy, imagination and some clothes you don't mind getting muddy!

    Some weeks will also feature extra activities such as Ranger Service events, moth trapping or specific craft activities. Check our Facebook page facebook.com/visithaddo for details closer to the date.

    This event will take part in the country park

    Dates & Times:

    • 11 Sep 2016 : 10:30 - 12:30
    • 25 Sep 2016 : 10:30 - 12:30
    • 09 Oct 2016 : 10:30 - 12:30

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 2.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851041

    Booking:

    To book online click here
  • Ranger Guided Children's Event: Bat Evening

    Dates:Fri 2 Sep Location:Haddo House

    Learn more about bats and their world, then watch the bats fly out of their roost for a nights feeding.

    Details

    All our events begin and end in the property's car park where there is a car parking charge for non-members.

    This walks is aimed at 7 years olds and above.

    Please let us know if you have any special requirements.

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Sep 2016 : 19:15 - 20:45

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 1.00
    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 844810

    Booking:

    Booking essential 01330 844810
  • Doors Open Day- After Dark Tour

    Doors Open Day- After Dark Tour

    Dates:Sat 17 Sep Location:Haddo House

    Take a unique tour of Haddo and discover its history and monuments by torchlight. Starting at sunset, we'll explore the history of Haddo from original creation to the most recent restoration- via the battle of Waterloo, 18th century theatre, family tragedy and a ridiculous amount of gold paint!

    Details

    Take a unique tour of Haddo and discover its history and monuments by torchlight. Starting at sunset, we'll explore the history of Haddo from original creation to the most recent restoration- via the battle of Waterloo, 18th century theatre, family tragedy and a ridiculous amount of gold paint!

    We may also get to see some of the parkland’s native wildlife, including badgers, foxes, owls and red squirrels and finish up with a bit of stargazing from the Deer Park.

    Walk will cover approximately 1 ½ - 2 miles. Mostly on surfaced paths, with one short but stiff climb along a smooth grass track to the top of the deer park. Disabled parking and toilets available on site. Please see accessibility map at visithaddo.com for full details or contact us if you have any specific questions.

    Part of national Doors Open Day.

    Booking essential as places are limited. Call 0651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

    Dates & Times:

    • 17 Sep 2016 : 19:30 - 21:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851041

    Booking:

    Booking essential as places are limited. Call 0651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book
  • Bushcraft for Grown-Ups

    Bushcraft for Grown-Ups

    Dates:Dates between : Tue 27 Sep - Tue 25 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Join us for some grown-up, outdoor bushcraft where you can learn to set up camp, safely light a fire, make rope, try simple knife skills, do some knot tying and treat yourself with some campfire cooking. Ideal if you or your family want to explore the great outdoors.

    Details

    Want to be more confident camping? Impress the kids with your outdoor skills? Just learn something new?

    Join us for some grown-up, outdoor bushcraft where you can learn to set up camp, safely light a fire, make rope, try simple knife skills, do some knot tying and treat yourself with some campfire cooking. Ideal if you or your family want to explore the great outdoors.

    Tuesday 27th September, Tuesday 25th October 10am-midday, £5 per person, over 16s only.

    Campfire food and hot drinks included

    Activities will be flexible and weather dependent, if there are any particular bushcraft skills you'd like to learn or practise then let us know and we'll see what we can do!

    This event will take part in the country park

    Dates & Times:

    • 27 Sep 2016 : 10:00 - 12:00
    • 25 Oct 2016 : 10:00 - 12:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851041
  • Mozart Requiem - Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society Haddo Arts Festival

    Mozart Requiem - Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society

    Dates:Sat 1 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 K467

    Details

    Mozart Requiem

    Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society, Haddo Orchestra, Eleanor Dennis, Louise Mott, Jamie MacDougall, Stefan Berkieta.

    Conducted by Martin Roscoe (from the piano) and Alice Dennis.

    Book Tickets Online

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 Oct 2016 : 19:30 - 21:45

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851440
  • Inspirations - Jamie MacDougall Haddo Arts Festival

    Inspirations - Jamie MacDougall

    Dates:Sun 2 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Lunchtime song recital with Radio Scotland's Jamie MacDougall (tenor).

    Details

    A delightful recital of music that has inspired Jamie from the great tenors of the past.

    With a light lunch afterwards in the Visions Exhibition.

    Book Tickets Online

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Oct 2016 : 12:00 - 13:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851440
  • Placing Sound - Pete Stollery Haddo Arts Festival

    Placing Sound - Pete Stollery

    Dates:Mon 3 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Music at Haddo House Chapel

    Details

    Five pieces of music "about" places connected with the NE of Scotland, including sound recordings made in Aberdeen, Inverurie and Forgue near Huntly, will be performed in Haddo Chapel, bringing elements of those places into a new space.

    Book Tickets Online

    Dates & Times:

    • 03 Oct 2016 : 19:00 - 20:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851440
  • Wordmonger - Stuart MacBride Haddo Arts Festival

    Wordmonger - Stuart MacBride

    Dates:Wed 5 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Talk from the North East's most popular crime writer, with refreshments and a short recital from pupils from the North East Scotland Music School.

    Details

    Talk from the North East's most popular crime writer, with refreshments and a short recital from pupils from the North East Scotland Music School.

    Book Tickets Online

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Oct 2016 : 19:30 - 22:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851440
  • Myrtle Throgmorton Takes the Biscuit Haddo Arts Festival

    Myrtle Throgmorton Takes the Biscuit

    Dates:Thu 6 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Myrtle Throgmorton returns to take the stage, many liberties and the biscuit.

    Details

    Jolly good show! Myrtle Throgmorton returns to take the stage, many liberties and the biscuit. Thankfully, this year she is supported by a constellation of North-East stars including Colin Brockie, George Davidson, Robert Lovie and many more. Sure to be a hoot!

    Book Tickets Online

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Oct 2016 : 19:30 - 21:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851440
  • Chopin by Candlelight - Piers Lane Haddo Arts Festival

    Chopin by Candlelight - Piers Lane

    Dates:Fri 7 Oct Location:Haddo House

    An intimate recital from top Australian pianist Piers Lane.

    Details

    Book Tickets Online

    Dates & Times:

    • 07 Oct 2016 : 19:30 - 22:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851440
  • The Elixir of Love - Scottish Opera Haddo Arts Festival

    The Elixir of Love - Scottish Opera

    Dates:Sat 8 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Opera from Scottish Opera

    Details

    Opera from Scottish Opera - the lively and lyrical score sees Donizetti at his best, accompanied by five players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera in a new instrumental arrangement. Sung in English.

    Book Tickets Online

    Dates & Times:

    • 08 Oct 2016 : 19:30 - 22:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851440
  • Stone Age Secrets at Haddo

    Stone Age Secrets at Haddo

    Dates:Sun 9 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Explore the secrets of the stone age at Haddo.

    Details

    Explore the secrets of the stone age at Haddo. Find out about Neolithic and Bronze Age life via reproduction artefacts and materials from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages including axe heads, arrowheads and a bow drill, as well as examples of materials such as flint, stone, copper, tin, antlers and beeswax.

    Free drop in event, booking not required. Event organised in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service.

    This event will take place in the Country Park

    Dates & Times:

    • 09 Oct 2016 : 11:00 - 14:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851041
  • Search For A Squirrel!

    Search For A Squirrel!

    Dates:Thu 13 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Join Steve Willis from the Scottish Wildlife Trust to find out all about Haddo’s amazing Red Squirrels.

    Details

    Join Steve Willis from the Scottish Wildlife Trust to find out all about Haddo’s amazing Red Squirrels. Learn how to spot the signs of Red Squirrels near you, then head out into the woods for a guided walk to find the wee beasties themselves, including a visit to our red squirrel feeding station and hide. Easy, level walking on surfaced paths.

    Suitable for all. Booking essential, for more information email haddo@visithaddo.com or call 01651 851041

    This event takes place in the country park

    Dates & Times:

    • 13 Oct 2016 : 10:00 - 12:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851041
  • Fungi Foray

    Fungi Foray

    Dates:Sat 15 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Join the Grampian Fungus Group on Fungi Foray around Haddo. The Foray will start by looking at the amazing, multi-coloured waxcaps on the house lawns, then move out into the park for the rest of the day.

    Details

    Join the Grampian Fungus Group on Fungi Foray around Haddo. The Foray will start by looking at the amazing, multi-coloured waxcaps on the house lawns, then move out into the park for the rest of the day.

    This is a Grampian Fungus Group outing, interested people are welcome to join us and do let us know if you are coming. It is not a guided walk but a group of amateur enthusiasts trying to identify and record fungi - not a collecting walk.

    You can join us for the whole day or just for a couple of hours (if you're coming for the whole day please remember to bring a packed lunch/snacks/drinks). If you'd like to join us after lunch then please contact the foray leader to get details of where we'll be for the afternoon session.

    For more details please contact the foray leader Toni Watt on 0777 3626981 or email twatt@nts.org.uk

    This event takes place in the country park

    Dates & Times:

    • 15 Oct 2016 : 10:30 - 15:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851041
  • Halloween Magic at Haddo

    Halloween Magic at Haddo

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 21 Oct - Sun 23 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Join us for a magical family Halloween at Haddo.

    Details

    Date: Fri 21st October, Sunday 23rd October

    Time: 7pm-9pm

    Price: £5 per person (under 6 free), Family ticket £20 (2 adults, up to 4 children),

    Join us for a magical family Halloween at Haddo. Explore the park by torchlight, walk through beautiful coloured illuminations, meet the fairy queen, talk to a tree spirit, or bump into something a bit more spooky… Hot food and drink available.

    Tickets available mid September, please check back for more details.

    This event will take place in the country park

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Oct 2016 : 19:00 - 21:00
    • 23 Oct 2016 : 19:00 - 21:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851041
  • Haddo House Horror

    Dates:Dates between : Sun 30 Oct - Mon 31 Oct Location:Haddo House

    Dare to enter our House of Horror...and tell the tale...if you survive! Tons of scares and plenty of screams!

    Details

    Come and live a realistic horror film experience at Haddo House.

    Groups of around 5 to 8 people will walk around the mansion, without any guide, facing bloodcurdling surprises and terrifying characters...not for the weakhearted and comfy shoes are highly recommended...you will run!!!

    After having your soul stolen at the house you can come back to the hall and continue your Halloween night with us in a warm and creepy environment with music, confectionary and drinks.

    Over 18's only. Food and drink will be on sale on the day. Comfy shoes highly recommended.

    This year we are tying a new system of time slots to shorten your waiting time. On the day make sure you arrive at your slot starting time, groups will go in in order of arrival so some waiting might be required.

    The attraction duration depends on how fast you run! So we calculated 15 minutes but our trial groups got out in just 10 minutes due to intense fear!

    The following trailer may contain some disturbing images. Viewer discretion advised! (over 15's only)

    www.youtube.com

    This event has now sold out.

    Adult : £ 19.00 buy online (free soft drinks for designated driver, buy 5 tickets to be eligible)

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Oct 2016 : 18:00 - 23:30 (60 min intervals)
    • 31 Oct 2016 : 18:00 - 23:30 (60 min intervals)

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 19.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851440
  • Haddo House Christmas craft fair

    Haddo House Christmas craft fair

    Dates:Sat 5 Nov - Sun 6 Nov Location:Haddo House

    With a large selection of handcrafted products ranging from jewellery and toiletries to confectionery and woodwork, there’s something for everyone!

    Details

    To get you in the Christmas mood we will be serving warming festive refreshment.

    Visit the courtyard gift shop for some last minute bargains and the tearoom will be open selling lunches and refreshments

    Notes to crafters: All stalls have been sold for 2016 please contact us in February 2017 if you want to book a stall. Only hand crafted items please. (Public liability insurance and PAT test certificate has to be present and valid during fair dates)

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Nov 2016 - 06 November 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 3.00
    • Child : £ 3.00
    • Concession : £ 3.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851440
  • Go Wild In The Woods- Kids Christmas Bushcraft

    Go Wild In The Woods- Kids Christmas Bushcraft

    Dates:Sat 10 Dec Location:Haddo House

    Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun - learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials

    Details

    Date: Saturday 10th December

    Time: 11am-2pm

    Price: £2 per child

    Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun - learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials. Drop by to learn a few skills to help stay dry and comfortable when far from the nearest visitor centre! Older children can learn how to tie the knots to enable them to put up a lightweight tarp without damaging the trees and have a go at whittling.

    Drop-in event, booking not required. Some activities may involve use of hand tool and may not be suitable for very young children.

    This event will take place in the country park

    Dates & Times:

    • 10 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 14:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 2.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851041

Designed by Scottish architect William Adam in 1732, Haddo House near Aberdeen is a magnificent example of an historic Scottish stately home.

Originally Palladian in style, the house now has late Victorian interiors after a 19th-century refurbishment and is renowned for its stunning decorated ceilings.

It also has impressive collections of period furniture, ceramics and art, including paintings by Sir Thomas Lawrence and James Giles.

The house is open for guided tours only but the grounds are open all the time. These include the formal terrace garden and Haddo Country Park, with its lakes, monuments, woodland walks and deer park.


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Opening times & Prices

30 Aug
  • House(Tours only): 11.30, 13:30 & 15.00
  • Shop: 11.00 - 17:00
  • Tearoom: 11.00 - 17:00
  • Garden: 9.00 - Sunset
  • Grounds: 9.00 - Sunset
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £10.50
  • Family: £24.50
  • 1 Parent: £18.00
  • Concession: £7.50

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star