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Awesome Awards

1 Aug 2014

As the heat of last week has begun to cool and settle, blending with cool breeze and the occasional summer shower, Haddo has been rife with life!

Green Flag Ahoy!

It was announced on Monday that Haddo Country Park has won a Green Flag Award, this is an excellent achievement for the park, which recognises us bearing the national standard for parks and green spaces. Our green flag can be seen flying in the car park.

John Muir Awards

During Monday and Tuesday of this week, the John Muir Award expedition continued to take place, as we watched wood wasps fly about the outdoor classroom and ate roasted hazelnuts, the children, ranging from age 10 to 14 wrote poems about their time in Haddo Country Park.

Their final day was spent in the Visitor Centre Office with Ranger David and I, they created a wonderful display of their photographs and poems, which can be seen in the Visitor Centre.

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 On a Sad Note...

Continuing on the subject of the Visitor Centre, whilst the John Muir Awardees created their display, I was dismayed to discover that one of our display bubbles had been removed completely, snapping the plastic around the screws used to secure it, and the swallows’ nest it contained had been demolished. Luckily, I managed to repair the dome at home, but it still upsets me that someone demolished the nest.

Please, if you do accidentally damage anything in the visitor centre, let us know! We aren’t going to bite!

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What’s On?

On Sunday, we have yet another fantastic flower walk led by John Malster. Come along to learn all there is to learn about our common florae, from their names and families to their medicinal and culinary properties. £5 per head, begins at 2pm August 3rd.


Also, next week, from the 8th August to the 10th, we will be hosting Homecoming 2014s Routes to your North East Roots event, where organisations and experts will be on hand to get you started on your ancestral research or help you solve any tricky questions about your family tree.

Alongside the many ancestral information stands there will also be traditional culture and local produce on offer as well as tours of the house and country park.