9 Jul 2015
It's been a wet week here at Haddo. Sudden downpours followed by brilliant sunshine. The rain has brought out the colours - vibrant shades of green, brilliant pinks, yellows and blues. The birds and butterflies have been taking shelter but brief appearances have given us some pleasure! A dark green fritillary was spotted earlier in the week between showers.
With the school holidays starting we have several events coming up to keep children busy. The first today is the Bushcraft session where children are learning to whittle basic objects like trolls, spoons and pegs, knotting, making rope from nettles, fern and leaf prints....
On Monday Elaine the Summer Visitor Services Officer is holding a workshop on Leading Guided Walks to help you plan, organise and lead any type of guided walk - alwyas a useful skill. All welcome - starting at 1100h in the Visitor Centre.
Come along on Tuesday July 14 to hear more about the Flowers and Trees at Haddo, starting at 1030h from the Visitors Centre. It will be a gentle 1.5 hours walk and costs £5 per adults and £2 per child.
There are lots of children enjoying the Park despite the rain, jumping puddles, feeding the ducks and geese and spending time in the playpark .... and what a selection of amazingly colourful welly boots!
Don't forget the Erskine Regiment's 17th Century Camp is here at Haddo this weekend, 11/12th July at the Pheasantry. Come and find out how soldiers lived, what they eat, how they fought.
Next Wednesday, 15th August is the first of Scotland's Gardens Open Days with a garden tour at 2pm and 4pm (£4) in addition to Kids Activities from 11am - 4pm (donations welcome).
There is lots happening at Haddo - come along and join us!