8 Apr 2016
An early start this morning on a fairly fruitful quest for Red Squirrels out in the park
It might not have been nicest morning but our intrepid group of ten visitors plus Steve Willis from Saving's Scotland's Red Squirrels were rewarded for braving the weather with some great views of a (slightly sleepy) Red Squirrel down at the hide.
We also got treated to some very noisy Heron antics up in the tree tops, and a huge flock of Sand Martins (our first of the year) feeding busily over the lake.
The lousy weather didn't put the visitors off earlier this week either, with a hugely well attended Kids' Spring Bushcraft session. We struggled a little bit to even fit everyone round the campfire, but we hope all of you who came along had a fun time getting muddy and toasting marshmallows!
There'll be another Kids Bushcraft session in the summer holidays, so watch this space for more details.
Next Saturday we'll be hosting the Great British Dog Walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. This is a great event, taking place at lots of National Trust and NTS properties across the country. If you'd like to get involved and raise some money for a great cause just sign up on the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People website at greatbritishdogwalk.org
There are 3km and 8km routes to choose from, or if you don't want to walk you can just pop down to the Pheasantry for tea and biscuits and to meet some of amazing hearing dogs and their handlers.
We've had a little last minute change to the dates for this year's Hit The Road Classic & Custom Bike Show here at Haddo. The show will now be taking place on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May (over the Bank Holiday Weekend). We've already got lots of great exhibitors, bikes and vendors lined up but we're always hoping for more, so if you have a bike, bike business, custom job or restoration project you'd like to show off then get in touch with the organisers on 01651 851440 or email email@example.com for an event entry.
To finish off the rainy week theme- don't forget that Haddo House is now open for tours on Sundays and Mondays at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm. Tours are completely free for NTS members, and a great option if you're looking for something to do on a wet day during the holidays.