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Festival Season

30 Jun 2016

Not quite Glastonbury, but we've been all about Festivals at Haddo this week.

Firstly, huge thanks to everyone who came along to our first Pet Festival on Sunday. We were busy out and about and didn't get nearly enough time to get around much of the show, but everyone I spoke to said they'd had a fantastic day out- especially those of you who'd come home with a few rosettes!

There are loads of great pictures of the day on the NTS/Haddo House Facebook page.


Then on Tuesday we launched Visions the 2016 Haddo Arts Festival. This year the festival runs from 1st-8th October, opening as always with the HHCOS Concert and closing with Scottish Opera and their touring production of The Elixir of Love.

In between there's lots of different shows including comedy with Myrtle Throgmorton, electronica from Pete Stollery and very exicitingly, an evening with crime writer Stuart MacBride. There will also be art in the Peatyards and the winners from our first Haddo Photography Competition in the Pheasantry.

You can find the complete programme and buy tickets from their website at haddoartsfestival.org.uk

Haddo Photography Competition

Tuesday was also the launch of the Haddo Photography Competition. The competition is open to everyone, for images taken anywhere in Aberdeen City & Shire. The categories include People, Wildlife, and History & Heritage and there's a special section for junior photographers as well. 

There are lots of great prizes on offer and the winners, runners up and judges favourites will be exhibited here at Haddo throughout the festival.

For full details and an entry form go to www.haddoartsfestival.org.uk/photography-competition-2016.html

Summer Events

If you're looking for something to keep the kids busy over the summer holidays, why not check out our summer events programme. 

We've got a Bumblebee Safari, Kids' Craft Days, Outdoor Bushcraft, John Muir Awards, Bat Watch and some creative Tree Messaging and Fruit & Flower Workshops - all ideal for families. Some events are free, others priced between £2-£5 per child, so why not come along and give one of them a go!