22 Sep 2016
Tickets go on sale for our two nights of Halloween magic this week, and there's a little bit of magical wildlife still around too.
Firstly- as you can see from the slightly spangly pic above- tickets are now on sale for our Halloween Magic at Haddo event on the 21st & 23rd October.
If you came along to Kids' Creepy Halloween last year (or were around for the Arts Festival) you'll already know how amazing Haddo looked all lit up. This year we'll have more lights, hopefully a few spooky special effects and a range of woodland sprites, tree fairies and some slightly more scary ghouls and ghosts for you to meet as you explore the park after dark.
There'll be hot food and drink on sale and hopefully (numbers of staff/volunteers permitting) a bonfire to sit round as well.
Tickets are £5 per person with family/group tickets available for £20 which gives you access to the park any time between 7pm and 9pm. You can get your tickets online by clicking here.
During the daytime that weekend we'll also be holding this year's Photography Workshops. They'll cover Autumn Wildlife, After Dark Photography using the coloured Halloween lights and a new workshop for this year- showing you how to use computer processing techniques to turn even an average image into something amazing.
There are full details of all the workshops on our Events Page.
As a very little taster of how lovely the park looks at night even without the fancy illuminations the pics above and below were taken on our After Dark walk for Doors Open Day last Saturday. We had 25 walkers and wandered through the park under an amazing starlight sky and a huge full moon.
We were mostly looking at the historic monuments and buildings, but we did take a moment to admire this incredibly tiny toad on the dam wall path as well...
The park is a wonderful mix of summer and autumn wildlife at the moment. There are still a few Red Admiral and Tortoiseshell butterflies about, and on Wednesday I had a very close encounter with two Common Darter dragonflies at the top of the Deer Park.
The first of the autumn fungi is starting to spring up all over the park. There are a few small Crimon Waxcaps on the bell lawn in front of the house but the highlight of the week were some very spangly technicolour slime moulds on the dead trees up in in Craigie Wood.
If you want to get outdoors this coming week and make the most of the nice autumn weather then why not join us for Kid's Sumday Playtime on Sunday at 10.30am or our Bushcraft for Grown-Ups on Tuesday at 10am (or both!)
Full details as always on our Events Page- just click on events above.