15 Sep 2016
News of a new way to get to Haddo and three days of inspirational theatre for visitors this week...
Lots of fun this Wednesday at the press launch for our new Tarves-Haddo Cycle Link Scheme. This is a nw way to get to Haddo for anyone who can't get here by car- simply catch a bus to Tarves, then collect your bike and cycle in.
There will be adults and kids bikes of all sizes, as well as towed bikes and child seats along with helmets, (although sadly not the Penny Farthing!) The bikes will be available from 7th October and we'll post full details of how to hire them on our Visitor Information page.
Thanks to the fantastic Networks of Wellbeing in Huntly for their help providing the bikes, and the Tarves Development Trust for looking after the Tarves end of the whole operation- as well as Stagecoach for their bus link, and Ythan Cycle Club and David Fox-Pitt of Wild Fox Events and the Etape Royale for helping us promote the scheme.
Today's the start of our three Day Haddo Theatre Festival with a packed programme of comedy, music, drama and workshops for all ages.
You can find a full list of performances at http://www.nts.org.uk/Events/Theme/Haddo-House-Theatre-Festival/
If theatre's not your thing then don't forget we've still got the North East Open Studios exhibition in the Peatyards until Sunday. This year we're hosting Olivia Davidson, Catherine Taylor-Armstrong, Louise Hewitt and Mary L Shaw. Open 12-5 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday in the Peatyards.
Our Doors Open Day After Dark Tour is now fully booked- if you want another chance to come and explore Haddo after sunset then have a look at our family Halloween events on the 21st and 23rd October. Tickets will be on sale soon...
We had a few technical issues with the blog last week so we missed out on sharing these lovely images of the Riding For the Disabled Driving Group at Haddo last Wednesday.
There's always something really special about seeing (and hearing) carriages and horses at Haddo, especially with the house as such a beautiful backdrop and we're very much hoping to have the group back again next year.