The Reel McCoy retirn to Tarves for their Hogmany bash again. See in 2018 in fine dancing style at the Melvin Hall. Tickets from Duthies in the Square.


Come and join us for an evening of Christmas music performed by our talented musicians and special guests Pitmedden Primary School Choir- tickets available from 4th December – see poster for information.

What’s on at Haddo in December…






December at Haddo House & Country Park

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Haddo looked stunning last week with a light covering of snow.  The red berries popped against the white blanket, and it was great fun trying to figure out the different paw prints that striped across the lawns.

We will soon have Christmas decorations up, and to celebrate we will have carol singers in the stables courtyard on 17th of December.  Come along with the family and enjoy alcohol free mulled wine, mince pies, or pop into the gift shop and get a few pressies for under the tree  There’s something for everyone at Haddo.

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Time to say goodbye…

Victoria Ellis, the seasonal visitor services officer, finishes this month.Whilst at Haddo Victoria has brought so many interesting and diverse events for all to enjoy.  From wood whittling Sundays to nature detectives, tree identification to bug hunts – Victoria used her experience in teaching to entertain, educate and inform.

We all wish her well in her new business venture, and hope she’ll be a regular visitor to Haddo over the coming months.  I take this opportunity to pass on a big thank you from everyone who took part in the events, and from the whole team at Haddo.

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A blessing of unicorns at Haddo

We had such fun at the unicorn march we held in November.  Eight local families did us proud by turning up at Haddo on a chilly Sunday morning with their unicorn groove well and truly turned to max – I’ve never witnessed so much glitter and pink hair dye in one place.

Our youngest unicorn was just seven months old, and had only been taken down off a Welsh mountain the week before.  Our largest unicorn (pictured), Annie, was an impressive 17HH!  All the unicorns, riders and handlers were absolutely fantastic, incredibly good sports and we adored having them at Haddo.  Such a crazy event, but was an absolute blast.

What’s on at Haddo in December

Unicorn Tea

10th December
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Christmas Carols in the

17th December
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Christmas Day
Chapel Service

25th December
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Tarves Amenity Group Annual Meeting – Wed 6 dec

The A.G.M. of the Tarves Amenity Group will be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday, 6th December 2017  at 8 Stuart Crescent, Tarves.
1.    Apologies
2.    Minutes of last A.G.M. 
3.    Matters Arising
4.    Treasurer’s Report
5.    Appointment of Officers
6.    Plans for the coming year
7.    A.O.B.

All welcome who wuish to attend and find out more about helping to make Tarves a great place to live.

Best Regards
Sheila Ewen (Secretary)


The Ythanbank Mission hall will be the centre for good times on Saturday 18 November. Music, songs and laughter. And always a raffle…  Come and join them for a great evening

SOUP & SWEET 26th NOV 2017

Tarves play group are holding teir November Soup and Sweet as a warming treat.  Bring the kids, too as Santa is in his Grotto.  Stalls and raffles as well.


We will have a blessing of unicorns at Haddo on the 19th of November. Local children will be coming to Haddo with their unicorns to march through the park. There will be a few different unicorn elements: a face painter; unicorn cupcakes and hot chocolate in the Pheasantry; a raffle for charity; and unicorn themed goodies to buy.

This is a free event, so no tickets required. It will also be weather dependent, so please keep an eye on updates.

If you would like to take part as a unicorn rider please email Suzanna on haddo@visithaddo.com. Places will be limited so this will done on a first come, first served basis. To be clear, you must have your own horse and be willing to dress it up as a unicorn 🦄

19 November at 13:0015:00
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Haddo House Choral and Operatic society will again be holding their ever popular Carol Concerts. Please click on the poster to read the details and how to get tickets. Please book early as these sell out.