Throughout the year we have an extensive programme of workshops and events focused on developing new skills.

Creative Experience Day – Photography Tuition Workshop at Haddon Medieval Park

31 Aug

10.30 am – 4.30 pm
£150 per person (includes lunch and all tuition)
Parking £3.80 (contactless payment at exit barrier when leaving)
Places are limited, booking essential
Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or alternative date for this event

Toilets are available in the Stable Block at the start, middle and end of your day
Dogs are not permitted on this event


“It was a truly fabulous day, and having access to the Medieval Park and private grounds around Haddon Hall was amazing.  Guy and Naomi were inspiring, informative and knowledgeable in both photography as well as the history of the local area and Haddon estate and I really benefited from the day.  The advice provided, in conjunction with the backdrop of Haddon Hall, has really  improved my photography, and I would recommend the day to any budding photographer.”  Attendee on 2023 Photography Tuition Workshop

This year we are delighted to welcome back professional photography tutors Guy Badham and Naomi Jones for a full day photography workshop in Haddon Medieval Park.  This is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills  in an inspiring setting not normally accessible to the public.

Haddon Hall is one of the most beautiful and historically important country houses in Britain, set in the heart of the Peak District National Park.  The Medieval Park that surrounds the Hall is also a rare treasure, comprising 187 hectares of organic pasture, woodlands, water meadows and river banks. Largely untouched for over 900 years, it offers a wonderful variety of different landscapes for photography and a diverse range of habitats teeming with wildlife.

In this exclusive event, Guy and Naomi will take you behind the scenes into the private areas of Haddon Hall’s Medieval Park to help you get the most out of your camera, whatever brand or model you use and whatever your current level of skill.   Your full day workshop will include the chance to photograph wide viewpoints overlooking the rolling Peak District hills, as well as intimate landscapes within the woodlands and meadows, plus whatever wildlife you may spot along the way.  There is also the opportunity to photograph Haddon Hall from new angles not normally seen by the public, as well as historic architecture within the Parkland,  including exclusive access inside the private 17th century Dovecote.

Throughout your day you will receive patient, individualised tuition in a small group (maximum 4 people per tutor) making your experience quiet and personal with no overcrowding.  Both Guy and Naomi have decades of experience of photography training and they are passionate about inspiring others to gain confidence in their cameras and improve their techniques.

Your day includes lunch of soup and a sandwich plus tea or coffee within Haddon Hall’s restaurant.

You will need to bring and carry whatever photography equipment you wish to use.  Please note that this workshop takes place within the unspoilt, natural landscape of Haddon Medieval Park.  There are few paths, the terrain is uneven in places and may be wet and/or muddy.  The route involves a walk of around 2-3 miles, so a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required.  For your safety and comfort you are advised to wear walking boots or other stout footwear and to have warm, waterproof clothing available with you to wear if required on the day of your visit.  Please bear in mind that we cannot guarantee good weather, nor can we guarantee what wildlife you will see.  Nature is unpredictable!  The session will go ahead unless it is deemed unsafe to proceed because of particularly heavy rain, high winds or stormy weather.


Creative Experience Day – Mindful Art with Valerie Dalling
13 Jul
Creative Experience Day – Willow Basket Craft with Joelle Joanne
3 Aug
Creative Experience Day – Needle Felting with Jo Gardiner
7 Sep
Creative Experience Day – Masking Tape Mycology Workshop with Studio Funnel
26 Oct, 27 Oct