Special Events


Our Licensed Restaurant is situated in the 17th Century stable block, with views over the River Wye.

Guided Tours

On various dates from April to October

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  Enjoy Haddon 

A visit to Haddon can offer a surprising range of new and exciting experiences. Whatever your passion, you can find something to capture your imagination here.  You may like to catch one of the music recitals delivered by our wonderful performers; to shop for unusual items and gifts at one of our Artisan Markets; to take a tour of the gardens with our Head Gardener; to try your hand at archery; or learn more about the wonderful flora and fauna of the Estate by joining one of our Countryside Walks. There is always something new to experience and enjoy.  And coming this autumn, our Oak Matters exhibition explores the intimate relationship between Haddon and our wonderful English Oak trees.


Free Tuesday Tours for Children throughout the Summer Holidays

What was it like to be a child at Haddon in Tudor times? What was medieval graffiti like? And how ever did we survive before the internet? Our season of Tuesday tours for children will help bring the past to life . . .

Tours will last half an hour and children (5-15) must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tours will be limited to 15 children and will be available by free ticket issued on the day on a first come first served basis.

Tours will run at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 2.00pm on 23rd & 30th July and 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th August.


Garden Tours, Talks and Workshops

Throughout the year we will be offering the opportunity to take a tour around the gardens with our Head Gardener, Lindsay Berry.  Join one of these tours to learn how the wonderful terraced gardens at Haddon developed over the centuries; how they contribute to the history of garden design; and to develop your knowledge of the variety of plants featured in the garden. 

Alternatively, you may wish to join one of our new Garden Workshops - short courses on key horticultural topics where you can benefit from the expertise and knowledge of our teaching team.  You can find more information on our garden tours and workshops here.

Please note that numbers for these events are limited and so booking is essential.  To book a place please click on the relevant links below.

Head Gardener's Tour Dates 2019 (all tours 11:00 - 12:00)

Wednesday 22nd May

Wednesday 5th June

Saturday 8th June

Sunday 16th June

Sunday 21st July 

Wednesday 21st August

Garden Tour Tickets £35.00 - Booking essential - please click here.

Garden Workshop Dates 2019

Saturday 25th May - Understand Your Soil (10.30-3.30). 

Saturday 22nd June - Organic Pest and Disease Control (10.30-12.30).

Please keep an eye on our website for future dates when we will be holding the above courses.

Saturday 14th September - Propagation (10.30-3.30).  To book please click here.

Tickets for Workshops start from £35.00 for a half day course, £55.00 for a full day course.

On the full day courses you also have the option to purchase lunch and a guided tour of the gardens with our Head Gardener.


Head Gardener's Talk

Lindsay Berry will give a talk on Garden History: Medieval to Present Day

Saturday 12th October  6.00 pm  £38.00  Booking essential - please click here.


Music at Haddon Hall 


Haddon Hall is becoming renowned for its varied programme of music held throughout the season.  Carefully selected by Music for Derbyshire's former Director of Music, we are proud to present our schedule for 2019.  Performances are held at 12.00 and 2.00 pm, providing time to enjoy lunch or tea in our Restaurant.  These recitals can be enjoyed at leisure and are included with admission tickets.

Sunday 21st April                    Richard Haslam - Guitar Recital

Sunday 5th May                      SDMC Clarinet Ensemble

Sunday 26th May                    Richard Haslam - Guitar and String Quartet

Sunday 2nd June                     Sergei Podobedov - Piano Recital

Sunday 9th June                      B Natural

Sunday 16th June                    Sara Lieber Salloum - Lute

Sunday 23rd June                    Cantabile Choir

Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th June  Cape Town Opera at Haddon Hall (please see details below)

Sunday 21st July                     Derby Voices

Sunday 4th August                  Laura-Rose Gee - Harp

Sunday 18th August                Vocalium

Sunday 8th September            The RSCM Millennium Youth Choir (one performance only at 2:00pm)

Sunday 22nd September         The Pennine Singers

Sunday 29th September          Peak District String Orchestra

Sunday 6th October                 Sophie Rocks - Harp

Sunday 13th October               Rachel Speirs (soprano) & Aaron Breeze (accompanist) RNCM

Sunday 20th October              Ayres & Graces

For further information please visit our Music page here.

Cape Town Opera at Haddon Hall

As part of Buxton International Festival, we are delighted this year to welcome the young stars of Cape Town Opera, whose aim it is to bring traditional African culture to new audiences within this 900 year old setting.

Saturday 6th July       'Out of Africa'           Sunday 7th July      'Grace Notes'

Both evenings will begin at 6.30pm but guests are welcome to arrive at the Hall beforehand from 5.30pm to relax and enjoy the summer evening in our beautiful gardens, where drinks will be available for purchase.

To see these stars of Cape Town Opera perform please follow this link:


Booking is essential for these events - please contact www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or 01298 72190

To book dinner after the concerts at Haddon Restaurant please contact haddonhall@newleafcatering.co.uk or 01629 810913  


After two fabulous Artisan Markets at Haddon Hall last year, we are delighted to announce we are planning three dates for 2019. 

2019 Artisan Market Dates

Spring 2019 - 5th, 6th, 7th April

Summer 2019 - 26th, 27th, 28th July

Winter 2019 - 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th November (VIP Evening Tuesday 12th November)

If you are an artisan and would like to express your interest please click here.

 If you are thinking of visitiing one of our Artisan Markets, you can find more information about the artisans who will be participating here.



Regular Events during our 2019 Season

 Our Free Guided Tours of the Hall will be held at intervals throughout the day each Monday during the summer season and introduce you to some of the highlights of the Hall.  While we may need to adjust timings to accommodate interested visitors, your general admission ticket entitles you to join one if you wish. 

Our short Spotlight Talks are delivered by our guides on varying topics of interest and will be available most days - please see the notice board near the entrance to the Hall for details.  Again, these are included in the price of your admission ticket.

Our Guided Walks are held on the third Thursday of the month between May and September.  They are free to join but must be prebooked.  Please click the link on the table below for information and booking.

  On several weekends throughout the year we host 'Have a Go' archery sessions when you can try your hand at archery.  Please be aware that if you do wish to 'Have a Go' there is a small charge payable for arrows. You can find more information about Archery at Haddon here. 

Archery Dates

Free Guided Tours - Highlights of the Hall - Mondays throughout the season

Spotlight Talks 

FREE Guided Walks through the Haddon Estate




19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd April

4th, 5th, 6th May

11th, 12th May

25th, 26th, 27th May

15th, 16th June

26th, 27th, 28th July

24th, 25th 26th August

If your visit is on a Monday you may like to catch one of our Free Guided Tours, which will give you a brief introduction to the history of Haddon and the family and introduce some of the highlights of the Hall.

Look out for our 15 minute Guides' Spotlight Talks held most days.  These fascinating little talks focus on different aspects of the house, its decoration and furnishings.

Thursday 16th May

Thursday 20th June

Thursday18th July

Thursday 15th August

Thursday 19th September


Countryside Walks


We are pleased to announce the dates for our very popular Countryside Walks in 2019 are:

 Thursday 16th May

Thursday 20th June

Thursday 18th July

Thursday 15th August

Thursday 19th September

Booking is essential.  Please click here.