Special Events

Restaurant

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

Click for dates and times

 Our Exciting 2018 Season 

During our Autumnal and Christmas opening periods, Haddon Hall has many delightful activities for all the family to enjoy.

You can expect a brilliant musical programme, gifts galore at our  Winter Artisan Market and other interesting events... including our fascinating Halloween Tours.

 We have also now published our 2019 Artisan Market Dates - please see details below.

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 HALLOWEEN TOURS

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Our evening Halloween Tours at Haddon Hall focus on the unusual and fascinating Apotropaic Marks, sometimes called Witch Marks, which can be found around the masonry and woodwork of the Hall, and discuss their origins, purpose and the motivation of the unknown individuals who left their mark on the fabric of the building.  Step back in time to understand something of the lives of our ancestors.  Tours take place at 6pm on 25th, 29th, 30th and 31st October and will begin with a welcoming Halloween Cocktail and sweet treat.  Places are limited and booking is essential - please click here.


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WINTER ARTISAN MARKET 2018

15th, 16th, 17th and 18th NOVEMBER 10:30 - 5:00pm

last entry at 4:00pm

with a special VIP Evening 14th November 6pm-8pm

During our Winter Artisan Market a selection of the wonderful rooms of Haddon Hall will play host to a range of artisans and makers selling their individual wares, including jewellery, textiles, wood and ceramics, and of course, a variety of food produce too.  The fires will be crackling, the candles will be glowing and over these four days you will have the chance to shop the very individual selection of produce and artefacts on offer. (For a list of our exhibitors please click here.)

Entry to this event is on the door at our Ticket Office (ticket price £5:50)

Please note - this event is held within some rooms of the house; the remainder of the House and the Garden will be closed.

For a very special shopping opportunity why not join our VIP Winter Artisan Market Evening on Wednesday 14th November from 6:00-8:00 pm.  The Hall fires will be lit and you will have the opportunity to browse and buy in this wonderfully atmospheric setting, discovering the beautiful products made by the wonderful makers joining our Winter Artisan Market this year.  Numbers are strictly limited so don't delay if you wish to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity. Please note, parking charge £3:00 as above.

Admission to this VIP event is by ticket only (ticket price £10:00) - to book please click here.

If you are coming to our VIP event, why not enjoy a meal in the Haddon Restaurant?

It will be open for pre-booked meals on the evening of our VIP event for bookings from 5:00pm, with the last bookings at 8:00pm.  If you would like to book a meal, please see the menu attached here and then contact the Restaurant direct on 01629 810913.

(Please note, parking £3:00 for all events)

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 2019 Artisan Market Dates

Spring 2019 - 5th-7th April

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

Winter 2019 - 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th November

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

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2018 CHRISTMAS MUSIC

There will be peformances daily during our Christmas Opening period.  No need to book.

Performance times at 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm - please see the list of performers below.

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Saturday 1st December - Singing by Sunday Best

Sunday Best is an a cappella choir of around 12 voices, who love to sing early and Tudor pieces, plus a considerable repertoire of later music.  They’re very much looking forward to sharing their music again with visitors to Haddon.

Sunday 2nd December - Tideswell Singers

We welcome once again to Haddon this Christmas The Tideswell Singers from the Peak District..  This social choir, under the direction of Carol Bowns, will perform a range of music from their varied repertoire, including many seasonal favourites.

Monday 3rd December - Ayres and Graces - Lute & Voice

'Ayres and Graces', aka Nick Gravestock and Carmel Edwards, will perform a selection of Christmas music on voice and lute. There is a limited repertoire from the Elizabethan period of 'lute songs' for Christmas, so they will also perform some later pieces arranged for singer with lute accompaniment, and lute solos.

Tuesday 4th December - The Barlow Singers

This community group has been meeting for around twenty years and enjoy singing a wide variety of songs from classical to easy-listening. They are based in Barlow, north-east Derbyshire.  The Barlow Singers usually perform two or three major concerts a year to raise money for charity, plus also singing for various smaller groups.  They are looking forward to their second Christmas visit to Haddon Hall. 

Wednesday 5th December - Concensio - Male Voices 

Concensio is a male vocal ensemble, based in South Derbyshire.  Directed by Karl Harper, they will perform a range of favourite music including a selection from their Christmas repertoire.  They are looking forward very much to their first visit to Haddon Hall.

Thursday 6th December - Burbage Handbells

Burbage Handbell Ringing Team are from the village of Burbage near Buxton, Derbyshire.

These enthusiastic ringers play with traditional English handbells, with leather clapper heads and handles that were manufactured over 100 years ago. They are carrying on a tradition started in the 17th Century.

Visitors will be entertained by a selection of carols and Christmas favourites.

Friday 7th December - Burbage Handbells

Burbage Handbell Ringing Team are from the village of Burbage near Buxton, Derbyshire.

These enthusiastic ringers play with traditional English handbells, with leather clapper heads and handles that were manufactured over 100 years ago. They are carrying on a tradition started in the 17th Century.

Visitors will be entertained by a selection of carols and Christmas favourites.

Saturday 8th December - Belper Singers

This year, Belper Singers have welcomed their new Musical Director, Olivia Shotton. In July, their first concert together, with Derventio Brass, included Rutter's Gloria; then followed a more intimate performance of English Songs and Madrigals at Haddon Hall. The choir look forward to starting their Christmas season with traditional Carols and Christmas Songs in Haddon's magnificent Great Hall.

Sunday 9th December - Musicwork Vocal Ensemble

This small a cappella vocal ensemble is based in Chesterfield and have performed across Derbyshire and in France and Germany. They have a unique, pure sound capable of an amazing range of volume and expression. Their Christmas repertoire ranges from old traditional songs and carols to more contemporary works and arrangements. 

Monday 10th December - Fishpond Choir

The choir rehearses in the Fishpond Pub in Matlock Bath every Monday night (hence the name) and has around 75 members. Their musical director, Dana de Waal, arranges / composes much of what they sing - including many Christmas songs. 

Tuesday 11th December - Duffield Singers

Duffield Singers are a community choir who have been singing together for fifteen years.

South African born Dana de Waal is their leader, and she composes and arranges much of their music.  They’re proud of the ‘special’ sound they create and are sure we’ll enjoy their programme.

Wednesday 12th December - The Dalesmen Male voice Choir

The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir returns again to Haddon Hall for the third consecutive Christmas. They will perform, in four part harmonies, a selection of traditional carols and Christmas music, which blend perfectly with this unique ambience, reflecting one of the truest examples of the spirit of Christmas.

Thursday 13th Deceember - Dronfield Handbells

The Dronfield Handbell Ringers are one of the foremost small handbell groups in the country. Their repertoire extends from jazz and popular music through to classical and early music. They are equally at home ringing to small groups in Village Halls or in larger venues like Sheffield City Hall, where they share the stage with other musicians or choirs. Christmas is their busy period, when they will select from a wide range of seasonal music.

Friday 14th December - Dronfield Handbells

The Dronfield Handbell Ringers are one of the foremost small handbell groups in the country. Their repertoire extends from jazz and popular music through to classical and early music. They are equally at home ringing to small groups in Village Halls or in larger venues like Sheffield City Hall, where they share the stage with other musicians or choirs. Christmas is their busy period, when they will select from a wide range of seasonal music.

Saturday 15th December - Vocalium

Vocalium draws together singers from across Britain who share a love of Tudor and contemporary sacred and secular music. During 2018 the choir is focusing on commemorating the 100thanniversary of Armistice Day with a new programme of music and readings. This includes an Armistice Day-eve concert in the Welsh Church of Central London where Lloyd-George used to worship.  They’re looking forward very much to joining us again at Haddon this Christmas.

Sunday 16th December - Farnaby & Co

Nottingham-based Farnaby & Co have been singing together since June 1993 and this year they celebrate their 25th anniversary.  Under their founder and Musical Director Piotr Wisniewski they perform mostly a capella secular vocal music, and specialise in the English Madrigal School of the Elizabethan and Jacobean period, of which they have an extensive repertoire. 

Monday 17th December  - Ayres and Graces - Lute & Voice (Nick Gravestock)

'Ayres and Graces', aka Nick Gravestock and Carmel Edwards, will perform a selection of Christmas music on voice and lute. There is a limited repertoire from the Elizabethan period of 'lute songs' for Christmas, so they will also perform some later pieces arranged for singer with lute accompaniment, and lute solos.

Tuesday 18th December - Fireside Carols Chameleon Choir

Chameleon is a small mixed-voice choir, who sing a wide variety of music.Their Christmas music reflects this diverse musical genre, in which traditional carols are performed alongside contemporary seasonal music. The choir are looking forward to a return visit to Haddon this Christmas. 

Wednesday 19th December - South Notts Men's Chorus

South Notts Men’s Chorus visit Haddon Hall for the first time and we look forward to their performances here today.  Under the direction of their Musical Director, Victoria Barlow, we’re promised a vibrant programme of music from this choir from ‘just over the Derbyshire border’.

Thursday 20th December - St Oswald's Church Choir, Ashbourne

St Oswald’s Church Choir is an SATB choir for children and adults based in Ashbourne maintaining the strong choral tradition there. Music covers five centuries in many styles. We have enjoyed nine residential visits to Cathedrals in recent years. We practise each week on Friday at 7.00 in church: a warm welcome is extended to anyone who would like to know more.

Friday 21st December - The Derventio Choir

The Derventio Choir are based in Littleover, Derby and they are looking forward to their first visit to Haddon.  This mixed-voice community choir have a wide repertoire including a number of seasonal favourites for our visitors.

Saturday 22nd December - Belper Singers

Belper singers complete our month-long seasonal performances this Christmas with traditional Carols and Christmas Songs in Haddon's magnificent Great Hall.

Sunday 23rd December - Dronfield Handbells

The Dronfield Handbell Ringers are one of the foremost small handbell groups in the country. Their repertoire extends from jazz and popular music through to classical and early music. They are equally at home ringing to small groups in Village Halls or in larger venues like Sheffield City Hall, where they share the stage with other musicians or choirs. Christmas is their busy period, when they will select from a wide range of seasonal music.

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Our Free Guided Tours, Archery and Estate Walks have now finished for 2018, but we will publish dates for our 2019 season in the spring.

 Please note, an admission ticket must be purchased so you can join a free guided tour.  These take place at intervals during the day, on a first come, first served basis.  We will do our best to accommodate you, but if a tour is full, you may be asked to join a later one.  

 Hall and Gardens Free guided tours

(Please note - your free guided tour is included in your general admission price)

Our Free tours have now completed for 2018.  Please watch our website for details of events planned for 2019.


Archery Dates

FREE Guided Hall Tour

FREE Guided Garden Tour

FREE Guided Walks through the Haddon Estate

BOOK HERE

 

     

Our Archery events have now finished for 2018.

Our Free Guided Hall Tours have now finished for 2018.

Our Free Guided Garden Tours have now finished for 2018.

Our Free Guided Walks have now finished for 2018.

 

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Our Free Countryside Walks have now completed for 2018.  New dates for 2019 will be released in the Spring.