Thursday 12th December

Music and Demonstrations held throughout the day
All included in your admission price
10:30 – 4:00pm

On our twelfth day of Christmas at Haddon, 12th December, the Dalesmena Male Voice Choir will return to Haddon, to perform a joyful selection of traditional carols and Christmas music.

Alison Wake, embroidery Artist, will be demonstrating her hand stitching technique using a variety of threads and wools. Alison will also be hosting talks throughout the day explain how she came to be a textile artist, her processes, choice of materials and inspiration for many of her pieces.

Whilst horticulturists, Giddy Kipper Plants shall be at Haddon to demonstrate how to make fresh foliage wreaths and how to plant lovely Christmas pots of Narcissi and other gifts using seasonal flowers.

To finish off this wonderful day, chef Ned de Uphaugh, will be in our medieval kitchens demonstrating and providing all sorts of helpful, professional tips for delicious, tasty, festive baking.

Our restaurant shall be serving delicious festive meals and the Pop Up Gardener’s Cottage Café will be available for teas, coffee, hot chocolate and cakes!

We look forward to you joining us for this fun filled, inspiring day and hope that you will sign your name on our Christmas card to the Queen, which will be found in the Long Gallery.

For more information on each event, please click on the listings below.



A Christmas Card for the Queen
12 Dec and every day until 18 Dec
The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir
12 Dec
Christmas at Haddon Restaurant
12 Dec and every day until 23 Dec
Fed by Ned – Festive Baking
12 Dec

Alison Wake – Embroidery Artist
7 Dec, 12 Dec
Giddy Kipper Plants
12 Dec
Darling Buds – Floristry
12 Dec
Pop-up Gardener’s Cottage Café
12 Dec and every day until 23 Dec



Our Advent Calendar of Christmas Events


Explore our Christmas events by clicking one of the December dates below.