Major change for Easter at Haddo

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Changes are being made to the Haddo Easter Egg Hunt which attracts several thousand visitors to the site each Easter Sunday.

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Oldmeldrum, has taken place for over 15 years.

However, the event is growing beyond the capacity of the park and the decision has been made to restrict the number of cars that will be allowed into the site for this year’s event.

All vehicles coming in to Haddo on Sunday, March 27, will need to pre-order a car park pass and display it on their windscreen. Vehicles without a pass will not be allowed through the gates.

Visitor Officer Diana Spencer explained: “It’s amazing how popular the Easter Egg Hunt has become in the past few years, but it’s putting a huge strain on our car parks and fields and on the access to Haddo itself.

“By limiting the number of cars allowed in we’ll hopefully get all our visitors parked much more quickly and safely and it’ll be a better day out for everyone.”

Car passes are free and will be available online from from 11am on Saturday, February 27.

Alternatively they can be collected in person from the Haddo House & Country Park Visitor Centre on Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th February between 1pm and 4pm.

The Haddo Egg Hunt is a free event, although donations to support the running of the event are appreciated.

As well as the egg hunt itself, visitors will also be able to enjoy face painting, decorated egg competitions and egg rolling down the famous Scots Mile.

Full details are available from the Haddo House & Country Park website at

Visitors can also contact Haddo on 01651 851041, email or stop by the visitor centre (staffed Saturday-Tuesday 9am-4pm) for more information.