23 July - 1 September 2016

Included with admission to the house, garden and/or farmyard

Along with our exciting programme of events and daily activities you can get into the summer spirit with local brass bands weekends in the Rose garden (details below)*, giant games and face-painting around the Maze and your little ones can run wild in the farmyard and adventure playground. We are also opening late on select days in August. These special evenings are included in our day tickets and available separately. Find out more about summer evenings in the garden.

With special activities every day indoors and out, it's a great day out whatever the weather.

In the house

This summer join our housekeeper Mrs Hackett and philosopher Thomas Hobbes and hear about their parts in the history of Chatsworth. Explore over 30 rooms complete with elegant interiors and one of Europe’s most significant art collections. Discover the fascinating stories of 16 generations of the Cavendish family.

In the garden

Discover 105 acres of garden with surprises at every turn, from giant sculptures and games to extravagant water features along with magnificent views of the Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown landscape. Meet Joseph Paxton, legendary gardener, and hear about his work in the garden in the 19th Century. There’s even a chance for you to learn to play croquet!

In the farmyard and adventure playground

We’ve got lots of friendly farm animals for you to meet, with a chance for you to get up close in our new animal handling barn; as well as fun tractor trailer rides and an adventure playground and climbing forest suitable for children of all ages.

A few dates for your diary

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown talk and tour<br/>9 July and 20 August 2016

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown talk and tour
9 July and 20 August 2016

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Garden floristry half day<br/>12 July and 16 August 2016

Garden floristry half day
12 July and 16 August 2016

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Chatsworth young farmers plus<br/>16 and 23 July 2016

Chatsworth young farmers plus
16 and 23 July 2016

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Estate farm shop food and drink fair<br/>27 - 31 July 2016

Estate farm shop food and drink fair
27 - 31 July 2016

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Chatsworth young farmers<br/>27 July, 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August 2016

Chatsworth young farmers
27 July, 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August 2016

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Family wildtime in the Stickyard<br/>6 August 2016

Family wildtime in the Stickyard
6 August 2016

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Much Ado About Nothing outdoor theatre<br/>10 August 2016

Much Ado About Nothing outdoor theatre
10 August 2016

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Summer evenings in the garden<br/>Fridays and Saturdays 12 - 27 August 2016

Summer evenings in the garden
Fridays and Saturdays 12 - 27 August 2016

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The Grand Tour<br/>Until 23 October 2016

The Grand Tour
Until 23 October 2016

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Never a Bore<br/>Until 3 January 2017

Never a Bore
Until 3 January 2017

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*Local brass bands in the Rose garden

17 Jul

Slide Jazz Band – St Bedes

23 Jul

Sheffield Concert Band

24 Jul

Tintwistle Band

30 Jul

Daley Dale Brass Band

31 Jul

Belper Town Wind Band

06 Aug

New Mills Brass Band

07 Aug

Dove Holes Brass Band

13 Aug

Hallamshire Military Concert Band

14 Aug

Youlgrave Silver Band

20 Aug

Fairfield Buxton Band

21 Aug

Tideswell Band

27 Aug

Hallamshire Military Concert Band

28 Aug

Derwent Valley Wind Band

29 Aug

Charnwood Symphonic Wind Orchestra