Outdoor education

Our new outdoor education programme at Chatsworth utilises our unique learning environment to provide a varied and inspiring day for Key stage 1 and 2 pupils.

There is limited availability for our sessions, so please book early to avoid disappointment. For further information, please email the Bookings Office or call us on 01246 565430.

Each session will last approximately 1.5 hours.

New - Prehistory at Chatsworth

Get hands-on exploring prehistory through a range of activities.  Test your survivial skills in our Stone Age session or try building with wattle and daub in our Bronze Age session.

Why not make a day of it and compare the lifestyles of Stone Age hunter-gatherers and Bronze Age farmers in our exciting full-day session.


New - Living Sculptures

Calling all budding designers.  To celebrate the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in 2017 we're experimenting with natural materials and the potential they hold to be transformed into works of art.  Our Living Sculpture session will work with a range of materials and explore some of the permanent sculpture collection and garden features at Chatsworth.

Dens and shelters

Enjoy building dens and shelters with natural materials that are available in the woodland. Using teamwork and imagination, this session is an exciting and engaging way to promote an understanding of the resources and habitats in the woods.

Discover the glasshouses

This session is focused on our glasshouses and their importance to the estate. From Sir Joseph Paxton through to the Gardens team today, the glasshouses have been used to create rich and varied habitats to home a vast array of species from all over the world.

Woodland discovery trail

Discover Chatsworth’s rich woodland and learn how it is managed throughout the year, its history and its importance and various uses to the estate historically and today. This session will involve some walking and a number of activities within the woods, including storytelling activities for younger groups.

Discover the kitchen garden

Join us on a tour of our Kitchen garden and discover more about how we grow and use our fruit and vegetables. This unique insight into our Kitchen garden will involve seasonal activities to promote an understanding of the life cycle of plants.


Please do not hesitate to email us or call us on 01246 565300 to discuss your visit and enable it to meet your curriculum needs.