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Daily activities

To make the most of your visit to Chatsworth, plan your day around our great selection of daily talks, tours and transport for all ages, many of which are free with admission. 

Please note that all events within or beginning in the house, garden or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission

In the house

Free introductory talk
11.05am, 12.05pm, 1.05pm and 2.05pm
by the weeping ash outside the house entrance

Taster tours of the house - not available in December
£4 adult, £2 child on top of house entrance. £5 including the private theatre.
11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm in the house entrance
Led by our friendly and enthusiastic guides. After your tour you can re-enter the house to see things at your own pace.

In the garden

Free garden tours (see below for seasonal variations)
Learn about interesting and hidden aspects of the garden in a tour lasting 45 minutes every day at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Look for the signs at Flora's Temple in the garden for details of the day's tours.

Garden buggy tours - £4 per person
Starting from Flora's temple, lasting approximately 40 minutes. You will be driven around the depths of the garden to see key features such as the ring pond, the rock garden and the cascade and learn about the fascinating history of the garden and wider landscape. Your guide will also talk about sculptures old and new while pointing out seasonal photo opportunities.
Garden buggy tours are very popular and waiting times may vary.

Garden Walking Tours - 1 hour
21 April - 27th July
Free to visitors, this walking tour takes in the major highlights of the garden. Covers the history of the garden rather than the horticultural side. Repeated 3 times daily.

In the farmyard

Free daily talks
1.30pm (not available in December)
'Creatures under the canopy'. A daily talk about animals in the farmyard.

Free animal handling
Three times daily, check the board in the farmyard for details.
Meet our guinea pigs, lambs and goats (in season).

Cow milking demonstrations (April - October only)
Every day (April - October) at 3.30pm
See our cows being milked in the farmyard

Around the park

Trailer discovery tours - small charge
Look for details on the information boards

Shuttle buggy - Free rides between the house, stables and farmyard (on request)