Spring at Chatsworth

There are so many things to do at Chatsworth for all the family, and every visit supports the work of Chatsworth House Trust, the registered charity that cares for the house, collections, garden, parkland and woodland, and our learning and outreach programme.

Visit the house and garden, and explore our latest exhibition, Picturing Childhood: A New Perspective at Chatsworth, from 16 March to 6 October 2024.

Discover our working farmyard and farmyard friends, plus a woodland playground with water and sand play.

Enjoy a walk through the parkland or in Stand Wood (both free to access all year round), gather friends and family for lunch, brunch, or afternoon tea, or discover gifts, homewares, jewellery, and clothing from local makers and sustainable businesses in our gift shops.


Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is home to the Devonshire family and has been passed down through 16 generations, starting with Bess of Hardwick, in Queen Elizabeth I's reign.

Explore more than 25 rooms in the historic house including the Painted Hall, State Rooms, and Sculpture Gallery, and discover its extensive art and sculpture collection. Learn how succeeding generations have each made their mark on one of the country's finest stately homes.

Visit from November until the beginning of January and the house and garden are decorated for Christmas with a different theme each year, there is also a Christmas market and a packed programme of seasonal events, including tours, creative workshops, and dining and live music evenings.


Chatsworth Garden

Discover the 105-acre Chatsworth Garden, the product of nearly 500 years of careful cultivation and still ever-evolving. Pause and take in the vistas, or explore and discover some of the many features, including an arboretum, Victorian rock garden, historical waterways, sculptures, glasshouses, a maze and more.


Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground

If you're looking for things to do with kids, the farmyard has been a favourite day out for families since 1973. There are so many farmyard friends to meet, from Eugenie the rare breed Suffolk Punch mare, and Grace the pygmy goat to a collection of cute Guinea Pigs you can cuddle.

Our woodland playground offers hours of fun for younger ones, with water and sand play.


Events and experiences

Chatsworth offers a busy year-round calendar of events aimed at visitors of all ages.

We also offer a year-round programme of talks, tours, and workshops themed around gardening, history, textiles, conservation, rural skills, and creative pastimes, providing you with the opportunity to learn something new during your time with us.

A selection of our events are listed below. For the full calendar, visit our events page.


Enjoy the estate

Enjoy Chatsworth all year round

Become a Friend of Chatsworth and you’ll be able to enjoy unlimited visits, free tickets to events including Christmas and discounts on shopping, dining and stays, all while supporting the work of the charity.

All income from membership goes directly to Chatsworth House Trust and is reinvested in the preservation, and improvement of Chatsworth, and our learning and community outreach programme.

Find out more about Friends membership

Stay with us

With so much to see, do, and explore in the Peak District, it's a shame to only come for the day, so why not stay a little longer? Our country cottages, shepherd's huts, hotels, and inns are the perfect base for exploring all that Chatsworth, Derbyshire, and the Peak District have to offer. Find out more.

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