£25 per child | £15 per adult
This event is available on the following dates:
- Tuesday 25 July
- Wednesday 26 July
- Tuesday 1 August
- Thursday 3 August
- Tuesday 8 August
- Thursday 10 August
- Tuesday 15 August
- Wednesday 16 August
- Wednesday 23 August
The session runs from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
This event is suitable for children aged between 7 and 16. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Children and adults can spend a summer afternoon mucking in with the daily jobs in the Chatsworth Farmyard. You could be helping to collect eggs from broody hens, milking goats, cuddling guinea pigs, feeding the pigs, or grooming one of our shetland ponies. This is a great opportunity for hands-on involvement in caring for farm animals and learning a lot about life on a working farm in the process.
More events and activities for children
Mini makers art club (ages 3-5)
Children will be inspired by the natural environment and art collection at Chatsworth as they get creative at our art club.
Little Pips gardening club (ages 3-5)
A fortnightly gardening club for pre-school aged children. Explore the garden, make friends and learn new skills while making, growing and having fun.
Seedlings gardening club (ages 4-7)
An after-school gardening club where children will learn how to grow different flowers, fruits and vegetables, and discover the abundance of wildlife at Chatsworth.
Squirrels nature club (SEN)
A nature club for children with additional needs to explore and learn about the wildlife at Chatsworth.
22 May–1 July
A special opportunity to bottle feed and cuddle our goat kids, and help the farmyard team with our goat milking demonstration.
Free summer holiday art in the park
25 July - 31 August
This summer, children of all ages can join in free nature-themed art workshops in the park every Tuesday and Thursday.
Selected dates in July & August
Spend a summer's afternoon helping the farmyard team with their daily jobs, from collecting eggs to grooming the animals.
Prehistoric plants children's walk
1, 4, 15, 23, 29 August
Explore Chatsworth and discover some of the plants and trees that existed when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Bugs and botany children's walk
2, 16, 22, 25, 30 August
Explore the Kitchen and Cutting Garden and learn more about the abundance of plants and insects you'll discover there.
Paper making workshop
Learn the handmade process of making paper by recycling waste, before collecting and adding form from natural debris, flower petals, seeds and leaves.
Bats and beasties
8, 9, 11 August
A nocturnal walk for children where they'll learn more about the creatures that visit Chatsworth at night.
The big tree climb
Enjoy Stand Wood from a new perspective by taking part in our big tree climb this summer; it's a great adventure for all the family.
Make a magical woodland in a jar
Create a mini magical world in a jar using natural materials you'll forage from the woodland.
Make a stay of it
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 has to offer. Find out more.