Please be aware that after rain the last few days, the ground is very muddy in many areas of our car parks. We strongly recommend that you wear wellies or walking boots as well as warm, waterproof clothing and take care walking to and from your car.

Once upon a time...

Storytellers with the air of the Pied Piper will roam the halls enchanting visitors young and old as scenes from a selection of favourite tales leap off the pages, from classics like Snow White and Cinderella to contemporary stories like James and the Giant Peach and Charlotte's Web.

Don't forget to pick up a fun family trail at the entrance to see what mischief our friendly baby dragon is up to on the route.

Select rooms on the upper floor of the house will be closed for annual conservation during the Christmas season. 

Ticket information

Christmas tickets include admission to the house, garden, farmyard and playground and are available via the link above. All tickets booked online include free parking.

A limited number of tickets are also available to purchase on the day at Chatsworth, and are sold on a first come, first served basis. We recommend that where available, tickets are booked online in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Child entry for the Christmas ticket is age 4–16 inclusive, and children aged 3 and under are free of charge.
  • We operate timed ticketing to manage the flow of people in the house. The entry time is for the house only - you are welcome to explore the garden and farmyard at any time the day of your visit.
  • Friends of Chatsworth do not need to book a timed ticket slot.
  • Chatsworth is closed on 24, 25, 26 December 2018 and 1 January 2019.

Twilight evenings

As night falls, experience our enchanting Christmas Twilight evenings on Thursdays and Fridays from 22 November to 21 December. Enjoy a mince pie, wine and live music while favourite childhood stories come alive around you. View details of Christmas twilight evenings.

Looking for somewhere to stay?

We have a collection of hotels, inns, cottages and restaurants on and around the Chatsworth Estate that will make your visit that little bit more comfortable and special. Visit our chatsworthstays.co.uk website to find out more and to book online.

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