Enjoy the Easter holidays at Chatsworth for a family fun day out in the garden, farmyard and playground. In addition to our daily activities in the garden and farmyard, we have lots on offer throughout the school holidays.

Easter weekend is Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April.

The Easter holidays run from Saturday 24 March to Sunday 8 April, inclusive.

In the garden

Easter trail

Easter holidays | Included with your admission

A collection of spring-themed willow and wicker animal sculptures have been made specially for the garden this Easter. They are hidden in various locations – there's a free explorer's map to help you find them.

Trails start from the garden entrances. 

Face painting

Weekends and Easter weekend | Included with your admission

Free face painting for children in Flora's Temple.

Face painting is available at Easter holiday weekends and at Easter weekend:

  • 24 and 25 March
  • 30 March - 2 April
  • 7 and 8 April

Horse and dray rides

Easter holidays | Adults £2, children £1

Relax and take a shire horse and dray ride along the Broad walk.

Musical entertainment

Easter weekend | Included with your admission

Enjoy the nostalgic sound of Patrick Cooke's vintage barrel organ while you enjoy your day out.

Bumblebee crafts and activities

Easter weekend | Included with your admission | 11am - 4pm

Join us for a few fun bumblebee activities with the Bumblebee Conservation in the Stickyard.

In the farmyard

Easter Eggspress

Easter weekend | £3 per person (under threes on knees ride for free)

All aboard the Easter Eggspress!

Will you see the Easter bunny? Keep a look out for our furry friend, who may suddenly make an appearance and surprise you.

These tractor trailer rides are first come, first served.

Easter egg hunts

Easter weekend | Free timed tickets | 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm*

Join the hunt for hidden mini foiled chocolate eggs – maybe you'll find a golden egg to swap for a bigger one!

Easter egg hunt tickets are included with your admission to the farmyard and playground. Timed tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis and given out when you arrive at the entrance to the farmyard and playground.

*Please note that the Easter egg hunts are subject to change if the weather and ground conditions are unsuitable. 

Chatsworth young farmers

4 April | £25 per child, £15 per adult* | 1.30pm - 5.30pm

Join our farmyard team to help with their daily jobs. This is a chance for hands-on involvement in caring for the Chatsworth farmyard animals.

This event is suitable for children aged between 6 and 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

*This event requires a separate ticket and includes entry to the farmyard on the day.


Get crafty

Easter holidays and 9-15 May | Included with your admission

Get hands-on and creative with spring and Easter crafts in the top yard.

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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