Please note that all events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

In the house

Fun Chatsworth Renewed exhibition activities

Every day | Included with your admission

On arrival pick up a fun trail highlighting people involved in building, conserving and looking after Chatsworth. Then get hands on in the Inner Court creating your own monumental urn, explore old drawings and artefacts and so much more. Join in and share your visit #ChatsworthRenewed!

Spot Baalington Lamb 

Every day | Included with your admission

Baalington Lamb is hidden throughout the house - can you find him? Every time you find Baalington, he'll have a task or fun fact for you. 

This trail is good for our youngest and oldest visitors alike.

Belvedere tours

Every day | Every half hour from 12pm to 3pm

Get a bird's eye view of our garden and park with this special tour of the Belvedere, a part of the house that is normally closed off to visitors. 

Please be aware that access to the Belvedere includes a winding staircase.

Introductory talks

Every day | Included with your admission | Every hour from 11.05am to 2.05pm

Short talks about the history of the house take place by the weeping ash tree outside the house entrance. 

Taster tours

Every day | Adults £4, children £2 | Every hour from 11.30am to 1.30pm

Enjoy a taster tour of the house, the history and our headline exhibition Chatsworth Renewed led by one of our knowledgeable guides. Visitors can re-enter the house after the tour to explore it at their own pace. 

In the garden

Immerse yourself in Paxton's conservatory

Every day | Included with your admission

Join us by the maze and take a tour of Paxton's Great Conservatory virtually. Our expert guides will be on hand to help you with your virtual experience.

Bump into our famous gardeners

Every day | Included with your admission

There's Sir Joseph Paxton – head gardener, architect and the man behind the Cavendish banana – as well as Paxton's wife Sarah and plant hunter extraordinaire John Gibson.

Face painting

Weekends | Included with your admission

If your little ones have ever fancied being a bee or a butterfly or a little monkey for the day, there's free face painting near the Maze.

Garden games

Every dayIncluded with your admission

Every day around the maze are lots of fun garden games, such as skittles, giant jenga and croquet. Not sure how to play? Look out for our guides in vintage costume who will be touring the gardens to answer any questions.

Bands in the Rose Garden

Weekends | Included with your admission 

Every summer, we welcome a host of local bands who entertain us with their exciting repertoires throughout the summer holidays in the Rose Garden.

21 July Whaley Bridge Brass Band
22 July Fairfield (Buxton) Band
28 July New Mills Band
29 July Sheffield Concert Band 
4 August Steel City Concert Band 
5 August Belper Town Wind Band 
11 August Hallamshire Military Concert Band 
12 August Steel City Concert Band 
18 August Hallamshire Military Concert Band 
19 August Tintwhistle Band 
25 August Youlgrave Silver Band 
26 August Derwent Valley Wind band 

Live music by the Maze

Every weekend | Included with your admission

Enjoy the nostalgic sound of Patrick Cook's barrel organ near the Maze.

Free walking tours

Every day | Included with your admission | 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm

Enjoy a free guided walking tour of the garden with one of our guides. The tour starts outside Flora's Temple and lasts about 45 minutes.

Garden buggy tours

Every day | £4 per person

Guided buggy tours of the garden start from outside the Orangery shop every hour from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

Garden shuttle

Every dayAdults £4.50, children £3.50

The garden shuttle runs from outside the Orangery shop to various stops in the garden including the Maze, Grotto and Kitchen Garden.

In the farmyard and playground

Heritage crafts

Every Tuesday in August | Included with your admission

7 August - River creatures: Get up close and personal with many interesting creatures found in the River Derwent. What's your favourite?

14 August - Willow crafts: Use traditional weaving techniques to make willow crafts

21 August - Wool spinning: Learn about the process of turning fleece to wool from an experienced hand spinner and weaver.

28 August - River creatures: Get up close and personal with many interesting creatures found in the River Derwent. What's your favourite?

Milking demonstrations

Every day | Included with your admission | 3.30pm

Discover how cows are milked in the farmyard with our milking demonstration. 

Meet the animals

Every day | Included with your admission | Check for times on arrival

Meet a variety of animals in the Oak Barn in the top yard. A great opportunity to handle the animals and learn more about them.

Run wild in the playground

Every day Included with your admission

Swing, climb and splash around the great outdoors.

Trailer discovery tour

Every day | £2.50 per person  Check for times on arrival

Take a trailer tour to the Golden Gates to see the Chatsworth Estate. Trailer tours start from 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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