Chatsworth is opening its doors for a fortnight of pirate and princess-themed fun on the high seas of the farmyard and adventure playground this half term (7-22 February).

Children will be given water shooters as they ride on the tractor and trailer 'galleon' to blast those pesky pirates hiding out in the 'high seas' of Stand Wood.

The Oak Barn will ensure no self respecting pirate or princess will be without their hat or crown as they take part in the fun. Craft activities will run every day.

Dare to get up close to creepy crawlies from around the world in sessions running Monday to Friday inclusive each week or cuddle a guinea pig in one of the frequent sessions running every day of the half term.

Take the time to see all the farmyard favourites including the newest additions - a litter of piglets born on 6 January.

As ever, the woodland adventure playground is the perfect setting to let children run, jump, slide, swing and bounce, with sand and water play for little ones too.

With the indoor picnic room, café serving hot food and kids' lunches and shop on site too, the farmyard has everything for a great day out this half term.

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Notes to editors:

The Chatsworth House Trust is an independent charity (no 511149) set up by the 11th Duke of Devonshire in 1981.

The Chatsworth House Trust is dedicated to the long-term preservation of Chatsworth House, the art collection, garden, woodlands and park for the long term benefit of the public. 

The charity promotes the study and appreciation of Chatsworth as a place of historic, architectural and artistic interest and of natural beauty, and encourages the use and enjoyment of Chatsworth by visitors for education and recreation. 

Chatsworth is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, 10 of the most magnificent palaces, stately homes and castles in England.

Chatsworth is only 16 miles from the MI, 10 miles from Chesterfield, and 8 miles north of Matlock, in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park and is well served by transport links throughout the UK.

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