In 2015, the Derbyshire Charity Clay Shoot funded the development of the Stickyard – a dedicated outdoor education centre.

Located with access to the gardens and woodland, the Stickyard provides an exciting base for a range of outdoor learning activities, including:

The Stickyard can also be hired for celebrations, corporate events and group activities.

The Ernest Cook Trust

The Devonshire Educational Trust is working in partnership with the Ernest Cook Trust to develop and increase the outdoor learning programme at Chatsworth.

The Ernest Cook Trust, based in Fairford, Gloucestershire, is an education charity which actively encourages children and young people to learn from the land through free-of-charge education programmes on its estates, and by giving grants.

Ernest Cook Trust

Devonshire Educational Trust

The Devonshire Educational Trust (DET) is an independent charity that works in partnership with the Chatsworth House Trust to provide educational opportunities across the Devonshire Group.

The charity was established in 2004 to enhance the educational experiences of children and young people visiting the Chatsworth Estate. We now provide educational opportunities across the Devonshire Group and offer diverse and accessible educational opportunities; from learning about matters of historical, artistic and architectural interest, to learning about the countryside and rural landscape.

Through guided, self-guided and specialist education packages, the Devonshire Educational Trust provides quality education that reaches and inspires all backgrounds and abilities.

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