Get acquainted with Chatsworth House
First things first. Explore the house, starting with a short introductory talk (meet by the weeping ash tree outside the house entrance). This year the magnificent rooms are filled with fashion from the last five centuries. Make sure to grab a fun kids trail to keep everyone amused, and don’t miss your chance to try on a spectacular collection of hats!
Allow 1+ hours to complete the House Style kids trail
Explore the garden
Next, head outside. As you leave the house you step into the vast garden, which has an exciting history of its own. Make sure you walk along the broadwalk to the Canal Pond, then sweep up left towards the Maze, Ring Pod, Rockery, and Kitchen Garden. Use the children’s trail to find the human sundial, the balancing rock and other points of interest. Finally, head out the entrance beside the stables where you will find a selection of eateries, perfect for lunch, icecream or a snack.
Allow 1+ hours to explore the Garden
Adventure in the farmyard and playground
Finally, adventure time! While away the afternoon getting up close with farmyard animals and handling smaller creatures in the farmyard. Let the kids run wild in the adventure playground, where they will find water play (including an Archimedes Screw), a huge sand pit and vast climbing frames. Don’t miss the zipwire!
Allow 1-3 hours for the kids to meet the animals and tire themselves out in the playground