With so many things to do for kids young and old, Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground makes for a fun day out for all the family. In the farmyard you'll meet our friendly animals, from pigs and horses to our mischievous goats and guinea pigs. We're also delighted to be home to a number of rare breeds including Suffolk Punch horses, Shire horses, Albion cattle, Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs, Bagot goats and Cream Legbar chickens.

From the farmyard, take the secret tunnel to the children's playground for exciting adventures, where your young ones will enjoy burning off some energy on the swings, zip wire and climbing walls. There's also an Archimedes screw to fetch water from the stream, as well as a huge sand play area.

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About the farmyard

The farmyard at Chatsworth has been a favourite day out for children of all ages since 1973, when it opened with a variety of animals including cows, sheep and lambs, pigs, horses, goats and poultry, as well as a milking parlour for demonstrations. 

Since then we've introduced the adventure playground and more exciting activities for children to get involved in, as well as developing our breeding programme for rare and sometimes critically endangered breeds.

Last year we were thrilled to be awarded Rare Breeds Survival Trust accreditation, recognising our important contribution to the conservation of some the rarest livestock and equine breeds native to the UK, from Suffolk Punch horses and Shire horses to British Landrace pigs and Eriskay ponies.

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Meet our farmyard friends

View a few of our friendly faces before your visit

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Events in the farmyard

Storytime with Father Christmas


Join the farmyard team for a magical family visit to listen to Father Christmas. Includes access to the farmyard and playground.

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Storytime with Father Christmas - autism friendly session


Join the farmyard team for a magical family visit to listen to Father Christmas. Includes access to the farmyard and playground.

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