Explore the farmyard and playground

Fun for the whole family


About the farmyard

The farmyard at Chatsworth has been a favourite day out for children of all ages since 1973.

Daily activities in the farmyard include:

  • Cow and goat milking demonstrations
  • Animal handling in the Poultry House
  • Arts and crafts

Check the board on arrival for details.

Our farmyard is also 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, with British Landrace pigs and Eriskay ponies.

What child doesn’t love to meet ponies and lambs, play with guinea pigs, and then swing, climb and splash around in the great outdoors? There are also special activities during Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed in the farmyard or adventure playground, for their safety as well as the safety of our farmyard animals.


Muck in at the farmyard

Muck in at the farmyard ; } }

What's on?

Events in the farmyard

Lamb feeding experience

A special opportunity to bottle feed our lambs in the farmyard. Includes access to the farmyard and playground.

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Goat kid cuddling

A special opportunity to bottle feed and cuddle our goat kids in the farmyard. Includes access to the farmyard and playground.

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