Did you know that we have pollinating insects to thank for every third mouthful of food we eat? Bumblebees are the superheroes of the pollinators – but they are not alone. See how many you can spot.
Many species of nectar-rich wildflowers can be found in the parkland and garden, providing the fuel that pollinators need to fly. Try counting how many different pollinators you can see while spotting flowers.
More ways to get closer to nature
Become a woodland explorer
Listen to birdsong, go on a bug hunt, build the best den ever, or just enjoy being beneath nature's green canopy, Stand Wood is free to access all year round. Enter via the gate next to the farmyard.
Search for pre-historic plants
Some of nature’s most amazing designs have existed for millions of years. Use your senses to go on a prehistoric plant-hunting adventure in Stand Wood with our free trail as your guide.
Please note, half of the trail covers the garden for which an entry ticket is required.
Roam (for) free in the parkland
Incorporating acres of grassland, woodland, and the river Derwent, the park around Chatsworth House offers a variety of walks as well as space to run, jump and expel pent-up energy. Keep your eyes peeled for our herd of deer.
Art in the park
Use your eyes and imagination to recreate the natural world around you on paper. Our free downloadable 'get drawing' guides contain themed activities inspired by different artists, print some out to bring with you.
Nature and wellbeing
Reap the benefits of enjoying gentle nature themed activities, such as a wordsearch or sketching.
Scavenger hunts are a great way to keep kids occupied outdoors. A pastime that can be enjoyed in all seasons, this helpful guide from The Woodland Trust contains a list of the things you could challenge your children to look for.
Picnics by the river
Chatsworth is frequently voted one of the most popular picnic spots in the country. Pick your preferred spot by the river and tuck in. Keep an eye out for our friendly ducks, they love pinching picnics.
The Wild Escape
We're taking part in The Wild Escape and you can too. Young people from across the country are making and sharing artwork inspired by the wildlife they've seen close to home, or at places like Chatsworth, to create 'The Wild World'. Find out more on the website.
Summer holiday art in the park
25 July - 31 August
Children of all ages can join in free nature-themed art workshops in the park every Tuesday and Thursday.