All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.
Discover the magic
Allow 1-1.5 hours for the house. More about the house
Christmas at Chatsworth
Experience the magic of a Nordic Christmas with this tour of the decorated house and a 2km garden Christmas light trail.
Don't forget to look up
Keep your eyes peeled throughout the house because there are nine rooms with paintings on the ceilings. Make sure you ask a Guide to tell you about Mrs Hackett, the 1st Duke's housekeeper, while you're in the Great Chamber. She features on the painted ceiling.
Put your best foot forward
The 6th Duke bought the one metre ancient Greek marble foot that you can find in the Chapel corridor. It's thought to have been originally part of an 11 metre tall seated statue and is said to be a UK shoe size 101!
Can you hear the ROAR?
Keep an eye out for two lions at the end of the Sculpture gallery, but don't worry, they're friendly. There are a few other animals in the gallery as well. Can you find them?
Explore the garden
Next, head outside into the vast 105-acre garden where you can enjoy an illuminated light trail inspired by our Nordic winter theme.
Allow 1.5+ hours to explore the garden. More about the garden
Adventure in the farmyard and playground
Allow 2–3 hours for the farmyard and playground. More about the farmyard and playground
Storytime with Father Christmas
Father Christmas will captivate little ears with a Christmas themed story, plus, a photo opportunity and gift.
Make new friends
Meet all of our farmyard animals and have a cuddle with the guinea pigs in the animal pen.
Who dares to go through the secret tunnel that leads to the huge adventure playground?
See all of our daily activities in the farmyard.
Stop for lunch
Rest and enjoy a takeaway lunch to eat in the garden after all the farmyard fun.
Visiting with young children
Learn more about visiting with young children, including baby change facilities, feeding and more.