Visit Chatsworth for a fun family day out, marvel at the huge painted ceilings in the house, roam the winding paths in the garden, make friends with the farmyard animals and let off steam in the adventure playground.
Adventure in the farmyard and playground
Allow 2-3 hours to explore the farmyard and playground. More about the farmyard.
Explore the farmyard
Discover our working farmyard, plus a woodland playground with a rope park, zip line, and water and sand play.
Make new friends
Meet all of our farmyard animals - who's your favourite?
Let your little monkeys be transformed into zombies, witches and ghouls.
Pick out your favourite pumpkin from our pumpkin patch then head to our carving station.
Get creative and make a creepy Halloween themed craft.
From animal feeding to milking demonstrations, there's lots of fun to be had at the farmyard.
Halloween tractor trailer tour
Take a spooky Halloween tractor and trailer ride - who knows what will happen..?
From the farmyard, take the secret tunnel to the children's playground for exciting adventures on the swings, zip wire and climbing walls. There's also an Archimedes screw to fetch water from the stream, and a huge sand play area.
Get closer to nature
Our bird hide is a great place to learn more about local bird species and see them in nature.
Admire the magnificent house
Allow 1-1.5 hours for the house. More about the house
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?
Christmas at Chatsworth
Discover the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth.
From 5 November 2022 - 8 January 2023
Explore the great outdoors
Allow 1.5+ hours to explore the garden. More about the garden.
Adventure in the park and woodland
Go bug hunting and den buildings in Stand Wood and see if you can find the great viaduct or run wild in our free-to-access 1000-acre park.
Use our children’s trail to find the human sundial, the balancing rock and the Emperor fountain. How high do you think it is?
Have a go at some of our fun drawing activities while you explore the garden - perfect for all ages and abilities.
Visiting with young children
Learn more about visiting with young children, including baby change facilities, feeding and more.