There is so much to experience at Chatsworth, and with acres of free-to-access parkland and woodland at your disposal, you can come as often as you choose.
The park is easily accessible by bus routes that drop off next to the car park (£2 single fare until 30 June) or in nearby Edensor and Baslow, where you can access public footpaths across the estate and make the journey all part of the adventure.
If you're travelling by car, please book a ticket for the car park. One ticket (£5) admits up to five passengers.
Free Chatsworth-inspired activities at home
In between visits, perhaps try one of our nature themed at-home activities, such as bird spotting, or making a wildflower seed bomb.
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.
Guides to identifying birds, bees and bugs
These guides by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are useful tools to help you spot different kinds of birds, bees and bugs when you're exploring nature. How many can you identify?
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.
Explore the Peak District and Derbyshire
Our guide to the Peak District and Derbyshire is a great starting point if you're looking for things to do in the area. From cycling on the Monsal Trail to outdoor play on an ice cream farm, there are plenty of adventures waiting to be enjoyed.
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