In addition to our daily activities, we also host a selection of talks, tours and workshops throughout the year in the house, garden, farmyard and park.
Please note that all activities 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.
In the house
Christmas at Chatsworth
Included with entry
From 10 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
Discover a world of make-believe this Christmas and explore scenes from favourite stories and fairy tales, sure to enchant visitors young and old.
15 minutes | Every hour 11.05am - 2.05pm | March - October
An introductory talk on the history of the house that starts by the weeping ash tree outside the house entrance.
Available March - October
Hear facts, figures and hidden stories first hand with new clips and interviews as part of the exhibition Chatsworth Renewed. Pick up your audio guide at the tills in the North Entrance Hall.
Audio guides are available in English, French, Spanish, German and Mandarin.
Taster tour of the house
£4 adult, £2 child
45 minutes | Every hour 11.30am - 1.30pm | March - October
An introduction to the house, the history and the 2018 headline exhibition Chatsworth Renewed that starts at the house entrance. Afterwards, you can re-enter the house to see things at your own pace.
Taster tours have limited availability and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
In the garden
1 hour | 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm | March to October
A guided walk covering the interesting and hidden stories from 400 years of the garden.
Garden buggy tour
£4 per person
30 minutes | Every hour 11.30am - 3.30pm
A guided buggy ride around the depths of the garden to see key features such as the Ring Pond, the Rockery and the Cascade, and learn about the fascinating history of the garden and the wider landscape.
Garden buggy tours are very popular and waiting times may vary. They also have limited availability and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Self-guided | During garden open hours
Explore the 105 acre garden at your leisure using one of our suggested walks.
In the farmyard
Animal handling in the Oak Barn
Check board on arrival for times | March - September
You can handle all sorts of cuddly farm creatures here, three times a day. There's no better way to get up close and personal with our chicks, lambs and goat kids (in season).
Guinea pig village
11.30am, 2pm and 4pm
Take some time out to get up close with a few of our smaller furry friends.
Farmyard daily talk
1.30pm* | March - November
Meet the animals at our daily talk where one of our friendly experts will explain how we care for them.
*Subject to change during special events
Trailer discovery tours
Check board on arrival for times and prices
Meet us in the farmyard on weekends and school holidays for the chance to explore the landscape plus learn a little bit more about the area with commentary suitable for all ages.
During some special events including February half-term and Halloween, they're themed as well!
Trailer discovery tours are accessible to wheelchair users. To book a wheelchair onto a tour, please call 01246 583139 in advance of your visit.
3.30pm | Mid-April - October
You can see our cows being milked almost every day until the end of October. Fun and educational – it's a great way for little ones to learn about where their favourite drink comes from.
During farmyard open hours
Take time out from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the wide variety of birds that visit the area.
Around the park
During park open hours
Learn more about our landscape and Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.
Self-guided | All year
The trails in the park and Stand Wood have many paths for you to discover and explore. Here are a few of our suggested walks.