Please note that entry times are for the house only. Feel free to arrive anytime and explore the garden, farmyard, shops and restaurants.
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 1-2 hours for the house. More about the house
Christmas at Chatsworth
From 9 November to 5 January
Follow in the footsteps of explorers Phileas Fogg and Amelia Earheart on a fantastical journey and discover the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth.
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. As you leave the house, you step into the vast 105-acre garden. Be sure to download one of our garden trails to help you discover the hidden depths.
Allow 1.5+ hours to explore the garden. More about the garden
Add a guided tour
Join one of our expert guides for a tour of the garden including hidden stories and points of interest, on a buggy or on foot.
Buggy tours are a small additional fee.
Discover the depths
Using the garden map, explore the depths and uncover hidden views of the garden and larger landscape, including at the Grotto House, Quebec and the Kitchen and cutting garden.
Time for refreshment
Finally, exit the garden by the Stables, where you will find a selection of eateries, perfect for refuelling with lunch or indulge with an afternoon tea.
Adventure in the farmyard and playground
Allow 2–3 hours for the farmyard and playground. More about the farmyard and playground
£12 including entry to the farmyard
Farmyard nativity plays starring our own farm animals. Children can also participate on a first-come, first served basis.
Stop in the Christmas crafts marquee to have your hand at making a festive friend.
Take time out from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the wide variety of birds that visit the area.
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?
Bouncing and zipping
Let them bounce away on the trampoline, but don’t forget a zoom down the zipwire!
Visiting with young children
Learn more about visiting with young children, including baby change facilities, feeding and more.