Chatsworth House special summer celebrations and events have already begun and will continue until the 1st September. Come rain or shine, there's bound to be something for all the family to enjoy at Chatsworth during the school holidays.
In the house you can dress up in period costume, talk to a real life lady's maid and take the Wonders Trail through the house and garden.
In the garden, the maze and the waterworks provide wonderful things to see, touch, smell and discover, with intriguing sculptures, a Victorian tunnel, the herbs and vegetables of the kitchen garden and a giant rock garden. The Little Explorers printable trail will lead families to some of the most interesting and exciting parts of the garden, including the 'squirty willow tree', the human sundial, and all the way up the hillside for spectacular views across the garden to Edensor Church.
Every day you can enjoy farmyard fun, from milking demonstrations and daily animal handling sessions, to new baby animals and trailer rides.
Why not try out the new basket swing in the adventure playground. There is also water and sand play for younger children and towers, ropewalks, spiral slide and commando wire to keep the older children entertained.
Every Sunday over the summer you can enjoy a brass band in the rose garden and take a horse and dray ride around the garden.
Wednesdays is Workshop day in the farmyard and adventure playground and there will be a different nature themed workshop every week, led by local artists. From butter fly crafts to seed planting to spider and reptile handling and examining bugs close up.
As you can see there is plenty to keep the entire family entertained all day. For more information and for details on other events at Chatsworth House please visit the official website here. Please note that normal admission prices apply to take part in the events listed above.
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