Average time spent – 4+ hours.
Things to do at Chatsworth House review
Chatsworth House is one of the UK’s grandest estates in the UK and the jewel of the Peak District. Set in expansive parkland where wild deer roam and backed by wooded hills, it’s been chosen as Britain’s favourite country house several times.
Whilst the interior of the house boasts impressive galleries and stately rooms, it’s likely to be the farmyard and adventure playground that your little ones will appreciate more; a must do if you’re visiting the Peak District with kids. The outdoor adventure playground is one of the best we’ve ever been too, complete with a water and sand play area, a huge zip line, and rope park. My boys also love meeting and petting the farm animals. There are children’s activities and trails set throughout the year, as well as the beautiful gardens to explore (separate ticket).
You have to purchase tickets to enter the house, farmyard and adventure playground, and gardens. However, the grounds of Chatsworth are totally free to walk and explore. You do need to pre-book parking in the Estate, or use the pay and display at Baslow and walk in.
There is a pram-friendly footpath that leads from Baslow to the House. You can then follow the footpath round to the right and over to Edensor and pop to the Tea Rooms. Alternatively, head up to the Hunting Tower and follow the footpaths through the woods behind the House.
And you can even go paddling in the River Derwent that runs through the Estate. With little ones, I recommend heading to the weirs to paddle and play in the rocks.
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Important Information Chatsworth House
Eating – There is a great choice of places to eat at Chatsworth house from sandwiches to afternoon teas and there’s even a restaurant. You are welcome to picnic outside.
Facilities in brief – Grand stately home, large adventure playground, farmyard and walks. There are toilets and a choice of places to eat.
Entry price – *Expensive.
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive. An adult house and garden ticket are £23 and £12.50 for a child. A farmyard and playground ticket, however, is just £7 per person. Other pricing options are available. Parking is £4 a car.
Opening: They are usually open from Spring until close to Christmas day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Assistance dogs are welcome, pet dogs are welcome in some outdoor areas.
Address: Bakewell DE45 1PP, Derbyshire, England. Phone: 01246 565300
Guest post with thanks to Jenny from Peak District Kids
Category – Stately home – Mostly outdoors – Suitable for all ages.
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