Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Chatsworth's tradition of welcoming every visitor warmly continues in 2010, with more free daily talks in the house, garden and farmyard. Visitors are encouraged to quiz our friendly team to discover more about the intriguing people and events that have shaped Chatsworth's history over five centuries.
Every year, our skilled staff and valued guests put on a truly varied programme, spanning everything from farmyard and garden discovery days for children, to gourmet extravaganzas in the restaurant, that gives you the opportunity to get much more from your visit. Our hope is that by trying your hand at something new, improving on an existing hobby or skill, or just enjoying the chance to learn something from an enthusiastic expert, you will be entertained and have fun, which is what makes any day out worthwhile.
HOUSE & GARDEN
Fabulous rooms, unique treasures, new displays, audio tours, and unlimited access to the 105 acre garden, with waterworks, sculptures and maze
This year is a very special year for Chatsworth, for a start, there is more of the house to see than ever before, with the new, more accessible route for visitors, including both new and restored spaces and views and a really spectacular range of new displays of rarely seen treasures.
105 acres, miles of footpaths, famous waterworks, the newly opened Quebec area, modern sculptures, the maze, rose, cottage, sensory and kitchen gardens
In the garden there are new sculpture commissions and ever more varied seasonal colours and plantings to discover. And our calendar of events, be they big or small, new or much loved favourites, continues to grow, as you will see in the pages that follow.
FARMYARD & ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND
Huge woodland adventure playground and water play, wide variety of farm animals to see, daily milking and other fantastic activities, newly refurbished café and shop
Younger visitors and families particularly enjoy the farmyard with its wide variety of animals and their young, and the spectacular woodland adventure playground. From daily animal handling sessions, to fabulous water play and spiral slides, there is something for everyone.
The house (including the five state rooms), garden and farmyard are open every day until 31 October 2010. Then from 6 November to 23 December 2010, the two lower floors of the house are open and decorated for Christmas while the state rooms close for essential annual conservation. All other attractions remain open until 23 December. Please note 'winter season' admission prices are applicable from 6 November.
The car park has an all day charge of £2 per car.
The historic house includes five state rooms.
The 105 acre garden is a magical landscape, beautiful in all seasons, and it can be visited separately from the house.
At the Farmyard and Adventure Playgound visitors can partake in the milking demonstrations and the daily animal handling sessions, to fabulous water play and spiral slides, there is something for everyone.