Best day out in the Peak District at Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground close to Sheffield

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If you’re going to do something this year, go to Chatsworth House in the summer.

A day at Chatsworth House is always one of my most favourite days out. Perfect for all the family in the Peak District, Chatsworth House has something for everyone of all ages. I’ve been visiting Chatsworth for years, and I always have a lovely time there. Our toddler loves Chatsworth House farmyard and amazing adventure playground and we visit all year round. It’s fun for adults too!This was our first visit of the year and we were blessed with lovely weather!

Watch our video of the park, farmyard and adventure playground, it’s my favourite we have done so far:

Quick facts before you go…

Price of farmyard & playground only: £6 adults and £6 children 3-16 years, parking included.

What to do: Animal handling, see the animals, ride the mini tractors, go paddling and enjoy the adventure playgrounds and tree top park

Parking and public transport: Yes and bus 218 from Sheffield (Peak Line, on the hour) to Bakewell goes into Chatsworth House car park

Tips before you go: Take part in the handling sessions at guinea pig village, take messy/wet clothes for the sand and water playgrounds, and enjoy the adventure playground whatever age you are!

Facilities: Farmyard cafe and to go kiosk at the playground, toliets including baby change and a gift shop. Payments are accepted by card. Take a picnic; there’s loads of space to enjoy one!

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Welcome to the farmyard and playground!
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Chatsworth House Guinea pig village where the small handling sessions are
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Pig barn

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Tractor fun!
Eric loves the tractor, a quick tip if it is busy is to use it whilst most of the kids are at an animal handling session.

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Yay, guinea pig petting!

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Guinea pig Spike
Don’t miss out on the Guinea Pig village handling sessions though which are always a big hit with families; get in the que early!

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Handling barn with educational activities and guinea pig brushing

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Milking demos
Upstairs in the farm yard are more animals, a handling barn with educational activities, birds and little ride-ons!

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
New spring lambs
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Beautiful views across the Peak District
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Ride tractors are so much fun for toddlers
After fun at the farm, we head upto the playgrounds.

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Picnic time by the playgrounds
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Enjoying the woodlands; there is a perfect mixture between playgrounds and nature play.
In the summer, bringing swimming equipment,bucket andspades and towels is a must! The playgrounds have water and sand play areas, perfect for all ages to enjoy, and kids love playing in the stream. The park is so peaceful and the atmosphere is my favoruite thing about it. It has lovely views over the Peak District.

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Adventures by the steam
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Water and sand play
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Water and sand play with bucket and spades
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Look at those views!
 

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
So much fun.
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Yay sand!
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Now it’s climbing frame time!
 

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
There is so much to keep all ages entertained. Let’s admit, it’s fun for adults too!
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Eric’s favourite part, the swings.
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground

Now onto the next part of the park…

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
The rope park!
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Ollie enjoyed this part, haha
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Scary part!
Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Peekaboo!
I’ve never been to a playground like this before! We climbed up to the top for the big slide, I was terrified, all the kids were laughing at me. Hahaha!

Chatsworth House Farmyard and amazing adventure playground
Who doesn’t love a trampoline?
After 3 hours there, it was time to head home. Baby was so tired and worn out, he could barely keep his eyes open and he was asleep by the time we left Chatsworth! We walked from Chatsworth to Baslow, stopping at the wheatshef hotel which has the most amazing beer garden.

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Thank you for reading and watching, I hope you have a lovely time at Chatsworth too!

For another family day out in the peaks, read Longshaw Estate and Padley Gorge, or try any of these 6 beautiful countryside walks.

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5 Comments

  1. Great review and guide Naomi. You take great photos and I love that you’ve included public transport information even detailing the exact bus people can use – this is an idea I may pinch! My two love farm parks, particularly the hands on and feeding elements. Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling , I certainly hope you can again. Could you just grab the linky badge – apologies if it’s me being typically daft and I’ve missed it. Enjoy the bank holiday
    David

    1. Hi, Yes I’ve tried to do the badge but I’m really confused!:( Sorry-I’m new to this, and mostly use my phone or ipad (toddler wrecks the laptop) how do I do it on the wordpress app? Thanks

      1. Hi Naomi,
        Apologies for the slow reply and no worries at all. I remember getting myself in a right flap first few times I did it haha. Basically, when you go into WordPress noon your phone you’ll normally click the pencil icon at the top to edit an existing post. Once you’ve clicked that change the setting (again near the top but over more towards the right) from ‘visual’ to ‘text’. Once you’re in text mode you can just copy the linky badge code from our linky page and paste at the bottom of your post. Then just click update. Hope that helps let me know if there’s anything else and hope you can come back tomorrow to link up more posts 😁👍🏼

  2. We drove past the signs to Chatsworth House recently and I was commenting that I’d never been. I had no idea there was a children’s farm as well. We have relatives not too far away so I will check out your other daysout ideas. Lovely pics #AdvetnureCalling

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