We’ve been going to Chatsworth for years and it’s one of my top favourite days out. I’m so glad we live close so we get the opportunity to visit often. As Eric is growing up, he absolutely loves the farmyard and adventure playgrounds. It’s definitely somewhere that’ll be suitable for him to enjoy as he grows older and his ability changes… and I love that. 🙂 Day out at Chatsworth House farmyard & Adventure playgrounds
We went last week and had a really good day out. The type of day out where you just look back on and think that was definitely a highlight! Worth every penny.
I’ve blogged about Chatsworth House and mentioned it many times before, but here’s a little update about what Eric is enjoying most there at the moment! Day out at Chatsworth House farmyard & Adventure playgrounds
Day out at Chatsworth House farmyard & Adventure playgrounds
At the moment he needs a bit more of a challenge than the usual toddler frames and little slides in local playgrounds. He still loves them but he wants something a bit harder, with more to climb. Chatsworth adventure playground is perfect for this.
Half of the playgrounds are sand pits and frames/slides/swings suitable for babies and toddlers, then the other half of the playgrounds are HUGE. Some of the frames are advanced with high rope bridges, big curly slides, a trampoline, etc. But some parts of the frames are suitable for toddlers, too. Eric loved it!
Up until now, our visits to the adventure playground have usually been to the baby/toddler part. He loves the water and sand, swings, etc and still does, but it was amazing to see him climb the big parts on the other side, try the bridges and manage to get up, and around and down all by himself. And as he gets bigger, he’ll be able to advance to more parts of the big playground by himself which is just lovely. It’s great to know that going the same place will be different every time.
The farm is on the lower level and is small but clean with friendly animals. There is a little tractor/digger riding track and an old tractor to sit on, a gift shop and toilets. Plus a lift. It is all pram friendly. There is a cafe and a kiosk in the playgrounds. In the adventure playgrounds, next to the sand and water play are more toilets. This is sooooo convenient, especially now Eric is out of nappies!! Plenty of picnic tables.
The farmyard and adventure playgrounds cost £6.50 adult and child. There’s combination tickets for house/garden, too.
I absolutely love the gardens at Chatsworth House, too. But visiting them is a whole day out in itself so we never manage both in one day! Absolutely beautiful, though, and so much to see. I really must go to the gardens, soon, it’s on my ‘things to do immediately’ list, haha so hopefully we can spend the day there when we go to see the house for Christmas. Here’s a few photos from the last time we did the gardens.
My favourite time of year to visit Chatsworth is at Christmas. The Christmas markets in November are free to visit and the atmosphere is just unique. Each year the house theme changes, this year in 2018 is “once upon a time”. It looks magical and I really can’t wait to visit. The teaser photo is has a huge photo frame with an image of I didn’t do the house last year, but did in 2016 with Nutcracker theme. Eric was so tiny then!
I’ve always loved Chatsworth. The estate is looking beautiful this time of year, too. We walked to the farmyard and adventure playgrounds through the estate from Baslow, takes about 45 minute walk. It was cold but a lovely walk. Another of my favourite walks at Chatsworth Estate is through stand wood.
We didn’t take too many photos, if you want to see in depth photos of better quality my original post about chatsworth house is here. <3
I think Eric is definitely getting the age of enjoying adventure playgrounds more. Belton House near Lincoln is on my list. Does anyone have any recommendations?