If you’re going to do something this year, go to Chatsworth House!
A day at Chatsworth House is always one of my most favourite days out. The house is spectacular at Christmas time. It’s a perfect day out for all the family. 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. Safe to say, I can’t recommend it enough 😉
5 amazing things to do at Chatsworth House;
- See the animals & play in the amazing adventure playgrounds
- Have a walk through the gardens and be amazed at the grotto, maze, rock garden & more
- Visit the house (especially at Christmas time)
- Take a tractor ride
- If you have time, go on a walk through Stand Wood. It’s free and takes you right up to the hunting tower.
This post will specifically focus on the farmyard and adventure playgrounds at Chatsworth House, which are a day out in themselves and tickets can bought separately just for them. If you book online, parking is included.
Watch our video of the park, farmyard and adventure playground:
Quick facts about Chatsworth House farmyard & adventure playgrounds
Price of farmyard & playground only: £7 adults and £7 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!
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.
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!
Upstairs in the farm yard are more animals, a handling barn with educational activities, birds and little ride-ons!
After fun at the farm, we head upto the playgrounds.
Adventure playgrounds at Chatsworth House
The adventure playgrounds are HUGE and there is so much to do. Right from little toddlers up to teens, there are play frames, sandpit and water play areas, woodlands and streams, rope bridges, big slides, small slides and everything in-between. Hours of fun!
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.
There are plenty of picnic benches to enjoy your own food. But if you prefer to eat there, facilities are good. There is a small cafe in the farmyard on the top level (where the farm barns are) and a small kiosk that is open on peaks times in the adventure playgrounds itself. Down at the stables at Chatsworth are two restaurants.
Now onto the next part of the park…
Edit winter 2019: We recently went back, Eric has now grown up a fair bit from this original post and is now 4. He absolutely loved the challenge of the bigger play areas, wobbly bridges and slides. He LOVED playing in the woodland areas.
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!
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.
Thank you for reading and watching, I hope you have a lovely time at Chatsworth too!
Hope you liked this and go on to have lovely days out at Chatsworth 🙂