Things to see & do

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Get inspiration for your photos in our beautiful gardens © National Trust/Susan Guy

Get inspiration for your photos in our beautiful gardens

Calke on camera

We are launching our first ever photography competition culminating in an exhibition in the Riding School.

Entries will open on 15 February and close on 14 March ready for a two week exhibition from 29 March.

Please make sure you read the terms and conditions before entering. Good luck!

Conservation tours

Take a 20-minute guided tour of the house.

Learn how our conservation team look after our vast collection.

  • Saturday–Wednesday
  • 11am–12 noon (last tour 11.45am)
  • No need to book; ask in the ticket office
  • Free with house ticket

What's on

We have lots of fun events for everyone all year round.

From stargazing to Cadbury Easter Egg Trails, photography competitions to food fairs, come and see what you can get up to.

End of Era tours

Let a guide take you on a fascinating journey from grandeur to decay.

  • Thursdays and Fridays, 11am–3.30pm
  • Charged at normal entry rate
  • Lasts one hour
  • No need to book, ask in the ticket office

A bird's eye view

Take a look at this aerial video and get a bird's eye view of the frosty estate in winter.

Walk this way

Follow the winding paths that meander around our 243-hectare park which is a National Nature Reserve.

There are lots of walks covering all aspects of the estate.

Download a walk or join a Ranger or park guide.