Things to see & do

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Outdoor cinema at Hardwick

Celebrate the end of the school holidays with a bang! Head to Hardwick for two nights of great outdoor cinema. On Friday 29 August Harry Potter will return to Hardwick to battle with Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part I. On Saturday 30 August dance the night away with the ultimate 80s movie soundtrack, Dirty Dancing.

Contemporary art at Hardwick

Hardwick Blue Hammer in Gardens

This summer discover a new contemporary art exhibition “Building Site”, presented by Meadow Arts, which takes a playful look at the craftsmanship of the men who built Hardwick.



Glorious summery gardens

Fairy door at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

The Hardwick gardens are the perfect place to relax this summer – whether it is with a book in one of the deckchairs or playing some of the traditional games. Rumour has it that more fairies have moved into the gardens too – look out for a new fairy tree coming soon.

Don't miss this summer

  • The stunning south border in the gardens
  • Homemade elderflower lemonade in the restaurant
  • Beautiful views from the ponds
  • The waterwheel milling at Stainsby Mill
  • Pop in 'Meet the Masons' days in the West Court
  • Gorgeous plants in the Outdoor Shop
  • Summery specials in the restuarant
  • Edible flower salads from the gardens
  • Lots of 50 things treats in the shop

Summer at Hardwick means

  • The towers are the first thing you see as you climb the hill. © NTPL/John Millar

    In the house

    The team are continuing with the conservation clean, and with keeping the birds away from the open windows ...

  • The gardeners are kept busy keeping on top of the mowing © John Millar

    In the garden

    The team are trying to keep on top of the mowing.

  • Discover something new with every step in Hardwick Park © National Trust/Robert Morris

    In the park

    The Ranger team are kept busy building tree guards, improving the footpaths,and managing the fishing season...