Things to see & do
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Bee Weekend, 6 & 7 June
Learn about the fascinating world of bees. Fun for all ages including children's activities and trails and a honey-themed menu in the tea-room.
On Sunday, join an expert from the Wildlife Trust at 11.30am and 1.30pm for a short walk around the gardens to learn how to identify different types of bee.
10.30am - 4.30pm, normal admission
- The panoramic views from the roof
- Crawling inside the priest's secret hiding hole
- Magnificent needlework by Mary, Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick
- The Victorian parterre and herbaceous border
- The newly rebuilt greenhouse in the kitchen garden
- Wildlife woodcarvings on our woodland trails
If you'd like to bring a picnic there's an area with tables in the car park set aside for you.
You can also now picnic inside the grounds if you wish.
Dogs are only allowed in the car park, but not within the gardens or the house.
Assistance dogs are permitted in all parts of the estate, including the house.
Please feel free to take pictures, however there is no flash photography within the Hall.