Half term at Calke Abbey

Natural play areas at National Trust Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

While we're not able to run our usual half-term activities, local families are welcome to enjoy some fresh air and open space in Calke Abbey's parkland. Please book your visit in advance.

Enjoying a local walk 

There are plenty of footpaths at Calke that are perfect for winter walks with the family. Download a route below, or follow the coloured way-markers around the estate. Don't forget to bring the wellies!

Please note that we're currently doing some tree management work on the Tramway Trail, and parts of the route may be closed for your safety. 

A waterfall along one of Calke Abbey's trails, Derbyshire

Winter Walks at Calke

Enjoy crisp, winter walks at Calke and explore seasonal highlights around the estate.

A woodland adventure at Calke Explore 

In need of an adventure? Calke Explore remains open for woodland adventures come rain or shine this half-term, so the kids can expel some energy in the great outdoors. 

The natural play trail, toilets, Changing Places facilities, and Food and Beverage kiosk are open; however, the badger sett is currently closed. 

All visitors need to book in advance

You can book online via the What's On page of the website. If we're fully booked, please try again for another day, as we can't guarantee admission if you haven't booked. 

We encourage all visitors to use the car parks on the estate – either the main car park, or the car park at Calke Explore. This helps us to manage social distancing at Calke, and ensures the safety of all staff, volunteers, visitors and the local community. 

We ask everyone to be mindful of other visitors while you exercise, and keep your distance as per the latest government guidelines. 

Activities to keep busy