Easter holiday fun at Calke Abbey

A family enjoying spring at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Whether you want to get outdoors and active or be creative indoors this spring, we’re running lots of Easter activities to keep the kids entertained during the holidays.

Get closer to nature

We’ve got lots going on in Squirt’s Stable and the Riding School every day of the school holiday (Mon 10 – Fri 21 April), from nature-themed activities to dressing up. Pop in from 11am to 4pm to join the Easter fun.

If you want to get outdoors and enjoy all that spring has to offer, there are over 600 acres of parkland at Calke just waiting to be explored! Pick up a map when you arrive or download one of our spring trails to find the best adventures.

Why not come along to one of our park guided walks for a chance to discover the best seasonal highlight around the park? We set off every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 11.30am and 2.30pm, starting outside the Ticket Office.

There are lots of trees to explore at Calke Abbey
A child exploring inside a tree at Calke Abbey, Derbsyhire

See new life at Calke

It’s lambing time at Calke and the rare-breed Portland lambs will be leaping around the walled garden for you to see.

With lots of different habitats around the estate, including woodland, wetlands and wide-open meadows, there are lots of places to find new life at Calke. Look out for signs of hidden wildlife as you explore the grounds.

See rare-breed Portland lambs in the Walled Kitchen Garden
Calke Abbey in Derbyshire welcomes rare-breed Portland lambs in spring

Uncover hidden stories

Don’t forget the house is open and bursting with strange and interesting objects! What can you find? What’s your favourite object?

Meet characters from Calke’s past at our Decline Through Time event on Thurs 20 April, from 12.30pm to 4pm in the house. You’ll be greeted by all sorts of characters who will tell you all about what it was like to live at Calke.