Santa Paws Pooch Parade

Join us for our annual festive dog walk when we encourage dogs and their owners to show off their best Christmas outfits.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Bring your dog in their best festive fancy dress or Christmas jumper and join in the fun. All dressed up dogs will get a treat.

We will walk approximately 2 miles, across a mix of terrains. Not all of the walk is on a footpath, so please wear suitable footwear. Please contact us in advance if you have mobility issues and you would like to know more about the route. Normal admission charges also apply to non National Trust members.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Kedleston Hall


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.80 £14.30
Child £8.00 £7.20
Family £39.40 £35.70
Group Adult N/A £12.50
Group Child N/A £6.25
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £19.70 £17.90
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.65

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

We also offer a number of group tours available on prior request via our main office:

Kedleston Hall State Floor Tour - £17.50pp (Please note that State Floor Tours are not available Friday-Sunday or Bank Holidays)

The basics

All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet outside the Restaurant and we will finish in the Pleasure Grounds.
What to bring and wear
We encourage you to wear walking boots and dress for the weather for the time of year.
Sturdy buggies would be fine and there will be opportunities for people who want to finish the walk sooner.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 December 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

Kedleston Hall office
Call 01332 842191

Upcoming events

Nutcracker Code Cracker Trail

Tue 10 Dec 2019
Find the giant Nutcrackers along the Short Walk to crack to Christmas code.

Orienteering at Kedleston Hall

Tue 10 Dec 2019
New for 2019, go orienteering in the parkland and see more of the less visited areas of Kedleston. A fun activity for all ages, ideal for beginners or experienced orienteers.

Christmas Lunches at Kedleston Hall

Tue 10 Dec 2019
Enjoy a traditional roast turkey lunch in the Great Restaurant at Kedleston Hall this December. Served 12 - 2.30pm daily.

Storytime with Father Christmas

Thu 12 Dec 2019
Meet Father Christmas and his helpers and join in as they sing songs and tell stories.

Supper with Father Christmas - NOW SOLD OUT

Thu 12 Dec 2019
Come along and enjoy a pie supper in the great kitchen, where Father Christmas will be making an appearance.

Breakfast with Father Christmas - SORRY ALL SOLD OUT

Sat 14 Dec 2019