Hands on for Home Educators

Join us on the first Monday of the month for a practical outdoor work session aimed at families who home educate.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Sessions will be suitable for a mix of ages, but children should be over 5 years old. Please get in contact if your child has any additional needs. Gloves and tools will be provided, but please come dressed for the outdoors and expect to get your hands dirty.


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
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet a Visitor Reception where you will be shown the way to the Game Larder when the event takes place
What to bring and wear
Make sure you dress for the weather! We advise wear wellies or sturdy boots.
The group meets outside the Game Larder for a 10:30am start, so please allow time to make your way from Visitor Reception. Please note that there is no session in May due to the bank holiday


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 September 2019 10:30 - 12:00 Available
7 October 2019 10:30 - 12:00 Available
4 November 2019 10:30 - 12:00 Available
2 December 2019 10:30 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

Kedleston Hall office
Call 01332 842191

Upcoming events

Orienteering at Kedleston Hall

Fri 23 Aug 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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - outdoor theatre

Sat 24 Aug 2019
The Lord Chamberlain's Men, the UK's premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them at Kedleston Hall, for their performance of Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Mud Creation Station at Kedleston Hall

Tue 27 Aug 2019
Head down to Shady Oaks to have some 50 Things adventures. Find our pop up Mud Creation Station and make some messy masterpieces this summer.

Wings and Wands

Thu 29 Aug 2019
Use your creativity and imagination to make your own magical woodlands wings and wands at Kedleston Hall this summer. Great fun for children of all ages.

Monsters, Myths and Mayhem - Taking the Myth - The Adult Version

Fri 30 Aug 2019
The Lost Boys bring a new exciting show to Kedleston Hall, an indoor and outdoor promenade performance and dining experience. Please note this evening event is suitable for adults only.

Marvellous Moths

Sun 01 Sep 2019
Join us as we reveal some normally unseen nocturnal residents of Kedleston Park.