October half term at Hardwick

Children playing in the autumn leaves

This October half term enjoy autumn across the Hardwick estate. Discover the park rich with colour and wildlife and enjoy our '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'.

Outdoor adventures

Splash about in puddles or squelch in the mud with your wellies across the Hardwick park and woodland walks. The gardens make a great place for hide and seek and kicking about in the fallen orange leaves. See the variety of late blooming flowers along the boarders including the beautiful dahlias.  

Families love getting involved in helping us rake up the leaves in the garden
Families helping us to rake the leaves in the garden
Families love getting involved in helping us rake up the leaves in the garden

Walks and wildlife

Across the many acres of parkland, there's plenty of places to walk, run and play. Tick off some 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾ , walk one of the of our routes or see what wildlife you can spot. Down by the ponds and along Lady Spencer's Walk, listen and look out for feathered friends that are visiting. 

Wrap up and head out into the park for a breath of autumn air
A family walking through the woods in the autumn
Wrap up and head out into the park for a breath of autumn air

Explore the Hall

Take cover from any wet and windy days and explore the Hall. With three floors to explore, there's plenty of rooms and corridors to get lost in. Climb the stone steps and be amazed by the grand long gallery and high great chamber.