'50 things' adventures at Kedleston Hall

Two children run in a garden of wild flowers

This is the season to explore outdoors and have fun family adventures. The '50 Things' list includes some exciting activities that you can do outdoors at Kedleston Hall.

Ready for your next adventure at Kedleston? Plot an outdoor exploration, get creative in nature and explore over 800 acres of parkland as part of your '50 things to do before you’re 11¾.' We’ve picked out the best spots to get you started.

No. 1
Get to know a tree: 
There are young trees and ancient trees in the parkland at Kedleston. Some of the trees were planted soon after the hall was built over 250 years ago! Think of all the hot summers and cold winters these old trees will have stood through. If you take a closer look, you may spot minibeasts on the bark, on the leaves, or buzzing around it.

Kedleston has some amazing trees to meet
Get to know a tree at Kedleston Hall
Kedleston has some amazing trees to meet


No. 7
Fly a kite: 
There are some big open spaces in the parkland at Kedleston where your kite can catch the wind and fly high, just like some of the birds do. You bring the kite, we provide the hill and wind.

No. 31
Make friends with a bug: 
In the long grass, on a log, or on a leaf, look out for a bug and see what it does. Does it fly or does it crawl? Kedleston is home to lots of bugs and you have a good chance of spotting them if you take a closer look. 

Explore Kedleston's wilderness, you never know what you might find!
A butterfly in kedleston's wilderness
Explore Kedleston's wilderness, you never know what you might find!



No.45
Find your way with a map:
 The permanent orienteering course in the parkland at Kedleston is ideal for beginners of all ages. You can buy an orienteering map at Visitor Reception for £1.50. It doesn't matter what the weather is doing, its fun all year round.

Don't forget, you can do lots of the things in all seasons, so you don't have to do all of them in one go. We'd love to see your photos and visits shared online, you can tag us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.