'50 things' adventures at Kedleston Hall

Get to know a tree at Kedleston Hall

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. 9
Eat a picnic in the wild

There are lots of wooden benches in the woods, or beside the lake. Bring a picnic and choose your own wild spot to eat and enjoy the views. While you are eating your picnic, look out for birds including buzzards, swallows, heron, and robins.

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!

Find your way with a map

Bring an OS map and find your way around the parkland, or buy an orienteering map from the shop to go on a map reading adventure. 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.