Winter at Kedleston Hall
The nights are drawing in and the frost is sparkling on the ground - connect with nature and each other at Kedleston this season.
This winter, join us for an outdoor adventure with Percy the Park Keeper on a trail around the parkland, a bracing walk and cosy comfort food.
Planning your visit to Kedleston this winter
It's free to visit for under 5s and National Trust members. For non-members please visit the prices section of our website.
Please check the Opening Times for Kedleston Hall over the winter before your visit (please be aware we are closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in 2021).
- The restaurant is open 10am to 3.30pm.
- The shop is open Thursday to Monday, 10am to 3.30pm.
- The hall is now closed for winter conservation.
Percy the Park Keeper’s Winter Wander Trail
This winter, bring along the family and treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Kedleston. The magic of Nick Butterworth’s children’s stories is brought vividly to life in the Park Keeper’s Winter Wander Trail.
The winter trail will run outside and is focused on you becoming Percy’s helper for the day, helped by his animal friends, and stepping into his ‘wellies’ while he is busy on site! As Percy’s helper there will be winter tasks, activities, and games to complete, along with clues and a note from Percy to help you. A prize will be awarded at the end for all your hard work helping out Percy.
The trail costs £2 (please note normal admission prices apply) and can be purchased from our visitor welcome building whilst stocks last. The trail runs from 4 December to 3 January and is around 1.7 miles (Kedleston's Short Walk). Allow at least 1 hour to complete the trail with children. Please refer to the updated access statement available on the website for full details of access around the site.
Wrap up warm, blow away the cobwebs and enjoy a seasonal stroll in the Kedleston parkland.
Please be aware the site is particularly muddy as we head into the winter season so we recommend you dress appropriately with sturdy footwear for your visit.
The shop at Kedleston has a range of gifts with a selection for explorers, gardeners and gourmets. You'll also find cards, stamps and gift vouchers. Our winter sale starts on 23 December! Why not treat yourself to a comforting throw or scented candle? Buying your gifts from Kedleston means you are helping to look after this special place.
Please be aware the shop is open from Thursday to Monday 10am to 3.30pm.
Refresh and refuel at Kedleston's Great Kitchen restaurant. From December, why not warm up after a woodland wander with a gingerbread latte? You can also enjoy a seasonal bite including festive sausage rolls, vegan curried cauliflower pasties or festive filled sandwiches (with obligatory cranberry!) Throughout December, from Friday - Monday, we will also serve hot turkey and festive vegan baps (subject to supply). For those of you with a sweet tooth, we also offer a range of cakes and pastries.
During peak times the Food and Beverage kiosk is open 10am to 3.30pm if you need a takeaway treat.