Explore Kedleston Hall this half-term

Children building a den from twigs and branches Hudswell Woods

Step out into the wild as we explore what Kedleston’s parkland has to offer. Whether you’re looking for some peace and quiet or an outdoor adventure there’s something for everyone this half-term.

Start your 50 things Adventure

This half-term at Kedleston is all about getting into the great outdoors and enjoying what Kedleston's park and garden have to offer. From drop in workshops to a geocache challenge, there's opportunity to try something new. Come and meet our learning team who'll help you make your very own planter and plant a seed to nurture over the summer, so plant it, grow it, eat it!

Why not try...

16. Making a daisy chain – head into the pleasure grounds to find the best daisies, see how long you can make the chain without it breaking.

Making daisy chains is one of our 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾
A girl makes a daisy chain in spring
Making daisy chains is one of our 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾

22. Explore inside a tree – Kedleston has some brilliant old trees to explore, especially if you’re brave enough to look inside! Just remember that if a tree is fenced off it's off limits, our parkland is home to some of the oldest trees in Derbyshire. They provide essential habitat for wildlife and can be very fragile, there's still plenty of alternatives to explore.

Kedleston has some amazing trees to explore
tick off your 50 things activities explore inside a tree
Kedleston has some amazing trees to explore

31. Hunt for bugs – Spring is a great time to go bug hunting, head into the woods and see what creepy crawlies you can find. We even have some bug hunting packs available to borrow (first come first served).

A closer look
Child bug hunting
A closer look

44. Go bird watching – With so many birds calling Kedleston home you won’t even need your binoculars. Down by the lake is the perfect place to spot our feathered friends. If you’re luck you might even see some spring ducklings.

Swimming lessons on the lake
Duckling on the lake
Swimming lessons on the lake

Who's up for a treasure hunt?

Never heard of geocaching? It's pretty much a worldwide treasure hunt and here at Kedleston we're in on the act. You can borrow one of our GPS units to find the coordinates we give you to find the hidden treasure. The rules are simple, if you find the treasure you log your name and can trade a bit of treasure if you have something else to leave.