Visiting Kedleston this February

A bluetit sits on a branch

Whatever the weather, there are lots of things to see and do this month at Kedleston Hall.

Kedleston Noir - Immersive theatre experience inside Kedleston

Something a bit different and not to miss, this February we are pleased to present an immersive evening dining experience inside the hall. On 14 and 15 February 2019 join us for an evening of fine dining and entertainment. Tickets are available via Derby Live .

Build a birdbox

This school holiday, come along and build your own wooden bird box to create new homes for the wild birds in your garden. Spring might feel like a long way off but it’ll soon be nesting season and the wild birds will be looking for spring nest locations. There's no need to book but it is first come first served so come early to avoid disappointment!

Guided Bird Walks

Looking to learn more about our native birds or even just enjoy a relaxed walk in the Kedleston grounds? Join Nick, one of our very knowledgeable volunteers as he guides you to some of Kedleston's best bird watching perches. He'll tell you all about the birdlife here in the park and around the lake and show what an amazing habitat Kedleston provides for them. There are guided walks available in February and March, advance booking essential.

Red Kites have distinctive white markings and forked tails
red kite
Red Kites have distinctive white markings and forked tails

Red Kites

The red kites successfully bred in the parkland in 2018, and the adults have been spotted flying throughout the winter months, by visitors and volunteers. If you're planning a walk this month, do keep a look out for them.


The parkland at Kedleston is ideal for walking your dog and you'll find water bowls and dog waste bins, as well a tasty treat at the end of your visit. To minimise disturbance to grazing livestock and nesting wildlife, and for the safety of all our visitors, we ask that dogs are kept on a lead while visiting Kedleston.

Tyntesfield dog

Have you seen the peacock dress?

The Eastern Museum on the ground floor of the hall is open during the February school holiday, which includes the peacock dress worn by Mary Curzon in 1903 for the Delhi Durbar.

Winter reads 

Don't miss the cosy second-hand bookshop, also on the ground floor of the hall. From fiction to fact, aswell as maps, sheet music and vintage National Trust guidebooks, there is something for every book lover. Every purchase from the volunteer run shop goes towards looking after Kedleston Hall and the 800 acres of parkland.