Spring family fun

lambs crossing in front of the hall

Get outdoors this school holiday and make family memories at Kedleston Hall. There are plenty of walks and activities to keep children active outdoors, whatever the weather.

Get outdoors this school holiday and discover the spring wildlife and flowers bringing colour and sound to the 800 acres of parkland at Kedleston Hall. From bluebells to lambs, there are things to spot around every corner.

Sheep and a lamb grazing
Sheep and a lamb grazing
Sheep and a lamb grazing

Feeling active?

New at Kedleston this season, an orienteering course suitable for families and adults, taking you across the parkland and through the woods. You can buy the map for £1.50 from the shop, then go on your adventure, at your own pace, to find all of the points. Please note, dogs are very welcome to join in, but there are nesting birds, sheep, lambs and cattle across the parkland so please keep them on a lead. Available daily from 13th April 2019.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for our annual Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunt at Kedleston - an outdoor self led trail for families, with a Cadbury chocolate treat waiting for you at the end. No booking needed, but please be aware the Easter weekend is always busier than usual. Dogs on leads are welcome to join in too, there will be a tasty treat for them too.


Join in with Easter fun at Kedleston
two little girls in enjoying the easter trail
Join in with Easter fun at Kedleston

Make a seed ball

Wildflowers bring Derbyshire into colour each spring and summer, so we thought you'd like an acitivity to help you add colour to your own garden. This fun drop in event for children allows you to make your own seed ball then watch it burst into colour at home. Please note, this activity is not available every day during the school holiday.

Spring Trail

Throughout April families can take part in a self led seasonal trail across the parkland, spotting some of the fantastic spring wildlife and plants that call Kedleston their home. Complete the trail at your own pace, and stop along the way for a springtime picnic if you wish!

Wonderful bees

We are excited to have Bumblebee Conservation Trust visiting Kedleston on 25 April, when they will be offering bee safaris for you throughout the, and sharing information on the types of bees found in Derbyshire and beyond. Come along and discover more about these important insects.