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? Go orienteering!

A popular activity for all ages, the orienteering course is suitable for families, 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 throughout the year.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for the 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. The trail costs £2.50 per child and this charge applies to members too. All of the funds raised from this event go directly towards caring for Kedleston.

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 nature diary

There are so many reasons to explore outdoors at this time of year. Plants and trees are coming to life with buds and blooms and the woods are filled with bird song.
This fun drop in event for children allows you to make your own nature diary then use it to record what you see, smell, touch and notice in nature. Please note, this activity is not available every day during the school holiday and takes place outdoors.

Explore indoors too

Don't forget you can have an indoor visit this Easter too. The hall is open daily 11-4, with last entry at 3.30pm. As well as the impressive State Floor with fine paintings, furniture and furnishings to admire, there is the Eastern Museum on the ground floor. This year there is a special exhibition created by local school children. Find out more here

Refreshments for all

Over the school holiday you'll be able to pick up refreshments from a range of locations at Kedleston Hall. The restaurant serves hot and cold lunches, snacks and drinks daily and also provides items to take away. In the stableyard there are refreshments available daily too, and there is outdoor seating available, making it dog friendly and easier to purchase refreshments on particularly busy days. There is also a kiosk by the main car park open on the Bank Holiday weekend, serving ice creams, hot and cold drinks and snacks, with picnic tables.