Spring at Kedleston

Sheep and lambs grazing in a field

Kedleston's Hall, parkland and Pleasure Ground are springing back to life. Find snowdrops hiding beneath the trees in the Pleasure grounds and bursts of jolly daffodils bringing the first splash of colour. Be sure to keep a look out as you explore the parkland for the new lambs.

Rolling hills and miles of unspoilt woodland surround the Hall. Migratory birds are beginning to return from their winter holidays and fill the estate with their jolly songs. Spring primula is popping up everywhere, it’s the perfect setting for a stroll with family and friends.

An early morning in the garden at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
Early morning sun shining through autumn trees at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

Wildlife and hidden treasures

You’ll find our gardeners out and about more at this time of year. Say hello and ask them any questions you might have. Their insider knowledge could lead you to hidden highlights just waiting to be discovered.

Wildlife is waking up to spring at Kedleston Hall too and the lake is a perfect location to look out for nesting birds. Home to herons, coots, swans and of course those ever so cute and fluffy ducklings.

The park and pleasure grounds at Kedleston are being restored to reflect its 18th-century origins
The fishing pavilion by the lake at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

There’s plenty more to discover inside the Hall. Discover the Eastern Museum with its  collection of hidden treasures, ceremonial silver, Persian tiles and all sorts of interesting artifacts collected by Lord Curzon whilst Viceroy of India (1899-1905). Mary Curzon's stunning Peacock Dress has recently move to it's new home in its very own gallery, be sure to go for a look.

can you imagine what it would have been like to wear?
a side view of the bodice of the peacock dress

Activities at Kedleston

We aren’t short on family fun this Spring with drop in craft activities and special bookable workshops. Over the Easter holidays we've got something for everyone from felt making to archery demonstrations. Not the mention our fleecy Easter trail, grab a trail map, solve the clues and collect your prize. Prices and booking requirement do vary so please check our What's on page for more details.