Your summer adventure at Kedleston Hall

Young girl holding moth

Orchids are flowering along the short walk and butterflies of all shapes and sizes can be seen enjoying the summer sun.

Outdoor adventure

Try to spot Sparrowhawk in the woods as you make your way through the long walk and stumble across the den making area.

Get the family working together and build a den
Children building a den in the woods
Get the family working together and build a den

Kick start or continue your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ adventure and put your survival skills to the test by building a den.

Try something different

If you want to do more than just relax this summer then come and get your hands dirty with us.

You can get the whole family volunteering for a day with the outdoors team and help them keep the park and gardens looking their best.

Volunteering outdoors
A young girl sawing a branch as part of a family volunteering session
Volunteering outdoors

Spotting wildlife

Enjoy views across the parkland as you try and spot Kingfisher between the Adam Bridge and Splash Pool.

A variety of butterflies have been spotted including small white, green veined white and peacock. We’d love to hear from you if you see anything else!

A green veined white butterfly
A green veined white butterfly spotted in Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
A green veined white butterfly

The lake is the perfect location to look out for nesting birds; home to herons, coots and swans. Take a closer look and you might even see carp making their way up to the surface.