Explore Derbyshire in the spring

The longer, lighter days make a great time to explore National Trust places across Derbyshire. Gardens galore and parklands are waiting to be discovered. Make the most of spring landscapes as they hint at summer, trying out new walks and cycle routes. Spending time with the family? There's lots of space for adventures, some great places for picnics and plenty of wildlife to spot.

Children playing in the garden in winter at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Derbyshire

Explore something new at Sudbury Hall 

Make the most of those chilly winter weekends, Sudbury is now open weekends throughout January whatever the weather. Explore the Hall and admire delicate interiors or take a trip down memory lane in the Museum of Childhood.

Mountain biker looking at the view

Take a bike ride at Longshaw 

Fancy a bike ride? Longshaw's the place to start. With routes for beginners through to challenges for experts, explore some of the best riding in the Peak District.

Visitors walking their dogs near a lake at Kedleston Hall

Explore Kedleston Hall's rich parkland

Enjoy one of four marked walks around the park at Kedleston Hall and find wildlife to spot.

View of various types of 'auricula primulas' on the shelves in the Auricula 'Theatre'

Spring gardens at Calke Abbey 

At Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, you can enjoy woodland and wild flowers throughout the gardens and estate.

Bluebells on the Hardwick estate

Hardwick's widlife 

There are new sights and sounds as early summer arrives at Hardwick.

Walk through the wild garlic at Ilam Park

Springtime at Ilam Park and Dovedale 

Explore outdoors this month and you could spot swallows, dippers, lambs and carpets of wild garlic in Ilam Park and Dovedale.