Spring at our places in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire

Our gardens and woodlands are a riot of colour as flowers such as bluebells, wisteria, rhododendrons and lilac bloom. And our parklands provide perfect surroundings for walks, picnics and games.

a family having a picnic

Sudbury Hall, the perfect place for a summer picnic 

Spring has sprung and we're all excited to be back out in the fresh air, warmer weather and a bit more sunshine is all the inspiration we need to get picnicking.

Wisteria in the gardens at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Spring colour at Calke Abbey  

Calke's inspiring park and gardens are blooming this spring. Watch the gardeners at work and see pops of spring colour around the estate.

A family stops for a picnic by the lake

Top picnic spots 

Kedleston has plenty of perfect picnic spots on offer, from down by the lake of beneath the veteran trees of the 'wilderness'

Ecton Engine House in the Peak District

Explore the Peak District this season 

Ready to explore this season? Join us for a range of adventures across the limestone hills and valleys.