Ever wondered how children explored the natural world before the internet, television or David Attenborough?
Come in to find out more and discover Calke's very own indoor parkland which needs your help to bring it to life.
With rooms not usually open to the public and collection items you may not have seen before, we’ll be exploring nature through a child’s eyes and looking at how children in Calke’s past developed an understanding and interest in the natural world.
Curl up with a book or craft a flower or animal to live in our great cardboard parkland.
Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.Check admission prices
Fun for all the family!
- Meeting point
Front of the house.
- What to bring and wear
Wrap up warm, as it can get chilly inside the house over winter.
Rooms are on one level and step free. Floor surfaces vary from room to room. There is one small step when exiting, but a temporary ramp can be installed on request. Seating is available. Light levels can be low on gloomy days. A tramper or the buggy service can be provided for access to the house, subject to availability. Trampers cannot go inside the house. Buggies must be left under the portico.
Only assistance dogs are welcome. Last entry is at 2.45pm.