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Summer of Play: Feast & Fun Evenings

Stay a little later at Hardwick and enjoy tasty food along with play for the whole family!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Relax with our later opening times to enjoy those warm summer evenings with the added fun of the Summer of Play activities.

We encourage you bring picnics or delight in one of the food vendors which will be visiting us on these days. - Check back later to see what food options will be available!

Please keep your 4-legged friends in the dog friendly picnic area. Dogs are not allowed in the kids play area.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Meeting point

Summer of Play is in the North Orchard, please go to Visitor Reception and the team will direct you to the correct location.

What to bring and wear

Please dress for the Great British Weather. Picnics, blankets and camping chairs are all welcome, there is a dog friendly picnic area in the North Orchard

Upcoming events

Event

Summer of Play 

This summer, enjoy Hardwick’s top tier Orchard of Play!

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on
22 Jul to 2 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 42 other dates or times
Event

Material Power: Let the textiles do the talking 

A celebration of tapestry, embroidery and appliqué. Discover how Bess of Hardwick’s exquisite textile collection tells her story.

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on
22 Jul to 3 Nov 2024
at
11:00 to 15:30
+ 104 other dates or times
Event

'A Virtuous Woman' by Layla Khoo 

Reimagine the 'Lost Embroidery' at Hardwick Hall: Join Layla Khoo and stitch the fabric of modern virtue through creative participation.

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on
22 Jul to 3 Nov 2024
at
11:00 to 15:30
+ 35 other dates or times
Event

Butterfly Walk 

Ramble through the lower parkland on our Ranger led Butterfly Walk.

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on
23 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 11:30