Family fun at Kedleston
- 10 July 2022
It's the perfect time to spend time with family and enjoy a walk.
Planning your family visit
If you're planning a day out at Kedleston Hall with the family, here is some useful information:
- Baby changing facilities are available within the main toilets.
- Breastfeeding is welcome anywhere on site.
- A wheelchair accessible Shuttle Bus is available between the Visitor Reception building to the Hall (operational Friday – Monday).
- Don’t forget to visit the second-hand bookshop (located in the stableyard). We have a dedicated children’s section with plenty of books for all ages. It is open most days and is managed by volunteers. Please check with our staff at the Visitor Reception building for opening times on your arrival.
Christmas at Kedleston Hall
Come together for Christmas at Kedleston Hall. The Hall will be open from 1-23 December with festive trees and decorations designed to get you into the Christmas spirit. For more information on how to plan your visit and to book a range of events online, visit our Kedleston Hall Christmas page.
Winter walking adventures at Kedleston Hall
Blow away the cobwebs with a walk in the parkland and take in the far-reaching winter views with family. The winter landscape can be an inspiring place to step out into and there are plenty of options available across over 800 acres of parkland.
Winter wildlife spotting
Embark on the Lakeside Walk, enjoying far-reaching countryside views, discover the Fishing Pavilion and Robert Adam bridge. This walk is also the perfect place to spot a whole host of waterfowl by the lake edge, including geese, swans, oyster catchers, herons and coots. Goosanders also return to Kedleston over the winter – the males can be identified by their green heads and the females are grey with red heads.
Explore the parkland at Kedleston with our orienteering course available daily whatever the weather (no booking needed.) Suitable for families, friends, dog walkers and ideal for complete beginners. Buy the orienteering map from visitor reception and explore at your own pace. Choose from a 1.6 mile route or a 3 mile route. You can run it, jog it, or stroll - you set the pace.
We'd love to see your seasonal photos on social media, just use the hashtag #kedlestonhall when you post.
Open daily, the Great Kitchen restaurant serves up hot and cold lunches and snacks, an ideal pitstop before or after your walk or buy a souvenir of your visit in the gift shop.
The grounds at Kedleston are home to a landscaped garden and pleasure grounds designed by Robert Adam. Explore the parkland and discover seasonal wildlife and wildflowers.
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