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Family fun at Kedleston

Family walk through a decorated Christmas arch outside
Enjoy a walk at Kedleston Hall | © National Trust/Darren Cresswell

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.

Visitors on the Short Walk through woodland at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
Visitors on the Short Walk through woodland at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

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.

The lake at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire.
The lake at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. | © National Trust Images/Robert Morris


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.

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