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The start of a new season at Chatsworth

Chatsworth house are looking forward to reopening the house, garden and farmyard on Saturday 16 March, and unveiling their new 2024 exhibition, Picturing Childhood: A New Perspective at Chatsworth.

They’ve been busy over winter; along with an intensive programme of conservation and restoration, we have refurbished the Chatsworth Farm Shop in Pilsley, the clothing area of our Stables Shop and much of the interior of the Cavendish Hotel, as well as bringing in a new ticketing system and a branding refresh for Chatsworth.

We’ve also launched a new programme of events and experiences that everyone can get involved in, from a family festival and junior ecology sessions to weekend printmaking workshops and Tai Chi on the banks of the river Derwent.

You can find out more below and on their website!

There are so many opportunities to see, do and learn more this season:

Seedlings afterschool gardening club (ages 4-9) | From 12 March
Friends preview day | 15 March (Friends only)
Season opening | From 16 March
Picturing Childhood | From 16 March
Little Pips gardening club (ages 3 – 5) | From 18 March
Easter in the farmyard | 28 March – 14 April
Estate walks | Tuesdays from 2 April
Children’s magical plants & trees | 3 – 4 & 10 – 11 April
Historic waterways tour | 4 April
Evening lambing | 5 – 8 April
Parkland walking tour | 11 April (more dates available)
Kitchen & cutting garden tour | 12 April
Drystone walling (beginners) | 13-14 April (more dates available)
Lamb feeding experience | 15 April – 20 May
Five-week advanced printmaking course | Tuesdays from 16 April
The women who made Chatsworth | 17 April
Four-week beginners printmaking course | Fridays from 19 April
Macrame plant hanger workshop (beginner) | 20 April
Macrame plant hanger workshop (intermediate) | 20 April
Mini Makers art club (ages 3-5) | from 22 April
Garden insights tour | 24 April (more dates available)
Squirrels Saturday gardening club (SEN) | From 27 April
Reduction print weekend workshop | 27 -28 April

Also coming up this year:

Chatsworth International Horse Trials | 17-19 May (early bird offer)
Chatsworth Family Festival | 25-27 May (included with garden tickets)
Garden and Plant Fair | 7-9 June (included with garden tickets)
Classic Ibiza | 13 July
Chatsworth Country Fair | 30 Aug – 1 Sept (early bird offer)


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