National Trust: Kedleston Hall

National Trust: Kedleston Hall
Quarndon, Derby, DE22 5JH
  • Telephone 01332 842191
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  • Website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall/
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Awesome Autumn Crafts

Celebrate the season with some awesome autumn themed craft activities. Normal admission charges to the Park applies to non-National Trust members.

Mon 22 Oct

Children £2.50 Admission applies / 01332 842191

Tue 23 Oct

Children £2.50 Admission applies / 01332 842191

Wed 24 Oct

Children £2.50 Admission applies / 01332 842191

…and 2 more dates until 26 Oct

Be a Ranger for the Day - Adults Only

Get your hands dirty and muck in with our Rangers as they work hard to keep Kedleston a thriving habitat for wildlife and a beautiful, natural parkland to be enjoyed today and long into the future. Expect to walk around 4km and be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Tue 23 Oct

£4.50 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Be a Ranger for the Day - For children aged 8 and over

Get you hands dirty and much in with our Rangers as they work hard to keep Kedleston a thriving habitat for wildlife and a beautiful natural parkland to be enjoyed today and long into the future. Expect to walk around 4km and be prepared to get your hands dirty. We recommend this event is for children aged 8 and over due…

Tue 30 Oct

£4.50 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Beacon of Light: Armistice Centenary

Join us at Kedleston Hall on 11 November as a beacon is lit to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. After a welcome inside Ceaser's Hall, we will walk up a hill in the park where a beacon of light, along with over 1,000 others across the UK will be lit to remember. Free event, no booking needed.

Sun 11 Nov

Free / 01332 842191

Boxing Day Walk: Meetings with Ancient Trees

The walk will encompass meetings with many of Kedleston's ancient trees, tracking down the resident Dexter's along with learning more about the long and fascinating history of the parkland. The walk will be around 7km and much of it will be over uneven ground to the lesser known and visited areas of the park. This walk is…

Wed 26 Dec

Free Booking advisable, admission applies / 01332 842191

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Father Christmas will be making an appearance and he will be joining you to hand out presents to all of the children. Why not capture this special memory with a photograph of your family and Father Christmas.

Sat 1 Dec

£11 Booking essential (Children £13 Booking essential) / 01332 842191

Sun 2 Dec

£11 Booking essential (Children £13 Booking essential) / 01332 842191

Sat 8 Dec

£11 Booking essential (Children £13 Booking essential) / 01332 842191

…and 7 more dates until 23 Dec

Christmas Crafts for Pre-Schoolers (under 5's)

Drop in for some bird themed Christmas crafts aimed especially at under 5s and their grown ups.

Fri 7 Dec

£2.50 Admission applies / 01332 842191

Fri 14 Dec

£2.50 Admission applies / 01332 842191

Christmas Lunches

We will have Festive starters, Christmas pudding and mulled wine plus other wines which will be available to purchase.

Sat 1 Dec

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

Sun 2 Dec

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

Mon 3 Dec

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

…and 17 more dates until 20 Dec

Crafty Christmas Cookies

Order a hot chocolate and a cookie and collect a craft pack to make up your very own calendar for 2019.

Sat 1 Dec

£6 Admission applies / 01332 842191

Sun 2 Dec

£6 Admission applies / 01332 842191

Mon 3 Dec

£6 Admission applies / 01332 842191

…and 17 more dates until 20 Dec

Family Christmas Crafts

Come along and drop in for some bird themed Christmas crafts in the Stables.

Sat 1 Dec

£2.50 Admission applies / 01332 842191

Sun 2 Dec

£2.50 Admission applies / 01332 842191

Sat 8 Dec

£2.50 Admission applies / 01332 842191

…and 5 more dates until 23 Dec

Family Forest Fun (5-9 years)

Come along for a mix of craft, games, stores and woodland skills aimed at children aged 5-9 years old. Children should be accompanied by adults and dressed for the outdoors. The session will go ahead rain or shine, but may be cancelled in the event of high winds.

Sat 13 Oct

£1 Booking essential, admission applies (Children £3 Booking essential, admission applies) / 01332 842191

Family Willow Wreath Making for Home Educators

Work as a family to do some basic of willow weaving to make a rustic Christmas wreath from natural materials, using willow as a base before adding a small spray of foliage gathered from the park and surrounds. All materials and equipment will be supplied, however, you are welcome to bring your own adornments if you wish.

Wed 21 Nov

£10 Booking essential / 01332 842191

Father Christmas's Grotto

Father Christmas has called into Kedleston's stables this year. Whilst his reindeers get some well-earned rest. Your experience will include a gift from Father Christmas as well as the craft activities which we will have taking place. Please note that advanced booking is essential, please book the most suitable slot for…

Sat 1 Dec

Children £6 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Sun 2 Dec

Children £6 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Sat 8 Dec

Children £6 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

…and 2 more dates until 15 Dec

Father Christmas's Grotto

Father Christmas has called into Kedleston's stables this year. Whilst his reindeers get some well-earned rest. Your experience will include a gift from Father Christmas as well as the craft activities which we will have taking place. Please note that advanced booking is essential, please book the most suitable slot for…

Sun 16 Dec

Children £6 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Sat 22 Dec

Children £6 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Sun 23 Dec

Children £6 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Father Christmas's Grotto for the little ones

Father Christmas has called into Kedleston's stables this year. Whilst his reindeers get some well-earned rest. Your experience will include a gift from Father Christmas as well as the craft activities which we will have taking place. Please note that advanced booking is essential, please book the most suitable slot for…

Fri 7 Dec

Children £6 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Fri 14 Dec

Children £6 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Festive Friday Lates

Relax after work and take your time to browse the Christmas tree store for the perfect tree whilst enjoying carols, hot chocolate, mince pies or a tipple of mulled wine. Help us put the finishing touches to our special tree in the stables and stay to watch us switch on the lights.

Fri 7 Dec

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

Fri 14 Dec

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

Hands on for Home Educators

Sessions will be suitable for a mix of ages, but children should be over 5 years old. Please get in contact if your child has any additional needs. Gloves and tools will be provided, but please come dressed for the outdoors and expect to get your hands dirty.

Mon 1 Oct

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

Mon 5 Nov

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

Mon 3 Dec

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

Help prepare Kedleston for Christmas

We are looking for help preparing some paper chains, decorating some Christmas baubles and tying some ribbons. Help us make Christmas extra special in the stables this year. Normal admission charges to the Park apply for non National Trust members.

Mon 12 Nov

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

Tue 13 Nov

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

Wed 14 Nov

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

…and 4 more dates until 18 Nov

Incidents Uncovered at Kedleston Hall

On this 5km walk all 12 "incidents" will be visited with their original intentions and meanings explained.

Sat 29 Sep

Free Booking advisable, admission applies / 01332 842191

Sun 30 Sep

Free Booking advisable, admission applies / 01332 842191

Sat 20 Oct

Free Booking advisable, admission applies / 01332 842191

Kedleston Long Walk "incidents" uncovered

On this 5km walk all 12 "incidents" will be visited with their original intentions and meanings explained.

Sat 20 Oct

Free Booking advisable, admission applies / 01332 842191

Sun 21 Oct

Free Booking advisable, admission applies / 01332 842191

Make a Clay Poppy

Normal admission charges to the Park apply if a non National Trust member

Sat 10 Nov

£1.50 Admission applies / 01332 842191

Sun 11 Nov

£1.50 Admission applies / 01332 842191

Make a Rustic Willow Wreath

Learn the basics of willow weaving to make a rustic Christmas wreath from natural materials, using willow as a base before adding a small spray of foliage gathered from the park and surrounds. Make a unique festive wreath for your door, or make a festive gift for a friend. All materials and equipment will be supplied…

Thu 22 Nov

£25 Booking essential / 01332 842191

Fri 23 Nov

£25 Booking essential / 01332 842191

Sat 24 Nov

£25 Booking essential / 01332 842191

Sun 25 Nov

£25 Booking essential / 01332 842191

Make a Willow Christmas Tree

Learn from willow artist Emma Parkins in this workshop. This course is perfect if you're entirely new to willow craft and would like to have a go. All materials and equipment will be supplied, as well as hot drinks and mince pies for the morning break. The course will take place inside the stables where it can get cold so…

Fri 16 Nov

£25 Booking essential / 01332 842191

Make a Willow Pheasant

Learn from willow artist Emma Parkins in this day long course, ideal if you have done a taster course. All materials and equipment are provided as well as hot drinks and mince pies for the morning break. There will be an hour break for lunch, when you can visit the restaurant to enjoy a meal or if you have a packed lunch…

Thu 15 Nov

£45 Booking essential / 01332 842191

Sat 17 Nov

£45 Booking essential / 01332 842191

Make a Willow Star

Learn from willow artist Emma Parkins in this workshop. This course is perfect if you're entirely new to willow craft. All materials and equipment will be supplied as well as hot drinks and mince pies for the morning break. The course will take place inside the stables where it can get cold, we recommend bringing layers…

Sun 18 Nov

£25 Booking essential / 01332 842191

Preschool Play Days

Bring along your little ones to a day of outdoor play! We get up to all sorts, it's all about trying new things, playing together and most important of all having fun. The day is completely flexible so whether you just have half and hour to spare to join in or want to join us for the whole day it's up to you.

Tue 16 Oct

Children £3 Admission applies / 01332 842191

Santa Paws Pooch Parade

Get all the family involved on Christmas Eve and join our Santa Paws Pooch Parade. All dogs wearing a festive costume or accessory will get a treat, and the best dressed pooch will be awarded a rosette at the end of the walk.

Mon 24 Dec

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

Sherry and Mince Pie Tour

Take a guided tour of the State Floor, decorated for Christmas, followed by a festive mince pie and a glass of sherry by the fires in Caesar's Hall.

Mon 3 Dec

£7.50 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Mon 10 Dec

£7.50 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Mon 17 Dec

£7.50 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Signing Father Christmas

Father Christmas has called into Kedleston's stables this year whilst his reindeers get some well earned rest. Your experience will include a gift from Father Christmas as well as the craft activities. Please note that advance booking is essential - Father Christmas is a busy man! Please book the most suitable slot for…

Sun 16 Dec

£6 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Sat 22 Dec

£6 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Sun 23 Dec

£6 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

What's Eating our Collection?

Learn about what damage pests can do and how we keep our objects safe. View the tiny creatures up-close with digital microscopes and test your knowledge with our Pest Detective quizzes. We work hard to conserve our collection from pests barely visible to the naked eye, learn about the amazing work our volunteers do behind…

Sun 30 Sep

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

Wild Food Wander: Autumn Harvest

Nowadays most of us get the majority of our food from the supermarket and it's easy to forget about the edible plant we have growing around us. Learning about edible plants is a great way to keep in touch with the seasons and to improve plant identification skills. We'll be learning about some of the edible plants…

Sat 29 Sep

£3 Booking essential, admission applies / 01332 842191

Wild Fungi Walks

Discover Kedleston's parkland at its most colourful and learn about fascinating fungi that thrive in the parks varied habitats.

Thu 18 Oct

£5 Booking essential, admission applies (Children £2 Booking essential, admission applies) / 01332 842191

Fri 19 Oct

£5 Booking essential, admission applies (Children £2 Booking essential, admission applies) / 01332 842191

Sat 27 Oct

£5 Booking essential, admission applies (Children £2 Booking essential, admission applies) / 01332 842191

Sun 28 Oct

£5 Booking essential, admission applies (Children £2 Booking essential, admission applies) / 01332 842191

Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

Enjoy a seasonal stroll and watch the sun set on the shortest day of the year, then finish off at our fire pit for some Christmas Carols. Need a bite to eat? We will have hot and cold refreshments available to purchase as you enjoy listening to the carols by the fire.

Fri 21 Dec

Free Admission applies / 01332 842191

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