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Elvaston Castle County Park
The first county park in England, this has been gently entertaining and thoroughly inspiring for forty years.
Obviously devoid of modern entertainments this place of quiet walks and scenic appreciation is probably for the less boisterous child, though there is in addition to the formal gardens, there is acre after acre of woodland and parkland incorporating a lake to explore, hide and run about in.
A tea room, information centre and gift shop are located in the Castle building, though the main castle itself is rarely accessible. There is also the 14 hectare designated Local Nature Reserve that also contains a large lake and a wader scrape.
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It may be worth checking out Elvaston Castle's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Elvaston Castle before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
9am to 5pm during winter hours (October through March).
9am to 8pm during summertime hours (April through September).
Prices & Admission
Free entry to park but car parking charges apply.
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