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Chatsworth House & Farmyard

4.833333333333333 out of 5 starstotal reviews(6)
  • Bakewell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Stately Homes and Gardens, Children's Farms

Attraction Information

Chatsworth House and Farmyard is home to the Duke of Devonshire, as well as all sorts of unexpected treats like zip wires, face painting and Princess Bea the pony!

Start your day by joining cuddly creatures in the farmyard with daily talks, milking demos and animal handling sessions. Take the secret tunnel from the farmyard to the playground where you'll find a giant rope park, climbing walls, a trampoline, huge slides, zip wire and swings.

The house contains works of art that span 4,000 years, as well as 30 state rooms to explore. From the sculptors of ancient Rome and Egypt, through the works of Rembrandt and right up to the modern day, you can pick up an exhibition trail and collect stamps as you travel through the ages.

As you leave the house, step into the vast 105 acre garden. Here you can climb the giant rockery for an amazing view, before heading towards the maze. Finally, will anyone be brave enough to walk the length of the coal tunnel in the dark?

  • Follow a trail of state rooms and exhibitions
  • Meet, stroke and milk animals in the Farmyard
  • Have a crack at the high ropes or hitch a trailer ride
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Opening hours

Please note that the Garden and Park are still open, we'll keep this up to date but we always suggest checking before you travel.
15th - 23rd February 2020
Farmyard and Adventure Playground 10:30 - 16:30
21st March - 22nd May 2020, 7th September - 6th November 2020:
House 11:00 - 17:00
Garden 11:00 - 17:30
Farmyard 10:30 - 17:30
23rd May - 6th September 2020
House 10:30 - 17:00
Garden 10:30 - 18:00
Farmyard 10:30 - 17:30
Farmyard is closed 4th - 6th September

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


House, Garden, Farmyard entry:
Adults: £24.00
Kids (3-16): £14.50
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £66.00

House and Garden entry:
Adults: £22.00
Kids (3-16): £12.50
Family: £59.00

Garden and Farmyard entry:
Adults: £16.00
Kids (3-16): £10.50
Family: £46.00

Farmyard entry:
Adults: £7.00
Kids (3-16): £7.00
Family: £26.00

Travel & Contact Information


Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP, England

Phone number

01246 565300



Click here to visit Chatsworth House & Farmyard's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Car Park
All Day: £4.00
Parking is free with all tickets booked online

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Chatsworth House & Farmyard is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Pushchairs are not permitted in the House, however they are allowed in the garden and farmyard.

Yes, Chatsworth House & Farmyard have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only


Lovely Estate! 5 out of 5 stars

What a beautiful estate Chatsworth is!! It is very massive and it could take the whole day to see but I would advise taking two days to see everything at one's pace and let the kids enjoy all there is to do in the Gardens and Farmyard. It is a fantastic day out for the whole family!! Inside the house is so well taken care of and all the artefacts are absolutely amazing! There was a giant foot broken off a statue that is over 2000 years old! There are many interesting facts and drawers that the kids could touch and investigate. The food is lovely in the restaurant! I loved that there was free milk! The walk around the gardens was magical and there was a massive maze to discover as well! Plenty for the kids to keep busy. They could even play in the cascade! Even I came home ready to take a nap! We will have to go back again to see the farmyard!


Great value 5 out of 5 stars

Recently took my kids to Chatsworth. Thought it looked a bit expensive initially, however we arrived at 10:30 and didnt leave until 6 (could have stayed all night)! The garden is huge and so much to see and do (kids loved splashing in the tree fountain). The farmyard and playground are great and although we bought a ticket that included the garden, playground and farmyard, you can go to just the playground and farmyard for £6 which seemed like very good value. Definitely need another trip before the summer's out.


Fantastic full day out for all ages 5 out of 5 stars

A great day for all the family! A beautiful house with extensive gardens with loads for the children to explore including a fantastic maze and willow tree fountain. Loads of places for picnics. The farmyard is small but great with a fantastic adventure playground with everything for all ages. Great shops, restaurants and facilities.


Charming Chatsworth 4 out of 5 stars

Beautiful place and lots to see, but not a whole lot to do for younger children at the main house and gardens. The farmyard and playground are great however and I would recommend a visit.

Worcester Wanderer

Beautiful Christmas House 5 out of 5 stars

Visited the House and Christmas Market. House was amazing, themed on Charles Dickens. Staff were dressed in period costumes and actors were present at key points. Particularly enjoyed Fagin and Miss Haversham. Christmas Market was great lots and lots of stalls. Well worth the entrance fee


So much to see and do! 5 out of 5 stars

I visited Chatsworth as a child many years ago and have always had fond memories so decided to take our kids as we were in the area. The house is as wonderful as ever (although not really for younger kids). The garden and farmyard are however very much for anyone aged between 1 week and 100 years! We were lucky with the weather, but it really was fabulous. The gardens are enormous and are so well kept. We were very much encouraged to roam where we wanted by a very helpful gardener (certainly no need to 'keep off the grass', its very much 'go where you like) which was great as we found all sorts of hidden treasures that the kids loved. There a great maze and a secret tunnel amongst lots of other things. We also went to the farmyard which has a huge adventure playground. We sat for two hours while the kids truly exhausted themselves. We will certainly be back!

J Smith
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