Elvaston Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Elvaston Castle

  • Elvaston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Information

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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Opening hours

October - March
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

April - September
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 20:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Elvaston Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire, DE72 3EP, England

Phone number

01629 533870



Click here to visit Elvaston Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Elvaston Castle has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

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

No, Elvaston Castle is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Elvaston Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Elvaston Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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