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On March 24, 2018, Chatsworth Park is once again opening its house, garden, playground and farmyard to the public. Every year, the said areas are closed during winter. Hence, those who have been eager to explore these places can start planning their visit.
The house, one of the Treasury Houses of England, is one of the famous attractions in the park. This stately home features Elizabethan interior walls. It also houses about 4,000 art works such as sculptures and paintings. From March to October, there’s a free 15-minute introductory talk outside the house entrance. If you want to explore the house and learn about its history, there is a paid 45-minute tour scheduled throughout the day from March to October.
Meanwhile, if you love nature, explore the park for free. It is the perfect place for walks with its beautiful landscaped vista which features the works of famous artists like Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, William Kent and Sir Joseph Paxton. The park is rich in wildlife as well. The most common animals you would find are the fallow deer and red deer. They can be seen walking around the park. There are also sheep and cattle grazing here.
If you intend to walk around the park, you can either take the circular walk to Calton Hollow or the circular walk to Edensor. Another option is to try the walking trails in Stand Wood. There are also paid short and long seasonal walks. Led by an experienced guide, these walks allow you to learn more about Chatsworth Park while traversing varied terrains. The short walks take about two hours, while the long walks last for four hours.
The park also offers different activities children would surely enjoy. You can walk with them to the Sensory Garden which is going to stimulate their 5 senses. You can also try to navigate the maze with them or watch the Emperor Fountain. They can spend time at the farmyard and handle farm animals or meet new friends at the playground. The park also has a bird hide where you and your children can watch the different species of birds living or visiting in the park
During the main season, Chatworth Park’s house, garden, playground and farmyard are open every day.
Photo by Dun.can