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Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground

Animal Farm, CastletonChildren and families particularly enjoy the Chatsworth farmyard with its wide variety of animals and the superb woodland adventure playground.

This Peak District visitor attraction, which is situated 3.5 miles to the northeast of Bakewell, a must visit venue for 4-10year olds, offers something for everyone from milking demonstrations and the daily animal handling sessions, to fabulous water play and spiral slides.

There is a cafe and a shop and for a private party, you can hire the beautiful children's party hut, built around a tree at the top of the adverture playground.

The farmyard offers an entertaining and educational insight into the British livestock farming industry and farming across the estate. There are cows, pigs, goats, sheep, horses, chickens and fish, and usually young animals to see as well. There are several small animal-handling sessions each day.

The large woodland adventure playground provides enjoyment for all ages and has been built to conform to the highest international safety standards. Young children explore the sand and water play areas, while older children can test their skill on the towers, ropewalks, spiral slide and commando wire.

Magnificent Chatsworth House, known as "The Palace of the Peak" is the country seat of the Duke of Devonshire The famous garden at Chatsworth contains spectacular waterworks and visitors to the farm are welcome to walk and picnic in the surrounding park. The magnificent 105 acre Chatsworth Gardens attract around 300,000 visitors a year. They has a complex blend of different features from six different centuries and are superb in all seasons.

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