Calke Abbey - National Trust

Calke Abbey - National Trust
Calke
Ticknall
Derbyshire
DE73 1LE
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey

E-mail

calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01332 863 822

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Vivid example of a great country house in decline, with extraordinary contents, historic park and restored garden.

* One of the Trust's most child-friendly and fun properties
* Baroque mansion with unique collections of curiosities
* Stunning 18th-century Chinese silk bed
* Invisible corridors, underground tunnels and a secret garden
* Enchanting walled-gardens and restored Orangery
* Historic parkland with ancient oaks

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

1 November-31 March
Mon-Wed Sat-Sun 1245-1645
30 October-1 April Closed

Admission charges

House & garden: £6.80, child £3.40, family £17. Groups £5.80, child £2.90. Garden only: £4.20, child £2.10, family £10.50

Collection details

Natural Sciences, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Camera

Calke on Camera Walk

  • 6 September 2014 1:30-3:30pm

Join us on this photography walk in the park and gardens and pick up some handy tips on your stroll. bring along your camera and be inspired by the beauty of the estate.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Heritage Open Days 2014: Calke Abbey

  • 13 September 2014

With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are a little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century when numerous country houses did not survive to tell their story. Discover the tales of an eccentric family who amassed a vast collection of hidden treasures. Visit the beautiful, yet faded, walled gardens and explore the orangery, auricula theatre and the kitchen gardens. Escape into the ancient and fragile habitats of Calke Park and its National Nature Reserve.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/calke-abbey

People running

10K and Family Fun Run

  • 14 September 2014 9:30am-12:30pm

A fully measured 10K, chip timed road race, taking you from the stunning estate, out onto the surrounding undulating roads, before returning to the estate down Lime Avenue to the finish.

Advance entries include parking and family ticket into the Calke Abbey Park & Stables. Final race information will be emailed to all registered entrants 2 weeks prior to the race, along with a printable entry ticket which should be redeemed at the Calke Abbey park entry.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£16.00 for pre-booked 10k and park entry for whole car, £20.00 for non booked entry to 10k plus park charge of £3.00 pp, £3.00 for entry to Fun Run.

Website

http://www.jackrabbitevents.co.uk/calke-abbey-10k.asp

Hawkmoth

The Butterfly Man

  • 27 September 2014 12-4pm

Find wildlife expert Matthew Oates in the house for a chance to see Calke's curious collection of butterflies out of store. Enjoy a talk at 12pm (booking required) and see him on your visit around the house in the afternoon.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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It's a Dog's Life

  • 28 September 2014 11am-4pm

Come along with your canine companion for agility displays and enter classes to get your paws on some prizes.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Ancient Tree Walks

  • 4 October 2014 2:30-4:30pm
  • 5 October 2014 10am-12pm, 1-3pm

Join the National Trust's Ancient Tree Advisor on a walk looking at some of the finest examples of ancient trees on trust property.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Deer Park Walk

  • 11 October 2014 2-4pm

Join one of our Rangers and enter the Deer Pen which is not usually accessible to the public. Enjoy a drink and a cookie after this fascinating walk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Apple Day

  • 12 October 2014 11am-4pm

Join us at one of our most popular events and celebrate the English apple and orchards in our beautiful gardens. There will be juicings, tastings, puzzles and apple advice.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Fungi

Fungal Foray

  • 18 October 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Join us on this fun walk around Calke Park looking at different types of fungi. Afterwards enjoy a delicious soup and roll followed with a home made cookie and hot drink in the Restaurant.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Pumpkin Party

  • 23 October 2014 11am-3:30pm

Buy a pumpkin at Calke or bring your own. Decorate it in your own style and add it to our fabulous display.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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