Little Pips Gardening Club
Explore the garden, make friends and learn new skills while making, growing and having fun.
What you'll be doing each week
From sunflowers to strawberries and potatoes to pumpkins, your little ones will enjoy learning how to sow and grow a range of plants at the fortnightly gardening club. Discover more about wildlife and helping insects thrive by making butterfly feeding stations and a wormery, all while making friends and having fun.
At each session children will also be able to have a go at watering, weeding and making sure all the plants are happy.
Please be aware that activities are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
Plant sunflowers to take home and watch grow. We'll also be decorating plant labels so you know which one is yours.
Learn how to chit potatoes and find a good spot for them, and have a go at planting some greens.
Explore the Kitchen and Cutting Garden for butterflies before making a butterfly feeding station.
Make a pea propagator, plant runner beans, and find pea sticks to help them grow.
Enjoy a bumblebee safari before planting some bee friendly plants and getting creative by decorating your plant pots.
Plant out your potatoes and then have a go at building a den.
Sow pumpkin seeds ready for the autumn and look after your peas and beans.
Learn all about saving water before having a go at making and decorating a milk bottle watering can. We'll also be planting strawberries.
Explore the garden on a sensory garden walk and learn more about soil.
Discover what worms get up to under the surface of the soil by making your own wormery.
Go on a bug hunt and learn more about some of the creatures you discover.
Collect flowers to create your own flower posy or crown and learn how to plant up some nectar-rich flowers.
Help out our gardeners by collecting some seeds before harvesting some delicious fruit and veg.
Have a feast on the fire pit.
3 & 17 October
Harvest pumpkins before getting creative and carving a pumpkin to take home.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Accompanying Adult||£2.50 per adult|
|Child||£6.00 per child|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- Assistance dogs welcome
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome - Sessions are suitable for pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years old.
- Facilities for educational visits
- Parking with charge - Free parking if booked online.
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
|Season (3 Oct 2022)|
|Season (17 Oct 2022)|
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Map & Directions
From North/South Leave M1 at Junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at next roundabout, take 1st exit (continuous lane, signposted Chatsworth). At traffic lights, select middle lane and to straight on, keep in left land and at roundabout (Matalan), take 2nd exit (A619, signposted Chatsworth). Continue for 8 miles through the village of Baslow. Pass Cavendish Hotel on left, at roundabout, take 1st exit signed Chatsworth. Follow road for approx 1½ miles to Chatsworth Estate. Cross cattle grid and take next left to the House.
From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 and follow route from North/South
From West From Bakewell, take A6 (signposted Matlock) to village of Rowsley. Take 1st left after Peacock Inn (signposted Chatsworth). Follow road to traffic light controlled bridge. Continue on same road through Chatsworth Estate and take next right to the House.
Public Transport Directions
The nearest train station is in Chesterfield, 10 miles away. Bus number 170 from Chesterfield town centre to Baslow followed by 1¼ mile walk