It costs £20 for a family ticket into the parkland, but for £10.50 a month, you can enjoy unlimited magical moments this Christmas! Join in with this year's festive family trail, discovering hidden messages around the garden and stableyards. Know Before You Go – Covid-19 visitor information CLICK HERE. Next you enter into a grass covered garden which houses the orangery – this is one of my happy places. It makes this all worthwhile . We expect to be busy and so booking in advance is essential. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies. However, the downstairs rooms were decorated so that you can look into what Christmas could have been like there in the past. The huge sweeping grounds are full of interesting old oak trees, bluebell woods and fungi abound in Autumn. Support special places with National Trust membership. Look out for the bee hives as they are quite picturesque too. With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. Ask a member of the park entry team for details about a National Trust family membership when you arrive, and start making long-lasting traditions this Christmas. Calke Explore is open throughout winter for woodland adventures, crisp winter walks and moments of reflection in the wetlands. When: Fri 29 Nov (5pm-8pm); Sat 30 Nov, Sun 1 Dec, Sat 7 Dec, Sun 8 Dec, Sat 14 Dec & Sun 15 Dec (11am-5pm) What to expect: Discover somewhere new and travel a little further afield to the imposing Calke Abbey nestled in the gentle hills of Derbyshire. July 8th 2020 Janet of Sticky Fingers A cookery presentation. Calke Abbey has a lot to offer photographers all year round. … Yesterdays visit was made special by the Christmas decorations around the outside of the house and court yards. The site was an Augustinian priory from the 12th century until its dissolution by Henry VIII. What is your favourite National Trust Property? Calke's red and fallow deer Extending over 67 acres, Calke’s … We love meeting your four-legged friends at Calke, but please be considerate to other visitors and bring a lead and plenty of poo bags, just in case! The Tramway Trail is a great route for those wet-weather days – download the route below. Open safe areas to walk around - lots of interest, even at this time of year. The house and stables are 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. Weather warnings issued. Starved as we are of opportunities to sing, my daughter and I have moments of mystical, spine-tingling pleasure in the unlikely setting of the ice house at Calke Abbey. Calke Abbey, run by the National Trust, is only allowing pre-booked tickets to ensure visitor numbers are kept to a minimum. Jobs are at risk at top tourist attractions Calke Abbey and Sudbury Hall as part of a £100 million cost-cutting exercise by the National Trust. Required fields are marked *. There is a herd of deer, a flock of cute sheep an bird feeders for those interested in bird photography. Calke Abbey has a lot to offer photographers, Photo Walk to see Lathkill Dale Waterfalls. Here is a greenhouse full of ferns as well, you wont want to miss the photo opportunities here. Follow Calke Abbey on Facebook to see snippets of what goes on around the estate. Looking forward to a family day out at Calke Abbey this Christmas? Why not make the fun last all month? THE National Trust has been our salvation, too, with its parks and gardens still open for roaming. Calke Abbey is a Grade I listed country house near Ticknall, Derbyshire, England, in the care of the charitable National Trust. 736 contributions 132 helpful votes +1. The final garden is vegetables, herbs and an orchard. This winter, treat your little ones to the magic of a Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity trail at Calke Abbey. You can even download a letter to Father Christmas using the link below to get you started. It costs £20 for a family ticket into the parkland, but for £10.50 a month, you can enjoy unlimited magical moments this Christmas! Christmas is a magical time for the family, and we’ve got lots of ways to create wonderful memories and festive traditions. Looking forward to a family day out at Calke Abbey this Christmas? We love dogs at Calke Abbey. The last time we saw Calke Abbey it was a grey, drizzly day on a pre-covid 19 visit so we concentrated on the house, cafe and church.This time it was a sunny day but of course now the cafe, house and church are not open. Nottingham, United Kingdom 3,528 contributions 367 helpful votes +1. Attractions near Calke Abbey: (3.29 km) Supercar Drive Days (4.43 km) Trent Adventure (5.45 km) Charnwood Forest Alpacas (6.08 km) Field Sport UK (3.21 km) Chip and Pin Micropub; View all attractions near Calke Abbey on Tripadvisor Christmas will look a little different at Calke this year, but there's still plenty to see and do as you get into the festive spirit. 104,992 guests. We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Covid means that there is no entry to the house at the moment. As darkness falls, let the lanterns lead the way and see the Pleasure Grounds soaked in colourful lights. Day by day forecast. Calke Abbey: Christmas Event a bit dissapointing - See 2,428 traveler reviews, 1,316 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Sat, Mar 14 at National Trust - Calke Abbey. The present building, named Calke Abbey in 1808, was never actually an abbey, but is a Baroque mansion built between 1701 and 1704. Calke Abbey – June 3rd 2020 Having excitedly booked an after-work slot to visit on June 3rd, I then became very nervous, having seen crowds flock to public places at the weekend. The first garden you arrive at is mainly for flowers and is absolutely stunning in summer. - See 2,426 traveller reviews, 1,316 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. What's intriguing about Calke Abbey is that it is not presented like other country houses of its day. StrEATfood Social feastival Ashby . Where: Calke Abbey, Derbyshire. Most of my pictures are now available to hang on your walls. Calke Abbey: Very disappointing Christmas event - See 2,433 traveler reviews, 1,335 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. The house is now closed for the winter season while the house team undertake vital cleaning and conservation work, but there’s still plenty to see and do at Calke Abbey. The festive trail will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 20 December, and will also be running on Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 December. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. - See 2,432 traveller reviews, 1,335 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Enjoy crisp, winter walks at Calke and explore seasonal highlights around the estate. There was an unexpected bonus too as it was all decorated for Christmas. Calke Abbey: dreadfull christmas event - See 2,442 traveler reviews, 1,349 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Unfortunately Father Christmas will not be in his grotto at Calke this year, but why not bring your letter to Father Christmas with you and post it in our Lapland Letterbox. Festive fun: This quaint 17th Century thatched cottage on the National Trust's Calke Abbey country estate couldn't be more picturesque or more peaceful. Calke Abbey is embarking on a project to reintroduce a rare butterfly species, the Grizzled Skipper, to the Calke Estate. Calke Abbey: Best place to visit at Christmas time! Here are the most recent events we had listed at Calke Abbey, to give you a flavour of what goes on there: 2016 Sep 03 Sep 04 2016. If you are lucky then you will see squirrels and the occasional rabbit as well. Calke Abbey: Very disappointing Christmas event - See 2,430 traveler reviews, 1,321 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Calke Abbey is by far a treat for adults and kids alike, ... Charles_and_Susan wrote a review Nov 2020. Dale Jackson- Habits of a Lifetime (Calke Abbey Speaker). In my opinion Calke is one of the jewels in the National Trust crown and I try and visit on a monthly basis. August 12th 2020 Annual Outing To be arranged September 9th 2020 Social and Games Evening with Wine and Nibbles. Calke Abbey: Best place to visit at Christmas time! Calke Abbey: dreadfull christmas event - See 2,433 traveler reviews, 1,335 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Sat, Jun 27 UTC+01 at Bath Grounds, Ashby De La Zouch. We love it here! Anne Marie G wrote a review Jun 2020. Have you ever seen Calke all lit up in festive lights? Please keep an eye out for signs guiding your way, and keep a safe distance from other visitors. I find that photography at Calke Abbey is worth doing at least on a monthly basis as there is always something different. Download the family trail (PDF / 3.8MB) download We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. The National Trust's Calke Abbey is a country house estate — known as the trust's "un-stately home" — located near Ticknall, Derbyshire. There are three walled gardens each has a different character. 225 guests. As the nights draw in, the lights will be on by 4pm, and last entry to the trail is at 5.30pm. - See 2,433 traveler reviews, 1,335 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Calke Abbey: Christmas lights and more - See 2,442 traveler reviews, 1,349 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Dogs on short leads are welcome in the gardens during the winter, but please bring the poo bags, just in case. Visit; Industry; Itinerary Planner. Your email address will not be published. I have recently joined Flickr and am developing and album just for my Calke Abbey Photography. The huge sweeping grounds are full of interesting old oak trees, bluebell woods and fungi abound in Autumn. Find out which areas of Calke are perfect for exploring with your dog. Jobs are at risk at top tourist attractions Calke Abbey and Sudbury Hall as part of a £100 million cost-cutting exercise by the National Trust. Trail packs are now sold out, but you can still enjoy the trail for free by picking up a trail map at the welcome point. This is fine by me and non of these particular photos are for sale and they can be used in competitions. Obviously there is the house itself ( an an old church) but my favourite part is the walled gardens. The gardens change with the seasons and there are displays and events which add to the variety. Do let me know in the comments below and I may just pay a visit. Look up and you can admire the glass dome set into the ceiling. If you are lucky then you will see squirrels and the occasional rabbit as well. Why not make the fun last all month? You'll need to book your tickets in advance – there's more information below, and the last arrival time to Calke is between 4 and 4.30pm. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours. There may be some one-way systems in place, particularly along the light trail through the pleasure grounds. Take a look at some of the conservation projects we're working on at the moment. In line with government guidance, takeaway refreshments will be available and there is currently no indoor seating. Prepare for lots of walking as its spread over a large area of countryside. The Greatest Show Tribute Night. Musica Donum Dei Jul 20 2013. In line with government guidance, you'll need to wear a face covering in enclosed spaces; please bring one with you. Calke Abbey has a lot to offer photographers all year round. I needn’t have worried – National Trust are opening with booking slots, limiting numbers to access their beautiful sites, and Calke Abbey has so much land to explore that we barely came across anyone. Bakewell Christmas Market 2020. The shop is open daily from 11am to 4pm, where you will find a range of festive gifts from stylish throws and scented candles to garden accessories and tasty treats. 1,060 guests. Paintwork is faded and peeling; vast collections of personal belongings are left as they were found. Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. With over 600 acres of stunning parkland to explore, there are plenty of places to escape the crowds. If it’s not in the shop I will happily add it for you, If you’ve found anything here helpful then Please buy me a coffee to show your support. Calke Abbey Christmas Markets. Tickets are available from our website every Friday, for the following week. Letter to Father Christmas (PDF / 0.2MB) download. . We're inviting you to embark on a Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure trail, open every day from 10am to 3.30pm, from 5 to 31 December. Calke Abbey: The best place to visit at Christmas time with little ones! The gardens are open over winter from 10am–4pm, offering a chance to explore the bare bones of the garden and Pleasure Grounds. Calke Abbey: Christmas at Calke Abbey - See 2,440 traveler reviews, 1,339 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Don't forget to bring a pencil with you! Tonight, Light rain showers and a fresh breeze. Learning about the goings on at Calke Abbey. Enjoy festive cheer at Calke Abbey this Christmas, See Calke Abbey in a festive light this Christmas, Build your own Christmas hamper with your favourite National Trust goodies, A waterfall along the pink walk at Calke Abbey, Take part in a winter adventure with Peter Rabbit™, Enjoy outdoor adventures at Calke Explore. We've also created a printable trail that you can download from home and bring with you. Keep up with the conversation on Twitter and share your stories at #YourCalke. More to see than we thought. The orangery has been closed most of this year but is is now open with lots of Social Distancing of course. You can also find out more and join online, before you book your next visit to Calke - keep scrolling to find the link below. Check it out using the link below: Pick up a park map to find a range of walking routes, or download our best seasonal walks from the website. Dogs are welcome on the light trail, but please keep them on a short lead. Have a chat, a laugh and if you want to join in a game. Crafts event in Derby, United Kingdom by Curly Magpie on Saturday, December 12 2020 with 2.4K people interested and 39 people going. Obviously as a National Trust property all photography at Calke Abbey has to be for personal, non-commercial purposes. Great Food And Drink Festival Oct 04 2013. Last updated today at 18:02. Inside are a variety of large exotic plants, in normal times there are a couple of seats to sit and enjoy the ambience. Find lots of opportunities to explore the outdoors at Calke Explore, open all year round. The BIG Bubble Weekend. Yesterday was lovely as I was able to do some photography at Calke Abbey. Enjoy Christmas traditions old and new: follow a trail of twinkling lights through the garden or stretch your legs on an invigorating walk around the parkland before wrapping your hands around a warming drink from the restaurant. Calke - Weather warnings issued 14-day forecast . If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. Sat, Jun 20 UTC+01 at Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park. There is a herd of deer, a flock of cute sheep an bird feeders for those interested in bird photography. We love it here! Calke Abbey There's plenty of space to roam free at Calke Abbey (Image: Google Maps) The house itself may be closed to visitors, but Calke Abbey's large park means there's plenty of … Calke Abbey is getting ready to welcome back visitors from Wednesday after closing due to the coronavirus. The restaurant is open daily from 10am to 4pm, and the café will be open at weekends and peak times. Sat, Nov 21 at Bakewell, Derbyshire. We were pleasantly surprised to see the gardens … Read more. The Food and Beverage kiosk at Calke Explore will also be open every weekend in December. To avoid disappointment please book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends. Thank you for your support and understanding. Forecast - Calke. Our booked slot had us arriving in good time for a coffee and cake before we wandered around. Join today and help protect the places in our care, for everyone, for ever. Your email address will not be published. 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