Dogs on short leads are welcome in the gardens during the winter, but please bring the poo bags, just in case. 104,992 guests. Yesterday was lovely as I was able to do some photography at Calke Abbey. 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. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Dale Jackson- Habits of a Lifetime (Calke Abbey Speaker). Do let me know in the comments below and I may just pay a visit. Calke - Weather warnings issued 14-day forecast . 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. Sat, Mar 14 at National Trust - Calke Abbey. Your email address will not be published. Calke Abbey is a Grade I listed country house near Ticknall, Derbyshire, England, in the care of the charitable National Trust. Learning about the goings on at Calke Abbey. 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. Know Before You Go – Covid-19 visitor information CLICK HERE. Calke Abbey has a lot to offer photographers, Photo Walk to see Lathkill Dale Waterfalls. 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. - See 2,432 traveller reviews, 1,335 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Bakewell Christmas Market 2020. Most of my pictures are now available to hang on your walls. With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. Open safe areas to walk around - lots of interest, even at this time of year. Calke Abbey: Best place to visit at Christmas time! Published by Anne on 12/11/202012/11/2020. 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. Your email address will not be published. Prepare for lots of walking as its spread over a large area of countryside. . The gardens are open over winter from 10am–4pm, offering a chance to explore the bare bones of the garden and Pleasure Grounds. Have you ever seen Calke all lit up in festive lights? Join in with this year's festive family trail, discovering hidden messages around the garden and stableyards. There was an unexpected bonus too as it was all decorated for Christmas. More to see than we thought. If you are lucky then you will see squirrels and the occasional rabbit as well. 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. Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Looking forward to a family day out at Calke Abbey this Christmas? Calke Abbey is by far a treat for adults and kids alike, ... Charles_and_Susan wrote a review Nov 2020. Follow Calke Abbey on Facebook to see snippets of what goes on around the estate. Calke Abbey: Very disappointing Christmas event - See 2,430 traveler reviews, 1,321 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. If you are lucky then you will see squirrels and the occasional rabbit as well. Here is a greenhouse full of ferns as well, you wont want to miss the photo opportunities here. Yesterdays visit was made special by the Christmas decorations around the outside of the house and court yards. We've also created a printable trail that you can download from home and bring with you. Dogs are welcome on the light trail, but please keep them on a short lead. Covid means that there is no entry to the house at the moment. Calke Abbey: The best place to visit at Christmas time with little ones! The final garden is vegetables, herbs and an orchard. 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 Explore is open throughout winter for woodland adventures, crisp winter walks and moments of reflection in the wetlands. Obviously as a National Trust property all photography at Calke Abbey has to be for personal, non-commercial purposes. Please keep an eye out for signs guiding your way, and keep a safe distance from other visitors. Calke Abbey is embarking on a project to reintroduce a rare butterfly species, the Grizzled Skipper, to the Calke Estate. Calke Abbey has a lot to offer photographers all year round. However, the downstairs rooms were decorated so that you can look into what Christmas could have been like there in the past. The orangery has been closed most of this year but is is now open with lots of Social Distancing of course. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Paintwork is faded and peeling; vast collections of personal belongings are left as they were found. You can even download a letter to Father Christmas using the link below to get you started. 2,150 guests. July 8th 2020 Janet of Sticky Fingers A cookery presentation. - See 2,426 traveller reviews, 1,316 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. In my opinion Calke is one of the jewels in the National Trust crown and I try and visit on a monthly basis. Musica Donum Dei Jul 20 2013. The huge sweeping grounds are full of interesting old oak trees, bluebell woods and fungi abound in Autumn. 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. Calke Abbey: Christmas Event a bit dissapointing - See 2,428 traveler reviews, 1,316 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. 736 contributions 132 helpful votes +1. Take a look at some of the conservation projects we're working on at the moment. Pick up a park map to find a range of walking routes, or download our best seasonal walks from the website. Sat, Jun 27 UTC+01 at Bath Grounds, Ashby De La Zouch. It costs £20 for a family ticket into the parkland, but for £10.50 a month, you can enjoy unlimited magical moments this Christmas! Look out for the bee hives as they are quite picturesque too. Thank you for your support and understanding. It costs £20 for a family ticket into the parkland, but for £10.50 a month, you can enjoy unlimited magical moments this Christmas! 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. The Food and Beverage kiosk at Calke Explore will also be open every weekend in December. 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 huge sweeping grounds are full of interesting old oak trees, bluebell woods and fungi abound in Autumn. Inside are a variety of large exotic plants, in normal times there are a couple of seats to sit and enjoy the ambience. 1,060 guests. What's intriguing about Calke Abbey is that it is not presented like other country houses of its day. The first garden you arrive at is mainly for flowers and is absolutely stunning in summer. Sat, Nov 21 at Bakewell, Derbyshire. We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Required fields are marked *. We were pleasantly surprised to see the gardens … Read more. Nottingham, United Kingdom 3,528 contributions 367 helpful votes +1. Why not make the fun last all month? Where: Calke Abbey, Derbyshire. Calke Abbey is getting ready to welcome back visitors from Wednesday after closing due to the coronavirus. Calke Abbey: Christmas lights and more - See 2,442 traveler reviews, 1,349 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Last updated today at 18:02. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. Don't forget to bring a pencil with you! … In line with government guidance, takeaway refreshments will be available and there is currently no indoor seating. Obviously there is the house itself ( an an old church) but my favourite part is the walled gardens. Weather warnings issued. There is a herd of deer, a flock of cute sheep an bird feeders for those interested in bird photography. Calke Abbey Christmas Markets. Enjoy crisp, winter walks at Calke and explore seasonal highlights around the estate. Download the family trail (PDF / 3.8MB) download Find lots of opportunities to explore the outdoors at Calke Explore, open all year round. Check it out using the link below: The gardens change with the seasons and there are displays and events which add to the variety. Look up and you can admire the glass dome set into the ceiling. As darkness falls, let the lanterns lead the way and see the Pleasure Grounds soaked in colourful lights. The ticket you book is for your arrival time at Calke, as there is no separate ticket for the light trail. In line with government guidance, you'll need to wear a face covering in enclosed spaces; please bring one with you. 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 … Visit; Industry; Itinerary Planner. The present building, named Calke Abbey in 1808, was never actually an abbey, but is a Baroque mansion built between 1701 and 1704. Find out which areas of Calke are perfect for exploring with your dog. 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 August 12th 2020 Annual Outing To be arranged September 9th 2020 Social and Games Evening with Wine and Nibbles. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies. 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. StrEATfood Social feastival Ashby . 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. This is fine by me and non of these particular photos are for sale and they can be used in competitions. We love it here! The Greatest Show Tribute Night. 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. We love it here! Calke's red and fallow deer Extending over 67 acres, Calke’s … 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. 225 guests. Next you enter into a grass covered garden which houses the orangery – this is one of my happy places. It makes this all worthwhile . - See 2,433 traveler reviews, 1,335 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Join today and help protect the places in our care, for everyone, for ever. Calke Abbey, run by the National Trust, is only allowing pre-booked tickets to ensure visitor numbers are kept to a minimum. Keep up with the conversation on Twitter and share your stories at #YourCalke. Calke Abbey: dreadfull christmas event - See 2,433 traveler reviews, 1,335 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. With over 600 acres of stunning parkland to explore, there are plenty of places to escape the crowds. What is your favourite National Trust Property? Calke Abbey has a lot to offer photographers all year round. Why not make the fun last all month? I have recently joined Flickr and am developing and album just for my Calke Abbey Photography. Calke Abbey: dreadfull christmas event - See 2,442 traveler reviews, 1,349 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Letter to Father Christmas (PDF / 0.2MB) download. Great Food And Drink Festival Oct 04 2013. 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. There may be some one-way systems in place, particularly along the light trail through the pleasure grounds. 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. I find that photography at Calke Abbey is worth doing at least on a monthly basis as there is always something different. Calke Abbey, in Ticknall , and the Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood, could be affected as trust properties across … Looking forward to a family day out at Calke Abbey this Christmas? Christmas is a magical time for the family, and we’ve got lots of ways to create wonderful memories and festive traditions. This winter, treat your little ones to the magic of a Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity trail at Calke Abbey. 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. 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. Day by day forecast. As the nights draw in, the lights will be on by 4pm, and last entry to the trail is at 5.30pm. 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. 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. We expect to be busy and so booking in advance is essential. 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 Tramway Trail is a great route for those wet-weather days – download the route below. 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. The restaurant is open daily from 10am to 4pm, and the café will be open at weekends and peak times. 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. Have a chat, a laugh and if you want to join in a game. THE National Trust has been our salvation, too, with its parks and gardens still open for roaming. You can also find out more and join online, before you book your next visit to Calke - keep scrolling to find the link below. The site was an Augustinian priory from the 12th century until its dissolution by Henry VIII. There are three walled gardens each has a different character. The BIG Bubble Weekend. Calke Abbey: Very disappointing Christmas event - See 2,433 traveler reviews, 1,335 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Crafts event in Derby, United Kingdom by Curly Magpie on Saturday, December 12 2020 with 2.4K people interested and 39 people going. There is a herd of deer, a flock of cute sheep an bird feeders for those interested in bird photography. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours. Sat, Jun 20 UTC+01 at Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park. The National Trust's Calke Abbey is a country house estate — known as the trust's "un-stately home" — located near Ticknall, Derbyshire. Anne Marie G wrote a review Jun 2020. To avoid disappointment please book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends. Support special places with National Trust membership. Calke Abbey: Christmas at Calke Abbey - See 2,440 traveler reviews, 1,339 candid photos, and great deals for Ticknall, UK, at Tripadvisor. Calke Abbey: Best place to visit at Christmas time! Tonight, Light rain showers and a fresh breeze. Forecast - Calke. Tickets are available from our website every Friday, for the following week. We love dogs at Calke Abbey. 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