Cafe - Indoor & Outdoor

Relax under our covered outdoor seating area or enjoy our spacious newly refurbished indoor cafe.  We have freshly cooked pastries, homemade cakes, light lunches and afternoon teas available in both areas – Book today – 0115 9653479 – Open 10am – 4pm Wednesday – Sunday.

Woodland Walk

Enjoy a relaxing walk through our grounds, follow the cut grass paths as they meander through a wildlife freindly landscape –  Open 10am Last admission 3pm – minimum contribution £2 per person.


Patchings Festival


It is with much regret as we announce the postponement of this year’s Patchings Festival – due to be held 8 to 11 July. Our concerns remain for the well being of the many who visit and those talented exhibitors who take part. Without details of protocol and relevant insurance available, the planning and preparing necessary will also be difficult to achieve.
Those already with tickets will be carried forward to 2022. The dates for next year 14 to 17 July.
As an introduction and launch for next year’s festival, we will be holding a free online event on Thursday and Friday 2 and 3 September. Through live and recorded broadcasts this will be an occasion to meet our headline artists and those contributing to Patchings Festival 2022. 

Patchings Artists’ Trail

Walk through time with famous artists . . . a magical interactive experience.

  •  Meet and hear from five famous artists and visit their studios.
  • Learn tips from them such as mixing colour and drawing a self portrait.
  • Walk through a unique outdoor gallery of  ‘Our Favourite and well known paintings’ exhibited within glass telling the story of art with an audio commentary.
  • Visit the camera obscura to see the landscape fascinatingly displayed through mirror and lens.
  • Enjoy many activities and experiences in this new all year round attraction planned for all ages.

Opening in Summer 2021 –

watch this space!