The Countdown is almost over..

The Countdown is almost over..

The winter clean is finished.

The dust covers are officially off and it’s only two days until we’re open for the season.

The team has been working incredibly hard to ensure the House is looking its upmost best – which hasn’t been without its challenges.

From changing the curtains (some of which require scaffolding to even be able to reach!) To dealing with snow, rain and wind… Rain that managed to find its way into the long gallery!

The clean is finished and it’s almost time to welcome you back to Hardwick.

What you’ve got to look forward to this year:This year we celebrate Smythson with have a go stone carving, parkland sculpture trails and pop up workshops

As well as that, here’s a taster of what’s going on in 2014…

First up will be the behinds the scene tour which focuses on why Hardwick was so innovative from its symmetry to privacy

April will offer Cadbury’s Easter egg trails all over the House and Gardens

May will bring the 50 things launch event where you’ll be able to have a go at den building, making mud pies, kite making, creating bug homes and snail racing

Then come the Summer holidays, with Wild Family Fun days and Films under the stars! (not to forget the BBQ that comes along with it)

We can’t wait for you to see the House, the Gardens and everything that’s going on in 2014!

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