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Catton Estate


Catton Hall, built in 1745 has a fascinating history, and still privately owned, retains its original collection of pictures and furniture.  The grounds are available to hire for all types of public events, and the Hall, for small corporate or private groups.

There is also a 12.26ha planting scheme that consists of a number of linked compartments on the Catton Estate in South Derbyshire.  The existing mature woodland is managed for nature conservation purposes and does not have public access.  Planting consists mainly of native trees and shrubs with oak, ash and birch being the main species.  Woody shrubs such as guelder rose, holly, dog rose, spindle and elder add colour and food sources for birds and insects.

A permissive bridleway and footpath run along the edge of the road and link the compartments that have public access permitted.

Description of Facilities

Toilets on site. Ranger/tour guide available - pre booking required

Disabled Facilities:

Designated disabled parking.

Loads to see and do key

Car Parking Car Parking
Conference Facilities Conference Facilities
Disabled Parking Disabled Parking
Dogs Allowed on Leads Only Dogs Allowed on Leads Only
Horse Riding Trails Horse Riding Trails
Toilets Toilets
Walking Trails Walking Trails
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Woodland key

Grassy Paths Grassy Paths
Information Information
Riding Riding
Walking Walking

Horse Riding Facilities

7 miles of private tracks with over 40 optional professionally built jumps and BHS event course up to intermediate standard. Also, carriage driving course and facilities for pony club competitions and camps.

Yes, must be member of UK Chases. For further details contact the landowner Mr Neilson on 01283 716311.

One bridleway across the land from Donkhill towards Walton.

Upcoming Events

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Extreme Challenge
07 February 2016

This 10K Xtreme Challenge is a different level of cross country running with natural obstacles, man made obstacles, water features, electric fences, smoke bombs, cargo netting, all with the beautiful views of Catton Park.

BASC Gamekeepers Fair
16 April 2016 to 17 April 2016
09:00 to 17:00

A game and country fair with action packed arena demonstrations and activities for all the family. The fair features over 200 trade stands, on-going demonstrations in the food village and lots of country activities for the kids. A great family day out.

Price: £8.00 (adult in advance) £10.00 at the gate

Tel. 01283 810910 Email

Lightening Run
01 May 2016

Marathon Cross Country run for individuals or teams. Good fun for all at any standard. Info: 01298 687331

Classic Car Show - Catton Hall
01 May 2016

A show for all the family set in the rolling parkland of Catton Hall Estate, lots of interesting things for all ages.

National Carriage Driving Championships at Catton Hall
07 May 2016 to 08 May 2016
10:00 to 17:00

A National Event with some of the country's top drivers, competing at dressage, cones and cross country marathon.

Tel: 01653 648847/M 07770 938819 email:

Bearded Theory Music Festival (Spring Gathering)
26 May 2016 to 29 May 2016
14:00 to 00:00

Bearded Theory is a multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest.  The festival borders 3 counties of West Midlands, South Derbyshire and Staffordshire and is only 2 hours away for 50% of the UKs population.  In 2014 we won "Promotor of the Year" Award at the UK Festival Awards in London and Festival Kidz "Silver Award".  In 2013, after being shortlisted for many years, we finally won "Best Small Festival" at the UK Festival Awards and a Festival Kidz "Gold Award".  In 2011 we won the "UKs Best Independent Festival" at the AIM Music Awards.  Over the years we have also been shortlisted for many awards including Best Family Festival, Best Grassroots and Best Toilets.  We have been recognised in the National press as being one of the best festivals of the summer in various articles in the Guardian, Express, Sun, Independent, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 1, Channel 4, BBC Entertainment and the Mirror.  We have an award winning free Children's Village along with an award winning bar selling real ales, largers and ciders at pub tariffs.  In addition we are one of the very few festivals that allow you to bring your own drink into our arenas. 

Tickets on Sale at Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre, Sharpe's Pottery Museum, West St, Swadlincote - Free adjacen parking, Tel: 01283 222848, open Mon - Sat

Adult Tickets £97 Child 6-11 £20 Toddler 0-5 £0 Child 12-16 £52 Car Park Pass £12.50 Camper Van £35.  All ticket prices exclude booking fee.  Phone 0871 220 0260.  Website:  Email:

Catton Park Horse Trials
18 June 2016 to 19 June 2016

A BE National event with some of the country's top riders competing at dressage, show jumping and cross country.

Tel: 01283 716311

Back to the 80's/90's Family Music Festival
24 June 2016 to 26 June 2016

Family Festival with camping.

Includes live acts and Dj's playing classic records from the 80's, 90's and 00's. Plus a themed rollerdisco, 90s retro consoles, funfair, karaoke, giant screen Mario and Sonic tournaments, Pacman competitions, a giant chill out classic movie area and much more.

Sausage & Cider Festival
01 July 2016 to 03 July 2016

Family Festival with Camping.

This summer the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall will be host to fantastic music, entertainment, sausages and cider!


Morris Minor Owners Club
02 July 2016 to 03 July 2016

Morris Minor Owners Club are celebrating their 40th year.  For further information visit


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Walton on Trent
DE12 8LN

01283 716311

01283 712876

Catton Estate

Opening times

House and Garden, Aug (Mon only) & all Bank Hol Mons, Tours - 2pm prompt
House and Garden, Groups All Year, By prior arrangement


Hall and Gardens:
Under Age Price: under 5s free


Tamworth, Lichfield or Burton upon Trent.