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Polish your own Blue John stone

1st October 2019 – 31st January 2020

Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton

From October 1st 2019 to January 31st 2020, visitors can polish and take home their very own Blue John Christmas tree decoration or window hanger.

Our skilled craftspeople will guide you through the processes of creating your own unique Blue John ornament in our new visitor workshop area.

Prices for this activity start at £10 per hanger / decoration.

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Snowdrops at Hopton Hall

1st February 2020 – 1st March 2020

Hopton, near Wirksworth

Visit Hopton Hall’s beautiful Snowdrop Walk, wander through the woodlands and marvel at the first signs of Derbyshire spring

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Half term Adventures at Conkers

15th February 2020 – 23rd February 2020

Conkers, Swadlincote

Adventures at CONKERS over half term will keep the family engage for hours.  

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Half Term Fun in the Farmyard & Playground

15th February 2020 – 23rd February 2020

Chatsworth House Farmyard

Our farmyard and playground will be open for the February school break, so give your young ones a chance to let off some steam during their half-term holiday.

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Build a Bird Box

17th February 2020 – 21st February 2020

Kedleston Hall

Join us to celebrate National Nest Box week and build your own bird box to create homes for wild birds in your garden.

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Kids with Cameras

18th February 2020 – 18th February 2020

Calke Abbey

Come and join the photography team on a kid's camera walk and have some fun looking for different views to photograph. Pick up some handy tips and tricks along the way.

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Ghosts in the Valley Evening

22nd February 2020 – 22nd February 2020

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Starting your journey at Duffield, ride on one of the Ecclesbourne Valley railway heritage trains and take in the sights and sounds of the valley by night. As you pause at the stations along the line, professional ghost hunters Haunted Heritage will tell the historical stories of the area and see if there is any paranormal activity present. Will anything be found?

This unusual evening can be enjoyed by believers and sceptics alike but is not recommended for persons under 16 years of age.

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Royal Shrovetide Football

25th February 2020 – 26th February 2020


Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football is a game played in the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Unlike a conventional football match the game is played over two eight hour periods with goals are 3 miles apart!

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Available All Year Round

Clay Pigeon Shooting


There are two Clay Pigeon schools that we can recommend, one close to Darwin Forest and one close to Sandybrook Country Park. Please ask for details and make sure you book in advance.

Deception Escape Rooms


Do you have what it takes to defeat Deception? Choose from 4 different game experiences and see if you can escape.... 

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Wild Park Derbyshire


Wild Park Derbyshire is a family run Paintballing, Laser Tag, Quad Biking Trekking and Archery venue. 

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  • 486 Independent Reviews
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019