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Have a go at Orienteering

16th February 2019 – 27th October 2019

Ilam Hall

Have a go at orienteering at Ilam Park - our permanent course is available all year round, whatever the weather. Ideal for beginners, families, dog walkers and school groups.

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The Dog : A Celebration at Chatsworth

23rd March 2019 – 6th October 2019

Chatsworth House

An exhibition celebrating man and woman's best friend

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Mothers Day Weekend

30th March 2019 – 31st March 2019

Heights of Abraham

It's a Mothers Day weekend at the Heights, with special treats and surprises to be found this weekend. Reserve a table in the Vista restaurant and enjoy a relaxing day out for all the family (but especially mum!)

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Easter at Chatsworth

30th March 2019 – 28th April 2019

Chatsworth House

There’s lots to see and do all across the garden and farmyard throughout the Easter school holidays. 

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Mothers Day Weekend

30th March 2019 – 31st March 2019

Gullivers

Experience a wonderful weekend that’s full of family rides, shows and attractions. Gully and the gang will be here to help you create some magical memories that mum can treasure

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Mothers Day Crafts

31st March 2019 – 31st March 2019

Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood

Come and decorate a mini photo frame!

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Cycling & Kayaks

1st April 2019 – 18th April 2019

Carsington Water

This is a great way to try out 2 of the activities available at Carsington Water. Cycle along the picturesque route around the reservior then take to the water on sit on top kayaks which are easy to use for children and adults.

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Spring Artisan Market

5th April 2019 – 7th April 2019

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall will be hosting an additional Artisan Market this year, showcasing the wares of local artisans.

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Polish your own Blue John stone

8th April 2019 – 28th April 2019

Treak Cliff Cavern

This is an activity is available throughout the school holidays when people of all ages can select, prepare and polish a slice of Blue John Stone to take home.

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Sweetie Jar Trail

13th April 2019 – 28th April 2019

Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood

Search for the larger-than-life sweets that belong in the Sudbury sweetie jar!

*Selected dates

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Model Trams

14th April 2019 – 14th April 2019

Crich Tramway Village

If you love model trams the David Gould layout will be operating in the Great Exhibition Hall and will show a range of tramcars not represented in the full scale tramcar collection.

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Easter fun at Haddon Hall

19th April 2019 – 22nd April 2019

Haddon Hall

Celebrate Easter and the coming of spring at Haddon Hall with family activities including an Egg hunt, Face painting, Archery and Live Music.

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Easter Weekend

20th April 2019 – 21st April 2019

Treak Cliff Cavern

Keep a look out for the Easter Bunny over the Easter weekend.

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World War II Home Front

21st April 2019 – 22nd April 2019

Crich Tramway Village

Take a step back in time to the Second World War era featuring re-enactors, music, activities and vehicles from the era.

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Available All Year Round

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Matlock

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.

Chatsworth Estate

Chatsworth

Take a walk around the stunning Chatsworth Estate. The House aand Gardens reopen at Easter but you can still view the House from the grounds and visit the famous farm shop. 

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Go Active

Sandybrook Country Park

Go Active provides a range of fun activities that the whole family will enjoy and take place at our sister site Sandybrook Country Park near Ashbourne. Activities such as archery, fencing and Body Zorbs, in addition to fun and creative activities designed for 3-7 year olds, are delivered by our qualified instructors who will ensure you not only learn a great new skill but also have a fantastic time. 

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This Certificate of Excellence is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor – the world's largest travel site.

  • 486 Independent Reviews
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018