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Trentham Fairy Trail

1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019

Trentham Gardens

Keep your eyes peeled as you walk around our beautiful mile-long lake, and through the woodland and garden, where the Fairies at Trentham live.

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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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Christmas at Chatsworth

9th November 2019 – 5th January 2020

Chatsworth House

In a land far, far away...

Discover lands afar at Chatsworth this Christmas, following in the footsteps of explorers Phileas Fogg and Amelia Earhart. The guides at Chatsworth will lead you on a festive adventure around the globe as you travel from a Nordic winter wonderland, through blossom trees in Japan, to a baroque Portuguese church on the journey of a lifetime.

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Christmas Weekends

30th November 2019 – 22nd December 2019

Calke Abbey

Christmas weekends at Calke are a magical time to make memories with the family. As darkness falls, follow a twinkling trail of lights and illuminations through the Pleasure Grounds to the church, and catch a glimpse of the house lit up in festive lights. In the Riding School, you'll find a range of gift and food fairs, while Squirt's Stable is packed with Christmas cheer to keep the kids entertained.

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Carols by Candle light (Sat & Sun)

7th December 2019 – 22nd December 2019

Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton

Enjoy the magical experience of carol singing in the ancient Treak Cavern, home to Blue John. All Carol events are at 2.00pm and last for approx 1 hour with free mulled wine and mince pie afterwards. A guided tour and a present for younger ones from Santa are also included in the ticket price. Tickets are available from 01433 621487. Adults £10 Children £5 under 5s free.

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Christmas Nativity

7th December 2019 – 22nd December 2019

Chatsworth House Farmyard

Join us in bringing the nativity to life with our farmyard animals and your children as the stars of the show in a heart-warming Christmas performance.

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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