What's On

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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Well Dressings

6th May 2019 – 14th September 2019

Villages in Derbyshire

What better way to enjoy a visit to the Peak District and Derbyshire than by marvelling at the hundreds of well dressings that are lovingly – and painstakingly - created by hand each year from May to September? Be inspired by this incredible art form being kept alive by groups of dedicated volunteers.

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The Big Butterfly Count

19th July 2019 – 11th August 2019

Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall are proud to support the Big Butterfly Count 2019, run by the charity Butterfly Conservation. Join us in the grounds of Sudbury and see how many different types of butterfly you can spot. Pick up an identification chart, then journey through the gardens, counting the different number of each butterfly species you see over a 15 minute period.

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Punch & Judy Theatre Show

20th July 2019 – 1st September 2019

Heights of Abraham

The summer school holidays sees the welcome return of Mr Punch and his extended family. Three showtimes a day: 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Not to be missed, a classic piece of Puppet Theatre in our little Switzerland setting presented by Punch's long time professor Richard Coombs.

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Out of this world summer trail

20th July 2019 – 8th September 2019

Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood

Get inspired by our space themed summer and explore the grounds of Sudbury.

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Crime at Crich

21st July 2019 – 21st July 2019

Crich Tramway Village

Come and solve the clues to find out who committed the crime! (Included in your entrance fee). 

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Children's Tours (Tuesdays only)

23rd July 2019 – 27th August 2019

Haddon Hall

Free Tuesday Tours for Children throughout the Summer Holidays

What was it like to be a child at Haddon in Tudor times? What was medieval graffiti like? And how ever did we survive before the internet? 

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Summer at Chatsworth

23rd July 2019 – 29th August 2019

Chatsworth House

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with family fun in the house, garden, farmyard and playground. Just remember to find time for an ice-cream...

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Summer of Sport

24th July 2019 – 1st September 2019

Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood

Put your skills to the test this summer with our range of outdoor sporting activities. Join in the fun with family and friends as you play badminton and soft archery. Childhood classics such as hula hoop and space hoppers will guarantee lots of laughs, or test your nerve with our giant Jenga.

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Build in Bricks

25th July 2019 – 31st July 2019

Crich Tramway Village

Build in Bricks features everyone's favourite play bricks. Seven days of fun-filled family activities, incorporating craft activities on the 'Hello Summer' theme.

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Estate Farm Shop Food Fair

25th July 2019 – 28th July 2019

Chatsworth Farm Shop

Visit the Chatsworth estate farm shop for a few delicious days with a difference. Sample a selection of the finest food and drink from the best of our British producers.

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Summer Artisan Market

26th July 2019 – 28th July 2019

Haddon Hall

This years Summer Artisan Market will transform the grounds of Haddon Hall into a Summer Family Festival.

Visit Haddon Hall in July for a more wonderful occasion than ever, with a live music pavilion, 'creative flow' demonstrations and over 80 artisans showcasing their exquisite creations.

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Hello Summer

29th July 2019 – 2nd August 2019

Crich Tramway Village

Bring the family to take part in Summer craft activities.

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Summer Diesel Gala

10th August 2019 – 11th August 2019

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

A popular gala for enthusiasts featuring a variety of diesel locomotives running to a special timetable.

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Makers Market

11th August 2019 – 11th August 2019

Peak Shopping Village, Rowsley

Enjoy the wonderful talent of makers from Derbyshire & the surrounding counties.  10am - 4pm

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Chatsworth Country Fair

30th August 2019 – 1st September 2019

Chatsworth House

For a true taste of the very best the countryside has to offer, there's nowhere quite like the annual Country Fair at Chatsworth. Sample some superb local produce, find some exquisite crafts and spend a weekend enjoying a whole host of family activities, displays and performances. Massed pipe and military bands, demonstrations and parades, hot air balloons, parachuting and over 300 varied trade stands and rural crafts make this a memorable event with something for everyone. Many of England's heritage of Country Sports and pastimes are on show including Armed service displays, horse shoeing, Ferret racing, archery and sheep dog trials.

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A Celebration of Food & Drink

7th September 2019 – 15th September 2019

Heights of Abraham

Head for the Heights this week to capture the flavour of a great day out. You'll find extra special tasty treats in our cafe's and restaurant, fine ales and wines in the bars and plenty of information about local food producers from around Derbyshire.

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Ashbourne Soapbox Race

8th September 2019 – 8th September 2019

Ashbourne

Don't miss out on the the inaugural 2019 Ashbourne Soap Box Race which is the brainchild of a group of 16 local adrenaline junkies who have met on a monthly basis since last year to ensure that the town sees the first event of its kind.

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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.

Deception Escape Rooms

Matlock

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

Ashbourne

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 2018