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Ashbourne Festival - StreetFest

11.30am - 5pm

Performance pitches in MARKET PLACE and DIG STREET. Walkabouts all around town.

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

Ashbourne International Streetfest brings together the world’s finest street performers. Be prepared for the unexpected as the action packed FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL fills the town with it’s usual mix of daring and silliness!

More info: ashbournefestival.org/streetfest


Brass on the Grass at Denby Pottery

10am - 5pm. 

Denby Pottery Village, Derby Road Denby, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry and parking is FREE!

Watch brass bands perform a mini concert to compete for the title of 'Denby Pottery Village Champion 2018'. A farm shop BBQ, charity stalls, ale on tap and refreshments will be available on the day, plus a prize draw with a collection for Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

More info: www.denbypottery.com


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

Shows at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all. Admission charges apply, plus £2.00 additional cost for members

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle

More info: www.bolsovercastle.co.uk


Markeaton Park Summer 2018! - Derby Days Out Event

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Markeaton Park Summer 2018!

Why Markeaton Park is the place to be this Summer!

Markeaton Park has something to offer the whole family, and this summer there...

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Michael House Steiner School Summer Fair

11am - 4pm

Michael House a Steiner Waldorf School, The Field Heanor DE75 7JH

Suitable for all. Adults £1 Children FREE!

There will be activities, rides and fun for all the family including an opportunity to have a go at maypole dancing, try your luck at the teddy zip wire or even get some excitement on the vintage fairground attractions.

More info here


South Derbyshire Festival of Leisure

12.30pm - 5pm

Maurice Lea Memorial Park, Swadlincote, DE11 9QG

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

A fun-filled weekend of free entertainment awaits later this month with spellbinding stunt shows, exciting fairground rides, appetising food and rhythmic music.

More info: www.south-derbys.gov.uk


The Big Derbyshire Food and Drink Festival Includes Bubble Festival

10.30am - 4.30pm

Shipley Country Park, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. FREE ENTRY!

Come along and have a browse around the 100 plus stalls and then pull up a chair and enjoy the music while relaxing in the fabulous grounds of Shipley Country Park, with 700 acres of glorious Derbyshire Countryside to enjoy why not bring all the family and make a day of it. FREE TO ENTER.The Big Bubble Festival comes to Shipley Park running alongside the Big Derbyshire Food Festival.  Lets fill Shipley Park with thousands of colourful Giant bubbles.

More info: www.facebook.com/events


Weekend Clubs and Classes

Check out the activities in our Weekend Club section! As always, we strongly recommend checking with the provider before your visit.

More info: www.derbydaysout.co.uk/weekend-clubs


WrightStart Pre 17 Driving Experiences - Derby Days Out Event

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WrightStart Pre 17 Driving Experiences

Time slots available from 9am - 4pm

Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, close to Aldi Supermarket. (It is signposted.)

Suitable for ages 2-17 years old. The cost...

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Ashbourne Festival - StreetFest

12 noon - 5pm

Performance pitches in MARKET PLACE and DIG STREET. Walkabouts all around town.

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

Ashbourne International Streetfest brings together the world’s finest street performers. Be prepared for the unexpected as the action packed FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL fills the town with it’s usual mix of daring and silliness!

More info: ashbournefestival.org/streetfest


​REPTON CELEBRATES

1.30pm - 5pm

Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, Repton, Derby DE65 6GR

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

Repton WI are 100 years old and celebrating their Centenary on Sunday 24th June. There will be a party in Repton Village Hall on Askew Grove with activities for all ages from 1.30 - 5 pm. There will be a Treasure Trail for the whole family - a stroll through our lovely village with clues to look out for - Stick Man (Julia Donaldson) Crafts in the Village Hall for younger children, Tea & Cake, Chocolate Tombola, Party Bags, Cake Icing Demo and lots of history about our WI. It looks like being great fun!

More info: www.facebook.com


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

Shows at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all. Admission charges apply, plus £2.00 additional cost for members

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle

More info: www.bolsovercastle.co.uk


Derbyshire County Show 2018 at Locko Park

8am - 5.30pm

Locko Park, Spondon, Derby DE7 4PQ

Suitable for all. Tickets pre show Adults £10 | Kids £7 | under 5 are free

This year's event promises to be one not to miss. We'll have showjumping, cattle, sheep, a dog show and a huge food hall featuring produce made right here in Derbyshire.

More info: derbyshirecountyshow.org.uk


South Derbyshire Festival of Leisure

12.30pm - 5pm

Maurice Lea Memorial Park, Swadlincote, DE11 9QG

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

A fun-filled weekend of free entertainment awaits later this month with spellbinding stunt shows, exciting fairground rides, appetising food and rhythmic music.

More info: www.south-derbys.gov.uk


The Big Derbyshire Food and Drink Festival Includes Bubble Festival

10.30am - 4.30pm

Shipley Country Park, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. FREE ENTRY!

Come along and have a browse around the 100 plus stalls and then pull up a chair and enjoy the music while relaxing in the fabulous grounds of Shipley Country Park, with 700 acres of glorious Derbyshire Countryside to enjoy why not bring all the family and make a day of it. FREE TO ENTER.The Big Bubble Festival comes to Shipley Park running alongside the Big Derbyshire Food Festival.
Lets fill Shipley Park with thousands of colourful Giant bubbles.

More info: www.facebook.com/events


Welcome to Wonderland at Derby Theatre by Studio84

6pm

Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF

Suitable for all. Tickets from £12.50

Join the pupils of Studio84 Performing Arts School as they take you on an all singing, all dancing, magical adventure to Wonderland. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s novel, Alice in Wonderland.

More info: www.derbytheatre.co.uk


Bug-tastic Weekend at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all ages. Normal admission charges apply

Get up-close and personal to some fascinating creatures!

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk/event/dinoweek/


Bug-tastic Weekend at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all ages. Normal admission charges apply

Get up-close and personal to some fascinating creatures!

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk/event/dinoweek/


Marvellous Moths at Kedleston Hall

10am - 11.30am

Kedleston Hall, Derby, DE22 5JH

Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Normal admission fess apply

Find out more about the fascinating lives of moth species. Many people like to bring a camera with them and take the opportunity to get up close and get some photographs of these elusive creatures

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedlestonhall



​Mum2mum Market- Chesterfield

2pm - 4pm

Tupton Village Hall, Green Lane, New Tupton, Chesterfield, S42 6XW

Suitable for all ages Price: £2.00

Join us to buy or sell your outgrown baby and children's items. Grab a bargain at up to 90% off the RRP of toys, clothes, books and equipment or book a stall at the Mum2mum Market website. Stalls cost £13 for a 4ft table or £17 for an 8ft table.

More info: www.mum2mummarket.co.uk


Kids with Cameras at Calke Abbey

1:30pm - 2.30pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for children of all ages but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Normal admission charges apply

Come and join the photography team on a kid's camera walk and have some fun looking for different views to photograph.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calkeabbey


Rainbows Bubble Rush Derby

9am - 1.30pm

Markeaton Park, Derby DE22 3BG

Suitable for all. Cost: Adults 16 and over - £25.00 | Children (4 - 15) - £7.50 | Under 3's FREE but need registering

The Bubble Rush is not your average 5k fun run. At every kilometre point there’ll be a bubble station where one of our high-powered foam cannons will be blowing out 30 cubic metres a minute of frothy colourful bubbles to make a 4ft bubble wall!

More info:  www.rainbows.co.uk/events


Wild: A Celebration of the Natural History of the British Isles

From 7 July - 22 August

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

From high peaks and valleys to meandering rivers and powerful seas – see how animals are adapted to live and thrive in the varied environments of the British Isles. This family friendly exhibition is a celebration of the natural history of the British Isles. Visitors will have the opportunity to see some of Britain’s most elusive animals close up and personal.


Website: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on


Proudly supported by:

University of Derby
Alderwasley Hall School
Blue Tokay


​Sunrise City 5k - Derby

The event starts at 5.30am.

Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS

Suitable for ages: 0 -100.  Cost: £15

Sunrise City 5K Derby returns on Friday 13th July 2018. Sunrise is incredibly popular with all types of runners with a technical T-shirt and medal included in the entry fee.

More info: sunrisecity.co.uk


​Ambergate Carnival

Main event 1pm-5.30pm Evening event (ticketed) 5.30pm - 9.30pm

Ambergate Recreation Ground, A6, Ambergare DE56 2GD

Suitable for all. Price: £1 donation

Annual village carnival: Theme Step Back in Time Procession starting from the Hurt Arms at 1.15pm to the recreation ground. 


Games, Ferret Racing, kids and family entertainment, rides, ice cream, food, Amber Ales and bar... everything you would expect from a village carnival! Also an ABBA tribute band and disco in the evening. Tickets for the evening to be purchased in advance.

More info: www.ambergatecarnival.org.uk or www.facebook.com/AmbergateCarnival


Free Bramblebrook Family Fun Day

12pm - 4pm

Bramblebrook Community Centre, Stockbrook Street, Derby DE22 3WH

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

Free family fun day with activities, stalls and organisations. Food will be available. Great things for children to do.

More info: facebook event page


Holiday at Derby Theatre

Shows at 11am and 1.30pm (running time approx 45 mins)

Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF

Suitable for under 5's and their grown ups. Tickets cost £7-£10

Inspired by the funny and moving stories told to us about holidays by children from Derby, Holiday is the perfect summer treat for children under 5 and their grown-ups. Just watch out for that cheeky seagull!

More info: www.derbytheatre.co.uk/holiday or call 01332 593939


Free Family Fun Day at Sunnyhill Community Centre

12 noon - 4pm

Caxton Park, Coleridge Street, Derby DE23 8AF

Suitable for families. This event is FREE!

Bouncy castles, climbing wall, face painting, wrestling and more. Food and drink on sale. 

More info: www.facebook.com


WrightStart Pre-17 Driving Experience

Time slots available from 9am - 4pm

Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, close to Aldi Supermarket. (It is signposted.)

Suitable for ages 2-17 years old. The cost is £25 for 2-12 years and £35 for 13-17 years. USE CODE DDO20 FOR 20% OFF

On experience days, using an off-road venue in Derby, our fully-insured instructors
 provide driving experiences for anyone aged 2-17. Older drivers operate all
 of the car’s controls. All drivers create lasting memories.

More info and online booking: wrightstart.co.uk/pre-17-driving-experience


WrightStart Pre-17 Driving Experience

Time slots available from 9am - 4pm

Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, close to Aldi Supermarket. (It is signposted.)

Suitable for ages 2-17 years old. The cost is £25 for 2-12 years and £35 for 13-17 years. USE CODE DDO20 FOR 20% OFF

On experience days, using an off-road venue in Derby, our fully-insured instructors
 provide driving experiences for anyone aged 2-17. Older drivers operate all
 of the car’s controls. All drivers create lasting memories.

More info and online booking: wrightstart.co.uk/pre-17-driving-experience


Young Farmers at Chatsworth

1.30pm - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years; children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £15 per adult, £25 per child

Join our farmyard team to help with their daily jobs. This is a chance for hands-on involvement in caring for the Chatsworth farmyard animals.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events


​Bark in the Park Swadlncote

12pm - 4pm 
Eureka Park, Swadlincote DE11 0BA
Suitable for all. 
It will include a fun dog show, live entertainment, refreshments, bbq, stalls tombola etc. All proceeds to Hillfield animal home.

Marvellous Moths at Kedleston Hall

10am - 11.30am

Kedleston Hall, Derby, DE22 5JH

Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Normal admission fess apply

Find out more about the fascinating lives of moth species. Many people like to bring a camera with them and take the opportunity to get up close and get some photographs of these elusive creatures

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedlestonhall


Young Farmers at Chatsworth

1.30pm - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years; children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £15 per adult, £25 per child

Join our farmyard team to help with their daily jobs. This is a chance for hands-on involvement in caring for the Chatsworth farmyard animals.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events


Ghostbusters (12A) Open Air at Derby Rugby Club - subtitled

Doors open at 7pm, the film will start once light levels are low enough, approximately half an hour after sunset.

Location: Derby Rugby Club, Haslams Lane, Darley Abbey, DE22 1EB.

Cost: EARLY BIRD Tickets for the screenings are available to book in advance at a discounted ‘early bird’ rate if purchased before 1st June 2018. £12.50 adults £8.50 under 12s Under 5s go free. STANDARD RATE After 1st June: £15.50 adults £10.50 under 12s  Under 5s go free.

See the classic family comedy under the stars at Derby Rugby Club, Darley Abbey. This screening will include subtitles for those who are D/deaf or Hard of Hearing. Parking will be free for attendees.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


Young Farmers at Chatsworth

1.30pm - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years; children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £15 per adult, £25 per child

Join our farmyard team to help with their daily jobs. This is a chance for hands-on involvement in caring for the Chatsworth farmyard animals.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events


WrightStart Pre-17 Driving Experience

Time slots available from 9am - 4pm

Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, close to Aldi Supermarket. (It is signposted.)

Suitable for ages 2-17 years old. The cost is £25 for 2-12 years and £35 for 13-17 years. USE CODE DDO20 FOR 20% OFF

On experience days, using an off-road venue in Derby, our fully-insured instructors
 provide driving experiences for anyone aged 2-17. Older drivers operate all
 of the car’s controls. All drivers create lasting memories.

More info and online booking: wrightstart.co.uk/pre-17-driving-experience


Kids with Cameras at Calke Abbey

1:30pm - 2.30pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for children of all ages but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Normal admission charges apply

Come and join the photography team on a kid's camera walk and have some fun looking for different views to photograph.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calkeabbey


WrightStart Pre-17 Driving Experience

Time slots available from 9am - 4pm

Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, close to Aldi Supermarket. (It is signposted.)

Suitable for ages 2-17 years old. The cost is £25 for 2-12 years and £35 for 13-17 years. USE CODE DDO20 FOR 20% OFF

On experience days, using an off-road venue in Derby, our fully-insured instructors
 provide driving experiences for anyone aged 2-17. Older drivers operate all
 of the car’s controls. All drivers create lasting memories.

More info and online booking: wrightstart.co.uk/pre-17-driving-experience


Young Farmers at Chatsworth

1.30pm - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years; children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £15 per adult, £25 per child

Join our farmyard team to help with their daily jobs. This is a chance for hands-on involvement in caring for the Chatsworth farmyard animals.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events


​Bare Bones: The fascinating world of animal skeletons

From 28 August – 7 October

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

The first vertebrates appeared 525 million years ago. Since then they have evolved into a vast array of animals of all shapes and sizes. From the tiny Papua New Guinea frog which measures only 7.7mm in length to the blue whale which grows to over 30 metres. Bare Bones explores the form and function of the skeleton in animal physiology. This family-friendly exhibition looks at the adaptation and the evolution of species by examining skeletal anatomy.


More info: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on


Proudly supported by:

University of Derby
Alderwasley Hall School
Blue Tokay


Marvellous Moths at Kedleston Hall

10am - 11.30am

Kedleston Hall, Derby, DE22 5JH

Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Normal admission fess apply

Find out more about the fascinating lives of moth species. Many people like to bring a camera with them and take the opportunity to get up close and get some photographs of these elusive creatures

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedlestonhall


The Hannells Darley Park Concert 2018

Gates open at 2pm 

Darley Park, Darley Park Road, Derby DE22 1EJ

Tickets: £7.50 - or from just £2.50 when you buy in advance. Buy Tickets

An evening of classical music and fireworks – don’t forget your picnic!

More info: www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on


WrightStart Pre-17 Driving Experience

Time slots available from 9am - 4pm

Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, close to Aldi Supermarket. (It is signposted.)

Suitable for ages 2-17 years old. The cost is £25 for 2-12 years and £35 for 13-17 years. USE CODE DDO20 FOR 20% OFF

On experience days, using an off-road venue in Derby, our fully-insured instructors
 provide driving experiences for anyone aged 2-17. Older drivers operate all
 of the car’s controls. All drivers create lasting memories.

More info and online booking: wrightstart.co.uk/pre-17-driving-experience


DERBY FESTÉ 2018

This year Derby Festé celebrates 250 years of Circus and kicks off with a fantastic, exciting and exhilarating circus ‘Now or Never’ by Circa Tsuica on Bass’ Recreation Ground.

This is a unique and special experience not to be missed. See you there!

More info: www.derbyfeste.com


Well Fest East Midlands at The Roundhouse

8am - 4pm

The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE

Suitable for adults but children are welcome! Tickets cost £2 on the door (£1 being donated to MIND charity) Classes are an additional fee. VIP also available. See website for further details.

Join us for a day of fitness, yoga, pilates, mindfulness, health, food, wellness, creativity, education and inspiration.

More info: www.lykkeevents.co.uk


WrightStart Pre-17 Driving Experience

Time slots available from 9am - 4pm

Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, close to Aldi Supermarket. (It is signposted.)

Suitable for ages 2-17 years old. The cost is £25 for 2-12 years and £35 for 13-17 years. USE CODE DDO20 FOR 20% OFF

On experience days, using an off-road venue in Derby, our fully-insured instructors
 provide driving experiences for anyone aged 2-17. Older drivers operate all
 of the car’s controls. All drivers create lasting memories.

More info and online booking: wrightstart.co.uk/pre-17-driving-experience


WrightStart Pre-17 Driving Experience

Time slots available from 9am - 4pm

Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, close to Aldi Supermarket. (It is signposted.)

Suitable for ages 2-17 years old. The cost is £25 for 2-12 years and £35 for 13-17 years. USE CODE DDO20 FOR 20% OFF

On experience days, using an off-road venue in Derby, our fully-insured instructors
 provide driving experiences for anyone aged 2-17. Older drivers operate all
 of the car’s controls. All drivers create lasting memories.

More info and online booking: wrightstart.co.uk/pre-17-driving-experience


Kids with Cameras at Calke Abbey

1:30pm - 2.30pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for children of all ages but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Normal admission charges apply

Come and join the photography team on a kid's camera walk and have some fun looking for different views to photograph.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calkeabbey


The Dinosaur Who Came for Christmas at The Guildhall Theatre

From 7th - 30th December 2018

Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby DE24 3AS

Suitable for families. Tickets cost from £8.75-£12.25 each Buy Here

Join those festive funsters The Babbling Vagabonds, as they return with more seasonal shenanigans.

More info: www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on


Jack and the Beanstalk Panto at Derby Arena

On from 8th December 2018 - 5th January 2019

Timings vary per performance

Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JB

Suitable for all. Tickets cost from £11.50-£29.50

Running time: 2 hours 30 mins (approx)

Fee Fi Fo Fum, Derby Arena is in for some fun.

More info: www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on


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