08 - 2017 Events | Derbydaysout.co.uk Events

Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Heroes and Villains at Bolsover Castle

11am - 5pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members FREE. Non-members £10.80 adults, £9.70 concessions, children £6.50 & family ticket £28.10

Deadly enemies and bitter battles, choose your character and watch the drama unfold this summer.

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


The Wind In The Willows at Bolsover Castle

6pm (gates) 7pm (performance)

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members & Non-members £15 adults & concessions, £10 children & £44 family ticket

Join us for a Chapterhouse outdoor theatre production of The Wind in the Willows. Bring a picnic blanket or low back chair and please be prepared for the British weather!

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Family Volunteering at Kedleston Hall

10.30am - 12pm drop in session

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Suitable for families. Event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Muck together, get your hands dirty and help our Outdoors Team keep Kedleston's park and gardens looking their beautiful best.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events or call 01332 842191


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ

Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.

Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.

For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

Cook, Eat, Play Family Fun at Chaddesden Park

11am - 2pm Monday - Friday until 1st September except bank holiday

Chaddesden Park Pavilion, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 6LA

Suitable for all ages. This event is FREE!

Your child will prepare and eat their own food with the help of a nutrition expert and take part in a family play session with Derby's Children and Young People Now Play award winning community coaches.

For more info contact: David Walsh: 07584652276 david@sportingcommunitiescic.org www.sportingcommunitiescic.org


Derby City Summer Activities - Derby Days Out Event

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Derby City Summer Activities

Events:

3rd September 2017 - 3rd September 2017

THE HANNELL'S DARLEY PARK CONCERT

Gates open at 2pm, concert begins at 6pm

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Kidz Kingdom Children's Fun Fair at Alvaston Park

Daily session times: 12noon - 3pm | 3 - 6pm

Alvaston Park, Meadow Lane, Derby DE24 8QQ

Suitable for all. Unlimited ride wristbands cost £5.99

Children's fun fair plus meet and greet Paw Patrol tribute characters.

More info: facebook.com/kidzkingdommobilefunpark


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


The Art Hub at Derby Museums: Collage

10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us each week at the Art Hub as we explore different creative techniques and processes. From paint to sculpture, there is always something new to try in this artist-led session.

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


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Kids Fun Beach at Derby Market Place

On until 20th August 11am - 8pm daily

The Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE! Ride tokens: £1.20 each or 10 for £10

Seaside fun for all the family! Family beach, buckets and spades, toilets, licensed bar, food, ice cream and kids rides.

More info: facebook.com/eventivefuntime


Fun Fair in the Park at Markeaton Park

Open daily 11am - 8pm

Markeaton Park, Derby DE22 4AA

Suitable for all. Ride prices vary see onsite for details

Fun for all the family.

More info: www.facebook.com/giantwheeluk


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


SEASIDE FAMILY FAVOURITES WEEK at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

We’ll bringing the seaside to you with themed crafts and hunts on throughout the week, fish and chips and add more fun with donkey rides available for £2 (subject to availability, under 7s only).

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Summer Fun at intu Derby - Derby Days Out Event

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Summer Fun at intu Derby

29th July - 31st August 2017

intu Derby, West Mall, Derby DE1 2PL 

Suitable for families. These events and activities are FREE!

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Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Kraftiz Shop Drop-in Session at Rosliston Forestry Centre

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Adults and children welcome. £2.50 per person.

Join Julie in the Kraftiz Shop for a craft activity. For further information contact Julie on 01283 480272 / 07971 268943.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk


Laser Combat in the Woods at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

£2.50 per person. No pre booking required.

Go wild in the Woods! Purchase a token from The Shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk or call 01283 563483


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


Family Bushcraft Evening at Rosliston Forestry Centre

5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Suitable for ages 7+ (children must be accompanied by a paying adult) Cost: £10 per adult, £7.50 per child. 

Come and learn how to survive in the wild! Booking essential 01283 563483.

More info: www.facebook.com/Rosliston


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk



The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Heroes and Villains at Bolsover Castle

11am - 5pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members FREE. Non-members £10.80 adults, £9.70 concessions, children £6.50 & family ticket £28.10

Deadly enemies and bitter battles, choose your character and watch the drama unfold this summer.

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Greek and Roman Family Crafts

11am - 3pm drop in sessions

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Suitable for families. Normal admission fees apply. Event costs: £2.50 per child.

Join us every Thursday during the school holidays for crafts themed Greek and Romans, as we celebrate the classics this summer.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events or call 01332 842191


Guess How Much I Love You at Jumping Clay

10:45am

Jumping Clay, Unit D, Markeaton Craft Village, Derby, DE22 3BG

Suitable for children. See website for pricing

Join Jumping Clay Derby for Guess How Much I Love You week

More info: www.jumpingclayderby.co.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

Kidz Kingdom Children's Fun Fair at Alvaston Park

Daily session times: 12noon - 3pm | 3 - 6pm

Alvaston Park, Meadow Lane, Derby DE24 8QQ

Suitable for all. Unlimited ride wristbands cost £5.99

Children's fun fair plus meet and greet Paw Patrol tribute characters.

More info: facebook.com/kidzkingdommobilefunpark


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Pool Party at Queens Leisure Centre

1pm - 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Queen's Leisure Centre, Cathedral Road Derby DE1 3PA

Suitable for families. The cost is £4.10 per person

Come and have fun as a family or with friends at our pool party in the Gala pool at Queen's Leisure Centre. There will be music, floats and inflatables. Booking not needed, but the session does get busy so we advise to arrive early. Sessions do have limited numbers.

More info: www.inderby.org.uk/active


Kids Fun Beach at Derby Market Place

On until 20th August 11am - 8pm daily

The Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE! Ride tokens: £1.20 each or 10 for £10

Seaside fun for all the family! Family beach, buckets and spades, toilets, licensed bar, food, ice cream and kids rides.

More info: facebook.com/eventivefuntime


Pickford's Plot: Massive Mosaics

10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm

Pickford's House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Pickford’s Plot first burst in to our programme in the spring, and we are delighted to be bringing it in to the summer season. Taking place in the garden (weather permitting!) pick up a trowel and get involved!

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


SummersQUAD

Every Thursday in August at 10.30am - 1.00pm & 1.30pm - 4.00pm (drop in)

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for all ages This activity is FREE!

We're exploring all things Robotic in these creative sessions for all the family. Join QUAD artist Helen Jackson in creating, making and bringing machines to life.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


Fun Fair in the Park at Markeaton Park

Open daily 11am - 8pm

Markeaton Park, Derby DE22 4AA

Suitable for all. Ride prices vary see onsite for details

Fun for all the family.

More info: www.facebook.com/giantwheeluk


Mark Makers at Derby Museum

10am - 11.30am

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Mark Makers is brand new to Derby Museums as we celebrate a summer of drawing! Each week, this artist led session will explore a variety of tools, media and papers and new ways you can make your mark at Derby Museums.

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


Forest School Fun Thursdays at Cromford Wharf

2 sessions: 10am-12 noon, 1pm- 3pm

Mill Road, Cromford, Derbyshire DE4 3RP

Suitable for families. This event is FREE! Parking charges apply.

Children’s activities including bushcraft, ecotherapy, den building etc., Materials provided.

More info: www.visitpeakdistrict.com BOOKING ESSENTIAL call 07764 511 463.


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


SEASIDE FAMILY FAVOURITES WEEK at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

We’ll bringing the seaside to you with themed crafts and hunts on throughout the week, fish and chips and add more fun with donkey rides available for £2 (subject to availability, under 7s only).

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Cheerleading at Derby Arena

2pm - 3pm

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

Suitable for 7-16 year olds. Cost £3

Give me a D,E,R,B,Y and try cheerleading! All abilities welcome. Learn low-level stunt technique, small jump and dance sequences. It's recommended to attend all three sessions as skills will be built throughout, however it's not compulsory. (Also on 31st August.)

More info: www.derbyarena.co.uk or call to book on 01332 640011


Free Summer Family Fun at intu Derby: Windmill Making

intu Derby, West Mall, Derby DE1 2PL

Suitable for families. This event is FREE! (Parking charges apply)

Play in the summer sand beach with buckets and spades while grown-ups can sit back in deck chairs!

Today's free craft activity: windmill making between 11am - 4pm.

More info: intu.co.uk/derby/event-archive/summer-fun


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Denby Pottery Beach: Bugs 'n' Bones

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Today's beach activity: Bugs 'n' Bones 11am - 3pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Laser Combat in the Woods at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

£2.50 per person. No pre booking required.

Go wild in the Woods! Purchase a token from The Shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk or call 01283 563483


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


A Quite Remarkable Library Tour: Blagreaves, Sinfin and Mackworth

10.15am Blagreaves Library. 12.15pm Sinfin Library 2.30pm Mackworth Library

Suitable for 2-6 year olds and their families. This event is FREE!

Come along and enjoy local theatre in your local library. Each performance last approx 45 mins.

More info: facebook.com/quiteremarkableproductions


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Heroes and Villains at Bolsover Castle

11am - 5pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members FREE. Non-members £10.80 adults, £9.70 concessions, children £6.50 & family ticket £28.10

Deadly enemies and bitter battles, choose your character and watch the drama unfold this summer.

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

Kidz Kingdom Children's Fun Fair at Alvaston Park

Daily session times: 12noon - 3pm | 3 - 6pm

Alvaston Park, Meadow Lane, Derby DE24 8QQ

Suitable for all. Unlimited ride wristbands cost £5.99

Children's fun fair plus meet and greet Paw Patrol tribute characters.

More info: facebook.com/kidzkingdommobilefunpark


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Family Friday: Time Machine at Derby Museum - 873 AD Vikings

10am - 11.30am

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

This summer, the Activity Room transforms in to a real life Time Machine! With six time periods to explore, join us each week as we travel through time and space. Complete the challenges, create your own artwork and journey with us as we encounter the unexpected…

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


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Kids Fun Beach at Derby Market Place

On until 20th August 11am - 8pm daily

The Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE! Ride tokens: £1.20 each or 10 for £10

Seaside fun for all the family! Family beach, buckets and spades, toilets, licensed bar, food, ice cream and kids rides.

More info: facebook.com/eventivefuntime


Fun Fair in the Park at Markeaton Park

Open daily 11am - 8pm

Markeaton Park, Derby DE22 4AA

Suitable for all. Ride prices vary see onsite for details

Fun for all the family.

More info: www.facebook.com/giantwheeluk


LearningLAB at Derby QUAD

Every Friday in August 2pm - 6pm (drop in)

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

Your chance to try things for the first time or explore new possibilities. We will provide the materials each session for you to experiment with. No theme, no outcomes, just creation.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


Family Pottery Workshop at Sharpe's Pottery Museum

10.30am - 12pm or 1pm - 2.30pm

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Suitable for ages 5+. Cost: £2.50 per person (includes all materials)

Jayne from Sheepshead Designs will guide us through this mini-series of pottery workshops and will explore a different pottery technique each week.

More info: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Booking essential call 01283 222600 to secure your place!


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


SEASIDE FAMILY FAVOURITES WEEK at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

We’ll bringing the seaside to you with themed crafts and hunts on throughout the week, fish and chips and add more fun with donkey rides available for £2 (subject to availability, under 7s only).

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Ninja Warrior Style Circuit Session at Springwood Leisure Centre

5-11 years: 1.30pm-2.30pm

11-16 years: 3pm-4pm

Springwood Leisure Centre, Springwood Drive, Oakwood Derby DE21 2RQ

The cost is £5 per person. Come and try out this child-friendly circuit at Springwood Leisure Centre. A great way to have fun and keep fit.

More info: www.inderby.org.uk To book call 01332 664433


Archery Drop In Session at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2pm - 4pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Suitable for families. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

Purchase a token from The Shop and make your way to the archery pavilion.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk


Summer Nights: La La Land (12a)

Doors open 7pm Start time approximately 8.45pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all (as per film certification) Standard tickets cost £13 for adults or £9 for under 12s, tickets for children aged under five years are free.

Summer Nights is a festival of outdoor film screenings in beautiful heritage locations throughout the summer.

More info: summernightsfilm.co.uk


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Denby Pottery Beach: Magic Show with Carlos The Clown

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Friday's beach activity: Magic Show with Carlos the Clown 11am - 3pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Derbyshire Falcons v Worcestershire Rapids

7pm start

The 3aaa County Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby, DE21 6DA

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary - use link below for more details

Watch the Falcons in T20 action live at The 3aaa County Ground.

More info: www.derbyshireccc.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Open Day at Sinfin Moor Allotment

10am - 2pm

Sinfin Moor Allotment, (behind Sinfin Moor Social Club) Arleston Lane, Sinfin Derby DE24 3DH

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Fresh fruit and veg for sale, Raffle, Tombola, BBQ and refreshments, welly wanging, jams and preserves, buns and cakes!  With plenty of fun for the kids too! Face painting, treasure hunt, hook a duck and many many more!

More info: facebook.com/events


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Big Fun Run Derby

Start time: 11am

Markeaton Park, Markeaton Lane, Markeaton, Derby DE22 4NH

All ages welcome Price: £12.99 adults | £10.99 children

Big Fun Run is a of 5k untimed run. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for fun…just run! There’s no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. It’s all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

More info: www.bigfunrun.com/derby


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.

For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140


Kidz Kingdom Children's Fun Fair at Alvaston Park

Daily session times: 12noon - 3pm | 3 - 6pm

Alvaston Park, Meadow Lane, Derby DE24 8QQ

Suitable for all. Unlimited ride wristbands cost £5.99

Children's fun fair plus meet and greet Paw Patrol tribute characters.

More info: facebook.com/kidzkingdommobilefunpark


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Kids Fun Beach at Derby Market Place

On until 20th August 11am - 8pm daily

The Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE! Ride tokens: £1.20 each or 10 for £10

Seaside fun for all the family! Family beach, buckets and spades, toilets, licensed bar, food, ice cream and kids rides.

More info: facebook.com/eventivefuntime


South Derbyshire Summer Orienteering at Rosliston Forestry Centre

1pm -3pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Suitable for all. Adults £4 | kids £2

Get fit and learn to navigate! Three orienteering courses, between 1.5 and 5km. Just 50p to try another course. Electronic timing, help available with map reading, no need to book!

More info: www.facebook.com/events


Fun Fair in the Park at Markeaton Park

Open daily 11am - 8pm

Markeaton Park, Derby DE22 4AA

Suitable for all. Ride prices vary see onsite for details

Fun for all the family.

More info: www.facebook.com/giantwheeluk


VR Playground at Derby QUAD

11am - 4pm (drop in)

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for all ages (under 13s must be accompanied) This event is FREE!

Want to try VR? Know what it’s about and looking for something new? Join us and industry professionals for a day of VR games, experiences and more. 

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


SEASIDE FAMILY FAVOURITES WEEK at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

We’ll bringing the seaside to you with themed crafts and hunts on throughout the week, fish and chips and add more fun with donkey rides available for £2 (subject to availability, under 7s only).

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Summer Nights: Top Gun (12a)

Doors open 7pm Start time approximately 8.45pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all (as per film certification) Standard tickets cost £13 for adults or £9 for under 12s, tickets for children aged under five years are free.

Summer Nights is a festival of outdoor film screenings in beautiful heritage locations throughout the summer.

More info: summernightsfilm.co.uk


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


CQ Saturdays: Knickerbocker Glorious

11am - 3pm

Waterfall, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3FJ

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

A sweet layered stack of free live performance with an abundance of acoustic music, a generous measure of performing arts topped off with a liberal sprinkling of family comedy. (Takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month.)

More information: www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk/CQGlorious


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Family Fun Weekend: Pirate Festival at Cromford Mills

10am - 5pm

Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
Suitable for all. Entry is FREE (small charge for some activities)

Ahoy there! Step aboard and set sail for a weekend of pirate adventure. Meet the pirates and enjoy a day of swashbuckling adventure on the high seas!

More info: cromfordmills.org.uk/events


Figment Derby 2017

11am – 5pm

Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

FIGMENT Derby is full of artistic playfulness and creative energy; an opportunity to explore new ways to create, share and experience art. FIGMENT Derby is volunteer-led and will be the only FIGMENT to be held in Europe.

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


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

11:30am - 3:30pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members £2 adults & concessions, children £1. Non-members £13.80 adults, £12.70 concessions & children £8.50

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. Displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


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Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Allestree Park Dog Show

10am - 4pm

Allestree Park, Duffield Road, Derby DE22 2EU

Suitable for all. Admission is free, but dog classes are to be paid for individually - see onsite for prices.

Fun family community event to raise money for great rescue centres. Free advice and information from a veterinary professional. Entertainment, stalls and food. Agility, gun dog, rally and canine displays.

More info: www.facebook.com/events


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

Kidz Kingdom Children's Fun Fair at Alvaston Park

Daily session times: 12noon - 3pm | 3 - 6pm

Alvaston Park, Meadow Lane, Derby DE24 8QQ

Suitable for all. Unlimited ride wristbands cost £5.99

Children's fun fair plus meet and greet Paw Patrol tribute characters.

More info: facebook.com/kidzkingdommobilefunpark


Yoga & Natural Lip Balm Making Workshop (8-16 years) at Little Eaton

10am - 12pm

Little Eaton Village Hall, DE21 5EA

Suitable for ages 8-16 years. The cost is £15 per person or £25 for two siblings

Price includes all materials and snacks. A fun yoga workshop with partner yoga poses, making natural lip balms and some chill out time in relaxation.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: call Lynda Butler-Staples on 07763 778339 

More info: www.facebook.com/teenyogis


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Kids Fun Beach at Derby Market Place - Last day

Today is the final day. 11am - 8pm daily

The Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE! Ride tokens: £1.20 each or 10 for £10

Seaside fun for all the family! Family beach, buckets and spades, toilets, licensed bar, food, ice cream and kids rides.

More info: facebook.com/eventivefuntime


Fun Fair in the Park at Markeaton Park

Open daily 11am - 8pm

Markeaton Park, Derby DE22 4AA

Suitable for all. Ride prices vary see onsite for details

Fun for all the family.

More info: www.facebook.com/giantwheeluk


SEASIDE FAMILY FAVOURITES WEEK at Matlock Farm Park: Punch and Judy

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

We’ll bringing the seaside to you with themed crafts and hunts on throughout the week, fish and chips and add more fun with donkey rides available for £2 (subject to availability, under 7s only). Also today Punch and Judy shows!

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


Victoria Park Celebration in Ilkeston

12pm - 7pm

Victoria Park, Manners Road, Ilkeston, Derby DE7 8EF

Suitable for all. Admission is FREE!

A Victorian and modern day celebration of the newly restored features in our fabulous park. With; adult swing boats, a historical parade, bands, bowls tasters sessions, climbing wall, bouncy castle, stalls and food! Wear Victorian fancy dress if you fancy!

More info: www.facebook.com/events


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Family Fun Weekend: Pirate Festival at Cromford Mills

10am - 5pm

Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
Suitable for all. Entry is FREE (small charge for some activities)

Ahoy there! Step aboard and set sail for a weekend of pirate adventure. Meet the pirates and enjoy a day of swashbuckling adventure on the high seas!

More info: cromfordmills.org.uk/events


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

11:30am - 3:30pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members £2 adults & concessions, children £1. Non-members £13.80 adults, £12.70 concessions & children £8.50

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. Displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Castle Attack at Bolsover Castle

11am - 5pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members FREE. Non-members £10.80 adults, £9.70 concessions, children £6.50 & family ticket £28.10

Join in with our miniature medieval castle siege.... take cover!

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


SEASIDE FAMILY FAVOURITES WEEK at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

We’ll bringing the seaside to you with themed crafts and hunts on throughout the week, fish and chips and add more fun with donkey rides available for £2 (subject to availability, under 7s only).

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Tractor Ted Day Betty’s Farm

11am – 3pm 

Betty's Farm, The Castle Way, Willington, DE65 6BW 

Suitable for families. Entry is FREE! 

Tractor Ted is coming back to Betty’s! There will be bouncy castles, pony rides, book stalls, egg collecting, tasters, BBQ, ice cream, competitions and games for all the family.

More info www.bettysfarmshop.co.uk or call: 01283 703 582


Archery Drop In Session at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2pm - 4pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Suitable for families. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

Purchase a token from The Shop and make your way to the archery pavilion.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Castle Attack at Bolsover Castle

11am - 5pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members FREE. Non-members £10.80 adults, £9.70 concessions, children £6.50 & family ticket £28.10

Join in with our miniature medieval castle siege.... take cover!

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Family Forest Fun (5-8 years) at Kedleston Hall

10.30am - 12.30pm Booking is essential.

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Suitable for children aged 5-8 and their grown ups. Normal admission fees apply. Event costs £1 for adults £3 for children.

Join our summer holidays outdoors club for families in the woodland at Kedleston, and enjoy different outdoor activities each week.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events or call 01332 842191 to book.


Family Forest Fun (9-12 years) at Kedleston Hall

1pm - 2.30pm Booking is essential.

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Suitable for children aged 9-12 and their grown ups. Normal admission fees apply. Event costs £1 for adults £3 for children.

Join our summer holidays outdoors club for families in the woodland at Kedleston, and enjoy different outdoor activities each week.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events or call 01332 842191 to book.


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Thomas the Tank Engine at Jumping Clay

10:45am

Jumping Clay, Unit D, Markeaton Craft Village, Derby, DE22 3BG

Suitable for children. See website for pricing

Join Jumping Clay Derby for Thomas the Tank Engine theme

More info: www.jumpingclayderby.co.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Pool Party at Queens Leisure Centre

1pm - 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Queen's Leisure Centre, Cathedral Road Derby DE1 3PA

Suitable for families. The cost is £4.10 per person

Come and have fun as a family or with friends at our pool party in the Gala pool at Queen's Leisure Centre. There will be music, floats and inflatables. Booking not needed, but the session does get busy so we advise to arrive early. Sessions do have limited numbers.

More info: www.inderby.org.uk/active


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Georgian Jollies at Pickford's House: Mrs Pickford

10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm

Pickford's House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

This summer, we are being inspired by the people who have lived and worked in this beautiful home in times gone by. Hear their stories, and take part in some extra special activities inspired by their time in the home.

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


MinecraftLAB – Robot Land

Tuesdays 8th, 15th and 22nd August 10:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pm

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for 8 - 16 year olds. Cost: £10 - book 3 sessions for the price of 2!

Take part and collaborate with others in building a world designed for Robot inhabitants. Each session will be an opportunity for young people to add to an expanding world of automation and technology.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk booking recommended.


Kids Yoga Club at Saltergate Studios

10am - 11.15am for 2-5yrs and 11.45am - 1pm for 6-10yrs

Saltergate Studios, 81a Saltergate, Chesterfield S40 1JS

The cost is £8

Yoga fun, songs, games, mindfulness, music, sharing circle. Every Tuesday during the holidays plus alternate Saturdays. Drinks included.

More info: facebook.com/saltergatestudios or call Emily 07960 848841


Hey Clay at Sharpe's Pottery Museum

10.30am - 1pm (drop in)

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Suitable for families. This activity is FREE! (donations welcome)

Get creative with the Adult Education team whilst crafting with clay. Free fun guaranteed for all! Materials will be provided and all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

More info: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


Go Spike Volleyball

6pm - 9pm

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

Suitable for 11-16 year olds. The cost is £3

Jump to the roof, wipe and kong block, join the Darkstar Volley team for a fantastic coaching session.

More info: More info: www.derbyarena.co.uk or call 01332 640011


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Streetdance at Derby Arena

2pm - 3pm

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

Suitable for 7-16 year olds. Cost £3

It will be a modern twist on old school funk to your favourite current songs.

More info: www.derbyarena.co.uk or call to book on 01332 640011


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


SEASIDE FAMILY FAVOURITES WEEK at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

We’ll bringing the seaside to you with themed crafts and hunts on throughout the week, fish and chips and add more fun with donkey rides available for £2 (subject to availability, under 7s only).

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Free Summer Family Fun at intu Derby: Beach Bag Making

intu Derby, West Mall, Derby DE1 2PL

Suitable for families. This event is FREE! (Parking charges apply)

Play in the summer sand beach with buckets and spades while grown-ups can sit back in deck chairs!

Today's free craft activity: beach bag making between 11am - 4pm.

More info: intu.co.uk/derby/event-archive/summer-fun


Wildlife Watch Drop in Session at Rosliston

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Activities suitable for ages 4-12 years. Cost: £2.50 per child

Pond Dipping – Start anytime between 2-3.30pm. Join us by the pond/late (follow signs). Find out what creatures live there! We provide all of the equipment, but please be prepared to share within family groups. Session ends 4pm.

www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk or call 01283 563483


Denby Pottery Beach: Punch and Judy

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Today's beach activity: Punch and Judy 11-3pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


A Quite Remarkable Library Tour: Allestree, Mickleover and Derwent

10.15am Allestree Library. 12.30pm Mickleover Library. 3pm Derwent Library

Suitable for 2-6 year olds and their families. This event is FREE!

Come along and enjoy local theatre in your local library. Each performance last approx 45 mins.

More info: facebook.com/quiteremarkableproductions


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Castle Attack at Bolsover Castle

11am - 5pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members FREE. Non-members £10.80 adults, £9.70 concessions, children £6.50 & family ticket £28.10

Join in with our miniature medieval castle siege.... take cover!

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Family Volunteering at Kedleston Hall

10.30am - 12pm drop in session

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Suitable for families. Event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Muck together, get your hands dirty and help our Outdoors Team keep Kedleston's park and gardens looking their beautiful best.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events or call 01332 842191


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

The Art Hub at Derby Museums: Movement

10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us each week at the Art Hub as we explore different creative techniques and processes. From paint to sculpture, there is always something new to try in this artist-led session.

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


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


SEASIDE FAMILY FAVOURITES WEEK at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

We’ll bringing the seaside to you with themed crafts and hunts on throughout the week, fish and chips and add more fun with donkey rides available for £2 (subject to availability, under 7s only).

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Kraftiz Shop Drop-in Session at Rosliston Forestry Centre

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Adults and children welcome. £2.50 per person. 

Join Julie in the Kraftiz Shop for a craft activity. For further information contact Julie on 01283 480272 / 07971 268943.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Laser Combat in the Woods at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

£2.50 per person. No pre booking required.

Go wild in the Woods! Purchase a token from The Shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk or call 01283 563483


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


A Quite Remarkable Library Tour: Springwood and Chaddesden

11am Springwood Library. 3pm The Phillip Whitehead Memorial Library, Chaddesden Park.

Suitable for 2-6 year olds and their families. This event is FREE!

Come along and enjoy local theatre in your local library. Each performance last approx 45 mins.

More info: facebook.com/quiteremarkableproductions


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


The Plague Doctor at Allenton Library

7.30pm

Allenton Library, Poole Street, Derby DE24 9DE

Suitable for all. Tickets cost £5

David Bell is not a doctor, nor historian, but he does spin a terrific yarn. Living in the beautiful village of Eyam he knows a thing or two about the plague. 

More info: inderby.org.uk


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Castle Attack at Bolsover Castle

11am - 5pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members FREE. Non-members £10.80 adults, £9.70 concessions, children £6.50 & family ticket £28.10

Join in with our miniature medieval castle siege.... take cover!

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Greek and Roman Family Crafts

11am - 3pm drop in sessions

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Suitable for families. Normal admission fees apply. Event costs: £2.50 per child.

Join us every Thursday during the school holidays for crafts themed Greek and Romans, as we celebrate the classics this summer.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events or call 01332 842191


Thomas the Tank Engine at Jumping Clay

10:45am

Jumping Clay, Unit D, Markeaton Craft Village, Derby, DE22 3BG

Suitable for children. See website for pricing

Join Jumping Clay Derby for Thomas the Tank Engine theme

More info: www.jumpingclayderby.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.

For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140


Pool Party at Queens Leisure Centre

1pm - 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Queen's Leisure Centre, Cathedral Road Derby DE1 3PA

Suitable for families. The cost is £4.10 per person

Come and have fun as a family or with friends at our pool party in the Gala pool at Queen's Leisure Centre. There will be music, floats and inflatables. Booking not needed, but the session does get busy so we advise to arrive early. Sessions do have limited numbers.

More info: www.inderby.org.uk/active


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Pickford's Plot: Bird Feeders

10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm

Pickford's House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Pickford’s Plot first burst in to our programme in the spring, and we are delighted to be bringing it in to the summer season. Taking place in the garden (weather permitting!) pick up a trowel and get involved!

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


SummersQUAD

Every Thursday in August at 10.30am - 1.00pm & 1.30pm - 4.00pm (drop in)

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for all ages This activity is FREE!

We're exploring all things Robotic in these creative sessions for all the family. Join QUAD artist Helen Jackson in creating, making and bringing machines to life.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


Mark Makers at Derby Museum

10am - 11.30am

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Mark Makers is brand new to Derby Museums as we celebrate a summer of drawing! Each week, this artist led session will explore a variety of tools, media and papers and new ways you can make your mark at Derby Museums.

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


Forest School Fun Thursdays at Cromford Wharf

2 sessions: 10am-12 noon, 1pm- 3pm

Mill Road, Cromford, Derbyshire DE4 3RP

Suitable for families. This event is FREE! Parking charges apply.

Children’s activities including bushcraft, ecotherapy, den building etc., Materials provided.

More info: www.visitpeakdistrict.com BOOKING ESSENTIAL call 07764 511 463.


Go Spike Volleyball

6pm - 9pm

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

Suitable for 11-16 year olds. The cost is £3

Jump to the roof, wipe and kong block, join the Darkstar Volley team for a fantastic coaching session.

More info: More info: www.derbyarena.co.uk or call 01332 640011


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


SEASIDE FAMILY FAVOURITES WEEK at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

We’ll bringing the seaside to you with themed crafts and hunts on throughout the week, fish and chips and add more fun with donkey rides available for £2 (subject to availability, under 7s only).

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Free Summer Family Fun at intu Derby: Biscuit Decorating

intu Derby, West Mall, Derby DE1 2PL

Suitable for families. This event is FREE! (Parking charges apply)

Play in the summer sand beach with buckets and spades while grown-ups can sit back in deck chairs!

Today's free craft activity: biscuit decorating between 11am - 4pm.

More info: intu.co.uk/derby/event-archive/summer-fun


Denby Pottery Beach: Bugs 'n' Bones

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Today's beach activity: Bugs 'n' Bones 11am - 3pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Laser Combat in the Woods at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

£2.50 per person. No pre booking required.

Go wild in the Woods! Purchase a token from The Shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk or call 01283 563483


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


The Lost World

4:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Tickets £10 (2 years and under free).

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s thumping adventure inspired the likes of King Kong, Godzilla, Indiana Jones and a host of others – intrepid explorers travel to an unchartered plateau and find flora and fauna beyond their wildest dreams. But how will they make anyone believe the wonders they have actually seen exist? Unless, of course, they bring something back…Illyria promises prehistoric thrills, monster laughs and life size dinosaurs in the must-see show of the summer.  

Tel 01283 222848 Tourist Information / 01283 563483 Rosliston Forestry Centre

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Castle Attack at Bolsover Castle

11am - 5pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members FREE. Non-members £10.80 adults, £9.70 concessions, children £6.50 & family ticket £28.10

Join in with our miniature medieval castle siege.... take cover!

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

DISCO FEVER AT SPRINGWOOD Leisure Centre

3pm - 4pm

Springwood Leisure Centre, Springwood Drive, Oakwood Derby DE21 2RQ

Suitable for under 12's. The cost is £3 per person

Come and join in the beat and dance to your favourite songs at Springwood Leisure Centre Disco. Fancy dress is optional.

More info: www.inderby.org.uk or call 01332 664433 to book


Family Friday: Time Machine at Derby Museum - 80 AD Romans

10am - 11.30am

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

This summer, the Activity Room transforms in to a real life Time Machine! With six time periods to explore, join us each week as we travel through time and space. Complete the challenges, create your own artwork and journey with us as we encounter the unexpected…

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


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


See the Gruffalo at intu Derby

11am - 3.30pm The Gruffalo will appear at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.

intu Derby, near Wagamama on Level 2, DE1 2PL

Suitable for Gruffalo fans! The event is completely FREE but you will need to collect your wristband at 9am from our Customer Service Desk on Friday 25 August. These will be given out on a first come first served basis for all of the performances that day.

Who says there's no such thing as a Gruffalo? Our favourite storybook character The Gruffalo will be with us for little kids and big kids alike to snap a photo with.

More info: intu.co.uk/derby


LearningLAB at Derby QUAD

Every Friday in August 2pm - 6pm (drop in)

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

Your chance to try things for the first time or explore new possibilities. We will provide the materials each session for you to experiment with. No theme, no outcomes, just creation.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


Family Pottery Workshop at Sharpe's Pottery Museum

10.30am - 12pm or 1pm - 2.30pm

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Suitable for ages 5+. Cost: £2.50 per person (includes all materials)

Jayne from Sheepshead Designs will guide us through this mini-series of pottery workshops and will explore a different pottery technique each week.

More info: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Booking essential call 01283 222600 to secure your place!


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


SEASIDE FAMILY FAVOURITES WEEK at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

We’ll bringing the seaside to you with themed crafts and hunts on throughout the week, fish and chips and add more fun with donkey rides available for £2 (subject to availability, under 7s only).

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Archery Drop In Session at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2pm - 4pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Suitable for families. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

Purchase a token from The Shop and make your way to the archery pavilion.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk


Denby Pottery Beach: Magic Show with Carlos The Clown

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Friday's beach activity: Magic Show with Carlos the Clown 11am - 3pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary (12) Open Air Cinema at Derby Rugby Club

Doors open 6:30pm. Estimated start time is 8:40pm, or approx 30 minutes after sunset.

Derby Rugby Club, Haslam’s Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1EB

Suitable for 12 years + Tickets cost £18 (or £16 early bird offer valid until1st July) Free onsite parking.

This 30th anniversary celebration outdoor screening will be followed by spectacular fireworks.

More info: call 01332 290606 or visit: http://bit.ly/thirtydancing


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

Family Charity Fun Day at Storefirst

10am - 4.30pm

Storefirst Derby, Riverside Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HY

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Enjoy a bouncy castle, fire engine, games, crafts, dance acts, hot food, dog show, ice cream, charity raffle and more! Supporting CLIC Sargent and Funds For Fun.

More info: facebook.com/events


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


​Lions In The Park at Hall Ley Park

10am - 4pm

Hall Ley Park, Matlock

Suitable for all ages. Entry is FREE!

The Lions clubs of Derbyshire are celebrating 100 years of Lions Clubs International with a fun day for all the family. With stalls, dog show and Bonniest Baby Show, live music will be performed in the bandstand and more.


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


CQ Saturdays Street Theatre

11am – 3pm

Walkaround entertainment in the Cathedral Quarter

Suitable for all ages. This event is FREE!

Be entertained by the performances of our Edwardian Street Theatre as they wander around the historic streets of the Cathedral Quarter. Every 4th Saturday of each month between May - September.

More information: www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk/CQSaturdays-StreetTheatre


Denby Pottery Beach August Bank Holiday Weekend

11am - 3pm

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Plus Bugs 'n' bones, donkey rides, (costs apply) and Punch and Judy.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


FAMILY FUN WEEKEND: TOYS AND GAMES at Cromford Mills

10am - 5pm

Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
Suitable for all. Entry is FREE (small charge for some activities)

Join us at the Toy Factory and enjoy a weekend filled with fun and games!

More info: cromfordmills.org.uk/events


The Goonies - Open Air Cinema at Derby Rugby Club

Doors open 6:30pm. Estimated start time is 8:40pm, or approx 30 minutes after sunset.

Derby Rugby Club, Haslam’s Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1EB

Suitable for all. Adults early bird £11 (available until 1 July 2017). Adults full price £13. Under 12s: Early bird £7 (available until 1 July 2017). Full price £9. Under 5s go free.

In classic '80s movieThe Goonies, a gang of misfit kids stumble upon a treasure map and head off on an adventure in one of the greatest family movies of all time! Enjoy the film with family and friends under the star.

More info: call 01332 290606 or visit: www.derbyquad.co.uk/live-event


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Grand Medieval Joust at Bolsover Castle

10:30am - 5pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members adults £3.50, concessions £3.10, children £2.10 & family ticket £9.10. Non-members £14.30 adults, £12.80 concessions, children £8.60 & family ticket £37.20

Feel the heat of the contest as magnificent knights on horseback clash at the greatest event of medieval England.

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Peak District Highland Games 2017

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales, Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for. Event is free with normal admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 children | FREE for under 2's.

Amazing highland games and also The Great Lorenzo children's entertainer. Plus loads more!

More information: www.facebook.com/events


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Out of the Box: Summer Craft Market at Elvaston Castle

10am - 4pm

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Courtyard, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

With live music from 11am, family fun and entertainment, bespoke gifts, homemade products and refreshments available.

More info: www.facebook.com/events


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Denby Pottery Beach August Bank Holiday Weekend

11am - 3pm

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Plus Bugs 'n' bones, donkey rides, (costs apply) and Punch and Judy.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


FAMILY FUN WEEKEND: TOYS AND GAMES at Cromford Mills

10am - 5pm

Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
Suitable for all. Entry is FREE (small charge for some activities)

Join us at the Toy Factory and enjoy a weekend filled with fun and games!

More info: cromfordmills.org.uk/events


Children's Treasure Hunt

From 9am

Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST

Suitable for families. Maps cost £10

There are £300 of Toys R Us vouchers hidden around the lake!

More information: www.peaksgo.com


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Grand Medieval Joust at Bolsover Castle

10:30am - 5pm

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Suitable for all ages. Members adults £3.50, concessions £3.10, children £2.10 & family ticket £9.10. Non-members £14.30 adults, £12.80 concessions, children £8.60 & family ticket £37.20

Feel the heat of the contest as magnificent knights on horseback clash at the greatest event of medieval England.

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.

For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Family Track Cycling Sessions at Derby Arena

9.30am - 10.30am

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

Age range: 9 years and over, please wear trainers.

Costs: 1 adult, 1 child £20. 1 adult, 2 children £31. 2 adults, 2 children £42. 2 adults,1 child £36.50. 2 adults, 3 children £46.20

Come with your family and try a track cycling session at Derby Arena. No experience or equipment required.

More info: www.derbyarena.co.uk or call to book on 01332 640011


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


Pirates Week at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

Why is a pirate called a pirate? Because they arrrr!! Join us for Pirate-themed crafts and hunts throughout the week.

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Archery Drop In Session at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2pm - 4pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Suitable for families. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

Purchase a token from The Shop and make your way to the archery pavilion.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Denby Pottery Beach August Bank Holiday Weekend

11am - 3pm

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Plus Bugs 'n' bones, donkey rides, (costs apply) Punch and Judy and falconry demonstrations.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Family Forest Fun (5-8 years) at Kedleston Hall

10.30am - 12.30pm Booking is essential.

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Suitable for children aged 5-8 and their grown ups. Normal admission fees apply. Event costs £1 for adults £3 for children.

Join our summer holidays outdoors club for families in the woodland at Kedleston, and enjoy different outdoor activities each week.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events or call 01332 842191 to book.


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Family Forest Fun (9-12 years) at Kedleston Hall

1pm - 2.30pm Booking is essential.

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Suitable for children aged 9-12 and their grown ups. Normal admission fees apply. Event costs £1 for adults £3 for children.

Join our summer holidays outdoors club for families in the woodland at Kedleston, and enjoy different outdoor activities each week.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events or call 01332 842191 to book.


Charlie and Lola at Jumping Clay

10:45am

Jumping Clay, Unit D, Markeaton Craft Village, Derby, DE22 3BG

Suitable for children. See website for pricing

Join Jumping Clay Derby for Charlie and Lola week

More info: www.jumpingclayderby.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.

For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140


Pool Party at Queens Leisure Centre

1pm - 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Queen's Leisure Centre, Cathedral Road Derby DE1 3PA

Suitable for families. The cost is £4.10 per person

Come and have fun as a family or with friends at our pool party in the Gala pool at Queen's Leisure Centre. There will be music, floats and inflatables. Booking not needed, but the session does get busy so we advise to arrive early. Sessions do have limited numbers.

More info: www.inderby.org.uk/active


Georgian Jollies at Pickford's House: Abraham the Gardener

10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm

Pickford's House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

This summer, we are being inspired by the people who have lived and worked in this beautiful home in times gone by. Hear their stories, and take part in some extra special activities inspired by their time in the home.

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


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Kids Yoga Club at Saltergate Studios

10am - 11.15am for 2-5yrs and 11.45am - 1pm for 6-10yrs

Saltergate Studios, 81a Saltergate, Chesterfield S40 1JS

The cost is £8

Yoga fun, songs, games, mindfulness, music, sharing circle. Every Tuesday during the holidays plus alternate Saturdays. Drinks included.

More info: facebook.com/saltergatestudios or call Emily 07960 848841


Fab Fabric and Wonderful Wool at Sharpe's Pottery Museu

10.30am - 1pm (drop in)

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Suitable for families. This activity is FREE!

Free fun for all the family - make your own sock monsters, mobile covers, woolly creatures and puppets to take home with you. 

More info: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk


Go Spike Volleyball

6pm - 9pm

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

Suitable for 11-16 year olds. The cost is £3

Jump to the roof, wipe and kong block, join the Darkstar Volley team for a fantastic coaching session.

More info: More info: www.derbyarena.co.uk or call 01332 640011


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


Free Summer Family Fun at intu Derby: Bat and Ball Decorating

intu Derby, West Mall, Derby DE1 2PL

Suitable for families. This event is FREE! (Parking charges apply)

Play in the summer sand beach with buckets and spades while grown-ups can sit back in deck chairs!

Today's free craft activity: bat and ball decorating between 11am - 4pm.

More info: intu.co.uk/derby/event-archive/summer-fun


Pirates Week at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

Join us for Pirate-themed crafts and hunts throughout the week.

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Wildlife Watch Drop in Session at Rosliston

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Activities suitable for ages 4-12 years. £2.50 per group

Scavenger Hunt – Observations and evidence! Come to the classroom anytime between 2-3pm to collect your clues. Explore the site and record your finds, then return to the classroom (by 3.30pm) for help with identification. 

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk or call 01283 563483 


Denby Pottery Beach: Punch and Judy

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Today's beach activity: Punch and Judy 11-3pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Family Volunteering at Kedleston Hall

10.30am - 12pm drop in session

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Suitable for families. Event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Muck together, get your hands dirty and help our Outdoors Team keep Kedleston's park and gardens looking their beautiful best.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events or call 01332 842191


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

The Art Hub at Derby Museums: Chalks & Pastels

10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us each week at the Art Hub as we explore different creative techniques and processes. From paint to sculpture, there is always something new to try in this artist-led session.

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


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


Pirates Week at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

Join us for Pirate-themed crafts and hunts throughout the week.

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Kraftiz Shop Drop-in Session at Rosliston Forestry Centre

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Adults and children welcome. £2.50 per person.

Join Julie in the Kraftiz Shop for a craft activity. For further information contact Julie on 01283 480272 / 07971 268943.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk


Laser Combat in the Woods at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

£2.50 per person. No pre booking required.

Go wild in the Woods! Purchase a token from The Shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk or call 01283 563483


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Family Bushcraft Evening at Rosliston Forestry Centre

5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Suitable for ages 7+ (children must be accompanied by a paying adult) Cost: £10 per adult, £7.50 per child.

Come and learn how to survive in the wild! Booking essential 01283 563483.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

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


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Greek and Roman Family Crafts

11am - 3pm drop in sessions

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Suitable for families. Normal admission fees apply. Event costs: £2.50 per child.

Join us every Thursday during the school holidays for crafts themed Greek and Romans, as we celebrate the classics this summer.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events or call 01332 842191


Charlie and Lola at Jumping Clay

10:45am

Jumping Clay, Unit D, Markeaton Craft Village, Derby, DE22 3BG

Suitable for children. See website for pricing

Join Jumping Clay Derby for Charlie and Lola week

More info: www.jumpingclayderby.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

Pool Party at Queens Leisure Centre

1pm - 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Queen's Leisure Centre, Cathedral Road Derby DE1 3PA

Suitable for families. The cost is £4.10 per person

Come and have fun as a family or with friends at our pool party in the Gala pool at Queen's Leisure Centre. There will be music, floats and inflatables. Booking not needed, but the session does get busy so we advise to arrive early. Sessions do have limited numbers.

More info: www.inderby.org.uk/active


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Pickford's Plot: Massive Mosaics

10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm

Pickford's House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Pickford’s Plot first burst in to our programme in the spring, and we are delighted to be bringing it in to the summer season. Taking place in the garden (weather permitting!) pick up a trowel and get involved!

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


SummersQUAD

Every Thursday in August at 10.30am - 1.00pm & 1.30pm - 4.00pm (drop in)

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for all ages This activity is FREE!

We're exploring all things Robotic in these creative sessions for all the family. Join QUAD artist Helen Jackson in creating, making and bringing machines to life.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


Go Spike Volleyball

6pm - 9pm

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

Suitable for 11-16 year olds. The cost is £3

Jump to the roof, wipe and kong block, join the Darkstar Volley team for a fantastic coaching session.

More info: More info: www.derbyarena.co.uk or call 01332 640011


Cheerleading at Derby Arena

2pm - 3pm

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

Suitable for 7-16 year olds. Cost £3

Give me a D,E,R,B,Y and try cheerleading! All abilities welcome. Learn low-level stunt technique, small jump and dance sequences. It's recommended to attend all three sessions as skills will be built throughout, however it's not compulsory. 

More info: www.derbyarena.co.uk or call to book on 01332 640011


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Summer at Chatsworth

10.30am - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary, use link below for more info.

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, tours, trails, talks, farmyard fun or simply enjoy the glorious gardens.

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events/summer


Free Summer Family Fun at intu Derby: Jellyfish Making

intu Derby, West Mall, Derby DE1 2PL

Suitable for families. This event is FREE! (Parking charges apply)

Play in the summer sand beach with buckets and spades while grown-ups can sit back in deck chairs!

Today's free craft activity: jellyfish making between 11am - 4pm.

More info: intu.co.uk/derby/event-archive/summer-fun


Summer at Calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Pirates Week at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

Join us for Pirate-themed crafts and hunts throughout the week.

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Denby Pottery Beach: Bugs 'n' Bones

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Today's beach activity: Bugs 'n' Bones 11am - 3pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Laser Combat in the Woods at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

£2.50 per person. No pre booking required.

Go wild in the Woods! Purchase a token from The Shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk or call 01283 563483


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


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