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model tram and railway exhibition at crich tramway village

10am - 5.30pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

Come along and see the amazing Model Tram and Train Exhibition

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk



summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


Weekend Clubs and Classes

Check out the activities in our Weekend Club section! As always, we strongly recommend checking with the provider before your visit especially as it’s the summer holidays. 

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



pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5.30pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


Funfair at Markeaton Park

Markeaton Park, Derby DE22 4NH

Suitable for all. Free entry, see on site for prices

A family fun fair, with something for all ages.

More info: www.derbylive.co.uk


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

Shows at 11.30am / 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission costs apply and this event is an additional £2 per person

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

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


Derby Beach - Market Place

11am - 7pm (Open daily weather permitting)

Derby Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for all. FREE ENTRY!

The Beach will have an array of children's and family attractions, a sandy beach, deck chairs, traditional seaside rock, candy floss, ice cream, walk on water balls and all the fun of the seaside right in the heart of Derby.

More info: www.derbylive.co.uk


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.



Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


summer of sport at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply

Come and enjoy a range of modern and traditional sports in the North Orchard at Hardwick

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


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Derby DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. FREE ENTRY!

Erewash Beach is open with sandy play area, deck chairs and ice cream!  


Breaston Manor Fun Day & Reptile Experience

12-4pm

Breaston Manor Day Nursery, 90 Wilsthorpe Road, Derby, DE72 3EB

Suitable for all. See reptile experience prices below.

Gary's Reptile Experience will be joining them on this family fun filled day where you can come & enjoy a Reptile Experience with some of our animals. The prices are between £2.50 to £3.50 per experience. They will have lots for the whole family to enjoy including cake stalls, craft stalls, messy play activities, hook a duck and lots more. We will also be having a bbq, a bouncy castle and face painting with special guest appearances for the children! 

More info here


Barlow Carnival

The highlight of the Carnival celebrations the parades sets off from Springfield Road at 2pm, progressing through the village and finishing at the recreation ground.

Village Hall and Recreation Ground, Millcross Lane, Barlow, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7TA

Suitable for all. £1 per person

One of the biggest and most loved carnivals in Derbyshire, we strive to ensure there is plenty to do for all the family!

More info: www.barlowcarnival.co.uk


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


summer activities at crich tramway village

11am - 3pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply along with a modest additional charge to cover cost of materials

If you are visiting during the school holidays, we have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


summer activities at crich tramway village

11am - 3pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply along with a modest additional charge to cover cost of materials

If you are visiting during the school holidays, we have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


model tram and railway exhibition at crich tramway village

10am - 5.30pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

Come along and see the amazing Model Tram and Train Exhibition

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

10.30am - 4.30pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


Funfair at Markeaton Park

Markeaton Park, Derby DE22 4NH

Suitable for all. Free entry, see on site for prices

A family fun fair, with something for all ages.

More info: www.derbylive.co.uk


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

Shows at 11.30am / 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission costs apply and this event is an additional £2 per person

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

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


Kids with Cameras at Calke Abbey

1:30pm - 2.30pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

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

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

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


WrightStart Pre-17 Driving Experience

Time slots available from 9am - 4pm

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

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

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

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


craft activities at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. A small donation is required for this event and normal admission charges apply

Join in the bee, butterfly and dragonfly inspired craft activity in the Hardwick stableyard.

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


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


Alice in Wonderland at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. The shows are free with park entry.  (Please see our website for our admission price list- (www.matlockfarmpark.co.uk).

Come and meet Alice and her wonderland friends. There are two interactive shows at 11:30am & 2pm.  No pre-booking required. Watch out for Queenie!!

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


wonderful woods week at crich tramway village

11am - 3pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply along with a modest additional charge to cover cost of materials

If you are visiting during the school holidays, we have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in along with outside family events and activities based on eco and wildlife

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


Roundheads and Cavaliers at Bolsover Castle

11am - 5pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply (the event is free for members)

Pikes at the ready! Aim your muskets! Be put through your paces as you fall into step and defend Bolsover Castle against Cromwell’s army. It’s Civil War England and you’ve been recruited into King Charles I’s army. Discover what it takes to be a soldier, test your nerve and hear tales from the battlefield

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


bats and bangers walk at kedleston hall

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Kedleston Hall, Derby, DE22 5JH

Suitable for all ages. Entry to this event costs £12.50 per adult and £6.50 per child. Booking is essential

Discover more about the night time occupants in the parkland at Kedleston Hall, starting with a bangers and mash tea in the restaurant. The walk is approximately 2 miles

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


tractor day at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply

Pretend to be a farmer for the day at Hardwick, take a look around the powerful machine and take a seat behind the wheel

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


Do You Know the Way? Memes and the Internet at QUAD

Mondays 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th August, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for ages 10-16 years FREE, booking advised: 01332 290606

Originating in genetics, memes have now become a staple of the adopting, adapting and sharing visual nature of the internet. In this series of workshops participants will be invited to discuss, create and adapt memes, letting them loose on the internet.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!



sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


wonderful woods week at crich tramway village

11am - 3pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply along with a modest additional charge to cover cost of materials

If you are visiting during the school holidays, we have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in along with outside family events and activities based on eco and wildlife

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


wildlife rangers at derbyshire wildlife trust

10.30am - 3pm

Lea Wood, Lea Bridge, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5AE

Suitable for all the family. This event costs £1.00 per person

Join our Wildlife Youth Rangers, to learn new skills to manage land for wildlife. This time we will be rebuilding drystone walls at Lea Wood. Please wear old clothing you don't mind getting muddy, wellies and waterproofs and bring an adult. Packed lunch and drink needed.

More info: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


roundheads and cavaliers at bolsover castle

11am - 5pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply (the event is free for members)

Pikes at the ready! Aim your muskets! Be put through your paces as you fall into step and defend Bolsover Castle against Cromwell’s army. It’s Civil War England and you’ve been recruited into King Charles I’s army. Discover what it takes to be a soldier, test your nerve and hear tales from the battlefield

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


Trains to the Seaside and Creative Crafts! Family Fun at the Midland Railway-Butterley

Craft activities are available every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 31st July & 31st August, open 11am-4pm

The West Shed Museum at the Midland Railway-Butterley, Ripley, DE5 3QZ

Suitable for all. Free admission to the West Shed and our craft activities. Train fares apply.

Travel by train to the sandy 'beach', build a sandcastle, then have a go at some train and summer seaside themed crafts.

More info: For train running information: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk For craft activities: www.prclt.co.uk


summer of sport at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply

Come and enjoy a range of modern and traditional sports in the North Orchard at Hardwick

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


Pond Dipping at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2pm - 4pm  

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

Suitable for all. £2.50 per group/set of resources borrowed.

Start any time between 2pm & 3.30pm. Join us by the pond/lake (follow signs). Find out what creatures live there! We provide all the equipment, but please be prepared to share within family groups. Session ends 4pm.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


Crafty Tuesdays: Famous Derby People at Pickford's House

11am - 3pm

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

Suitable for families. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

Crafty Tuesdays are our crafty holiday sessions at Pickford’s House, taking inspiration from this historic home and its temporary exhibitions.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


wonderful woods week at crich tramway village

11am - 3pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply along with a modest additional charge to cover cost of materials

If you are visiting during the school holidays, we have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in along with outside family events and activities based on eco and wildlife

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Beyond The Velvet Rope at Pickford's House

Start time 10.30am

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

Suitable for all. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

Our friendly staff at Pickford’s House are available to offer you tours of the house throughout the week.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


Young Farmers at Chatsworth

1.30pm - 5.30pm

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

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

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

More info: www.chatsworth.org/events


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.



pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


Wild wednesday at derbyshire wildlife trust

11am - 3pm (drop in)

Wildlife Discovery Room, Carsington Water Visitor Centre , Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST

Suitable for children aged up to 15 years. Event is £4.00 for everything or you can pay as you go

Each Wednesday at Carsington Water we will have wild play activities, crafts and trails for families to join in with together. With a different theme and related activities each week you will be sure to learn and discover a lot together

More info: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


roundheads and cavaliers at bolsover castle

11am - 5pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply (the event is free for members)

Pikes at the ready! Aim your muskets! Be put through your paces as you fall into step and defend Bolsover Castle against Cromwell’s army. It’s Civil War England and you’ve been recruited into King Charles I’s army. Discover what it takes to be a soldier, test your nerve and hear tales from the battlefield

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


Art Hub: Digital Shapes at Derby Museums

10am - 12pm

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

Suitable for ages 7+ with their grown ups. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

At Art Hub we explore different creative techniques and processes – there is always something new to try in this artist-led session.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


Bee conservation trust day at hardwick hall

11am - 3pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply

Discover why bumblebees are so important in our gardens 

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


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


wonderful woods week at crich tramway village

11am - 3pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply along with a modest additional charge to cover cost of materials

If you are visiting during the school holidays, we have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in along with outside family events and activities based on eco and wildlife

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


family forest fun at derbyshire wildlife trust

10.30am - 12.30pm

Miller's Dale Quarry, Just off the Monsal Trail, Wye Valley, Miller’s Dale car park, SK17 8SN , Buxton, Derbyshire

Suitable for all the family. Donations are welcome for this event

Come and join us for our Family Forest School session in the woods at Miller's Dale. During our sessions we will explore the woods and activities will include learning to build dens, taking part in imaginative play, arts and crafts as well as using tools and learning how to light fires so we can cook on them. Wear suitable clothing for the weather

More info: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


decorate a willow butterfly at kedleston hall

11am - 3pm

Kedleston Hall, Derby, DE22 5JH

Suitable for all ages. This event is free but the usual admission fees apply

Butterflies, recognisable by their beautiful coloured wings are a sure sign of summer. Here in the pleasure grounds at Kedleston we get plenty seeking out the flowers. Come and decorate your own willow butterfly!

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


roundheads and cavaliers at bolsover castle

11am - 5pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply (the event is free for members)

Pikes at the ready! Aim your muskets! Be put through your paces as you fall into step and defend Bolsover Castle against Cromwell’s army. It’s Civil War England and you’ve been recruited into King Charles I’s army. Discover what it takes to be a soldier, test your nerve and hear tales from the battlefield

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


Trains to the Seaside and Creative Crafts! Family Fun at the Midland Railway-Butterley

Craft activities are available every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 31st July & 31st August, open 11am-4pm

The West Shed Museum at the Midland Railway-Butterley, Ripley, DE5 3QZ

Suitable for all. Free admission to the West Shed and our craft activities. Train fares apply.

Travel by train to the sandy 'beach', build a sandcastle, then have a go at some train and summer seaside themed crafts.

More info: For train running information: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk For craft activities: www.prclt.co.uk


summer of sport at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply

Come and enjoy a range of modern and traditional sports in the North Orchard at Hardwick

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


Summer Make and Take at QUAD

Every Thursday in August, 10:30am – 1:00pm & 1:30pm – 4:00pm

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for ages 3+ FREE, Drop In

We’re exploring all things Internet for a summer full of our popular Make and Take, from Meme Crafts to the best of online craft projects.

Join QUAD artist Helen Jackson in creating, making and bringing the internet to life in our drop in creative sessions for the whole family.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


Pickford's Plot: Miniature Gardens

11am - 3pm

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

Suitable for families. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

Join us for this nature focused session in Pickford’s garden during the holidays.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


wonderful woods week at crich tramway village

11am - 3pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply along with a modest additional charge to cover cost of materials

If you are visiting during the school holidays, we have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in along with outside family events and activities based on eco and wildlife

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


Walk the Tramway Trail at Calke Abbey

7.15pm - 9.15pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Join this guided walk along the Tramway Trail and explore the wider estate

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


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


wildplay friday at derbyshire wildlife trust

11am - 3pm (drop in)

Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath Railway Staition, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PT

Suitable for all the family. Event costs £4.00 for everything or you can pay as you go

Enjoy a wild summer holidays learning all about nature! Join us every Friday at The Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath for nature themed days of games, activities, crafts and trails for families

More info: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


50 things bugs station at kedleston hall

11am - 3pm

Kedleston Hall, Derby, DE22 5JH

Suitable for all ages. This event is free but the usual admission fees apply

Drop by our 50 Things Bug Station to complete some insect related 50 Things challenges. Everyone might not be a fan of those creepy crawlies but they are such an important part of the natural ecosystem

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


roundheads and cavaliers at bolsover castle

11am - 5pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply (the event is free for members)

Pikes at the ready! Aim your muskets! Be put through your paces as you fall into step and defend Bolsover Castle against Cromwell’s army. It’s Civil War England and you’ve been recruited into King Charles I’s army. Discover what it takes to be a soldier, test your nerve and hear tales from the battlefield

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


Family Friday: Habitats at Derby Museums

10am - 11.30am

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

Suitable for ages 5+ with their grown ups. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

There’s no place like home, and different animals like them in all different shapes and sizes. Find out where different animals live and make a cosy home for an animal.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


Artcore Family Friday

11am-1pm

Artcore, 3 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GT

Suitable for families. FREE EVENT

A morning of fun, food, and festivities at Artcore to celebrate the Summer. There will creative workshops each day as well as food, refreshments, and other activities!

More info: www.artcoreuk.com/events or to book a place email coordinator@artcoreuk.com or call us on 01332 384561


Trains to the Seaside and Creative Crafts! Family Fun at the Midland Railway-Butterley

Craft activities are available every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 31st July & 31st August, open 11am-4pm

The West Shed Museum at the Midland Railway-Butterley, Ripley, DE5 3QZ

Suitable for all. Free admission to the West Shed and our craft activities. Train fares apply.

Travel by train to the sandy 'beach', build a sandcastle, then have a go at some train and summer seaside themed crafts.

More info: For train running information: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk For craft activities: www.prclt.co.uk


craft activities at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. A small donation is required for this event and normal admission charges apply

Join in the bee, butterfly and dragonfly inspired craft activity in the Hardwick stableyard.

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


Bustler Street Food Market

5pm - 10pm

Bustler Street Food Market, Next to the River, Riverlights, Morledge DE1 2AY

Suitable for all. Entry £1 all day

Derby's monthly street food market.

More info here


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent, DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets (online prices) £11.25. Under 2's free.

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre maize maze!

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk


CreativeLAB Workshops at QUAD

2.30pm - 5.30pm

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for ages 5+ FREE, drop in

Join us in these exploratory, creative drop-in workshops where we look at creativity and technology. Hack the Net looks at “hacking” the visual look of any website using Stylebot, Creative Tech introduces you to the creative uses of tech. Creative Tech will be joined by FREE Art Friday.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


family fun weekend at cromford mills

10am - 4pm

The Arkwright Society, Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but a small charge will apply for some activities

Ahoy there to all the Pirates and Hello to all the Pretty Princesses! Step into the mill for a weekend full of pirates and princess adventures

More info: www.cromfordmills.org.uk


August Bank holiday weekend at denby pottery

11am - 3pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities 

Activities including donkey rides on the beach, bugs n bones, farm shop BBQ, fun mini golf, childrens rides and paint-a-pot

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5.30pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


Bustler Street Food Market

12pm - 10pm

Bustler Street Food Market, Next to the River, Riverlights, Morledge DE1 2AY

Suitable for all. Entry £1 all day

Derby's monthly street food market.

More info here


RSPCA Open Weekend

10am - 3pm

Derby & District RSPCA Animal Centre, 45 Abbey Street, Derby DE22 3SJ

Suitable for all. 

Join us to celebrate the unveiling of our new kennel facilities with special guests Gogglebox stars Baasit and Umar Siddiqui. With BBQ, tombola, raffle, craft and gift stalls.

More info here


summer of sport at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply

Come and enjoy a range of modern and traditional sports in the North Orchard at Hardwick

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


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


Spondon Horticultural Flower and Vegetable Show

10am - 9pm

The Vernon Arms, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AL

Suitable for all. FREE ENTRY!

It's a fantastic community event which has something of interest for all ages. There are 56 categories on the schedule, which include kitchen, home craft and photography. There are also 4 children's categories.

More info here


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


classic transport gathering at crich tramway village

10am - 5.30pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

An opportunity for you to bring along your vintage vehicle (classed as those built before 1985) or come and view those on display

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


build in bricks at crich tramway village

10am - 5pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

Join us for a fun-filled LEGO brick themed event with amazing displays to explore and activities to get involved with

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


family fun weekend at cromford mills

10am - 4pm

The Arkwright Society, Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but a small charge will apply for some activities

Ahoy there to all the Pirates and Hello to all the Pretty Princesses! Step into the mill for a weekend full of pirates and princess adventures

More info: www.cromfordmills.org.uk


august bank holiday weekend at denby pottery

11am - 3pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Activities including donkey rides on the beach, bugs n bones, farm shop BBQ, fun mini golf, childrens rides and paint-a-pot

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

10.30am - 4.30pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


grand medieval joust at bolsover castle

10.30am - 5pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Member costs: Adult £3.50 / Child £2.10 / Concession £3.10 / Family £9.10. Non-member costs: Adult £14.80 / Child £8.90 / Concession £13.35 / Family £38.50

Experience a spectacle of speed and skill as four of the most masterful knights in the kingdom, mounted on their magnificent steeds. Choose your champion and see who is victorious in this colourful display of chivalry and courage

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


craft activities at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. A small donation is required for this event and normal admission charges apply

Join in the bee, butterfly and dragonfly inspired craft activity in the Hardwick stableyard.

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


Bark in the Park Fun Dog Show at Darley Park

11am - 3pm

Darley Park, Darley Park Rd, Derby DE22 1DA

Suitable for all. Free Entry £1 per dog, per class

Bark in the Park Fun Show held to raise money for Ashbourne Animal Welfare.

More info here


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


classic transport gathering at crich tramway village

10am - 5.30pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

An opportunity for you to bring along your vintage vehicle (classed as those built before 1985) or come and view those on display

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


build in bricks at crich tramway village

10am - 5pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

Join us for a fun-filled LEGO brick themed event with amazing displays to explore and activities to get involved with

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


family fun weekend at cromford mills

10am - 4pm

The Arkwright Society, Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but a small charge will apply for some activities

Ahoy there to all the Pirates and Hello to all the Pretty Princesses! Step into the mill for a weekend full of pirates and princess adventures

More info: www.cromfordmills.org.uk


august bank holiday weekend at denby pottery

11am - 3pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Activities including donkey rides on the beach, bugs n bones, farm shop BBQ, fun mini golf, childrens rides and paint-a-pot

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.ukk


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


grand medieval joust at bolsover castle

10.30am - 5pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Member costs: Adult £3.50 / Child £2.10 / Concession £3.10 / Family £9.10. Non-member costs: Adult £14.80 / Child £8.90 / Concession £13.35 / Family £38.50

Experience a spectacle of speed and skill as four of the most masterful knights in the kingdom, mounted on their magnificent steeds. Choose your champion and see who is victorious in this colourful display of chivalry and courage

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


Do You Know the Way? Memes and the Internet at QUAD

Mondays 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th August, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for ages 10-16 years FREE, booking advised: 01332 290606

Originating in genetics, memes have now become a staple of the adopting, adapting and sharing visual nature of the internet. In this series of workshops participants will be invited to discuss, create and adapt memes, letting them loose on the internet.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


the reluctant dragon at sudbury hall

11am - 1pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for all the family. Tickets cost £10.00 per adult and children aged 2-16 years (under 1s are free). Family ticket of up to 4 people is £36.00

In this delightful new adaptation by Michael Whitmore, Quantum Theatre presents Kenneth Grahame's The Reluctant Dragon, an enchanting tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do for all the family

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


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


Family Fun Day and Drinks Festival At The Kedleston Country House

11am - 6pm

The Kedleston Country House, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 5JD

Suitable for all. Tickets £5 include arrival drink and donation to charity. Under 12's FREE

Make the most of bank holiday weekend and join us at our Charity Family Fun Day and Drinks Festival. We’ll have a big BBQ, live music, archery, bouncy castle, and of course plenty of drinks!

More info: thekedleston.co.uk Call 01332 477222 to book now.

sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


build in bricks at crich tramway village

10am - 5pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

Join us for a fun-filled LEGO brick themed event with amazing displays to explore and activities to get involved with

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


​Bare Bones: The fascinating world of animal skeletons

From 28 August – 7 October

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

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

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

Proudly supported by:

University of Derby
Alderwasley Hall School
Blue Tokay


Handling History at Derby Museums

10.30am - 11am

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

Suitable for all. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

Handling History is our regular object handling morning where you can get up close to some historic objects from our collection.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


wildlife rangers at derbyshire wildlife trust

10.30am - 3pm 

Lea Wood, Lea Bridge, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5AE

Suitable for children of all ages. Event is £1.00 per person

Join our Wildlife Youth Rangers, to learn new skills to manage land for wildlife. This time we will be surveying and building bird boxes.. Please wear old clothing you don't mind getting muddy, wellies and waterproofs and bring an adult. Packed lunch and drink needed

More info: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


Discoveries and inventions at bolsover castle

11am - 5pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply (the event is free for members)

Are you a budding Darwin or an up-and-coming Brunel? Get your thinking caps on and your brains buzzing at Bolsover Castle. Take a trip through history's most exciting inventions from the totally practical to the downright wacky – can you design something to add to the record books?

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


Trains to the Seaside and Creative Crafts! Family Fun at the Midland Railway-Butterley

Craft activities are available every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 31st July & 31st August, open 11am-4pm

The West Shed Museum at the Midland Railway-Butterley, Ripley, DE5 3QZ

Suitable for all. Free admission to the West Shed and our craft activities. Train fares apply.

Travel by train to the sandy 'beach', build a sandcastle, then have a go at some train and summer seaside themed crafts.

More info: For train running information: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk For craft activities: www.prclt.co.uk


summer of sport at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply

Come and enjoy a range of modern and traditional sports in the North Orchard at Hardwick

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


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


Crafty Tuesdays: Novel Characters at Pickford's House

11am - 3pm

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

Suitable for ages 5+ with their grown ups. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

Agatha Christie created some larger than life characters in her books. Why not create some of your own using dress up, props and craft to bring to life your own detective or villain.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


Beyond The Velvet Rope at Pickford's House

Start time 10.30am

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

Suitable for all. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

Our friendly staff at Pickford’s House are available to offer you tours of the house throughout the week.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


build in bricks at crich tramway village

10am - 5pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

Join us for a fun-filled LEGO brick themed event with amazing displays to explore and activities to get involved with

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


wild wednesday - evening bat walk at derbyshire wildlife trust

7.30pm - 10pm

Wildlife Discovery Room, Carsington Water Visitor Centre , Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST 

Suitable for all the family. This event costs £4.00 per person

Join us to celebrate the end of summer with an evening bat walk at Carsington Water. There will be crafts and quizzes in the Wildlife Discovery Room followed by a walk around stones island with bat detectors

More info: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


Art Hub: Animal Origami at Derby Museums

10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

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

Suitable for ages 5+ with their grown ups. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

Using the Japanese art of paper folding, create animals inspired by the Bare Bones exhibition.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


discoveries and inventions at bolsover castle

11am - 5pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply (the event is free for members)

Are you a budding Darwin or an up-and-coming Brunel? Get your thinking caps on and your brains buzzing at Bolsover Castle. Take a trip through history's most exciting inventions from the totally practical to the downright wacky – can you design something to add to the record books?

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


summer of sport at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply

Come and enjoy a range of modern and traditional sports in the North Orchard at Hardwick

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


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


build in bricks at crich tramway village

10am - 5pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

Join us for a fun-filled LEGO brick themed event with amazing displays to explore and activities to get involved with

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


summer at chatsworth house

10.30am - 5pm (house) / 5.30pm (farmyard & playground) / 6pm (gardens)

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. All events within or beginning in the house, garden and/or farmyard require visitors to have paid admission. All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Visit Chatsworth House this summer for a range of events in the house, garden and playgrounds including games and spotting baalington lamb

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


family forest fun at derbyshire wildlife trust

10.30am - 12.30pm

Miller's Dale Quarry, Just off the Monsal Trail, Wye Valley, Miller’s Dale car park, SK17 8SN , Buxton, Derbyshire

Suitable for all the family. Donations are welcome for this event

Come and join us for our Family Forest School session in the woods at Miller's Dale. During our sessions we will explore the woods and activities will include learning to build dens, taking part in imaginative play, arts and crafts as well as using tools and learning how to light fires so we can cook on them. Wear suitable clothing for the weather

More info: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


decorate a willow butterfly at kedleston hall

11am - 3pm

Kedleston Hall, Derby, DE22 5JH

Suitable for all ages. This event is free but the usual admission fees apply

Butterflies, recognisable by their beautiful coloured wings are a sure sign of summer. Here in the pleasure grounds at Kedleston we get plenty seeking out the flowers. Come and decorate your own willow butterfly!

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


discoveries and inventions at bolsover castle

11am - 5pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply (the event is free for members)

Are you a budding Darwin or an up-and-coming Brunel? Get your thinking caps on and your brains buzzing at Bolsover Castle. Take a trip through history's most exciting inventions from the totally practical to the downright wacky – can you design something to add to the record books?

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


Trains to the Seaside and Creative Crafts! Family Fun at the Midland Railway-Butterley

Craft activities are available every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 31st July & 31st August, open 11am-4pm

The West Shed Museum at the Midland Railway-Butterley, Ripley, DE5 3QZ

Suitable for all. Free admission to the West Shed and our craft activities. Train fares apply.

Travel by train to the sandy 'beach', build a sandcastle, then have a go at some train and summer seaside themed crafts.

More info: For train running information: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk For craft activities: www.prclt.co.uk


Summer Make and Take at QUAD

Every Thursday in August, 10:30am – 1:00pm & 1:30pm – 4:00pm

QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Suitable for ages 3+ FREE, Drop In

We’re exploring all things Internet for a summer full of our popular Make and Take, from Meme Crafts to the best of online craft projects.

Join QUAD artist Helen Jackson in creating, making and bringing the internet to life in our drop in creative sessions for the whole family.

More info: www.derbyquad.co.uk


bug hotel at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply

Help the gardeners build a big bug hotel and make one to take home

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


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


Pickford's Plot: Sensory Garden

11am - 3pm

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

Suitable for families. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

Join us for this nature focused session in Pickford’s garden during the holidays.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


sussed out for summer 2018 at sudbury hall

12pm - 4pm

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Suitable for children of all ages. Event costs £1.00 per child and normal admission charges apply

Join us for a summer of crafts, trails and outdoor activities. With a different theme each week there will always be something different to do (Please remember that the crafts are only available Monday - Friday)

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


build in bricks at crich tramway village

10am - 5pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

Join us for a fun-filled LEGO brick themed event with amazing displays to explore and activities to get involved with

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up at any time)

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

Suitable for all. This event costs £1.50 per sheet

Visit the shop in the cobbled courtyard to pick up your activity sheet and equipment. Venture out in the park, use your senses to see what you can discover before returning to the shop to claim a reward!

More info: www.derbyshire.gov.uk


Chatsworth country fair at chatsworth house

Gates open 6.30pm

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Suitable for all the family. Adult: £25, Children under 14 go in free and do not require a ticket. 10% discount available if booked online by 27th August 2018

There's nothing quite like the annual fair at Chatsworth, one of England's most spectacular outdoor events, with 2018 featuring the JCB Dancing Diggers, the Household Cavalry Musical Ride and so much more

More info: www.chatsworth.org


SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led Activity at Shipley Park

10.30am - 3.30pm (turn up any time)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child

During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc), so make time for fun with family in the fresh air. Return to Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.


pottery beach at denby pottery

9am - 5pm

Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Suitable for all the family. Entry is free but small charges may apply for some activities

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Additional activities apply on certain dates, please see the more info link for details

More info: www.denbypottery.com


summer adventures at conkers

10am - 6pm

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

Suitable for all the family. Adults £9.95, children £8.95 or a family ticket £35.95

Join Conkers for a summer of adventures including live entertainment each day, ranger activities, story time and craft activities

More info: www.visitconkers.com


wildplay friday at derbyshire wildlife trust

11am - 3pm (drop in)

Lea Wood, Lea Bridge, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5AE

Suitable for all the family. Event costs £4.00 for everything or you can pay as you go

Enjoy a wild summer holidays learning all about nature! Join us every Friday at The Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath for nature themed days of games, activities, crafts and trails for families.

More info: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk


Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

11am-4pm. Turn up any time.

High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), Derbyshire, DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford).

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre.


a maze in calke & garden of imagination at calke abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all the family. This event is free but normal admission prices apply

Experience the summer events at Calke with trails, balance logs and lots of nature themed activities; there's lots of exploring to be done this summer holiday

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


50 things bugs station at kedleston hall

11am - 3pm

Kedleston Hall, Derby, DE22 5JH

Suitable for all ages. This event is free but the usual admission fees apply

Drop by our 50 Things Bug Station to complete some insect related 50 Things challenges. Everyone might not be a fan of those creepy crawlies but they are such an important part of the natural ecosystem

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


Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

11am - 4pm. Turn up any time.

Middleton Top: DE4 4LS (off the B5035, near Wirksworth)

Suitable for all. Cost: £1 per child.

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and insect identification cards from the Visitor Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a grasshopper.


discoveries and inventions at bolsover castle

11am - 5pm

Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply (the event is free for members)

Are you a budding Darwin or an up-and-coming Brunel? Get your thinking caps on and your brains buzzing at Bolsover Castle. Take a trip through history's most exciting inventions from the totally practical to the downright wacky – can you design something to add to the record books?

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


Family Friday: Funny Bones at Derby Museums

10am - 11.30am

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

Suitable for ages 5+ with their grown ups. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

This fun session is filled with activities all about bones. Stories, crafts and some real bones!

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


Artcore Family Friday

11am-1pm

Artcore, 3 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GT

Suitable for families. FREE EVENT

A morning of fun, food, and festivities at Artcore to celebrate the Summer. There will creative workshops each day as well as food, refreshments, and other activities!

More info: www.artcoreuk.com/events or to book a place email coordinator@artcoreuk.com or call us on 01332 384561


Trains to the Seaside and Creative Crafts! Family Fun at the Midland Railway-Butterley

Craft activities are available every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 31st July & 31st August, open 11am-4pm

The West Shed Museum at the Midland Railway-Butterley, Ripley, DE5 3QZ

Suitable for all. Free admission to the West Shed and our craft activities. Train fares apply.

Travel by train to the sandy 'beach', build a sandcastle, then have a go at some train and summer seaside themed crafts.

More info: For train running information: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk For craft activities: www.prclt.co.uk


summer fun at bluebells

11am - 5pm

Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, DE21 7AR

Suitable for all the family. Adults and children £4.50 each / under 2's free of charge (the event is free for members)

Including 'the Spondon Jungle Safari' maize maze - Can you undo the Witch Doctor's curse and save our team from his dark voodoo magic?? Try to find your way through the the winding paths as the Maize towers over you! Tractor and Trailer Rides! - Our farm team can’t wait to take you off the beaten path across our fields and show you all the different areas of the farm that you don’t normally get to see!

More info: www.facebook.com/bluebells


summer of sport at hardwick hall

11am - 4pm

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all the family. This event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply

Come and enjoy a range of modern and traditional sports in the North Orchard at Hardwick

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


Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for families. Tickets: (online prices) £11.25 Under 2s free

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!


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