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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


simply trams at crich tramway village

10am - 5.30pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

A must for all transport enthusiasts our ‘Simply Trams’ event will see an intensive tram service, with departures every 6 minutes and as many as 18 trams available. Its not all about the big trams, but small ones as well, with the stunning Robert Whetstone models on display and running in the Exhibition Hall

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


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


Steam Tots at Derby Museums

1.30pm - 3pm

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

Suitable for 2-5 year olds and their grown ups. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

Play, make and learn together amongst our historic collections in this sensory exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths).

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.



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.


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


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


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.


Bare Bones Family Celebration Day at Derby Museums

12pm - 3pm

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

Suitable for families. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

We are celebrating our new exhibition of spectacular skeletal specimens. Join us for a day of family crafts, trails and much more.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


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


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 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!


The Park in the Dark at Elvaston Castle

7pm - 9pm

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

Suitable for over 5's Cost: £6 adults. £4 children. No dogs. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Come and meet some of the nighttime residents of Elvaston Castle Country Park. Learn about hedgehogs, birds and bats on this family friendly stroll around the grounds. 


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


The Hannells Darley Park Concert 2018

Gates open at 2pm 

Darley Park, Darley Park Road, Derby DE22 1EJ

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

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

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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


Marvellous Moths at Kedleston Hall

10am - 11.30am

Kedleston Hall, Derby, DE22 5JH

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

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

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


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!


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!


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


Sketching Stories at Derby Museums

10am - 12pm drop in

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

Suitable for all. FREE EVENT! (Donations welcome)

Join the Derby Sketching Club in the World Cultures space. Learn about their creative practice and the objects they’ll be sketching. There’s always someone interesting to meet and a mindful moment to be enjoyed.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


horse tram day at crich tramway vilage

11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply along with a modest additional charge to ride this tram

Come along and see Joseph the Shire horse pull our 1874 Sheffield 15 horse tram. Other vintage electric trams will also be in operation at no additional charge

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


The Park in the Dark at Elvaston Castle

7pm - 9pm

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

Suitable for over 5's Cost: £6 adults. £4 children. No dogs. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Come and meet some of the nighttime residents of Elvaston Castle Country Park. Learn about hedgehogs, birds and bats on this family friendly stroll around the grounds.


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


Crafternoon Tea: Glass Beaded Jewellery Making at Pickford's House

10.15am - 12.15pm

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

Over 10's accompanied by an adult. Cost: £24.50 per person

All materials, tea and cake included. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. To book call Samantha on 07881 613955 or emailinfo@crafternoonteahostess.co.uk

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


Crafternoon Tea: Rustic Wreath Making at Pickford's House

10.15am - 12.15pm

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

Over 10's accompanied by an adult. Cost: £23.50 per person

All materials, tea and cake included. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. To book call Samantha on 07881 613955 or email info@crafternoonteahostess.co.uk

More info: www.derbymuseums.org


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


Colour Run at Markeaton Park for Derby Hospitals 2018

Warm up 10.45am Race start 11am

Markeaton Park, Derby DE22 4AA

Minimum age for participation is 5. Cost: £20 adults £10 under 16s

Runners will start the day in a pristine white shirt and then get covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours at paint stations around the course. The 5k fun run is for everyone, adults and children alike.You don’t have to run, you can walk, jog or run – it’s up to you!

More info: derbyhospitalscharity.org.uk


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


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


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


BC Lifestyle Wellness Event

10am - 4pm

Derby Conference Centre, London Rd, Derby DE24 8UX

Suitable for all. FREE ENTRY! And free parking

You can expect to access all types of businesses within the wellness industry that cater to every aspect of our basic human needs, so that we can continue to thrive in today's fast paced lifestyle.

Register and more info


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


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


Derbyshire Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle

10am - 5pm

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

Suitable for all. Costs: £10 per car £5 per motorcycle. Charges for some activities.

Now in its eighteenth year, the Derbyshire Woodland Festival is a really popular event, celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts - set within the historic grounds of Elvaston Castle. This is a wonderful day out for all the family with lots of activities for children, delicious food and beautiful arts, crafts and gifts. Watch expert craftspeople at work and have-a-go yourself. Bushcraft, fire lighting, furniture makers weaving, sculpture, wood carving, the Green Man and so much more. There’s something for everyone and lots of activities are free!


vintage day at crich tramway village

10am - 5.30pm

Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all the family. Normal admission charges apply

Family fun with a vintage theme, covering the 1950s, 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s, including live entertainment. If you were a fan of board games and outdoor activities from the era – these are back for this event!

More info: www.tramway.co.uk


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


Plant Fest/National Gardens Scheme Open Day at Broomfield Hall

10am-4pm

Broomfield Hall, Morley, Derby DE7 6DN

Suitable for all. Cost: Adults £3 Children Free

The Plant Fest includes seasonal planters and friendly plant advice. FREE pack of bedding plants when you spend £10 or more on the day

More info: www.derby-college.ac.uk/events


Derbyshire Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle

10am - 5pm

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

Suitable for all. Costs: £10 per car £5 per motorcycle. Charges for some activities.

Now in its eighteenth year, the Derbyshire Woodland Festival is a really popular event, celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts - set within the historic grounds of Elvaston Castle. This is a wonderful day out for all the family with lots of activities for children, delicious food and beautiful arts, crafts and gifts. Watch expert craftspeople at work and have-a-go yourself. Bushcraft, fire lighting, furniture makers weaving, sculpture, wood carving, the Green Man and so much more. There’s something for everyone and lots of activities are free!


DERBY FESTÉ 2018

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

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

More info: www.derbyfeste.com


Well Fest East Midlands at The Roundhouse

8am - 4pm

The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE

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

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

More info: www.lykkeevents.co.uk


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


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


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