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National Trust Properties

1st January 2017 – 31st December 2017

Across Derbyshire

We have some fantastic National Properties throughout Derbyshire with many open throughout the Year

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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

1st April 2017 – 31st December 2017

Wirksworth - Duffield

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a 9-mile long picturesque heritage railway in Derbyshire. The services operate in both directions between Wirksworth and Duffield and are open most weekends and other dates throughout the year. See website. 

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Easter at the Heights of Abraham

7th April 2017 – 23rd April 2017

Matlock Bath

Join the Heights of Abraham for lots of Easter fun and special events during the school holidays. 

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Easter at Cromford Mills

7th April 2017 – 23rd April 2017


There are lots of Easter themed activities taking place during the Easter holidays in addition to the regular events, tours and exhibitions. Make a day of it and enjoy a stroll down the Cromford Canal.

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Easter hunt at Sandybrook

7th April 2017 – 24th April 2017

From Reception

Join us for an Easter hunt around the grounds of Sandybrook Country Park and earn a Cadbury's Easter Egg. Start at Reception. Cost £2.

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Bakewell Food Festival

29th April 2017 – 30th April 2017


The Bakewell Food Festival is once more celebrating the wealth of excellent local produce that the Peak District and this beautiful market town have to offer. As well as the multi-award winning farmers market, the town’s historic streets will host more than their usual splendid offerings of food fayre and Great British Bake Off's 'Star Baker', Howard Middleton will be doing cookery demonstartions. 

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Chatsworth International Horse Trials

12th May 2017 – 14th May 2017

Chatsworth Country Park

The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is three days of thrilling equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of the Chatsworth Park.

Join them to enjoy world class competition, from elegant dressage, to exciting show jumping and thrilling cross country. You can also get involved in an array of entertainment and activities for the whole family, or browse their shopping village with trade stands offering country wear and crafts.

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Well Dressings

12th May 2017 – 30th September 2017

Derbyshire Dales

Well Dressings take place throughout the summer in the Derbyshire Dales and the delicate pictures made from natural materials are a lovely site to see.

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RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

7th June 2017 – 11th June 2017


The first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (7-11 June) is the must see event of 2017. Its overarching theme is ‘Design Revolutionaries’ and will celebrate not only the creative genius of gardeners and garden designers from the past, especially Joseph Paxton who was once the estate’s gardener, but also the talent, ideas and conceptual thinking of today’s generation of designers.

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L'Eroica Brittania

16th June 2017 – 18th June 2017

Peak District

The 4th L'Eroica Britannia vintage bicycle event, known as the most handsome bike event in the world is coming from Tuscany, Italy to the Peak District and taking form as a 3 day festival and bike ride.
The ride has 3 routes to choose from all offering stunning scenery, iconic locations and amazing food stops offering local produce and drinks.

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Bakewell Show

1st August 2017 – 3rd August 2017

Bakewell Showground

A diverse agricultural show, events will include, Cattle Judging, Show Jumping, Goat Show, Rabbit Show, Arab & Palomino Classes, Working Hunter Ponies, Dog Show, Vintage Farm Machinery, Floral Art Show, Craft Tent, Cookery demonstrations and Children’s Fairground Rides

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The Chatsworth Country Fair

1st September 2017 – 3rd September 2017

Chatsworth Country Park

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

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Available All Year Round

Clay Pigeon Shooting


There are two Clay Pigeon schools that we can recommend, one close to Darwin Forest and one close to Sandybrook Country Park. Please ask for details and make sure you book in advance.

Chatsworth Estate


Take a walk around the stunning Chatsworth Estate. The House aand Gardens reopen at Easter but you can still view the House from the grounds and visit the famous farm shop. 

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Go Active

Sandybrook Country Park

Go Active provides a range of fun activities that the whole family will enjoy and take place at our sister site Sandybrook Country Park near Ashbourne. Activities such as archery, fencing and Body Zorbs, in addition to fun and creative activities designed for 3-7 year olds, are delivered by our qualified instructors who will ensure you not only learn a great new skill but also have a fantastic time. 

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See what our guests think about us on Trip Advisor

This Certificate of Excellence is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor – the world's largest travel site.

  • 347 Independent Reviews
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016