1st January 2017 – 31st December 2017
We have some fantastic National Properties throughout Derbyshire with many open throughout the Year
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.
7th April 2017 – 23rd April 2017
Join the Heights of Abraham for lots of Easter fun and special events during the school holidays.
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.
7th April 2017 – 24th April 2017
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.
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.
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.
12th May 2017 – 30th September 2017
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.
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.
16th June 2017 – 18th June 2017
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.
1st August 2017 – 3rd August 2017
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
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.
Available All Year Round
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.
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.
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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- 347 Independent Reviews
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
"Family Weekend"9 March 2017
We booked a dog friendly lodge with hot tub for a family birthday weekend for a 3 night stay. Loved this place from the minute... Read Full Review
“De-Stress Haven”5 March 2017
I cannot speak highly enough about the place. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we wanted for nothing. Read Full Review
Simply the Best23 February 2017
Arrived to be greeted with the warmest of welcomes by the reception staff. Read Full Review
“Fantastic trip!”6 December 2016
Loved every minute of our break! The lodge was fantastic! Read Full Review