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National Trust Properties

1st January 2017 – 31st December 2018

Across Derbyshire

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

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Ilam Hall

14th October 2017 – 31st December 2018

Ilam Hall

Take a walk through the wonderful grounds of Ilam hall and enjoy a drink in the tea rooms.  £1 trail sheet available daily from the shop at Ilam Park, 11 to 5.

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Speedwell Cavern

12th December 2017 – 1st February 2019

Castleton

Take an incredible Underground Journey by Boat. Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Peak District National Park and absorb the atmosphere as a watery silence echoes all around you.

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Pooles Cavern

20th December 2017 – 31st January 2019

Buxton

Take a  journey beneath the earth with expert guides, explore the vast limestone caverns see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years. Stroll though beautiful woodland trails to a panoramic Peak District hilltop viewpoint.

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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

17th February 2018 – 31st December 2018

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. Open at weekends throughout the year and selected dates. Please see the timetable.

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Christmas at Chatsworth

10th November 2018 – 6th January 2019

Chatsworth House

Immerse yourself in a world of make-believe this Christmas at Chatsworth, with enchanting fairy tale scenes woven throughout the house.

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Christmas Markets

16th November 2018 – 5th December 2018

Chatsworth House

Join in the festive spirit, with Live seasonal musical entertainment from brass bands to string quartets. Enjoy mulled cider and German beers in our bavarian beer tent. Find the perfect presents for all the family from our wide range of stalls including toiletries, clothes and things for your home. Enjoy delicious food, with gourmet burgers, hotdogs, pancakes, churros, fudge and chocolate and treats galore. See our own stunning ranges of items in the Chatsworth gift, interiors and garden shops, up in the Stables.

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Victorian Markets and Christmas Lights

30th November 2018 – 2nd December 2018

Matlock Hall Leys Park

Now ranking as one of the top four East Midlands biggest and most popular Christmas events, Victorian Matlock’s Christmas Weekend is held on Derbyshire Dales District Council’s historic Hall Leys Park in the centre of Matlock. The weekend is renowned as a family focused event, packed with free entertainment and something to appeal to everyone, whatever their age. We invite you to share in treasures old and new over the weekend, coupled with all the colour and atmosphere from stalls, fairground rides, entertainment and fireworks that you would expect at this time of year.

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Santa's Grotto

1st December 2018 – 24th December 2018

Pooles Cavern

Santa will be returning to his favourite Grotto at Poole's cavern each weekend in December, and Christmas eve too.
Bring your Christmas wishes and all the family to visit the wonderfully illuminated grotto, meet the man himself and explore the spectacular cavern.

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Santa on the Ecclesbourne Railway

8th December 2018 – 24th December 2018

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth

There'll be nine miles of smiles this Christmas as you step on board the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway's Santa Experience!

There will be music, magic and mince pies at the railway this Christmas as you are welcomed in the beautifully decorated Santa's Refreshment Area. Step on board the warm and cosy heritage train and see Santa in his on-board grotto where there are presents for every child. You'll be transported to the North Pole (Duffield) and back with other fun activities during the journey.

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Carols by Candle light (Sat & Sun)

8th December 2018 – 23rd December 2018

Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton

Enjoy the magical experience of carol singing in the ancient Treak Cavern, home to Blue John. All Carol events are at 2.00pm and last for approx 1 hour with free mulled wine and mince pie afterwards. A guided tour and a present for younger ones from Santa are also included in the ticket price. Tickets are available from 01433 621487. Adults £10 Children £5 under 5s free.

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Available All Year Round

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Matlock

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

Chatsworth

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.

  • 406 Independent Reviews
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018