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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.

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Speedwell Cavern

12th December 2017 – 1st February 2019


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


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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Family for at Peak Wildlife Park

1st February 2018 – 31st July 2018


Have a fun filled day at the Peak Widlife Park. Lots of animal experiences for the family to enjoy. 

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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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Easter at Chatsworth

24th March 2018 – 8th April 2018

Chatsworth House

Join us for Easter in the house, garden and farmyard, and make sure you look out for the Easter Bunny, who will be in the garden and farmyard during the bank holiday weekend. In addition to our daily activities, we have a whole host of special Easter activities.

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Easter hunt at Sandybrook

24th March 2018 – 15th April 2018

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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Cadbury Easter Hunt with National Trust

30th March 2018 – 2nd April 2018

National Trust Properties

Easter Egg hunts are taking place across Derbyshire and beyond courtesty of National Trust and Cadburys. Close by are Ilam, Sudbury and Kedleston.

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Dovedale Duck Race and Family Day

1st April 2018 – 1st April 2018


On Easter Sunday, the annual Duck Race and family fun day takes place at Dovedale stepping stones. You can purchase racing ducks on the day for a £1 donation.  

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Well Dressings

6th May 2018 – 16th September 2018

Derbyshire Villages

Colour your world with the ancient art of Well Dressing, unique to the Peak District and Derbyshire.  Town and village communities come together to create living art installations from natural materials between May and September.

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Chatsworth International Horse Trials

11th May 2018 – 13th May 2018

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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RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

6th June 2018 – 10th June 2018


The first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is the must see event of 2018. A show that breaks boundaries and blends tradition with unexpected, innovative design.

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Eroica Brittania

15th June 2018 – 17th June 2018

Peak District

The 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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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.

  • 406 Independent Reviews
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017