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Events in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Find out what's on in Derbyshire and throughout the Peak District here.  Events include The Buxton Military Tattoo, the Y Not? Festival and the famous Matlock Bath Illuminations amongst many others. From local markets to craft fairs and walking festivals, there's so much to see and do, why not stay a while longer and don't miss your favourite Peak District events.

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What's on for the month ahead...

military band marching in unison across the lawn at chatsworth

Here's a look ahead to the events taking place in the area for the month of August

 

Chatsworth country fair

crowds gathering in front of chatsworth house

From motorcycle daredevils to celebrity chefs, Chatsworth Country Fair is a must!

 

Well Dressing                           

colourful display of well dressing at bakewell depicting biblical scene

Marvel at the ancient tradition thought to have originated in the village of Tissington.

 

Well Dressing Construction

lady intricately placing petals on a clay board well dressing

Watch the locals at work, or join in and have a go yourself at constructing a Well Dressing!

 

Country Shows                           

horse display at chatsworth country fair

From sheep dog trials, to best in shows, country shows offer a taste of the English Countryside!

 
 

catch a show                

crowd gathers for a performance at the pomegranate theatre, chesterfield

Operas, musicals, plays, stand-up comedy and pantomimes, find all shows here! 

 

visit an exhibition

woman perusing a brochure at an art exhibition

Take in an exhibition, from art, sculpture, commeration events and local traditions

 

live music                     

band playing on stage at y not festival

The Peak District provides a stunning backdrop to festivals and live music events

 
 
Alton Towers Themed Weekends and Short Breaks

Events Calendar

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  • Summer Activities at The Farm at Tatton Park (NT)Tue 29 Jul - Fri 22 Aug 2014Milking demonstrations and meet our newly born ducklings and chicks! Learn more about all our new arrivals, listen to storytelling sessions (weekends), watch our sheep compete in the daily sheep hurdle challenge etc.
    Leek & the Staffordshire Moorlands in WW1 at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 21 Jun - Sat 23 Aug 2014What started out as a local European war soon became a global war that lasted from 1914 to 1918, involved 28 nations from around the world, saw millions killed, devastated communities and became known as The Great War.
    William Allitt School Art Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumFri 1 - Fri 29 Aug 2014An exhibition of William Allitt final year GCSE Art projects showcased in our temporary exhibition space. Mixed Media Art.
    Australian Gothic Display at Cheadle Discovery and Visitor Centre,Sat 5 Jul - Sat 30 Aug 2014Pugin’s influence on Gothic architecture was extremely widespread. In Australia and Tazmania that influence is especially prominent due to Pugin’s friendship with a man named Robert William Wilson (1794-1866).
    Punch & Judy-for all ages! at Heights of Abraham Sun 27 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Richard Coombs returns for his 9th season! with the ever popular Punch and Judy for all ages. Shows daily at 11.30, 1.30 & 3.30.
    Melbourne Hall and GardensFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014The family home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr will be open. Once home of Victorian Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, who gave his name to the Australian city. Wonderful 18th century formal garden, pools, statues and Bakewell's birdcage.
    Museum Shop Featured Artist: Angela Thompson at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumTue 1 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Featured Artist in the Museum Shop this month - Angela Thompson. Handcrafted decorative glass items.
    Summer Pond Dipping at RSPB Coombes ValleySun 1 Jun - Sun 31 Aug 2014Come to Coombes and discover the depth and breadth of the exciting wildlife living in our pond. Hire a net and grab a spotter sheet and see what you can find. Great fun for all the family.
    Medieval Mayhem at Tropical Butterfly HouseSat 19 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Medieval Mayhem takes place daily 19th July – 31st August, 10am – 5.30pm, normal admission charges apply. Meet Lemurs, Otters, Meerkats and Owls. Try archery, the new woodland walk and medieval-themed crafts and games and Puppet show.
    Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Fri 1 Aug - Wed 3 Sep 2014"Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair" Open every weekend ~ Held In the "Brigade Hall" which is "Through the Gardens" in the Town Centre ~ Just follow the signs on foot during event days.
    32nd Derbyshire Open Art Competition at BuxtonFri 13 Jun - Fri 5 Sep 201432nd Derbyshire Open Arts Competition will be held at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. Entries accepted Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June 2014 10am - 4.30pm There are 11 prizes to be won. Preview Evening: Friday 27th June, prizegiving at 6.30p
    Summer Reading Challenge - Mythical Maze at SwadlincoteSun 13 Jul - Fri 5 Sep 2014Derbyshire Libraries will once again be running its annual Summer Reading Challenge. Register at your local library and collect your maze card then read 6 books through the school holidays to collect a medal and certificate at the end.
    Chesterfield Grammar School Exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and Art GallerySat 7 Jun - Sat 6 Sep 2014The latest exhibition at the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. An exhibition exploring the history of the Grammar School at Chesterfield. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
    Maize Maze - The Scarecrows Wedding at National Forest Adventure FarmSat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014The maze features 3 miles of pathways bridges and viewing towers. As you navigate the maze, take part in the quiz trail and help Harry O’Hay find all the items he needs to create the perfect wedding day.
    Pottery Beach at Denby Pottery Visitor CentreMon 14 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Soak up the sun in The Denby Visitors Centre most popular event of the year, Pottery Beach. Keep the kids entertained with creative craft sessions and special entertainers throughtout the summer holidays.
    The Garden of Imagination at Calke AbbeySat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Enjoy care free summer days in the Garden of Imagination and discover lots of natural play every day of the summer holidays in our Large Kitchen Garden.
    Polish Your Own Stone @ Treak Cliff Cavern at CastletonSat 19 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Polish your own Blue John Stone! Come and work with our craftsmen to create your very own slice of polished Blue John Stone or different sized 'Jewel' stone.
    Summer Play Trail at Ilam ParkThu 24 Jul - Sun 14 Sep 2014A self led trail for families to explore Ilam Park and find hidden clues, with some great outdoor games along the way. Suitable for families of all ages, no need to book just turn up.
    Open Days at St Mary's Bridge ChapelTue 29 Apr - Sat 27 Sep 2014This 14th century chapel is open for visitors with free Admission (donations appreciated) every Tuesday and Saturday. Guides are on hand to explain the varied and fascinating history of this beautifully simple building.
    Cathedral Quarter Lunchtime WalksThu 29 May - Sat 27 Sep 2014Join renowned historian Richard Felix for a 45 minute tour of Derby's Cathedral Quarter, one of Derby's most historical areas and learn some fascinating and historical facts. Every Thursday at 12 noon. Meet outside Derby Cathedral.
    Wetton Treasure QuizFri 1 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014Use your powers of observation over the summer and enter the Wetton Treasure Quiz to try to win a cash prize. As you wander round the village, look out for our architectural treasures and interesting facts!
    Explore Eyam – Volunteer led walks at Eyam Hall Historic House and GardensTue 4 Mar - Sat 4 Oct 2014Tuesdays and Sundays From 4 March 11am: 5 miles into the surrounding countryside on farm tracks and fields. 14.30pm: a short walk, 2 miles around the village. Bring weather appropriate clothing.
    Contemporary Art Exhibition at Hardwick Hall at Hardwick EstateWed 11 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014The first contemporary art exhibition to take place at Hardwick Hall. Alastair Mackie's newly commissioned work 'Epitaph' uses cutting edge tecnhnology. Other works by Fiona Banner, Michael Craig-Martin & Gavin Turk. Hall closed Mon & Tues.
    Celebrating 30 Years Exhibition at Buxton Museum & Art GalleryFri 13 Sep 2013 - Sat 22 Nov 2014 Chapel Camera Club are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year with an exhibition of over 100 photographs at Buxton Museum & Art
    Crafty Afternoon at Bakewell Medway CentreFri 20 Jun 2014 - Sat 20 Jun 2015
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  • Holymoorside Well Dressing under ConstructionSat 16 - Wed 20 Aug 2014Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers at work. Venue The well is dressed in a stone structure across from the playing field. nr the Bulls head Pub. (S42 7EJ)
    Dovedale Sheepdog Trials at IlamTue 19 - Wed 20 Aug 2014Sheep dog trails in the glorious Staffordshire Peak District countryside around Ilam held over two days in August. First day: Local Trials from 2pm, Second day: Open Trial, from 7am with up to 90 competitors, from England & Wales.
    Summer Gardens at Hopton Hall Tue 19 - Thu 21 Aug 2014Visit the restored formal gardens, including the walled garden, and follow meandering paths along the croquet lawn & rosewalk, around 2 ornamental ponds leading to the wildlife lake, Arboretum, Laburnum tunnel, Birch Avenue and more.
    Out and Active at Rosliston Forestry CentreMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Fully supervised, fun-packed days for the kids over selected week days during the South Derbyshire school holidays. A fantastic range of outdoor activities may include; archery, laser games and climbing wall. Suitable for children aged 8+.
    Summer Activities at The Farm at Tatton Park (NT)Tue 29 Jul - Fri 22 Aug 2014Milking demonstrations and meet our newly born ducklings and chicks! Learn more about all our new arrivals, listen to storytelling sessions (weekends), watch our sheep compete in the daily sheep hurdle challenge etc.
    Kids' Summer Activity Days at Peak PursuitsMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Between 28th July-29th August 2014 children aged 7-14yrs can get into the great outdoors and enjoy canoeing, kayaking, challenges and great days out scrambling, climbing and abseiling at The Roaches in the Staffordshire Peak District.
    Just For Kids - Heroes & Villains at Bolsover CastleMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Deadly enemies and bitter battles, choose your side and start your training. Pick up your musket and advance in the drill, hear astonishing tales of your favourite rogues and plot your ambush of Bolsover Castle.
    Eyam Well Dressing Under ConstructionTue 19 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Find out more about this ancient custom by watching the well dressers at work. Venues Miner's Arms Car Park, Water Lane Thornedge, Main Road Aughton House, opposite the Church
    Foolow Well Dressing under ConstructionMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Find out more about this ancient custom by watching the well dressers at work. The team uses seeds, grass, petals and leaves to make the picture. Venue Burdekin Hall, Foolow (S32 5QR), across the road from the Village Green
    Taddington Well DressingSat 16 - Sat 23 Aug 2014This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Taddington 3 wells are dressed. Blesing service 16th August 2.30pm
    Leek & the Staffordshire Moorlands in WW1 at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 21 Jun - Sat 23 Aug 2014What started out as a local European war soon became a global war that lasted from 1914 to 1918, involved 28 nations from around the world, saw millions killed, devastated communities and became known as The Great War.
    Dolls House, Dolls and Toy Exhibition at Bakewell All Saints Parish ChurchSat 9 - Mon 25 Aug 2014Toys from the Victorian period to the 1930s - at the Open Door Cafe at All Saints Parish Church Refreshments served all day
    William Allitt School Art Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumFri 1 - Fri 29 Aug 2014An exhibition of William Allitt final year GCSE Art projects showcased in our temporary exhibition space. Mixed Media Art.
    Children's Summer History Detectives Treasure Hunt at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumMon 18 - Fri 29 Aug 2014Follow our treasure trail around the Museum to find facts and treasure. A prize for each participant. All ages welcome.
    Australian Gothic Display at Cheadle Discovery and Visitor Centre,Sat 5 Jul - Sat 30 Aug 2014Pugin’s influence on Gothic architecture was extremely widespread. In Australia and Tazmania that influence is especially prominent due to Pugin’s friendship with a man named Robert William Wilson (1794-1866).
    Punch & Judy-for all ages! at Heights of Abraham Sun 27 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Richard Coombs returns for his 9th season! with the ever popular Punch and Judy for all ages. Shows daily at 11.30, 1.30 & 3.30.
    Melbourne Hall and GardensFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014The family home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr will be open. Once home of Victorian Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, who gave his name to the Australian city. Wonderful 18th century formal garden, pools, statues and Bakewell's birdcage.
    Museum Shop Featured Artist: Angela Thompson at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumTue 1 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Featured Artist in the Museum Shop this month - Angela Thompson. Handcrafted decorative glass items.
    Summer Pond Dipping at RSPB Coombes ValleySun 1 Jun - Sun 31 Aug 2014Come to Coombes and discover the depth and breadth of the exciting wildlife living in our pond. Hire a net and grab a spotter sheet and see what you can find. Great fun for all the family.
    Medieval Mayhem at Tropical Butterfly HouseSat 19 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Medieval Mayhem takes place daily 19th July – 31st August, 10am – 5.30pm, normal admission charges apply. Meet Lemurs, Otters, Meerkats and Owls. Try archery, the new woodland walk and medieval-themed crafts and games and Puppet show.
    Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Fri 1 Aug - Wed 3 Sep 2014"Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair" Open every weekend ~ Held In the "Brigade Hall" which is "Through the Gardens" in the Town Centre ~ Just follow the signs on foot during event days.
    32nd Derbyshire Open Art Competition at BuxtonFri 13 Jun - Fri 5 Sep 201432nd Derbyshire Open Arts Competition will be held at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. Entries accepted Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June 2014 10am - 4.30pm There are 11 prizes to be won. Preview Evening: Friday 27th June, prizegiving at 6.30p
    Summer Reading Challenge - Mythical Maze at SwadlincoteSun 13 Jul - Fri 5 Sep 2014Derbyshire Libraries will once again be running its annual Summer Reading Challenge. Register at your local library and collect your maze card then read 6 books through the school holidays to collect a medal and certificate at the end.
    Chesterfield Grammar School Exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and Art GallerySat 7 Jun - Sat 6 Sep 2014The latest exhibition at the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. An exhibition exploring the history of the Grammar School at Chesterfield. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
    Maize Maze - The Scarecrows Wedding at National Forest Adventure FarmSat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014The maze features 3 miles of pathways bridges and viewing towers. As you navigate the maze, take part in the quiz trail and help Harry O’Hay find all the items he needs to create the perfect wedding day.
    Pottery Beach at Denby Pottery Visitor CentreMon 14 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Soak up the sun in The Denby Visitors Centre most popular event of the year, Pottery Beach. Keep the kids entertained with creative craft sessions and special entertainers throughtout the summer holidays.
    The Garden of Imagination at Calke AbbeySat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Enjoy care free summer days in the Garden of Imagination and discover lots of natural play every day of the summer holidays in our Large Kitchen Garden.
    Polish Your Own Stone @ Treak Cliff Cavern at CastletonSat 19 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Polish your own Blue John Stone! Come and work with our craftsmen to create your very own slice of polished Blue John Stone or different sized 'Jewel' stone.
    Summer Play Trail at Ilam ParkThu 24 Jul - Sun 14 Sep 2014A self led trail for families to explore Ilam Park and find hidden clues, with some great outdoor games along the way. Suitable for families of all ages, no need to book just turn up.
    Open Days at St Mary's Bridge ChapelTue 29 Apr - Sat 27 Sep 2014This 14th century chapel is open for visitors with free Admission (donations appreciated) every Tuesday and Saturday. Guides are on hand to explain the varied and fascinating history of this beautifully simple building.
    Cathedral Quarter Lunchtime WalksThu 29 May - Sat 27 Sep 2014Join renowned historian Richard Felix for a 45 minute tour of Derby's Cathedral Quarter, one of Derby's most historical areas and learn some fascinating and historical facts. Every Thursday at 12 noon. Meet outside Derby Cathedral.
    Wetton Treasure QuizFri 1 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014Use your powers of observation over the summer and enter the Wetton Treasure Quiz to try to win a cash prize. As you wander round the village, look out for our architectural treasures and interesting facts!
    Explore Eyam – Volunteer led walks at Eyam Hall Historic House and GardensTue 4 Mar - Sat 4 Oct 2014Tuesdays and Sundays From 4 March 11am: 5 miles into the surrounding countryside on farm tracks and fields. 14.30pm: a short walk, 2 miles around the village. Bring weather appropriate clothing.
    Contemporary Art Exhibition at Hardwick Hall at Hardwick EstateWed 11 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014The first contemporary art exhibition to take place at Hardwick Hall. Alastair Mackie's newly commissioned work 'Epitaph' uses cutting edge tecnhnology. Other works by Fiona Banner, Michael Craig-Martin & Gavin Turk. Hall closed Mon & Tues.
    Celebrating 30 Years Exhibition at Buxton Museum & Art GalleryFri 13 Sep 2013 - Sat 22 Nov 2014 Chapel Camera Club are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year with an exhibition of over 100 photographs at Buxton Museum & Art
    Crafty Afternoon at Bakewell Medway CentreFri 20 Jun 2014 - Sat 20 Jun 2015
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  • Summer Gardens at Hopton Hall Tue 19 - Thu 21 Aug 2014Visit the restored formal gardens, including the walled garden, and follow meandering paths along the croquet lawn & rosewalk, around 2 ornamental ponds leading to the wildlife lake, Arboretum, Laburnum tunnel, Birch Avenue and more.
    Out and Active at Rosliston Forestry CentreMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Fully supervised, fun-packed days for the kids over selected week days during the South Derbyshire school holidays. A fantastic range of outdoor activities may include; archery, laser games and climbing wall. Suitable for children aged 8+.
    Summer Activities at The Farm at Tatton Park (NT)Tue 29 Jul - Fri 22 Aug 2014Milking demonstrations and meet our newly born ducklings and chicks! Learn more about all our new arrivals, listen to storytelling sessions (weekends), watch our sheep compete in the daily sheep hurdle challenge etc.
    Kids' Summer Activity Days at Peak PursuitsMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Between 28th July-29th August 2014 children aged 7-14yrs can get into the great outdoors and enjoy canoeing, kayaking, challenges and great days out scrambling, climbing and abseiling at The Roaches in the Staffordshire Peak District.
    Just For Kids - Heroes & Villains at Bolsover CastleMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Deadly enemies and bitter battles, choose your side and start your training. Pick up your musket and advance in the drill, hear astonishing tales of your favourite rogues and plot your ambush of Bolsover Castle.
    Eyam Well Dressing Under ConstructionTue 19 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Find out more about this ancient custom by watching the well dressers at work. Venues Miner's Arms Car Park, Water Lane Thornedge, Main Road Aughton House, opposite the Church
    Foolow Well Dressing under ConstructionMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Find out more about this ancient custom by watching the well dressers at work. The team uses seeds, grass, petals and leaves to make the picture. Venue Burdekin Hall, Foolow (S32 5QR), across the road from the Village Green
    Taddington Well DressingSat 16 - Sat 23 Aug 2014This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Taddington 3 wells are dressed. Blesing service 16th August 2.30pm
    Leek & the Staffordshire Moorlands in WW1 at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 21 Jun - Sat 23 Aug 2014What started out as a local European war soon became a global war that lasted from 1914 to 1918, involved 28 nations from around the world, saw millions killed, devastated communities and became known as The Great War.
    Dolls House, Dolls and Toy Exhibition at Bakewell All Saints Parish ChurchSat 9 - Mon 25 Aug 2014Toys from the Victorian period to the 1930s - at the Open Door Cafe at All Saints Parish Church Refreshments served all day
    William Allitt School Art Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumFri 1 - Fri 29 Aug 2014An exhibition of William Allitt final year GCSE Art projects showcased in our temporary exhibition space. Mixed Media Art.
    Children's Summer History Detectives Treasure Hunt at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumMon 18 - Fri 29 Aug 2014Follow our treasure trail around the Museum to find facts and treasure. A prize for each participant. All ages welcome.
    Australian Gothic Display at Cheadle Discovery and Visitor Centre,Sat 5 Jul - Sat 30 Aug 2014Pugin’s influence on Gothic architecture was extremely widespread. In Australia and Tazmania that influence is especially prominent due to Pugin’s friendship with a man named Robert William Wilson (1794-1866).
    Punch & Judy-for all ages! at Heights of Abraham Sun 27 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Richard Coombs returns for his 9th season! with the ever popular Punch and Judy for all ages. Shows daily at 11.30, 1.30 & 3.30.
    Melbourne Hall and GardensFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014The family home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr will be open. Once home of Victorian Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, who gave his name to the Australian city. Wonderful 18th century formal garden, pools, statues and Bakewell's birdcage.
    Museum Shop Featured Artist: Angela Thompson at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumTue 1 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Featured Artist in the Museum Shop this month - Angela Thompson. Handcrafted decorative glass items.
    Summer Pond Dipping at RSPB Coombes ValleySun 1 Jun - Sun 31 Aug 2014Come to Coombes and discover the depth and breadth of the exciting wildlife living in our pond. Hire a net and grab a spotter sheet and see what you can find. Great fun for all the family.
    Medieval Mayhem at Tropical Butterfly HouseSat 19 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Medieval Mayhem takes place daily 19th July – 31st August, 10am – 5.30pm, normal admission charges apply. Meet Lemurs, Otters, Meerkats and Owls. Try archery, the new woodland walk and medieval-themed crafts and games and Puppet show.
    Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Fri 1 Aug - Wed 3 Sep 2014"Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair" Open every weekend ~ Held In the "Brigade Hall" which is "Through the Gardens" in the Town Centre ~ Just follow the signs on foot during event days.
    32nd Derbyshire Open Art Competition at BuxtonFri 13 Jun - Fri 5 Sep 201432nd Derbyshire Open Arts Competition will be held at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. Entries accepted Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June 2014 10am - 4.30pm There are 11 prizes to be won. Preview Evening: Friday 27th June, prizegiving at 6.30p
    Summer Reading Challenge - Mythical Maze at SwadlincoteSun 13 Jul - Fri 5 Sep 2014Derbyshire Libraries will once again be running its annual Summer Reading Challenge. Register at your local library and collect your maze card then read 6 books through the school holidays to collect a medal and certificate at the end.
    Chesterfield Grammar School Exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and Art GallerySat 7 Jun - Sat 6 Sep 2014The latest exhibition at the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. An exhibition exploring the history of the Grammar School at Chesterfield. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
    Maize Maze - The Scarecrows Wedding at National Forest Adventure FarmSat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014The maze features 3 miles of pathways bridges and viewing towers. As you navigate the maze, take part in the quiz trail and help Harry O’Hay find all the items he needs to create the perfect wedding day.
    Pottery Beach at Denby Pottery Visitor CentreMon 14 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Soak up the sun in The Denby Visitors Centre most popular event of the year, Pottery Beach. Keep the kids entertained with creative craft sessions and special entertainers throughtout the summer holidays.
    The Garden of Imagination at Calke AbbeySat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Enjoy care free summer days in the Garden of Imagination and discover lots of natural play every day of the summer holidays in our Large Kitchen Garden.
    Polish Your Own Stone @ Treak Cliff Cavern at CastletonSat 19 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Polish your own Blue John Stone! Come and work with our craftsmen to create your very own slice of polished Blue John Stone or different sized 'Jewel' stone.
    Summer Play Trail at Ilam ParkThu 24 Jul - Sun 14 Sep 2014A self led trail for families to explore Ilam Park and find hidden clues, with some great outdoor games along the way. Suitable for families of all ages, no need to book just turn up.
    Open Days at St Mary's Bridge ChapelTue 29 Apr - Sat 27 Sep 2014This 14th century chapel is open for visitors with free Admission (donations appreciated) every Tuesday and Saturday. Guides are on hand to explain the varied and fascinating history of this beautifully simple building.
    Cathedral Quarter Lunchtime WalksThu 29 May - Sat 27 Sep 2014Join renowned historian Richard Felix for a 45 minute tour of Derby's Cathedral Quarter, one of Derby's most historical areas and learn some fascinating and historical facts. Every Thursday at 12 noon. Meet outside Derby Cathedral.
    Wetton Treasure QuizFri 1 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014Use your powers of observation over the summer and enter the Wetton Treasure Quiz to try to win a cash prize. As you wander round the village, look out for our architectural treasures and interesting facts!
    Explore Eyam – Volunteer led walks at Eyam Hall Historic House and GardensTue 4 Mar - Sat 4 Oct 2014Tuesdays and Sundays From 4 March 11am: 5 miles into the surrounding countryside on farm tracks and fields. 14.30pm: a short walk, 2 miles around the village. Bring weather appropriate clothing.
    Contemporary Art Exhibition at Hardwick Hall at Hardwick EstateWed 11 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014The first contemporary art exhibition to take place at Hardwick Hall. Alastair Mackie's newly commissioned work 'Epitaph' uses cutting edge tecnhnology. Other works by Fiona Banner, Michael Craig-Martin & Gavin Turk. Hall closed Mon & Tues.
    Celebrating 30 Years Exhibition at Buxton Museum & Art GalleryFri 13 Sep 2013 - Sat 22 Nov 2014 Chapel Camera Club are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year with an exhibition of over 100 photographs at Buxton Museum & Art
    Crafty Afternoon at Bakewell Medway CentreFri 20 Jun 2014 - Sat 20 Jun 2015
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  • Australian Gothic Display at Cheadle Discovery and Visitor Centre,Sat 5 Jul - Sat 30 Aug 2014Pugin’s influence on Gothic architecture was extremely widespread. In Australia and Tazmania that influence is especially prominent due to Pugin’s friendship with a man named Robert William Wilson (1794-1866).
    Punch & Judy-for all ages! at Heights of Abraham Sun 27 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Richard Coombs returns for his 9th season! with the ever popular Punch and Judy for all ages. Shows daily at 11.30, 1.30 & 3.30.
    Melbourne Hall and GardensFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014The family home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr will be open. Once home of Victorian Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, who gave his name to the Australian city. Wonderful 18th century formal garden, pools, statues and Bakewell's birdcage.
    Museum Shop Featured Artist: Angela Thompson at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumTue 1 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Featured Artist in the Museum Shop this month - Angela Thompson. Handcrafted decorative glass items.
    Summer Pond Dipping at RSPB Coombes ValleySun 1 Jun - Sun 31 Aug 2014Come to Coombes and discover the depth and breadth of the exciting wildlife living in our pond. Hire a net and grab a spotter sheet and see what you can find. Great fun for all the family.
    Medieval Mayhem at Tropical Butterfly HouseSat 19 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Medieval Mayhem takes place daily 19th July – 31st August, 10am – 5.30pm, normal admission charges apply. Meet Lemurs, Otters, Meerkats and Owls. Try archery, the new woodland walk and medieval-themed crafts and games and Puppet show.
    Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Fri 1 Aug - Wed 3 Sep 2014"Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair" Open every weekend ~ Held In the "Brigade Hall" which is "Through the Gardens" in the Town Centre ~ Just follow the signs on foot during event days.
    32nd Derbyshire Open Art Competition at BuxtonFri 13 Jun - Fri 5 Sep 201432nd Derbyshire Open Arts Competition will be held at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. Entries accepted Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June 2014 10am - 4.30pm There are 11 prizes to be won. Preview Evening: Friday 27th June, prizegiving at 6.30p
    Summer Reading Challenge - Mythical Maze at SwadlincoteSun 13 Jul - Fri 5 Sep 2014Derbyshire Libraries will once again be running its annual Summer Reading Challenge. Register at your local library and collect your maze card then read 6 books through the school holidays to collect a medal and certificate at the end.
    Chesterfield Grammar School Exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and Art GallerySat 7 Jun - Sat 6 Sep 2014The latest exhibition at the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. An exhibition exploring the history of the Grammar School at Chesterfield. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
    Maize Maze - The Scarecrows Wedding at National Forest Adventure FarmSat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014The maze features 3 miles of pathways bridges and viewing towers. As you navigate the maze, take part in the quiz trail and help Harry O’Hay find all the items he needs to create the perfect wedding day.
    Pottery Beach at Denby Pottery Visitor CentreMon 14 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Soak up the sun in The Denby Visitors Centre most popular event of the year, Pottery Beach. Keep the kids entertained with creative craft sessions and special entertainers throughtout the summer holidays.
    The Garden of Imagination at Calke AbbeySat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Enjoy care free summer days in the Garden of Imagination and discover lots of natural play every day of the summer holidays in our Large Kitchen Garden.
    Polish Your Own Stone @ Treak Cliff Cavern at CastletonSat 19 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Polish your own Blue John Stone! Come and work with our craftsmen to create your very own slice of polished Blue John Stone or different sized 'Jewel' stone.
    Summer Play Trail at Ilam ParkThu 24 Jul - Sun 14 Sep 2014A self led trail for families to explore Ilam Park and find hidden clues, with some great outdoor games along the way. Suitable for families of all ages, no need to book just turn up.
    Open Days at St Mary's Bridge ChapelTue 29 Apr - Sat 27 Sep 2014This 14th century chapel is open for visitors with free Admission (donations appreciated) every Tuesday and Saturday. Guides are on hand to explain the varied and fascinating history of this beautifully simple building.
    Cathedral Quarter Lunchtime WalksThu 29 May - Sat 27 Sep 2014Join renowned historian Richard Felix for a 45 minute tour of Derby's Cathedral Quarter, one of Derby's most historical areas and learn some fascinating and historical facts. Every Thursday at 12 noon. Meet outside Derby Cathedral.
    Wetton Treasure QuizFri 1 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014Use your powers of observation over the summer and enter the Wetton Treasure Quiz to try to win a cash prize. As you wander round the village, look out for our architectural treasures and interesting facts!
    Explore Eyam – Volunteer led walks at Eyam Hall Historic House and GardensTue 4 Mar - Sat 4 Oct 2014Tuesdays and Sundays From 4 March 11am: 5 miles into the surrounding countryside on farm tracks and fields. 14.30pm: a short walk, 2 miles around the village. Bring weather appropriate clothing.
    Contemporary Art Exhibition at Hardwick Hall at Hardwick EstateWed 11 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014The first contemporary art exhibition to take place at Hardwick Hall. Alastair Mackie's newly commissioned work 'Epitaph' uses cutting edge tecnhnology. Other works by Fiona Banner, Michael Craig-Martin & Gavin Turk. Hall closed Mon & Tues.
    Celebrating 30 Years Exhibition at Buxton Museum & Art GalleryFri 13 Sep 2013 - Sat 22 Nov 2014 Chapel Camera Club are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year with an exhibition of over 100 photographs at Buxton Museum & Art
    Crafty Afternoon at Bakewell Medway CentreFri 20 Jun 2014 - Sat 20 Jun 2015
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  • Punch & Judy-for all ages! at Heights of Abraham Sun 27 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Richard Coombs returns for his 9th season! with the ever popular Punch and Judy for all ages. Shows daily at 11.30, 1.30 & 3.30.
    Melbourne Hall and GardensFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014The family home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr will be open. Once home of Victorian Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, who gave his name to the Australian city. Wonderful 18th century formal garden, pools, statues and Bakewell's birdcage.
    Museum Shop Featured Artist: Angela Thompson at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumTue 1 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Featured Artist in the Museum Shop this month - Angela Thompson. Handcrafted decorative glass items.
    Summer Pond Dipping at RSPB Coombes ValleySun 1 Jun - Sun 31 Aug 2014Come to Coombes and discover the depth and breadth of the exciting wildlife living in our pond. Hire a net and grab a spotter sheet and see what you can find. Great fun for all the family.
    Medieval Mayhem at Tropical Butterfly HouseSat 19 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Medieval Mayhem takes place daily 19th July – 31st August, 10am – 5.30pm, normal admission charges apply. Meet Lemurs, Otters, Meerkats and Owls. Try archery, the new woodland walk and medieval-themed crafts and games and Puppet show.
    Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Fri 1 Aug - Wed 3 Sep 2014"Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair" Open every weekend ~ Held In the "Brigade Hall" which is "Through the Gardens" in the Town Centre ~ Just follow the signs on foot during event days.
    32nd Derbyshire Open Art Competition at BuxtonFri 13 Jun - Fri 5 Sep 201432nd Derbyshire Open Arts Competition will be held at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. Entries accepted Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June 2014 10am - 4.30pm There are 11 prizes to be won. Preview Evening: Friday 27th June, prizegiving at 6.30p
    Summer Reading Challenge - Mythical Maze at SwadlincoteSun 13 Jul - Fri 5 Sep 2014Derbyshire Libraries will once again be running its annual Summer Reading Challenge. Register at your local library and collect your maze card then read 6 books through the school holidays to collect a medal and certificate at the end.
    Chesterfield Grammar School Exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and Art GallerySat 7 Jun - Sat 6 Sep 2014The latest exhibition at the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. An exhibition exploring the history of the Grammar School at Chesterfield. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
    Maize Maze - The Scarecrows Wedding at National Forest Adventure FarmSat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014The maze features 3 miles of pathways bridges and viewing towers. As you navigate the maze, take part in the quiz trail and help Harry O’Hay find all the items he needs to create the perfect wedding day.
    Pottery Beach at Denby Pottery Visitor CentreMon 14 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Soak up the sun in The Denby Visitors Centre most popular event of the year, Pottery Beach. Keep the kids entertained with creative craft sessions and special entertainers throughtout the summer holidays.
    The Garden of Imagination at Calke AbbeySat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Enjoy care free summer days in the Garden of Imagination and discover lots of natural play every day of the summer holidays in our Large Kitchen Garden.
    Polish Your Own Stone @ Treak Cliff Cavern at CastletonSat 19 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Polish your own Blue John Stone! Come and work with our craftsmen to create your very own slice of polished Blue John Stone or different sized 'Jewel' stone.
    Summer Play Trail at Ilam ParkThu 24 Jul - Sun 14 Sep 2014A self led trail for families to explore Ilam Park and find hidden clues, with some great outdoor games along the way. Suitable for families of all ages, no need to book just turn up.
    Open Days at St Mary's Bridge ChapelTue 29 Apr - Sat 27 Sep 2014This 14th century chapel is open for visitors with free Admission (donations appreciated) every Tuesday and Saturday. Guides are on hand to explain the varied and fascinating history of this beautifully simple building.
    Cathedral Quarter Lunchtime WalksThu 29 May - Sat 27 Sep 2014Join renowned historian Richard Felix for a 45 minute tour of Derby's Cathedral Quarter, one of Derby's most historical areas and learn some fascinating and historical facts. Every Thursday at 12 noon. Meet outside Derby Cathedral.
    Wetton Treasure QuizFri 1 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014Use your powers of observation over the summer and enter the Wetton Treasure Quiz to try to win a cash prize. As you wander round the village, look out for our architectural treasures and interesting facts!
    Explore Eyam – Volunteer led walks at Eyam Hall Historic House and GardensTue 4 Mar - Sat 4 Oct 2014Tuesdays and Sundays From 4 March 11am: 5 miles into the surrounding countryside on farm tracks and fields. 14.30pm: a short walk, 2 miles around the village. Bring weather appropriate clothing.
    Contemporary Art Exhibition at Hardwick Hall at Hardwick EstateWed 11 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014The first contemporary art exhibition to take place at Hardwick Hall. Alastair Mackie's newly commissioned work 'Epitaph' uses cutting edge tecnhnology. Other works by Fiona Banner, Michael Craig-Martin & Gavin Turk. Hall closed Mon & Tues.
    Celebrating 30 Years Exhibition at Buxton Museum & Art GalleryFri 13 Sep 2013 - Sat 22 Nov 2014 Chapel Camera Club are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year with an exhibition of over 100 photographs at Buxton Museum & Art
    Crafty Afternoon at Bakewell Medway CentreFri 20 Jun 2014 - Sat 20 Jun 2015

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Woodland Laser Combat Drop In at Rosliston Forestry CentreWed 20 Aug 2014Go wild in the woods!!! £2.50 per person, for a 10 minute laser game. Purchase a token in the Barn Shop and then make your way to the Combat woods and enjoy your game. No booking required.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Kraftiz Drop In at Rosliston Forestry CentreWed 20 Aug 2014Join Kraftiz for this drop in craft activity.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Wild Family Fundays at Hardwick EstateWed 20 Aug 2014Join us on Wednesday throughout the summer holidays for some wild family fun. Activities will differ each week. Meet in the Stableyard at Hardwick Hall.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Pirates of the Chesterfield Canal at Tapton Lock Visitor CentreWed 20 Aug 2014Join our pirate crew for it be time to make your pirate hat, take to the trails and hunt for natural treasures. Meet at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, S41 7JB.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Teddy Bears Picnic at Foxfield Steam RailwayWed 20 Aug 2014Bring your favourite teddy out for a lovely day at Foxfield Railway and not only will you be able to enjoy the steam-hauled train rides, but lots of fun activities for you and your best friend.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Family Explorer Day at Ilam ParkWed 20 Aug 2014Summer fun in Ilam Park - activities for families in the stableyard and park. No booking required, just turn up, £1 per child.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Romeo & Juliet outdoor theatre in the garden at ChatsworthWed 20 Aug 2014Join the Lord Chamberlain's Men this summer for the world's greatest love story. With action from the outset, jealousy, comedy, murder, banishment and the most famous balcony in the history of theatre!

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyWed 20 Aug 2014Starting from the The Bell Inn in Sadlergate, explore Derby's haunted and gory past on the City Centre Ghostwalk. Prepare for tales of the Black Death, brutal murders, and hauntings.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Wild Wednesdays at Elvaston Castle Country ParkWed 20 Aug 2014Go wild every wednesday throughout the summer holidays at Elvaston Castle. Each week there willbe different activities on offer, so come and have a go. Themes include environmental art, wildlife and nature, woodland skills and much more!

16 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Holymoorside Well Dressing under ConstructionSat 16 - Wed 20 Aug 2014Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers at work. Venue The well is dressed in a stone structure across from the playing field. nr the Bulls head Pub. (S42 7EJ)

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Earth Explorers Wanted! - Ranger Guided Walk at Middleton by Youlgreave Wed 20 Aug 20143 mile walk on easy terrain to discover a beautiful dale, with lots of activities aimed at children aged 5-11. Meet by the playground in the centre of Middleton by Youlgreave (GR: SK195 632) (PC: DE45 1LS) Start 10.30am, finish 3.30pm.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Off-road Mountain Bike Riding for Beginners at Parsley Hay Cycle Hire CentreWed 20 Aug 201411 miles. A family off road cycle along the High Peak Trail and Cardlemere Lane. Trail, un-surfaced track, minor roads. Meet at Parsley Hay Cycle Hire Centre.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Repton Village History Group visit to Upper Hall at HartshorneWed 20 Aug 2014Join Repton Village History Group for this visit to Upper Hall in Hartshorne. Please contact for further details of visit. Upper Hall, Main Street, Hartshorne, DE11 7ES.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Demolition Derby Talk at The Magic Attic ArchivesWed 20 Aug 2014Join The Magic Attic for this talk on Demolition Derby by Derek Palmer. Tea/coffee and biscuits included.

19 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Dovedale Sheepdog Trials at IlamTue 19 - Wed 20 Aug 2014Sheep dog trails in the glorious Staffordshire Peak District countryside around Ilam held over two days in August. First day: Local Trials from 2pm, Second day: Open Trial, from 7am with up to 90 competitors, from England & Wales.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Matlock Market at Hall Leys ParkWed 20 Aug 2014Matlock Market every Wednesday at Park Head, Hall Leys Park. Includes food, crafts, clothing and more. 9 am until 4pm.

19 August 2014 to 21 August 2014

Summer Gardens at Hopton Hall Tue 19 - Thu 21 Aug 2014Visit the restored formal gardens, including the walled garden, and follow meandering paths along the croquet lawn & rosewalk, around 2 ornamental ponds leading to the wildlife lake, Arboretum, Laburnum tunnel, Birch Avenue and more.

18 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

Out and Active at Rosliston Forestry CentreMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Fully supervised, fun-packed days for the kids over selected week days during the South Derbyshire school holidays. A fantastic range of outdoor activities may include; archery, laser games and climbing wall. Suitable for children aged 8+.

29 July 2014 to 22 August 2014

Summer Activities at The Farm at Tatton Park (NT)Tue 29 Jul - Fri 22 Aug 2014Milking demonstrations and meet our newly born ducklings and chicks! Learn more about all our new arrivals, listen to storytelling sessions (weekends), watch our sheep compete in the daily sheep hurdle challenge etc.

18 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

Kids' Summer Activity Days at Peak PursuitsMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Between 28th July-29th August 2014 children aged 7-14yrs can get into the great outdoors and enjoy canoeing, kayaking, challenges and great days out scrambling, climbing and abseiling at The Roaches in the Staffordshire Peak District.

18 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

Just For Kids - Heroes & Villains at Bolsover CastleMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Deadly enemies and bitter battles, choose your side and start your training. Pick up your musket and advance in the drill, hear astonishing tales of your favourite rogues and plot your ambush of Bolsover Castle.

19 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

Eyam Well Dressing Under ConstructionTue 19 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Find out more about this ancient custom by watching the well dressers at work. Venues Miner's Arms Car Park, Water Lane Thornedge, Main Road Aughton House, opposite the Church

18 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

Foolow Well Dressing under ConstructionMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Find out more about this ancient custom by watching the well dressers at work. The team uses seeds, grass, petals and leaves to make the picture. Venue Burdekin Hall, Foolow (S32 5QR), across the road from the Village Green

16 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Taddington Well DressingSat 16 - Sat 23 Aug 2014This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Taddington 3 wells are dressed. Blesing service 16th August 2.30pm

21 June 2014 to 23 August 2014

Leek & the Staffordshire Moorlands in WW1 at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 21 Jun - Sat 23 Aug 2014What started out as a local European war soon became a global war that lasted from 1914 to 1918, involved 28 nations from around the world, saw millions killed, devastated communities and became known as The Great War.

09 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

Dolls House, Dolls and Toy Exhibition at Bakewell All Saints Parish ChurchSat 9 - Mon 25 Aug 2014Toys from the Victorian period to the 1930s - at the Open Door Cafe at All Saints Parish Church Refreshments served all day

01 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

William Allitt School Art Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumFri 1 - Fri 29 Aug 2014An exhibition of William Allitt final year GCSE Art projects showcased in our temporary exhibition space. Mixed Media Art.

18 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

Children's Summer History Detectives Treasure Hunt at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumMon 18 - Fri 29 Aug 2014Follow our treasure trail around the Museum to find facts and treasure. A prize for each participant. All ages welcome.

05 July 2014 to 30 August 2014

Australian Gothic Display at Cheadle Discovery and Visitor Centre,Sat 5 Jul - Sat 30 Aug 2014Pugin’s influence on Gothic architecture was extremely widespread. In Australia and Tazmania that influence is especially prominent due to Pugin’s friendship with a man named Robert William Wilson (1794-1866).

02 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

27 July 2014 to 31 August 2014

Punch & Judy-for all ages! at Heights of Abraham Sun 27 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Richard Coombs returns for his 9th season! with the ever popular Punch and Judy for all ages. Shows daily at 11.30, 1.30 & 3.30.

01 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Melbourne Hall and GardensFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014The family home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr will be open. Once home of Victorian Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, who gave his name to the Australian city. Wonderful 18th century formal garden, pools, statues and Bakewell's birdcage.

01 July 2014 to 31 August 2014

Museum Shop Featured Artist: Angela Thompson at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumTue 1 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Featured Artist in the Museum Shop this month - Angela Thompson. Handcrafted decorative glass items.

01 June 2014 to 31 August 2014

Summer Pond Dipping at RSPB Coombes ValleySun 1 Jun - Sun 31 Aug 2014Come to Coombes and discover the depth and breadth of the exciting wildlife living in our pond. Hire a net and grab a spotter sheet and see what you can find. Great fun for all the family.

19 July 2014 to 31 August 2014

Medieval Mayhem at Tropical Butterfly HouseSat 19 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014Medieval Mayhem takes place daily 19th July – 31st August, 10am – 5.30pm, normal admission charges apply. Meet Lemurs, Otters, Meerkats and Owls. Try archery, the new woodland walk and medieval-themed crafts and games and Puppet show.

21 July 2014 to 03 September 2014

01 August 2014 to 03 September 2014

Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Fri 1 Aug - Wed 3 Sep 2014"Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair" Open every weekend ~ Held In the "Brigade Hall" which is "Through the Gardens" in the Town Centre ~ Just follow the signs on foot during event days.

13 June 2014 to 05 September 2014

32nd Derbyshire Open Art Competition at BuxtonFri 13 Jun - Fri 5 Sep 201432nd Derbyshire Open Arts Competition will be held at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. Entries accepted Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June 2014 10am - 4.30pm There are 11 prizes to be won. Preview Evening: Friday 27th June, prizegiving at 6.30p

13 July 2014 to 05 September 2014

Summer Reading Challenge - Mythical Maze at SwadlincoteSun 13 Jul - Fri 5 Sep 2014Derbyshire Libraries will once again be running its annual Summer Reading Challenge. Register at your local library and collect your maze card then read 6 books through the school holidays to collect a medal and certificate at the end.

07 June 2014 to 06 September 2014

Chesterfield Grammar School Exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and Art GallerySat 7 Jun - Sat 6 Sep 2014The latest exhibition at the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. An exhibition exploring the history of the Grammar School at Chesterfield. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

12 July 2014 to 07 September 2014

Maize Maze - The Scarecrows Wedding at National Forest Adventure FarmSat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014The maze features 3 miles of pathways bridges and viewing towers. As you navigate the maze, take part in the quiz trail and help Harry O’Hay find all the items he needs to create the perfect wedding day.

14 July 2014 to 07 September 2014

Pottery Beach at Denby Pottery Visitor CentreMon 14 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Soak up the sun in The Denby Visitors Centre most popular event of the year, Pottery Beach. Keep the kids entertained with creative craft sessions and special entertainers throughtout the summer holidays.

12 July 2014 to 07 September 2014

The Garden of Imagination at Calke AbbeySat 12 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Enjoy care free summer days in the Garden of Imagination and discover lots of natural play every day of the summer holidays in our Large Kitchen Garden.

19 July 2014 to 07 September 2014

Polish Your Own Stone @ Treak Cliff Cavern at CastletonSat 19 Jul - Sun 7 Sep 2014Polish your own Blue John Stone! Come and work with our craftsmen to create your very own slice of polished Blue John Stone or different sized 'Jewel' stone.

24 July 2014 to 14 September 2014

Summer Play Trail at Ilam ParkThu 24 Jul - Sun 14 Sep 2014A self led trail for families to explore Ilam Park and find hidden clues, with some great outdoor games along the way. Suitable for families of all ages, no need to book just turn up.

29 April 2014 to 27 September 2014

Open Days at St Mary's Bridge ChapelTue 29 Apr - Sat 27 Sep 2014This 14th century chapel is open for visitors with free Admission (donations appreciated) every Tuesday and Saturday. Guides are on hand to explain the varied and fascinating history of this beautifully simple building.

29 May 2014 to 27 September 2014

Cathedral Quarter Lunchtime WalksThu 29 May - Sat 27 Sep 2014Join renowned historian Richard Felix for a 45 minute tour of Derby's Cathedral Quarter, one of Derby's most historical areas and learn some fascinating and historical facts. Every Thursday at 12 noon. Meet outside Derby Cathedral.

01 August 2014 to 28 September 2014

Wetton Treasure QuizFri 1 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014Use your powers of observation over the summer and enter the Wetton Treasure Quiz to try to win a cash prize. As you wander round the village, look out for our architectural treasures and interesting facts!

04 March 2014 to 04 October 2014

Explore Eyam – Volunteer led walks at Eyam Hall Historic House and GardensTue 4 Mar - Sat 4 Oct 2014Tuesdays and Sundays From 4 March 11am: 5 miles into the surrounding countryside on farm tracks and fields. 14.30pm: a short walk, 2 miles around the village. Bring weather appropriate clothing.

11 June 2014 to 16 November 2014

Contemporary Art Exhibition at Hardwick Hall at Hardwick EstateWed 11 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014The first contemporary art exhibition to take place at Hardwick Hall. Alastair Mackie's newly commissioned work 'Epitaph' uses cutting edge tecnhnology. Other works by Fiona Banner, Michael Craig-Martin & Gavin Turk. Hall closed Mon & Tues.

13 September 2013 to 22 November 2014

Celebrating 30 Years Exhibition at Buxton Museum & Art GalleryFri 13 Sep 2013 - Sat 22 Nov 2014 Chapel Camera Club are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year with an exhibition of over 100 photographs at Buxton Museum & Art

20 June 2014 to 20 June 2015

Crafty Afternoon at Bakewell Medway CentreFri 20 Jun 2014 - Sat 20 Jun 2015

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