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The Shrigley Hall Hotel

Win a short break at Shrigley Hall!

Enter our exclusive competition for your chance to win a mini break at The Shrigley Hall Hotel. Simply enter your details via the form below to be in with a chance of winning.

The prize includes:

  • One night Bed & Breakfast accommodation for two people.
  • Three course dinner in the Oakridge Restaurant.
  • Full use of the leisure club, featuring a gym, swimming pool, spa, sauna and steam room.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability, valid until 31st March 2017 excluding Bank Holidays, Christmas and special events.
  • One entry per person.
  • Closing date midnight 30th September 2016.
  • The winner will be chosen at random after the closing date.
  • Prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
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Autumn Inspiration

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to explore the Peak District and Derbyshire, with the children back at school it's the perfect opportunity to take some time out and enjoy a break in a secluded cottage or a stylish country house hotel, spending the days exploring and kicking up the leaves on a woodland walk followed by cosying up in the evening by a welcoming open fire.

 Autumn walks

Autumn WalksWalking in the Peak District and Derbyshire is a joy at any time of the year, but in autumn the beautiful golden colours of the leaves changing just makes it that little bit more special. There are loads of great routes from challenging treks up hills and crags to simple circular walks in the Peak District and Derbyshire countryside.

Halloween

HalloweenFor all of your fright nights and ghoulish goings on head to your favourite haunts in the Peak District and Derbyshire, there are plenty of Halloween events happening.

Eating out

Eating outDining out in the Peak District and Derbyshire is a gourmet delight. With a huge variety of venues ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to country pubs and traditional tea rooms to city bistros, you'll be spoilt for choice!

Autumn gardens

Parks and GardensAutumn is a wonderful season to discover Derbyshire gardens, picturesque parkland and beautiful recreation areas with gardens and woodlands. 

Stay in luxury

Stay in luxuryTreat yourself, be indulgent and book a stay in an exclusive, comfortable country house hotel in a superb countryside setting or relax and unwind in a cottage with a hot tub.

Autumn inspiration

Autumn inspirationThe Peak District looks stunning in Autumn - enjoy this pictorial guide as to what this splendid season has in store for us. 

Autumn events

Hayfield Woodland Mini Festival

Hayfield

Sun 2 Oct 2016

An exciting event filled with plenty to see and do to keep anyone busy for an hour or all day. A great opportunity to explore traditional and contemporary woodland crafts.

Foraging at Shipley Country Park

Wild Food Forage

Heanor

Sun 2 Oct 2016

A walk around Shipley Country Park in search of useful trees, plants and fungi. This walk will concentrate on exploring seasonal wild food, medicine and craft materials in the area.

Wildlife Photography Workshop 3: Fabulous Fungi

Chesterfield

Sat 8 Oct 2016

Join our ranger, who is a wildlife expert and photography enthusiast,for this workshop which will help you make the most of your camera. Learn about lighting, perspective and composition. Explore the woodland searching for fabulous fungi

Halloween Story Walks

Swadlincote

Fri 28 Oct 2016

Thrill to the excitement of the forest at night, bring your halloween creeps and shivers a plenty. Who will you meet this scary Halloween night? Are you brave enough. Designed as an introduction for younger families to the fun of Halloween!

Railway Workshop Open Day

Wirksworth

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Visit some of the oldest railway workshops in the world and see them come alive. Have-a-go on the forge and, with the help of our Engine House Wardens, make a useful poker to take home and keep.

Bonfire & Fireworks

Ashbourne

Fri 4 Nov 2016

Bonfire & Fireworks

MDF Christmas Wreath ~ Workshop

Swadlincote

Sat 12 Nov 2016

Join Julie from Kraftiz to create a fabulous wreath for your front door ~ all materials provided, please contact for further details and to book.

Step into the Woods - Children's Workshop

Swadlincote

Sat 12 Nov 2016

Join Helen from The Sunflower Plot for this fun autumnal themed workshop! Packed full of fun activities All materials included. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.

Mosaic Workshops

Heanor

Sun 20 Nov 2016

Join the Countryside Service for this introductory workshop to the art of mosaics. We will guide you while you create a stunning piece of mosaic artwork to take home.

Christmas Wreath Making at Elvaston Castle

Derby

Sun 4 Dec 2016

Using materials collected within the grounds this workshop on the art of traditional wreath-making will show you how to make your own Christmas Wreath for you to take home and hang on your door.

Elvaston Castle Festive Family Fun Day

Derby

Sun 4 Dec 2016

Visit the Elves workshop (write a letter to Father Christmas & make a decoration) or join Father Christmas in Elvaston's Gothic Hall to hear traditional Christmas tales from around the world.

Signs of Spring ~ Wildlife Watch

Swadlincote

Tue 14 Feb 2017

You are invited to drop in and make origami pots and plant some Summer seeds to take away at this indoor activity session.

'The Chatsworth Experience'

Owned by The Duke of Devonshire and located within the Chatsworth Estate are two historic inns, The Devonshire Arms at Beeley and The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley. Both are ideally placed for visitors to Chatsworth’s magnificent house and garden.
‘The Chatsworth Experience’ is a two night stay at either property, including three course dinner and full Derbyshire breakfast and a choice of room categories, which also includes two entry tickets to Chatsworth House and Garden. (Offer is valid until 31 October 2016, Sun – Thurs only)
'The Chatsworth Experience'