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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 September

 

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Throughout September & October, Matlock Bath Illuminations are a must!

 

Christmas
Events  
                      

Browse Christmas Events

Browse a range of Christmas events including Carol Concerts to Christmas Craft Fairs.

 

Derwent
Pulse

Derwent Pulse events

Derwent Pulse is a light flow the length of the Derwent that explores the river and its heritage.

 

Ghost Walks and Halloween                    

Ghost Walks

Get scared with a ghost walk around Derby or a spooky halloween event.

 
 

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

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  • 'WITCH WILLOUGHBY' returns… at Heights of Abraham Sat 25 - Thu 30 Oct 2014'WITCH WILLOUGHBY' returns…with spells, broom making, hat making and all sorts of spooky surprises and tales. Brooms Make a full sized Broom! Hats and that.. Wizard and Witches hat creations plus a little bit more..
    Kathy Spall Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumWed 1 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Exhibition of original artwork by Kathy Spall in the Coffee Shop.
    Museum Shop Featured Artist: Kathy Spall at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumMon 1 Sep - Fri 31 Oct 2014Featured Artist in the Museum Shop this month. Kathy Spall - 3D glass and ceramics.
    Just For Kids -Ghosts & Ghouls at Bolsover CastleMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween. Thrilling tricks and tasty treats await at creepy Bolsover Castle.
    Half Term Activities for Children at Queen's Park Sports CentreMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014A wide range of activities for children aged between 6 and 14 years of age. A consent form must be filled in for each child when booking. All activities must be paid for at the time of booking. Children can do half days or full days.
    Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Sat 25 - Fri 31 Oct 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.
    Multi Sports Camp at Etwall Leisure CentreMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Active Nation are running a multi sports camp during half term. Sports include badminton, rounders, dodgeball, football, basketball, cricket and more. 8-14 year olds can join us for fun splash session 2pm-3.30pm. Under 8's continue 2-3pm.
    Patchwork and Stitchery at The Foxlowe Arts CentreSat 6 Sep - Sat 1 Nov 2014Patchwork and Stitchery is an exciting, innovative and extremely colourful exhibition by author and designer Carol Phillipson showing patchwork and stitchery from her books and new designs. Many of the quilts will be on sale.
    C.A.T.S. Presents - 'The House of Dracula' at CheadleWed 29 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014C.A.T.S. invite you to a Spooktacular, Fangtastic fast moving horror farce, "The House of Dracula" written by Martin Downing and directed by Keith Steventon ***The play contains lighting effects and adult language***
    Chesterfield Market FestivalFri 24 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Highlights of this years Festival include, Forties Market, Chesterfield Bargain Hunt and Chesterfield CAMRA Beer Festival, plus lots more, all centred on Chesterfield's famous open air market. Full programme available September.
    Play - Theatre of Ghosts at Rose Theatre at ChesterfieldTue 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014A reseacher visits an abandoned theatre in search of a lost play. The theatre lies empty and a tangled web of dangerous secrets hides in the darkness of the auditorium! Event at: Rose Theatre, Eastwood Buildings, Rose Hill, S40 1LW
    Scarefest at Alton Towers ResortSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2014 Scarfest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!
    Fright Fest - Crow Wood Spooky Trail at Lyme Park, House and GardenSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Seek out spooky crows and creepy crawlies this Halloween, on a self guided trail around Crow Wood.
    Starlight Halloween at Crich Tramway VillageSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014The vintage trams will be taking visitors on spooktacular rides as Crich Tramway Village stages its one night only Spooktacular Starlight Halloween event.
    Autumn Half Term & Halloween at Chestnut Centre at Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & WildlifeFri 24 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Arts & Crafts Session: Daily from Fri 24th Oct to Sun 2nd Nov Cost: £3.00 The Popular Poo Trail is back! daily from 10.30am to 3.30pm between 24th October to 2nd Nov cost: £1.00 Lantern Making Workshop Fri 31st October cost: £4.50
    Halloween Scavenger Hunt at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Over Halloween our woodland guardian fairies have been scared away by naughty goblins! Can you collect all the wild ingredients needed to make a magic potion and send the goblins away? A self-guided scavenger hunt with a Halloween treat!
    Spooky Halloween Trail at Ilam ParkSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Explore Ilam Park on a spooky self led trail for families. Creep through the woods to hunt for hidden clues, make a potion and collect a spooky biscuit.
    Halloween at ChatsworthSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Ghoulish fun lurking around every corner ... join us if you dare Visit the house, garden and farmyard and adventure playgroud to enjoy the daytime Halloween activities.
    Polish Your Own Stone @ Treak Cliff CavernSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 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.
    Feathers & Furries at BuxtonTue 2 Sep - Sun 2 Nov 2014Five artists depict animals and birds in different media at the Art Cafe, Pavilion Gardens Cafe, St John's Road, Buxton.
    Derwent Pulse at Upper Derwent ValleyThu 9 Oct - Wed 5 Nov 2014Derwent Pulse, a Derwent Valley Mill World Heritage Site commission by Charles Monkhouse, is a light flow the length of the Derwent that explores the river and its heritage.
    Wirksworth & The Great War at Wirksworth Town HallTue 30 Sep - Fri 14 Nov 2014Wirksworth and the Great War is dedicated to the men of Wirksworth and their families, how they lived and died for their country and the impact on the town.
    Staffordshire Enjoy Art at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 4 Oct - Sat 15 Nov 2014Staffordshire Enjoy Art helps to raise awareness of professional or semi-professional artists living, and/or working, in the area. Supported by Destination Staffordshire.
    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.
    Stage Presence Exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and Art GallerySat 13 Sep - Sat 22 Nov 2014This exhibition will focus on the work done by the Civic Theatre Friends to archive and celebrate the remarkable life of Britain's first civic theatre, launched in February 1949. The Musuem is open Monday and Thursday to Saturday.
    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
    Treasure: Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard at ReptonTue 7 Oct - Thu 27 Nov 2014At St Wystans Church, Repton, Derbyshire,DE65 6FH. An exhibition of replica items that tells the story of Staffordshire Hoard, the amazon collection of Anglo- Saxon jewellery and other special objects found near Tamworth in 2009.
    The Big Draw at Chesterfield Museum and Art GalleryFri 24 Oct - Fri 28 Nov 2014Explore your artistic talent as you follow the trail of weird and wonderful objects around the Museum. Draw, colour and put your works of art on display in the Art Gallery. The Museum is open Monday and Thursday to Saturday.
    Glenn Ibbitson Consignment at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 20 Sep - Sat 29 Nov 2014Glenn Ibbitson Consignment 20th September to 29th November 2013 Meet the artist: Friday 28th November 2pm-4pm Buxton Museum and Art Gallery www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum
    Peak District Photography Gallery at Bakewell Visitor Centre Wed 1 Oct - Wed 31 Dec 2014Come and enjoy our fully accessible gallery, on the mezzanine floor of the historic Old Market Hall in the centre of Bakewell.
    Buxton Before The War at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 25 Oct 2014 - Sat 10 Jan 2015As the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War continue, this exhibition presents a variety of photographs taken in Buxton between 1900 and 1914.
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  • Pumpkin Carving Workshops at Biddulph Grange GardenThu 30 Oct 2014Create your own spooky pumpkin! Pick a pumpkin and with the help of our friendly gardeners in their workshop, carve a fantastic pumpkin for Hallowe'en, then enjoy a free cup of tea or juice in the tea-room!
    Frozen (PG) at The Foxlowe Arts CentreThu 30 Oct 2014Come and sing along to Walt Disney’s Frozen on the big screen at the Foxlowe this half term. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his reindeer Sven to find her sister Elsa.
    'WITCH WILLOUGHBY' returns… at Heights of Abraham Sat 25 - Thu 30 Oct 2014'WITCH WILLOUGHBY' returns…with spells, broom making, hat making and all sorts of spooky surprises and tales. Brooms Make a full sized Broom! Hats and that.. Wizard and Witches hat creations plus a little bit more..
    Vintage Cream Teas - 1940's Style! at Java Coffee CompanyThu 30 Oct 2014Java Coffee Company presents a day of Vintage Cream Teas in 1940's style! Booking is advisable for this event due to the limited amount of tables but it is not essential You can also dress up in Fancy Dress if you wish!
    Spotlight Comedy Club (October) at Winding WheelThu 30 Oct 2014Justin Moorhouse has his own BBC Radio 4 show ‘Everyone Quite Likes Justin. Jonathan Pelham was runner up in ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ and was BBC Radio New Comedy Awards Judge’s Choice. With Compere Anthony J Brown. Doors open 7.15 pm.
    Magic Eye - Victorian Optical Illusions at Chesterfield Museum and Art GalleryThu 30 Oct 2014Did you know that the kaleidoscope was invented by the Victorians? Do you know what a magic lantern is? Explore the weird and wonderful world of optical illusions at Chesterfield Museum.
    Spooky Spells and Terrible Tales at Arkwright's Cromford MillsThu 30 Oct 2014Using craft and creative writing, children (and adults) will become word wizards for the morning.
    Chesterfield Festival Bargain Hunt at Chesterfield MarketThu 30 Oct 2014Eric Knowles and James Lewis (from BBC’s ‘Bargain Hunt’) take two teams around the Flea Market in search of the best bargains with £100 to spend. Purchases auctioned off at 1.30 pm and all money raised goes to the Mayor’s Appeal.
    1940s Market at Chesterfield MarketThu 30 Oct 2014Rummage through the stalls at one of the biggest flea markets in the country. Who knows, you might even find a hidden treasure or a priceless antique. Enjoy 40s music, entertainment and exhibits and meet the stall holders in fancy dress.
    1940's Market - Make Do and Mend Demonstration at Chesterfield MarketThu 30 Oct 2014As part of the 1940's themed Market, StraightCurves Crafts are holding 'Make and Do and Mend' demonstrations! The event will take place in the StraightCurves studio in the Market Hall.
    Black History Month - Quiz Night at ChesterfieldThu 30 Oct 2014Chesterfield's African Caribbean Community Association presents a Quiz Night! Refreshments provided. This event is being held as part of 'Black History Month'. Event held at 6 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, S40 4AA
    Chesterfield Ghost Walks at Rykneld Square ChesterfieldThu 30 Oct 2014Take a 1½ hour trip into Chesterfield’s Twilight Zone and listen to stories of strange sounds, shocking shades and supernatural slaughters – if you dare. Booking essential, please bring a torch.
    Quiz Night at AshbourneThu 30 Oct 2014Quiz night at The Horns pub on Victoria Square every Thursday
    Orchard Day / Apple Day at SwadlincoteThu 30 Oct 2014On The Delph, Swadlincote. Lots of different apples and other autumn fruits to see and try! Swap recipes for jams and chutneys and taste some we made earlier ... Press to make Apple juice. In conjunction with the Farmer's Market.
    Swadlincote Farmers' & Producers' Market at Swadlincote MarketThu 30 Oct 2014You are invited to come along and see what is on offer from our local producers, see what is Grown, Raised, Made, Brewed, Pickled, Bottled, Baked or Caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Free Entry & Free Parking in Swadlincote
    Ancient tales, modern adventures at Brough Park Thu 30 Oct 2014Storytelling, story making and art; what adventures can we invent for the trees, animals and children of Brough Park?
    Toddle Time Thursday at Ashbourne Leisure CentreThu 30 Oct 2014Get active with your toddler this half term with our soft play area and bouncy castle. All Welcome
    Tennis Coaching at Ashbourne Leisure CentreThu 30 Oct 2014Did you enjoy this years tennis tournaments? Come and continue the fun with our LTA qualified coaches. All Welcome
    Spooky Half Term Activities at Ashbourne Heritage Centre Thu 30 Oct 2014Visit Ashbourne's Heritage Centre for spooky fun including 'Hunt the Bat' and 'Knit a Cobweb' Various displays and artefacts include at present -Ashbourne’s Goss China, maps of Ashbourne 1547 and 1830 and items dug up in the back garden!
    Halloween Storywalks at Allestree Park Thu 30 - Fri 31 Oct 2014At 8pm, both Thurs 30th and Fri 31st October, 2 walks for adults / >12 yrs, also meeting at Old Allestree Hall. .
    Kathy Spall Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumWed 1 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Exhibition of original artwork by Kathy Spall in the Coffee Shop.
    Museum Shop Featured Artist: Kathy Spall at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumMon 1 Sep - Fri 31 Oct 2014Featured Artist in the Museum Shop this month. Kathy Spall - 3D glass and ceramics.
    Just For Kids -Ghosts & Ghouls at Bolsover CastleMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween. Thrilling tricks and tasty treats await at creepy Bolsover Castle.
    Half Term Activities for Children at Queen's Park Sports CentreMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014A wide range of activities for children aged between 6 and 14 years of age. A consent form must be filled in for each child when booking. All activities must be paid for at the time of booking. Children can do half days or full days.
    Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Sat 25 - Fri 31 Oct 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.
    Multi Sports Camp at Etwall Leisure CentreMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Active Nation are running a multi sports camp during half term. Sports include badminton, rounders, dodgeball, football, basketball, cricket and more. 8-14 year olds can join us for fun splash session 2pm-3.30pm. Under 8's continue 2-3pm.
    Patchwork and Stitchery at The Foxlowe Arts CentreSat 6 Sep - Sat 1 Nov 2014Patchwork and Stitchery is an exciting, innovative and extremely colourful exhibition by author and designer Carol Phillipson showing patchwork and stitchery from her books and new designs. Many of the quilts will be on sale.
    C.A.T.S. Presents - 'The House of Dracula' at CheadleWed 29 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014C.A.T.S. invite you to a Spooktacular, Fangtastic fast moving horror farce, "The House of Dracula" written by Martin Downing and directed by Keith Steventon ***The play contains lighting effects and adult language***
    Chesterfield Market FestivalFri 24 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Highlights of this years Festival include, Forties Market, Chesterfield Bargain Hunt and Chesterfield CAMRA Beer Festival, plus lots more, all centred on Chesterfield's famous open air market. Full programme available September.
    Play - Theatre of Ghosts at Rose Theatre at ChesterfieldTue 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014A reseacher visits an abandoned theatre in search of a lost play. The theatre lies empty and a tangled web of dangerous secrets hides in the darkness of the auditorium! Event at: Rose Theatre, Eastwood Buildings, Rose Hill, S40 1LW
    Exhibitions at Ashbourne Heritage Centre Thu 30 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Ashbourne has a wealth of important and historically significant buildings, people, places and events. The local Heritage Centre hosts a series of changing exhibitions reflecting the towns history.
    Scarefest at Alton Towers ResortSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2014 Scarfest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!
    Fright Fest - Crow Wood Spooky Trail at Lyme Park, House and GardenSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Seek out spooky crows and creepy crawlies this Halloween, on a self guided trail around Crow Wood.
    Starlight Halloween at Crich Tramway VillageSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014The vintage trams will be taking visitors on spooktacular rides as Crich Tramway Village stages its one night only Spooktacular Starlight Halloween event.
    Autumn Half Term & Halloween at Chestnut Centre at Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & WildlifeFri 24 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Arts & Crafts Session: Daily from Fri 24th Oct to Sun 2nd Nov Cost: £3.00 The Popular Poo Trail is back! daily from 10.30am to 3.30pm between 24th October to 2nd Nov cost: £1.00 Lantern Making Workshop Fri 31st October cost: £4.50
    Halloween Scavenger Hunt at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Over Halloween our woodland guardian fairies have been scared away by naughty goblins! Can you collect all the wild ingredients needed to make a magic potion and send the goblins away? A self-guided scavenger hunt with a Halloween treat!
    Spooky Halloween Trail at Ilam ParkSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Explore Ilam Park on a spooky self led trail for families. Creep through the woods to hunt for hidden clues, make a potion and collect a spooky biscuit.
    Halloween at ChatsworthSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Ghoulish fun lurking around every corner ... join us if you dare Visit the house, garden and farmyard and adventure playgroud to enjoy the daytime Halloween activities.
    Polish Your Own Stone @ Treak Cliff CavernSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 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.
    Feathers & Furries at BuxtonTue 2 Sep - Sun 2 Nov 2014Five artists depict animals and birds in different media at the Art Cafe, Pavilion Gardens Cafe, St John's Road, Buxton.
    Derwent Pulse at Upper Derwent ValleyThu 9 Oct - Wed 5 Nov 2014Derwent Pulse, a Derwent Valley Mill World Heritage Site commission by Charles Monkhouse, is a light flow the length of the Derwent that explores the river and its heritage.
    Wirksworth & The Great War at Wirksworth Town HallTue 30 Sep - Fri 14 Nov 2014Wirksworth and the Great War is dedicated to the men of Wirksworth and their families, how they lived and died for their country and the impact on the town.
    Staffordshire Enjoy Art at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 4 Oct - Sat 15 Nov 2014Staffordshire Enjoy Art helps to raise awareness of professional or semi-professional artists living, and/or working, in the area. Supported by Destination Staffordshire.
    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.
    Stage Presence Exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and Art GallerySat 13 Sep - Sat 22 Nov 2014This exhibition will focus on the work done by the Civic Theatre Friends to archive and celebrate the remarkable life of Britain's first civic theatre, launched in February 1949. The Musuem is open Monday and Thursday to Saturday.
    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
    Treasure: Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard at ReptonTue 7 Oct - Thu 27 Nov 2014At St Wystans Church, Repton, Derbyshire,DE65 6FH. An exhibition of replica items that tells the story of Staffordshire Hoard, the amazon collection of Anglo- Saxon jewellery and other special objects found near Tamworth in 2009.
    The Big Draw at Chesterfield Museum and Art GalleryFri 24 Oct - Fri 28 Nov 2014Explore your artistic talent as you follow the trail of weird and wonderful objects around the Museum. Draw, colour and put your works of art on display in the Art Gallery. The Museum is open Monday and Thursday to Saturday.
    Glenn Ibbitson Consignment at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 20 Sep - Sat 29 Nov 2014Glenn Ibbitson Consignment 20th September to 29th November 2013 Meet the artist: Friday 28th November 2pm-4pm Buxton Museum and Art Gallery www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum
    Peak District Photography Gallery at Bakewell Visitor Centre Wed 1 Oct - Wed 31 Dec 2014Come and enjoy our fully accessible gallery, on the mezzanine floor of the historic Old Market Hall in the centre of Bakewell.
    Buxton Before The War at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 25 Oct 2014 - Sat 10 Jan 2015As the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War continue, this exhibition presents a variety of photographs taken in Buxton between 1900 and 1914.
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  • Halloween Storywalks at Allestree Park Thu 30 - Fri 31 Oct 2014At 8pm, both Thurs 30th and Fri 31st October, 2 walks for adults / >12 yrs, also meeting at Old Allestree Hall. .
    Kathy Spall Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumWed 1 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Exhibition of original artwork by Kathy Spall in the Coffee Shop.
    Museum Shop Featured Artist: Kathy Spall at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumMon 1 Sep - Fri 31 Oct 2014Featured Artist in the Museum Shop this month. Kathy Spall - 3D glass and ceramics.
    Just For Kids -Ghosts & Ghouls at Bolsover CastleMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween. Thrilling tricks and tasty treats await at creepy Bolsover Castle.
    Half Term Activities for Children at Queen's Park Sports CentreMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014A wide range of activities for children aged between 6 and 14 years of age. A consent form must be filled in for each child when booking. All activities must be paid for at the time of booking. Children can do half days or full days.
    Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Sat 25 - Fri 31 Oct 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.
    Multi Sports Camp at Etwall Leisure CentreMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Active Nation are running a multi sports camp during half term. Sports include badminton, rounders, dodgeball, football, basketball, cricket and more. 8-14 year olds can join us for fun splash session 2pm-3.30pm. Under 8's continue 2-3pm.
    Patchwork and Stitchery at The Foxlowe Arts CentreSat 6 Sep - Sat 1 Nov 2014Patchwork and Stitchery is an exciting, innovative and extremely colourful exhibition by author and designer Carol Phillipson showing patchwork and stitchery from her books and new designs. Many of the quilts will be on sale.
    C.A.T.S. Presents - 'The House of Dracula' at CheadleWed 29 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014C.A.T.S. invite you to a Spooktacular, Fangtastic fast moving horror farce, "The House of Dracula" written by Martin Downing and directed by Keith Steventon ***The play contains lighting effects and adult language***
    Chesterfield Market FestivalFri 24 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Highlights of this years Festival include, Forties Market, Chesterfield Bargain Hunt and Chesterfield CAMRA Beer Festival, plus lots more, all centred on Chesterfield's famous open air market. Full programme available September.
    Play - Theatre of Ghosts at Rose Theatre at ChesterfieldTue 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014A reseacher visits an abandoned theatre in search of a lost play. The theatre lies empty and a tangled web of dangerous secrets hides in the darkness of the auditorium! Event at: Rose Theatre, Eastwood Buildings, Rose Hill, S40 1LW
    Exhibitions at Ashbourne Heritage Centre Thu 30 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Ashbourne has a wealth of important and historically significant buildings, people, places and events. The local Heritage Centre hosts a series of changing exhibitions reflecting the towns history.
    Scarefest at Alton Towers ResortSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2014 Scarfest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!
    Fright Fest - Crow Wood Spooky Trail at Lyme Park, House and GardenSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Seek out spooky crows and creepy crawlies this Halloween, on a self guided trail around Crow Wood.
    Starlight Halloween at Crich Tramway VillageSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014The vintage trams will be taking visitors on spooktacular rides as Crich Tramway Village stages its one night only Spooktacular Starlight Halloween event.
    Autumn Half Term & Halloween at Chestnut Centre at Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & WildlifeFri 24 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Arts & Crafts Session: Daily from Fri 24th Oct to Sun 2nd Nov Cost: £3.00 The Popular Poo Trail is back! daily from 10.30am to 3.30pm between 24th October to 2nd Nov cost: £1.00 Lantern Making Workshop Fri 31st October cost: £4.50
    Halloween Scavenger Hunt at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Over Halloween our woodland guardian fairies have been scared away by naughty goblins! Can you collect all the wild ingredients needed to make a magic potion and send the goblins away? A self-guided scavenger hunt with a Halloween treat!
    Spooky Halloween Trail at Ilam ParkSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Explore Ilam Park on a spooky self led trail for families. Creep through the woods to hunt for hidden clues, make a potion and collect a spooky biscuit.
    Halloween at ChatsworthSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Ghoulish fun lurking around every corner ... join us if you dare Visit the house, garden and farmyard and adventure playgroud to enjoy the daytime Halloween activities.
    Polish Your Own Stone @ Treak Cliff CavernSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 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.
    Feathers & Furries at BuxtonTue 2 Sep - Sun 2 Nov 2014Five artists depict animals and birds in different media at the Art Cafe, Pavilion Gardens Cafe, St John's Road, Buxton.
    Derwent Pulse at Upper Derwent ValleyThu 9 Oct - Wed 5 Nov 2014Derwent Pulse, a Derwent Valley Mill World Heritage Site commission by Charles Monkhouse, is a light flow the length of the Derwent that explores the river and its heritage.
    Wirksworth & The Great War at Wirksworth Town HallTue 30 Sep - Fri 14 Nov 2014Wirksworth and the Great War is dedicated to the men of Wirksworth and their families, how they lived and died for their country and the impact on the town.
    Staffordshire Enjoy Art at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 4 Oct - Sat 15 Nov 2014Staffordshire Enjoy Art helps to raise awareness of professional or semi-professional artists living, and/or working, in the area. Supported by Destination Staffordshire.
    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.
    Stage Presence Exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and Art GallerySat 13 Sep - Sat 22 Nov 2014This exhibition will focus on the work done by the Civic Theatre Friends to archive and celebrate the remarkable life of Britain's first civic theatre, launched in February 1949. The Musuem is open Monday and Thursday to Saturday.
    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
    Treasure: Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard at ReptonTue 7 Oct - Thu 27 Nov 2014At St Wystans Church, Repton, Derbyshire,DE65 6FH. An exhibition of replica items that tells the story of Staffordshire Hoard, the amazon collection of Anglo- Saxon jewellery and other special objects found near Tamworth in 2009.
    The Big Draw at Chesterfield Museum and Art GalleryFri 24 Oct - Fri 28 Nov 2014Explore your artistic talent as you follow the trail of weird and wonderful objects around the Museum. Draw, colour and put your works of art on display in the Art Gallery. The Museum is open Monday and Thursday to Saturday.
    Glenn Ibbitson Consignment at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 20 Sep - Sat 29 Nov 2014Glenn Ibbitson Consignment 20th September to 29th November 2013 Meet the artist: Friday 28th November 2pm-4pm Buxton Museum and Art Gallery www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum
    Peak District Photography Gallery at Bakewell Visitor Centre Wed 1 Oct - Wed 31 Dec 2014Come and enjoy our fully accessible gallery, on the mezzanine floor of the historic Old Market Hall in the centre of Bakewell.
    Buxton Before The War at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 25 Oct 2014 - Sat 10 Jan 2015As the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War continue, this exhibition presents a variety of photographs taken in Buxton between 1900 and 1914.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Pumpkin Carving Workshops at Biddulph Grange GardenThu 30 Oct 2014Create your own spooky pumpkin! Pick a pumpkin and with the help of our friendly gardeners in their workshop, carve a fantastic pumpkin for Hallowe'en, then enjoy a free cup of tea or juice in the tea-room!

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Frozen (PG) at The Foxlowe Arts CentreThu 30 Oct 2014Come and sing along to Walt Disney’s Frozen on the big screen at the Foxlowe this half term. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his reindeer Sven to find her sister Elsa.

25 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

'WITCH WILLOUGHBY' returns… at Heights of Abraham Sat 25 - Thu 30 Oct 2014'WITCH WILLOUGHBY' returns…with spells, broom making, hat making and all sorts of spooky surprises and tales. Brooms Make a full sized Broom! Hats and that.. Wizard and Witches hat creations plus a little bit more..

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Vintage Cream Teas - 1940's Style! at Java Coffee CompanyThu 30 Oct 2014Java Coffee Company presents a day of Vintage Cream Teas in 1940's style! Booking is advisable for this event due to the limited amount of tables but it is not essential You can also dress up in Fancy Dress if you wish!

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Spotlight Comedy Club (October) at Winding WheelThu 30 Oct 2014Justin Moorhouse has his own BBC Radio 4 show ‘Everyone Quite Likes Justin. Jonathan Pelham was runner up in ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ and was BBC Radio New Comedy Awards Judge’s Choice. With Compere Anthony J Brown. Doors open 7.15 pm.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Magic Eye - Victorian Optical Illusions at Chesterfield Museum and Art GalleryThu 30 Oct 2014Did you know that the kaleidoscope was invented by the Victorians? Do you know what a magic lantern is? Explore the weird and wonderful world of optical illusions at Chesterfield Museum.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Spooky Spells and Terrible Tales at Arkwright's Cromford MillsThu 30 Oct 2014Using craft and creative writing, children (and adults) will become word wizards for the morning.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Chesterfield Festival Bargain Hunt at Chesterfield MarketThu 30 Oct 2014Eric Knowles and James Lewis (from BBC’s ‘Bargain Hunt’) take two teams around the Flea Market in search of the best bargains with £100 to spend. Purchases auctioned off at 1.30 pm and all money raised goes to the Mayor’s Appeal.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

1940s Market at Chesterfield MarketThu 30 Oct 2014Rummage through the stalls at one of the biggest flea markets in the country. Who knows, you might even find a hidden treasure or a priceless antique. Enjoy 40s music, entertainment and exhibits and meet the stall holders in fancy dress.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

1940's Market - Make Do and Mend Demonstration at Chesterfield MarketThu 30 Oct 2014As part of the 1940's themed Market, StraightCurves Crafts are holding 'Make and Do and Mend' demonstrations! The event will take place in the StraightCurves studio in the Market Hall.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Black History Month - Quiz Night at ChesterfieldThu 30 Oct 2014Chesterfield's African Caribbean Community Association presents a Quiz Night! Refreshments provided. This event is being held as part of 'Black History Month'. Event held at 6 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, S40 4AA

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Chesterfield Ghost Walks at Rykneld Square ChesterfieldThu 30 Oct 2014Take a 1½ hour trip into Chesterfield’s Twilight Zone and listen to stories of strange sounds, shocking shades and supernatural slaughters – if you dare. Booking essential, please bring a torch.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Quiz Night at AshbourneThu 30 Oct 2014Quiz night at The Horns pub on Victoria Square every Thursday

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Orchard Day / Apple Day at SwadlincoteThu 30 Oct 2014On The Delph, Swadlincote. Lots of different apples and other autumn fruits to see and try! Swap recipes for jams and chutneys and taste some we made earlier ... Press to make Apple juice. In conjunction with the Farmer's Market.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Swadlincote Farmers' & Producers' Market at Swadlincote MarketThu 30 Oct 2014You are invited to come along and see what is on offer from our local producers, see what is Grown, Raised, Made, Brewed, Pickled, Bottled, Baked or Caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Free Entry & Free Parking in Swadlincote

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Ancient tales, modern adventures at Brough Park Thu 30 Oct 2014Storytelling, story making and art; what adventures can we invent for the trees, animals and children of Brough Park?

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Toddle Time Thursday at Ashbourne Leisure CentreThu 30 Oct 2014Get active with your toddler this half term with our soft play area and bouncy castle. All Welcome

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Tennis Coaching at Ashbourne Leisure CentreThu 30 Oct 2014Did you enjoy this years tennis tournaments? Come and continue the fun with our LTA qualified coaches. All Welcome

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Spooky Half Term Activities at Ashbourne Heritage Centre Thu 30 Oct 2014Visit Ashbourne's Heritage Centre for spooky fun including 'Hunt the Bat' and 'Knit a Cobweb' Various displays and artefacts include at present -Ashbourne’s Goss China, maps of Ashbourne 1547 and 1830 and items dug up in the back garden!

30 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Halloween Storywalks at Allestree Park Thu 30 - Fri 31 Oct 2014At 8pm, both Thurs 30th and Fri 31st October, 2 walks for adults / >12 yrs, also meeting at Old Allestree Hall. .

01 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Kathy Spall Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumWed 1 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Exhibition of original artwork by Kathy Spall in the Coffee Shop.

01 September 2014 to 31 October 2014

Museum Shop Featured Artist: Kathy Spall at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumMon 1 Sep - Fri 31 Oct 2014Featured Artist in the Museum Shop this month. Kathy Spall - 3D glass and ceramics.

27 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Just For Kids -Ghosts & Ghouls at Bolsover CastleMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween. Thrilling tricks and tasty treats await at creepy Bolsover Castle.

27 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Half Term Activities for Children at Queen's Park Sports CentreMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014A wide range of activities for children aged between 6 and 14 years of age. A consent form must be filled in for each child when booking. All activities must be paid for at the time of booking. Children can do half days or full days.

25 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Sat 25 - Fri 31 Oct 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.

27 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Multi Sports Camp at Etwall Leisure CentreMon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Active Nation are running a multi sports camp during half term. Sports include badminton, rounders, dodgeball, football, basketball, cricket and more. 8-14 year olds can join us for fun splash session 2pm-3.30pm. Under 8's continue 2-3pm.

06 September 2014 to 01 November 2014

Patchwork and Stitchery at The Foxlowe Arts CentreSat 6 Sep - Sat 1 Nov 2014Patchwork and Stitchery is an exciting, innovative and extremely colourful exhibition by author and designer Carol Phillipson showing patchwork and stitchery from her books and new designs. Many of the quilts will be on sale.

29 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

C.A.T.S. Presents - 'The House of Dracula' at CheadleWed 29 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014C.A.T.S. invite you to a Spooktacular, Fangtastic fast moving horror farce, "The House of Dracula" written by Martin Downing and directed by Keith Steventon ***The play contains lighting effects and adult language***

24 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Chesterfield Market FestivalFri 24 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Highlights of this years Festival include, Forties Market, Chesterfield Bargain Hunt and Chesterfield CAMRA Beer Festival, plus lots more, all centred on Chesterfield's famous open air market. Full programme available September.

28 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Play - Theatre of Ghosts at Rose Theatre at ChesterfieldTue 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014A reseacher visits an abandoned theatre in search of a lost play. The theatre lies empty and a tangled web of dangerous secrets hides in the darkness of the auditorium! Event at: Rose Theatre, Eastwood Buildings, Rose Hill, S40 1LW

30 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Exhibitions at Ashbourne Heritage Centre Thu 30 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Ashbourne has a wealth of important and historically significant buildings, people, places and events. The local Heritage Centre hosts a series of changing exhibitions reflecting the towns history.

18 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Scarefest at Alton Towers ResortSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2014 Scarfest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Fright Fest - Crow Wood Spooky Trail at Lyme Park, House and GardenSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Seek out spooky crows and creepy crawlies this Halloween, on a self guided trail around Crow Wood.

02 September 2014 to 02 November 2014

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Starlight Halloween at Crich Tramway VillageSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014The vintage trams will be taking visitors on spooktacular rides as Crich Tramway Village stages its one night only Spooktacular Starlight Halloween event.

24 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Autumn Half Term & Halloween at Chestnut Centre at Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & WildlifeFri 24 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Arts & Crafts Session: Daily from Fri 24th Oct to Sun 2nd Nov Cost: £3.00 The Popular Poo Trail is back! daily from 10.30am to 3.30pm between 24th October to 2nd Nov cost: £1.00 Lantern Making Workshop Fri 31st October cost: £4.50

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Halloween Scavenger Hunt at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Over Halloween our woodland guardian fairies have been scared away by naughty goblins! Can you collect all the wild ingredients needed to make a magic potion and send the goblins away? A self-guided scavenger hunt with a Halloween treat!

18 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Spooky Halloween Trail at Ilam ParkSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Explore Ilam Park on a spooky self led trail for families. Creep through the woods to hunt for hidden clues, make a potion and collect a spooky biscuit.

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Halloween at ChatsworthSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Ghoulish fun lurking around every corner ... join us if you dare Visit the house, garden and farmyard and adventure playgroud to enjoy the daytime Halloween activities.

18 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Polish Your Own Stone @ Treak Cliff CavernSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 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.

02 September 2014 to 02 November 2014

Feathers & Furries at BuxtonTue 2 Sep - Sun 2 Nov 2014Five artists depict animals and birds in different media at the Art Cafe, Pavilion Gardens Cafe, St John's Road, Buxton.

09 October 2014 to 05 November 2014

Derwent Pulse at Upper Derwent ValleyThu 9 Oct - Wed 5 Nov 2014Derwent Pulse, a Derwent Valley Mill World Heritage Site commission by Charles Monkhouse, is a light flow the length of the Derwent that explores the river and its heritage.

30 September 2014 to 14 November 2014

Wirksworth & The Great War at Wirksworth Town HallTue 30 Sep - Fri 14 Nov 2014Wirksworth and the Great War is dedicated to the men of Wirksworth and their families, how they lived and died for their country and the impact on the town.

04 October 2014 to 15 November 2014

Staffordshire Enjoy Art at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 4 Oct - Sat 15 Nov 2014Staffordshire Enjoy Art helps to raise awareness of professional or semi-professional artists living, and/or working, in the area. Supported by Destination Staffordshire.

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 2014 to 22 November 2014

Stage Presence Exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and Art GallerySat 13 Sep - Sat 22 Nov 2014This exhibition will focus on the work done by the Civic Theatre Friends to archive and celebrate the remarkable life of Britain's first civic theatre, launched in February 1949. The Musuem is open Monday and Thursday to Saturday.

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

07 October 2014 to 27 November 2014

Treasure: Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard at ReptonTue 7 Oct - Thu 27 Nov 2014At St Wystans Church, Repton, Derbyshire,DE65 6FH. An exhibition of replica items that tells the story of Staffordshire Hoard, the amazon collection of Anglo- Saxon jewellery and other special objects found near Tamworth in 2009.

24 October 2014 to 28 November 2014

The Big Draw at Chesterfield Museum and Art GalleryFri 24 Oct - Fri 28 Nov 2014Explore your artistic talent as you follow the trail of weird and wonderful objects around the Museum. Draw, colour and put your works of art on display in the Art Gallery. The Museum is open Monday and Thursday to Saturday.

20 September 2014 to 29 November 2014

Glenn Ibbitson Consignment at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 20 Sep - Sat 29 Nov 2014Glenn Ibbitson Consignment 20th September to 29th November 2013 Meet the artist: Friday 28th November 2pm-4pm Buxton Museum and Art Gallery www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum

01 October 2014 to 31 December 2014

Peak District Photography Gallery at Bakewell Visitor Centre Wed 1 Oct - Wed 31 Dec 2014Come and enjoy our fully accessible gallery, on the mezzanine floor of the historic Old Market Hall in the centre of Bakewell.

25 October 2014 to 10 January 2015

Buxton Before The War at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 25 Oct 2014 - Sat 10 Jan 2015As the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War continue, this exhibition presents a variety of photographs taken in Buxton between 1900 and 1914.

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