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  • The Great British Food Festival at Hardwick EstateSat 2 - Mon 4 May 2015Along with wonderful food and drink there’ll be chef demos, man vs. food challenges and cake competitions. There will be artisan talks, games and activities for children and excellent live music. Dogs allowed on lead but not in marquees.
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  • The Great British Food Festival at Hardwick EstateSat 2 - Mon 4 May 2015Along with wonderful food and drink there’ll be chef demos, man vs. food challenges and cake competitions. There will be artisan talks, games and activities for children and excellent live music. Dogs allowed on lead but not in marquees.
    Bakewell Showground SpectacularSun 3 - Mon 4 May 2015Fun family day out - Funfair, Food & Bar Live Music & Entertainment & much more.
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  • The Great British Food Festival at Hardwick EstateSat 2 - Mon 4 May 2015Along with wonderful food and drink there’ll be chef demos, man vs. food challenges and cake competitions. There will be artisan talks, games and activities for children and excellent live music. Dogs allowed on lead but not in marquees.
    Bakewell Showground SpectacularSun 3 - Mon 4 May 2015Fun family day out - Funfair, Food & Bar Live Music & Entertainment & much more.
    Spring Fair at BuxtonMon 4 May 2015Masses of stalls, throughout the town-art and crafts, gifts, kid's stuff, charity stalls, health products, food and drink, plus 'have a go' activities and entertainment of all kinds... not forgetting all the shops that are always there!
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  • City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyTue 5 May 2015Starting 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.
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  • Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 7 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.
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  • Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbySat 9 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.
    Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 9 - Sun 10 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Waingroves Well DressingSat 9 - Thu 14 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. At Waingroves 2 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Saturday 9 May 2015, 11.00am at Waingroves Methodist Church.
    Chesterfield Area Walking FestivalSat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.
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  • Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 9 - Sun 10 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Waingroves Well DressingSat 9 - Thu 14 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. At Waingroves 2 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Saturday 9 May 2015, 11.00am at Waingroves Methodist Church.
    Chesterfield Area Walking FestivalSat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.
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  • Waingroves Well DressingSat 9 - Thu 14 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. At Waingroves 2 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Saturday 9 May 2015, 11.00am at Waingroves Methodist Church.
    Chesterfield Area Walking FestivalSat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.
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  • Waingroves Well DressingSat 9 - Thu 14 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. At Waingroves 2 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Saturday 9 May 2015, 11.00am at Waingroves Methodist Church.
    Chesterfield Area Walking FestivalSat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.
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  • Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyWed 13 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.
    Waingroves Well DressingSat 9 - Thu 14 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. At Waingroves 2 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Saturday 9 May 2015, 11.00am at Waingroves Methodist Church.
    Chesterfield Area Walking FestivalSat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.
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  • Waingroves Well DressingSat 9 - Thu 14 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. At Waingroves 2 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Saturday 9 May 2015, 11.00am at Waingroves Methodist Church.
    City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 14 May 2015Starting 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.
    Chesterfield Area Walking FestivalSat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.
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  • Lord Edward Lecture at Haddon HallFri 15 May 2015Lord Edward Manners invites you to join him for a private tour of his family home.
    The Dodson & Horrell Horse Trials at ChatsworthFri 15 - Sun 17 May 2015The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is three days of thrilling equestrian sport, combine with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of the Chatsworth Park.
    Chesterfield Area Walking FestivalSat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.
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  • Stoney Middleton Village Family Fun DaySat 16 May 2015Village Fun Day with cycling related activities for all ages. Refreshment tent with homemade baking.
    The Tatton Park Country ShowSat 16 - Sun 17 May 2015Set in the beautiful parkland at Tatton, this family-oriented Country Show really will have something for everyone.
    Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 16 - Sun 17 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair at Kedleston Hall Sat 16 - Sun 17 May 2015A Derbyshire based, family run company with 19 years' experience in organising events, will be taking up the reins of this ever popular fair. .
    The Dodson & Horrell Horse Trials at ChatsworthFri 15 - Sun 17 May 2015The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is three days of thrilling equestrian sport, combine with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of the Chatsworth Park.
    Chesterfield Area Walking FestivalSat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.
    Etwall Well DressingSat 16 - Mon 18 May 2015Etwall Well Dressing will have 9 decorated Wells, floral church displays. Large craft fair, entertainment, fairground rides, refreshments (sat and sun only)
    Swanwick Well DressingSat 16 - Thu 21 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Blessing Service Saturday 16 May 2015 12 noon at main well site
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  • The Tatton Park Country ShowSat 16 - Sun 17 May 2015Set in the beautiful parkland at Tatton, this family-oriented Country Show really will have something for everyone.
    Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 16 - Sun 17 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair at Kedleston Hall Sat 16 - Sun 17 May 2015A Derbyshire based, family run company with 19 years' experience in organising events, will be taking up the reins of this ever popular fair. .
    The Dodson & Horrell Horse Trials at ChatsworthFri 15 - Sun 17 May 2015The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is three days of thrilling equestrian sport, combine with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of the Chatsworth Park.
    Chesterfield Area Walking FestivalSat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.
    Swadlincote Festival of TransportSun 17 May 2015In Swadlincote Town Centre. Classic vehicles include motor cycles, scooters, cares, buses, lorries, tractors and campers! Fun Fair and refreshments available.
    Etwall Well DressingSat 16 - Mon 18 May 2015Etwall Well Dressing will have 9 decorated Wells, floral church displays. Large craft fair, entertainment, fairground rides, refreshments (sat and sun only)
    Swanwick Well DressingSat 16 - Thu 21 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Blessing Service Saturday 16 May 2015 12 noon at main well site
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  • Etwall Well DressingSat 16 - Mon 18 May 2015Etwall Well Dressing will have 9 decorated Wells, floral church displays. Large craft fair, entertainment, fairground rides, refreshments (sat and sun only)
    Swanwick Well DressingSat 16 - Thu 21 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Blessing Service Saturday 16 May 2015 12 noon at main well site
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  • Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyTue 19 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.
    Swanwick Well DressingSat 16 - Thu 21 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Blessing Service Saturday 16 May 2015 12 noon at main well site
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  • City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyWed 20 May 2015Starting 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.
    Swanwick Well DressingSat 16 - Thu 21 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Blessing Service Saturday 16 May 2015 12 noon at main well site
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  • Swanwick Well DressingSat 16 - Thu 21 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Blessing Service Saturday 16 May 2015 12 noon at main well site
    Bearded Theory Festival at Catton HallThu 21 - Sun 24 May 2015Bearded Theory is the Midlands largest performing and creative arts festival. Bands include James, the Mission, Afro Celt sound system, Alabama 3, Buzzcocks, The beat, British sea power, Gun, misty in roots, Neville staple, cara Dillon.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
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  • Bearded Theory Festival at Catton HallThu 21 - Sun 24 May 2015Bearded Theory is the Midlands largest performing and creative arts festival. Bands include James, the Mission, Afro Celt sound system, Alabama 3, Buzzcocks, The beat, British sea power, Gun, misty in roots, Neville staple, cara Dillon.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
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  • Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbySat 23 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.
    Bearded Theory Festival at Catton HallThu 21 - Sun 24 May 2015Bearded Theory is the Midlands largest performing and creative arts festival. Bands include James, the Mission, Afro Celt sound system, Alabama 3, Buzzcocks, The beat, British sea power, Gun, misty in roots, Neville staple, cara Dillon.
    The Tudor Group - Whitsun at Haddon HallSat 23 - Mon 25 May 2015Join the Tudor Group once again as they celebrate Whitsun.
    Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Bearded Theory Festival at Catton HallThu 21 - Sun 24 May 2015Bearded Theory is the Midlands largest performing and creative arts festival. Bands include James, the Mission, Afro Celt sound system, Alabama 3, Buzzcocks, The beat, British sea power, Gun, misty in roots, Neville staple, cara Dillon.
    Arts in the Village at Peak Shopping VillageSun 24 - Mon 25 May 2015Arts in the Village Showcase of the work of Derbyshire artists, makers and artisans.
    Siege! at Bolsover CastleSun 24 - Mon 25 May 2015Catapult yourself into the awesome spectacle of a medieval castle under attack. Take cover! Witness the opposing forces prepare for battle, pick your side and check your armour before the awe-inspiring weapons hurtle into action.
    The Tudor Group - Whitsun at Haddon HallSat 23 - Mon 25 May 2015Join the Tudor Group once again as they celebrate Whitsun.
    Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Arts in the Village at Peak Shopping VillageSun 24 - Mon 25 May 2015Arts in the Village Showcase of the work of Derbyshire artists, makers and artisans.
    Siege! at Bolsover CastleSun 24 - Mon 25 May 2015Catapult yourself into the awesome spectacle of a medieval castle under attack. Take cover! Witness the opposing forces prepare for battle, pick your side and check your armour before the awe-inspiring weapons hurtle into action.
    The Tudor Group - Whitsun at Haddon HallSat 23 - Mon 25 May 2015Join the Tudor Group once again as they celebrate Whitsun.
    Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Derby Roundhouse Tour - WHS Discovery Days at The RoundhouseSat 30 May 2015Join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the WORLD where the golden age of steam once ruled the world!!
    Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.

02 May 2015 to 04 May 2015

The Great British Food Festival at Hardwick EstateSat 2 - Mon 4 May 2015Along with wonderful food and drink there’ll be chef demos, man vs. food challenges and cake competitions. There will be artisan talks, games and activities for children and excellent live music. Dogs allowed on lead but not in marquees.

03 May 2015 to 04 May 2015

Bakewell Showground SpectacularSun 3 - Mon 4 May 2015Fun family day out - Funfair, Food & Bar Live Music & Entertainment & much more.

04 May 2015 to 04 May 2015

Spring Fair at BuxtonMon 4 May 2015Masses of stalls, throughout the town-art and crafts, gifts, kid's stuff, charity stalls, health products, food and drink, plus 'have a go' activities and entertainment of all kinds... not forgetting all the shops that are always there!

05 May 2015 to 05 May 2015

City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyTue 5 May 2015Starting 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.

07 May 2015 to 07 May 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 7 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.

09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbySat 9 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.

09 May 2015 to 10 May 2015

Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 9 - Sun 10 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

13 May 2015 to 13 May 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyWed 13 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.

09 May 2015 to 14 May 2015

Waingroves Well DressingSat 9 - Thu 14 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. At Waingroves 2 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Saturday 9 May 2015, 11.00am at Waingroves Methodist Church.

14 May 2015 to 14 May 2015

City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 14 May 2015Starting 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.

15 May 2015 to 15 May 2015

Lord Edward Lecture at Haddon HallFri 15 May 2015Lord Edward Manners invites you to join him for a private tour of his family home.

16 May 2015 to 16 May 2015

Stoney Middleton Village Family Fun DaySat 16 May 2015Village Fun Day with cycling related activities for all ages. Refreshment tent with homemade baking.

16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015

The Tatton Park Country ShowSat 16 - Sun 17 May 2015Set in the beautiful parkland at Tatton, this family-oriented Country Show really will have something for everyone.

16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015

Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 16 - Sun 17 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015

Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair at Kedleston Hall Sat 16 - Sun 17 May 2015A Derbyshire based, family run company with 19 years' experience in organising events, will be taking up the reins of this ever popular fair. .

15 May 2015 to 17 May 2015

The Dodson & Horrell Horse Trials at ChatsworthFri 15 - Sun 17 May 2015The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is three days of thrilling equestrian sport, combine with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of the Chatsworth Park.

09 May 2015 to 17 May 2015

Chesterfield Area Walking FestivalSat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.

17 May 2015 to 17 May 2015

Swadlincote Festival of TransportSun 17 May 2015In Swadlincote Town Centre. Classic vehicles include motor cycles, scooters, cares, buses, lorries, tractors and campers! Fun Fair and refreshments available.

16 May 2015 to 18 May 2015

Etwall Well DressingSat 16 - Mon 18 May 2015Etwall Well Dressing will have 9 decorated Wells, floral church displays. Large craft fair, entertainment, fairground rides, refreshments (sat and sun only)

19 May 2015 to 19 May 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyTue 19 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.

20 May 2015 to 20 May 2015

City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyWed 20 May 2015Starting 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.

16 May 2015 to 21 May 2015

Swanwick Well DressingSat 16 - Thu 21 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Blessing Service Saturday 16 May 2015 12 noon at main well site

23 May 2015 to 23 May 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbySat 23 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.

21 May 2015 to 24 May 2015

Bearded Theory Festival at Catton HallThu 21 - Sun 24 May 2015Bearded Theory is the Midlands largest performing and creative arts festival. Bands include James, the Mission, Afro Celt sound system, Alabama 3, Buzzcocks, The beat, British sea power, Gun, misty in roots, Neville staple, cara Dillon.

24 May 2015 to 25 May 2015

Arts in the Village at Peak Shopping VillageSun 24 - Mon 25 May 2015Arts in the Village Showcase of the work of Derbyshire artists, makers and artisans.

24 May 2015 to 25 May 2015

Siege! at Bolsover CastleSun 24 - Mon 25 May 2015Catapult yourself into the awesome spectacle of a medieval castle under attack. Take cover! Witness the opposing forces prepare for battle, pick your side and check your armour before the awe-inspiring weapons hurtle into action.

23 May 2015 to 25 May 2015

The Tudor Group - Whitsun at Haddon HallSat 23 - Mon 25 May 2015Join the Tudor Group once again as they celebrate Whitsun.

23 May 2015 to 27 May 2015

Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.

21 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Feeding Wildlife in your garden with the RSPB at Peak Shopping VillageThu 28 May 2015Feeding Wildlife in your garden with the RSPB Fun learning and activities from the nature experts.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 28 May 2015Starting 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.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 28 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Swadlincote Farmers' & Producers' Market at Swadlincote MarketThu 28 May 2015You 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

23 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Derby Roundhouse Tour - WHS Discovery Days at The RoundhouseSat 30 May 2015Join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the WORLD where the golden age of steam once ruled the world!!

30 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

23 May 2015 to 01 June 2015

Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.

Featured Attraction

Conkers Adventure in the National Forest

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A full day of adventures,1 20 acres of discovery in the National Forest. The enchanted Forest indoor adventure, the 450m barefoot walk the Conkerchoo Two Train.

 
 

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Visit Accessible Derbyshire
  • Image of the Cable Cars at Matlock Bath
  • Underground at Poole's Cavern & Country Park
  • Alton Towers
  • Tree Top Adventure at Go Ape

Family Fun Attractions

There's a huge variety of thngs to do in the Peak District and Derbyshire, with visitor attractions to keep everyone entertained - something for everyone to enjoy! Why not take a cable car ride at the Heights of Abraham, with sweeping views that you'll never forget. Go Ape on a high wire adventure course in the treetops, take a spectacular subterranean journey in one of our famous caverns or for the thrill seekers, drop into Oblivion at Alton Towers.

Family fun at Go Ape Tree Top AdventureSwinging through the canopy, wiping out at the bottom of zip wires and going on an adventure brings the family together like nothing else!
Visit The Heights of AbrahamTake a cable car ride with sweeping views that you'll never forget, plus two show caverns to explore, exhibitions, picnic and play areas.
Visit Alton Towers
The Pavilion Gardens BuxtonWe invite you to visit this beautiful Grade II listed visitor attraction which offers a great free family day out plus a host of events - from farmers markets and bazaars, to dances and fetes.
The Chestnut Centre, Otter, Owl and Wildlife ParkThe Chestnut Centre is a family run conservation park with a strong emphasis on otters and owls. Home to the spectacular Giant Otter from South America.

More Family Fun Ideas

Escape to the Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers area

Alton Towers Resort is Britain’s Greatest Escape and home to the UK’s favourite theme park with endless family fun and ground-breaking rollercoasters, fabulous hotels, splash-tastic waterpark, extraordinary golf and superb spa.

Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Chatsworth

Chatsworth

Chatsworth is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality. Home of the Cavendish family since the 1550s, it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.

Come and see our 17 species of owls

Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & Wildlife

High Peak

Stroll through the deer meadow and join the Nature Trail to see 4 species of otters including the endanged Giant otter from South America, 15 species of owls, foxes, pine marten, Scottish wildcats, polecats etc.

Conkers Adventures in the National Forest

Conkers

Swadlincote

A full day of adventures,1 20 acres of discovery in the National Forest. The enchanted Forest indoor adventure, the 450m barefoot walk the Conkerchoo Two Train.

Enjoy The Drop Tower!

Gulliver's

Matlock Bath

With more than 40 rides & attractions aimed at children aged 2-13 years, Gulliver's provides the complete family entertainment experience. Fun & adventure with Gully Mouse, Dora the explorer, Diego and The Lost World.

Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill

Ripley (Derbyshire)

Built in 1797 and restored in 2002, Heage Windmill is a Grade II listed building and is the only working, stone-towered, multi-sailed windmill in England. See www.heagewindmill.co.uk

Highfields Happy Hens

Highfields Happy Hens

Derby

Highfields Happy Hens is an open farm set within the beautiful South Derbyshire countryside. Runner up in the 2011 National Farm Attraction Award Category C. All the fun of the farm at your finger tips!

Meerkats at Matlock Farm Park

Matlock Farm Park

Matlock

Set in part of a 600 acre working farm, the Park provides a great day out with varied activities for all the family and offers hours of fun and learning. Meet the animals, try out the Adventure Playground or have a go on the Go-Kart Track.

Pavilion Gardens

The Pavilion Gardens

Buxton

A wonderful Grade 2 Listed Building with 23 acres of beautiful Victorian landscaped gardens, in the centre of Buxton, on the banks of the River Wye.

Girl and snake at the Tropical Butterfly House

Tropical Butterfly House

Sheffield

Discover a wild family day out, catch a glimpse into a faraway world and make friends with animals great and small. Meet the residents of Meerkat Mansion, wander among free-flying birds, bats & butterflies and see amazing falconry displays.

The Mansion

Tatton Park

Knutsford

Mansion with 50-acre garden, traditional working farm, Tudor manor-house, 1,000-acre deer park and children's adventure playground. Administered by the National Trust.