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    Family Fun This Bank Holiday Weekend

    Come to Bolsover Castle this Bank Holiday Weekend for a fantastic family day out!
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    Order the Peak District & Derbyshire Guide today and discover a world of experiences on a short break this year. Enjoy a diverse range of scenery, great places to stay, eat and drink, with plenty things to see and do all within the Peak District & Derbyshire.

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    There's so much to do, you’re spoilt for choice. Scale the Heights of Abraham at Matlock Bath or delve the depths of Poole's Cavern at Buxton ~ there is something for all the family in the Peak District & Derbyshire.
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    classic england

    A land of literary classics and spectacular stately homes. Chatsworth is the jewel amongst the abundance of treasure houses, English Heritage and National Trust properties in the Peak District & Derbyshire for you to discover.

  • Walking holidays

    Take a breath

    With nearly 2,000 miles of rights of way and 65 miles of traffic-free trails you can walk, cycle, ride or climb to your heart's content. Start your adventure here overlooking the Derwent Valley.

  • Eroica Britannia


    Be our guest at some of England's most unique events such as Eroica Britannia, where retro clad cyclists pit their might against three ciruclar routes all ending in the beautiful market town of Bakewell, and that's when the party really gets started!

  • Season Two of the Grand Tour

    embark on The Grand Tour

    The Grand Tour is back with it's second season and is full of outstanding exhibitions in Derby Museums, the Harley Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary & Chatsworth House.
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Welcome to the Peak District & Derbyshire

Visit the Peak District and Derbyshire. A world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns and at its heart the Peak District National Park, known and loved by millions for its breath-taking views, relaxation, inspiration and adventure. Spanning areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire in the heart of England and home to market townspretty villages, historic houses, famous attractions and hundreds of traditional events.


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Grand Tour

A Grand Tour of The Devonshire Collection


Sat 19 Mar - Sun 23 Oct 2016

From the Grand Tour of the 2nd Earl in the company of his tutor, the famous philosopher Thomas Hobbes, to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire’s exile on the continent.

Badapple theatre

Belper Arts Festival


Sun 1 - Mon 30 May 2016

Welcome to the fourth Belper Arts Festival with it's blend of art, music, dance, photography, film, literature, theatre, comedy, performance, talks and workshops.

The Grand Tour

Joseph Wright and the Lure of Italy


Sat 19 Mar - Sun 12 Jun 2016

Derby Museum and Art Gallery will present an exhibition drawing on Joseph Wright of Derby’s formative years in Italy, which marked a personal and professional turning point.

A double-bill of exhibitions

Rose English and Sir Peter Blake


Sun 20 Mar - Sun 5 Jun 2016

A double-bill of exhibitions will be on show at The Harley Gallery, featuring original collages from Sir Peter Blake’s celebrated ‘World Tour’ series’ and a collection of horse related works from influential performance artist Rose English.

Turner Prize winner Simon Starling

Simon Starling


Sat 19 Mar - Sun 26 Jun 2016

Nottingham Contemporary will present a major solo exhibition by Turner Prize winner Simon Starling – his largest exhibition in the UK to date and will include a selection of his installation works, many unseen in the UK before.

Clash of Knights

Clash of Knights


Sun 29 - Mon 30 May 2016

Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, massed ranks of armoured knights meet head on. Feel the heat of the battle as four teams fight with clubs and shields in this contest of skill and strength.

Tickets on sale now!-

Derby Book Festival


Fri 3 - Sat 11 Jun 2016

The Festival celebrates the joy of books and the pleasure and power of reading and aims to inspire a new generation of readers.

Eastwood Park

Community Gala Day at Eastwood Park


Sun 12 Jun 2016

Hasland Community Gala at Eastwood Park – a fun-filled day for all ages. Many attractions including a Fairground, bands, a Punch & Judy Show etc. Event at Eastwood Park, Hasland, S41 0AY

Vintage bicycle event

Eroica Britannia


Fri 17 - Sun 19 Jun 2016

As named as 'One of the Best Value Family Festivals in the UK' by Visit England. The iconic 3 day Summertime life, style and cycling festival Eroica Britannia returns to Bakewell for a second year.

Peakender 2016

The Great Peak Weekender 2016


Fri 1 - Sun 3 Jul 2016

Enjoy some of the world’s best beers in some of the UK’s most stunning countryside. A great range of Thornbridge cask, keg and bottled beer and those from our brewing friends. Great local foods, live music and DJs.

Returning for it’s seventh year

Buxton Military Tattoo


Sat 2 Jul 2016

Once again, the UK’s finest military bands will give a spectacular performance inside the magnificent Devonshire Dome.

Chesterfield Cricket Festival

Chesterfield Festival of Cricket


Sun 3 Jul 2016

Sunday 3 July, Derbyshire play Northants in a NatWest T20 Blast match. Monday 4 to Thursday 7 July, Derbyshire take on Northants in a 4 day county championship match. Sunday 10 July Derbyshire play local rivals Yorkshire in a T20 match.

Buxton Opera House

Buxton Festival


Fri 8 - Sun 24 Jul 2016

A happy marriage of opera, music and books!

Stainsby Festival

Stainsby Festival


Fri 15 - Sun 17 Jul 2016

A well-established, intimate and family friendly music festival, mainly folk and world music, in a beautiful rural setting. Held in large marquees on a greenfield site at Brunt's Fields in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby, Derbyshire.

Y Not Festival

Y Not Festival 2016


Fri 29 - Sun 31 Jul 2016

Y Not Festival is the Small, Fresh & Loud music festival, with a fantastic atmosphere and a history of amazing live acts.We’d love you to join us.

1940's weekend at Crich Tramway

WW2 Home Front / 1940s Event


Mon 8 - Sun 14 Aug 2016

You may need your tin hat and gas mask if you visit Crich Tramway Village during its special August 1940s Week

Herdwick Sheep Racing at Ashover Show

Ashover Agricultural Show


Wed 10 Aug 2016

A traditional agricultural and horticultural show with entertainment and exhibits for all the family. Trade and craft stands, and food stalls. Venue - Ashover Show Ground, Rectory Fields (S45 0BA). Signposted from the A632 at Kelstedge.

Two weeks celebration of community spirit

New Mills Festival

New Mills

Fri 9 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

New Mills Festival is a two week annual celebration of community spirit through a diverse range of activities from talks and walks to concerts, gigs, exhibitions, trails, quizzes and performances.

Come at enjoy a leading rural arts festival

Wirksworth Festival


Fri 9 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

Every September the historic market town of Wirksworth throws open its doors and warmly invites you to see great art in a truly wonderful place. Inspirational work from both international and local artists fill the streets and houses.

Chesterfield Well Dressing 2015

Chesterfield Well Dressing


Sat 10 - Sat 17 Sep 2016

Chesterfield began well dressing in 1864 when the Town Pump in Market Place was decorated after a very dry summer. Blessing Service on Saturday 10 September 2016, 10 am at ‘Crooked Spire’ Church (S40 1XJ).

The Old Smokey.

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Matlock Bath

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Sep 2016

The annual Matlock Bath Illuminations will run from 10th September to 29th October in 2016, with a lively entertainment programme on the bandstand in Derwent Gardens every Saturday and Sunday.

Melbourne Arts Festival

Melbourne Festival - Art and Architecture Trail


Sat 17 - Sun 18 Sep 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to see 120 of the Midlands most talented artists in over 70 locations in the heart of this gem of a village! A Fantastic weekend for just £5! See Melbourne come alive in a blur of colour and activity.



Alton Towers area

Sat 15 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2016 Scarefest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

Bakewell Christmas Weekend

Bakewell Christmas Weekend


Sat 26 - Sun 27 Nov 2016

Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful town and its traditional Christmas Market, where you will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around stalls nestled within the beautiful streets and marketplace.