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Whether you're planning a relaxing Easter break or you want to get out and about, there's plenty of events and activities taking place in Derbyshire and the Peak District this spring. Take a look at our pick of these egg-cellent events and activities to keep the whole family entertained, whatever the weather.


Matlock Farm Park

Join the Easter Eggstravaganza at Matlock Farm Park
Nothing says Easter like the chance to bottle-feed lambs and hold baby chicks. At Matlock Farm Park, visitors can do all of this and more – with lamb bottle feeding each day, pony rides, chick handling and the chance to meet all the Farm Park animals. On Easter Sunday, get up close to reptiles and exotic animals, including bearded dragons, chameleons, snakes and a furry skunk. On Easter Monday, enjoy circus skills and try your hand at stilt-walking, plate-spinning and juggling.
Where: Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Darley Moor, Matlock,  DE4 5LH


Bolsover Castle

Hunt for dragon eggs at Bolsover Castle
Calling all valiant adventurers! Until 28th April, budding explorers can descend on Bolsover Castle to hunt for legendary dragon eggs. Set off with an intrepid character from the past to crack the clues then claim your chocolate reward at the end!
Where: Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR


Discover Alice’s Easter Egg-stravaganza at Peak Shopping Village

Discover Alice’s Easter Egg-stravaganza at Peak Shopping Village
This Alice in Wonderland-themed event at Peak Shopping Village in Rowsley includes Easter egg hunts with Alice and the Mad Hatter, Easter crafts, face painting, live performances from roaming interactive characters, photo opportunities and the chance to ride on Peaky the Easter Eggspress train.
Where: Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, DE4 2JE 


Chatsworth House

Embark on an Easter adventure at Chatsworth
Until 28th April, visitors to Chatsworth House – the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire – can enjoy Easter face painting, egg hunts, an Easter trail and British bird crafts and activities in the garden, a trailer discovery tour and rides on the Easter Eggspress. There’s even the chance to get hands-on in caring for the Chatsworth farmyard animals.
Where: Chatsworth, Bakewell DE45 1PP


Celebrate 35 years of cable cars at The Heights of Abraham

Celebrate 35 years of cable cars at The Heights of Abraham
Easter Sunday marks 35 years since the famous cable cars first started to operate in Matlock Bath. Enjoy a ride on the award-winning cable cars and experience the summit attractions, including two showcaves, adventure playgrounds, exhibitions and galleries. Easter events at The Heights include a Selfie competition to win a free Family Annual Pass (20th-22nd April), children’s crafts (21st-22nd April) and live music on the patio outside the Vista Restaurant (Sunday 21st only).
Where: The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, DE4 3NT


Take a step back in time for the WWII Home Front event at Crich

Take a step back in time for the WWII Home Front event at Crich Tramway Village
Visitors to Crich Tramway Village, home of the National Tramway Museum this Easter, can experience life during the Second World War featuring re-enactors, music, activities and vehicles from the era. A replica Spitfire will be on display and, of course, there'll be plenty of opportunities to ride on vintage trams too!
Where: Crich, Matlock DE4 5DP


Enjoy Easter in Wonderland at Bluebell Dairy

Enjoy Easter in Wonderland at Bluebell Dairy
Follow Alice down the giant rabbit hole into Wonderland, and join the White Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt at Bluebell Dairy. Give the rabbit a helping hand in finding all of the tasty chocolate, then enjoy adventures with the Queen of Hearts including Royal Croquet and the What a Card show.
Where: Bluebell Dairy, Locko Rd, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR


Travel back in time for Easter at Haddon Hall

Travel back in time for Easter at Haddon Hall
From 19th to 22nd April, the Easter Bunny will be around and about Haddon Hall and Gardens, interacting with visitors as they wander this magnifcient medieval house. Children can have their hands painted with Easter characters and there’ll be fun for the whole family, including archery. On Sunday 21st, there’ll even be classic guitar in the Banqueting Hall – adding to the atmosphere at this ancient medieval hall.
Where: Haddon Hall, The Estate Office, Bakewell DE45 1LA


Cromford Mills

Spring into Easter at Cromford Mills
Experience spring at the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, where the flowers will be blooming. From 20th to 22nd April, Easter events at Cromford Mills include a fantastic Owl and Bird Display, the Great Mill Egg Hunt, family craft activities, an artisan market, live music and displays.
Where: Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, DE4 3RQ


Enjoy a cracking day out at Conkers

Enjoy a cracking day out at Conkers
Alongside 120 acres of indoor and outdoor experiences, plus over 100 interactive exhibitions, visitors to Conkers at Easter can enjoy a host of family-friendly activities including orienteering, bush crafts, pond-dipping, story-telling and crafts.
Where: Conkers, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6GA


Join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at National Trust Properties
The Easter Bunny has been up to mischief again, hiding clues throughout National Trust properties, leading Easter egg hunters to tasty chocolate treats. Each of the National Trust properties in Derbyshire – including Hardwick Hall, Sudbury Hall, Calke Abbey and Lyme Park – will be holding Easter Egg hunts over Easter weekend. For locations see easter.cadbury.co.uk.


Make the most of the Easter holidays and book your perfect family-friendly break in the Peak District and Derbyshire. From cosy cottages to hotels and B&Bs, we've got your accommodation covered. For more events in Derbyshire and the Peak District, click here.

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