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Wondering what's happening this Bank Holiday weekend? If you’re stuck for ideas on how to make the most of the three-day break, we've put together a guide of the very best events and activities happening across the Peak District and Derbyshire this August Bank Holiday weekend.

Peak District Highland Games this August Bank Holiday weekend

25th August:
Watch strongmen at the Peak District Highland Games at Matlock Farm Park
Watch strongmen compete in varied events throughout the day, including the 8-tonne tractor pull, the massive Stone of Destiny carry, Tug of War, Log Press, Stone Throw and the Tossing of the Caber! There'll also be craft and market stalls, Scottish Pipers, a children’s entertainer and all the usual fun activities Matlock Farm Park has to offer.

Bolsover Grand Joust this August Bank Holiday weekend

25th & 26th August:
Experience the legendary medieval joust at Bolsover Castle
Swords at the ready! Experience the spectacle of speed and skill as four knights compete for glory in the Legendary Joust at Bolsover Castle. See lances shatter, feel the thunder of hooves, hear the roar of the crowd and immerse yourself in medieval life in the encampment, with merry music, jester’s jokes, cookery and crafts from centuries ago.

Chesterfield Artisan Market this August Bank Holiday weekend

25th August:
Stock up on locally-made delights at Chesterfield Artisan Market
Adjacent to Chesterfield's historic Market Place, the Artisan Market is a great opportunity to browse stalls, taste culinary delights, talk to artists and designer-makers, or sample authentic street food whilst being entertained by local musicians.

Hope Show this August Bank Holiday weekend

26th August:
Celebrate local farming tradition at Hope Show
This popular summer show, in the heart of the Peak District, features a wide range of displays, classes and competitions to keep the whole family entertained. Watch sheepdog trials, show jumping, light and heavy horse demonstrations, cattle, sheep and poultry plus displays of vintage cars and motorbikes alongside the best local produce.

Kinder Scout this August Bank Holiday weekend

Pack a picnic and admire local beauty spots
The Peak District and Derbyshire is home to some of the country's most magnificent landscapes. Pack a picnic, pull on your walking boots and head out to discover local beauty spots such as Kinder Downfall (pictured), Dovedale Stepping Stones and Chrome Hill.

Well Dressings this August Bank Holiday weekend

Marvel at the ancient local custom of Well Dressing
Each year from May and September, local towns and villages are brought to life by spectacular well dressing displays. This incredible custom is kept alive by teams of volunteers who make each well dressing by hand using natural objects such as leaves, petals and seeds. Well Dressings over August Bank Holiday weekend include Eyam, Foolow and Wormhill.

Tissington Trail this August Bank Holiday weekend

Plan a remarkable route on two wheels
Admire dramatic passes and sweeping moors on a cycling adventure. Pedal across the awe-inspiring Headstone Viaduct on the traffic-free Monsal Trail, enjoy a leisurely cycle between the historic market town of Ashbourne to a charming estate village on the Tissington Trail (pictured.. Our cycle guides for Matlock, Bakewell, Ashbourne and the Hope Valley have everything you need to help you plan your route. 

Great Ridge this August Bank Holiday weekend

Discover somewhere new on a local walk
The Peak District and Derbyshire is home to a diverse range of landscapes. From the rolling limestone valleys of the White Peak to dramatic moorlands of the Dark Peak, you'll be guaranteed magnificent views all around. Climb Jacob’s Ladder to reach the highest point in the Peak District National Park at Kinder Scout, walk along the famous Great Ridge between Mam Tor and Losehill, or tackle the longest gritstone ridge in England at Stanage Edge.

Crich Tramway Village this August Bank Holiday weekend

Experience amazing attractions
From show caverns to stately homes, you'll discover plenty of award-winning attractions to explore over the Bank Holiday weekend. Why not head underground and search for Blue John Stone in Castleton, take a cable-car ride to The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, discover hundreds of years of heritage at Chatsworth or ride on a vintage tram at Crich Tramway Village?


Visit vibrant towns and villages
Discover a world of bustling market towns and vibrant villages, where sight-seeing, exploring and shopping are a real pleasure. Visit the home of the Bakewell Pudding, discover the Plague Village of Eyam, browse Georgian gems in Buxton and uncover Hathersage's literary links.

There is so much to see and do, we know you'll want to stay for longer. From self-catering cottages to beautiful bed and breakfasts, check out accommodation nn the Peak District and Derbyshire and find the perfect place to rest and relax.




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