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Heritage Open Day at Tapton Lock Festival

Type:Heritage Open Day

Tapton Lock Visitors Centre
59A Lockoford Lane
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7JB
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Tapton Lock Festival - Junction Arts

About

Junction Arts and Derbyshire Countryside Service invite you to a weekend of arts and well-being activities in a beautiful setting by the historic Chesterfield Canal. Enjoy crafting and performances and take part in one of our workshops.

The Tapton Lock Festival is a celebration of performance and hands on 'arts' workshops and wellbeing activities at Tapton Lock on the restored Chesterfield Canal. Visitors will be invited to join in and have a go at traditional crafts including wet and needle felting, spinning and weaving as well as enjoying performance art from local groups. Ukrainian dancers will perform and the local Asian Association will provide tasty treats.
Alongside the 'arts' workshops, there will be opportunities to enjoy the water with have-a-go canoeing and trips on the Chesterfield Canal Trust's historic narrowboat, the John Varley II. If water isn't your thing, try scaling the dizzy heights on our climbing wall and take in a different view of the local landscape. This family-friendly weekend event takes place along the banks of the beautiful Chesterfield Canal.
We are planning an exciting and dynamic programme of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including performances, art workshops, outdoor ‘have a go’ activities and refreshments.

There is no parking at this event (Except for blue badge), please walk or cycle to us if possible. Please be considerate of our neighbours if parking close by. The events field is grassed, with a surfaced path. Manual wheelchair users may require some assistance.

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Guide Prices

Free entry for all -No booking required

Facilities

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking - Blue Badge holders only.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs welcome on a lead
  • Public toilets

Opening Times

Season (10 Sept 2022 - 11 Sept 2022)

* Saturday 10 September: 1100-1600
Sunday 11 September: 1100-1600

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right hand lane and take 4th exit (A61, signposted Sheffield). At next roundabout (Tesco’s) select middle lane and take 3rd exit (brown sign for Tapton Lock).

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway and take 3rd exit (A617 signposted Chesterfield), then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. Stay in left lane and, at roundabout, select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left onto slip road to A61 (signposted Sheffield). At next roundabout (Tesco’s) select middle lane and take 3rd exit (brown sign for Tapton Lock).

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Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield, 1½ miles away

Bus number 90 from Chesterfield town centre, two per hour

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