Chatsworth House

Location: Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PN


Price: House & garden adult £20.00,   House & garden senior / student £18.00,  House & garden child £11.00, House & garden family (2+3) £54.00 

Opening hours: Daily 11am - 5:30pm (See website for seasonal opening hours)

Contact: 01246 565300

Derby Police Museum

Location: (Within Derby Gaol) Agard Street Derby DE1 1DZ,


Prices: Entry is £3

Opening hours: Saturdays 11am - 3pm

Contact: 01335 360882

FEATURED: Bolsover Castle

With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion, Bolsover Castle, was designed to entertain and impress. Its reputation for revelry lives on as we now entertain you and your family. Wander the lavish rooms of the Little Castle, explore the romantic ruined terrace range, and delight in the views from the wall walk. Start your visit in the exhibition in the Riding House then run wild in extensive grounds (and fun play area).

Location: Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR


Prices: Adult £9.80   Child £5.90   Family £25.50

Opening hours: Daily 10am - 6pm

Contact: 0370 333 1181

FEATURED: Derby Museums - Derby Days Out Attraction

FEATURED: Derby Museums

Derby Museums is a charitable trust responsible for the rich cultural and creative history of Derby. The Trust manages three sites: the City Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, and all art and collections are held and curated by the Trust.

With free events the 3 sites are modern, interactive and always full of fun things for families or just children. See Derby Museums events listed on the 'events' page of DDO or visit the websites below.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Location: The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS


Prices: Free

Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12noon - 4pm

Contact: 01332 641901

Pickford's House Museum

Location: 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA


Prices: Free

Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm

Contact: 01332 715181

The Silk Mill

Location: Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF


Prices: Free


Contact: 01332 255308

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Heage Windmill

Location: Chesterfield Road, Belper, DE56 2BH


Prices: £4 Adult, £3.50 Concessions, £1.50 Children (Under 5's Free)

Opening hours: Weekends & Bank Holidays until the end of October 11am - 4pm

Contact: 01773 853579

National Stone Centre

Location: Porter Lane, Middleton by Wirksworth, DE4 4LS


Prices:  £5 Adults, £3.50 Concessions, £2 Children (Under 5's Free), £15 family ticket. Check website for offers. 

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (April - Sept)

Contact:  01629 824833

Poppies: Weeping Window - Derby Days Out Attraction

Poppies: Weeping Window

Date: 9th June - 23rd July 2017

Open: 7 days The Silk Mill is open 10am - 5pm (Thursdays 10am - 8pm)

Location: The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF 01332 641901

Price: Free

Suitable for: Everyone


Description: Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below; Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks. These two sculptures, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, marking the centenary of the outbreak of war, are now brought to audiences at venues across the country by 14-18 NOW as part of the Poppies tour. As with all 14-18 NOW projects, the presentation of these sculptures to new audiences across the UK aims to prompt a new, nationwide dialogue around the legacy of the First World War.

Poppies Tour - Weeping Window

The breath-taking sculptures were initially conceived as the key dramatic sculptural elements in the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in the summer and autumn of 2014. Over the course of their time at the Tower, the two sculptures were gradually surrounded by a vast field of ceramic poppies, each one planted by a volunteer in memory of the life of a British and Colonial soldier lost during the First World War. In their original setting they captured the public imagination and were visited by over five million people.

Weeping Window is from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, originally at HM Tower of London 2014.

Artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper

Pictured: Artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper

Images credit: ©

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Tissington Hall

Location: Tissington, Derbyshire, DE6 1RA


Prices: £10 Adults, £5 Children, £9 Concessions (Hall & Gardens)

Opening hours: Summer: Mon to Thurs 3rd Aug - 31st Aug 12:00pm - 3:00pm (CLOSED 13th Aug)

Contact: 01335 352200

Tutbury Castle

Location: Castle Street, Tutbury, DE13 9JF


Price: £3.50 for adults and £3 for children. Under 5's free

Opening hours: 11am-5pm See website for seasonal opening hours

Contact: 01283 812129 


We really hope that you find this website useful in helping you plan a family day out. Whilst we try our absolute hardest to ensure all of the information is correct and up to date, we highly recommend you call ahead of any planned visit to check opening times and prices etc. We don't want any disappointed families! (Oh and check the weather before you set off!) 

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