09 - 2017 Events | Derbydaysout.co.uk Events

Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Midland Railway Trains to the Seaside

11am - 4pm

Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Suitable for all Train fares vary use link below for prices.
Visit the West Shed Museum for craft activities and at Butterley station travel by steam or heritage diesel train to the newly created beach at Swanwick Junction.
For train info visit: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or call 01773 570140

The Park in the Dark at Elvaston Castle

7pm - 9pm

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for 5 and over. Cost: £6 for adults and £3 for children

Come and  meet some of the night-time residents of Elvaston Castle Country Park. Bring a torch. Pre payment and booking essential.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533870


Family Friday: Time Machine at Derby Museum - Prehistory

10am - 11.30am

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

This summer, the Activity Room transforms in to a real life Time Machine! With six time periods to explore, join us each week as we travel through time and space. Complete the challenges, create your own artwork and journey with us as we encounter the unexpected…

More info: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on


Crich Tramway Village - Summer Activities

Open: 10am - 5.30pm Crafts: 11am - 3pm

The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Suitable for all. Admission: £16.50 adults | £9.50 child (4-15yrs) | £12.50 60+ (Includes free return admission for 12 months)

We have a range of craft activities for children to get involved in during the school holidays. There is a small charge to cover cost of materials.

More info: www.tramway.co.uk/whatson or call 01773 854 321


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Family Pottery Workshop at Sharpe's Pottery Museum

10.30am - 12pm or 1pm - 2.30pm

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Suitable for ages 5+. Cost: £2.50 per person (includes all materials)

Jayne from Sheepshead Designs will guide us through this mini-series of pottery workshops and will explore a different pottery technique each week.

More info: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Booking essential call 01283 222600 to secure your place!


Ninja Warrior Style Circuit Session at Springwood Leisure Centre

5-11 years: 1.30pm-2.30pm

11-16 years: 3pm-4pm

Springwood Leisure Centre, Springwood Drive, Oakwood Derby DE21 2RQ

The cost is £5 per person. Come and try out this child-friendly circuit at Springwood Leisure Centre. A great way to have fun and keep fit.

More info: www.inderby.org.uk To book call 01332 664433


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


Archery drop in Session at Rosliston Forestry Centre

2pm - 4pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Suitable for families. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

Purchase a token from The Shop and make your way to the archery pavilion.

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk


Pirates Week at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

Join us for Pirate-themed crafts and hunts throughout the week.

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Summer at Calke Abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Family Fun Weekend: Georgian Festival at Cromford Mills

10am - 5pm

Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
Suitable for all. Entry is FREE (small charge for some activities)

Step back in time and experience life in Georgian times. 

More info: cromfordmills.org.uk/events


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Schools Out! Shipley Park Self Led Activities

11am - 3.30pm (turn up anytime)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. The cost is £1 per child

During the summer holidays there will be a different self led activity each week (trails, treasure hunts etc!) Return to the visitor centre for a certificate.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533991


Museums Explorers: Roman Derby

Museum & Art Gallery | 11am -12.30pm

Pickford’s House | 1.30-3pm

Suitable for families. Entry is FREE!

Collect your passport and begin your exploration at the Museum & Art Gallery. Discover the collections, complete the challenges and continue your journey to Pickford’s House. Each month, we explore a new part of the collections in this creative activity designed for the whole family!

More info: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on


The Beach at Erewash Museum

11am - 3pm

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join us to have fun in our sandy play area, enjoy our garden games and relax with an ice cream in our traditional deck chairs. Plus daily crafts.

More info: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk


UK Festival of Fireworks 2017 

Gates open at 5pm 

Catton Hall, Nr Walton on Trent, South Derbyshire DE12 8LN 

Suitable for all. See website for prices (link below)

See four world-class fireworks displays by multi-award winning companies, with all displays set to music. Bring a picnic or enjoy on-site catering. An evening of thrilling pyrotechnics, a spectacularly different family night out. 

More info: www.festivaloffireworks.co.uk or call 01384 402266


Pirates Week at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

Join us for Pirate-themed crafts and hunts throughout the week.

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Summer at Calke Abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Summer Treasure Hunt at Highfields Happy Hens

10am - 5pm

Highfields Happy Hens, Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS

Suitable for families. Admission is £5.50 per person aged 2 and over

Look out for the Summer treasure hunt pictures as you make your way around the farm. Collect all the letters and rearrange to spell out another treasure! If you’re lucky you may get a small prize!

More info: www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk or call 01283 735063


Last Night of the Proms at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Arena opens from 5.30pm, performance starts at 7pm.

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

Suitable for all. Cost: Adult £5, Concession/Child £2.50, Family 2+2 £12

Join us for an evening of musical magic and singalong to all the Proms favourites with Newhall Band. Don’t forget to bring a picnic!

More info: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk or call 01283 563483


CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales

Meet at Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm for a 3pm start

Cathedral postcode is DE1 3GP

Suitable for ages 8+. The tour includes a climb of the Cathedral tower so participants should be reasonably fit. Tickets are £15 each or £45 for a family of four.

Take in the amazing views from the Cathedral Tower with guides on hand to show you the unique set of bells and the carillon. Renowned historian Richard Felix will then take you on a guided tour of the historic streets of the Cathedral Quarter including the tunnels under the Guildhall and Market Place.

More information: www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk/CathedralQuarterTours


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Family Fun Weekend: Georgian Festival at Cromford Mills

10am - 5pm

Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
Suitable for all. Entry is FREE (small charge for some activities)

Step back in time and experience life in Georgian times.

More info: cromfordmills.org.uk/events


Steam Tots at Derby Museums

1.30pm - 3pm

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for 2-5 years and their grown ups! Entry is FREE!

A sensory exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths) Play, make and learn together amongst our historic collections.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

11:30am - 3:30pm

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

Suitable for all ages. Members £2 adults & concessions, children £1. Non-members £13.80 adults, £12.70 concessions & children £8.50

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Farm Fairies and Country Kings at Bluebells

9.30am - 5.30pm

Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby DE21 7AR

Suitable for families. Entry is £3 per person (Events included in admission price)

Join in our fun as part of Farm Fairies and Country Kings summer! With costume parlour and noble knight racecourse on daily, Fairy Tale Tuesdays (8, 15th, 29th August) and Wildlife Wednesdays. Limited availability, book on arrival.

More info: bluebelldairy.co.uk/summer-activities or call 01332 673924


Summer Activity Trail at Elvaston Castle

11am - 4pm (turn up anytime)

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. The cost is £1.50 per sheet.

Go wild this summer holidays! Pick up your 'Wildlife Wander' activity sheet and equipment and return to the shop to claim your reward!

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


The Big Derbyshire Food Festival

10.30am - 4.30pm

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Delicious street food stalls, a fabulous craft marquee with lots of unique gifts for sale, children’s entertainment and live music throughout the day.

More info: www.madhattersevents.com


Pirates! at Matlock Farm Park

10am - 4.30pm Various shows throughout the day.

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

Suitable for all. Admission: £7.50 adults | £6.50 kids | Under 2's FREE

Train to become a barbaric buccaneer and learn how to fight, bury treasure and sing like a pirate! Can you earn your eye-patch in our fantastic interactive show?

More info: matlockfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on


Summer at Calke Abbey

10.30am - 4pm

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Suitable for all. National Trust admission fees apply.

Go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore and let your imagination run wild in our natural outdoor play area.

More info: nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


The Hannell's Darley Park Concert

Gates open at 2pm, concert begins at 6pm

Darley Park, off Duffield Road A6 (opposite the Broadway Pub) DE22 1EN

Advance tickets cost £2.50 for adults and under 16s able are FREE! Tickets bought on the day are £5, under 16's free but require a ticket.

The much-loved concert returns to the stunning natural amphitheatre of Darley Park on Sunday 3 September after a year’s break.

More info and ticket booking: www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on


Family Fun Weekend: Georgian Festival at Cromford Mills

10am - 5pm

Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
Suitable for all. Entry is FREE (small charge for some activities)

Step back in time and experience life in Georgian times.

More info: cromfordmills.org.uk/events


The Summer Holidays at Conkers

10am - 6pm

Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Suitable for all. Standard tickets: £9.05 adults | £8.14 kids | 0-2's FREE

With live shows, ranger activities and storytelling plus 120 acres to explore including indoor and outdoor play, high and low ropes with a climbing wall and the new 4D cinema.

For more info and today's activities visit: www.visitconkers.com


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

11:30am - 3:30pm

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

Suitable for all ages. Members £2 adults & concessions, children £1. Non-members £13.80 adults, £12.70 concessions & children £8.50

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Punch and Judy at the Heights of Abraham

Shows are every day at 11.30 am 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT

Suitable for all. Admission: £16 adults | £11 children (5-16 yrs) | Under 5 FREE

Join us for the 12th year as Richard Coombs performs Punch and Judy Shows at the Heights.

More info: heightsofabraham.com or call 01629 582 365


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Pirates of the Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

Open 10am - 6pm

National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent DE13 9SJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs: £10.76 for adults and children 2-15 years. Under 2 FREE (online prices)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on a treasure hunting pirate adventure through our 10 acre Maize Maze! (Or Mini Maze for little legs!) There's also 'Cannonball Chaos' Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Shows and Buccaneer Bootcamp.

More info: www.adventurefarm.co.uk or call 01283 533 933


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Kids Yoga Club at Saltergate Studios

10am - 11.15am for 2-5yrs and 11.45am - 1pm for 6-10yrs

Saltergate Studios, 81a Saltergate, Chesterfield S40 1JS

The cost is £8

Yoga fun, songs, games, mindfulness, music, sharing circle. Every Tuesday during the holidays plus alternate Saturdays. Drinks included.

More info: facebook.com/saltergatestudios or call Emily 07960 848841


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Hardwick Summer of Family Fun

11am - 4pm

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. This event is free but normal admission fees apply.

Enjoy lots of family fun at Hardwick this summer with a different activity each across the property to get involved in.

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Heritage Open Days 2017

Heritage Open Days are 7-10 September 2017

Taking place at various places across Derbyshire. Use link below for details.

Suitable for all. The events are FREE!

Every September thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. All for free. 

Find your nearest event here: www.heritageopendays.org.uk


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


The Park in the Dark at Elvaston Castle

7pm - 9pm

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for ages 5 and over. Cost: £6 for adults and £3 for children

Come and meet some of the night-time residents of Elvaston Castle Country Park. Bring a torch. Pre payment and booking essential.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533870


Heritage Open Days 2017

Heritage Open Days are 7-10 September 2017

Taking place at various places across Derbyshire. Use link below for details.

Suitable for all. The events are FREE!

Every September thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. All for free.

Find your nearest event here: www.heritageopendays.org.uk


Tots Make and Do - Adventures with Binoculars

10am - 11.30am 

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for 2-5 year olds and their grown-ups! Entry is FREE!

Tots Make and Do is a weekly session with crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections.

More info: derbymuseums.org/whats-on


Derby County v Hull City

Kick off at 7:45pm

Pride Park Stadium, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8XL

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary - use link below for more details

Watch the Mighty Rams in action live at Pride Park Stadium.

More info: www.dcfc.co.uk


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Heritage Open Days 2017

Heritage Open Days are 7-10 September 2017

Taking place at various places across Derbyshire. Use link below for details.

Suitable for all. The events are FREE!

Every September thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. All for free.

Find your nearest event here: www.heritageopendays.org.uk


CQ Saturdays Street Circus

11am – 3pm

Waterfall on Derby Market Place, DE1 2FE

Suitable for all ages. This event is FREE!

Roll up and enjoy a variety of street circus and theatre acts with Changofuego & friends. A taster for the city’s Derby Festé later in the year and organised by Déda Producing. (Every 2nd Saturday of each month between May - September.)

More information: www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk/CQSaturdays-StreetCircus


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

11:30am - 3:30pm

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

Suitable for all ages. Members £2 adults & concessions, children £1. Non-members £13.80 adults, £12.70 concessions & children £8.50

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Uttoxeter Baby & Children's Market

2pm - 4pm

Uttoxeter Leisure Centre, Oldfields Road, Uttoxeter, ST14 7QL

Suitable for all bargain lovers! Entry is £1 for adults, kids FREE!

Lots of stalls bursting with excellent quality nearly new baby and children's items.

More info: facebook.com/events


Heritage Open Days 2017

Heritage Open Days are 7-10 September 2017

Taking place at various places across Derbyshire. Use link below for details.

Suitable for all. The events are FREE!

Every September thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. All for free.

Find your nearest event here: www.heritageopendays.org.uk


Denby Pottery Beach

On until 10th September today is the last day!

Denby Pottery Village, Denby DE5 8NX

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach. Daily craft activities 11am - 4pm.

More info: www.denby.co.uk


Derby Hospitals Colour Run 2017

Markeaton Park, Markeaton Lane, Derby DE22 4NH

Suitable for all. Minimum age is 5 years old. Registration fee: £20 for adults. £10 for under 16's. (Includes white t-shirt and paint packet)

Derby Hospitals Charity’s first ever Colour Run! A crazily colourful, party style, fun-packed fundraiser for all the family. The fun run is for everyone, walk, jog or run – it’s up to you!

IMPORTANT NOTE: To register a child for the event, please visit https://www.derbyhospitalscharity.org.uk/events

More info and registration: www.derbyhospitalscharity.org.uk/events


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

11:30am - 3:30pm

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

Suitable for all ages. Members £2 adults & concessions, children £1. Non-members £13.80 adults, £12.70 concessions & children £8.50

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Derby County v Ipswich Town

Kick off at 7:45pm

Pride Park Stadium, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8XL

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary - use link below for more details

Watch the Mighty Rams in action live at Pride Park Stadium.

More info: www.dcfc.co.uk


Tots Make and Do - Prehistoric Play Dough

10am - 11.30am

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for 2-5 year olds and their grown-ups! Entry is FREE!

Tots Make and Do is a weekly session with crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections.

More info: derbymuseums.org/whats-on


WRIGHTSTART PRE-17 DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Time slots from 9am - 4pm

Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, Northmead Drive, Derby, DE22 3QH

Suitable for children aged from 2 years old to 17. The price is £25 for 2-12 years and £35 for 13-17 year olds.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone under 17 to have a fun and safe first driving experience with qualified instructors. Create memories with a younger one, or prepare an older one for their driving career: experiences are tailored to the individual.

Also taking place on: 17th September and 21st, 22nd October.

More information and online booking: wrightstart.co.uk


CQ Saturdays: Knickerbocker Glorious

11am - 3pm

Waterfall, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3FJ

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

A sweet layered stack of free live performance with an abundance of acoustic music, a generous measure of performing arts topped off with a liberal sprinkling of family comedy. (Takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month.)

More information: www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk/CQGlorious


NATURE IN FOCUS: GREAT BRITISH BEACH CLEAN at Derby Museums

10am - 2pm 

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

Join our Nature Ambassadors to find out more about the amazing creatures that live in our oceans and what we can do to help them even without a beach nearby.

More info: www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

11:30am - 3:30pm

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

Suitable for all ages. Members £2 adults & concessions, children £1. Non-members £13.80 adults, £12.70 concessions & children £8.50

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


WRIGHTSTART PRE-17 DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Time slots from 9am - 4pm

Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, Northmead Drive, Derby, DE22 3QH

Suitable for children aged from 2 years old to 17. The price is £25 for 2-12 years and £35 for 13-17 year olds.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone under 17 to have a fun and safe first driving experience with qualified instructors. Create memories with a younger one, or prepare an older one for their driving career: experiences are tailored to the individual.

Also taking place on: 21st and 22nd October.

More information and online booking: wrightstart.co.uk


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

11:30am - 3:30pm

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

Suitable for all ages. Members £2 adults & concessions, children £1. Non-members £13.80 adults, £12.70 concessions & children £8.50

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Peak District Abseil

10am start

Millersdale Bridge, Tideswell, Derbyshire SK17 8QH

The minimum age for this event is 10 years old. The cost is £15

Get Your Derbyshire adrenaline rush by challenging yourself to an 80 foot abseil off Millersdale Bridge in the heart of the Peak District! Your challenge is to abseil over an 80 foot arch, of which 70 feet is free hanging! This is a fantastic abseil for anyone ages 10 to 110 of any ability.

More information: www.BestForAges.com/PeakAbseil


​Automata Workshop

11am-12.30pm

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for families. The cost is £3

Join Maker Graeme Smith to make your own mechanical sculpture - known as automata. Explore simple mechanisms including cams, cranks, levers and linkages to build your very own movable, hand-powered creation!

To book, please go to www.derbymuseums.eventbrite.co.uk


Derbyshire Woodland Festival 2017

10am - 5pm

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. Event parking charges apply all weekend: £8 per car and £4 per motorcycle all day. £12 weekend ticket available. Payment by cash only.

This is a wonderful day out, for all the family with lots of activities for children, delicious food, bespoke gifts, plants and an array of stalls.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


Gung-Ho East Midlands 2017

9am - 2pm (waves every 15 minutes)

Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP

Minimum height: 123 centimetres/48 inches. Under 11s must be accompanied by participating adult. The cost is from £35.88 - £63.32

Take your 5k game to the next level with the seriously fun Gung-Ho! inflatable obstacle course including the biggest inflatable slide in Europe which has a foam party finish! 



More info: begung-ho.co.uk


CQ Saturdays Street Theatre

11am – 3pm

Walkaround entertainment in the Cathedral Quarter

Suitable for all ages. This event is FREE!

Be entertained by the performances of our Edwardian Street Theatre as they wander around the historic streets of the Cathedral Quarter. Every 4th Saturday of each month between May - September.

More information: www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk/CQSaturdays-StreetTheatre


Derby County v Birmingham City

Kick off at 3pm

Pride Park Stadium, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8XL

Suitable for all. Ticket prices vary - use link below for more details

Watch the Mighty Rams in action live at Pride Park Stadium.

More info: www.dcfc.co.uk


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

11:30am - 3:30pm

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

Suitable for all ages. Members £2 adults & concessions, children £1. Non-members £13.80 adults, £12.70 concessions & children £8.50

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Derbyshire Woodland Festival 2017

10am - 5pm

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Suitable for all. Event parking charges apply all weekend: £8 per car and £4 per motorcycle all day. £12 weekend ticket available. Payment by cash only.

This is a wonderful day out, for all the family with lots of activities for children, delicious food, bespoke gifts, plants and an array of stalls.

More info: derbyshire.gov.uk


The Vintage Weigh & Pay with LouLous at The Silk Mill

11am – 4pm

Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
Suitable for all. Entry £1.50 | £3 Early bird entry (10am access)

A perfect way to fill your wardrobes without breaking the bank. Browse and buy vintage clothing from the 1960s-1980s and only pay for the weight!


Cavendish's Horses at Bolsover Castle

11:30am - 3:30pm

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

Suitable for all ages. Members £2 adults & concessions, children £1. Non-members £13.80 adults, £12.70 concessions & children £8.50

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk


Tots Make and Do - Marvellous Mosaics

10am - 11.30am

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for 2-5 year olds and their grown-ups! Entry is FREE!

Tots Make and Do is a weekly session with crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections.

More info: derbymuseums.org/whats-on


DERBY FESTÉ 2017 - Derby Days Out Event

Featured Event

DERBY FESTÉ 2017

29th and 30th September

Derby City Centre

Suitable for everyone! All events are FREE other than Friday Night's 'World of Circus' event.

See the line up for both days below:

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Great Food And Drink Festival - Hardwick Hall

Doors open from 10am

Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Suitable for all. Entry costs £8.80 Under 10's FREE with paying adult.

Hardwick Hall is another brand new venue added to our event calendar in 2017! We cannot wait to attend this beautiful venue from September 30th - 1st October. Our celebrity chefs will be announced as soon as we have them confirmed.

More information: greatfoodanddrinkfestival.com


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