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15 Things to Do with Kids in Chesterfield

I’ve been meaning to write something like this for a while. Firstly because this is exactly what I would have liked to have read when I was new to the area. And then also a knackered, sleep deprived parent scrabbling round for something fun to do for my child that didn’t make me want to […]

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Christmas Days out

Chatsworth Christmas Market

Each year (aside from last, for obvious reasons!) Chatsworth House plays host to one of the biggest and most popular Christmas markets in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Somehow, I hadn’t actually been before until today, but I’ve been asked so many questions I thought it was worth putting together a blog post. Here’s everything […]

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Christmas in Derbyshire – 6 Fabulously Festive Things to Do in Derbyshire

Get in the Christmas spirit with my guide to the most festive events to make your Christmas in Derbyshire sparkle in 2021! Christmas at Chatsworth Chatsworth is stunning at any time of year but comes into its own in the festive season when the house is beautifully dressed for Christmas. The theme this year is […]

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Christmas Days out

The Most Festive Christmas Markets in Derbyshire

After the last couple of years when many such events were cancelled, Christmas markets are set to be hugely popular this year! I’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the most fabulously festive Christmas markets in Derbyshire. Chatsworth Christmas Market Chatsworth House, near Bakewell 6 – 24 November, 10am – 5.30pm (6pm weekends) […]

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Pumpkin Picking Derby and Derbyshire

Pumpkin picking has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years. Local farms have responded to this demand and there are now a decent range of pumpkin farms and pumpkin patches across Derbyshire. Unsurprising really since it’s good, seasonal, wholesome family fun. If you’re going with kids, check out this cute free printable pumpkin […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Autumn in Derbyshire

I have always loved autumn. It is simply the best season! Crisp mornings, bright sunny skies, leaves turning every hue of copper and gold, wrapping up warm, sweaters, scarves and thick woolly tights. Dark nights, cosying up at home with candles and pumpkin spice everything… It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold. There’s the […]

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5 Free Days Out in Derbyshire

If the summer holidays are dragging and you need some days out inspiration that’s easy on the purse, here are five FREE days out in Derbyshire. Walk, paddling and a picnic at Dovedale FREE entry, National Trust members park for free or £3.50 for up to four hours or £5 for all day (correct change […]

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Why I Love Haddon Hall Artisan Market

The seasonal Haddon Hall artisan market is a regular feature at this stunning period property. For full transparency, a year ago I received gifted entry to Haddon’s late summer Mercatum. We enjoyed it so much that we have returned to every market since as paying customers – and I haven’t received any incentive for writing […]

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9 Delightful Derbyshire Picnic Spots

Is there anything more synonymous with British summertime than a picnic? Would you like some inspiration for perfect picnic spots? I must admit, I am not very lucky with picnics. I’m more a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants/buy-something-from-the-café type. When I have bothered to prepare a picnic it invariably rains and we end up eating it in the car. […]

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Peak District Weekend Breaks

The Peak District is an excellent short break destination for all sorts of reasons. Whether you’re looking for a foodie break, a romantic weekend away, a trip with family or a weekend away with the girls or your dog, there are Peak District weekend breaks to suit all tastes and interests. The first National Park […]