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Christmas at Chatsworth 2023

For both Derbyshire residents and visitors alike, Chatsworth House at Christmas time is the pinnacle of our festive calendars. Chatsworth have just announced their plans for the 2023 season. Following the popularity of a similar blog post I wrote last year, I know how much you love to read about the Chatsworth festivities! Here’s everything […]

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Summer Crafts at Denby Pottery Village

[AD] We are big fans of Denby Pottery Village, particularly since having such a lovely time at their Santa experience and were recently invited to review the Summer Crafts activities. Great value family day out Denby Pottery Village is one of my top recommendations for a nice outing with kids. On the days when you […]

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Things to do in the Summer Holiday in Derbyshire 2023

Family friendly, school holiday activities to keep the kids entertained over the 2023 summer holidays in Derbyshire Schools out for summer! Keeping the kids entertained over the six weeks can feel like hard work. Banish cries of “I’m bored…” with this handy guide to some of the best things to do with kids this summer […]

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Things to do in May Half Term in Derbyshire 2023

The Derbyshire May half term runs from Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June 2023 and there’s lots of family friendly events taking place in Derby and Derbyshire this school holiday. Bookmark this post and keep checking back as I will add more events as I see them. Some events need pre-booking. Please double check […]

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Easter at Bluebells Dairy Farm, Derby

[AD – PR invite] We were invited to check out the Easter Eggventure at Bluebells Dairy Farm in Spondon near Derby. Bluebells is a family owned dairy farm, that diversified into making luxury ice cream back in 2008 and then opened as a family friendly farm with plenty of play opportunities. Last year my daughter […]

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Mirror Mirror Exhibition at Chatsworth

The majestic Chatsworth House and Gardens officially re-open today, Saturday 18th March with a breath-taking new exhibition, ‘Mirror Mirror: Reflections on Design at Chatsworth’. Featuring commissioned works by 16 contemporary, world renowned designers, the exhibition will be on display throughout the house and garden until October. Co-curated by Alex Hodby, Senior Curator of Programme at Chatsworth, […]

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7 Free Things to do in Derbyshire this January

When it feels a very long way until payday, most of us are looking for free or cheap activities. The vast majority of these are outside – so wrap up warm. Here’s my edit of fabulous free things to do in Derbyshire this January. I originally wrote a version of this post last year – […]

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What’s On Derbyshire 2023 Events Guide

A carefully curated list of events you actually want to go to, in Derbyshire and just beyond. Here’s my guide to the best events and what’s on in Derbyshire (and if it’s really of interest, in surrounding counties) in 2023, all organised by date. There are lots of free activities, and most events (not all) […]

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Beat Chrimbo Limbo Boredom 2022/23

10 Things to do in Derbyshire between Christmas and New Year Chrimbo Limbo (or Twixmas if you insist) is that funny old time in between Christmas and New Year when the days all merge into one. Starting to feel like a pig in a blanket? Going a bit stir-crazy with cabin fever? Here’s some suggestions […]

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Christmas Events in Derby and Derbyshire 2022

I’ve rounded up some spectacularly seasonal Christmas events in Derbyshire. From South Derbyshire to the very north of Derbyshire, via the Peak District and Derby city centre, here’s my carefully curated guide to the best festive things to do in Derbyshire in 2022. Most events are family friendly but there’s also plenty for couples and […]