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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 […]

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Christmas at Chatsworth 2022

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 2022 season and I thought it was only right to dedicate a blog post to this! Here’s everything you need to know about Christmas at Chatsworth House, Gardens […]

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Family Day Out at Chatsworth

[AD] As part of my previous collaboration with Chatsworth Kitchen, we were gifted family tickets to Chatsworth and finally put these to good use this weekend with a lovely day out exploring the gardens, farmyard and playground as a family. I have visited Chatsworth numerous times over the years. It’s probably my favourite place on […]

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WIN 4 tickets to The Snowman Tour

The Snowman Tour is returning to Derbyshire this December! An award winning, magical production – and you can win tickets for you and your family at either the Derby or Buxton performances (the winner chooses). GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED – Congratulations to Joyce who won the tickets. The Snowman Tour Including Shaun The Sheep – The […]

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18 Free Derbyshire Days Out this September

Each year, heritage places across England throw open their doors and give people the chance to see hidden spaces and try new experiences for free. This year the event takes place from 9th to the 18th of September. Every single event is totally free – even at places that usually charge admission fees. From museums, […]

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Gloworm Festival 2022 – The Heatwave Edition

Introducing the first article by our Lovely Local Indie guest writer, Charlotte Taylor, a review of Gloworm festival at Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire. Having been to a few festivals pre-child, (Glastonbury and Green Man) we had looked on admiringly at parents who were free-spirited enough to bring their children along so they could see Beyoncé’s iconic […]

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Children’s Country House at Sudbury Hall

Sudbury Hall, just off the A50 and close to Ashbourne, was shut for what seemed like a very long time whilst they renovated and expanded the museum. It’s reopened as The Children’s Country House Museum and Gardens… but was it worth the wait? We went pretty soon after it opened to find out. I initially […]

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Hardwick Hall

One of our favourite places to go locally is Hardwick Hall, a National Trust property near Chesterfield in the north of Derbyshire. It’s fabulous for a family day out. Here’s why we love it. If you’re not already in the National Trust, I whole heartedly recommend joining. There are some really lovely National Trust places […]

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11 Flower Fields in Derbyshire to Visit

Regular readers of the blog will by now know that I am an absolute sucker for an Instagram picture. Over the last five years or so, each summer I get green with envy seeing people down south frolic about in lavender fields and the like. To my delight, Derbyshire now has several fields of flowers […]

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Things to do with Kids this Summer Holiday in Derbyshire

Family friendly activities to keep the kids entertained over the 2022 summer holidays in Derbyshire Schools out for summer! Keeping the kids entertained 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 holiday in Derby, Derbyshire and the […]