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Family Friendly Cromford Canal Walk

As an added extra to my popular, Pushchair Friendly Walks blog post, which contains ideas for over twenty lovely places for a wander with a pushchair, I’ve teamed up with Boom Magazine Belper to bring you a free sample of one of their family friendly walks for little legs. The PDF below can be easily […]

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6 Pretty Places in Derbyshire for Jane Austen Fans

Jane Austen once wrote there is “no finer county in England than Derbyshire”. I wholeheartedly agree! Here’s some staycation or day trip ideas for Jane Austen fans, including all the key spots where Pride and Prejudice filmed. Bakewell Pride and Prejudice is very much based in Derbyshire. Austen is thought to have based fictional Lambton […]

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WIN 4 tickets for the duration of Back 2 Festival!

WIN tickets for 4 people, for all 4 days of Back 2 festival, including camping, worth over £500! Back 2 Festival is returning with a line-up boasting over 50 artists from the 80s, 90s and 00s! The 2022 event will take place from Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July in the beautiful grounds of […]

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What’s On in Derbyshire – Events Guide

Here’s my guide to the best events and what’s on in Derbyshire (and if it’s really of interest, in surrounding counties), all organised by date. All information provided in good faith but please do check directly with organisers before making a special journey. Some events require pre-booking. If you’re looking for things to do rather […]

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40 Things to Do in Derbyshire

Located in the East Midlands, Derbyshire is famous for its beautiful countryside and rich industrial heritage and there are hundreds of things to do with kids. All of these ideas are suitable for families, although all could be enjoyed by couples and people on their own. I’ve organised this list largely by type of activity, […]

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12 Best Places to See Bluebells in Derbyshire

The best time to see bluebells in Derbyshire is usually mid to late April and in to May. I love seeing a carpet of blue, and it feels all the more special given that it’s such a short season. Bluebells are native to the UK and one of the most loved British flowers. The UK’s […]

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Things to do this Easter in Derbyshire

Here’s my round up of the best Easter activities in Derby and Derbyshire for Easter 2022. Keep the kids entertained in the Easter holidays. From egg hunts to craft sessions, there’s hopefully something for everyone here. Note that all of the trails will potentially be muddy so suitable clothing and footwear is advised. Most activities […]

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Behind the Scenes in Melbourne Derbyshire

[AD] I was recently involved in a day of filming in and around Melbourne in South Derbyshire. I grew up nearby and have always had a soft spot for Melbourne. This picturesque market town in the heart of the National Forest has so much going for it, but like many places, has suffered from a […]

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Church Farm Anslow REVIEW

Church Farm Anslow, near Burton on Trent is just beyond the Derbyshire border in Staffordshire. It’s a family run, children’s farm where you can feed, pet and stroke various different farmyard animals. There’s some great play equipment. And also a good tearoom which also sells a small selection of gifts and cards. We went today […]

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Springtime in Derbyshire

A Guide to What’s Great in Derbyshire this Spring It might technically still be winter, but I absolutely adore the changing seasons. There is nothing like seeing the first signs of spring popping up in the garden, giving hope that warmer months are coming. Here are some of the loveliest things to do in Derbyshire […]