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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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The best kids events in Derbyshire this October half term

Here’s your roundup of the spookiest events happening over the October half term school holidays in Derbyshire. Typically, the October half term in Derbyshire schools runs from Saturday 22 October 2022 to Sunday 30 October 2022 – but do check directly with your own school as holidays and INSET days do vary from school to school. […]

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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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The ULTIMATE guide of what To Do with Kids in Derbyshire this Summer Holiday

Summer holiday landing page: All the most useful posts on Lovely Local Indie for entertaining the kids this summer holiday. Keeping the kids entertained over the long summer can be a job in itself. Make life easy by bookmarking this page. I’ll keep it updated with the best family days out, family friendly dining and […]

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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 […]

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What To Do With Kids in Derbyshire this Half Term Holiday

A landing page of the most useful posts for entertaining the kids this half term holiday. For older kids WIN 4 tickets to the duration of Back 2 Festival worth £500 Click here for more details and to enter.

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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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What’s On in Derbyshire – 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), all organised by date. All information provided in good faith but please do check directly with organisers […]