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Drink Food

Cocktails and Tapas at Barca Bar

[AD] Despite being literally down the road from where I live, I’ve never really considered going to the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield for a meal or drinks. Well, more fool me, because Barca Bar is the perfect place for cocktails and tapas, and I imagine will become a regular haunt for both date night with […]

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Days out Family friendly

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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Food

Chatsworth Kitchen REVIEW

[AD – PR invite] Spending the morning at the newly opened Chatsworth Kitchen in Rowsley and exploring the Chatsworth gardens, where much of the produced is grown, is literally my dream day out, and I got to do just that yesterday. The newly opened Chatsworth Kitchen is based at the Peak Village retail park, in […]

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Days out Family friendly

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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Days out Family friendly

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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Family friendly

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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Days out Family friendly

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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Family friendly

Where Kids Eat Free in Derby and Derbyshire this Summer Holiday

Eating out with kids can be a bit of an adventure at the best of times, so a well-priced children’s menu is always a bonus. Here’s a round up of the best places to eat out with children, the best deals – and where kids can eat free in Derby and Derbyshire during the school […]

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Spa

Botanicals Bakewell REVIEW

[AD] Nestled away in a hidden lane in Bakewell town centre is the sublime Botanicals Bakewell. The organic brand, made in rural Leicestershire, have been supplying spas and beauty professionals for years. They have recently opened a flagship store and wellbeing studio in beautiful Bakewell. I was invited to review a treatment and couldn’t accept […]

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Food

Thai Pavilion Chesterfield REVIEW

[AD] I love Thai food. I spent a month backpacking around Thailand after finishing university and ever since I’ve had regular cravings for it. I’d been to the Thai Pavilion once when I first moved to Chesterfield and then, what with having a baby, the lockdowns etc, it turned into something we’d just have as […]