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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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Where Kids Eat for Free in Derby and Derbyshire this May/June Half Term

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 May/June […]

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Lunch at The Prince of Wales Baslow REVIEW

This Thursday was our wedding anniversary so we treated ourselves to a nice lunch out in the Peak District. It’s rare that I write a blog post about somewhere I’ve only been once, especially when I didn’t take many photos – but I enjoyed both courses so much that I think the Prince of Wales […]

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Spa Break at Ensana Buxton Crescent hotel REVIEW

[AD – PR invite] I was absolutely delighted to receive an invite to enjoy a spa break at Ensana Buxton Crescent hotel. It’s been rearranged a few times due to covid, but I finally got there yesterday, and it was bliss. For someone who is essentially very lazy, I am not very good at relaxing. […]

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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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8 Best Places for a Sunday Roast in Derbyshire

Looking for the best places for a Sunday roast in Derbyshire? As a Derbyshire food blogger I’ve made it my personal mission to find out. Is there anything better on a Sunday than a delicious Sunday lunch? Perfectly roasted, good quality meat (or a vegetarian or vegan alternative), fluffy Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes and […]

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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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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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Where Kids Eat for Free in Derby and Derbyshire this Easter Holiday

Lots of us are looking to make savings. And 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 – and where kids can eat free in […]

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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 […]