Events in Derbyshire and Staffordshire 2021
Take a guided tour of Buxton on the Buxton Tram
Daily guided tours on an open top, vintage tram from the Pavilion Gardens next to the Opera House. Hourly from 11am March – October (10am during Peak Season).
Cromford Canal Narrowboat Trips Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays
Take a trip along the canal on the narrowboat ‘Birdswood’. Horse drawn trips are available on selected dates.
Free Guided Walks in Ilam Country Park Every Monday & Friday at 11am.
Meet at the visitor centre and join the walk leaders for a 2 hour walk on Mondays or choose from a 1hr, 2hr or 3hr walk on Fridays. Dogs welcome.
Lea Rhododendron Gardens
A hidden gem in Derbyshire. The best time to visit is late April & during May to enjoy the rainbow of blooms at their best. There’s also plant sales and a tea room with lovely homemade cakes.
Alton Towers Scarefest 8th – 10th Oct & 15th Oct – 31st Oct.
Do you dare take on the terrifying scare mazes? The park also stays open late so you can enjoy your favourite rides in the dark. For little ones there’s the Halloween Playland and the CBeebies Monster Ball.
Pumpkin Picking at Shirley Hall Farm 23rd – 31st October
Pick your own pumpkins, lots of varieties and sizes available. Food, drinks & ice creams available. Dogs welcome. About 15 mins drive from Callow Top.
Matlock Bath Illuminations 11th September – 31st October
See the parade of decorated and illuminated boats float down the River Derwent every Saturday and Sunday evening. Every Saturday there’s also a spectacular firework display lighting the skies above. It is strongly recommended that you book in advance at weekends, particularly for Saturdays, as event capacity will be restricted this year.
Half Term Fun at Chatsworth 23rd – 31st October
Meet the animals and join in creepy crafts at the farmyard or do you dare to ride the Halloween Trailer into Warlock Wood to battle the ghastly ghouls?
Skeleton Spotting at Ilam Park 23rd – 31st October
Pick up a trail map and venture deep into the spooky woods to test your nature detective skills.
Spooktacular Halloween Trail at Carsington Water 23rd – 31st October
Follow the pumpkin trail to find out facts about Wylie the Water Wizard and receive a bag of trick or treat sweets at the end.