Buxton all set for summer of fun

Buxton will once again be transformed into a big holiday park this August when the Family Festival returns to the town.

With activities ranging from creating potentially record breaking artwork at The Green Man Gallery to tree top zip wire adventures at Go Ape there’s something to keep everyone entertained and amused during the August school holidays.

It’s the second time High Peak Borough Council and its partners have staged the festival which this year runs from 1 to 16 August with events and activities at several venues across the town.

Terry Crawford, Visitor Services Manager at the Council, said: “Summer is the ideal time to enjoy quality family time and this 16-day festival is jam packed with events and activities to help you make the most of your leisure time together.

“Whether you’re interested in hearing tales about the last dragons in Derbyshire, want to learn bushcraft or circus skills, take part in go-karting, challenge yourself on high wires, or fancy helping break the record for the largest number of original artworks on display Buxton is the place to do it this August.

“We and our partners are delighted to be able to build on the success of last year’s festival and once again provide such a varied programme of family-friendly activities to make the summer holidays memorable.”

Attractions range from following children’s wonder trails at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery to following in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and Mary Queen of Scots by sampling the healing spring waters for which Buxton is famous.

Award-winning food and drink is on offer at local venues, specialist markets and bazaars. Craft fairs and a mini-fairground mean there’s something to appeal to everyone and every pocket as free activities such as trails, exhibitions and exploration will also run every day throughout the Festival.

And we’ll be rounding off the month in style with the Buxton Show on 29, 30 and 31 August offering Bank Holiday entertainment in the form of over 70 stalls, live music, dancing and children’s entertainment in the beautiful Pavilion Gardens.

The full programme is available at Buxton Tourist Information Centre or you can download it at www.paviliongardens.co.uk so make sure you get hold of your copy and start planning your summer of fun! And follow the Family Festival on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest information.

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