The weeks fly by so quickly at this time of the year, we’re half way through August already! As to be the expected the events programme in the Peak District & Derbyshire is still churning out some crackers! This weekend will be a treat for everyone from bakers to holiday-makers.Bakewell Baking Festival, Bakewell Showground, 14th – 16th August
The WORLD’S FIRST BAKING FESTIVAL is back at the ‘Spiritual Home of Baking’ at its premier festival venue, with on site camping and parking, at the Bakewell Showground. Head on over and join the giant garden party and celebration of baking, vintage lifestyle, music and quintessential English fun set against the stunning natural beauty of the Peak District National Park. With the return to our screens of the Great British Bake Off this event is an absolutely must for aspiring master bakers.Ashbourne Show, Osmaston Park, 15th August
This year the Ashbourne Show celebrates its 124th birthday, and it looks mighty fine for its age! This traditional Country and Agricultural show boasts the very best trade stands, craft marquee, food hall, horse and livestock events, pet, poultry and dog show, true family fun for all ages.
When you’ve finished at the show, don’t miss out on exploring the beautiful cobbled streets and independent shops (including stacks of antique shops) in the market town of Ashbourne.Renishaw Hall & Gardens. The hall has been home to the Sitwell family for 400 years and the fascinating history of the family is explained while exploring their stunning family home on a guided hall tour with an expert guide. The gardens are Italian in design and were laid out over 100 years ago by Sir George Sitwell, and the estate even has its own vineyard, established in 1972 making it over 40 years old, and is one of the most northerly vineyards in England. After the tour you can enjoy a meal, glass of Renishaw wine or coffee and a cake in the Gallery Café and courtyard in the traditional surroundings of the Stable Block. Space on the tours are limited, so pre-booking is advisable.
So, if you’re looking for last-minute ideas and inspiration for a day out or even a weekend away then chances are the Peak District & Derbyshire is just the place for you.