Things to do this Bank Holiday Weekend

The countdown is almost over- it’s nearly August Bank Holiday Weekend!

So, what’re you going to do with that glorious extra day off? Here’re a few ideas of what to do in the Peak District & Derbyshire:

Get a taste of 1950s life at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway with special food in the Pullman Buffet and even a fun jazz band to entertain you. There will also be a special themed murder mystery evening on 27th August including a fish and chip supper.
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You could soak up some culture at Chatsworth…

 Chatsworth has had a long love affair with art, so why not enjoy the house, gardens and some of the Devonshire’s private art collection!

Sat 19 Mar – Sun 23 Oct 2016




Make the most of the Peak District during the Summer months and explore the countless walks on offers, here.


For PDFs with information and maps, click here.

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Enjoy the unique Peak District & Derbyshire traditional of Well Dressing!

Well dressing is a wonderful local tradition, using only natural materials beautiful designs are created for the village wells. Some say this tradition goes back to Pagan times, where the water was celebrated and given thanks to!
Here’re a few that are showing this weekend:

Sat 27 Aug – Sat 3 Sep 2016

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Sat 27 Aug – Sat 3 Sep 2016

And there’s loads going on at the new and improved Cromford Mill…

 As well as having a new fantastic projected tour of the very first mill, Arkwright’s mill at Cromford also has some brilliant activities for all the family over the Bank Holiday:

Sat 27 – Sun 28 Aug 2016

Sat 27 – Sun 28 Aug 2016

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