Things to do with kids in Derbyshire

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WOW – welcome back to school! We hope you all had a lovely summer holiday and are ready to enjoy the new school year ahead, whether you’re a new starter or leading the way in Yr6 ~ click on the cover of the magazine for what’s on over the next few weeks 😊

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Outdoor Events

FREE! University of Leicester Botanic Garden

4th May-1st October 2021

Address: Glebe Road, Leicester

Enjoy sixteen acres of the outside space of the beautiful Botanic Garden. Please note the toilets and glasshouses will not be open.

Outdoor Events

Outdoor Escape Challenge

29th May-31st October 2021

Venue: National Memorial Arboretum

Address: Staffordshire DE13 7AR

This summer gather the family for one of our brand-new outdoor escape challenges, Operation Vault and Operation Kingpin. Test out your own skills and see if you can crack the case while learning more about...

Pony Fun Activities

1st July-30th September 2021

Venue: Scropton RDA Centre

Address: Watery Lane, Scropton, Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 5PL

Love ponies? Looking for somewhere different to go? Join them for tea with a pony, or a picnic in the paddock alongside the ponies. Their lovely ponies are looking forward to meeting you! Suitable for...

Indoor Activities

Quentin Blake and John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books

9th July-3rd October 2021

Venue: Derby Museum

Address: The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS

Quentin Blake has had a number of extended collaborations with writers, but the longest of all has been with John Yeoman. This exhibition is the first to celebrate this partnership, featuring more than...

Seasonal park walks

3rd August-28th September 2021

Venue: Chatsworth

Address: Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP

Take in some of the best views and discover fascinating stories as you are led by an expert guide on their seasonal park walks. Each tour is led by a Chatsworth guide, offering the perfect way to learn...

Colin the Coastguard

Colin the Coastguard

Emergency at the coast? Call 999 Coastguard. Have fun and stay safe this summer with these HM Coastguard tips.

Help your school raise funds

Help your school raise funds

A-Plan Insurance has launched a new campaign to help schools source new IT equipment and support PTA’s.

Get Sun-Sorted!

Get Sun-Sorted!

Help them develop healthy habits that they can take into their teens and into adulthood with Melanoma Fund.



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