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Indoor activities

We are Bess

4th September-3rd November 2019

Time: 11am-5pm

Venue: Hardwick

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

An age old story told through the voices of modern women. From household names to local Derbyshire women, the portraits of 20 modern women, taken by award-winning photographer Rachel Adams, sit alongside...

Outdoor Events

Matlock Bath Illuminations

7th September-27th October 2019

Venue: Derwent Gardens

Website: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

A fun-packed family event featuring a spectacular parade of illuminated and decorated boats along the River Derwent.During the 8-week season Matlock Bath Venetian Boat Builders' Association decorate themed...

Outdoor Events

Autumn Pumpkin Trail

12th-25th October 2019

Time: 10am-4.30pm

Venue: Biddulph Grange Garden

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Enjoy the autumn colour in the garden while searching for the hidden pumpkins that have a letter on. Make a secret password with the letter to collect your activity bag from Visitor Reception. £2.50 per...

Outdoor Events

Mr Pumpkin 2019

12th-31st October 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Lime Farm

Website: www.visitpeakdistrict.com

Come and pick your own perfect pumpkin this Halloween at Mr Pumpkin, Derby. Pumpkintastic family fun with our Witches Kitchen offering delicious locally produced hot and cold food and drinks, fairground...

Outdoor Events

All about Autumn

14th October-2nd November 2019

Time: 11am-3pm

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

All about Autumn delivers activities for all ages throughout the half term period. Activities are indoors and outdoors and embrace the Autumn theme. T: 01909 544917.

Theatre

Blood Brothers

14th-19th October 2019

Time: 2.30 and 7.30pm

Venue: Derby Theatre

Website: www.derbytheatre.co.uk

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful...

Outdoor Events

Harvest Festival Activities

14th-31st October 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Throughout October there will be harvest displays throughout our visitor facilities, regular tastings in the Walled Kitchen Garden. T: 01909 544917.

Outdoor Events

Birdwatching For Beginners

19th October 2019

Time: 9am-12noon

Venue: National Memorial Arboretum

Website: www.thenma.org.uk

During this three-hour guided walk you will learn how to recognise the wide variety of birds seen at the Arboretum over the year. Dedicated guides will explain migration and which birds to look out for...

Theatre & Cinema

Circles in the Sand

19th October 2019

Time: 10am, 11:30am, 2pm

Venue: Derby Theatre

Website: www.derbytheatre.co.uk

A world of buckets, castle building, spinning and tumbling in this delightful show for under 3s which explores sand in new and exciting ways. With no words, and accompanied by an evocative soundtrack of...

Outdoor Events

Family Forest School

19th October 2019

Time: 1:15-2:45pm

Venue: Millfields

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Come to the monthly family forest school sessions in the woods around Carsintgon Water. Activities vary monthly but may typically include den building, woodland crafts using tools, fire lighting or art...

Outdoor Events

Family Fungi Forays

19th October 2019

Time: 10.30am-12noon

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Find some funky fungi with our Discovery Centre team. Great fun for all the family. T: 01909 544917.

Outdoor Events

Halloween Spook-tacular

19th October-1st November 2019

Time: 10am

Venue: National Forest Adventure Farm

Website: www.adventurefarm.co.uk

Enjoy a day of hair-raising fun at the farm. Pick a free pumpkin from the patch, join the Wizard Academy and learn how to fly a broomstick, make potions and create your own wand. Find mummies hidden in...

Indoor Activities

Magic Lantern workshop

19th October 2019

Time: 10:30am, 1:30pm

Venue: Sudbury Hall

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Come along for a fascinating hands-on experience with our marvellous magic lantern. Then get creative constructing and decorating your very own magic lantern and designing your own slides. Take it home...

Outdoor Events

Park Run

19th October 2019

Time: 9-10am

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

A friendly and welcoming event, parkrun is a great way to start the weekend and is suitable for beginners and more experienced runners alike. The 2 lap course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, stoned...

Outdoor Events

Professor salamander's travelling beasts

19th-31st October 2019

Time: 9:30am-5pm

Venue: Bluebell Dairy

Website: www.bluebelldairy.co.uk

Set out across the farm and through the spooky Maize field in search of the Mythical Beasts nests and lairs…but be careful what you find out there! Visit our Pumpkin Patch to pick your very own Halloween...

Theatre & Cinema

We're going on a bear hunt

19th-23rd October 2019

Time: 11am, 1:30pm

Venue: Djanogly Theatre

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

A family go on an expedition of a lifetime – running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave… what...

Indoor Activities

Bear hunt storytelling

20th October 2019

Time: 12-1pm

Venue: Lakeside Arts

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Come for this storytelling workshop, where you will go on your very own imaginary bear hunt, and create mischief and magic. Will you ever find our way back home? Suitable for all ages. T: 0115 846 7777.

Indoor Activities

Cyanotype print

20th October 2019

Time: 1pm, 2:30pm

Venue: Lakeside Arts

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Artist Debbie Bryan will teach this Victorian photographic print process and help you create your own unique mini masterpiece based on historic Nottingham lace designs, inspired by the Weston Gallery’s Fully...

Outdoor Events

Family Fungi Forays

20th October 2019

Time: 10.30am-12noon

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Find some funky fungi with our Discovery Centre team. Great fun for all the family. T: 01909 544917.

Outdoor Events

Fungi Walk at Kedleston

20th-23rd October 2019

Time: 10:30am, 1:30pm

Venue: Kedleston Hall

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Get outdoors and discover a seasonal highlight- fungi of all shapes and sizes. A 2 hour walk in the woods with a fungi expert to discover the fascinating world of fungi this autumn. The walk will include...

Outdoor Events

Windmills, Witches and Whitemoor

20th October 2019

Time: 2pm

Venue: Market place, Belper

Website: www.derwentvalleymills.org

Find out about local life, industry and legends on this little-explored east side of Belper. Town and countryside paths.

Theatre & Cinema

Grease

21st October 2019

Time: 1:30pm

Venue: Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre

Website: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. Rating:...

Outdoor Events

Nature Tots

21st October 2019

Time: 10:30am-12:15pm

Venue: Carsington Water Visitor Centre

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Welcoming little one’s from 0-5yrs to come and get involved in some fun outdoor, nature based playtime. It's also a good chance for parents and guardians to grab a cup of tea and have a chat. Open 10:30-12:15...

Indoor Activities

Bear hunt dance

22nd October 2019

Time: 11:15pm

Venue: Lakeside Arts

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Go on a Bear Hunt through movement and dance. Explore the swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the squelchy mud in this fun family workshop. Suitable for ages 3-5. T:0115 846 7777.

Indoor Activities

Make a face pot

22nd October 2019

Time: 11am-4pm

Venue: Lakeside Arts

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Make your own creation inspired by the medieval face pots on display in the current Museum exhibition, Faces from the Past: Images on Medieval Pottery. Led by Lakeside Associate Artist, Elaine Winter....

Indoor Activities

Kids at Cromford - Up-cycling Masters

23rd-30th October 2019

Time: 10:30am-3:30pm

Venue: Cromford Mills

Website: www.cromfordmills.org.uk

Learn how to up-cycle those items you would have put in your recycling. You will be surprised what you can make. T: 01629 823256.

Indoor Activities

Halloween Spooktacular

25th-27th October 2019

Venue: Dobbies Derby

Website: www.dobbies.com

Enjoy Halloween as a family this year at Dobbies. Kids can get stuck into terrifying treats with an Afternoon Tea before getting creative with creepy craft activities and ghoulish games. Each event will...

Indoor Activities

Tots make and do: Diwali

25th October 2019

Time: 10am

Venue: Museum and Art Gallery

Website: www.derbymuseums.org

Tots Make and Do is a weekly session where we welcome 2-5 year olds with their grown-ups for crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections. Drop in session, suitable for children 2-5 years...

Outdoor Events

Half Term Halloween Hoot at Chatsworth

26th October-3rd November 2019

Venue: Chatsworth House

Website: www.visitpeakdistrict.com

Bring your little monsters to Chatsworth during the half-term holiday to enjoy Halloween horrors. Experience fiendish fun finding hidden pumpkins, dare to enter the abandoned tunnnel and listen to spine-tingling...

Indoor Activities

Haunted Castle

26th-31st October 2019

Time: 10am-3pm

Venue: Tamworth Castle

Website: www.tamworthcastle.co.uk

A week full of ghostly goings on at Tamworth Castle’s haunted spooktacular. Encounter a series of creepy characters and activities as you tour the Castle. See if you can meet the cackling hags, then...

Outdoor Events

Kids with Cameras

26th October 2019

Time: 1:30pm

Venue: Calke Abbey

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Come and join the photography team on a kid's camera walk and have some fun looking for different views to photograph. Pick up some handy tips and tricks along the way. T: 01332 863822.

Outdoor Events

Monster Mania

26th October-1st November 2019

Venue: Gulliver's Kingdom

Website: www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Discover monsters, ghouls and spooky surprises at Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts this October Half-Term. Monsters are taking over Gulliver’s Theme Parks for their biggest Halloween event yet! Look out...

Outdoor Events

Park Run

26th October 2019

Time: 9-10am

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

A friendly and welcoming event, parkrun is a great way to start the weekend and is suitable for beginners and more experienced runners alike. The 2 lap course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, stoned...

Indoor Activities

Pumpkin Carving

26th-27th October 2019

Time: 11am-3pm

Venue: Cromford Mills

Website: www.cromfordmills.org.uk

Create your own Jack-o-lantern in time for Halloween! Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. T: 01629 823256.

Outdoor Events

Spooktacular fun

26th-27th October 2019

Time: 3pm

Venue: Statfold Barn Railway

Website: www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk

Kids and Adults dress up in your scariest costumes and join us for our Halloween STEAM & SCREAM trains. T: 01827 830389.

Outdoor Events

Spooky Autumn Trail

26th October-3rd November 2019

Time: 10am-3:30pm

Venue: Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Do you dare to creep into the woods at Longshaw this autumn? Dress up and have a wild time at Longshaw this half term - hear some haunted tales and solve riddles on a fun, outdoor adventure. T:01433631757.

Theatre & Cinema

Curly Tales: Jackie & The Beanstalk

27th October 2019

Time: 3pm

Venue: Brewhouse Arts Centre

Website: www.brewhouse.co.uk

An original story full of adventure, laughter and growing up. For 3 – 8 year olds and their grown-ups, featuring original live music, songs and puppetry. Jackie and the Beanstalk is part of our BIG DRAW...

Theatre & Cinema

I Believe in Unicorns

27th October 2019

Time: 2.30pm

Venue: Newark Palace Theatre

Website: www.palacenewarktickets.com

Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents brings best-selling children's author Michael Morpurgo's treasured story to life. This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories...

Theatre & Cinema

Strange creatures

27th October 2019

Time: 1pm, 3:30pm

Venue: Djanogly Theatre

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Inspired by the children’s book Beegu written and illustrated by Alexis Deacon, Strange Creatures imaginatively uses singing and chamber music to explore differences, friendships and new understandings...

Indoor Activities

Children's Art

28th October 2019

Venue: Fleet Arts, Belper

Website: www.derwentvalleymills.org

Come along for a Halloween experience of crafts, games and spooky thrills. T: 01773 820484.

Outdoor Events

Giant Cobweb at Heage Windmill

28th October 2019

Time: 12pm

Venue: Heage Windmill

Website: www.visitpeakdistrict.com

It has become traditional at Heage Windmill to make a large cobweb (out of elastic), the size of which is determined by the number of ‘spinners’ who come along and help produce ‘the web of the year’...

Outdoor Events

Nature Tots

28th October 2019

Time: 10am-2pm

Venue: The Whistlestop Discovery Centre

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Welcoming little one’s from 0-5yrs to come and get involved in some fun outdoor, nature based playtime. It's also a good chance for parents and guardians to grab a cup of tea and have a chat. Open 10.00-2.00...

Outdoor Events

Starlight Spectacular at Crich Tramway Village

28th October-2nd November 2019

Time: 10am-7pm

Venue: Crich Tramway Village

Website: www.visitpeakdistrict.com

See Crich Tramway Village illuminated and ride the trams in the dark. An exciting programme of activities for all the family each day. T: 01773 854321.

Theatre & Cinema

Tabby McTat

28th October 2019

Time: 10:30pm, 4pm

Venue: Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre

Website: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar. From the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Zog, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Tabby McTat is a...

Indoor Activities

The Christmas Toy Shop Workshop

28th October-2nd November 2019

Time: 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3pm

Venue: Markeaton Park - Craft Village

Website: www.derbylive.co.uk

Design a brand new plaything to make your heart sing. A top toy that brings wonder and joy. A make and play shadow puppet workshop, with those funsters Babbling Vagabonds. You will make puppets to take...

Outdoor Events

Wizards & Spooks Trains' at the West Shed Museum & Midland Railway-Butterley

28th October-1st November 2019

Time: 11am-4pm

Venue: Midland Railway-Butterly Station

Website: www.visitpeakdistrict.com

Halloween at the Midland Railway – Butterley is a very ‘spooktacular’ affair. Wizards and Spooks trains operate for eight of the nine days of the Derbyshire schools’ autumn half term holiday. On...

Outdoor Events

Wizards and Spooks Trains

28th October-1st November 2019

Time: 11am, 12:25pm, 2pm, 3:20pm

Venue: Butterley Station

Website: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk

Halloween at the Midland Railway – Butterley is a very ‘spooktacular’ affair. Wizards and Spooks trains operate for eight of the nine days of the Derbyshire schools’ autumn half term holiday. On...

Outdoor Events

Bat and Rainbow Story Walk/Sticky Bats

29th-31st October 2019

Time: 11am-4pm

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Come and enjoy the tale of how bats came to be and then recreate the story using wild art. T: 01909 544917.

Outdoor Events

Belper and the Circus

29th October 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: No 28 Market Place

Website: www.derwentvalleymills.org

It is over 250 years since the circus as we know it was invented by Philip Astley. Neil Calladine looks at Astley’s life and the history of the circus in Belper. Neil looks back at circus-type performances...

Indoor Activities

Crafty Tuesdays: Halloween Puppets

29th October 2019

Time: 10am-2pm

Venue: Pickfords House

Website: www.derbymuseums.org

Crafty Tuesdays is a crafty holiday session at Pickford’s House. This half term have a go at making some Halloween puppets and create your own spooky stories. Drop-in session, suitable for children aged...

Indoor Activities

Earcandy: Discover game music

29th October 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Lakeside Arts

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

They’re called ‘video’ games but they make sounds too. How much do we know about how those noises get created, and how they affect our experience of gameplay? A day of creating your own sound and...

Outdoor Events

Family Activities - Owls and Fire lighting!

29th October 2019

Time: 10am

Venue: Woodside Farm

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Come along to a Family Wildlife Day. Families are invited to explore the wildlife around Woodside Farm. The theme for the day will be owls including games, stories and crafts. Celebrating our adventures...

Indoor Activities

Family Handling Histories

29th October 2019

Time: 10:30am

Venue: Museum and Art Gallery

Website: www.derbymuseums.org

Handling History is regular probject handling morning where you can get up close to some objects from the collection. This half term explore some of the exciting Japanese objects in our collection. Drop-in...

Outdoor Events

Heage Windmill

29th October 2019

Time: 10am-3pm

Venue: Heage Windmill

Website: www.derwentvalleymills.org

Heage Windmill is the only six-sailed stone tower windmill in England. It is a Grade II* listed building, sited on a hill providing spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site....

Indoor Activities

Art hub: Origami

30th October 2019

Time: 10am, 1pm

Venue: Museum and Art Gallery

Website: www.derbymuseums.org

At Art Hub explore different creative techniques and processes – there’s always something new to try in this artist-led session. This time explore origami: the Japanese art of paper folding – with...

Outdoor Events

Broomstick Making

30th-31st October 2019

Time: 12-3pm

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Make your own broomstick in the Turning Yard at Clumber Park. T: 01909 544917.

Outdoor Events

Family Activities - Fungi and Fire!

30th October 2019

Time: 10am

Venue: Woodside Farm

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Come along to a Family Wildlife Day. Families are invited to explore the wildlife around Woodside Farm. The theme for the day will be owls including games, stories and crafts. Celebrating our adventures...

Outdoor Events

Halloween family nights

30th-31st October 2019

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: Conkers

Website: www.visitconkers.com

With all the ghostly ghouls, witches and trolls…will you make it out alive? Will you take a trip on the runaway train too? Don’t forget all are welcome to the “Ugly Bugs Disco” and there will be...

Theatre & Cinema

Marty Macdonald’s Toy Machine

30th October 2019

Time: 1:30pm

Venue: Brewhouse Arts Centre

Website: www.brewhouse.co.uk

Marty MacDonald’s Toy Machine - featuring the voice of Justin Fletcher from CBeebies as Pongo the Pig! Marty MacDonald's Toy Machine is a fun, interactive, song-filled adventure,set on a colourful farmyard...

Indoor Activities

Pickfords House Family Tour

30th October 2019

Time: 10.30-11am

Venue: Pickfords House

Website: www.derbymuseums.org

Friendly, costumed staff will guide you around Georgian Architect Joseph Pickford’s House to uncover how the house has evolved through the ages and the many residents who called it their home. Free event,...

Theatre & Cinema

Spooky Stories with the Babbling Vagabonds

30th October 2019

Time: 7pm

Venue: Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre

Website: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Scare yourselves silly on the Opera House stage creating tales of terror with the Babbling Vagabonds. Spooky costumes encouraged! T: 01298 72050

Indoor Activities

Toy Theatre at Pickford's House

30th October 2019

Time: 3pm

Venue: Pickfords House

Website: www.derwentvalleymills.org

Tucked away in the attic of the Pickford House Museum in Friargate, one can discover the Frank Bradley collection of Model Theatres. Trevor Griffin’s presentation will how how the English Toy Theatre...

Indoor Activities

Young Crafters - Puppet Making

30th October 2019

Time: 10am

Venue: Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre

Website: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

This workshop will inspire youngsters to develop their creative and imaginative skills as they translate their ideas into wonderful creations. In this 1.5-hour workshop, Lara will be on hand to show step...

Indoor Activities

Day of the dead mask making

31st October 2019

Time: 10:30am, 1pm

Venue: Lakeside Arts

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Learn about the world-famous Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations and make your own spooky but beautiful mask and headgear. Suitable for ages 5+. T: 0115 846 7777

Indoor Activities

Dinky Disco Halloween Special for Mini Ravers

31st October 2019

Time: 2pm

Venue: Deda

Website: www.deda.uk.com

A mini rave for little ones and grown-ups with DJs, dancing, smoke machines, disco balls, creepy crafts and make your own goo. T: 01332 370 911.

Outdoor Events

Family Activities - Wild Halloween and Spiders

31st October 2019

Time: 10am

Venue: Woodside Farm

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Come along to a Family Wildlife Day. Families are invited to explore the wildlife around Woodside Farm. The theme for the day will be owls including games, stories and crafts. Celebrating our adventures...

Indoor Activities

Halloween Funday

31st October 2019

Time: 10am-3:30pm

Venue: Brewhouse Arts Centre

Website: www.brewhouse.co.uk

The ever popular Halloween special.  All the materials to get trick or treat ready will be supplied; creating costumes, pumpkins and (mildly!) spooky paraphernalia. Also includes a short film in the afternoon. T:...

Outdoor Events

Halloween in the Woods

31st October 2019

Time: 10am-2pm

Venue: Woodside Farm

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Search the woods for magical creatures and hear some of their tales. Make your own magic wands and potions. Search for hidden pumpkins and the giant spider. Age 5+ and Children must be accompanied by an...

Indoor Activities

Little Creatives - Haunted House

31st October 2019

Time: 9:30am

Venue: Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre

Website: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

This creative workshop is for little ones who are delving into the fun filled world of Art and Craft. Your Little Creatives will learn some simple construction skills as they create. With an amazing selection...

Indoor Activities

Mini Makers - Mask Making

31st October 2019

Time: 11am

Venue: Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre

Website: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Join ‘Make with Lara’ this Halloween for a mystical Mask Making Workshop. Use your imagination to create an otherworldly mask you can proudly wear for Halloween celebrations. T: 01298 72190.

Indoor Activities

Pickfords Plot

31st October 2019

Time: 10am-2pm

Venue: Pickfords House

Website: www.derbymuseums.org

Come to this nature-focussed session in Pickford’s garden during the holidays. Drop-in session suitable for families.

Outdoor Events

Pumpkin Party

31st October 2019

Time: 11am

Venue: Calke Abbey

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Buy a home-grown pumpkin from Calke's gardens, or bring one with you. Decorate it in your own spooky style, then add it to our fabulous display. T: 01332 863822.

Theatre & Cinema

Stick man

31st October-2nd November 2019

Time: 11am, 2pm

Venue: Derby Theatre

Website: www.derbytheatre.co.uk

Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions’ delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man is coming to Derby Theatre. T: 01332 593939.

Theatre & Cinema

Dizzy O’Dare: The Giant Balloon Show

1st November 2019

Time: 11am, 3pm

Venue: Déda

Website: www.deda.uk.com

The Giant Balloon Show will have the audience in stitches and in awe simultaneously. Expect feverous balloon sculptures, high energy comic performance and of course the all-important giant balloon. T:...

Indoor Activities

Family Friday: Ghosts and Demons Mask making

1st November 2019

Time: 10am

Venue: Museum and art gallery

Website: www.derbymuseums.org

In this session the whole family is welcome to play, make and have fun together. Each one is focused on a theme to help you and your family explore your creative sides. This half term we’ll be making...

Outdoor Events

Helping Wildlife to Move Safely

1st November 2019

Time: 10:30am-1pm

Venue: The Whistlestop Discovery Centre

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

As part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Discovery Days we will run fun activities and crafts helping wildlife to move around safely.

Outdoor Events

Little Saplings Sensory Play

1st November 2019

Time: 10am, 11:30amm

Venue: National Memorial Arboretum

Website: www.thenma.org.uk

Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling is designed to help the youngest visitors enjoy the Arboretum and heighten their development and enjoyment of learning. Sounds, colours, textures, auditory...

Outdoor Events

Activities on the Cromford Canal

2nd November 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Cromford Wharf

Website: www.derwentvalleymills.org

By the Wharf, miniature traction engines will be in steam, chuffing their way around and offering trailer rides. On the canal, Nottingham Model Boat Club will be demonstrating their miniature boats as...

Outdoor Events

Bonfire and Fireworks at Chatsworth

2nd-3rd November 2019

Venue: Chatsworth House

Website: www.visitpeakdistrict.com

Chatsworth are delighted to welcome back the bonfire and fireworks to the garden in 2019. With a blazing bonfire and two glittering firework displays, including an early display for little ones, there's...

Outdoor Events

Castle Fireworks Night

2nd November 2019

Time: 3pm

Venue: Tamworth Castle

Website: www.tamworthcastle.co.uk

This is a chance to visit Tamworth Castle after dark, before enjoying the ever popular breath -taking firework display in the Castle grounds. Castle Grounds activities start at 6.00 p.m. with Fireworks...

Indoor Activities

Children's Crafts

2nd November 2019

Time: 10am-12pm

Venue: Wirksworth Heritage Centre

Website: www.derwentvalleymills.org

Build your own boat. Hoist your sails and all aboard our sailing themed craft session. Build, decorate and take home your very hown sailboat. T: 01629 707000.

Indoor Activities

Craft fair and café

2nd-3rd November 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall

Website: www.derwentvalleymills.org

Ambergate Women’s Institute craft stalls and refreshments, hot and cold food, including delicious home-made soups and cakes. Why not make a day of it in Holloway? Combine a walk, a house visit, a look...

Outdoor Events

Fireworks Night

2nd November 2019

Time: 5pm

Venue: Butterley Station

Website: www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk

Come to the spectacular Fireworks Night at the Midland Railway – Butterley. Catch the train, explore the museum, visit the Victorian railwaymans church and much more. T: 01773 570140.

Outdoor Events

Fireworks Spectacular

2nd-3rd November 2019

Time: 5:30pm

Venue: Conkers

Website: www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk

The best fireworks display and laser show in The National Forest. In addition to the spectacular fireworks show, there will be: A Laser Show Disco, Fairground Amusements, Sparkler Sales & Safety Zone,...

Outdoor Events

Luminate Lantern & Light Festival

2nd November 2019

Time: 5pm

Venue: Derby Arboretum

Website: www.inderby.org.uk

Luminate Lantern and Light Festival in the Derby Arboretum Park, the Orangery and Community Garden. T: 01332 640789.

Outdoor Events

Park Run

2nd November 2019

Time: 9-10am

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

A friendly and welcoming event, parkrun is a great way to start the weekend and is suitable for beginners and more experienced runners alike. The 2 lap course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, stoned...

Indoor Activities

Science and Discovery Weekend

2nd-3rd November 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Cromford Mills

Website: www.cromfordmills.org.uk

Family Fun Weekend – Get creative with science, and be inspired by past inventions. T: 01629 823256.

Theatre & Cinema

The Snow Queen

2nd November 2019

Time: 2pm, 5pm

Venue: Pomegranate Theatre

Website: www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

When Kay is abducted to the Snow Queen’s frozen palace, his best friend Gerda sets out to rescue him… but will she reach the Snow Queen before it’s too late? A magical theatre experience for all...

Outdoor Events

Chesterfield Fireworks Extravaganza

3rd November 2019

Time: 4-8pm

Venue: Stand Road Park

Website: www.visitpeakdistrict.com

The annual firework event organised by Chesterfield Borough Council. With a range of fun fair rides, food stalls and massive firework display.

Indoor Activities

Climbing wall experience

3rd November 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Cromford Wharf

Website: www.derwentvalleymills.org

Thanks to Acclimbatize of Cromford, there will be the opportunity to have a go on a climbing wall at Cromford Wharf – for FREE – with correct equipment and professional tuition. T: 01629 533298.

Theatre & Cinema

Hey Diddle Diddle

3rd November 2019

Time: 1pm, 3:30pm

Venue: Djanogly Theatre

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play. Join flying cows, jazzy cats and runaway crockery for an adventure in this brilliant new take on the classic...

Theatre & Cinema

The Nutcracker - Russian National Ballet

3rd November 2019

Time: 5pm

Venue: Pomegranate Theatre

Website: www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

The premiere of The Nutcracker transformed classical ballet into a fairy-tale and became one of Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, as well as one of the most popular ballets in the world....

Theatre & Cinema

Fame The Musical

4th-9th November 2019

Time: 2:30pm, 7:30pm

Venue: Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre

Website: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film of the same name, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing...

Outdoor Events

Hands on for Home Educators

4th November 2019

Time: 10:30am

Venue: Kedleston Hall

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Sessions will be suitable for a mix of ages, but children should be over 5 years old. Please get in contact if your child has any additional needs. Gloves and tools will be provided, but please come dressed...

Outdoor Events

Hardwick Roof Tours

4th November-9th October 2019

Time: 11:30am, 1pm

Venue: Hardwick

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Climb the steps of the North Stairs and emerge amongst the turrets of Hardwick’s roof. Stepping onto the roof visitors can experience Hardwick’s position on the top of the ridge overlooking the Derbyshire...

Outdoor Events

Nature Tots

4th November 2019

Time: 10:30am-12:15pm

Venue: Carsington Water Visitor Centre

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Welcoming little one’s from 0-5yrs to come and get involved in some fun outdoor, nature based playtime. It's also a good chance for parents and guardians to grab a cup of tea and have a chat.

Outdoor Events

Fires and Fairy Tales

5th November 2019

Time: 4-7pm

Venue: Sudbury Hall

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Come along to the stableyard for a bonfire night with a difference, warming fires and magical stories await you. Share precious time with your family as you gather around the fire pits and toast your own...

Theatre & Cinema

Nutcracker

5th November 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Newark Palace Theatre

Website: www.palacenewarktickets.com

This charming and kindly fairytale is one of the jewels of Tchaikovsky's repertoire and, based on E.T.A. Hoffman's Christmas story, tells the story of Marie, a sad little girl whose godfather, Drosselmeier,...

Theatre & Cinema

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

6th November 2019

Time: 8pm

Venue: Newark Palace Theatre

Website: www.palacenewarktickets.com

Come enjoy one of the world’s most beloved family musicals. the show follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son Joseph and his eleven brothers. After being sold into slavery by the brothers, he ingratiates...

Outdoor Events

Park Run

9th November 2019

Time: 9-10am

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

A friendly and welcoming event, parkrun is a great way to start the weekend and is suitable for beginners and more experienced runners alike. The 2 lap course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, stoned...

Theatre & Cinema

Little Red Riding Hood

10th November 2019

Time: 2pm

Venue: Derby Theatre

Website: www.derbytheatre.co.uk

A special, one-off preview performance of Studio Christmas show, Little Red Riding Hood, at Squire Performing Arts Centre in Nottingham. Featuring beautiful puppetry, fantastic storytelling, a girl with...

Outdoor Events

Nature Tots

11th November 2019

Time: 10am-2pm

Venue: The Whistlestop Discovery Centre

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Welcoming little one’s from 0-5yrs to come and get involved in some fun outdoor, nature based playtime. It's also a good chance for parents and guardians to grab a cup of tea and have a chat.

Theatre & Cinema

A Christmas Carol

16th November 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Newark Palace Theatre

Website: www.palacenewarktickets.com

On Christmas Eve, the most magical night of the year, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is whisked away on a terrifying journey through the past and into the future, accompanied by three fearsome ghosts determined...

Outdoor Events

Christmas Lights Switch-On

16th November 2019

Time: 6pm

Venue: Derby Market Place

Website: www.derbylive.co.uk

Enjoy a variety of entertainment, leading up to the big switch-on around 6pm. Start the build up to christmas with an event the whole family can enjoy.

Outdoor Events

Family Forest School

16th November 2019

Time: 1:15-2:45pm

Venue: Millfields

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Come to the monthly family forest school sessions in the woods around Carsintgon Water. Activities vary monthly but may typically include den building, woodland crafts using tools, fire lighting or art...

Outdoor Events

Family Forest School 4+

16th November 2019

Time: 11am-12:20pm

Venue: Millfields

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Come to the monthly family forest school sessions in the woods around Carsintgon Water. Activities vary monthly but may typically include den building, woodland crafts using tools, fire lighting or art...

Outdoor Events

Family Forest School 7+

16th November 2019

Time: 1:15-2:45pm

Venue: Millfields

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Come to the monthly family forest school sessions in the woods around Carsintgon Water. Activities vary monthly but may typically include den building, woodland crafts using tools, fire lighting or art...

Outdoor Events

Park Run

16th November 2019

Time: 9-10am

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

A friendly and welcoming event, parkrun is a great way to start the weekend and is suitable for beginners and more experienced runners alike. The 2 lap course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, stoned...

Outdoor Events

Chesterfield Market and Christmas Lights Switch On

17th November 2019

Time: 12-6pm

Venue: Chesterfield Market Place

Website: www.visitpeakdistrict.com

Chesterfield is set to be bathed with a magical glow at the annual Christmas Lights Switch on event. The stage show starts at 3.30pm in New Square hosted by some of your favourite presenters from Peak...

Theatre & Cinema

The little prince

17th November 2019

Time: 12pm, 4pm

Venue: Djanogly Theatre

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

The Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups. Together with new found friends, he discovers the power...

Outdoor Events

Nature Tots

18th November 2019

Time: 10:30am-12:15pm

Venue: Carsington Water Visitor Centre

Website: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Welcoming little one’s from 0-5yrs to come and get involved in some fun outdoor, nature based playtime. It's also a good chance for parents and guardians to grab a cup of tea and have a chat.

Theatre & Cinema

Titanic the Musical

20th-23rd November 2019

Time: 2:15pm, 7:15pm

Venue: Pomegranate Theatre

Website: www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Based on the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, the award-winning Titanic the Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers,...

Indoor Activities

North Pole Adventure

23rd November-24th December 2019

Time: 10am-6pm

Venue: National Forest Adventure Farm

Website: www.adventurefarm.co.uk

Come along on a magical festive journey to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas and his friends. Travel through the magic portal to Father Christmas' home town. Explore the Victorian high street and...

Outdoor Events

Park Run

23rd November 2019

Time: 9-10am

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

A friendly and welcoming event, parkrun is a great way to start the weekend and is suitable for beginners and more experienced runners alike. The 2 lap course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, stoned...

Outdoor Events

Santa Express Specials

23rd November-24th October 2019

Time: 11am

Venue: Statfold Barn Railway

Website: www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk

The Statfold Santa Express is open for a relaxed experience for children with disabilities and additional needs such as autism or other sensory issues. With some earlier dates especially so parents could...

Theatre & Cinema

Soonchild

24th November 2019

Time: 11am, 3pm

Venue: Djanogly Theatre

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Dig out your snowshoes for an Arctic Adventure with live music, 3D and shadow puppets, creative captioning, integrated sign language and song, and a cosmic Northern Lights show. Suitable for ages 5+. T:...

Theatre and Cinema

The Santa Show 2018: Santa's Christmas Party

19th December 2108

Venue: The Brewhouse Arts Centre

Address: DE14 1EB

Website: www.brewhouse.co.uk

Santa’s Christmas Party is a 45 minute, interactive family show, particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds, after which the adventure continues as each child gets the chance to receive a special present...

Indoor Activities

The Vikings

Time: 10:00am or 4:00pm

Venue: Chesterfield Museum

Address: Mary's Gate, Chesterfield, S41 7TD

Website: www.chesterfieldmuseum.co.uk

Discover what Viking life was like with this hands-on exhibition for children. The museum is open Mondays and Thursday to Saturday. Entry to the museum is free, however donations to cover costs and gratefully...

Outdoor Events

This is Normanton

Venue: Pickford's House

Address: 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA

Website: www.inderby.org.uk

This is Normanton is a local history project that explores the changing landscape of Normanton Road and Pear Tree Road in Derby from the 1960’s to present day. As part of the project, Derby Museums is...

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