Derbyshire Venues & Accommodation For Every Occasion

Activities for the Autumn


Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park

Ilam Park, White Peak Estate Office, Home Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ

3rd Oct 2014 11:00-13:00
10th Oct 2014 11:00-13:00
Contact: National Trust White Peak Office Tel: 01335 350503 Email: Web: 
Free Friday walks with our volunteers take place each Friday at 11:00am - starting outside the shop and visitor centre at Ilam Park. The routes change each week. No booking required, just turn up!

Live Music with Tick, Tick Boom at The George and Dragon

The George and Dragon, 43 Market Place, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1EU

3rd Oct 2014 21:00
Contact: The George and Dragon Tel: 01335 343199
Live music from the band 'Tick, Tick Boom' at the pub on the Market Place, Ashbourne


Leawood Pumphouse - Steamings at Cromford

Cromford , Derbyshire, DE4 3QF

4th Oct 2014 - 5th Oct 2014 12:00-17:00
Contact: Middleton Top Visitor Centre Tel: 01629 823204
Leawood Pumphouse is open 12 noon to 5 pm.


Farmers Market at Wirksworth

Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4EU

4th Oct 2014
Contact: Simon Tel: 07403310163 Email: Web:
Wirksworth Farmers' Market always has free range, organic, tasty and healthy food - all deliciously tempting - plus fascinating craft stalls and a cafe run by volunteers. Different every month.


Fireworks at Matlock Bath Illuminations

Matlock Bath Illuminations , Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR

4th Oct 2014 21:00
11th Oct 2014 21:00
Contact: Enquiries Tel: 01629 761110 Web:
Tickets prices are &5 adults and &4.50 over 60s/disabled people. Accompanied children aged 16 and under are free.
On firework nights the boats will parade at 7.45 & 9.15pm. Clifftop firework displays will take place at 9pm.


Charity Quiz Nights at Yew Tree Inn

Yew Tree Inn, Church Lane, Cauldon, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 3EJ

5th Oct 2014 19:00
Contact: Mr Dan Buckland Tel: 01538 309876 Email: Web:
A monthly pub quiz which raises funds for local charities. A fun informal quiz where the smartest teams are not always the winning teams. A lot of fun and a bite to eat included.


Middleton Top Steaming Days at Middleton Top Visitor Centre

Middleton Top Visitor Centre, Rise End, Middleton by Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4LS

5th Oct 2014 12:00-17:00
Contact: Middleton Top Tel: 01629 823204
Middleton Top Engine House is a Scheduled Ancient Monument containing a superb beam engine built by the Butterley Engineering Company in 1829. Using the power of steam, the engine raised and lowered waggons on the Middleton incline of the Cromford and High Peak Railway. An admission charge may apply

Public open days at Consall Hall Landscape Gardens

Consall Hall Landscape Gardens, Consall, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST9 0AG

5th Oct 2014 10:00-17:00
Contact: Consall Hall Gardens Tel: 01782 551947 Web:
The Gardens and the tearoom are open to the general public on the 1st Sunday of the month, March - November.


National Clown Theatre at Ashbourne

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1EU

5th Oct 2014 14:30
Contact: . Tel: 01384 42 34 96
Tickets &5.00 Book Early- Limited Seating
The National Clown Theatre, at The Empire Ballroom bring bucketfuls of laughs, some of Britain's funniest clowns, magic, circus acts, prizes and surprises! A fun filled family laughter show live on stage.


Classic Cars & Music Day at Churnet Valley Railway

Churnet Valley Railway, Kingsley and Froghall Station, Froghall, Staffordshire, ST10 2HA

5th Oct 2014 10:00-16:00
Contact: Information/bookings Tel: 01538 758491 Email: Web:
Adult: &10.00, Senior: &8.00, Child: &4.00 (2-14yrs), Family: &26.00
Our annual end of season event with over 80 classic cars on show combined with live music at each station.



Autumn Open Day at Ashbourne Animal Welfare

Ashbourne Animal Welfare, Wyaston Rd, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1NB

5th Oct 2014 11:00-16:00
Contact: . Tel: 01335 300494. Web:
The cats and dogs at The Ark invite you to come along and visit the Cattery and Kennels. Home made lunches and teas, gifts, books, bric a brac and toys. Ashbourne Animal Welfare Christmas cards on sale and The Ark 2015 Calendar


Nature Tots - Tree-mendous Tots at Carsington Water Visitor Centre

Carsington Water Visitor Centre, Carsington Water, Carsington, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST

6th Oct 2014 10:00-11:30
Contact: DWT Tel: 01773 881188 Web:
Pre school children ages 3 and up are invited to bring along their adults to this fun playgroup session. Search the trees as they start to lose their leaves to see who is living in them.


Line Dancing at Ashbourne Town Hall

Ashbourne Town Hall, Market Place, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ES

7th Oct 2014 19:15-20:15
Contact: Ashbourne Visitor Centre Tel: 01335 343666
Beginners Line Dancing at the Town Hall All welcome



Michael Portillo - SOLD OUT at St John's Church

St John's Church, Buxton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire,

7th Oct 2014 19:30
Contact: Box Office Tel: 01335 343666 Web:
Postponed from the Ashbourne Arts Festival in June a talk hosted by Michael Portillo - 'Life a Game of Two Halves' listen to his
extraordinary story and then feel free to question him about it.


A River in Time - by Christine Gregory at All Saints Community Hall

All Saints Community Hall, 23 Belle Vue Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1AT

8th Oct 2014 20:00
Contact: Ashbourne & District Camera Club Email:
&3.00 including refreshments. 
Ashbourne and District Camera Club invite you to an Illustrated talk about the river Bradford by Christine Gregory.The talk explores the river, its wildlife, geology, ecology, history and ongoing plans to protect it and the life it supports

Quiz Night at Ashbourne

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1EU

9th Oct 2014 20:00
Contact: The Horns Tel: 01335 347387
Quiz night at The Horns pub on Victoria Square every Thursday


Reel Rock 9 Tour at the Pavilion Matlock Bath at Matlock Bath

Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR

10th Oct 2014 19:30
Contact: Web:
Tickets: &10.50/&9.50 concession
Valley Uprising is a feature-length film, documenting the riveting tale of epic rivalry, adventure and rebellion played out in the Yosemite Valley.


Beer Festival at Ashbourne Town Hall

Ashbourne Town Hall, Market Place, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ES

10th Oct 2014 12:00-23:00
11th Oct 2014 12:00-23:00
12th Oct 2014 12:00-14:00
Contact: Ashbourne CAMRA
&2.00 - Friday and Saturday Sunday Free Free to all CAMRA members
Real ales ciders and perries available plus live music on Friday and Saturday and locally sourced food too!


Valley Uprising Climbing film from ReelRock at The Grand Pavilion

The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR

10th Oct 2014 19:30
Contact: Reel Rock 9 website Web:
Valley Uprising tells the story of 60 years of climbing history and the people who broke with convention and redifined the limits of human possibility in Yosemite National Park.


Round the Twist & Down the Hoo - Ranger Guided at Butterton

Butterton, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 7RZ

11th Oct 2014 10:00-16:00
Contact: Ranger Service Tel: 01629 816211
Booking essential; you may donate when booking, or give cash/cheque to the walk leader on the day
6 mile walk visiting Butterton & Grindon, to hear about the history of the villages & churches + visit the 47 Squadron Halifax memorial cairn. Meet at Black Lion public house car park, Butterton. GR: SK075 566 PC: ST13 7SP Times 10am-4pm


Peak District Artisans Autumn Extravaganza at The Whitworth Centre

The Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2EQ

11th Oct 2014 - 12th Oct 2014
Contact: Peak District Artisans Web:
Browse and buy from more than 25 of the Peak District's best artists, jewellers and contemporary designers.


Introduction to Fungi at Carsington Water Visitor Centre

Carsington Water Visitor Centre, Carsington Water, Carsington, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST

11th Oct 2014 10:00-16:00
Contact: DWT Tel: 01773 881188 Web:
&12 per person
Learn about fungi. Discover the range of fungal families in the UK. Identify species under the microscope. 
Join in a fungal foray around Carsington Water Booking essential


Craft Fair at Arkwright's Cromford Mills

Arkwright's Cromford Mills, Mill Road, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

12th Oct 2014 10:00-16:00
Contact: Information Tel: 01629 825995 Email: Web:
Browse a variety of stalls selling a selection of different themed handcrafted and local products.


Afternoon Tea at Alton Castle

Alton Castle, Castle Hill, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4TT

12th Oct 2014
Contact: Debbie Tel: 01538 703224 Email: Web:
&10 per person
Afternoon Tea at Alton Castle