Derbyshire Venues & Accommodation For Every Occasion

SPRING INTO ACTION!


We've just about crammed everything we possibly could into March - take a good look and start planning your diary! 



Typically English... Typically Tea!

 

 

No 6 The Square, Buxton

A recent winner of Tea/Coffee House of the Year at the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards, this Victorian-style tearoom has a superb selection of baked goods, sandwiches and speciality teas. Its attractive Victorian premises are ideally located at the centre of this thriving spa town.

Buxton SK17 6AZ

 

 

Hassop Station

An ideal stop-off on a walk or bike ride along the Monsal Trail, this family friendly café serves breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas that can be enjoyed on the terrace or in the light and bright refurbished station building. There’s also a book and gift shop, play area and cycle hire.

Hassop, nr Bakewell DE45 1NW

 

 

 

Woodlands Tea Room, Charlesworth

Afternoon tea is an elegant affair at this award-winning tea room which serves homemade soups, pies, scones and cakes created using Peak District produce, plus drinks including locally brewed beer. Monthly musical teas include live entertainment from a pianist.

Woodseats Lane, Charlesworth, Glossop SK13 5DP

 

 

Aisseford Tea Room, Ashford in the Water

Enjoy warm, freshly-made scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, homemade cakes, ice-cream, lunches, teas and coffees in this quaint tearoom, or opt for a ‘takeaway’ picnic to enjoy by the river.

Church Street, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell DE45 1QB

 

 

Edensor Tea Cottage

White-washed stone walls and warming log-burners create a homely environment inside this pretty Estate cottage. Breakfasts, light meals, traditional afternoon tea and cakes are created using fresh ingredients – the perfect follow-up to a walk around Chatsworth.

Edensor, Chatsworth Estate DE45 1PH

 

  

 

Lavender Tea Room, Bakewell

Tea and homemade cakes served on traditional china make for a delightful experience when visiting here. The charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. More substantial meals include Welsh rarebit, fishcakes and omelettes.

Hebden Court, Matlock St, Bakewell DE45 1EE

 

 

 

 

Some of the content provided in this article has been sourced from Derbyshire Life



Mother's Day - The Perfect Way

 

Dainty sandwiches, freshly-baked scones with jam and cream and delicious cakes served on pretty china with a pot of refreshing tea - it's little wonder everything is stopping for afternoon tea in Derbyshire...

"THERE are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

So said writer Henry James and with Mother's Day looming next week, many people could well be thinking of booking an afternoon tea for their mum or other family members.

 

But who needs Mother's Day as an excuse to indulge in what has become one of the biggest growth areas in eating out in recent years after decades when the practice of eating dainty sandwiches and petite cakes in the afternoon went through a lean time?

Afternoon tea, as might be expected, was originally always the prerogative of the middle and upper classes.


 Strange as it might seem, it was actually "invented" by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, while living at Woburn Abbey, who became quite hungry around 4pm each day but with no prospect of the next meal until 7pm or 8pm.

In 1840, she plucked up the courage to ask for a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake to be brought to her room. Once she started doing this, she could not stop and so began to encourage her friends to take it up as a practice.

As the century progressed, so did the practice of taking afternoon tea with ladies changing into tea gowns for the occasion – an outfit that always had a loose waist probably to make room for the indulgence.

Out of the desire to take afternoon tea, arose a need to have something to serve it in and on. So began the growth of evermore extravagant and interesting tea services comprising of side plates, tea plates, bread and butter plates, cake stands, cake slices and ornate teapots.

By 1900, the fashionable time for afternoon tea was 5pm and in middle and upper class circles had become a full-blown social occasion where people were waited on and even entertained by musicians. For the lower classes, the era saw the rise of the tea shop, which had started in 1864 with the creation of The Aerated Bread Company, known as ABC tea shops.

There followed tea shops set up by Express dairies and J Lyons, where the waitresses were known as 'nippies'.

 

 

Tea shops also sprang up in departments stores. Afternoon tea suffered an inevitable decline following both world wars and it became increasingly difficult to break off work at 4pm and 5pm for most people.

But tea has never lost its fascination for the British – think about those occasions when those immortal words "I'll just pop the kettle on" are uttered.

It doesn't matter if it's a joyous or sad occasion, tea seems to hit the spot better than any proffered cup of coffee does.

And with the current desire among many people, brought about by such things as TV drama Downton Abbey, vintage memorabilia revivals and a drive for antique collecting, it is no wonder that afternoon tea is enjoying a revival.

For most of us it may only be an occasional treat every now and again but the luxury of sitting down, albeit for an hour or so, and enjoying the food, drink and atmosphere, smacks of a bygone age that many people aspire to.


 

So what should an afternoon tea comprise of?

It must always start with sandwiches and never with cakes and scones.

A standard of the Edwardian era was the cucumber sandwich – probably today's sandwiches are a little more adventurous – but many places still serve them.

Traditionally, they also include: egg mayonnaise with cress; smoked salmon with cream cheese; Coronation chicken and ham and mustard.

There might be small cakes and scones with jam and cream and many restaurants are also offering a glass of champagne as an optional extra.


And then of course, there is the big decision over what type of tea to select.


Usual choices include: Assam, a strong full-bodied tea from India, which has a distinctive, 'malty' flavour; Darjeeling, an aromatic and astringent tea from India, with a hint of almonds and wildflowers; Earl Grey, a blend of black teas scented with oil of bergamot named after Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, who was Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834; and Lapsang Souchong, a Chinese tea fired over smoking pine needles, which produces a striking smoky odour and flavour.

It's worth shopping around to see what afternoon teas are available.

Some establishments have offers for two people having a meal, not everywhere serves afternoon tea every day and most places want you to book in advance.

That is especially the case for Mother's Day.

Iain Hardman, deputy managing director of East Lodge, Rowsley, said: "We have seen exponential growth in this area over the last few years – afternoon tea really is 'en vogue'."

Sentiments echoed by a spokesman for Bennetts, in Iron Gate, who added:

"Afternoon tea is extremely popular and aside of people coming on special occasions, some people now make a regular habit of it and come in once a month."

"Afternoon tea is very popular among all types of people and all ages once again."

Is it 4pm yet? Who's hungry?!


​Some of the content provided in this article has been sourced from http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/



MYSTERICAL MERLINS SOAR ABOVE THE PEAK DISTRICT

As they return to the Peak District this month, Paul Hobson focuses his lens on this bewitching member of the bird family and tells of his encounters with these majestic creatures. 

In Derbyshire we are blessed with healthy populations of all three of Britain’s native falcons.

Peregrines are seemingly everywhere as they have now colonised even the most urban of our towns and cities and we are all familiar with the wind hoverer, the kestrel that delights both the farmer and motorway driver. The third of our falcons, the merlin, is seen far less although just as well known.

Its fame is really attached to its name. Most of us are familiar with the enigmatic wizard of Arthurian legend. Merlin is mysterious, magical and the advisor and prophet to possibly our best-loved king. The recent TV series relaunched him back into our consciousness and introduced him to a new generation. It is interesting to note that the first recorded Merlin legends didn’t quite cast him as such a charming personality. In pre-Arthurian legend the Celts knew Merlin as the son of a human mother and a demon. This Merlin was still mysterious but far less predictable. He would occasionally disappear for lengthy periods, turning himself into a bird.

Derbyshire’s breeding merlins are pretty much restricted to the north of our county and are one of a select band of stunning birds that inhabit the wide, heather moors of the Dark Peak. They live alongside golden plovers, red grouse and their principle food source, meadow pipits. Our merlins return to their breeding haunts in late March to early April. This is by far the best time to watch them as they are incredibly territorial birds. Each merlin pair will be actively displaying and chasing away any potential problem birds such as crows, ravens and other merlins.

They don’t lack for spirit and will think nothing of relying on their stunning flying skills to have a crack at any peregrine that wanders into their territory. I have seen a female merlin give a good buffeting to a male peregrine and all the time I was praying the peregrine didn’t turn the tables and return the aggression because if it did the final outcome may have been a grisly ending.

During the period of early spring courtship both birds call noisily and fly around their territory. The only other bird you could confuse them with would be a peregrine because the shape and call are very similar. However, merlins are small – an easily recognisable difference – and often fly low over the heather, something that a peregrine is less likely to do.

Once the nest site is chosen and eggs are laid, the pair’s behaviour changes. They are far quieter and tend to keep low as they fly over the heather. If the male is not actively hunting and the female is sitting for her month’s sojourn on her eggs, it is possible to walk right across their large territory and have no idea that there is a pair there.

They do leave a few clues to their presence though. At this time the smaller male merlin, often called the Jack, will be doing the vast majority of the hunting. He chases down his main prey, meadow pipits, and once he has caught one will return to one of a number of popular plucking posts. These are usually small hillocks among the heather – I have even seen one using the top of an old grouse butt. Here he plucks the dead pipit and leaves tell-tale grey brown feathers lying around, a good clue that you are in an established territory.

Another clue is his call. Once he has plucked the pipit he will take it to his mate and he lets her know he is coming by calling a high pitched ‘kek kek kek’ call. It only happens every two to four hours but if you hear this, keep your eyes peeled. He does not usually take the dead prey straight to the nest, he is presumably a bit nervous of his mate who is quite a bit bigger than him. So, as he calls he leaves it on a prominent hillock and flies off as she approaches. He may now pay a fleeting visit to the nest and look at the eggs or his youngsters, but usually will beat a hasty retreat as his mate flies back.

Over the years I have photographed three merlin pairs at the nest in Derbyshire and helped the BBC film a pair that featured in a natural history series shown a decade or so ago. In all cases the male hardly ever came to the nest, all the work here was carried out by the browner female. During the BBC’s filming at a hide that I had put up for them they were lucky enough to film the pair catching and eating emperor moths. I must admit that I was both thrilled and really disappointed at the same time. Thrilled because I could later see it on TV but gutted that I wasn’t there to get shots myself, particularly as I had spent a month of work setting up the opportunity for the camera man.

Derbyshire’s merlins are doing well. There are between 15 and 25 pairs dotted across our heather moorlands. They seem to have favourite moors and even heather banks to nest on. The threats to them are far less than in the past and possibly the biggest threat today is the degradation of heather moorland due to overgrazing by sheep and increasingly, oddly, by red deer.

Gamekeepers burn our moorlands to provide a mosaic of heather of different ages to keep red grouse numbers up. This seems to be increasingly becoming an issue and the idea of ‘re-wilding’ vast areas back to woodlands is growing in popularity. I have mixed feelings here. The burning of moorland and grazing of sheep keeps the moor heather healthy and stops the return of the wood. If we re-wilded and stopped grouse shooting I personally think we might also be saying goodbye to our small but nationally significant population of merlins.

Whilst many of us may never see a wild merlin chase a meadow pipit or hear the shrill ‘kek kek kek’ of its call in spring, I am sure we all love the idea that they are here. At least we do have the choice of spending a spring day lying back in the heather watching one of our best known but seldom observed falcons.


All photography and content sourced from Paul Hobson



THE COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST RETREAT

 

 

 

 

DELICIOUS COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST HAMPER FOR EVERY COTTAGE BOOKING

Offer Available Over The Following Weekend Cottage Break: 

FRIDAY 20TH - MONDAY 23RD MARCH

Refresh yourselves this Springtime with a weekend break at Knockerdown Cottages.

After breakfast you could take a stroll around the neighbouring lakes, choose a walking trail, relax in the Brackendale Spa and in the evening to top it off nicely why not visit a local wine tasting evening?

Hire the cottage for a weekend over the above date and we'll present you with a beautifully prepared breakfast hamper - a perfect way to start a morning retreat.

  

CALL US NOW ON 01629 540 525 to book your Breakfast Retreat! 

 

Please note: Cottages are subject to availability. The offer is only available during the above dates mentioned in this email. This offer is not valid with in conjunction with any other offers. If you would like to visit the Brackendale Spa please book for treatments before your arrival to avoid disappointment if the Spa is full. If you would like to book a wine tasting evening please book before your arrival with Worth Brothers Wine. 



Running For The RSPCA? Why Not Stay?!

 

Firstly - GOOD SPORT for signing up to the RSPCA Derby Carsington Water Run.  

It should be a fantastic day overall with beautiful scenery, lots to do and time to replenish and relax with family.

We realise that the majority of runners involved will be travelling some distance to take part, so if you and you're family were thinking of making a retreat out of the weekend then our below offer may be just what you're looking for.

 

We're offering all RSPCA Runners the following:    

 

Stay at Knockerdown Cottages (right on Carsington Waters doorstep) for: 

 

* &60 per person per night  (&40 per head for children under 10 years old)

* &25 for a beautifully prepared breakfast hamper (optional)

* 1 night stays available on Sat 9th May or stay over the weekend for a longer break.

* Check in time 3pm, with a late check out 3pm (Sunday 10th only) otherwise Monday 11th is 10am checkout as normal.

* Free entry to the Open Day after the race. See here for more details on the Open Day.

* Free Guest Car Parking.

* Use of facilities after the race - showers, pool, spa. 

 

Cottages will be allocated on arrival and this offer can not be used in conjunction of any other offer. 

 

If you haven't signed up yet for the RSPCA Run but would like to, you still have plenty of time. Click here to find out more details.



FAMILY FUN DAY AT KNOCKERDOWN COTTAGES

 

 

Our "Family Open Day" will be held at Knockerdown Cottages for all runners and their families involved in the RSPCA Derby Run at Carsington Water on Sunday 10th May at midday. 

If you're not yet signed up to run but would like to, please click here to see further details on the race. 

   


 

 

There will be lots to do to keep the kids amused and a great relaxing, scenic environment for the runners to refresh and be restored.

&10pp Entry Fee to the Family Open Dayunder 10's &5pp fee  or  FREE entry to any guest staying at Knockerdown Cottages over the weekend for the run.  


  •  Face Painter & Glitter Tattoo Artist 
  •  Bouncy Castle
  •  Candy Cart 
  •  BBQ - with soft drinks 
  • Licensed Bar for alcoholic beverages
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Use of changing and shower facilities
  •  Games Room
  • Spa available onsite - treatments would need to be booked before arrival through Brackendale Spa
  • Brackendale Events Room available in the case of bad weather.

  


STAY AT KNOCKERDOWN COTTAGES FOR A RETREAT BEFORE THE RUN! 

Please click here for more information if you would like to find out more about our offer on accommodation over the RSPCA Run weekend. 




GEORGE - DROP THE DUTY!

  

In much of the EU, duty on wine is less than 4p a bottle but in the UK it's & 2.46 with another rise due on budget day.

For this, and many other reasons, we're encouraging all wine drinkers to support the 'Drop the Duty' campaign (it takes less than 30 seconds to register your disapproval).

Click here to read more about the campaign.

Register your disapproval

 

 

Recently, Worth Brothers Wine has been busy sourcing lots of new wines and they'd love you to come and taste 9 of them at their New Discoveries Tasting on Friday 20th March.


 
Click here for the wine list
 
BOOK BY: ringing 01332 825704 or by clicking here




RECIPE OF THE MONTH - Real Veggie Meat Noodles

 

These veggie noodles taste great, are really filling and are made with loads or tasty vegetables. Instead of your normal wheat or rice noodles from your supermarket, these beauties are made from fresh courgettes. You can either slice your courgettes really thinly or treat yourself to a spiralizer. Go on you deserve it! The Westmak Spiromat or the Lurch Spirali are probably the best ones available.


Ingredients for two servings:

230g of jumbo sized prawns (any meat can be used)
2 medium sized courgettes spiralised (try combining green and yellow ones for added colour
1 Aubergine sliced into finger sized slices
1 large carrot sliced
1 Large handful of curly kale chopped
2 cloves of garlic crushed
1 Tsp mince fresh ginger
1 Tsp of mustard seeds
2 Tsp of sesame seeds 
Fresh chilli and seasoning to taste

Preparation couldn't be easier. Heat olive oil in a wok on a high heat. Add your meat and cook until it has begun to brown. Add your garlic, ginger and mustard seeds and cook for a couple of minutes before adding all your vegetables. Cook for 10 minutes or so until all the vegetables have cooked through.

 



DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

VENUE: SHARPE'S POTTERY MUSEUM:  West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DG

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP EXHIBITION

DETAILS: Exhibition by local amateur photographers in the Lower Gallery.  www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Mon 2 - Fri 27 Mar 2015 10:00 to 16:30

Prices  -  Free entry

  

 

TECHNO TYRO'S OVER 50'S EXHIBITION

DETAILS: Exhibition of original digital artwork by Techno Tyros Over 50's in the Coffee Shop.

 www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Mon 2 - Tue 31 Mar 2015 10:00 to 16:00

Prices - Free entry

 

 

EUREKA PARK - INVISIBLE HERITAGE

DETAILS:  We are embarking on a journey to explore, restore and celebrate the lost heritage of Eureka Park. Join Bethan Scragg, Community Engagement Officer for Eureka Park, to learn about the "Invisible Heritage" of the Park and find out what is being done to recapture it.   www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk  

Sat 14 Mar 2015 10:00 to 12:00

Prices -  &5 includes refreshments. 10% discount for Friends of Sharpe's

 

 

MINI RAG RUG WORKSHOP

DETAILS: Sarah from Ollie-Bobs will be demonstrating how to make a small rag rug, then it's over to you to have a go at making your own to take home.  www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Sat 21 Mar 2015 10:30 to 12:30 13:30 to 15:30

Prices - &15 includes materials and refreshments.

 

  

SHARPE'S POTTERY MUSEUM AND KILN TOUR

DETAILS: Explore the unique history of Sharpe's Pottery kiln and Museum galleries with a free guided tour. Learn about an invention which changed the world for better and pots which are an iconic part of our British social history. Last wednesday of the month.  www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk 

Wed 25 Mar 2015 12:30 to 13:30

Prices

FREE. Donations towards the museum upkeep appreciated.

 

 

  

EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA

 

DETAILS: Join Derbyshire Adult Community Education for a family easter craft workshop. Drop In session suitable session suitable for all age 3+.     www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk
Mon 30 Mar 2015 10:00 to 12:00

Prices - Free. Donations welcome.

 

 

 

WILD ABOUT COLOUR AT THE FOXLOWE ARTS CENTRE

 

DETAILS: Foxlowe Gallery is delighted to announce details of our next exhibition Wild About Colour, which displays the works of Tony Wild and Kim Bramley. Both are eminent in their respective fields, sharing the common link of an exuberant use of colour.

Dates Times
Sat 7 Mar - Sat 18 Apr 2015
Free Entry

 

 

A MOST WANTED MAN (15)

 

DETAILS: Based on a John Le Carré novel, directed by Anton Corbijn (Control), and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman this is a smart, absorbing thriller. 

Dates Times
Tue 17 Mar 2015 19:45
No allocated seating.  Buy online or at the door.  Advance tickets available from Over the Rainbow (Sheep Market).  Licensed bar and hot drinks available from 7 pm. 

Foxlowe Arts Centre    Prices: Tickets &5.00 on the door

 

 

 

A NIGHT OF STARS AT WINDING WHEEL

DETAILSThis is a blockbuster of a show with 4 top acts that will suit all the family. Fantastic local duo 'Copycats', a seven piece band called 'The Collection' with some of the most talented musicians in the country as well as 'Gary Perkins', 'Robson Field' and top of the bill is one of the country’s best Rod Stewart and 'The Faces' tributes Rod and The Facez.  All profits go to local Charities.

Dates Times
Sun 15 Mar 2015 18:30

Address: 13 Holywell Street,  Chesterfield,  Derbyshire,  S41 7SA 

Prices  &15.00 per person

  

 

LOADS OF LOWS - RANGER GUIDED WALK AT GREAT HUCKLOW

DETAILS:  Start 11am, finish 4.30pm. 8 miles. A varied circular walk through limestone villages and dales looking at the history of the area. Mainly tracks and footpaths, some steep ups and downs and a few stiles. Meet in Great Hucklow near the Queen Anne pub (GR: SK176 779) (PC: SK17 8RF). On street parking in the village. Booking essential, cost &5 per person. Links to bus services.

Dates Times
Sun 15 Mar 2015 11:00 to 16:30

 

 

   

MOTHER'S DAY AT BIDDULPH GRANGE GARDEN

DETAILS: Treat your mum this Mother's Day to afternoon tea in front of the log fire in the Garden Room.

A selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea (or coffee) will be served to your table. 

You can walk off your afternoon tea around the garden afterwards! 
 www.nationaltrust.org.uk  

 

Dates Times
Sun 15 Mar 2015 14:00

Address: Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7SD
Prices  &15 per person

 

 

 

MOTHER'S DAY MEADOWS AT CARSINGTON WATER

DETAILS: A drop in Event. Meadows are important for bees and butterflies. Suitable for families with children age 4 and up. www.moretoexperience.co.uk

Dates Times
Sun 15 Mar 2015 11:00 to 15:00

 

    

CHESTERFIELD MARKET

DETAIL: 

Chesterfield Market is one of the largest open air markets in England and has been trading for over 800 years. It boasts fresh seasonal produce, friendly market traders and value for money goods in a bustling market atmosphere. 


Dates Times
Mon, Fri, Sat throughout March 09:00 to 16:00

Address: Market Place, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1PB

  


 

STRICTLY T-4-2 TEA DANCE AT WILLINGTON

DETAILS:  At The Chimneys, Twyford Road, Willington, DE65 6PP. Enjoy an afternoon ballroom dancing followed by afternoon tea! 

Dates Times
Tue 17 Mar 2015 14:00 to 16:15

Prices: &6.50 per person including afternoon tea. Booking essential.

 


 

CITY CENTRE GHOST WALK AT DERBY

DETAILS: Starting from the The Bell Inn in Sadlergate, explore Derby's haunted and gory past on the City Centre Ghostwalk. Prepare for tales of the Black Death, brutal murders, and hauntings. Not to mention a visit to the old tunnels running beneath the Guild Hall.  Evening ends with a Ghost Hunter's Supper. 

Wed 18 Mar 2015 19:00
Thu 26 Mar 2015 19:00

Prices: Adults &21.00   Concessions &18.00 (OAPs, under 16s and students)

 

 

 

 

TALK - SPINNERS OF FORTUNE AT WINDING WHEEL

DETAILSAn in-depth presentation following the twists and turns of the Arkwright Family from the arrival of Sir Richard in Cromford, Derbyshire in the 18th century; the fantastic boom years and vast profits of the early 19th century and the devastation of the later years. 

Dates Times
Wed 18 Mar 2015 19:30

Prices: Adults &6.50  Concessions &4.95

 

 

AMADOU DIAGNE & GROUP YAKAR AT TADDINGTON

DETAILSSenegalese Singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist Amadou Diagne with his new band Group Yakar.

Rhythms of West Africa live performance and dancing.

Fee tea and coffee provided.

Dates Times
Fri 20 Mar 2015 19:30
Taddington Village Institute.
 
Prices: Advance &9 & &8.50 OAP from Queens Arms, Taddington or Overdale Veterinary Centre, New Market St, Buxton. On the door &9.50 & &9 OAP. &7 if in full time education


 

FREE FRIDAY WALKS AT ILAM PARK

DETAILS: Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr walk.  Dogs are very welcome too.    www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Dates Times
Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00 to 13:00
Fri 27 Mar 2015 11:00 to 13:00

AddressWhite Peak Estate Office, Home Farm

 

 

 

NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN AT THE PAVILION GARDENS

DETAILS:  Northern Soul & Motown 

DJS


Large Dancefloor.  Bar until 1am.   Record Sellers by arrangement

Tickets &7 in advance or pay on the door
Box office 0845 127 2190

www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Dates Times
Fri 20 Mar 2015 20:00
Fri 30 Oct 2015 20:00

Address: St John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN

 

 

 

CHICKEN SCRATCH STITCH AT ALSTONEFIELD

DETAILSMake a tray cloth using the traditional foundation and winding stitches, that make up this style of embroidery.  www.threadsworkshops.co.uk

Dates Times
Sat 21 Mar 2015 10:00 to 16:00
Thu 22 Oct 2015 10:00 to 16:00

Venue: Threads Workshop, Alstonefield Village Hall, DE6 2FR

Prices:  &35.00 including all materials.  Please bring your own packed lunch.  Tea/coffee & home-made baking provided throughout the day at no additional cost

 

 

DRY STONE WALLKING COURSE AT WERRINGTON

DETAILSLearn the traditional craft of dry stone walling with a professional waller at Wetley Moor in Werrington. No experience is required.  www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

Dates Times
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Mar 2015 10:00 to 16:00
Wetley Moor Common: 
•By bus – bus stops on Armshead Road. Contact Staffordshire Bus line on 0870 608 2608. 
•By car -small car park off the Armshead Road, Werrington

Prices:  &50 for the two days

  

 

 

HANDMADE AND VINTAGE FAIR AT ASHBOURNE TOWN HALL

DETAILSUnique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved.  www.ashbournetc.co.uk

Dates Times
Sat 14 Mar 2015 11:00 to 16:00
Sat 21 Mar 2015 11:00 to 16:00
Sat 28 Mar 2015 11:00 to 16:00

Address: Market Place, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ES

 

 

 

LEEK FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL AT LEEK

DETAILS: Leek Food & Drink Festival will be held throughout the town centre of Leek and in the historic market place at the heart of the town.

The weekend of the festival coincides with the monthly fine food market. In addition to the 20 regular stalls, there will be another 50 stalls as well as hot food vendors and a beer tent in The Roebuck. 

www.leekfoodanddrink.co.uk/

Dates Times
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Mar 2015

Prices: Free entry

 

 

 

LIVE AND LOCAL: MAMBO JAMBO IN CONCERT AT CHURCH BROUGHTON

DETAILS: At St Michael's Church, Church Road, Church Broughton, DE65 5BD. Live and Local. This friendly and exceptionally talented duo will take you on an exciting and joyous musical journey, mixing sounds and styles from around the world.   www.liveandlocal.org.uk

Dates Times
Sat 21 Mar 2015 19:30

 Prices: Adults &8.50, Under 16 &7.50

 

 

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE TASTER DAY AT CURBAR

DETAILSA free mountain bike event on the moors, plus tips on mountain biking, servicing & routes. Book a led mountain bike skills ride &15 adult, &10 child. Meet at Curbar Gap Car Park.

 Email; enquiries@easternmoors.org.uk

Dates Times
Sun 22 Mar 2015

10:00 to 15:00   Prices: Free entry

 

 

 

IT'S A MUSICAL LIFE AT GUILDHALL THEATRE

DETAILSGood Companions are delighted to announce their Spring 2015 show 'It's a Musical Life'A show packed full of wonderful songs and dance routines from the best musical theatre with a sprinkle of comedy for good measure.   www.derbylive.co.uk

Dates Times
Tue 24 - Sat 28 Mar 2015 19:30
Sat 28 Mar 2015 14:30

 Prices: Tickets from &8 to &10


  

 

WILDLIFE GARDENING WORKSHOPS AT CARSINGTON WATER

DETAILS: Working with living willow workshop.   www.moretoexperience.co.uk

Dates Times
Tue 24 Mar 2015 10:30 to 14:00

Prices: &10 per person per session or &20 for 3 sessions

 

 

 

ONE-NIGHT COCOA INDULGENCE SPA PACKAGE AT HOAR CROSS HALL SPA

DETAILS: Indulge in a divine Chocolate inspired spa package at Hoar Cross Hall this Easter. As well as one of their Signature Divine Cocoa Touch Massages, the package includes accommodation, three fabulous meals and full use of the spa and leisure facilities.

www.hoarcross.co.uk      Prior reservation is essential
Dates Times
Fri 27 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015

Prices: &189 per person Sunday-Friday or &209 per person on Saturday. Offer valid from 27th March to 19th April 2015. Two-night package also available.

      

 

 

BAKEWELL CRAFT & GIFT FAIR, BRIGADE HALL AT BAKEWELL

DETAILS: "Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair" Open every weekend. Held In the "Brigade Hall" which is "Through the Gardens" in the Town Centre. Hundreds of "Unique & Individual" Crafts & Gifts for sale at superb prices.

For further details see www.peakfairs.co.uk

 

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Mar 2015 10:30 to 16:30
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Mar 2015 10:30 to 16:30
Mon 30 - Tue 31 Mar 2015 10:30 to 16:30

Prices

Free entry

 

 

EASTER & SPRING ACTIVITIES WITH THE RSPB AT PEAK SHOPPING VILLAGE

DETAILS: Easter & Spring Activities with the RSPB. Fun learning and activities from the nature experts.  www.peakshoppingvillage.com

Nearest Train Station is Matlock 5 miles

Dates Times
Sat 28 Mar 2015 11:00 to 16:00

 Prices: Free

 

 

 

SIX HOUR CANAL CRUISES ON THE JOHN VARLEY BOAT AT TAPTON LOCK VISITOR CENTRE

DETAILS: Chesterfield Canal Trust's John Varley Trip Boat sails on the restored Chesterfield section of the canal. These six hour cruises run into the Staveley Town Basin and then return. John Varley sails at 10am with a lunch stop at Hollingwood Hub around midday and, after a chance to see how the Staveley Town Lock is progressing, sets off back to Chesterfield. What better way to unwind!

Sat 28 Mar 2015 10:00 to 16:00

Prices: Adults &20.00   Concessions &15.00


 

 

SPRING EXPLORER TRAIL AT ILAM PARK

DETAILS: Spot the signs of spring as you explore Ilam Park.  A fun self led trail for families.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ilam-park-dovedale-and-the-white-peak/

Dates Times
Sat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015 11:00 to 16:00

Prices: No booking required.  &1 per trail, available from the shop

 

 

 

STARGAZING AT CALKE ABBEY

DETAILS: Discover the sky at night as you stargaze on the estate. Leicester Astronomical Society will be on hand to lend you their telescopes and share their knowledge. Homemade vegetarian soup and a roll included. There will be an indoor alternative if there are adverse weather conditions.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey

Dates Times
Sat 28 Mar 2015 19:00 to 22:00

Prices: Adult &6, Child &4, Family &16 (2a+2c). Booking essential. Normal admission charges apply. There will be an indoor alternative if there are adverse weather conditions.

 

  


BELPER ANTIQUE, VINTAGE & COLLECTERS FAIR AT BELPER LEISURE CENTRE

DETAILS: We are pleased to announce the new indoor Antique, Vintage & Collectors Fairs at Belper Leisure Centre, where we will have up to 50 stalls, selling a wide range of items, including jewellery , silver , glass, ceramics, furniture, fashion & shabby chic.

www.blueskyantiquesfairs.com
Dates Times
Sun 29 Mar 2015 09:00 to 15:00

Prices: Admission price Adults &2.00 Concessions &1.50.  Accompanied under 16s free.

 
 

 

PEAKLAND PANORAMA - RANGER GUIDED WALK AT TORSIDE RESERVOIR

DETAILSStart 10.30am, finish 4.30pm. 10 mile walk to explore the northern moors of Bleaklow, some steep climbs and rough terrain. Meet Torside car park, 4 miles east of Glossop on the B6105 (GR: SK069 983) (PC: SK13 1JF). 

Dates Times
Sun 29 Mar 2015

10:30 to 16:30

 

 

CALKE ALIVE 20TH CENTURY AT CALKE ABBEY

DETAILS: Come and meet some war time characters from Calke in the 1940's. Help the war effort with some make do and mend and then join us for a tea dance in the Riding School at 2.30pm.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey/

Dates Times
Mon 30 Mar 2015 12:30 to 16:00

Prices: Normal admission charges apply

 

  

 

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