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May events

Secrets of Dracula... Unearthed

Secrets of Dracula… Unearthed With Dacre Stoker Thursday 23rd May, 7:30pm-9:30pm Museum of Making, Derby, DE1... See more >
Museum of Making, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
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The National Forest Walking Festival 2024

The National Walking Month falls during May and we think this is one of the best times of the year to be outdoors in... See more >
The National Forest DE11 8JG
Today to Thu 30 May

Dracula: From Novel to Stage to Screen

Dracula: From Novel to Stage to Screen With Dacre Stoker Friday 24th May, 7:30pm-9:30pm Museum of Making,... See more >
Museum of Making, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
Fri 24 May

Otakulink 8 Anime Event

Otaku World LTD proudly announces the highly anticipated return of Otaku Link, now in its 8th installment, as it... See more >
The Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ
Sat 25 May

Plant Fair at Carsington Water on Saturday 25 May 2024

FREE ENTRY to this popular Plant Hunters' Fair at Carsington Water, Derbyshire featuring highly respected... See more >
Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne DE6 1ST
Sat 25 May

FREE taster session with the Chesterfield Rock Choir

Do you want to learn to sing near you? Your local Chesterfield choir is run by vocal teacher Dep Leader... See more >
Whittington Moor Methodist Church, Scarsdale Road, Chesterfield S41 8NA
Sat 25 May, Mon 10 Jun, Mon 17 Jun, Mon 1 Jul

Saturday Art Workshops in Acrylics, Soft Pastels & Linocut Printing

Saturday Art Workshops in Acrylics, Soft Pastels & Linocut Printing Please come along and join me at my art workshops in acrylics, linocut printing and soft pastels in the beautiful... See more >
24 Main Road. Whatstandwell, Matlock DE4 5EE
Sat 25 May, Sat 1 Jun, Sat 8 Jun
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12 Ansell Road - Open Garden for NGS

12 Ansell Road - Open Garden for NGS Now in its 96th year since being created by my grandparents, this is a suburban mixed productive and flower garden... See more >
12 Ansell Road, Sheffield S11 7PE
Sat 25 May to Mon 27 May, Sat 1 Jun, Sun 2 Jun

88 Church Street West - Open Garden for NGS

88 Church Street West - Open Garden for NGS Plantwomens garden,developed over 25 years to inc collections of hardy geraniums, agaves, ferns, persicaria and... See more >
88 Church Street West, Derbyshire NG16 6PU
Sun 26 May

Moorfields - Open Garden for NGS

Moorfields - Open Garden for NGS Two adjoining gardens, each planted for seasonal colour, which during the late spring and early summer feature... See more >
Moorfields, Chesterfield S42 5DE
Sun 26 May and Mon 27 May

13 Chiltern Drive - Open Garden for NGS

13 Chiltern Drive - Open Garden for NGS A small walled garden on an estate with a woodland feel. A true plant lover's garden, brimming with plants, many..... See more >
13 Chiltern Drive, Ilkeston DE7 6PA
Sun 26 May

Otaku Link 9 - The Gothic Anime Gathering

Get Ready for OTAKU LINK 9 - The Gothic Anime Gathering! Join Otaku World LTD as we transform Derby into a..... See more >
51 Sadler Gate DE1 3NQ
Sun 26 May

Craft Destash Sale in aid of Alzheimer's Society

Destashing Sale of Craft Supplies. Sunday May 26th 2024 from 10am til 2pm. Art Supplies, Card and Paper, Card..... See more >
The Arkwright Centre, Hardwick Drive, Arkwright Town, Chesterfield S44 5BS
Sun 26 May

Repton NGS Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Repton NGS Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Repton is a thriving village dating back to Anglo Saxon times. The village gardens are all very different, ranging from..... See more >
Repton NGS Village Gardens, Derby DE65 6FQ
Mon 27 May, Sun 21 Jul

FREE taster session with the Glossop Rock Choir

Do you want to find a choir near you? The Glossop Rock Choir is led by choir leader David Bicarregui... See more >
Glossop Central Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Glossop SK13 8AT
Wed 29 May, Wed 19 Jun
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Things to do around Derbyshire

If you're planning a day out in Derbyshire, this charming county in South East England offers a wealth of activities for all ages. From historic sites to outdoor adventures, here are some delightful options:

1. Trace along winding Winnats Pass:
- Cutting through the green valleys of the Peak District National Park, the steep Winnats Pass is perfect for racing cyclists and adventurous trekkers. Explore numerous footpaths that offer different angles of this stunning pass. At its end, discover four tourist caves, with Speedwell Cavern being the most unusual. Descend over 100 steps to reach the flooded miners' tunnel and tour around impressive displays of fluorspar, stalactites, and stalagmites. Look out for the mysterious "bottomless pit" and other natural vertical shafts that seem like portals into other worlds.

2. Explore Poole’s Cavern:
- As far as underground adventures go, Poole’s Cavern is among the most fascinating things to do in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Nature has worked its magic over millions of years to produce vast limestone caverns, each adorned with crystal formations jutting from the walls. Take a guided tour through the "rooms" and learn about the caverns' extensive history. Don't miss the adjacent Buxton Country Park for woodland treks, zip wires, and aerial walkways.

3. Nibble at an original Bakewell Pudding:
- Have you ever had food so good that it's immortalized by name? The original Bakewell Pudding is one such delight. Visit the charming village of Bakewell and indulge in this sweet treat. Explore the picturesque streets, visit the historic Bakewell Old House Museum, and enjoy the view from the medieval Bakewell Bridge.

4. Visit the generational Renishaw Hall:
- Renishaw Hall, near Sheffield, is a historic country house with beautiful gardens. Explore the Italianate gardens, woodland walks, and the impressive hall itself. Don't miss the Sculpture Gallery, which houses a remarkable collection of contemporary art. It's a delightful blend of history, art, and natural beauty.

5. Celebrate the arts at Buxton International Festival:
- Buxton hosts an annual International Festival, celebrating music, opera, literature, and more. Enjoy performances in the stunning Buxton Opera House, explore the town's architecture, and immerse yourself in cultural events. It's a unique experience in the heart of the Peak District.

Remember, Derbyshire's mix of natural wonders, historic landmarks, and cultural events promises an unforgettable day out!