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August events

Ken Godfrey`s Central Jazz Band at Risley Park Jazz Club

Lunchtime Jazz continues fortnightly at The Risley Park Jazz Club on Wednesdays with Ken Godfrey`s Central Jazz... See more >
The Risley Park Inn, Derby Road, Risley. (Near M1 jct 25) DE72 3SS
Wed 26 Jun, Wed 10 Jul, Wed 24 Jul, Wed 7 Aug

Meynell Langley Trials Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Meynell Langley Trials Garden - Open Garden for NGS Completely re-designed during 2020 with new glasshouse and patio area incorporating water rills and small ponds... See more >
Meynell Langley Trials Garden, Ashbourne DE6 4NT
Sun 30 Jun, Sun 21 Jul, Sun 25 Aug

Cascades Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

The Meditation Garden and Bonsai centre: Fascinating 4 acre peaceful garden in spectacular natural surroundings with... See more >
Cascades Gardens, Matlock DE4 2AH
Sun 21 Jul, Sat 17 Aug

72 Burnside Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

72 Burnside Avenue - Open Garden for NGS Delightful small garden packed with herbaceous borders and some tropical planting. Dahlias, Cannas and Phlox give..... See more >
72 Burnside Avenue, Alfreton DE55 6AE
Thu 25 Jul, Sun 25 Aug, Mon 26 Aug

9 Hawkins Drive - Open Garden for NGS

9 Hawkins Drive - Open Garden for NGS A small yet busy garden with flowering shrubs and evergreens, perennials and annuals. Fern and heuchera beds provide a..... See more >
9 Hawkins Drive, Belper DE56 2JN
Wed 31 Jul, Sun 11 Aug

Grow Outside Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Grow Outside Garden - Open Garden for NGS A community focused horticultural social enterprise, the garden is based on no-dig, organic and regenerative... See more >
Grow Outside Garden, Ripley DE5 3QZ
Fri 2 Aug and Sat 3 Aug

Cromford Steam Rally

The Cromford Steam Rally Society has been established since 1970, and is now one of the most highly rated shows in this... See more >
Highacres Farm, Dewey Lane, Brackenfield, Nr Matlock. DE55 6DB
Sat 3 Aug and Sun 4 Aug

13 Westfield Road - Open Garden for NGS

13 Westfield Road - Open Garden for NGS A deceptive country-style garden in Swadlincote, a real gem. The garden is on two levels of approx ½ acre... See more >
13 Westfield Road, Swadlincote DE11 0BG
Sun 4 Aug

9 Main Street - Open Garden for NGS

9 Main Street - Open Garden for NGS acre hilltop garden with lovely farmland views. Terracing, borders, lawns and pergola create space for an informal..... See more >
9 Main Street, Ilkeston DE7 6AU
Sun 4 Aug

The Little School of Ecology at Haddon Hall

Children can experience the magic of exploring at Haddon Hall’s Little School of Ecology this summer. The Little..... See more >
Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LA
Tue 6 Aug

Bakewell PBFA Book Fair

Located at the Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Haddon Road, Bakewell DE45 1AH this P.B.F.A... See more >
Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Haddon Road, Bakewell DE45 1AH
Sat 10 Aug

Tissington Hall - Open Garden for NGS

Tissington Hall - Open Garden for NGS Large garden celebrating over 85yrs in the National Garden Scheme, with stunning rose garden on west terrace,... See more >
Tissington Hall, Ashbourne DE6 1RA
Mon 12 Aug, Mon 19 Aug, Mon 26 Aug

Shell Fayre

The British Shell Collectors Club will be holding their twelfth event in Derbyshire at the Cavendish Hall on the... See more >
Cavendish Hall, Chatsworth House DE45 1PJ
Sat 17 Aug

Peak District Heather | Photography Workshop - Sunset

Peak District heather landscape photography workshops -based around Hathersage for spectacular viewing points with... See more >
6 Mayfield Terrace, Hathersage, England, , United Kingdom S32 1BE
Sat 17 Aug

Chevin Brae - Open Garden for NGS

Chevin Brae - Open Garden for NGS A large garden, with swathes of daffodils in the orchard a spring feature. Extensive wildflower planting along edge of..... See more >
Chevin Brae, Belper DE56 0QH
Sat 17 Aug
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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!