Matlock Bath Music Festival is also known as the half mile of music and does exactly what it says on the tin.
Matlock Bath has numerous bars, pubs and restaurants and once a year in the middle of summer the town comes alive with music as every all the pubs and bars play host to a wide variety of bands and music genres.
Saturday 23rd May – Monday 25th May 2020
What better place to hold a baking festival than the home of the Bakewell Pudding, note the use of pudding and not tart, that’s extremely important when you buy a Bakewell Pudding (or tart) in Bakewell, because they are not the same thing. The tart is a Kiplings copy of the pudding, which can be bought in a couple of locations within the Town. Read more about the Bakewell Baking Festival
There’s always something on at Chatsworth House and during the quiet winter months there are two events that may be of interest.
Between the 21st January and the 27th February there’s the opportunity to take a look into the working life a seamstress working at Chatsworth House. You will get to see the type of work undertaken from repairing old fabrics to preparing for the Christmas festivities that happen every year at Chatsworth.
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15th November to 3rd December
If you’re looking for a truly exceptional and exquisite gift for a loved one, then look no further than the 100+ stalls at Chatsworth House selling a wide selection of Christmas goodies, from wreaths and decorations to Christmas gifts for all the family. Read more about Chatsworth Christmas Market
6th – 8th December 2019
Now in it’s 24th year, the Matlock Victorian Christmas Market has become a major event in the town’s calendar.
Over the weekend Hall Leys Park is transformed into a traditional Victorian Market, with over 200 stalls and in recent years has included a continental style food market selling a wide range of interesting and tasty Christmas treats.
Read more about Matlock Victorian Market
28th October – 2nd November
Crich Tramway Village is a good day out on any day, but during the Autumn something truly special happens. During the autumn half term or to be more precise the week of Halloween (Monday 28th October – Saturday 2nd November), Crich Tramway Village holds it’s annual ‘Starlight Event’.
7th September – 27th October 2019
When the summer comes to an end in the Derbyshire Dales, there’s always still plenty to do, and one of the most popular attractions during the Autumn months is Matlock Bath Illuminations.
This immensely popular family event is visited by approximately 100,000 visitors each year to watch the unique display of illuminated boats traversing up and down the Derwent River at Derwent Gardens in Matlock Bath.
Chatsworth House and Gardens, and indeed the whole Estate is a fantastic place to visit. It has something for everybody including Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground. The House, Gardens and Playground have daily activities, but if you’re looking for a special event at Chatsworth, then there’s events all year round. We’ve compiled a list of what’s coming up over the summer months and into autumn, and don’t forget Chatsworth always does something special for Christmas. Read more about upcoming events at Chatsworth
9 April – 12 April 2019
Broadway’s longest running American musical comes to Chesterfield! Set in the 1920’s and based on real murders and trials, we follow Roxie who murders her lover and is arrested. In jail she meets double-murderess Velma. When both acquire the same lawyer, Billy Flynn, tensions come to ahead as they both vie for the spotlight. Featuring such musical theatre song staples as; ‘All That Jazz’, ‘Mister Cellophane’, and ‘The Cell Block Tango’.
10 May – 12 May 2019
A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth.
Our holiday cottages make an ideal base for a trip to the Chatsworth International Horse Trials. The Escape, is a large luxury 5 bedroom holiday cottage with hot tub near Chatsworth, or visit our home page to see our other luxury holiday cottages in the Derbyshire Peak District with hot tub near Chatsworth.
12 January – 23 March 2019
In their exhibition at Buxton Museum, Derbyshire based artist Sue Lewis-Blake and Ursula Blancke-Dau from Lüneburg, Germany explore the notion of the circle: its outline shape, its central space and its symbolic meaning. Many of the works on show have ancient stone circles as the source of inspiration, there being a number of such sites close to both of the artists’ homes.