Peak District

Events

The Peak District hosts a number of exciting events throughout the year. Local attractions such as the Heights of Abraham and Crich Tramway Museum host special events during the school holidays and the Chatsworth Estate a range of events throughout the year. There are also country fairs, food festivals, markets and Christmas themed evets to enjoy. We list events that are happening in the next couple of weeks below, but please ask reception if you have any questions. 

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Below are a number of events that are happening in the local area.

Matlock Bath Illuminations

11th September 2021 - 31st October 2021
Matlock Bath

Matlock Bath Illuminations is a fun-packed family event featuring a spectacular parade of illuminated and decorated boats along the River Derwent. The parade runs on Saturday & Sunday evenings. Tickets are required. 

Oktoberfest

11th September 2021 - 3rd October 2021
Alton Towers

Delightfully themed entertainment for all ages and delicious food, all wrapped up in a cheerful, family-friendly atmosphere, with a German twist.

Woodland Festival

18th September 2021 - 19th September 2021
Elvaston castle

The festival is a weekend feast of entertainment for all the family celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts but with much more on offer as well. Professional demonstrators and performers showcase their skills alongside outdoor theatre, storytelling, working horses and traditional fairground rides. There are also many stalls selling gifts and crafts, plus refreshments.

 

Makers Market

19th September 2021 - 19th September 2021
Peak Village

Visit the Makers Market at Peak Village to find unique handmade goods

Classic Motorcycle Day

3rd October 2021 - 3rd October 2021
Crich Tramway Village

Come along and enjoy an amazing display of classic motorcycles and take a trip on a vintage tram.

Scarefest

8th October 2021 - 10th October 2021
Alton Towers

Are you ready to join in the fun at this year’s terrifyingly fantastic Scarefest with spooks, frights and thrills for everyone?

Scarefest

15th October 2021 - 31st October 2021
Alton Towers

Are you ready to join in the fun at this year’s terrifyingly fantastic Scarefest with spooks, frights and thrills for everyone?

Shine a Light

22nd October 2021 - 23rd October 2021
Chatsworth House

Watch Derbyshire’s history unfold in spectacular night-time shows projected on to two local landmarks, as we shine a light on our stories and bring them to life in an extravaganza of light and sound.

Fright Fiesta

23rd October 2021 - 31st October 2021
Gullivers

Join the festival-style Halloween that’s bursting with colour, costumes and music. Fright Fiesta is nine days of fabulous family activities, frights and theme park fun. Come together and celebrate the spookiest season of the year at Gulliver’s.

Chatsworth Halloween Fun

23rd October 2021 - 31st October 2021
Chatsworth House

Enjoy autumnal fun and Halloween horrors at Chatsworth this half-term holiday. There's frighteningly good fun around every corner... join us if you dare. Bring you little monsters to the farmyard to meet the animals and join in with creepy crafts. If you're feeling brave, dare to ride the Fright flight into Warlock Wood, where we need your help taking care of a dastardly array of characters.

Apple pressing day

23rd October 2021 - 23rd October 2021
Peak Village

Taste some local apples and then cut, press and pound them to taste the delicious fresh apple juice in our heriatge orchard.  Bring your own apples if you can!

FRIGHTS of Abraham

24th October 2021 - 31st October 2021
Heights of Abraham

The FRIGHTS of Abraham returns to Masson Hill this October half term with an enchanted witch's grotto, colourful scarecrow displays at the summit and in the wild woods, tasty Halloween treats in the cafe and a treasure hunt to find 13 magical black cats for younger guests. Join Belinda Broomsticks, the good witch of the West, in the Rutland Grotto for some spooky spells and Halloween fun. 

Halloween Week at Thornbridge Hall

25th October 2021 - 31st October 2021
Thornbridge Hall

Join in the Halloween fun at Thornbridge Hall and Gardens

Halloween Parties

28th October 2021 - 30th October 2021
Little Monkeys Play Centre

We will be hosting two Halloween Parties at Little Monkeys Play Centre on Thursday 28th and Saturday 30th October. Further details to follow......

Ghost train through the countryside

29th October 2021 - 31st October 2021
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

A family spooktacular ride from Wirksworth into the darkness

Chatsworth Bonfire Events

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021
Chatsworth House

We are delighted to welcome back our annual bonfire and fireworks in the garden with a blazing bonfire and two spectacular firework displays, including an early display for little ones. Wrap up warm and join us for a range of family fun entertainment plus a selection of delicious food from hog roasts to churros and sweet treats. Treat yourself with a glass of mulled wine or cider - the ultimate winter warmers. Tickets required. 

Chatsworth Christmas Markets

6th November 2021 - 24th November 2021
Chatsworth House

Soak up the Christmas market atmosphere as you browse more than 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations – you’ll be sure to find perfect presents for all the family. Delicious food and drink is also on sale. 

Fireworks Night at Darwin Forest

6th November 2021 - 6th November 2021
Landal Darwin Forest

We will be hosting a fireworks display at Landal Darwin Forest for park guests. 

Christmas at Chatsworth

6th November 2021 - 9th January 2022
Chatsworth House

The house will be transformed with our annual Christmas displays to get everyone into the festive spirit. Keep an eye out in September 2021 when they'll announce this year's theme and release tickets.

Mercatum Winter Artisan Market

18th November 2021 - 21st November 2021
Haddon Hall

The Mercatum Winter Artisan Markets are hugely popular and give visitors and artisans the opportunity to come together at Haddon Hall to enjoy a little seasonal magic.  A fun shopping experience and a great opportunity to find something a little out of the ordinary for family and friends.

Mercatum Winter Artisan Markets

25th November 2021 - 28th November 2021
Haddon Hall

The Mercatum Winter Artisan Markets are hugely popular and give visitors and artisans the opportunity to come together at Haddon Hall to enjoy a little seasonal magic.  A fun shopping experience and a great opportunity to find something a little out of the ordinary for family and friends.

Christmas at Alton Towers

27th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022
Alton Towers

This December get ready to enjoy a magical festive day out at Alton Towers Resort, with specially selected rides ideal for families.  Plus get ready to visit our brand-new mega-magical Towers Street Christmas Market and discover over 60 fantabulous and wonderous market stalls! But the festive delights don’t end there: new for 2021 experience Alton Tower Resort’s & Lightopia ‘Sense of Seasons’ a magical, immersive journey through the 4 seasons that will transport you to a whim-tastical land where you can control time.

The train through Christmas countryside

4th December 2021 - 24th December 2021
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Get immersed in the festive show aboard the Christmas Train at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

*Selected dates available throughout December.