Local Events

Derbyshire and The Peak District hosts many interesting and quirky events throughout the year; why not experience something new during your stay at Hoe Grange Holidays?

Hands Well at Tissington 2015Check out our list of local Derbyshire events and activities to enjoy – just click on the event to link to the website.

Details are kept up to date, but please check with the organisers/local Tourist Information Centre for changes.

Help us! If you find something new and exciting to do we would love to know so we can add it to our events list for other guests to enjoy!

Farmers Markets – you will find the most delicious produce and mouth watering home baked goodies.

Explore more with a guided walk, feast your eyes with stunning art, try your hand at a new craft, and tantalize your taste buds with local dishes, all provided by other Peak District Environmental Quality Mark businesses.


Friday 6th January  to Friday 17th March Peak District Artisan Exhibition at ChatsworthPeak District Artisans’ Spring exhibition at Chatsworth House showcases outstanding art and design, from jewels to ceramics and photography to fine art, inspired and created here in the Peak District. Open daily 10.30am to 3.30pm in the stable courtyard – free admission.
Wednesday 1st February to Sunday 5th MarchSnowdrops at Hopton Hall The restored woodland walk at Hopton Hall is a magical carpet of white flowers with over 75 species of Snowdrops and Aconites – the first welcome sights of Spring. £4.00 per person, children 6-16 yrs £2 – parking free. Scrummy cakes at the tea room!
(Not suitable for wheelchairs, but why not hire our off-road wheelchair & we’ll transport it there)
Wednesday 15th FebruaryBeautiful Barn Owls with Derbyshire Wildlife TrustDiscover more about Barn Owls: how they are superbly adapted to their lifestyle and why they need our help. Dissect an owl pellet and make some owl crafts before  getting up close to a real Barn Owl. Don’t forget your cameras!

Wildlife Discovery Room, Carsington Water Visitor Centre DE6 1ST. Booking is essential 01773 881188.

Sunday 26th FebruaryCromford Mills Pancake Race Skill, agility and above all family fun at the Cromford Mills Pancake Race. Open to all ages just take your own frying pan along ready to race a short distance whilst flipping your pancake. Just £1 – includes pancake for the race
Tuesday 28th February and Wednesday 1st MarchRoyal Shrovetide Football at AshbourneA frantic game of football through the streets of Ashbourne from kick off in Shawcroft Car park at 2 pm until well after dark. First recorded as long ago as 1682. Two teams, Up’ards born North of the River Henmore and Down’ards born South, battle to score by striking the ball 3 times against the old mill wheel goals, which are 3 miles apart at Clifton and Sturston Mill. The large hand sewn leather ball can be kicked, carried or thrown, but generally passes along in a “hug” invisible to the spectator. An experience not to be missed, but don’t get too near the ball!
Tuesday 7th and Tuesday 21st MarchGuided walks at ChatsworthDiscover the delights of Chatsworth with an expert guide – taking in the best views, and hearing the fascinating stories that shaped the surrounding landscape as you go. Cost £10 per person – free parking when you book online.
Sunday 19th MarchFabulous Places Spring Market at the Roundhouse DerbyA fabulous handpicked shopping event with delicious food, gorgeous gifts, jewellery, and unique handmade products set in the old magnificent railway shed. Just one week before Mothers Day, this fair provides the perfect opportunity to find that extra special gift! 10am to 4pm, entry £2 on the door or VIP tickets available.
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th MarchArts and crafts fair at Buxton Pavilion A celebration of local arts and crafts from all over the Peak District, from painting, candle making, textiles, wood, ceramics, paper craft, glassware and many more. Plenty to see and buy!
Sunday 26th MarchA walk along the Lumsdale Valley near Cromford MillA leisurely guided 3 mile walk exploring the rich archaeological heritage of this wooded gorge of outstanding natural beauty. Learn about the crumbling stone mill ruins, waterwheel pits, ponds and waterfall that make up this unique industrial valley site. It is one of the best examples of a water-powered industrial site in the UK. Meet at the layby opposite Highfields School on Upper Lumsdale Road DE4 5NA. Cost £3 – to book call 01629 823256