Browse through our blog posts to find out what life is like at Hoe Grange Holidays along with some great ideas for days out in the Peak District.
Celebrate Christmas in style!
The Peak District is a captivating place to visit, especially at Christmas time with its rich tapestry of customs and traditions. Mulled wine, music, and magic are a wonderful combination for any Christmas celebration with family and friends.
Do something different this year and instead of staying at home during the festive season, come and stay in one of our cosy log cabins for a wonderful change of scenery and plenty of festive fun.
Take a step into the magical world of Alice in Wonderland at Chatsworth House. Dash down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass into the fantasy world inspired by the Lewis Carroll classic.
From the Mad Hatter’s tea party, to the game of croquet, ‘drink me’ bottles and ‘eat me’ cake, the story springs to life - watch out for the white rabbit as he rushes through the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground! You could even attend one of Alice's enchanted evening masquerade balls.
Carol Concerts… with a difference.
The splendour of Haddon Hall is brought to life with authentic festive preparations in the Tudor kitchen, halls decked with evergreens, magical music, roaring fires and flickering candlelight. You can enjoy a Christmas decoration workshop, or book to join Lord and Lady Edward Manners for a private carol concert in the atmospheric Chapel of St. Nicholas, set within the beautiful lower courtyard of Haddon Hall.
If you enjoy a rousing Carol then you can experience the most enchanting setting for a Carol concert at Peak Cavern. Twinkling fairy lights, decorated Christmas trees and the fabulous acoustics will inspire the festive spirit in you.
For a Christmas concert with a distinctive sound go along to Pipes in the Peak where you will find an Ex-Regal/ABC Derby Compton Cinema Organ circa 1930, in the unique setting of Dovedale Garage car showroom. The sounds are enthralling with bells, whistles, horns – the lot. You’ll find yourself tapping along to the beat!
Struggling to find the perfect Christmas present? Don’t worry – there are plenty of Christmas markets in here in the Peak District with unusual handcrafted goodies.
Bakewell is hosting a Christmas weekend, with traditional carol-singing, a brass band, fairground rides and even a visit from Santa’s reindeers. Matlock has a Victorian Christmas Market with street entertainment, jugglers, and fire-eaters.
Buxton’s Grand Bazaar at the Pavilion Gardens includes festive food, a miniature fairground and carols sung by local choirs. Children can take a train ride with the Snow Queen, before taking part in a magical lantern procession, led by the Ice King and High Peak Samba Band.
For the young at heart there is the traditional Panto Jack and the Bean Stalk at Buxton Opera House and more festive fun with puppet pantomimes and Santa Specials at the Midland Railway Centre. If you are stuck for a present for the man in your life you could buy your nearest and dearest a Footplate Experience Day!
So much to do - alternatively you could simply unwind in our outdoor log-fired hot tub and watch the stars!
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