Local Events in Derbyshire

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.

What’s On in 2019

Friday 12th October 2018 to Saturday 19th January 2019 WW1 The Trench Experience at Chesterfield Museum To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War Chesterfield Museum is transforming their art gallery into a recreated trench so you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of life in the trenches of WW1.

The children can get actively involved, take the oath and collect a helmet before heading into the trench. Meet ‘Tommy’ in his uniform and see what food he had in his kit bag. Find out what mustard gas smelled like and, take a look in the periscope to see ‘no man’s land’ that place between the German and allied trenches where so many soldiers were killed when they ‘went over the top’.

Thursday 10th January to Thursday 28th February Peak District Artisans Chatsworth Exhibition Peak District Artisans’ (PDA) Spring exhibition at Chatsworth House showcases outstanding art and design, from jewels to jugs and photography to fine art, inspired and created here in the Peak District. Open daily 10.30am to 3.30pm in the carriage house – free admission.
Friday 1st February to Sunday 3rd March Hopton Hall Snowdrop Walk  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. £5.00 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)
MARCH 2019
Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th March Royal Ashbourne Shrovetide Football A 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!