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?

Check 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 2018

JANUARY 2018 
Friday 12th January to Friday 9th MarchPeak District Artisans at Chatsworth House 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 stables – free admission.
FEBRUARY 
Thursday 1st February to Sunday 4th MarchSnowdrops at Hopton HallThe 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)
Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th FebruaryRoyal Ashbourne Shrovetide FootballA 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. Catch the Shrovetide action, an experience not to be missed, but don’t get too near the ball!
Tuesday 13th FebruaryWinster Pancake RacesA long established local pancake race, which all began as harmless fun organised by the local Head Teacher as a war time diversion for children. It is now a seriously light hearted affair with secret training and stringent rules about the batter! Races starts at 2pm.