2017 Summer holidays!

There are still 3 or 4 weeks of the summer holidays left for most of England and Wales and tons going on in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Play area and pool

Things to do at Hopton Hall

This weekend, 12th and 13th August, brings the Bakewell Baking Festival with famous names like Sophie Grigson, GBBOs John Whaite, Edd Kimber and Howard Middleton. The event promises baking, vintage, music and family fun in the lovely market town of Bakewell.

On Saturday the 38th Manifold Valley Agricultural Show will be held at Casterne Hall, Ilam. It’s a traditional agricultural show with sheep, cattle, Shire horses, show jumping, terrier and lurcher shows, rare breeds, dogs, pets for the younger generations, and a display of poultry. There’ll also be a display of rural vintage machinery and tractors including the Slow Tractor Race, plus arts, handicrafts and produce.

Next weekend, 18th to 20th August, Bakewell has the Peakender Festival 2017 with lots of family activities including climbing, cycling, guided walks, hot air balloon rides, football skills and more!

Saturday 19th August is the 126th Ashbourne Show, another very traditional country pursuits event with plenty for all the family to see and do.

You can find lots more information about what’s on and where on the Visit Peak District site.

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