Derbyshire boasts a calendar bursting with events and activities, from annual well dressings and village carnivals, fine agricultural shows, food festivals, to world class theatre and opera in beautiful Victorian theatres.
A full list of what to see and do is available at Visit Peak District
1st February to 4th March – Hopton Hall Snowdrop Gardens
Hopton Hall can trace its roots back to the 1400s when it boasted an estate of 3,700 acres, some of which now stands under the Carsington Reservoir. Since 1996, Spencer has gradually cleared and restored the woodland and its walks. This has produced wonderful displays of snowdrops and aconites.
Admission: Adults £5, Children £2(6 to 16 years)
10.30am with last admittance at 4.00pm
24th March to 21st October – Chatsworth renewed: The House, past, present and future.
For five hundred years people have carefully manipulated nature’s materials and managed the elements to create the house, garden and park. Hear from these skilled men and women as Chatsworth highlights hidden corners of the house, peel back layers and share their stories past and present.
26th to 28th May – Sheffield Food Festival
Sheffield Food Festival is a celebration of the city’s vibrant food scene, showcasing our great local produce, talented chefs, mouth-watering street food and outstanding brewers and distillers.
The city’s largest free to attend event takes place for its eighth year from 26th – 28th May 2018 in the city centre, spreading across the Peace Gardens, Winter Gardens, Millennium Square, Town Hall Square and Fargate, attracting over 40,000 visitors across the weekend.
6th June to 10th June Chatsworth RHS Flower show
A show that breaks boundaries and blends tradition with unexpected, innovative design
10am – 6.30pm (Wednesday to Saturday)
10am – 5pm (Sunday)
15th to 17th June – Eroica Britannia
Join the beautiful peak district for one of the most talked about events in the cycling and festival calendars.
Choose the Ride distance that suits you and your ability. You’ll marvel in the pain of the up, relish the joy of the flat and delight in the thrill of the down – cheered home by crowds of thousands. All in it together, collectively riding over 250,000 miles in the spirit of a time gone by.
Go to Eroica for the weekend from Friday 15th June to soak up a truly unique atmosphere, as there is an eclectic mix of music, entertainment, exquisite shopping, incredible food & drink, boutique camping, and much more.
3rd July to 30th August – Hopton Hall Summer Rose Gardens
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Opening times 10.30am with last admittance at 4.00pm
Admission: Adults £4, Children £2 (6 to 16 years) – pay on gate
For further information please see here.