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May Half Term

27 May - 5 June 2022

Keep the kids smiling with a range of exciting half term events and activities. ... There is plenty to see and do in Derby;

Bustler Market - Big Birthday Bash! - 26 - 29 May

Come and join us to celebrate our 5th Birthday. To celebrate we have a jam packed weekend of entertainment!... read more

Tots Make and Do: Elmer Day - 27 May

Tots Make and Do: Elmer Day - 27 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

Tots Make and Do is a monthly session where we welcome 2-5 year olds with their grown-ups for crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabu... read more

Down The Rabbit Hole! Alice in Wonderland at Pickford’s House - 28 May

Venture down the rabbit hole with Alice and her Wonderland friends at Pickford’s House!... read more

Roald Dahl & The Imagination Seekers - 28 May

Roald Dahl & The Imagination Seekers - 28 May

Don't Miss, Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing, not only from books but children’s minds too! Now, only a secret organ... read more

Mozart and Vivaldi by Candlelight - 28 May

On Saturday 28th May in the stunning setting of Derby Cathedral, the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a spectacul... read more

Great British Seaside - 28 May - 4 June

Great British Seaside - 28 May - 4 June

Family Fun, School Holidays

Eight days of traditional seaside fun for all the family, including a funfair (small additional charges apply for rides on the funfair), chi... read more

Elvaston Castle Vintage Jubilee Fun Fair - 28 May - 5 June

Elvaston Castle Vintage Jubilee Fun Fair - 28 May - 5 June

Family Fun, Platinum Jubilee, School Holidays

Come on down to the beautiful grounds of Elvaston Country Park to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the Fun Fair with over 100... read more

Young Farmers Week - 28 May - 5 June

Young Farmers Week - 28 May - 5 June

Family Fun, School Holidays

Calling all budding young Farmers! This May Half Term don’t miss so much of good, honest farming fun for the whole family to enjoy!... read more

Dino Week - 28 May - 5 June

Dino Week - 28 May - 5 June

Family Fun, School Holidays

This May half term holiday have a roar-some time at the Adventure Farm. Open the gates our new Raptor Ranch where our T-Rex, Velociraptor, T... read more

Half-term activities in the farmyard - 28 May - 5 June

Join in the fun this May half-term holiday with animal activities, kids crafts and tractor rides at the Chatsworth farmyard and playground.... read more

Lauren Child: Clarice Bean - 30 May

The award-winning author and illustrator and former Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child, creator of family favourites including Charlie ... read more

Lush – May Half Term Bath Bomb Sessions! - 30 May - 5 June

This half term, Lush is holding a week of bath-bomb making, party games and more from only £5 per person.... read more

Crafty Tuesday: Stone Painting - 31 May

Crafty Tuesday: Stone Painting - 31 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

Crafty Tuesdays is our crafty holiday session at Pickford’s House.... read more

Decoupage Upcycling Workshop - 31 May

Breathe new life into everyday objects and give them a renewed purpose and fresh look through the art of decoupage.... read more

David Baddiel: (The Boy Who Got) Accidentally Famous - 31 May

Join comedian and author David Baddiel, whose entertaining adventure stories for young readers have sold over a million copies in the UK and... read more

Children's flower crown making - 31 May

Children's flower crown making - 31 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

Create a floral crown using flowers from the Kitchen and Cutting Garden.... read more

Alice in Wonderland – Time for Tea Trail! - 31 May - 4 June

The Mad Hatter is throwing a tea party and everyone in Wonderland is invited, but no one knows when to arrive! Follow the clues, find your i... read more

Jacqueline Wilson: The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure - 1 June

An in-person event with Jacqueline Wilson for fans of all ages.... read more

Art Hub: Postage Stamp Portraits - 1 June

Art Hub: Postage Stamp Portraits - 1 June

Exhibitions, School Holidays

At Art Hub we explore different creative techniques and processes – there is always something new to try in this artist-led session.... read more

A Right Royal Knees Up! - 2 June

A Right Royal Knees Up! - 2 June

Don't Miss, Family Fun, Platinum Jubilee, School Holidays

Everyone is welcome to join us for a Right Royal Knees Up to celebrate the Queen’s 70th Jubilee, where we can be together once more, h... read more

Queen's Jubilee Beacon Lighting Ceremony - 2 June

Along with over 1,500 other locations across the UK, Derby will light a beacon on Cathedral Tower, in tribute to Her Majesty the Queen.... read more

Build Buggingham Palace - 2 - 3 June

Build Buggingham Palace - 2 - 3 June

Family Fun, Platinum Jubilee, School Holidays

Help us build a palace for nature in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.... read more

Derby Jubilee Celebration - 2 - 5 June

Derby Jubilee Celebration - 2 - 5 June

Don't Miss, Family Fun, Platinum Jubilee, School Holidays

Where to find us

This June we will be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, with a number of events in Derby City Centre to help mark Her Majesty’s 70... read more

Punch and Judy Show - Jubilee Special - 2 - 5 June

Punch and Judy Show - Jubilee Special - 2 - 5 June

Family Fun, Platinum Jubilee, School Holidays

We're celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a visit from our old friends - Punch and Judy!... read more

Family Friday: Fancy Hats - 3 June

Family Friday: Fancy Hats - 3 June

Don't Miss, Family Fun, Platinum Jubilee, School Holidays

Find some of the fancy hats around the museum and make one yourself to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.... read more

Introduction to 3D Printing - 3 June

Introduction to 3D Printing - 3 June

School Holidays, Talks

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of 3D printing through making your very own object.... read more

Platinum Party at the Market Place - 4 June

Platinum Party at the Market Place - 4 June

Don't Miss, Family Fun, Platinum Jubilee

Join us to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in style.... read more

Jubilee Woodland Garden Celebration - 5 June

Jubilee Woodland Garden Celebration - 5 June

Don't Miss, Family Fun, Platinum Jubilee

Join Makeney Hall Hotel in their beautiful outdoor woodland garden to celebrate the Queen's 70th Jubilee.... read more

Big Jubilee Lunch at Market Place - 5 June

Big Jubilee Lunch at Market Place - 5 June

Don't Miss, Family Fun, Platinum Jubilee

To coincide with the Platinum Jubilee, The Big Jubilee Lunch will be taking place on Sun 5 June across the nation, bringing the communities ... read more

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