May Half Term

26 May - 3 June

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

Bank Holiday Adventure Break Survival Weekend - 26 - 28 May

Could you survive and thrive in the wilderness?! We’ll show you how! Join us for a special Bank Holiday Survival Weekend, where we wil... read more

Spring Half-Term - 26 May - 3 June

Spring Half-Term - 26 May - 3 June

Family Fun, School Holidays

There's fun for all the family at Chatsworth this spring half-term with a water spectacular in the garden and heritage crafts week in the fa... read more

Dino Week - 26 May - 3 June

Dino Week - 26 May - 3 June

Family Fun, School Holidays

Where to find us

Enjoy all the fun of the Farm plus our roarsome Dinosaur activities!... read more

50 Things to do before you're 11¾ Trail - 26 May - 3 June

Get closer to nature and see how many of our special '50 things to do before you're 11¾' challenges you can complete around the groun... read more

Make and Give Day - 28 May

Make and Give Day - 28 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

A twist on our highly popular Make and Take Day, we’re teaming up with Derby Free Art Friday for you to make whatever you want, with w... read more

50 Things Drop in activities - Plant it, Grow it, Eat it - 28 May - 1 June

Get busy with your green fingers to make a creative planter and get a sticker for your 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 ¾ scrapbook.... read more

May Half-term Crafts - 28 May - 1 June

May Half-term Crafts - 28 May - 1 June

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join the learning team in the Boathouse down by the lake as we create some wild art and tick off another '50 things to do before you're 11&f... read more

Nick Sharratt's Big Draw Along - 29 May

Nick Sharratt's Big Draw Along - 29 May

Don't Miss, Family Fun, School Holidays

Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt to find out how he creates his picture books.... read more

Georgian Jollies: May Games - 29 May

Georgian Jollies: May Games - 29 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

With summer approaching come and join us for a day of play. Have a go at some traditional Georgian games and make and decorate your very own... read more

Beyond The Velvet Rope - 30 May

Beyond The Velvet Rope - 30 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

Our friendly staff at Pickford’s House are available to offer you tours of the house throughout the week. Each Wednesday a member of o... read more

Minibeast Safari - 30 May

Minibeast Safari - 30 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

What small creatures lurk under stones and logs or in the trees at Calke?... read more

The Art Hub: Birds, birds, birds - 30 May

The Art Hub: Birds, birds, birds - 30 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

Birds come in all shapes and sizes, colours and textures. Come along and use a selection of mediums and techniques to capture their beauty.... read more

What's a Ranger? - 30 May

What's a Ranger? - 30 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

During the school holidays, come and learn what being a Hardwick Ranger actually means, could you be a future ranger? A fun activity for fam... read more

Ugly Duckling - 31 May

Ugly Duckling - 31 May

Dance, Family Fun, School Holidays

Don’t miss Northern Ballet’s hugely popular Ugly Duckling as it returns to the stage for the first time since 2013.... read more

Pickford's Plot: Mini Beast Safari - 31 May

Pickford's Plot: Mini Beast Safari - 31 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

Discover the bugs and beasts that call Pickford’s Garden their home.... read more

Half Term Fun Club - 31 May

Half Term Fun Club - 31 May

Family Fun, School Holidays

This May half term, make sure to book your creative kids onto our fun-packed day with local artist Theresa Hempsall. Suitable for ages 5 - 1... read more

MinecraftLAB – Inside Out - 1 June

Join us for a tutor-led workshop including idea generation, design thinking and team work skill building.... read more

Kids with Cameras - 2 June

Kids with Cameras - 2 June

Family Fun, School Holidays

Bring your camera to Calke and have some fun with the photography team on this creative walk in the park.... read more

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - 3 June

This magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charm... read more

Youth Folk Sampler Day - 3 June

Sign up for a free place at this Sampler Day with the National Youth Folk Ensemble.... read more

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