School Summer Holidays

26 July - 5 September

Here's a pick of what's on in Derby for the School Summer Holidays;

WILD: A CELEBRATION OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES - 7 Jul - 23 Aug

From high peaks and valleys to meandering rivers and powerful seas – see how animals are adapted to live and thrive in the varied envi... read more

A Maze in Calke - 14 Jul - 20 Aug

A Maze in Calke - 14 Jul - 20 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Experience a whole new adventure at Calke this summer! Lose yourself in the willow maze and see if you can find a surprise in the middle.... read more

Garden of Imagination - 14 Jul - 2 Sep

Garden of Imagination - 14 Jul - 2 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

The walled kitchen garden has been transformed into the Garden of Imagination...... read more

Maize Maze - 14 Jul - 3 Sep

Maize Maze - 14 Jul - 3 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Where to find us

All the fun of the farm plus our huge 10 acre Maize Maze!... read more

Pottery Beach - 16 Jul - 9 Sep

Pottery Beach - 16 Jul - 9 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach at the Denby Pottery Village!... read more

Derby Beach - 21 Jul - 18 Aug

Derby Beach - 21 Jul - 18 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Come and enjoy the Derbados beach!... read more

Summer at Chatsworth - 21 Jul - 30 Aug

Summer at Chatsworth - 21 Jul - 30 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, or simply enjoy the glorious garden. Just remember to find time for an ice-... read more

Summer Fun at Bluebells - 21 Jun - 2 Sep

Summer Fun at Bluebells - 21 Jun - 2 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Over the next few (hopefully!) sunny months, the maize in front of the farm park will be turned into a maze in front of your very eyes!... read more

Sussed out for Summer 2018 - 21 Jul - 2 Sep

Sussed out for Summer 2018 - 21 Jul - 2 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Looking for something to keep the little ones entertained this summer holidays? Well here at Sudbury We've got it sussed out for you!... read more

Family Fun at Royal Crown Derby during the Summer Holidays - 23 Jul - 15 Aug

During the school holidays, the Visitor Centre will be open, offering factory tours with one free child place with one fee paying adult.... read more

Decorate a Willow Butterfly - 26 Jul - 30 Aug

Decorate a Willow Butterfly - 26 Jul - 30 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Butterflies, recognisable by their beautiful coloured wings are a sure sign of summer.... read more

Summer in the Stables - 26 Jul - 2 Sep

Summer in the Stables - 26 Jul - 2 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

For the first time, this summer we've opened up Kedleston Hall's spectacular stables and courtyard for all sorts of activities and a chance ... read more

Family Friday - 27 Jul - 31 Aug

Family Friday - 27 Jul - 31 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Family activities suitable for aged 5+ with their grown-ups.... read more

50 Things Bug Station - 27 Jul - 31 Aug

50 Things Bug Station - 27 Jul - 31 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Drop by our 50 Things Bug Station to complete some insect related 50 Things challenges. Everyone might not be a fan of those creepy crawlies... read more

Craft Activities - 28 Jul - 1 Sep

Craft Activities - 28 Jul - 1 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Make something to take home.... read more

Summer of Sport - 29 Jul - 2 Sep

Summer of Sport - 29 Jul - 2 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Come and enjoy a range of modern and traditional sports in the North Orchard at Hardwick.... read more

Crafty Tuesdays - 31 Jul - 28 Aug

Crafty Tuesdays - 31 Jul - 28 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Craft activities suitable for children aged 5+ with their grown-ups.... read more

Handling History - 31 Jul - 28 Aug

Handling History is our regular object handling morning where you can get up close to some historic objects from our collection.... read more

Beyond The Velvet Rope - 1 - 29 Aug

Beyond The Velvet Rope - 1 - 29 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Examine beautiful Georgian rooms up close.... read more

Art Hub - 1 Aug - 29 Aug

Art Hub - 1 Aug - 29 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Get creative in these artistic sessions.... read more

Summer of Fun at intu Derby - 1 Aug - 3 Sep

Summer of Fun at intu Derby - 1 Aug - 3 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Boy, do we have a summer of fun planned for you during the six weeks holidays! And guess what? It's all completely free!... read more

Pickfords Plot - 2 Aug - 30 Aug

Pickfords Plot - 2 Aug - 30 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Learn about nature at the Pickford's Plot sessions.... read more

Summer Make and Take - 2 - 30 Aug

We’re exploring all things Internet for a summer full of our popular Make and Take, from Meme Crafts to the best of online craft proje... read more

Bats and Bangers Walk - 6 Aug - 20 Aug

Discover more about the night time occupants in the parkland at Kedleston Hall, starting with a bangers and mash tea in the restaurant.... read more

Do You Know the Way? Memes and the Internet - 6 - 27 Aug

Originating in genetics, memes have now become a staple of the adopting, adapting and sharing visual nature of the internet.... read more

Funfair - 8 - 19 Aug

Funfair - 8 - 19 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

A family fun fair, with something for all ages... read more

Tractor Day - 8 & 20 Aug

Tractor Day - 8 & 20 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Pretend to be a farmer for the day at Hardwick, take a look around the powerful machine and take a seat behind the wheel.... read more

CreativeLAB Workshops - 10 - 24 Aug

Join us in these exploratory, creative drop-in workshops where we look at creativity and technology.... read more

Week 3: Summer Adventure Holiday Camp - 12 - 17 Aug

Our Adventure Holiday Camps are jam-packed with exciting, adrenaline-fuelled activities that will challenge and inspire! Our Residential opt... read more

MinecraftLAB - Fake - 14 - 28 Aug News

Take part and collaborate with others in building a world that tells a fake story, inspired by real news. All sessions will be project focus... read more

Bug Hotel - 16 & 30 Aug

Bug Hotel - 16 & 30 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Help the gardeners build a big bug hotel and make one to take home.... read more

Escape Maize Maze Evenings - 17 & 18 Aug

Escape Maize Maze Evenings - 17 & 18 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Prove yourself as the next top spy and graduate the Escape Maze: Agent Academy – the World’s first escape maize maze!... read more

Adventure Break with Archery Tag & Zip Wire - 17 - 19 Aug

Enjoy a 1 or 2 night Adventure Break at Mount Cook, and experience TWO BRAND NEW activities: Archery Tag & The Rooftop Rider Zip Wire! F... read more

Digtal Days: Bots for Good Coding the Internet - 18 Aug

Join creative technologist and internationally respected artist and developer Ashley James Brown to explore how we can programme the interne... read more

Meet Catboy at intu Derby - 22 Aug

Meet Catboy at intu Derby - 22 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Is your little one a PJ Masks super-fan? Catboy will be speeding his way in to intu Derby on 22 August to meet our little shoppers.... read more

Bee Conservation Trust Day - 22 Aug

Bee Conservation Trust Day - 22 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Discover why bumblebees are so important in our gardens.... read more

CreativeLAB: Free Art Friday - 24 Aug

Free Art Friday is Local movement where artists gift an original piece of art-for free-to the public.... read more

Unicorn Daze at the National Forest Adventure Farm - 24 - 27 Aug

This August Bank holiday weekend, meet and feed our animals, play in the huge indoor and outdoor play areas, escape the maize maze PLUS enjo... read more

August Bank Holiday Weekend - 25 - 27 Aug

August Bank Holiday Weekend - 25 - 27 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Daily activities including: Donkey Rides by the beach*, Bugs ‘n’ Bones with reptiles and animals to hold, Farm Shop Bbq, Fun Min... read more

Family Fun Day at The Kedleston - 27 Aug

Family Fun Day at The Kedleston - 27 Aug

Family Fun, Festivals, Food & Drink

Make the most of bank holiday weekend and join us at our Charity Family Fun Day and Drinks Festival.... read more

The Reluctant Dragon - 27 Aug

The Reluctant Dragon - 27 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won't fight St George?... read more

BARE BONES: THE FASCINATING WORLD OF ANIMAL SKELETONS - 28 Aug - 7 Oct

The first vertebrates appeared 525 million years ago. Since then they have evolved into a vast array of animals of all shapes and sizes.... read more

The Greatest Showman (PG) Open Air at Mickleover Sports F.C -  Aug

Watch the best-selling musical under the stars at Mickleover Sports F.C. this August.... read more

BARE BONES FAMILY CELEBRATION DAY - 1 Sep

BARE BONES FAMILY CELEBRATION DAY - 1 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

We are celebrating our new exhibition of spectacular skeletal specimens. Join us for a day of family crafts, trails and much more.... read more

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