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 - 2 Aug

A Maze in Calke - 14 Jul - 2 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

Week 1: Summer Adventure Holiday Camp - 22 Jul - 27 Jul

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

Holiday - 25 Jul - 5 Aug

Holiday - 25 Jul - 5 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

Lots of fun for under 5s and their families!... 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

A Wild Walk - 27 - 31 July

A Wild Walk - 27 - 31 July

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

Explorers, Wanderers and Daring Adventurers - We want you!... 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

Summer Activity Programme: High Flyers - 30 Jul - 3 Aug

Celebrate 250 years of circus with us, in a wonderful week of dance, circus and visual art activities.... 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

Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster (Bluebell Dairy) - 1 Aug

Set sail on this swashbuckling high sea adventure, especially for little pirates and their grown-ups!... read more

SKETCHING STORIES - 1 Aug

SKETCHING STORIES - 1 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join the Derby Sketching Club in the World Cultures space. Learn about their creative practice and the objects they’ll be sketching. T... 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

20th Century House and 1940s tea Dance - 2 Aug

Meet characters from 20th century Calke as you explore the house, then enjoy a good old-fashioned tea dance in the afternoon.... read more

Characters of the Calke Estate - 2 Aug

Characters of the Calke Estate - 2 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join this guided walk through the estate to discover some of Calke's historic characters.... read more

Butterfly Conservation - 2 Aug

Come and meet members of East Midlands Butterfly Conservation.... 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

Week 2: Summer Adventure Holiday Camp - 5 - 10 Aug

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

KidsQUAD Summer holidays Workshops: Short Circuit! - 6 - 7 Aug

KidsQUAD: Creative activities for children aged 7-11, without grown-ups!... read more

Summer Activity Programme: Next Steps - 6 Aug - 10 Aug

Explore a range of styles and techniques from hip hop to contemporary in a week of workshops led by experienced dance artists, in which you ... 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

Kedleston Summer Sleepover - 7 Aug

Kedleston Summer Sleepover - 7 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join us for a unique opportunity to spend a night under the stars in Kedleston's Pleasure Grounds.... read more

DigisQUAD Summer holidays Workshop: Conductive - 8 - 10 Aug

Join digital artist and designer Roma Patel to experiment with conductible materials and creative technologies to build your own circuit bas... 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

Curious Creatures - 9 - 11 Aug

Curious Creatures - 9 - 11 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Learn about how animals evolved, how their amazing adaptations help them survive in the wild, and how animals can help us learn more about o... read more

Stones and Bones - 9 - 11 Aug

Stones and Bones - 9 - 11 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors, hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano ... read more

Outdoor Theatre: Sense and Sensibility - 10 Aug

Outdoor Theatre: Sense and Sensibility - 10 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

Chapter House Theatre Company return with their adaptation of the Sense and Sensibility story. Watch this outdoor theatre within the Kedlest... read more

Grease (PG) 40th anniversary screening - 10 Aug

Grease is the word! Join us for a special open air cinema screening of Grease at Derby Rugby Club, Darley Abbey, followed by a musical firew... read more

Adventure Break with Glamping, High Ropes & Zip Wire - 10 - 12 Aug

Experience our BRAND NEW Rooftop Rider Zip Wire, scale great heights on our High Ropes course and stay in a cosy Glamping Pod. Our Bank Holi... read more

Ghostbusters (12A) - 11 Aug

'Who ya gonna call?’ Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver star in the classic ‘80s supernatural comedy. After the membe... 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

Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster - 13 Aug

Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster - 13 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

Little Blue Monster present their brand new production - Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster!... 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

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

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

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 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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