School Summer Holidays

26 July - 5 September

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

Moon Landing Maize Maze - 13 Jul - 2 Sep

This year our Maize Maze design will celebrate 50 years since the first moon landing on 20 July 1969.... read more

Space Rangers: Alien Rescue - 13 Jul - 2 Sep

Space Rangers: Alien Rescue - 13 Jul - 2 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Stunning NEW interactive experience for the summer holidays!... read more

Garden of Imagination - 15 Jul - 23 Aug

Garden of Imagination - 15 Jul - 23 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

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

Calke Unlocked: A Tour Turned on its Head (age 14+) - 17 Jul - 22 Aug

Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked - a new kind of tour at Calke Abbey. Pl... read more

Out of this World Summer Trail - 20 Jul - 8 Aug

Get inspired by our space themed summer and explore the grounds of Sudbury.... read more

TRAIL: LEGO® LOST IN TIME - 20 Jul - 1 Sep

TRAIL: LEGO® LOST IN TIME - 20 Jul - 1 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays, Tours and Walks

Some of the LEGO® characters from the Brick History exhibition have escaped and are wandering around the Museum!... read more

A Bug's World - 20 Jul - 1 Sep

A Bug's World - 20 Jul - 1 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Step into 'A Bug's World' this Summer!... read more

Denby Pottery Beach - 22 Jul - 8 Sep

Denby Pottery Beach - 22 Jul - 8 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Soak up the sun and relax on our purpose built beach at Denby Pottery Village, open throughout the summer and free to enter.... read more

Summer at Chatsworth - 23 Jul - 29 Aug

Summer at Chatsworth - 23 Jul - 29 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with family fun in the house, garden, farmyard and playground.... read more

Summer of Sport - 24 Jul - 12 Aug

Summer of Sport - 24 Jul - 12 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Come out and play this summer at Sudbury.... read more

Nature Detectives Walk - 26 Jul & 16 Aug

Nature Detectives Walk - 26 Jul & 16 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Get your binoculars ready for this family friendly guided walk, where we'll be searching for signs of creatures in the woodland habitats at ... read more

Derby Beach - 26 Jul - 1 Sep

Derby Beach - 26 Jul - 1 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

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

SUMMER FUN AT DERBY MARKET HALL - 27 Jul - 7 Sep

NEW FOR THIS SUMMER, COME AND VISIT OUR SUMMER PLAY AREA ON STALL 28 FROM SATURDAY 27 JULY - SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER... read more

Out of this World Summer: Rocket Porthole - 29 Jul - 4 Aug

Join us for a space themed summer of crafts!... read more

'50 things' Bear Hunt - 30 - 31 Jul

'50 things' Bear Hunt - 30 - 31 Jul

Family Fun, School Holidays

The Calke Abbey bears are out and about with their '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' scrapbooks. Come and join them to tick off so... read more

Superhero Picnic in the Park - 30 Jul - 1 Aug

An amazing superhero event on Derby parks.... read more

ART HUB: PAPER CRAFT - 31 Jul

ART HUB: PAPER CRAFT - 31 Jul

Family Fun, School Holidays

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

FIVE - 31 Jul - 10 Aug

FIVE - 31 Jul - 10 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join two dancers and a live musician as they use their eyes and ears, noses and mouths, fingers and feet to discover a world of play that ma... read more

PICKFORD’S PLOT: MUDDY MASTERPIECES - 1 Aug

PICKFORD’S PLOT: MUDDY MASTERPIECES - 1 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join us for this nature-focused session in Pickford’s garden during the summer holidays.... read more

Wings and Wands - 1 - 29 Aug

Wings and Wands - 1 - 29 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Come along and decorate your own magical woodland wand and wings, transforming yourself into a mystical creature. This is an outdoor activit... read more

Dirty Dancing Cert. 12 - 2 Aug

Dirty Dancing Cert. 12 - 2 Aug

Don't Miss, Family Fun, School Holidays

Grab your friends and some popcorn and settle down to a unique cinema experience with a classic film.... read more

FAMILY FRIDAY: DINOSAURS - 2 Aug

FAMILY FRIDAY: DINOSAURS - 2 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

In this session the whole family is welcome to play, make and have fun together.... read more

Junk Yard Glitz - 2 - 4 Aug

Join the Kaleidoscope Players for their Summer Concert at Landau Forte College. Enjoy an evening of specatular songs from the shows and mor... read more

Summer Make and Take - 2 - 30 Aug

Summer Make and Take - 2 - 30 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Over the Summer Holidays Summer Make and Take are free craft sessions for the whole family offer a chance to be creative and make something ... read more

The Greatest Showman Cert. PG - 3 Aug

The Greatest Showman Cert. PG - 3 Aug

Don't Miss, Family Fun, School Holidays

Grab your friends and some popcorn and settle down to a unique cinema experience with a modern classic.... read more

Bohemian Rhapsody Cert. 12a - 3 Aug

Bohemian Rhapsody Cert. 12a - 3 Aug

Don't Miss, Family Fun, School Holidays

Grab your friends and some popcorn and settle down to a unique cinema experience with an award-winning film.... read more

BRICK BY BRICK: FAMILY LEGO® BUILDING WORKSHOP - 3 Aug

Take part in creative building tasks led by Tan Draig and his amazing 500,000 piece LEGO® collection. Learn LEGO® techniques both &l... read more

Laser Battles - 3 Aug - 1 Sep

Laser Battles - 3 Aug - 1 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join the fun this summer at Laser Battles! Explore the dark maze, armed with your trusty laser gun as you duck and dive behind the obstacles... read more

Dance & Circus Summer School - 5 - 9 Aug

Experience an exciting and action-packed week of dance and circus with us this summer.... read more

Here Be Dragons! - 5 - 10 Aug

Here Be Dragons! - 5 - 10 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

“The first thing to do when treating a poorly beastie is to calm it! The best way to calm it… is to tell it a story!”... read more

Bats and Bangers Walk at Kedleston Hall - 5 - 19 Aug

Come along and discover the bats that call Kedleston their home.... read more

CRAFTY TUESDAYS: CARD MAKING - 6 Aug

CRAFTY TUESDAYS: CARD MAKING - 6 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Crafty Tuesdays is our crafty holiday session inspired by Pickford’s House and its temporary exhibitions.... read more

ART HUB: DERBY LEGO® CITYSCAPE - 7 Aug

ART HUB: DERBY LEGO® CITYSCAPE - 7 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

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

Family Yoga in the Sudbury Garden - 7 Aug

Family Yoga in the Sudbury Garden - 7 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

A fun introduction to Iyengar yoga for the whole family!... read more

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Outdoor Theatre - 7 Aug

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Outdoor Theatre - 7 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

Bring a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening at Chatsworth watching one of Shakespeare's most popular and best-loved comedies.... read more

MinecraftLAB Beyond - 7 - 21 Aug

Beyond reality, beyond expectation, beyond the norm, join us for this community build that takes your creative thinking and turns it upside ... read more

PICKFORD’S PLOT: PATTERNS AND TEXTURES - 8 Aug

Join us for this nature-focused session in Pickford’s garden during the summer holidays.... read more

FAMILY FRIDAY: THE SCIENTIST’S LAB - 9 Aug

FAMILY FRIDAY: THE SCIENTIST’S LAB - 9 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

In this session the whole family is welcome to play, make and have fun together. Each one is focused on a theme to help you and your family ... read more

Come and see Peppa Pig - 9 Aug

Come and see Peppa Pig - 9 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig visits intu Derby on Friday 9 August to meet our little shoppers.... read more

CQ Saturdays - 10 Aug - 14 Sep

CQ Saturdays - 10 Aug - 14 Sep

Family Fun, School Holidays

Q Saturdays features free live performances with an abundance of acoustic music, a generous measure of performing arts topped off with a lib... read more

Big Fun Run and Dog Jog Derby - 11 Aug

A unique 5k jogging event for you and your dog to get fit and have fun with like-minded dog owners in the local area.... read more

Out of this World Summer: Space Mask Craft - 12 - 18 Aug

Join us for a space themed summer of crafts!... read more

CRAFTY TUESDAYS: PRINTING - 13 Aug

CRAFTY TUESDAYS: PRINTING - 13 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Crafty Tuesdays is our crafty holiday session inspired by Pickford’s House and its temporary exhibitions.... read more

Play In A Day presented by Siteline Productions - 13 Aug

Come and be inspired to create a play in a day. You will be amazed at what you will achieve. Perfect for performance lovers, those who need ... read more

ART HUB: 3D MODELLING - 14 Aug

ART HUB: 3D MODELLING - 14 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

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

PICKFORD’S PLOT: CELEBRATING BEES - 15 Aug

PICKFORD’S PLOT: CELEBRATING BEES - 15 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join us for this nature-focused session in Pickford’s garden during the summer holidays.... read more

FAMILY FRIDAY: VOLCANOES - 16 Aug

FAMILY FRIDAY: VOLCANOES - 16 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

In this session the whole family is welcome to play, make and have fun together. Each one is focused on a theme to help you and your family ... read more

Mad Hatters Make & Bake Family Fun Day - 16 Aug

A fun day of craft, baking, games, fancy dress, paint-a-pot, and a delicious Mad Hatter tea party!... read more

A WORLD COLLECTION: SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP - 17 Aug

There are some incredible shadow puppets in the Museum’s World Collection. Learn more about them and have a go at making your very own... read more

Summer Musical Theatre Workshop - 19 Aug

This summer, why not take part in a week-long series of workshops aimed at improving your musical theatre skills.... read more

Out of this World Summer: Constellation Viewer Craft - 19 - 25 Aug

Join us for a space themed summer of crafts!... read more

KidsQUAD: ‘Alien artworks! - 20 Aug

KidsQUAD: ‘Alien artworks! is a chance to join artist Meghan Broadmeadow, whose artwork is in QUAD’s Gallery during the summer, ... read more

CRAFTY TUESDAYS: BEADING - 20 Aug

CRAFTY TUESDAYS: BEADING - 20 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Crafty Tuesdays is our crafty holiday session inspired by Pickford’s House and its temporary exhibitions.... read more

ART HUB: FACES - 21 Aug

ART HUB: FACES - 21 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

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

PICKFORD’S PLOT: SENSORY GARDEN - 22 Aug

PICKFORD’S PLOT: SENSORY GARDEN - 22 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join us for this nature-focused session in Pickford’s garden during the summer holidays.... read more

Monsters, Myths and Mayhem - 23 Aug

An epic exploration of classical Greek mythology including well known tales featuring Hercules, Achilles, Theseus, Perseus, The Minotaur, Me... read more

Make a Greenman Tile - 25 Jul - 22 Aug

Make a Greenman Tile - 25 Jul - 22 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Celebrate the myth of the Greenman and make a traditional tile from clay this summer.... read more

FAMILY FRIDAY: TRANSPORT - 23 Aug

FAMILY FRIDAY: TRANSPORT - 23 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

In this session the whole family is welcome to play, make and have fun together. Each one is focused on a theme to help you and your family ... read more

An Evening of Queen - 24 Aug

A dazzling collection of performers from London’s West End, including former stars from the smash hit musical We Will Rock You, come t... read more

LEGO® ENGINEERS - 24 Aug

LEGO® ENGINEERS - 24 Aug

Don't Miss, Family Fun

In this engineering-focussed workshop, families can get creative to complete a range of LEGO® challenges, which will encourage teamwork ... read more

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Outdoor Theatre - 24 Aug

The Lord Chamberlain's Men, the UK's premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them at Kedleston Hall, for their performance of S... read more

Bark in the Park Fun Dog Show - 25 Aug

Bark in the Park Fun Dog Show held to raise money for The Ark Rescue and Rehoming Centre run by Ashbourne Animal Welfare.... read more

Bank Holiday Falconry - 25 - 26 Aug

Join us for this August bank holiday for a truly magnificent day with Hawks of Steele Falconry!... read more

Festival of Music and Flowers - 25 - 26 Aug

Relax and enjoy the colourful flower displays in the walled garden, whilst listening to a wide range of music from local performers.... read more

Out of this World Summer: Clay Alien Craft - 26 Aug - 1 Sep

Join us for a space themed summer of crafts!... read more

Arts Award Summer School - 26 - 30 Aug

An exciting week of creativity for 7-11 year olds.... read more

CRAFTY TUESDAYS: SEWING - 27 Aug

CRAFTY TUESDAYS: SEWING - 27 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Crafty Tuesdays is our crafty holiday session inspired by Pickford’s House and its temporary exhibitions.... read more

ART HUB: FABRIC ART - 28 Aug

ART HUB: FABRIC ART - 28 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

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

PAW Patrol are in the house! - 28 Aug

PAW Patrol are in the house! - 28 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Come and meet Marshall and Chase at regular intervals from 10am and join in with their Pup Pup Boogie Activity!... read more

PICKFORD’S PLOT: MINIBEAST SAFARI - 29 Aug

PICKFORD’S PLOT: MINIBEAST SAFARI - 29 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join us for this nature-focused session in Pickford’s garden during the summer holidays.... read more

Wind in the Willows - 29 Aug

Wind in the Willows - 29 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

Boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad…... read more

FAMILY FRIDAY: CURIOUS ANIMALS - 30 Aug

FAMILY FRIDAY: CURIOUS ANIMALS - 30 Aug

Family Fun, School Holidays

In this session the whole family is welcome to play, make and have fun together. Each one is focused on a theme to help you and your family ... read more

Chatsworth Country Fair - 30 Aug - 1 Sep

Chatsworth Country Fair - 30 Aug - 1 Sep

Family Fun, Markets & Fairs

There's nothing quite like the annual fair at Chatsworth. Featuring spectacular grand ring displays in the air and on land, demos from celeb... read more

Out of this World Summer: Pick-a-Pack - 2 - 8 Sep

Join us for a space themed summer of crafts!... read more

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