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As the days get warmer and the evenings get longer it's a great time to get out and about.  If the Peak District is on your list of places to visit we've got a few events and festivals picked out for you during May and June. 

Tideswell Food Festival Sat 5th May, Bank Holiday weekend

With over 50 foodie stalls and many locally produced items, why not pop into Tideswell and sample some goodies.  The local pubs, shops and cafes will all be taking part.  And new this year is a Makers Market based around the stunning Tideswell Cathedral in the Peak (shown in the picture).  With over 20 craft stalls there's sure to be something to take your fancy. 

Devonshire Dome, Buxton, gin event, Sat 5th May, Bank Holiday weekend (afternoon and evening sessions)

The Gin Society Festival returns to the Dome in Buxton, where over 120 gins are available to try.  The gin stations are divided in British, World, Fruit and Cocktail bars and there's a Prosecco bar too.  Over 18s only.

Derbyshire Open Arts, Spring Bank Holiday weekend, 26 May to 3 June

For the 12th year this is a great chance to enjoy the arts and crafts of the county at selected venues, some off the beaten track.  Meet the artists and maybe take something special home?

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 June (10-6.30 Wed to Sat and 10-5 Sun)

In the grounds of Chatsworth House, the RHS returns for a second year.  Highlights include the Great Conservatory full of orchids, a living labratory and a river of flowers (a mass planting of Cosmos).  Plenty of shopping opportunities too!

Eroica Britannia, weekend of 15 - 17 June

A festival of the heritage of cycling with cycle rides on the Sunday over a choice of distances.  Bikes and gear must be pre-1987 only.  Or enjoy the festival itself with music, entertainment, shopping, food and drink and camping.  

Let's hope that there's something here for you and your family to enjoy.  For some events tickets and registration are available in advance, for others simply turn up and enjoy.  

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There are many events and things to do in the Peak District this Spring.  Here's our pick.

Free guided walking weekend on 19 and 20 May.  

On Sat 19 May start and finish at Hathersage car park and enjoy this lovely circuit with scenery from the tops of Stanage Edge and White Edge as well as the gorgeous Derwent Valley.  This days walk is approx 12 miles and you can bring a friend, your dog or come alone. 

On Sun 20 May the walk starts at Chatsworth House and is a 5-mile loop finishing at the river.  

What an ideal way to get a free taster of the Peak District countryside!  

Tideswell Food Festival on 5 May

Visit the charming town of Tideswell with is Cathedral in the Peak and enjoy the annual food festival too.  Over 60 food stalls as well as entertainment and for 2018 new this year is a Makers Market for gifts and craft products.  This will be the biggest yet!  

Chatsworth renewed opens 24 March

A glimpse of all the work that has been taking place at Chatsworth House.  Visit hidden areas, meet skilled tradespeople, see vast tracts of the new lead on the roof, discover what's under the floor in Chapel Corridor and admire newly renovated tapestries.  

Chatsworth International Horse Trials 11-13 May

A world-class three-day event of sport with family entertainment.  And if you book before 31 January there is 50% off!

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Visit Peaks are family run large holiday cottages providing accommodation in the Peak District for over ten years.  Contact us for further information or visit www.visitpeaks.co.uk

 

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The Peak District is more than just the landscape - over the summer there are some great events for the whole family to enjoy.

Buxton Fringe 9-27 July.  One of the largest open access arts festivals in the country, with comedy, dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts activities.  

Buxton Festival 11-27 July. A festival celebrating opera, music and literature. 

Summer Nights Film Festival - throughout August enjoy the splendour of the great outdoors along with films to stimulate your senses and create the perfect cinematic experience at venues you will never forget.

Y-Not-Festival - 1-3 August in Matlock.  A three day music festival with over 80 acts across two stages, a late-night dance tent and a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. 

Ashover Show - 13 August.  A traditional agricultural and horitcultural county show, with trade stands, food stalls and craft stands.

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