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There's still plenty of fun to be had this summer at Chatsworth House in the Peak District.  Here's a few highlights:

Chatsworth Country Fair: 31 Aug to 2 Sept - includes JCB Dancing Diggers, Household Cavalry Musical Ride, Celebrity Chefs (including Mary Berry) and K9 Aquasport.  There's 10% off tickets up to 27 Aug and it should be a great event for all the family to enjoy.

Chatsworth Renewed - every day and included in your admission there's a trail which highlights people involved in building, conserving and looking after Chatsworth House.  In the Inner Court Yard you can create your own urn too.

Baalington Lamb - every day and included in your admission try and find Baalington Lamb hidden throughout the house.  Each time you find him he has a fun fact or task to do.

Belvedere Tours: 12-3 pm - get a great view of the garden and park in this part of the house that is not often open to the public.

Paxton's Conservatory - every day and included in your admission meet by the maze and virtually tour the Great Conservatory with expert guides. 

Face painting: weekends and included in the admission price - near the maze.

Garden Games - around the maze area there's skittles, giant jenga and croquet.  Guides in vintage costume can answer questions about the rules of the games if needed.

Bands in the Rose Garden: weekends and included in the admission price - 18, 19, 25 and 26 August.

Heritage Crafts in the farmyard and playground: 21 Aug - have a go at wool spinning.

Milking Demonstrations - every day at 3.30 pm and included in the admission price.

For further information about what's on for all the family at Chatsworth House click here

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Some great family entertainment this summer at Matlock Farm Park including:

  • Teddy Bear's picnic 22-28 July
  • Glewy the Alien and Friends starting 29 July
  • Seaside week 12 - 25 August
  • Peak District Highland Games 27 August
  • Pirates Week 28 Aug - 3 Sept

Such great family fun this summer holiday in the Peak District at Matlock Farm Park.

Check the website for more information www.matlockfarmpark.co.uk

 

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The summer holidays are here and you are off on your self catering break with all the family. 

Here's our checklist of summer holiday essentials to take with you, especially if you are visiting the countryside.

  • Outdoor gear for lovely country walks, including sturdy shoes, longer trousers and a waterproof (it is the UK!)
  • Suncream - yes the sun does shine sometimes!
  • Sunglasses and sun hat
  • Insect repellent, medicines, antihistamines
  • Small first aid kit and plasters, be prepared for blisters, bits and burns
  • Kids toys for both the car journey and your destination
  • Phone chargers and head phones
  • Camera
  • Water, drinks and snacks
  • If you are away with your dog, some treats and a water and food bowl.  Supplies of dog food and poop bags.
  • Book or Kindle
  • Wet wipes and tissues, antiseptic hand gel
  • Umbrella
  • Pen and notebook
  • Holiday cottage directions and owners contact number

Happy holidays!

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