Always popular are the open days at Leawood Pumphouse and Middleton Top Engine House on the High Peak trail. Night sky explorations, park runs, canal trips, themed picnics and cycle hire are just some of the other attractions along with on site cafés and gift shops. Any event charges are always very modest to help keep things affordable.
And on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2022 it's the 21st Derbyshire Woodland Festival – our popular weekend at Elvaston Castle Country Park which celebrates traditional and contemporary woodland crafts and activities and entertainment for the whole family. Visitors can watch demonstrators and performers showcase their skills or perhaps have a go themselves. There'll be storytelling, art, woodcarving, unique gifts, delicious food, lots of stalls and much more besides all in a beautiful setting.
Alongside events, walking, picnicking, cycling, canal trips, horse riding and fishing are amongst other possible ways to enjoy the countryside sites.
View and download the countryside destinations and events brochure.