Things To Do

Christmas Markets in the Peak District

The Peak District is a beautiful setting in which to spend the festive season. Get into the spirit of Christmas by visiting one of the many Christmas markets popping up in Peak District towns and villages over the next month. 

You can search a list of all available markets on the Visit Peak District's website here.

Obne of the most-visited markets has got to be Chatsworth House's Christmas Market, running now until 23rd November. The market is free to enter, but cars cost £3 midweek and £10 on weekends. A delightful way to spend the day.

Live seasonal musical entertainment from brass bands to string quartets; Enjoy mulled cider and German beers in our bavarian beer tent; Find the perfect presents for all the family from our wide range of stalls including toiletries, clothes and things for your home; Enjoy delicious food, with gourmet burgers, hotdogs, pancakes, churros, fudge and chocolate and treats galore; See our own stunning ranges of items in the Chatsworth gift, interiors and garden shops, up in the Stables.
— Chatsworth House Website

Summer of Cycling in the Peak District

This Summer surely is a Summer of cycling in the Peak District! With over 100 events and activities throughout April - October 2014, there are plenty of chances to hop on your bike and get involved. We've put together a list a few of our top activities to enjoy here, but you can find the full list on the Summer of Cycling website.


JeJames CycleFest at Sheffield: 17th - 18th May

Taking place this weekend in Ringinglow, there will be something for everyone at the JeJames CycleFest. In their words " Come and demo a new bike from the big manufacturers. Take part in the CycleFest Friendly low mileage sportive on the Sunday or have a go at the Trail Finder MTB orienteering course on the Saturday. There will be a chance for children and adults to learn some new riding skills at various free skills sessions that will run throughout the day." Be sure to bring your bike!


L'Eroica Britannia: 20th - 22nd June

We've mentioned L'Eroica previously and the date is now drawing closer. If you don't feel like cycling, you can simply enjoy the three-day festival that surrounds the tour. You can find out more information on their website here.


Tour de France: 6th July

The Grand Depart starts in Leeds, West Yorkshire on the 5th July and will travel almost 400km before reaching Sheffield late on Sunday afternoon on the 6th July. There will be many wonderful vantage points across the route from which to watch, or you can visit the spectator hub at Manor Park in Glossop


The Buxton Spa Sportive: 27th July

Choose either the long, medium or short route that start and end at the Peak DIstrict town of Buxton. Route lengths range from 68km to 136km. Full route details are available here.


If you'd like to make a weekend of any of these events, we're located in the heart of the Peak District - a great base for attending events. You can book online of call us on 01433 621219.

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