A quiet and restful stay .... with.....
... A special place for pre Christmas get-togethers with family and friends ... without 'all' the 'razz'
For Christmas and New Year the barns will be decorated and will include a decorated homegrown Christmas tree from the farm, homemade mince pies on arrival, and initial basket of logs for a cosy log fire.
Here is just a taster of some of the Seasonal 2015 events happening ..... decide what you would like to do with your family and friends, book your accommodation dates with us and enjoy your stay...... or click on the 2 'event links' above to see so much more!
(2016 dates will be updated when they become available - but at least this gives you a little taster of some of the lovely things happening in this Peak District area over the festive season)
Although we have tried to be accurate - please just check dates/times/all details with event organiser first.........
Christmas at Chatsworth House 5th Nov 201 - 1 Jan 2017 (closed 24-26 December and 1 January)
Step into an enchanting winter wonderland this festive season witht the time-honoured classic, ‘The Nutcracker’. Join Clara's adventures as she is swept away by her Nutcracker Prince...
Plus, explore the magic of The Nutcracker at Chatsworth on selected evenings for the month before Christmas, as we open the house until 8pm on Thursdays and Fridays from 24 November until 16 December. (Last entry at 7pm)
Evening Nativities in the Farmyard - 3, 10, 17 Dec 2016
Bring the whole family along to our famous farmyard nativity plays, starring our own farm animals. Children can dress up as
Starring their own farm animals. Children can also participate on a first come, first served basis. Mary and Joseph arrive with the donkey, the shepherds watch their sheep. Kings arrive bearing gifts and angels spread their wings - all in our heated Oak Barn.
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 11.30am and 2.15pm
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 - throughout the day
*Please note that Chatsworth is closed 24, 25, 26 December 2015 and 1 January 2016
**Tickets bookable on the day £3 in addition to farmyard entry. Children aged 2 and under free of charge.
Christmas Market 12-30 Nov 2016
Join in the festive spirit this November
With over 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations, crafts, homeware, seasonal produce, toiletries and clothing - find the perfect presents for all the family. Also see the range of items in the Chatsworth gift, interiors and garden shops, up in the stables.
Enjoy delicious food on the day and to take home, with gourmet burgers and hotdogs, hot pork rolls, pancakes, churros, fudge, chocolate and treats galore. Enjoy mulled cider and German beers at one of our outdoor bars. Live seasonal musical entertainment.
NB - in previous years if you would like to combine your visit to the Christmas market with a visit to the house they will be operating a timed ticketing system in order to reduce queuing times. Please ensure you book Christmas at Chatsworth ticket online in advance to secure a selected entry time.
Christmas Wreath Making - 6 & 7 Dec 2016
An informal session where Chatsworth's garden team show you how to make a decorative festive wreath from our own Chatsworth foliage, cones and berries. The wreath is yours to take home at the end of the day. A great way to get you in the festive mood.
Floral Demonstrations - 19& 10 Dec 2016
In this festive demonstration Jonathan Moseley will share tips and techniques required to adorn your homes lavishly for the holiday season. Find out how to make a wonderfully nostalgic table centre with rich berries, traditional evergreens and rich burgundy flowers, a fabulous wreath for the door plus a series of other inspirational arrangements.
Gourmet Christmas Evenings - Twilight Evening with dinner - 26 Nov & 17 Dec 2016
6 Course meal/Dress is evening wear - Enjoy an elegant and festive evening this Christmas at Chatsworth. Begin with a champagne reception in the Painted Hall and journey through the scenes of The Nutcracker during an exclusive look into Christmas at Chatsworth. Follow your visit to the house with a candlelit dinner in the Cavendish restaurant situated in the 18th century stables.
Haddon Hall 2016
3 - 17 December - Music at Haddon Hall
3 December - Doncaster Waites
4 December - Gloriana
7 - 13 December - Christmas Candlelight Tours
10 December - Doncaster Waites
11 December - Burbage Bell Ringers
14 December - Talks in the Parlour
CHURNET VALLEY STEAM RAILWAY Santa and Steam dates:-
3,4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17,18, 21, 22, 23 December 2016
Enjoy this traditional Victorian Christmas. Sit back and enjoy everyone's seasonal favourite, the Santa and steam specials through Staffordshire's beautiful Churnet Valley or 'little Switzerland'.
As Santa strolls through the train bearing wonderful gifts for each little boy and girl mums, dads, grandmas and grandpas can relax and
enjoy a mince pie and a glass of sherry in garland filled coaches which will delight all.
Begin your journey from our splendid stations at either Kingsley and Froghall or Cheddleton with festive atmosphere, period attractions, music and merriment, souvenirs and curio's.
BIDDULPH GRANGE GARDENS (NATIONAL TRUST)
Wreath Making - 7, 8 & 9 December 2016
Annual wreath making workshop to create a fabulous item to adorn your home! Join the gardening team to create a wreath made from hollies, berries and foliage from the garden. All materials are included as well as a light lunch and hot drink in the tea room.
Breakfast with Father Christmas
Dates: 7, 10,11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 December
Enjoy your breakfast in the tea-room, decorate a festive biscuit, get a glimpse of Father Christmas before visiting him in front of the log fire to tell him your wish list and receive an early Christmas gift.
THE PAVILION GARDENS 2016 at Buxton - Open daily 9.30 - 5pm (except Christmas Day)
Festive Shopping Events - FREE EVENTS:-
5 Nov - Saturday Bazzar
12 Nov - Saturday Bazzar
18 Nov - Grand Bazar and Buxton Christmas Lights Switch On
19 & 20- Nov - Artists and Designers Fairs
26 Nov - Indoor Dickensian Market
1 Dec - Christmas Farmer's Market
3 & 4 Dec - Antique and Collectors Fair
10 Dec - Christmas Fair
18 November 2016
Thousands of families enjoy this festive extravaganza each year in Leek.
The celebration for this year's Christmas Lights Switch on tonight with a Santa on his Sleigh leading a parade down Derby Street. Joining the parade will be local school children and their families, local dignitaries, dance groups and bands.
The Festive season starts in Leek with the switch on of the town’s Christmas lights. Activities begin with a lantern parade from Moorlands House, Stockwell Street at 7.00pm, which will again be led by Santa and the very loveable real live reindeer, which were such a hit with the community.
Moorlands Radio will start entertaining the crowd from 5.00pm. The John Collins’ funfair will be on High Street car park, the Salvation Army Band will be playing Carols live music will be on stage after the lights are switched on.
Stallholders will be selling delicious locally made food products and unique Christmas gifts at the very popular Totally Locally and Indoor Butter markets and the town centre shops and cafes will be open until late. Community and charity organisations will also be raising money for good causes in Derby Street.
20 December 2016
Take a step back in time and enjoy celebrating a traditional Christmas by visiting Leek's Dickensian Christmas Market and Victorian themed boutique shops, all in the heart of the beautiful Staffordshire Peak District.
Experience a great family event as Leek's traditional shops go Victorian, accompanied by a Dickensian Market which will include Fine Food stalls, cooking demonstrations, Artisan, Antique and Collectables, all with traditional street entertainers, Christmas lights and live music.
Local lady providing willow courses and events - if you want to come and stay in the cottages for a pre-Chrismas girly get-together or with family and there is a group of you contact Rachael to see if she can arrange a 1/2 day or full day group workshop just for you! - Great idea for our 'craft' gentle hen do's! - and you will make something personal for each other or the special bride to take home with memories!
23 & 27 November, 9 December 2016 Christmas Willow, Wreaths and Stars
Make a variety of Christmas items from wreaths, stars, christmas tree wall decorations and hearts
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MARCH OFFER! MOTHERS DAY SPECIALS 2017
Treat Mum in March - she is worth it!
For any remaining March breaks we will include cream tea on arrival - so you can just arrive and treat mum - you'll just need to put the kettle on for her! (Please request when booking).
Enjoy the SNOWDROP SEASON DURING FEBRUARY into MARCH -
3 SPECTACULAR SNOWDROP WALKS nearby
In the month of February the first signs of spring can be enjoyed with the lengthening days and spectacular walks in the area.
We are fortunate to be centrally located between 3 nationally renowned areas in this country for magnificent snowdrops displays that are within easy reach and offer some of the most lovely walks that you can do in this area.
For Weekend, Midweek or week breaks
Various MIDWEEK BREAKS available - Not tied to school hols or working week? - Checkout our excellent midweek break rates (with 4 nights for the price of 3)
SPRING BREAKS - Get together with family and friends in this lovely part of the Peak District ..... and explore....
check our live availability calendar
- We can accommodate week breaks, weekend breaks and midweek breaks.
- There really is so much to see and do in this lovely area to keep all the family entertained - see our 'out and about' page
We are 'Lambing Live' from the end of February/March and Aprill!
Hopefully lots of lovely lambs skipping round for our guests to enjoy in MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE - come and meet the flock and the new arrivals - very welcome to try your hand at bottle feeding!!
Many of you have already met 'Evie & her flock' - dont forget if you can't make it this year you can keep upto date with what's happening on her Facebook page 'Evie's flock at Troutsdale Farm'
New for 2017! RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
7-11 June 2017
For the first time in more than a decade, the RHS Royal Horticultural Society) is embarking on a new show locally "with a style and content unlike any of its existing events" with "cutting edge design in the heart of Derbyshire"
Chatsworth is just a lovely 40 minutes drive over stunning Peak District countryside from our cottages - so be sure to to book your tickets during your stay with us, or find out more here
From 2014 to 2018 ... Peak District communities and attractions are staging events, exhibitions and talks to commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First
World War and the Second World War.
Visit the Peak District area and join in this global commemoration. See more....
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CHECK OUT THE LOVELY LOCAL COUNTRYSIDE HERE IN THIS VIDEO... (can be enlarged once you start to play)
Harvesting Video at Troutsdale Farm ...