Come along and try something new with exciting activities suitable for all ages and abilities; get stuck in and enjoy a lively morning with others from the local community
Come dressed as a pirate, (optional), and follow the trail to track down the clue cards, solve the mystery and claim a sweet treat! Find the pirates hiding in the courtyard to earn a certificate!
Dress up as a pirate, (optional), and join in our pirate crafts and activities. Small prize for best dressed pirate.
Join The Vikings of Middle England for a fabulous weekend of combat displays, a living history encampment, authentic recipes, traditional crafts, stalls and activities such as have-a-go at archery and strike you own coin. It promises to be educational, entertaining and extraordinary!
Join the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society for their bug-tastic Insect Show, insect related displays and plant stalls. A guided butterfly walk will also take place (details nearer the time).
Join the Friends of Kirk Hallam Lake and the Countryside Service for this summer festival. The Lakeside Festival highlights the many aspects of the rich wildlife of the site, and also includes other invited organisations with similar aims to help animals, wildlife and the natural world. Stalls and small fair rides too.
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During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc.), so make time for fun with the family in the fresh air. Return to the Visitor Centre to receive a certificate.
The Autumn Footprints Festival offers a great choice of free guided walks and activities over 16 days with something for everyone of all abilities.
LAUNCH AND GUIDED WALK Everyone is welcome to attend the launch of this excellent walking festival, (approximately 30 walks over 16 days), coffee and cake will be on offer. There is a guided park walk after the launch – see the FREE Autumn Footprints programme, available at the visitor centre nearer the festival, for details.