The magic of Christmas
Derbyshire Life|November 2020
The magic of Christmas
Ideas for days out, gifts and where to find local produce in Derbyshire this festive season
Nathan Fearn


1 CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH Christmas at Chatsworth just sounds magical, doesn’t it? Take in the festive season in the grandeur of Chatsworth House, where no expense will be spared in creating a Christmas to remember for all the family from November 7. Details at

2 A FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS TREES, CHESTERFIELD What’s Christmas without Christmas trees? With Chesterfield’s famous Crooked Spire the focal point, more than 80 fully-decorated Christmas trees will be on display to get the family well and truly into the festive spirit from November 14. Free, with donations to the church gratefully received. Details at

3 CHRISTMAS GREAT RIDGE GUIDED WALK, CASTLETON Christmas and walking definitely go hand in hand. This popular six-mile yomp, led by a professional guide, begins at Castleton and follows an easy route to the stunning Mam Tor. Walks begin on November 21 and continue on select days up to and including December 20. Details at

4 CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING AT CROMFORD MILLS If you’re into your arts and crafts and want the satisfaction of having your very own homemade Christmas wreath hung proudly on your front door, this one is for you – all with a lovely ambiance of background festive music and refreshments provided. Details at uk/events.

5 ELF TRAIL AT SHIPLEY COUNTRY PARK At just £1 per child, Shipley Country Park’s visitor center, near Heanor, is the place to be for family fun this Christmas. There will be plenty of self-related activities on offer, including a Christmas-themed trail to follow and an elf activity sheet to complete. Details at


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November 2020