Derbyshire Dales Easter events

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Easter isn’t just about roast lamb and gorging on chocolate – it is also about two weeks off school to explore all that the Dales has to offer.

And there are some of us who really know how to get into the Easter spirit including the children and parents of the Twistin Tots group in Matlock, who took part in a contest to make Easter creations including bonnets, masks and eggs.



And its not just the children getting into the spirit even the local pubs are getting in on it too.

Here are some of the great events the Derbyshire has in-store for you and your family this Easter -

Hall Leys Park farmers market, Matlock: April 19, 10am

Farmers market and Easter egg hunt at Halls Ley Park.

Visit Treehouse Boutique at Matlock Green from 10am

The Barley Mow pub, Bonsall: April 18

Open mic and live music event

The Barley Mow Pub, Bonsall: April 19 – 20

Derby based blues-roots slide duo Mojosa play on Saturday night, then Whisky Bob Shaker performs his looping multi-instrumental set on Sunday night.

The Barley Mow Pub, Bonsall: April 21

MOWFEST festival. Beer and music festivals feature 10 local bands and 20 cask ales and ciders. Please refrain from parking so close to the pub as the bands need space to unload their gear.

Chatsworth House and farmyard: April 12–27

Family friendly activities including Easter egg hunts, face painting, craft making and Eggpress ride. Free with normal admission or book online for free parking.

Brigade Hall and Medway Centre, Bakewell: April 19 – 20, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Bakewell Easter Craft and Gift Fair with lots of seasonal treats and fun activities.

Crich Tramway Village: April 20

An Easter 1940s weekend to give a taste of WW2, including air raid warnings, historic wartime road vehicles and old fashioned policemen. Adult £13, children £8.

Haddon Hall: April 20

Easter egg hunt matching up the items on your quiz sheet and be rewarded with chocolate for your efforts. Face painting in the courtyard too. Normal prices and timings apply.

Kings Court, Bakewell: April 19 – 20, 11am - 3pm

Easter Egg Hunt to win prizes such as handmade golden chocolate eggs and discount vouchers for courtyard shops. £2 per competitor.

Castleton Visitor Centre: April 17, 11am - 4pm

There are two Easter egg trails, one on foot and one via car, that both end at Castleton Visitor Centre for Easter activities and rewards. No need to book. £2 per trail guide.

Birchover Village Hall: April 13, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Crafts, activities, entertainment, refreshments, music and fun. Also the 2014 Carnival Queen and King will be chosen at this free event.

Carsington Water: April 12 – 27

An Easter egg hunt will be held in the grounds of the reservoir.

Carsington Water: April 16

Easter Chicks Extravaganza - Parents and children can come along and borrow some binoculars to find out which birds have made it to Carsington this spring.

Call 01773 881188 to book your spot.

Carsington Water: April 26

Discover Carsington’s Past on a walk with rangers on a gentle four mile walk,

Call 01629 540696 to book your spot.

Dale Road Methodist Church, Darley Dale: April 20, 3pm - 5pm

The Living Easter Trail - Everyone can come and discover the story of Easter Sunday through an interactive trail around the grounds of our Church.

Call David Brown on 01629 732585 for more information.

Send your Easter photographs to news@matlockmercury.co.uk