Thursday, August 13
Outdoors. Wild Wood Experience - a day of woodland magic, threading through the woods of Longshaw, from midday to 4pm. Guided by a map and markers, track down the activities and challenges, try new woodland skills, join in campfire sessions and take home your own creations. Build dens, go pole-lathing, make nettle string, learn how to give nature a home and complete fun and tricky outdoor challenges. Admission £5. Contact 01433 637904 or email: jenny email@example.com
Workshop. Lavender crafts workshop at Haddon Hall from 10am to 3pm, using plants picked from the Haddon garden. Learn how to creat lavender wands and fans. Admission £45 per person, inclusive of materials and lunch. Book online at www.haddonhall.co.uk or call the estate office on 01629 810912.
Film. Shaun the Sheep Movie (U) at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 2.30pm. Tickets £4. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
Storytelling. Join the Yarnsmith of Norwich storyteller at Haddon Hall who will be performing at intervals throughout the day. Normal hall admission prices apply.
Music. 10cc play their album Sheet Music in its entirety at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £29.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
Heritage walk. Free volunteer-guided tours of Eyam and surrounding countryside. Find out more about the local history and enjoy spectacular views. Walks approximately three miles around the village and hills. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11am to 1pm and 2pm-4pm. For more information call 01433 639565.
Well dressing. Great Hucklow well dressings on the green and at Dirty Lane are on show from today. The blessing service is at 7pm in the stables of Sycamore House on Main Road, Great Hucklow. The well dressings will be on display until Monday, August 17.
Theatre. The Secret Garden will be performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company in the grounds of Bolsover Castle at 7pm. Gates open at 6pm, bring your own rug and low-backed seating. Advance tickets £13 (adult), £11 (concessions/child), on door £15 (adult), £13 (concessions/child). Tickets and information from English Heritage booking line on 0370 333 1181 or Bolsover Castle on 01246 822844 or See Tickets, contact 0871 2200260 or www.seetickets.com
Theatre. David Copperfield will be performed by Denys Edwards Players at Sheffield Crucible Studio Theatre at 7.15pm. Tickets £13. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Friday, August 14
Soiree. Bakewell Baking Festival kicks off with a vintage soiree featuring catwalk parade of 1940s and 1950s dresses and period music played on shellac records. The event takes place at Bakewell Showground at 7pm. Tickets £20. Proceeds to Helen’s Trust.
Music. Stumble Brothers play at Matlock Conservative Club.
Heritage. Guided tours of historic Renishaw Hall every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during August, 1pm to 2.30pm. Adults £12.75, concessions £11.75, children £8. To book, call 01246 432310.
Saturday, August 15
Festival. Bakewell Baking Festival featuring appearances from Nigel Brown, Tom Herbert, Iain Watters, Howard Middleton and Welbeck Bakehouse, from 10am to 6pm. For tickets contact www.bakewellbakingfestival.co.uk
Outdoors. Make a home for a wild animal in a workshop at Eyam Hall, Saturday or Sunday, 11am to 3pm. £3 plus normal admission charges, call 01433 639565 for more details.
Family. Family Orienteering Competition at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 10am to 11.30am. Entry £5 per team, maximum family team size of four. Contact: www.outdoorgenius.co.uk
Walk. Ten-mile Ranger-led walk from Ladybower over moorland onto Derwent Edge and Bradford Dale. Meet Cutthroat bridge layby. Walk from 11am to 5pm. Booking essential, contact 01629 816211.
Carnival. Barlow Carnival Day launches with a parade from Springfield Road to the recreation ground, with floats, bands and fancy dress. Activities on the recreation ground will include maypole dancing, cream teas, balloon race, classic cars and stalls. Admission £1. The fun runs from midday to 5pm, Contact 0114 2891193 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre. David Copperfield will be performed by Denys Edwards Players at Sheffield Crucible Studio Theatre at 2.15pm and 7.15pm. Tickets £13. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Music. Slade UK play at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.
Dance. Steve provides the music for dancing at Edgefold Club, Matlock.
Comedy. Barbara Nice, Wes Zaharuk and Mark Palmer perform at Bakewell Showground at 7.30pm. Advance tickets £7.50 available from the website, www.bakewellbakingfestival.co.uk or available on the door at £8.
Song. The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £20-£23. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
Music. Thunderbird 4 play 60s music at The Grouse, Longshaw.
Sunday, August 16
Festival. Stacie Stewart, Edd Kimber and Ms Marmite Lover will be giving demonstrations at Bakewell Baking Festival at Bakewell Showground from 10am to 5pm. Other attractions include a Mr Darcy custard pie fight, Matlock Brass Band, vintage cars, vintage games and book signings. For ticket prices, contact www.bakewellbakingfestival.co.uk
Wildlife. Is it real? Come and find out by meeting Mambo, a Gorilla Beringei on a temporary residential at Matlock Farm Park. Learn about his natural habitat, diet, physical features and behaviour. Park opens 10am to 4.30pm. Adults £7, children £6, families £24.50. For information call 01246 590200.
Children. Room on the Broom at Buxton Opera House at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Suitable for children 3 years and upwards. Tickets £14. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
Song. Shaun Byrne sings pop, rock and country at the Old Poets Corner, Ashover.
Monday, August 17
Children. Room on the Broom at Buxton Opera House at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Suitable for children three years and upwards. Tickets £14. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
Heritage. Discovery week starts at Crich Tramway Museum, with events bringing the history and science of trams to life. for all ages. Expect costumed interpretations, the Great Tram Race, behind the scenes tales and tours, craft activities, demonstrations and experiments. Open daily 10am to 5.30pm, adults £14, children £8, families £37. See www.tramway.co.uk
Tuesday, August 18
Tram rides. Horse-drawn tram rides aboard an 1874 vehicle at Crich Tramway Museum from 10.30am to 5pm. Admission is £14 (adult), £11 (senior), £8 (child), family £37. See www.tramway.co.uk for more information.
Wednesday, August 19
Orienteering. Try orienteering on Longshaw estate. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and strong shoes. The walk is from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Meet at the Tea Rooms. Admission £3. To find out more, contact 01433 631757, email: email@example.com or visit: www. nationaltrust.org.uk/longshaw
Walk. Five-mile walk in Biggin Dale, Wolfscote Dale and Beresford Dale; including map reading, investigating a lead mine, looking at wildlife and trees. Activities for children aged 8+. Walk from 10.30am to 4pm. Meet at duck pond at Hartington village centre . Donations to walk leader. Contact 01629 816211, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/rangerwalks
Dance. Eric provides the music for dancing at Edgefold Club, Matlock.
Outdoors. Wild Family Funday at Hardwick Hall with activities including bug hunts, wild crafts, kite making and den building. Meet at Stableyard, 11am to 4pm, all activities £1, normal admission charges apply. Call 01246 850430 for more details.