Visiting Derbyshire & the Peak District this Winter


Whether you’re looking for spooky Halloween events or festive fun, enjoy the full range of everything the area has to offer this winter. You can see a list of great attractions in the local area here, our recommendations for outdoorsy holidays here, and details on pretty Derbyshire towns and villages here.

Halloween Trail at Carsington Water
Saturday 28th October – Sunday 5th November 2023, 10am-3pm.
Collect Willow the Witch’s spooky trail sheet from the Visitor Centre for just £3. Follow her magical clues hidden in the Halloween scenes & let the adventures begin. Prizes to be won and don’t be scared to wear your spookiest Halloween costume on the journey around the lake!
Frightful Folklore Trail at Ilam Park
Saturday 28th October – Sunday 5th November 2023, 10:30am – 2:30pm.
Collect your trail sheet from the second-hand bookshop for £2 and explore the frightful folklore trail at Ilam Park this October half term. Get ready for the spooky stories, local legends and terrible tales!

The Palace of Advent at Chatsworth

The iconic set of Pride and Prejudice is kicking off the festive season on the 4th November, as Chatsworth House is being turned into the “Palace of Advent”. The popular Christmas Market will also be back this year, so book your tickets through the link above.


Carsington Water are offering a 3-Course Christmas Lunch in the Mainsail restaurant, every day from 20th November to 23rd December. You can also book in for a Christmas wreath making workshop on the 2nd and 7th December – see details here.

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