Whats On?

In the living room at West Barn you will find a basket with many leaflets gathered from Tourist Information offices around the district. Please feel free to use these during your stay.

As there are just too many places, events and attractions in the Peak District to list and maintain on this website, we have chosen to provide links to extensive sources of information that are maintained professionally.

Here, we would like to share with you some that we have enjoyed in the past. If you discover anything that you would like to share with us and other guests, please let us know.

Bakewell Market  Every Monday
General & large livestock market

Hodstock Priory Saturday 1st February to Sunday 2nd March
Snowdrop Gardens. Also see Hopton HallRenishaw Hall

Grindleford Gallop March 8th
21-mile organised circular walk or run for the energetic

Easter Extravaganza at Buxton Pavillion Gardens    
18th – 21st April
Entertainment, children’s rides and activities, stalls and lots of family fun.

Easter Egg Hunt at Treak Cliff Cavern       19th & 20th April
Follow the trail underground and you might find a sweet treat.

Easter 1940s Event at Crich Tramway Village     20th & 21st April
Step back in time to experience wartime Britain with vintage costumes, music, trams & vehicles. Take a tram ride, explore the woodland walk & enjoy refreshments in The Red Lion Pub.

Tissington Hall Open Days     21st – 25th April
Explore this historic hall and gardens in the pretty village of Tissington just a few minutes drive from Callow Top.

Peak District Walking Festival      26th April – 11th May
Get your boots on and explore the fabulous Peak District landscape. Lots of walks and events take place throughout the local area some of which need to be booked in advance.

Vintage & Flea Market     27th April
Vintage and retro fashion, accessories & homeware stalls in Ashbourne Town Hall.

Chatsworth Horse Trials     16th – 18th May
3 days of world class, thrilling, equestrian sport in the grounds of the magnificent Chatsworth House.

Beside the Seaside at Crich Tramway Village     24th May – 1st June
The whole village is transformed into a traditional seaside resort complete with beach.

Tissington Well Dressings     29th May – 4th June
In this ancient Derbyshire tradition villagers decorate their wells with pictures made from flowers and natural materials set in clay. Tissington village is particularly famous for it’s beautiful wells all set in the pretty surroundings of the historic hall, houses and church. Well (!) worth a visit.

Well Dressings    May-September.
Villages create displays using flowers. More Information on well dressings..

Ashbourne Arts Festival     20th June – 6th July
Events throughout Ashbourne celebrating art, music, theatre & comedy.

Ashbourne Streetfest     21st & 22nd July
Enjoy this free family festival where the streets of Ashbourne are filled with world class street performers. A brilliant atmosphere! This event is very popular with lots of our guests returning year after year.

Open gardens – A chance to wander around the peak villages and see into hidden gardens, Winster is highly recommended

Ashbourne Highland Gathering     20th July
A little piece of Scotland comes to Ashbourne. Pipe band competition and parade, highland games, family attractions and stalls.

Ashover Classic Car show    Sunday 27th July
Friendly classic car show, normally with 100+ practical classic cars and motorbikes and autojumble.

Bakewell Show     6th & 7th August
One of the oldest agricultural shows in the country. Animal displays, pony club, vintage motorbikes, show ring, horticultural displays, food and trade stalls, family entertainment, beach, village green and much more. Best of all – kids go free!

Ashover Show   Wednesday 13th August
Believed by locals to be the best show Agricultural show.

Ashbourne Show     16th August
Traditional agricutural show run by the Ashbourne Shire Horse Society. Lots of family fun, show ring, trade and food stalls, vintage tractors and mounted games.

Chatsworth Country Fair     29th – 31st August
Set in the grounds of this famous stately home the country fair is a great day out with something for everyone. Grand show ring, equestrian events, trade and food stalls, cookery demonstrations, horticultural and floristy displays, crafts, vintage cars, dog agilty, falconry, shooting & fishing and loads more.

September & October
Matlock Bath Illuminations     9th Sep – 25th October
A mini version of Blackpool. Watch the illuminated boats parade down the river every weekend with firework displays on certain nights.