What’s On: Easter 2015

What’s on near Lickpenny at Easter 2015

daffodil easter activitesWe’ve complied a small list of what’s going on in the area this Easter.

Please let us know if you know of anything else.


Date What’s On
28th March – 12th April Easter Time at Matlock Farm Park
Matlock Farm Park, 3.8 miles away
On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, we will have our yearly Easter Egg Hunt, as well as Easter Crafts and games in the marquee. Easter also marks the start of the season of bottle-feeding of lambs, which will need some kind friends to help feed them daily with a bottle and, of course, a cuddle. Chicks and bunnies will also be available to pet. There will be the return of our hugely popular daily sheep racing, as well as ferret racing, meerkat talks and our Wallaby Encounters.
28th March – 12th April Easter at Chatsworth
Chatsworth House, 12.5 miles away
Easter egg trails, spring activities, Easter bunny surprise appearances over Easter weekend, new hatched chicks in the farmyard – plenty to do!
30th March – 10th April Easter Activities at Queens Park Sports Centre
Chesterfield, 8.9 miles away
Activities include: Make your own egg, trampolining & open tumbling, water rave, arts & crafts and plenty of sports.
1st April XPlorer Challenge
Whitworth Park, Darley Dale, 5.6 miles away
Xplorer events attract a wide age range of participants, from children in pushchairs to great grandparents, all using a map to find plaques hidden around the parks. They will have treats for those attending in Easter fancy dress.
1st – 7th April Easter at Haddon Hall
Haddon Hall, 10.3 miles away
Haddon Hall will be joining in the Easter celebrations during our first days of the 2015 season.
Why not join in with the family activities on Sunday 5th April, wear your Easter bonnet (and if you’re under 16 years you’ll get in for free).
Can you Pin-the-Pom-Pom on the bunny rabbit? How are you at Egg & Spoon races?
2nd April Easter Activities at the Arc Leisure Centre
Arc Leisure Centre, 3.6 miles away
Includes Balanceability, Ghost Ship Inflatable and a Trampoline Taster class. Please go to website for times, ages and prices.
3rd April Splash Out Mats & Balls at the Arc Leisure Centre
Arc Leisure Centre, 3.6 miles away
Splash Out Mats and Balls. Time: 0930-1100. Age: All Welcome. Cost: £3.65 Adult, £2.45 Child
3rd & 4th April Chesterfield Market
Chesterfield, 9.5 miles away
Chesterfield Market is one of the largest open air markets in England and has been trading for over 800 years. It boasts fresh seasonal produce, friendly market traders and value for money goods in a bustling market atmosphere. Every Fri, Sat & Mon.
3rd – 6th April Arkwright the Duck’s Easter Trail
Cromford Mills, 4.4 miles away
Discover the different places where Arkwright the Duck is hiding around Cromford Mills, solve the puzzle and you could win a small prize. Entry forms are available from Reception. 10 – 4, £1 entry.
3rd – 6th April Easter Adventure Quest
Bolsover Castle, 15 miles away
Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! You’ll meet characters from the past with stories of times gone by – maybe a king, a butler, a Roman centurion or even a monk. These honourable folk will be happy to help you on your quest as you explore Bolsover Castle and crack the clues. Rise to the challenge and win your chocolate reward. It’s time to get hands-on with history. 11 – 5, £1 per child on top of entry fee of castle.
3rd – 6th April Easter Weekend at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, 6.7 miles away
Enjoy a day out on the train and join in our Easter Egg hunt!
We have heritage trains and an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, Sunday at Monday as well as Party Workshops Family Circus at Wirksworth Station. See website for prices.
4th – 6th April Georgian Curiosity Show
Cromford Mills, 4.4 miles away
Over the Easter weekend The Georgian Group will be bringing history to life at Cromford Mills. Come along and discover original and reproduction curiosities from the 18th century. 11 – 4, free entry.
5th April Carsington XPlorer
Carsington Water, 10.4 miles away
New for 2015 Xplorer Orienteering events will be set out for all the family to enjoy.
5th April Peak Easter Fun Day
Peak Village, Rowsley, 3.6 miles away
Balloon modelling, egg hunt and Easter crafts. 11:00 – 16:00, free entry.
5th April Wessington Village Easter Egg Hunt
Horse & Jockey, Wessington, 2.6 miles away
Treasure hunt on the green and activities in the pub which includes painting so bring apron. £1 per child. Starts 12:30.
5th – 6th April Easter Eggstravaganza at Gullivers
Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath, 6 miles away
You can enjoy a massive selection of rides, shows and attractions across our theme parks. Look out for some fantastic Easter themed competitions. The Gulliver’s team will be hosting activities on park throughout this two-day event. You will even have the chance to meet the Easter Bunny.