In and around South Derbyshire and Leicestershire

Historic houses, arts and crafts cottages and the spectacular southern Peak District make up this varied part of the Midlands.

Calke Abbey, Midlands, candle-lit church at Christmas

Christmas at Calke Abbey

Experience a unique Christmas at Calke Abbey – the country house in decline.

Christmas tree sales at Ilam Park and Longshaw
Girl admiring a Christmas tree

Christmas at Sudbury Hall 

An enchanted Christmas awaits at Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood as we draw inspiration from much-loved fairytales.

Father Christmas with a young girl

Christmas at Kedleston 

Christmas comes to Kedleston in style. There's lots happening in the run up to the festive season and plenty to help celebrate with traditions old and new.

Christmas bauble on a tree

Christmas tree sales 

Pick up a sustainably sourced Christmas tree whilst enjoying a festive day out at Kedleston Hall or Ilam Park this December.

Couple admiring a Christmas tree

What's on in Derbyshire  

There are lots of exciting activities and events happening for you to experience.

A close-up photograph of a pair of wellies standing on frosty grass

Walking in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire

Pull on your walking books and discover the beautiful landscapes in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Places to visit

Visit Midlands

Situated in the heart of England, the Midlands offers a huge variety of landscapes and places to enjoy and explore.