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.

Places to visit

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Deck chairs in Calke garden, Calke Abbey, National Trust, Midlands

Picnics in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire 

Make the most of the summer with a picnic outside. Choose from a range of beautiful, cherished places.

summer gardens in bloom, Calke Abbey, Midlands

Summer colour in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire 

Bright and scented gardens are in their prime across South Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Family enjoying a picnic in the grounds at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

Things to do in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire this summer 

Woodland trails, natural play and lots of hints and tips on how to keep young family members busy and having fun this summer. Explore the activities at our places to start your list of things to do.

Places to visit

Walk through the wild garlic at Ilam Park

What's on in Derbyshire  

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

Walkers standing with volunteer walk leader

Volunteering in Derbyshire 

Find out what amazing places and amazing people await with all sorts of volunteering opportunities across Derbyshire.

Visit Midlands

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