In and around South Derbyshire and Leicestershire

A chestnut tree in autumn at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

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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Autumn leaves in front of Belton House, Lincolnshire

Where you can visit 

We’re reopening the places you love in Midlands, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens, parks and houses, especially at busy times such as weekends. See what’s open and ready for you to book this week below.

Calke Abbey, Midlands, autumn pumpkins gourds auricular theatre

October half term in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire 

Now is the time to start looking forward to the half term break. Whether it is spooky goings on, pumpkin crafts, walks in the gardens and parkland or a snack in our tea-rooms and restaurants, there is plenty to choose from in South Derbyshire.

Autumn in the South Derbyshire and Leicestershire

Places to visit

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.


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