Things to do in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire this summer

Explore and enjoy our places in and around South Derbyshire and Leicestershire this summer. There are woodland trails, natural play areas, bug hunts and lots of hints and tips on how to keep young family members occupied during the summer holidays and at weekends.

Bertram's bridge in Ilam Park

Explore on foot this summer at Ilam Park 

Visit the limestone hills this month for walks, picnics, play time and far reaching views.

make a paper flower in  the craft tent

Get Sussed out for Summer at Sudbury 

It can be hard work thinking of things the keep everyone entertained over the long summer holidays. We've made sure we've got a full calendar of crafts, trails and workshops to keep you all busy!

Young girl holding moth

Your summer adventure at Kedleston Hall 

Enjoy a picnic in the grounds and see what wildlife you can spot by the lake. Get adventurous in the den building area and make the most of the summer sun with one of our four walks.

A swing hangs from a tree in the garden at Stoneywell, Leicestershire

The playful family garden 

The gardens are as much a part of the Gimsons' family home as the cottage at Stoneywell.

Squirt's Stable, Calke Abbey, Midlands

Play in Squirt's Stable at Calke Abbey 

Visit Squirt's Stable and take part in a whole range of fun and games that are sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours – whatever the weather!

fun at Calke Explore, Calke Abbey, Midlands

Playful summer days at Calke 

Enter the Garden of Imagination through the secret door or go on a wild adventure in the woods this summer at Calke Abbey.