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Ilam Park Summer: Festival of Archaeology

Become an Ilam Archaeologist and get involved over the 2 weeks hunting for history and taking part in our craft events.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

- Pick up a trail sheet to go history hunting across the parkland can you find all the pieces of the puzzle and solve of the mystery of Ilam Park's History? £2 suggested donation. Pick up your sheet from the Welcome Hut any time over the 2 weeks.

-Get creative in the Stables Second Hand Bookshop and do your best colouring in any time over the 2 weeks.

-Make your own Roman Pot Drop into the stable yard on Tuesday 23rd of July to get your hands mucky. Inspired by some of the Roman pottery we've found locally, have a go at making a small hand pot with air drying clay. £3 suggested donation. Drop in 11am - 2pm

-Design your own Viking Shield Drop into the stable yard on Wednesday 31st of July and create something exciting. Vikings settled in Mercia in medieval times and had villages and left remains all over the Peak District. Have a go at designing your own shield to take away to battle! £3 suggested donation. Drop in 11am -2pm


The basics

Booking details

Call 01335 350503


All families welcome.

Meeting point

Activities will run from the stable yard.

What to bring and wear

Dress for the weather, that might mean sunhats or raincoats.


The route to the stable yard is fully accessible.

Contact info

White Peak Estate Office

Upcoming events


Ilam Park Summer: Guided Family Walk - White Peak Wildlife 

Calling all wildlife lovers and nature fans, we have the guided walk just for you!

Event summary

29 Jun 2024
10:00 to 13:00

Ilam Park: Summer: Yoga at Ilam Park 

Join Gavin for guided outdoor yoga classes, connecting with the beautiful landscape and the nature that surrounds Ilam Hall.

Event summary

1 Jul to 29 Aug 2024
17:30 to 18:45
+ 16 other dates or times

Ilam Park Summer: Canihike 

Join us for an exciting new kind of event with your four legged friend!

Event summary

6 Jul 2024
08:00 to 10:00
+ 2 other dates or times

Ilam Park Summer Highlight: Summer of Play: Animalympics 

Start warming up and get ready because this summer Ilam Park will host the Animal Olympics!

Event summary

20 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
09:30 to 16:00
+ 43 other dates or times