The summer is finally upon us and it is a great time for family and friends to enjoy the outdoors. Are you ready for an eventful short break away? Well, within the month of June, there are plenty of events within Derbyshire for you to enjoy. Here are some of the events that are waiting for you.
Ashbourne Arts Festival
This exciting festival is the highlight event each year, features from mid-June until July, bringing a crowd of entertainers. This festival of music, theatre, poetry, art, walks and workshops is for all ages, so the whole family can enjoy the festivities, with a fascinating and entertaining two days of international acts.
This exciting mix of entertainment in a rural setting, brings the best performances to the area. Have a look at the acts coming here.
How else can you enjoy a visit to Derbyshire by marvelling at the hundreds of well dressings that are painstakingly created by hand each year from May to September? This inspiring and incredible art form has been kept alive by groups of dedicated volunteers.
Well dressings are unique to the area with more than 80 towns and villages proudly displaying their floral masterpieces next to wells and water features throughout the spring and summer. Teams of villagers create intricate mosaics using natural materials such as leaves, moss, flower petals and even coffee beans. Watching a well dressing being created is an intriguing and relaxing experience.
Belper Steam and Vintage Event
The Belper Steam and Vintage event is held at the beginning of June. The event was first established in 1989 as part of the Belper Festival Fortnight and has grown into a firm establishment as one of the largest in the county.
The event has exhibits and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Enthusiasts will be engrossed in the vintage vehicles, and there are plenty of charity, trade, craft, and jumble stalls to keep everyone happy – including arena events, olde tyme fair, and street entertainers to keep children occupied.
With so much to enjoy this June, come along to Derbyshire with your family and friends, and stay at our award-winning holiday cottages at Offcote Grange and take advantage of our self-catering cottages.