2015 calendar highlights

There is so much to do around the Peak District each year … here are some of the Blakelow Farm Holiday Cottages favourites for 2015 …  browse below to find a list of upcoming events to enjoy during your stay or plan your trip around one that excites your interest.

January 7th – 22nd Mar Chatsworth House Peak District Artisan exhibition  – Chatsworth Stable courtyard free entry
31st – 1st Mar Hopton Hall Snowdrop gardens
February 7th Bakewell Showground High Peak Poultry Show
7th – 22nd Chatsworth House Half term at the farmyard & adventure playground
7th – 15th Heights of Abraham Opens daily for half term
March 28th Chatsworth House Chatsworth House re-opens
28th – 30th Apr Chatsworth House Old Master Drawings Cabinet – Conflict in Art exhibition
April 1st – 7th Haddon Hall Easter at Haddon Hall (open Saturday, Sunday and Monday through April)
25th & 26th Bakewell Showground Bakewell Food Festival
May 1st – 30th Sept Haddon Hall Haddon Hall opens daily (closed 30th & 31st May)
15th – 17th Chatsworth House Chatsworth International Horse Trials
June 10th –  26th Aug Chatsworth House Treasures from the archive and library exhibition
19th – 21st Bakewell Showground L’Eroica Britannia – classic bike race and festival
16th – 27th Aug Hopton Hall Summer gardens
27th – 5th Jul Bakewell Well dressings
July 3rd – 5th Thornbridge Hall The Great Peak Weekender – beer festival
4th Bakewell Carnival day
8th – 26th Buxton Buxton Festival Fringe
9th Bolsover Castle BBC Antiques Roadshow
18th & 19th Winster The Secret Gardens of Winster
August 4th Bakewell Showground Equestrian Day at Bakewell Show
5th & 6th Bakewell Showground 185th Bakewell Show
12th Ashover 84th Ashover Country Show – traditional agricultural and horticultural show
15th & 16th Bakewell Showground Bakewell Baking Festival
September 4th – 6th Chatsworth House Chatsworth Country Fair
14th – 25th Oct Chatsworth House Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition – Chatsworth gardens
October  10th & 11th Buxton The Great Peak District Fair and Buxton Beer Festival
November 7th – 3rd Jan 2016 Chatsworth House Christmas at Chatsworth – theme to be announced
12th – 22nd Chatsworth Christmas Market
28th & 29th Bakewell Christmas Weekend and Farmers Market
December 5th – 16th Haddon Hall Dressed for Christmas … decorations befitting this wonderful Medieval Hall

You can see lots more on the Visit Peak District website.

… or, you could always sit back and have a drink on the patio of your holiday cottage!

View from Blakelow Hill

The beautiful view from Blakelow Hill

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