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Dates and details for Peak District family events coming up

Dates and details for Peak District family events coming up

The Autumn school term leading up to Christmas can get very busy for families, with pumpkin picking, Halloween events, Bonfire Night, and Christmas. Here you will find all the family event guides to help your plan you days out right through to Twixmas, when really, no one has any idea what day of the week it is, so get those dates in your diary now!

All Peak District Kids guides are kept regularly up-to-date, so do check back later if an event/attraction hasn’t yet announced their dates.

Where to go pumpkin picking?

Pumpkin picking within the Peak District National Park is actually rather limited. Indeed Village Pumpkins in Barlow is really the only option, although this patch is technically one mile outside the National Park boundary between Sheffield and Chesterfield.

If you are based in or around the south of the Peak District, Pumpkin Corner near Ashbourne is your best bet.

Here are our guides to each:

Peak District pumpkin picking



Pumpkin Corner Ashbourne


nr. Ashbourne

Event guides for the Autumn term, Christmas and Twixmas

Peak District October half term

Peak District October half term events guide

From the fireworks and bonfire at Chatsworth and Eyam and the stunning displays of Matlock Bath Illuminations, to pumpkin picking and Halloween trails, there is a lot going on in an around the Peak District October half term 2023, and we’ve rounded up all the events right here for you.

Fireworks and Chatsworth

Peak District Bonfire Night and Fireworks events

Grab your wellies, woolly hat and gloves, and glow sticks, and remember, remember the 5th of November! Here are the details of Bonfire Night and Firework events in and around the Peak District this year. 

Christmas at Chatsworth

Peak District Christmas Events guide 2023

Details of all Christmas events taking place in and around the Peak District from Christmas markets and trails, to festive shows and experiences.


Where to meet Santa in the Peak District

If you specifically want to book at time slot to check in with the Big FC this Christmas then this is the guide for you. We have compiled all the places in the Peak District to meet Santa in 2023.

Snow in the Peak District in January

Twixmas in the Peak District

Wondering what’s on in the Peak District during that awkward time between Christmas and New Year? You may have no idea what day it actually is and still feel stuffed from Christmas, but this guide is all you need to get the family out and about in the National Park over the Twixmas period. Plus, if your kid(s) is not back to school until the 8/9th January, there are still some activities running.

A note for event organisers

If there is an local, family event taking place that is not included, please email us. It is free for all local events to be included in the guides. However, only those events that are within the Peak District National Park, or very close (such as Matlock, Ashbourne or Buxton), can be included (this does not include Chesterfield, Leek, Manchester or Sheffield). Also, this is only for events, not regular classes.