Craft Workshops in the Peak District

Learn to mosaic, weave, make jewellery, or even bind books with Zantium Studios near Wirksworth! You can choose a course that suits you, whether you’re a beginner looking to try something new for a day, or an intermediate crafter looking for a more substantial set of classes to take your skills to the next level. Lunch is included in your course fee and they also serve delicious homemade cake in the afternoon! Their little garden at the back of the studio is a great place to relax between sessions. With great reviews from visitors raving about the studio’s calm and inspiring environment, this is the perfect place to get creative.

Where can I find creative courses in the Peak District?

Zantium Studios run a wide range of great courses and even offers accommodation.

You can also book one of their cottages next door or the counting-house just a mile away in the village, to stay in during your creative course. These can be booked independently or with your course. Wirthsworth’s StarDisc is also just a short walk up the hill so why not give it a visit while you’re there and take in the stunning views?

  • Course fees range from £110 (for one day) to £475 (for five days)
  • Deposit included booking your place
  • Lunch is included in the price
  • Free teas, coffee and baking are served all-day

Things to do near The Peak District

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Stargaze at Wirksworth’s StarDisc

This incredible one-of-a-kind installation is its own modern stone henge, designed by Aidan Shingler and carved into black granite! The star chart reflects the night sky of the northern hemisphere, showing the different constellations and illuminated ...
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Caving in Derbyshire

Have you ever wanted to explore some caves? with Outdoor Activities Derbyshire you can do just that! Caving in Derbyshire is an excellent all-year-round outdoor adventurous activity. Whatever the weather there is a cave to suit ...
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Climbing, Canoeing, Caving and more with Acclimbatize in the Peak District

If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure in the Peak District, but you’re not sure where to start, we have the perfect activity for your stack… At Acclimbatize, make the most of your time in the ...
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Rock Climbing in The Peak District

Ready to climb some of the most iconic and striking rocks in the world? The dramatic landscape of the Peak District lends itself well to adventurous spirits and scaling its cliff sides is the perfect way ...
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Theme Park near the Peak District

Enjoy adrenaline-fueled adventures all with spectacular views thanks to the impressive hillside setting. Climb high above the Crows Nest Quest or take a ride on the log flume, 300ft above Derwent Valley, That’s not all that ...
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Heights of Abraham Park in Derbyshire

Are you looking for something fun to do in Derbyshire? How about a trip down to the Heights of Abraham Park, set in 60 acres of woodland! The park has an abundance of fun activities for ...
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The Great British Car Journey

Featuring over 100 carefully selected Classic Cars ranging over the past 100 years this fabulous collection of automobiles is perfect for anyone looking for a bit of nostalgia for when British cars ruled the roads. With ...
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Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire

Take a step back in time and experience the brilliant Crich Village Tramway. With beautiful restored trams to take you around the village even the travelling is part of the experience. With lots of exhibits, buildings, ...
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Kayaking in the Peak District

Have you ever wanted to go kayaking but never had the chance? Kayaking is one of the best ways to experience the great outdoors. Feel at one with the water as you navigate a distance of ...
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Canoeing in Derbyshire

Are you looking for a new outdoor activity to do with your family in Derbyshire Peak District ? How about canoeing take on the daring waters whilst seeing the scenery from all around, Peaks and paddles ...
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Outdoor Activities Centre in The Peak District

Dukes Barn is a an outdoor activities centre with a primary focus on making children the outdoors accessible to children with special needs. They describe themselves as an outdoor classroom where people can learn to overcome ...
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Introductory Caving Course in the Peak District

Discover the subterranean world beneath the peak district and get to grips with caving with Dolomite Training! This introductory caving course will take you through the basics of caving, what equipment you need and how to ...
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What's on in The Peak District

Members Swim 10.00am - 1045am

12 - 25 August, 2022
Members swim only 10.00am - 10.45am Over 18's only

Members Swim 11.00am - 1145am

12 - 25 August, 2022
Members swim only 11.00am - 11.45am Over 18's only

Pay As You Go Spooky Swim 19.00 - 19.30pm

12 - 25 August, 2022
Lido Swimming pool 19.00 - 19.30pm Over 18s Only

Members Swim 20.00 - 20.45pm

12 - 12 August, 2022
Members swim only 20.00 - 20.45pm Over 18's only

Pay As You Go 20.00 - 20.45pm

12 - 12 August, 2022
Lido Swimming pool 20.00 - 20.45pm Over 18's Only  Please note no change rooms or towels provided

Bush Gothic

14 - 14 August, 2022
Rattled by the bones of felons and steeped in campfire smoke, this outstanding Australian band performs riveting folk from the era of criminal women and convict men, of treachery and transportation. They tell Gothic tales of desperate people from an era of adventure and gold. Their music is a haunting marriage between darker, stranger folksongs of colonial Australia, evocative vocals and beautiful, at times foot-stomping music with a wry, antipodean twist. The band are from Melbourne and have a foot in the future as well as the past. They have had a slew of sold out concerts and 5-star reviews. The Guardian described fiddle-singer and band leader Jenny M Thomas as an ‘edgy rising folk star’

The Cycling Poet - Caroline Burrows

21 - 21 August, 2022
Join poet, writer and cyclist Caroline Burrows (VerseCycle) for an evening of poetry - you can add food to your evening too, just see below for details! Turning Pedals into Poems is Caroline Burrows’ one-woman poetry show, which she is touring sustainably by bike during August and September 2022, starting in Bristol, travelling via rural locations and cities, over the Peak District and the Pennines, up to Berwick-Upon-Tweed, and a bit beyond. FOOD: You can choose to add Beef- or Bean-Chilli and Nachos with all the toppings, by selecting the relevant ticket option. We're looking forward to having a fun evening with you in Restoration Cafe! More about Caroline: Caroline’s poetry has featured on BBC Radio 4, been printed in BBC Sky at Night Magazine, shown at the Sheffield Adventure and Kendal Mountain Film Festivals and been shortlisted for the Sustainability First Art Prize. Her short stories have been published in The National Flash Fiction Anthology, The Charles Causley Trust, and The Lancaster One Minute Monologues. She has also written articles for several publishers including Cycling UK and Adventure Cyclist magazines. Join us for an hour of poems on themes ranging from her adventures by bike; from moongazing and observations on the Sun, along with others about trying to be more environmentally friendly, mental health, love, social commentary, and trees. Audience feedback on Turning Pedals into Poems: 'Poems that engage and entertain, stimulate and surprise: from storms and struggles to the stars and back.' “Caroline's poetry and delivery are both enchanting and emotive.” And venues have said: ‘“Refreshingly different, warm and engaging - highly recommended.” TK. Event Host, Exeter Phoenix “Caroline was great, lots of fun stories all entwined with amazing poetry.” MK. John Wood’s, Bristol Listen to Caroline in BBC Radio 4’s programme Sketches. Watch Caroline in The Bristol Bike Bard, a documentary by DMTwo Media. Read about some of Caroline’s previous cycling adventures here.

Cromford Creative Business Breakfast Network Meeting

24 - 24 August, 2022
Come and join us for general networking and what promises to be an interesting and thought provoking talk by Mike Walton, Mind Coach at Fix your Mind. The title and synopsis is as follows: The Unconscious Mind. How our unconscious filters determine our behaviour and results, both personally and professionally. Tea, coffee and pastries provided.