Whether you are drawn by the bright lights of the town for shopping or to have fun or want to escape to the country for fresh air and exercise, here are some great ideas…
5. Market Hall
Chesterfield prides itself on the number of independent traders in its town centre. You will find several of them gathered under one roof in the Market Hall, offering everything from watch repairs to wool, shoes to sweets, cupcakes to cat food. The Market Hall is open from Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 5pm.
6. Chesterfield Escape Rooms
Crack the codes in Chesterfield Escape Rooms within 60 minutes or you could end up behind bars! Teams of between two and six work their way around the rooms, including The Governor and Crazy Cat Lady, but they must solve the puzzle to get out of each one before tackling the next challenge.
7. Chesterfield Canal
Stroll down from Chesterfield town centre to Brimington Road and look out for the sign that will take you to the canal towpath. Home to a variety of wildlife including swans and mallards, the canal is popular with fishermen while the towpath attracts walkers and cyclists. The canal stretches 46 miles from Chesterfield to the River Trent. Chesterfield Canal Trust has set itself a challenge to restore the remaining nine miles of the waterway by 2027 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the canal opening.
Photo: jason chadwick
8. Revolution House
This historic building in Old Whittington was formerly known as the Cock and Pynot public house where three noblemen plotted to overthrow King James II in 1688. Inside the house you can see 17th Century furniture and a video on the Revolution. Normally open for the summer and at Christmas, admission is free.