Get out and about in Derbyshire this summer

A range of exciting countryside events are taking place in Derbyshire this summer.

Derbyshire County Council’s countryside service organises a host of activities that are available throughout the year, with about half of them free.

Councillor Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said: “We are really lucky to have so many interesting places to visit right on our doorstep.

“We want as many people as possible to enjoy them. Why not come along and join in the fun?”

This month’s activities include:

Monday May 27 to Sunday June 2, 11am-3.30pm

This half-term event celebrates National Family Week by encouraging parents to spend time in the fresh air with their kids. Come along to have a go on the trail and track down the clue cards to complete an activity sheet and get a certificate.

Meet: Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre.

Cost: 50p per child. Parking charges apply.

Contact: 01773 719961.

Wednesday May 29, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Join the countryside service as they hit the high (or low) notes and become recycling musicians. Make instruments out of everyday things that are often thrown away.

Meet: Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, off the A61 Tesco roundabout.

Cost: Adults £3, children/concessions £1.50.

Contact: 01246 551035.

You can also find out about events in the latest countryside events booklet which is available from any library, tourist information centre or countryside centre, or at