Things to do in East Midlands
Steam & Miniature Railways
NOTTINGHAM EAST MIDLANDS MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION
Harvey Hadden Sports Complex, Bilborough Park, Nottingham, NG8 4PB
One of the premier and largest model railway events in the UK, staged each year, over the third weekend in March, by the Nottingham (Bulwell) Model Railway Society, at Nottingham's Harvey Hadden Sports Complex. The exhibition has earned a reput
Stately Homes & Gardens
Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 1LE
With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century.
Castles & Historic Monuments
Sleaford Road, Tattershall, Lincoln, LN4 4LR
National Trust Property. A vast fortified and moated red-brick tower, built in medieval times for Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England. The building was rescued from becoming derelict by Lord Curzon 1911-14 and contains four great cha...
DERBYSHIRE & LANCASHIRE GLIDING CLUB
Camphill Farm, Great Hucklow, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8RQ
Camphill is just the place for you to try gliding for the first time. We'll give you a flight that you will always remember. You'll find out just how easy it is to soar like a bird.
BARLEYFIELDS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
Ash Lane, Etwall, Derby, DE65 6HT
Barleyfields is a purpose-built riding school and livery yard, now twenty one years old. British Horse Society approved and recommended as a "Where to Train" centre for BHS Exams and NVQ Awards. Lessons for the complete beginner up to quit...
BUXTON SPA WATER SWIMMING POOL
St. Johns Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BE
Set on the northern edge of the 23 acre site of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton Spa Pool boasts its therapeutically blue, natural mineral water in a traditional 25 metre pool with ancillary teaching pool.
Hostel / Activity Centre
LOCKERBROOK OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CENTRE
Snake Pass, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BJ
£15.50 per person, per night
Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Activity Centre is an established provider of adventurous activities for people of all ages. Built in 1756 the farm is situated in a secluded position high above the Ladybower reservoir in the northern reaches of the P...
Museums & Galleries
GAINSBOROUGH OLD HALL
Parnell Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NB
One of the hidden gems of Lincolnshire. Over 500 years old it is one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in the country. Room settings provide impressions of life past and free audio guides give a fascinating insight into the hall an...
Theatres, Cinemas & Concert Venues
Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 7EE
The theatre has a mixed programme of amateur and professional performances ranging from live music to drama and dance. Exhibitions, conferences, fairs and film shows also form part of the line-up.
Museums & Galleries
NEW MILLS HERITAGE & INFORMATION CENTRE
Rock Mill Lane, New Mills, High Peak, SK22 3BN
New Mills Heritage Centre is home to a small but perfectly formed museum that visitors say is just right for finding out more about the spectacular natural features and fascinating history of the town. Display boards, a mock mine, an engraver'...