Ashbourne Shrovetide
Feb
28
to Mar 1

Ashbourne Shrovetide

What is Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football?

Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football is a game played every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Unlike a conventional football match, the game takes place over two eight-hour periods, the goals are three miles apart and there are few rules. In fact, it's nothing like a standard football match!


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Leek food market
Jan
25
12:00 PM12:00

Leek food market

Held every third Saturday of the month, a great Food & Drink Market which brings together local and regional specialist food producers, with cookery demonstrations and musical entertainment.  Why not indulge in a little of what you fancy?

 

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Rail Ale Trail
Jul
8
to Jul 10

Rail Ale Trail

Preparations are well under way for one of Churnet Valley Railway's biggest crowd-pullers, the annual Rail Ale Trail which this year takes place on July 8-10. 

The event is a unique opportunity to sample from a selection of more than 100 beers and ciders on offer at the Railway's three stations and neighbouring pubs along the valley. Plus there's a full timetable of passenger trains over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday and live music on all three days. 

Now in its sixth year, the Rail Ale Trail is organised in conjunction with North Staffordshire's own Titanic Brewery and has grown into a huge success. Large numbers of visitors enjoy a glass or two of ale combined with a 10 1 / 2 mile round trip on the heritage railway. 

“The Rail Ale Trail has gone from strength to strength each year and we are preparing to be even busier at this summer's event,” said Anthony Hancock, Churnet Valley Railway director. “The propsect of catching a heritage train between bars at our stations and pubs beside the line has really captured visitors' imagination, whether they be real ale or rail fans.” 

The main bar facilities at Kingsley & Froghall Station will be open from midday on Friday July 8, with a diesel-hauled service along the line during the late afternoon and evening. There is live acoustic music at Froghall on Friday evening, plus bars will be open at Consall and Cheddleton Stations. 

The bars will be open again at all three stations on Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10, with steam and diesel trains in action on both days and on Saturday evening. A live band will play Sixties and Seventies music at Froghall over the weekend and there will also be a barbecue. 

Three local pubs beside line – The Railway at Froghall, the Black Lion at Consall and The Boat Inn at Cheddleton – are planning to join in the event and will offer their own selections of real ales and food. 

No booking is required and entrance to the station bars is free. Special prices will apply for train journeys. For more information call 01538 750755 or see the Railway's website, www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk

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EROICA BRITANNIA AT BAKEWELL SHOWGROUND
Jun
17
to Jun 19

EROICA BRITANNIA AT BAKEWELL SHOWGROUND

As named as 'One of the Best Value Family Festivals in the UK' by Visit England. 
The iconic 3 day Summertime life, style and cycling festival Eroica Britannia returns to Bakewell for a third. Known as 'The Most Handsome Festival in the World' and celebrating the very best of Great British.

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Family Bushcraft Course
May
29
10:00 PM22:00

Family Bushcraft Course

Build a shelter and light a fire then get on the trail to discover wild food. Then back to camp to make a drink and cook your bush tucker! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Prices are £30 for one adult + one child and £40 for one adult + two children for the day. 

Places are limited so booking is essential. 

You do not need any previous experience, you just need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. All other equipment and tools will be provided. 

To book onto this course or for more information please contact Nicki Dyas on 01538 381356 or at n.dyas@staffs-wildlife.org.uk

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Bushcraft Course
May
15
12:30 PM12:30

Bushcraft Course

Learn how to use a bowdrill, light a fire without matches, go foraging for wild food then cook your lunch over a fire. 

Price is £30 per adult for the day. Places are limited so booking is essential. 

Location is at Tittesworth Reservoir from 10am to 4pm. 

You do not need any previous experience, you just need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. All other equipment and tools will be provided. 

To book onto this course or for more information please contact Nicki Dyas on 01538 381356 or at n.dyas@staffs-wildlife.org.uk

 

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