Spring 2019 – Events and things to do in Derbyshire | Willowstone Care
Spring is on its way, and here are just some of the many exciting events that are happening around Chesterfield and Derbyshire this year! Here at Willowstone we love taking our clients for days out, especially in the warmer weather. Please do leave us a comment if you know of any events you think may be of interest, especially to seniors, and spread the word!

24 Ogston and Crich Circular – Chesterfield Walking Festival

  • Wednesday 15th May 2019 10:00am-3:30pm
Ogston Reservoir Car Park, Ogston New Road, Ogston, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6FN
A walk organised by Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ramblers, walking from Brackenfield to Crich and returning through South Wingfield.
Price – FREE OF CHARGE, however donations will be gratefully accepted on behalf of Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance Services.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – You can book here
  • Grid Reference – SK 373 606
  • Circular Walk (length of route is 10.5 miles, with moderate accessibility, and the typical duration is 5.5 hours.)
  • 6-10 stiles
  • Bring a packed lunch
  • Free parking
  • Children welcome
  • Dogs accepted on a lead


The History of Revolution House (Exhibition)

  • 6th April 2019-29th September 2019
  • Saturday-Sunday and bank holidays 11:00am-4:00pm

Revolution House, High Street, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9JZ

01246 345727

It was the dark year 1688 when rumour and unrest muttered up and down the country and James II sat uneasily on the throne of England.

On bleak and windswept Whittington Moor stood an alehouse called the Cock and Pynot (a dialect word for magpie). Through the rain, three horsemen rode to this remote place, stepped inside and started plotting to overthrow the King.

Learn about the history of the house and the role it played in the Revolution of 1688, in 2018 the house celebrated its 80th anniversary of being opened as a Museum.

Price – Admission to the house is FREE, however donations are gratefully received.
  • Free parking
  • Children welcome
  • Groups and coach parties accepted

Great British Food Festival – Hardwick Hall

  • Saturday 4th May 2019 at 10:00am – Until Monday 6th May 2019 at 5:00pm
  • Saturday-Sunday and bank holidays 11:00am-4:00pm
Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ
01925 479140
A brilliant day out for the whole family, Hardwick Hall will be hosting the Great British Food Festival over the bank holiday weekend in May.
A wonderful selection of hot food and real ale will be available, along with: demos from top chefs, artisan talks, cake competitions, craft stalls, gift stalls, games and entertainment for children, and fantastic live music to experience!
Tickets – Tickets can be purchased on the door, or online here: https://go.evvnt.com/352100-1?pid=4351
Adults – £9.00
Children – £5.00
Family (2+3) – £28.00

Sing Viva – Chesterfield Carers Choir

Chesterfield Library Theatre, New Beetwell Street, S40 1QN

01332 207602 / [email protected]

Are you a carer in Chesterfield? Would you like to join a relaxed and supportive choir, make new friends and showcase your talent?

Chesterfield Carers Choir is a free choir that takes place once a month, and performs pop songs and songs from shows. There are a range of performance opportunities in various venues, supported by Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands professional orchestra, and will have a range of offers to attend Viva concerts.

No previous choral experience needed, you’ll be given everything you need when you join!

More information here


Dementia Friendly Matinee Film Screenings

Timings for all film screenings: Doors open 1pm – Films start 1.30pm
  • Wednesday, 6th February: Genevieve [U]
  • Wednesday, 8th May : The Band Wagon [U]
  • To Be Confirmed : Show Boat [U]
  • To Be Confirmed: Miracle on 34th Street [U]

Pomegranate Theatre, Corporation Street, Chesterfield, S41 7TX

01246 345 222 / 07449 732322
Sociable and friendly film screenings for people with Dementia or memory challenges, as well as their family, friends and carers. Tea, coffee and cake is available and fun film related activities.
  • Wheelchair accessible (reserve a wheelchair space when booking)
  • Matinée can put individuals in touch with a local transport scheme to get to screenings.
  • Some financial support may be available to help you access this, please talk to the staff or volunteers at a screening or contact Matinée in advance.
Price – £4.00 (Includes tea and cake), and customers with dementia may bring one carer, family member or friend for free
More information here