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Half-term in the Peaks October 2022
Half-term in the Peaks October 2022. The school holidays are fast approaching. So what’s on offer around the region?
Halloween at Matlock Farm Park
With fun including a daily spooky trail in the enchanted forest and its own pumpkin patch, Matlock Farm Park is the place for little ones this half term.
Halloween characters, craft workshops for children plus all Matlock’s usual animal delights are on offer. This includes sheep racing, small animal handling, meerkat talks, wallaby encounters and ferret racing, plus indoor and outdoor play areas.
Half-term Halloween fun at Heights of Abraham
When: 22nd October to 30th October
Normal cable car ticket prices apply
The Heights of Abraham are popular whatever the season, so you’re advised to book this one in advance. For half term you can enjoy scary scarecrow and pumpkin decorations, the autumnal colours of the trees across the estate and the valley below, and Halloween themed treats in the Terrace Café.
Chatsworth annual bonfire and fireworks
When: 28th and 29th October, 6.00pm – 9.30pm
£17 adult, £11 child (age 4–16 inclusive)
Chatsworth’s annual bonfire and fireworks in the garden offers a blazing bonfire and two spectacular firework displays, including an early display for younger children. Delicious food, from tasty hog roasts to churros and sweet treats are also available. You can then round off your evening with a seasonal glass of mulled wine or cider.
Discounted Chatsworth House and Garden tickets
Our discounted tickets for the house and gardens are still available until October 31. Tickets are valid for entry to the house from 12:00pm and the gardens from 10:30am. Guests don’t need to book a specific time and are valid for entry every day of the main season until 31 October 2022.
Parking is charged at £5 per vehicle. There is no need to pre-book parking and card payment can be taken on the day at the gate.
To buy your tickets, just ask Steve, Hazel or one of the team during your stay.
Thornbridge Hall Gardens, Ashford in the Water
Thornbridge Hall is surrounded by 14 acres of quirky and quintessentially English gardens, set in the heart of the Peak District National Park. They were designed at the end of the 19th Century to create a vision of ‘1,000 shades of green’.
There is plenty for children to enjoy including garden trails, basketball, swing ball, its famous net a duck and a fantastic sandpit area and living willow huts and tunnels. A secret library is also now open in a quiet area of the gardens.
Quackers Café is Open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm, including bank holidays. Serving delicious cakes from The Bakehouse and its famous sausage rolls made from meat from the Thornbridge Smallholding.