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Buxton Experience

March 2023 in the Peaks

Looking to do something in March 2023 in the Peaks? Here are a few of our favourite things happening in the Peak District and Derbyshire this month.

Monkey around at Go Ape Buxton

Go Ape Buxton is within walking distance from the historic spa town. At the same location, you also find the two-million-year-old natural limestone cave Poole’s Cavern, in Buxton Country Park.

Built high in the hilltops of the UK’s oldest National Park, the Peak District location offers breathtaking views and big adventure. Featuring huge Tarzan swing drops, you’ll leap off the platform into stomach-turning free fall before being swung into our giant cargo net. Buxton’s one of our highest courses ever built. Climb, leap and zip through the tree tops to soak in amazing views of Buxton town and the sprawling countryside below.

The attraction is open all year round except December – please choose your booking slot on their website.

60s classics with Tony Blackburn

Enjoy an evening of 60s classics performed by the Sounds of the 60s All-Star Band & Singers, hosted by Radio 2’s legendary DJ, Tony Blackburn.

Every week, more than a million people tune in to BBC Radio 2 to hear Tony Blackburn wax lyrical about the biggest stars of the 60s.

On March 21, 2023, you can join Tony and the band at the Buxton Opera House.

Book a tour at the Buxton Crescent Visitor Experience

In a town whose history is shaped by water, The Buxton Crescent Experience is a boutique attraction. It reveals the story of a special spa town, the renowned water and the recent restoration of the Crescent building.

For centuries Buxton has been a place where people have sought the water cure. Within this Grade I listed building you will encounter visitors from a period spanning more than 10,000 years. Visitors who have travelled to the town to drink and bathe in our thermal mineral water.

You will take a virtual reality flight above the town during its Georgian heyday. While there, you’ll rub shoulders with the regency high society at a glamorous ball before having your ailments cured by our 18th-century apothecary.

Follow rainwater on a 5,000-year journey through the Peak District hills and find out why it emerges warm from the natural springs beneath the Crescent. You can even bottle some straight from the source and take it home with you!

Explore the Peak District landscape millions of years ago at Buxton Museum

Redeveloped in 2017 with a £1.5m Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the Wonders of the Peak exhibition has been completely transformed. The museum now has more objects on display and much more for children to explore and engage with – such as the Bear Trail. The collection of archaeological artefacts, minerals and fossils from the Peak District as well as artwork, photographs and objects owned by people who lived in Buxton, make this a must-visit. And, it’s free entry too.

Book your March country cottage

Once you’ve been out adventuring, you will be needing a cottage to rest those weary legs. Wheeldon Trees Cottages have everything you need when away from home – we even supply the olive oil. What’s more, every cottage has a herb planter to add extra flavour to your dishes. In addition to great accommodation, we offer free EV charging, free electric bikes, an honesty shop and amazing views in our 12 acres of Peak District National Park. Above all else, luxurious Derbyshire cottages. What’s more, Wheeldon Trees is packed full of amenities and is currently in the running for the Peak District and Derbyshire Tourism Awards‘ best self-catering accommodation.

Want to know more? Click here to view our availability.