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DAYS OUT • EDUCATION • COMPETITIONS • FAMILY FUN

SUMMER ISSUE 2019

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SEPTEMBER 3RD


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SUMMER ISSUE 2019

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WELCOME

Contents

Dear Readers,

SUMMER 2019

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6 News

8 WOW: Family events

Welcome to our summer issue – the last one of the school year! We are

so pleased to be able to help you make the most of the coming summer

months with our suggestions for all sorts of local activities and events. With

the warm weather and long summer evenings, this is such a wonderful time

of year, and the perfect time to get outdoors!

Our What’s On Where pages will help you fill your calendar to keep the kids

DAYS OUT • EDUCATION • COMPETITIONS • FAMILY FUN

busy. We’ve got a huge range of events listed, many of which are free or

13 Brian Cox

low cost, meaning it’s even easier to plan the kids’ activities over the long

summer break. We’ve got everything from Tots Make and Do to the dog

festivals. Make sure to check out our Box Office section too to see what your

local theatres have on this summer that the whole family can enjoy.

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From everyone here at Primary Times, we hope you have

a lovely summer holiday.

With very best wishes,

The Primary Times Team

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with age appropriate areas for 3-14 year olds

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Fun for all the family

this summer in Derby!

There’s plenty to do in Derby this summer,

from Markeaton Park to Derby Arena,

there’s something for everyone. Keep

active at Derby Arena, Springwood

Leisure Centre and Moorways Stadium

with multi-sport activity camps running

throughout the summer. Challenge your

friends with Float Run Splash at Queen’s

Leisure Centre, or duck, dodge and dive

your way through a game of dodgeball

at Springwood Leisure Centre. Why

not join the Babbling Vagabonds on a

theatrical wild walk in Markeaton Park with

Here Be Dragons!? Put on your favourite

superhero outfit, grab your picnic basket,

and come on down to Derby Parks for the

free Superhero Picnic in the Park events

in Markeaton, Chaddesden, and Darley

Park! Launch yourself into the Space Race

Summer Reading Challenge, with plenty

of fun events happening at Riverside,

Alvaston and Mickleover Libraries. Don’t

forget to bring your picnic for the final day

of summer fun at The Hannells Darley Park

Concert.

Find out more about

holiday activities at

inderby.org.uk/holidays

National Memorial Arboretum

This summer, take a trip the

National Memorial Arboretum to

discover the vital contributions of

men and women from across the

Commonwealth who contributed

towards the WWII campaigns

of 1944. Enter the immersive SOE

Training Base to experience how

the Special Operations Executives

gained their skills, before

undertaking a secret mission around

the Arboretum with the Secret

Spy Backpacks, perfect for

younger visitors who can

solve clues to help the ‘war

effort’. During your visit, why

not also take the chance

to add to the Arboretum’s

outdoor art installation,

D-Day: Vessels of Victory.

Throughout the summer

6939 individually decorated

wooden vessels, each one

representing an allied vessel

The pirates return to Peak!

Just when you thought it was safe!

Those pesky plundering pirates return

to Peak Shopping Village on Sunday

28th July for more swashbuckling

fun and games, more irreverent

interactive entertainment and more

nautical nonsense than you can shake

a seal at!

Peak Shopping Village hosts several

fun family events throughout the year

and are delighted to announce the

return of the Plundering Pirates for

what promises to be another amazing

day of fun and frolics for all the family.

Expect music, dance and variety

entertainment, tall tales of the high

seas and treasure hunting pirates!

and the servicemen aboard,

involved in Operation Neptune, will

be decorated and placed in the

grounds of the Arboretum.

The Arboretum is free to enter and

open daily 9am – 5pm. For more

information on any of the activities

listed above, or any other queries,

please call 01283 245 100 or visit

www.thenma.org.uk.

11am till 4pm, Sunday 28th July at

Peak Shopping Village. The event is

free to attend and even includes free

face painting and crafts !

Pirate fancy dress encouraged!

For more information, visit their

website: www.peakshoppingvillage.

com

Stop your child’s

school progress going

backwards this Summer

Featured below are genuine

testimonials from Derbyshire

parents whose children attend Kip

McGrath Education Centres. Give

your local Centre a call today to

book a free educational

assessment for your son or

daughter. You’ll find out how

they’re doing in school and how

much further they can go with

help from Kip. A boost now to their

academic studies as well as their

confidence and self-esteem will

build a brighter future for them.

It’s a well-established fact that

over the School Summer Holidays

children can experience summer

brain drain, also called the

“summer slide”. This refers to the

loss of skills and knowledge that

can occur in the summer months.

Summer learning loss can happen

as early as Year 1 and can become

more apparent as children grow

older. If your child has recently

made good academic progress

you won’t want them to lose this

ability or understanding of

learning. The faster their recent

progress, the faster their potential

loss. You can take action to

prevent this happening to your

child? Kip McGrath provide the

opportunity to keep your child’s

progress going with their Summer

programme at your local Centre,

providing a fun and stimulating

approach to learning, improving

both academic achievement and

their confidence – your child will

benefit significantly on their return

to school in September.

Find a Kip McGrath Centre close

to you, see their advert on page 4.

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Extra tuition at A J Education

A J Education provides classes for

students whether catching up in

Maths, English or Languages, to

prepare for SATs or even prepare for

entry exams for selection secondary

schools. Amanda Jayne set up the

classes after paying over £30 per

lesson for extra English tuition for

her daughter only to discover she

just sat in front of a computer screen

week after week. “I knew I could

offer much better education for

children across Derby who deserve

the best.” Having been a teacher

for over 25 years, Amanda wanted

to offer individual lessons tailored

specifically to each student and

taught directly by fully qualified

teachers. Every child deserves to

become the best they can be and

reach their full potential. Amanda

said: “Taking each child on their own,

unique learning journey and having

the opportunity to bring out the best

in all children is still a privilege and

pleasure.” A J Education offers state

of the art equipment in a purposebuilt

academy in small groups of

no more than six students. Maths,

English or languages tuition to

children of all ages are priced from

just £6 per lesson for those on full

working tax credits. Classes are

available for £19.99 full price.

Term time classes are held on

Mondays from 5pm at Landau

Forte School, Fox Street, Derby,

DE1 2LF.

Enrol for September

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WHAT’S ON WHERE

Ongoing

Orienteering at Ilam Park

Ilam Park DE6 2AZ

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

11am-5pm. Have a go at orienteering at Ilam

Park - the permanent course is available all

year round, whatever the weather. Ideal for

beginners, families, dog walkers and school

groups.T: 01335350503.

Orienteering at Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall DE22 5JH

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10am-5pm. New for 2019, go orienteering

in the parkland and see more of the less

visited areas of Kedleston. A fun activity for

all ages, ideal for beginners or experienced

orienteers. T: 01332 842191.

8 July

Youtube4U

The Brewhouse Arts Centre DE14 1AA

www.brewhouse.co.uk

6-7.15pm. Have you ever wanted to create

a film; from idea to screen or from phone

to You Tube? If so, this is the club for

you. Budding film makers, vloggers and

YouTuber’s can learn skills in filming, editing,

acting and presenting everything needed

to start your vlog/blog successfully or get

going on your first movie. Weekly projects

posted on The Brewhouse’s own You Tube

channel. Price: £4.50 per session. Age: 6-10

years. T: 01283 508100.

bDance Kids

The Brewhouse Arts Centre DE14 1AA

www.brewhouse.co.uk

5-6pm. A fun and funky introduction to

dance, aimed at developing co-ordination

and confidence. Young dancers are

encouraged to be creative and expressive

through different dance styles. Classes are

taught in a relaxed, fun environment, come

and join the fun. Price: £4.25. Ages 6+.

T: 01283 508100.

Nature Tots

Carsington Water Visitor Centre DE6 1ST

www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

10.30am-12noon. Come along to the

playgroup with a difference, with a different

wildlife theme for every session, Nature

tots encourages parents and children to

get outside to learn and play together.

Sessions include a story, outdoor activities,

crafts and a snack and a drink. £4.

10 July

Upbeat

The Brewhouse Arts Centre DE14 1AA

www.brewhouse.co.uk

9.30-10.30am. A Wednesday session

especially for pre-schoolers. Fantastic

music and movement sessions for children

from newborn upwards and their grownups

to enjoy together. Classes are fun, informal,

support children in all areas of their

development and are led by experienced

practitioners, so come along sing, dance

and let yourself go. Price: £4.25 + £1 for each

additional sibling (Accompanying Adult

FREE). Age 6 months +. T: 01283 508100.

11 July

Ranger Tots

Longshaw, Burbage

and the Eastern Moors

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

9.45am-1.45pm and 12.30-2.30pm. Mini

explorers (2 to 5 years of age) and intrepid

tots and their adults are invited to take part

in fun outdoor activities at Longshaw. Drinks

and fruit provided. T: 03442491895.

12 July

Tots Make and Do

Museum and Art Gallery DE1 1BS

www.derbymuseums.org

10-11.30am. Tots Make and Do is a weekly

session where the Museum welcomes 2-5

year olds with their grown-ups for crafts,

games and stories inspired by the fabulous

collections. Drop in session, suitable for

children 2-5 years old with their grown-ups.

Free event. T: 01332 641901.

13 July

This Is Derby

Déda DE1 3GU

www.visitderby.co.uk

3-8pm. This is Derby is a unique project led

by Derby County Community Trust, Cultural

Campus: Derby’s Cultural Education

Partnership and the City’s Sports Forum.

Together they are providing opportunities

for young people to take part in highquality

arts, sports and cultural activities across the

city. Come along and celebrate the talents

and achievements of Derby’s young people

in a vibrant takeover in Derby’s city centre.

A fusion of arts,culture and sport activities

and performances bringing the Market

Place to life for everyone to enjoy and

inspire this city. T: 01332 370911.

This is Derby Celebration Day

Museum and Art Gallery DE1 1BS

www.derbymuseums.org

12-3pm. Come along to the Museum to find

out about This is Derby; a project that has

been working with young people in the city

over the last year to help develop essential

life skills. Have a go at some taster activities

to see what hidden talents you may have.

Drop in session suitable for all.

T: 01332 641901.

13 July – 14 July

Bolsover at the Races

Bolsover Castle S44 6PR

www.english-heritage.org.uk

11am-5pm. Join William Cavendish, Duke

of Newcastle, for a day of horse racing at

Bolsover Castle whilst enjoying sights and

sounds of 17th century England. Explore

the fascinating living history encampment,

listen to celebratory music and see

exceptional horsemanship on show this

summer weekend. T: 0370 333 1183.

13 July -2 September

Moon Landing Maize

Maze and Space Rangers

National Forest Adventure Farm

DE13 9SJ

www.adventurefarm.col.uk

The out of this world themed Maize Maze

celebrates 50 years since the first moon

landing on 20 July 1969. As you navigate

the 10 acre maze, you’ll need to find and

solve space-themed puzzles to help

fix the ‘Eagle’ Lunar Landing Module to

send the astronauts home to Earth. The

Astro-Adventure Mini Maze is perfect for

little legs. Discover all the planets of the

Solar System hidden in the maze paths.

Also become a Space Ranger and rescue

the aliens in this brand new interactive

experience for the summer. And of course

a trip to the Adventure Farm includes

meeting the animals and playing in the

huge indoor and outdoor play areas.

14 July

Hubbub Beach Party

Déda DE1 3GU

www.visitderby.co.uk

2-4.30pm. It’s time for some summer fun at

Hubbub Theatre Company’s annual Beach

Party. Grab your sunglasses and prepare for

an afternoon of new performances, games

in the café, surprise acts and dancing.

Everyone is welcome, especially those

with moderate learning difficulties and their

friends and families and dressing up in

beach gear is encouraged. T: 01332 370911.

15 July

Youtube4U

The Brewhouse Arts Centre DE14 1AA

www.brewhouse.co.uk

6-7.15pm. Have you ever wanted to create

a film; from idea to screen or from phone

to You Tube? If so, this is the club for

you. Budding film makers, vloggers and

YouTuber’s can learn skills in filming, editing,

acting and presenting everything needed

to start your vlog/blog successfully or get

going on your first movie. Weekly projects

posted on The Brewhouse’s own You Tube

channel. Price: £4.50 per session. Age: 6-10

years. T: 01283 508100.

bDance Kids

The Brewhouse Arts Centre DE14 1AA

www.brewhouse.co.uk

5-6pm. A fun and funky introduction to

dance, aimed at developing co-ordination

and confidence. Young dancers are

encouraged to be creative and expressive

through different dance styles. Classes are

taught in a relaxed, fun environment, come

and join the fun. Price: £4.25. Ages 6+. T:

01283 508100.

Nature Tots

The Whistlestop Discovery Centre

DE4 3PT

www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

10.30am-12noon. Come along to the

playgroup with a difference, with a different

wildlife theme for every session, Nature

tots encourages parents and children to get

outside to learn and pay together. Sessions

include a story, outdoor activities, crafts and

a snack and a drink. £4.

15 July -23 August

Garden of Imagination

Calke Abbey DE73 7JF

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10.30am-4pm. Enjoy carefree summer

days and let your imagination run wild in

the natural outdoor play area, open every

day of the summer holiday. The wide open

meadow is a safe space for children to

explore, with lots of activities to keep their

imaginations busy. Bring along a picnic, or

indulge in some summer snacks from the

Potting Shed. T: 01332 863822.

16 July

Pre School Play Day

Kedleston Hall DE22 5JH

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

11am-3pm. Come along and get outdoors

with your younger children to help them

understand and appreciate nature and our

great British wildlife. Bring along your little

adventurers to our monthly outdoor play

sessions. Expect crafts, games and stories,

and dress for the weather. These are drop

in sessions and no need to book.

T: 01332 842191.

17 July

Upbeat

The Brewhouse Arts Centre DE14 1AA

www.brewhouse.co.uk

9.30-10.30am. A Wednesday session

especially for pre-schoolers. Fantastic

music and movement sessions for children

from newborn upwards and their grownups

to enjoy together. Classes are fun, informal,

support children in all areas of their

development and are led by experienced

practitioners, so come along sing, dance

and let yourself go. Price: £4.25 + £1 for each

additional sibling (Accompanying Adult

FREE). Age 6 months +. T: 01283 508100.

19 July

Tots Make and Do

Museum and Art Gallery DE1 1BS

www.derbymuseums.org

10-11.30am. Tots Make and Do is a weekly

session where the Museum welcomes 2-5

year olds with their grown-ups for crafts,

games and stories inspired by the fabulous

collections. Drop in session, suitable for

children 2-5 years old with their grown-ups.

Free event. T: 01332 641901.

20 July

Nature Detectives

National Memorial Arboretum DE13 7AR

www.thenma.org.uk

2-4pm. Each Nature Detectives session

provides a great opportunity for you and

your child to engage with the vast variety

of nature that calls the Arboretum home.

Parents / guardians must remain with

their children at all times. The session will

be held in one of the covered outdoor

Discovery Shelters so it is important that

all children are appropriately dressed. In

the event of inclement weather, an indoor

space will be provided for the group.

Booking Essential, £2.50 per child.

T: 01283 245 100.

Family Forest School

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Gullivers: 5 for £65

Gulliver’s are gearing up for a

super summer of theme park fun

featuring UglyDolls. Bring the

family to Gulliver’s and enjoy indoor

attractions, thrilling rides and plenty

of entertainment. UglyDolls will

be making special appearances

each day, visit gulliversfun.co.uk for

details. Make it a magical summer

with Gulliver’s Theme Parks and

UglyDolls. Save even more on your

family day out by using the 5 for

£65 voucher in this edition. Please

see voucher for full terms and

conditions. Gulliver’s Warrington,

Milton Keynes and Matlock Bath are

open every single day from late July

until 2nd September.

Schools Out Club

Schools Out club is an established

Ofsted-registered childcare provider

offering total wrap-around/flexible

care meeting all your childcare

needs for children aged 3-14years.

With sites based in Allestree, Kilburn

and Repton; they serve a wide range

of schools and nurseries across the

Derby and Derbyshire area, with

no catchment restrictions. With

fully qualified and first-aid trained

staff, a specialist sports programme

and craft area; your child will have

an amazing experience! Providing

entertainment throughout termtime,

inset days and holiday club!

They offer daily cookery activities,

specific craft area, bouncy-castle

room, go-cart track, free-play area,

optional affordable trips and even a

comfortable over-eights area.

Holiday club opening dates:

Monday 22nd July - Friday 6th

September, open 7.30am-6pm.

Book your child in using the free

registration form through our

website and see what makes us

a leading provider that has been

operating for 17 years achieving

outstanding childcare.

Now serving Walter Evans

School for Before and After

school sessions!

Please see the website for schools

served: www.schoolsoutclub.com

or email for more information:

info@schoolsoutclub.com

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WHAT’S ON WHERE

Carsington Water Visitor Centre DE6 1ST

www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

10.30am-12noon. Age 4+. Come along and

join in these monthly family forest school

sessions in the woods around Carsington

Water. Activities vary monthly but may

typically include den building, woodland

crafts using tools, fire lighting or art

activities. £7.

Family Forest School

Carsington Water Visitor Centre DE6 1ST

www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

12.30-3pm. Age 7+. Come along and join in

these monthly family forest school sessions

in the woods around Carsington Water.

Activities vary monthly but may typically

include den building, woodland crafts using

tools, fire lighting or art activities. £7.

LEGO ® Engineers

Museum and Art Gallery DE1 1BS

www.derbymuseums.org

10am-12noon and 1-3pm. In this

engineering-focussed workshop, families

can get creative to complete a range of

LEGO® challenges, which will encourage

teamwork and inventive thinking. Suitable

for families with children aged 7+. £5 Adult /

£3.50 Child (children must be accompanied

by an adult). Booking essential.

T: 01332 641901.

20 July -21 July

Bubbleicious Festival

Elvaston Castle Country Park DE72 3EP

www.visitderby.co.uk

Bubbleicious festival will be bringing lots

of fun for all the family to Elvaston Castle.

Thousands of bubbles exploding into the

Castle skies in multitudes of colour and

sizes. Follow the trails of colour across the

sky as they pop when you catch them in

your hands. Fun for all ages and sizes with

lots of interactive bubble activities to join in

with. There will be lots of food and drinks,

childrens corner, reptile area and live music

and a pop up shopping village for all things

ususual. Free event.

20 July – 28 July

Out of this World Summer: Cup

and Ball Craft

Sudbury Hall DE6 5HT

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Come along for a space themed summer

of crafts. Assemble a space themed cup

and ball. £1 per craft payable on the day.

Booking not necessary. T: 01283 585337.

20 July – 1 September

Trail: LEGO ® Lost in Time

Museum and Art Gallery DE1 1BS

www.derbymuseums.org

10am-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm. Some of the

LEGO® characters from the Brick History

exhibition have escaped and are wandering

around the Museum! Can you find them and

work out which time they belong to? Dropin,

suitable for children 5-15 years old with

their grown-ups.

Get Hands on With History

Bolsover Castle S44 6PR

www.english-heritage.org.uk

11am-5pm. Polish your armour and dust

off your tiara - it’s time to learn the tools

of the trade as you become a knight or

princess for the day. You’re cordially invited

to Bolsover Castle where courtly experts

will teach you skills in heroic chivalry and

eloquent etiquette. You’d be a jabbering

jester to miss it. Tickets will be available to

purchase at the site on the day.

Runaway Train Treasure Hunt

around High Peak Junction

High Peak Junction DE4 5AA

www.derbyshire.gov.uk

Follow the trail and be amazed by the

history of run-away trains and the oldest

railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail

pack from the Visitor Centre. Cost: £1 per

child. T:01629 533298.

Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top

Middleton Top DE4 4LS

www.derbyshire.gov.uk

Collect your bug catching pots, nets and

insect identification cards from the Visitor

Centre then stalk spiders and go hunt a

grasshopper. Cost: £1 per child.

T: 01629 533298.

Forest Fun Thursdays

At Cromford Wharf

Cromford Wharf DE4 3RP

www.derbyshire.gov.uk

10am-12noon and 1-3pm. On Thursday’s

throughout the Summer holidays. Children’s

activities including skills on bushcraft,

firecraft and den building etc. Materials

provided. Cost: FREE. Parking charges

apply. Booking essential. T: 07764 511463.

A Bug’s World

Bluebell Dairy DE21 7AR

www.bluebelldairy.co.uk

9.30am-5pm. Visit Bluebell’s Dairy and

join in with their bug’s world - where you

can shrink down to the size of an ant and

journey through the ‘grass’ on your quest to

find the toughest bugs in town. Hop aboard

their trailer ride and join in on a Bug Safari,

or enjoy some bug handling sessions - are

you brave enough to handle the creepycrawlies?.

T: 01332 673924.

Summertime Fun

Cromford Mills DE4 3RQ

www.cromfordmills.org.uk

9am-5pm. Visit for an exciting programme

of family fun weekends, exhibitions, nature

activities and crafts lined up to entertain all

ages. See website for more details.

T: 01629 823256.

21 July

Derby Caribbean Carnival

Osmaston Park DE1 3AH

www.derbylive.co.uk

Watch the colourful parade process from

Derby City Centre to Osmaston Park where

a family fun day will be enjoyed by all ages.

£3, under 12s free.

Alvaston Park Community Fun Day

Alvaston Park DE24 8QQ,

www.derbylive.co.uk

12-4pm. Lots of family fun. Live music stage,

dancers, dog show, fair rides, craft stalls

and charity stalls. Selection of food and

drinks, face painters, characters and model

boats. Parking charge £2.

23 July - 27 August

Crafty Tuesdays

Pickford’s House DE1 1DA

www.derbymuseums.org

10am-2pm. Crafty Tuesdays is a crafty

holiday session inspired by Pickford’s

House and its temporary exhibitions. Dropin

session, suitable for children aged 5+ with

their grown-ups. Accessibility restrictions to

upper floors. T: 01332 715181.

23 July – 29 August

Summer at Chatsworth

Chatsworth DE45 1PP

www.chatsworth.org

Celebrate summer at Chatsworth with

family fun in the house, garden, farmyard

and playground. Just remember to find time

for an ice-cream…T: 01246 565300.

24 July – 28 August

Art Hub

Museum and Art Gallery DE1 1BS

www.derbymuseums.org

10am-12noon. On Wednesdays at Art

Hub you can explore different creative

techniques and processes – there’s always

something new to try in this artist-led

session. Drop-in session, suitable for

children aged 7+ with their grown-ups. FREE

– Give What You Think. T: 01332 641901.

25 July

Teddy Bears Picnic

Elvaston Castle DE72 3EP

www.derbyshire.gov.uk

11am-3pm. If you go down to Elvaston

Castle you’re sure of a big surprise. Bring

a bear and a packed lunch to kick off the

summer holidays by coming along to

aTeddy Bears’ Picnic on the lawn. Meet:

East Avenue (in front of the castle steps).

Cost: FREE to attend picnic, small charge

for some activities. T: 01629 533870.

25 July – 31 July

Build in Bricks

Crich Tramway Village DE4 5DP

www.tramway.co.uk

10am-5.30pm. Build in Bricks features

everyone’s favourite play bricks. Seven days

of fun-filled family activities, incorporating

craft activities on the ‘Hello Summer

theme. T: 01773 854 321.

25 July – 29 August

Pickford’s Plot

Pickford’s House DE1 1DA

www.derbymuseums.org

10am-2pm. Come along for this naturefocused

session in Pickford’s garden during

the summer holidays. Drop-in session,

suitable for families. Free event - give what

you think. T: 01332 715181.

26 July

Monthly Ranger walks

Hardwick S44 5QJ

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10am-12noon. Enjoy the Hardwick parkland

through the changing seasons on a guided

walk with one of the Rangers. This is a great

opportunity to find out more about the

estate, the many wildlife that call it home,

and learn more about the work carried out

to help care for it. T: 01246 858400.

26 July – 30 August

Family Friday

Museum and Art Gallery DE1 1BS

www.derbymuseums.org

10-11.30am. In this session the whole family

is welcome to play, make and have fun

together. Each one is focused on a theme

to help you and your family explore your

creative sides. Drop-in session, suitable for

children aged 5+ with their grown-ups. FREE

– Give What You Think. T: 01332 641901.

28 July

Insect Show

Shipley Country Park, DE75 7GX

www.derbyshire.gov.uk

11am-4pm. Join the Derbyshire and

Nottinghamshire Entomological Society for

their bug-tastic Insect Show, insect related

displays, including live specimens. A guided

insect search will also take place.

T: 01629 533991.

29 July – 2 August

Hello Summer

Crich Tramway Village DE4 5DP

www.tramway.co.uk

12-3pm. Bring the family to take part in

Summer craft activities. T: 01773 854 321.

30 July

Superhero Picnic in the Park

Markeaton Park DE22 3BG

www.derbylive.co.uk

11am-3pm. An amazing superhero event in

Derby parks. Free event to celebrate Love

Parks Week 2019 in Derby. Dress as your

favourite Superhero to be in with winning

a prize. Attractions will vary at each park

but will include sports and craft activities,

emergency services, gym try out sessions,

golf try it sessions, and face painting. All

you need to do to take part in the fun is

dress up like a superhero, bring a picnic,

and enjoy the activities.

30 July – 31 July

‘50 things’ Bear Hunt

Calke Abbey DE73 7JF

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

11am-3pm. The Calke Abbey bears are out

and about with their ‘50 things to do before

you’re 11 ¾’ scrapbooks. Come and join

them to tick off some of your ‘50 things’.

T: 01332 863822.

31 July

World Ranger Day

Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern

Moors

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10.30am-3pm. Come along to celebrate

World Ranger Day. Find out about rangers

around the world and the fight to protect

wildlife. A fun day, with hands-on activities,

machinery, and demonstrations.

T: 03442491895.

Superhero Picnic in the Park

Chaddesden Park DE21 6HD

www.derbylive.co.uk

11am-3pm. An amazing superhero event in

Derby parks. Free event to celebrate Love

Parks Week 2019 in Derby. Dress as your

favourite Superhero to be in with winning

a prize. Attractions will vary at each park

but will include sports and craft activities,

emergency services, gym try out sessions,

golf try it sessions, and face painting.

Kids at Cromford - Create and Play

Cromford Mills DE4 3RQ

www.cromfordmills.org.uk

9am-5pm. Fun games and activities to keep

the kids entertained throughout the school

holidays. T: 01629 823256.

Gulliver’s Fireworks Finale

All Gulliver’s Theme Parks

www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Finish the summer holidays with a

spectacular superhero themed event

complete with fireworks.

1 August

Superhero Picnic in the Park

Darley Park DE22 1DA

www.derbylive.co.uk

11am-3pm. An amazing superhero event in

Derby parks. Free event to celebrate Love

Parks Week 2019 in Derby. Dress as your

favourite Superhero to be in with winning

a prize. Attractions will vary at each park

but will include sports and craft activities,

emergency services, gym try out sessions,

golf try it sessions, and face painting. All

you need to do to take part in the fun is

dress up like a superhero, bring a picnic,

and enjoy the activities.

2 August

Little Saplings Sensory Play

National Memorial Arboretum DE13 7AR

www.thenma.org.uk

10-11am and 11.30am-12.30pm. Little

Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling

is designed to help the youngest visitors

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enjoy the Arboretum and heighten their

development and enjoyment of learning.

Sounds, colours, textures, auditory sensory

activities and other hands-on elements will

add to the month’s chosen theme. Booking

Essential, £2.50 per child/sapling.

T: 01283 245 100.

The BIG Bubbleman!

Matlock Farm Park DE5 5LH

www.matlockfarmpark.co.uk

11am-4pm. The Big Bubbleman, his bubble

mill, wands and special potions make

the most amazing bubbles. Whether

it’s monster bubbles the size of a car, or

swirling clouds of smaller bubbles being

chased by crowds of happy children, this is

pure joy. Children can also make their own

big bubbles with scaled-down monster

versions or create smaller multi-coloured

bubbles with hoops and trays of bubble

liquid. FREE with farm park entry.

T: 01246 590200.

Chatsworth Young Farmers Plus

Chatsworth DE45 1PP

www.chatsworth.org

1-5.30pm. Get hands-on in caring for

Chatsworth’s farmyard animals, with

exciting jobs such as collecting eggs,

grooming, milking the cows and taking the

animals out to the fields - perfect for older

children interested in animals and farming.

Suitable for children aged between

12 and 16. Children do not need to be

accompanied by an adult. T: 01246 565300.

2 August – 4 August

Dog Lovers Festival 2019

Elvaston Castle DE72 3EP

www.derbylive.co.uk

Dog Lovers Festival is back with a dog

friendly bang in 2019. With the introduction

of camping and weekend tickets which will

include Friday, Saturday and Sunday access

all areas. There is a new competition arena

that will be running all day on Saturday

and Sunday. A full line up of entertainment

in the display arena so there will always

be something to watch or have a go with

your dog.

3 August

1940s Tea Dance

Calke Abbey DE73 7JF

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

2.15-3.15pm. Step back in time to the 1940s,

and join the land girls and home guard for a

good old-fashioned tea dance.

3 August – 4 August

Cromford Steam Rally

Highacres Farm DE55 6DB

www.visitchesterfield.info

8am-5pm. Cromford Steam Rally has

something for all the family. The tractor

section gives you a unique insight into life

on the farm in days gone by. There is a rural

crafts section with demonstrations each

day as well as traditional steamers, vintage

vehicles, stationary engines, a model

marquee and miniature steam. Amble

around the stalls and took at our old time

fair rides, and don’t miss the motorbikes,

commercial vehicles, military displays and

our wonderful old time organs.

T: 01629 582272.

4 August

Marvellous Moths

Kedleston Hall DE22 5JH

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10-11.30am. It’s worth the early start to

get a close up view of some of the big,

bright and beautiful species of mysterious

moths as it is revealed what is inside the

overnight moth trap. All children must be

accompanied by an adult. T: 01332 842191.

5 August – 8 September

Make-do-and-Mend

Crich Tramway Village DE4 5DP

www.tramway.co.uk

12-3pm. Want to know how to keep the kids

entertained during the holidays? Bring the

family and take part in make-do-and-mend

craft activities. They can also let off steam

in the children’s play areas and ride the

vintage trams. T: 01773 854 321.

6 August

Buxton Pirates - Crafts and

Storytelling

Pavilion Arts Centre SK17 6XN

www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

10am. Come along and make one of the

fierce and fabulous pirates who roam the

world from the wild seas to Buxton’s hills,

carrying treasures and terrible tales of

storms, sea monsters and sinking ships. In

this workshop, everyone will make their own

tiny pirate, a ship and a treasure chest. Age

guidance: 3-7. Price: £6 per child (no price

for parents or guardian). T: 01298 72190.

7 August

Chatsworth Young Farmers

Chatsworth DE45 1PP

www.chatsworth.org

1-5.30pm. Join the farmyard team to help

with their daily jobs. This is a chance for

hands-on involvement in caring for the

Chatsworth farmyard animals. This event is

suitable for children aged between 6 and

11. Children must be accompanied by an

adult. T: 01246 565300.

Kids at Cromford - Mini Makers

Cromford Mills DE4 3RQ

www.cromfordmills.org.uk

9am-5pm. Exciting and fun activities for

kids of all ages. Imagine what you will make

today. T: 01629 823256.

8 August

Under The Sea - Puppet Making

Crafts and Show

Pavilion Arts Centre SK17 6XN

www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

10am. Mermaids, monsters, giant squid

and tiny crabs, beautiful fish, sharp sharks

and speeding tuna: help make a world of

underwater puppets. Add your creatures

and characters to the ‘the tide comes in’

puppet show. Age guidance: 3-7. Price: £6

per child (no price for parents or guardian).

T: 01298 72190.

Ranger Tots

Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern

Moors

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

9.45am-1.45pm and 12.30-2.30pm. Mini

explorers (2 to 5 years of age) and intrepid

tots and their adults are invited to take part

in fun outdoor activities at Longshaw. Drinks

and fruit provided. T: 03442491895.

10 August

Steam Tots

Museum and Art Gallery DE1 1BS

www.derbymuseums.org

1.30-3pm. Play, make and learn together

amongst historic collections in this

sensory exploration of STEAM (Science,

Technology, Engineering, Art and

Mathematics). Drop-in session, suitable for

children 2-5 years old with their grown-ups.

10 August – 11 August

Punch and Judy

Matlock Farm Park DE5 5LH

www.matlockfarmpark.co.uk

A fun, traditional show for the children and

grown-ups to enjoy – see this classic act

throughout the day. T: 01246 590200.

11 August

Big Fun Run and Dog Jog Derby

Markeaton Park DE22 3BG

www.derbylive.co.uk

11am. A unique 5k jogging event for you and

your dog to get fit and have fun with likeminded

dog owners in the local area. Each

event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere

with no times and no pressure. Also a

great opportunity to meet like-minded

dog owners in your area. Plus, when you

cross the finish line you’ll receive a fantastic

Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for

both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog

Collar Keyring medal. Dog Jog is all about

getting involved, having fun and enjoying

the great outdoors with your favourite fourlegged

friend. All ages and dogs welcome.

12 August

Chatsworth Young Farmers Plus

Chatsworth DE45 1PP

www.chatsworth.org

1-5.30pm. Get hands-on in caring for

Chatsworth’s farmyard animals, with

exciting jobs such as collecting eggs,

grooming, milking the cows and taking the

animals out to the fields - perfect for older

children interested in animals and farming.

Suitable for children aged between

12 and 16. Children do not need to be

accompanied by an adult. T: 01246 565300.

12 August – 16 August

Discovery Week

Crich Tramway Village DE4 5DP

www.tramway.co.uk

12-3pm. Bring the family for five days of

fun learning. Activities include science and

crafts. T: 01773 854 321.

14 August

Chatsworth Young Farmers

Chatsworth DE45 1PP

www.chatsworth.org

1-5.30pm. Join the farmyard team to help

with their daily jobs. This is a chance for

hands-on involvement in caring for the

Chatsworth farmyard animals. This event is

suitable for children aged between 6 and

11. Children must be accompanied by an

adult. T: 01246 565300.

Kids at Cromford - Sow and Grow

Cromford Mills DE4 3RQ

www.cromfordmills.org.uk

9am-5pm. Get your green fingers ready and

celebrate National Allotment Week with us.

Gardening fun for any age. T: 01629 823256.

17 August

Nature Detectives

National Memorial Arboretum DE13 7AR

www.thenma.org.uk

10.30- 11.30am. Each Nature Detectives

session provides a great opportunity for

you and your child to engage with the vast

variety of nature that calls the Arboretum

home. Parents / guardians must remain

with their children at all times. The session

will be held in one of our covered outdoor

Discovery Shelters so it is important that

all children are appropriately dressed. In

the event of inclement weather, an indoor

space will be provided for the group.

Booking Essential, £2.50 per child.

T: 01283 245 100.

19 August – 23 August

Woodland Week

Crich Tramway Village DE4 5DP

www.tramway.co.uk

12-3pm. Five days of family activities

exploring nature and woodland.

T: 01773 854 321.

21 August

Chatsworth Young Farmers

Chatsworth DE45 1PP

www.chatsworth.org

1-5.30pm. Join the farmyard team to help

with their daily jobs. This is a chance for

hands-on involvement in caring for the

Chatsworth farmyard animals. This event is

suitable for children aged between 6 and

11. Children must be accompanied by an

adult. T: 01246 565300.

Kids at Cromford - Micro Hikes

Cromford Mills DE4 3RQ

www.cromfordmills.org.uk

9am-5pm. Take a closer look at the

everyday natural world around us on a

micro hike filled with games and activities.

T: 01629 823256.

24 August

Double or Quit

Shipley Country Park, DE75 7GX

www.derbyshire.gov.uk

3-7pm. The Double or Quit Race is an

annual multi-terrain 5 or 10 miles race

around scenic Shipley Country Park

organised by Ilkeston Running Club to raise

money for local charities. You can choose

the distance you want to run on the day, 5

or 10 miles or even Nordic Walk. The race

starts at 5pm from Shipley Country Park

Event Field. Registration required. On the

day entries may be available until race limit

is reached. Race entry fee applies. See

www.ilkestonrunningclub.co.uk for more

information.

LEGO ® Engineers

Museum and Art Gallery DE1 1BS

www.derbymuseums.org

10am-12noon and 1-3pm. In this

engineering-focussed workshop, families

can get creative to complete a range of

LEGO® challenges, which will encourage

teamwork and inventive thinking. Suitable

for families with children aged 7+. £5 Adult /

£3.50 Child (children must be accompanied

by an adult). Booking essential. T: 01332

641901.

24 August – 25 August

British BMX Championships 2019

Alvaston Park DE24 8QQ,

www.derbylive.co.uk

The British BMX Championships BMX

race event open to riders holding a british

cycling racing licence aged 4+yrs. The event

is suitable for all age ranges to view. Car

parking charges £6 for the whole weekend.

25 August

The Peak District Highland Games

Matlock Farm Park DE5 5LH

www.matlockfarmpark.co.uk

10am-4.30pm. Don’t miss this date in your

diary. Come and watch these super strong

men compete with their varied events

throughout the day, including the 8 tonne

tractor pull, the massive Stone of Destiny

carry and more. Don’t miss the tossing of

the Caber. There will be craft and market

stalls, the children’s entertainer The Great

Lorenzo, huge inflatables and all the usual

fun Matlock Farm Park has to offer.

T: 01246 590200.

Bark in the Park Fun Dog Show

Darley Park DE22 1EN

www.visitderby.co.uk

11am-3pm. Bark in the Park Fun Dog Show

is held to raise money for The Ark Rescue

and Rehoming Centre run by Ashbourne

Animal Welfare. Dog show classes inc. Most

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Inspire them to explore science with…

Professor Brian Cox

Primary Times teams up with Professor Brian Cox OBE to discuss the importance of science for children, his

own childhood inspirations, and his exciting world tour ‘Universal: Adventures in Space and Time’

How did you first become

interested in physics and

astronomy? Was there a

book or famous figure who

sparked your passion?

I was always interested in astronomy as far

back as I remember, and I think the reason

for that is it’s the simplest science. You can

do it without anything, you can go out into

your back garden and look at the stars, you

can see the constellations change from

month to month, you can see the planets

shift into position.

In terms of a famous figure, there was Carl

Sagan who made his series Cosmos when I

was 11. It was this idea that these points of

light in the sky are other worlds. The great

thing about astronomy is that it carries

your imagination away and you will never

learn everything there is to learn

about the universe.

Our aim is to get the

nation’s children inspired

by science. For you, why

is it important for children

to take an interest?

Science is above all else a way of

thinking, it’s a way of celebrating curiosity.

The central idea is that we don’t know

everything. It’s often easy to be afraid of

not knowing, when actually it’s the most

exciting thing, because then you can go

and find out. You might be the person

who finds out for the first time whether

there is life on Mars. I think that science

teaches us to think, nature forces us to

think in a particular way, and that’s the key

educational value of science.

What advice would you

give to children who are

aspiring to work in science?

I would say stay excited and stay curious.

Understand that if you want to be a scientist

you can be. It’s easy to think you have to be

a strange genius to be a scientist. There’s a

really famous story about Einstein going into

a school and saying “When I was your age,

I was no Einstein”.

Can you tell us a little bit more

about your upcoming world

tour ‘Universal: Adventures

in Space and Time’?

At one level it is huge, high-resolution

screens showing these amazing pictures

from the Hubble Space Telescope. But

also, we simulated a black hole. We

used the techniques that were used to

develop the film Interstellar to simulate

what it would be like to go and fly up to,

orbit and dive into a black hole, and what

we know about what happens. So, it is I

hope a spectacular experience that’s also

designed to make us think about our place

in the universe.

What top tips could you give

to parents who are trying to

introduce science into their

home for their children?

Science is about doing science ultimately.

You get excited about science by doing it,

and that’s why I think astronomy is great.

You can get one of those apps on your

phone that show you what the stars are,

you’d be surprised by how easy it is to

recognise what that is in the sky. And I

believe that’s what it is to deliver a little bit

of wonder to your children. I can’t think of

anything that’s easier and more rewarding

than just that.

Professor Brian Cox’s tour, Universal, is on

sale now www.briancoxlive.co.uk

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Handsome Dog, Prettiest Bitch, Waggiest

Tail, and Best Puppy. Free entry to the

event, £1 per dog per class.

25 August – 26 August

Legendary Joust

Bolsover Castle S44 6PR

www.english-heritage.org.uk

11am-5pm. Experience the exhilarating

spectacle of speed and skill as four

legendary knights compete for honour

and glory in the Legendary Joust.

Immerse yourself in medieval life in the

encampment, where you can listen to

merry music, join in with the jester’s jokes

and learn about cookery and crafts from

centuries ago. T: 0370 333 1183.

27 August – 30 August

Back to School

Crich Tramway Village DE4 5DP

www.tramway.co.uk

12-3.30pm. Parents may be looking forward

to the children going back to school, so

come and prepare for this with a host of

activities with a ‘back to school’.

T: 01773 854 321.

28 August

Chatsworth Young Farmers

Chatsworth DE45 1PP

www.chatsworth.org

1.30-5.30pm. Join the farmyard team to

help with their daily jobs. This is a chance

for hands-on involvement in caring for the

Chatsworth farmyard animals. This event is

suitable for children aged between 6 and

11. Children must be accompanied by an

adult. T: 01246 565300.

Kids at Cromford - Get Crafty

Cromford Mills DE4 3RQ

www.cromfordmills.org.uk

9am-5pm. Get crafty with our creative kidfriendly

crafts. T: 01629 823256.

30 August

Monthly Ranger walks

Hardwick S44 5QJ

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10am-12noon. Enjoy the Hardwick parkland

through the changing seasons on a guided

walk with one of the Rangers. This is a great

opportunity to find out more about the

estate, the many wildlife that call it home,

and learn more about the work carried out

to help care for it. T: 01246 858400.

30 August – 1 September

Chatsworth Country Fair

Chatsworth DE45 1PP

www.chatsworth.org

9am. The Chatsworth Country Fair is one of

England’s most spectacular annual outdoor

events. Held in Chatsworth Park in the heart

of the Peak District in Derbyshire, it attracts

visitors from all over the country for a family

fun day out. With a packed programme of

grand ring entertainment, a cookery theatre

and fine food village, there’s lots to see and

do. T: 01246 565300.

31 August – 5 September

1 September

Marvellous Moths

Kedleston Hall DE22 5JH

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10-11.30am. It’s worth the early start to

get a close up view of some of the big,

bright and beautiful species of mysterious

moths as it is revealed what is inside the

overnight moth trap. All children must be

accompanied by an adult. T: 01332 842191.

6 September

Tots Make and Do

Museum and Art Gallery DE1 1BS

www.derbymuseums.org

10-11.30am. Tots Make and Do is a weekly

session where the Museum welcomes 2-5

year olds with their grown-ups for crafts,

games and stories inspired by the fabulous

collections. Drop in session, suitable for

children 2-5 years old with their grown-ups.

Free event. T: 01332 641901.

Little Saplings Sensory Play

National Memorial Arboretum DE13 7AR

www.thenma.org.uk

10-11am and 11.30am-12.30pm. Little

Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling

is designed to help the youngest visitors

enjoy the Arboretum and heighten their

development and enjoyment of learning.

Sounds, colours, textures, auditory sensory

activities and other hands-on elements will

add to the month’s chosen theme. Booking

Essential, £2.50 per child/sapling.

T: 01283 245 100.

7 September

Steam Tots

Museum and Art Gallery DE1 1BS

www.derbymuseums.org

1.30-3pm. Play, make and learn together

amongst historic collections in this

sensory exploration of STEAM (Science,

Technology, Engineering, Art and

Mathematics). Drop-in session, suitable for

children 2-5 years old with their grown-ups.

Code Club

Riverside Library DE1 2FS

www.eventbrite.co.uk

10-11am and 11.30am-12.30pm. Code Club is

organised by Derby Libraries and sessions

are run by trained staff and volunteers. Each

club runs as a structured course for up to

20 weeks and children learn the basics

of computer programming and how to

create computer games and animations

using Scratch. Children attending must be

aged from 8 to 13 years at the start of the

course and must be a member of Derby

City Libraries.

Code Club

Alvaston Library DE1 2FS

www.eventbrite.co.uk

10.30-11.30am. Code Club is organised by

Derby Libraries and sessions are run by

trained staff and volunteers. Each club runs

as a structured course for up to 20 weeks

and children learn the basics of computer

programming and how to create computer

games and animations using Scratch.

Children attending must be aged from 8 to

13 years at the start of the course and must

be a member of Derby City Libraries.

be a member of Derby City Libraries.

8 September

September Open Day

The Ark DE6 1NB

www.ashbourneanimalwelfare.org

11am-4pm. The Ark has lots of cats and

dogs patiently waiting for loving new homes

so come along and make September

a special month by offering one of its

residents a new home. Homemade lunches

and teas are available, the shop is open for

gifts and a new range of charity Christmas

cards, plus The Ark 2020 calendar will be

on sale. Our outside sales areas will be

open offering books, bric a brac, toys etc.

Admission is free. T: 01335 300494.

14 September

Change lives

– foster for

Derbyshire

Not every Derbyshire child has

the chance to grow up in a stable

loving home.

But you can change that by

becoming a foster carer.

Derbyshire County Council is looking

for foster carers who could give

children of all ages and abilities an

opportunity that could transform

their life forever.

We need people who can provide

short-term or long-term foster

homes ranging from one-night

emergency stays to placements

which can last for several years.

Foster carers need to be over 21 and

have a spare room but can be from

all walks of life and backgrounds.

They can be single, married, straight,

Family Forest School

Carsington Water Visitor Centre DE6 1ST

www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

10.30am-12noon. Age 4+. Come along and

join in these monthly family forest school

sessions in the woods around Carsington

Water. Activities vary monthly but may

typically include den building, woodland

crafts using tools, fire lighting or art

activities. £7.

Family Forest School

Carsington Water Visitor Centre DE6 1ST

www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

12.30-3pm. Age 7+.Come along and join in

these monthly family forest school sessions

in the woods around Carsington Water.

Activities vary monthly but may typically

include den building, woodland crafts using

tools, fire lighting or art activities. £7.

gay or transgender, from any ethnic

origin, working or not, renting or

homeowners.

Derbyshire County Council will

provide you with benefits plus

financial support and all the

training you need. If you foster

for Derbyshire, you’ll not only be

changing a child’s life – you’ll

change yours too.

If you’d like to know more about

fostering for Derbyshire including

our regular ‘Talk Fostering’

events call 0800 083 7744, email

fostering@derbyshire.gov.uk or

visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/

fostering

Park in The Dark

Elvaston Castle DE72 3EP

www.derbyshire.gov.uk

6-8pm. Discover the night time residents of

Elvaston Castle. You will meet local rescued

wildlife and explore the grounds to find the

resident bats species. Length: Less than 2

miles. Equipment: Bring a torch and wear

suitable footwear. Cost: Adults £6, Children

£4 (Not suitable for under 5’s). No Dogs.

Booking and pre-payment essential.

T: 01629 533870.

Code Club

Mickleover Library DE3 0EA

www.eventbrite.co.uk

10.30-11.30am. Code Club is organised by

Derby Libraries and sessions are run by

trained staff and volunteers. Each club runs

as a structured course for up to 20 weeks

and children learn the basics of computer

programming and how to create computer

games and animations using Scratch.

Children attending must be aged from 8 to

13 years at the start of the course and must

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The Belfry Hotel & Resort

The Belfry Hotel & Resort is situated

in 550 acres of stunning North

Warwickshire countryside and

perfectly positioned for a family

getaway.

There are a range of family facilities

to enjoy on-site at The Belfry

including, swimming, mini-golf,

woodland walk, playground, arts

and crafts, games room and more!

Or if you want to explore a little

further you’ll find Twycross Zoo,

Drayton Manor Theme Park and

Cadbury World a short drive-away.

After a day of family fun, you can

enjoy a delicious meal in The

Belfry’s family friendly restaurant,

Roccas and then retire back to your

spacious Family room.

Kids stay and eat for free! Adults

from only £55 per person.

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Archaeology

why we dig it!

Sequencing, developing chronological conceptual frameworks and spotting clues,

Primary Times explores how the puzzle of the past enriches primary education

Reading about people in the past

can be a dry and dusty affair and for

primary aged children, it can be limited

by their reading ages and abilities. Yet,

experiencing a real Roman building

or handling original artefacts is an

amazing tactile experience that

brings the past into direct and

immediate focus.

For primary school aged children this

concrete tactile experience helps to

build their conceptual understanding

of how people lived in the past

and makes the distant past more

accessible. It also helps to build a

sense of time, or chronology. We all

know that some young children under

the age of seven think that dinosaurs

roamed the earth at the same time

that their grandparents were born!

Children under seven have not yet

fully developed their chronological

conceptual frameworks. Exposure

to archaeology, (buildings, objects

and digs), at an early age can help

to develop this critically important

concept of time through tangible,

hands on activity.

Part of the work of archaeologists is

interpreting the objects that they have

found, some of which are too fragile to

be handled. Therefore, experimental

archaeologists often make replicas or

reconstructions in order to understand

how these objects worked. Wearing

a replica mail shirt, for instance, is an

immersive and experiential activity for

adults and children alike and enhances

our understanding of how people felt

wearing armour, and walking into a

reconstructed Iron Age house can be

an awe-inspiring experience, which

helps children to imagine the living

environments of prehistoric peoples.

These memorable encounters bring

the distant past to life and help to

engage and maintain children’s

interest in their school studies.

Archaeology is also about discovering

past landscapes, where people lived

and worked. It provides opportunities

for children to explore their local

area, even their own back gardens,

to reveal clues about the people

who once resided there. It enables

children to develop a sense of place

and community through time and

adds meaning to their immediate

surroundings.

Being an archaeologist also means

being a detective, and children

love puzzles. Sequencing objects in

order of time is an activity that can

be undertaken at home but working

with archaeological objects is a very

different experience. Categorising or

grouping objects such as pottery by

typology, or the type of shape, and/

or decoration, is a skill that not only

contributes to historical understanding

but is also a basic building block of

mathematical understanding.

Finding and interpreting objects

is one step in the archaeological

process. Objects need context if

they are to be fully understood. An

archaeologist needs to use many

skills in archaeological excavation

and survey work. For example, when

archaeologists dig a site they do

not always know exactly what they

are going to find, and they need to

carefully record each stage of the

dig by using context sheets, drawing

buildings and taking photographs.

Later when the dig is finished, they

will analyse all the evidence to draw

conclusions about what they have

found. This process is like one huge

puzzle with lots of different clues.

Giving a child the chance to access

archaeology in school and at home can

open a whole new world of discovery,

supporting both formal and informal

learning in a range of subjects. The

summer holidays are an ideal time

for exploring archaeology and this

summer the Festival of Archaeology

offers a variety of exciting experiences

from 13-28 July. Why not visit the

Festival of Archaeology website

festival.archaeologyuk.org and find an

event near you? You might also want

to join the Young Archaeologists’ Club,

which runs branches all year round,

across the UK – check out

www.yac-uk.org/faqs-grown-ups

From the Council for British

Archaeology: Dr. Joanne Kirton, Youth

Engagement Manager, and Gillian

Waters, Festival Coordinator.

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BOX OFFICE

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Office

Your family theatre guide...

Bolsover Castle

S44 6PR

www.english-heritage.org.uk

26 July – 28 July

Summer Nights Film Festival

Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival

comes to Bolsover Castle in July as part

of its 2019 tour. Presented by QUAD on

an inflatable screen, Summer Nights is

the chance to enjoy a unique open-air

cinematic experience at this stunning

heritage venue. Suitable for all. See

website for details of films and prices.

Buxton Opera House

SK17 6XN

www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

1 August – 2 August

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

11am. 1.30 and 2pm. Direct from the

West End, the Olivier Award nominated

smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came

to Tea returns on tour. The doorbell

rings just as Sophie and her mummy

are sitting down to tea. Who could it

possibly be? What they certainly don’t

expect to see at the door is a big, stripy

tiger. Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this

delightful family show; packed with

oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and

clumsy chaos!

4 August

Rhythm of the Dance

7.30am. This dance and music

extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish

talent, an exciting 2-hour trip through

hundreds of years of Irish dance and

music, 22 award-winning World and

Irish dance champions with 25 dazzling

costume changes.

15 August

The Secret Garden

7.30am. Her father is an important

military general and her petulant

mother treats Mary cruelly. The only

bright spot in her life is the kind Officer

Blake who tries to show Mary there is

more to life than temper tantrums and

contrariness. But then mutiny strikes the

Lennox household and Mary is sent to

England. She must go to Yorkshire - to

Misselthwaite Manor, her uncle’s house.

There she meets the stern housekeeper

Mrs Medlock and the friendly house

maid Martha, who tries to encourage

Mary to enjoy the outdoors. Everything

is very different to what she is used to

but slowly Mary begins to explore the

grounds of the manor, meeting the

grumpy but good-natured gardener Ben

Weatherstaff and Martha’s animal-loving

brother Dickon.

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Clumber Park

S80 3AZ

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

14 July

Alice in Wonderland - Outdoor

Theatre Production

4-6.30pm. Immersion Theatre proudly

bring their trademark energy to their

most spectacularly bonkers show to

date, as children and adults alike are

invited to join in the hilarity of seeing

this classic story brought vividly to life

before having the opportunity to meet

the characters after the show…why not

come dressed up as your favourite?

Derby Theatre

DE1 2NF

www.derbytheatre.co.uk

31 July – 10 August

Five

11am and 1.30pm. FIVE is a playful

exploration of five human senses

through dance, movement and live

music. Created by Derbyshire-based

family theatre specialists WinterWalker,

this warm, funny and inclusive show is a

perfect introduction to live performance

for children age 3 to 6.

Dudmaston

WV15 6QN

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

30 July

Outdoor Theatre - Gangsta

Granny

4-6pm. David Walliams’ much loved

modern classic comes to the outdoor

stage at Dudmaston. Performed in the

open air by Heartbreak Productions. The

gates to the performance area open

at 3.30pm for a 4pm start. Suitable for

children aged 3 years and over.

Lakeside Arts Theatre

NG7 2RD

www.lakesidearts.org

26 July

TICKET

TICKET

Oddsocks: A Midsummer Night’s

Dream

7.30pm. Join Oddsocks Productions

as they return to celebrate their 30th

Anniversary year with yet another

high-energy, feel-good, family theatre

show. This summer the company invite

you to join them for a festival of music,

magic and mayhem as they bring that

Shakespearean favourite “A Midsummer

Night’s Dream”, to life.

Markeaton Park - Craft Village

DE22 4AA

www.inderby.org.uk

3 August

The Greatest Showman - Cert. PG

9pm. An outdoor screening of the 2017

hit The Greatest Showman. Inspired

by the imagination of P.T. Barnum,

The Greatest Showman is an original

musical that celebrates the birth of show

business and tells of a visionary who

rose from nothing to create a spectacle

that became a worldwide sensation.

5 August – 10 August

Here Be Dragons!

11am and 2pm. This summer Babbling

Vagabonds want to take you on an

adventure into the unknown. They want

to hardwire your imagination and take

you on a trip that will refresh the senses,

even on a hot day. Join their brave

zoologists, the ‘Monster Menders’ as

they take care of strange and peculiar

creatures

Pomegranate Theatre

S41 7TX

www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

19 July – 25 July

Film: The Queen’s Corgi

Various Times. The Queen’s Corgi

follows the adventure of Rex, the British

monarch’s most beloved dog, who

loses track of his mistress and stumbles

across a clan with dogs of all kinds

confronting and fighting each other.

During his epic journey to return to the

Queen, Rex falls in love and discovers

his true self.

26 July – 1 August

Film: Horrible Histories: The

Movie - Rotten Romans

Various Times. Horrible Histories: The

Movie – Rotten Romans transports

audiences back to Roman Britain and

embraces the timeless, irreverent

humour of the successful books and

TV series. Atti is a Roman teenager with

brains but very little brawn. When one of

his schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero,

Atti is forced to join the army and sent

to miserable, cold, wet Britain. Things go

from bad to worse when Atti is captured

by Orla, a feisty teenage Celt desperate

to prove herself as a warrior.

28 September – 29 September

Dear Zoo Live

Various Times. After a successful debut

tour, Dear Zoo the timeless children’s

classic book returns to the stage in 2019.

This production will delight all those who

have read the book (both young and

old) as it unfolds with child-engaging

puppets, music and lots of audience

interaction.

Shugborough Estate

ST17 0XB

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

27 July

Outdoor Theatre: Much Ado

About Nothing

7-9pm. When news of peace reaches

England, jubilation descends upon the

residents of Dover and love blossoms

between the returning soldiers and the

women who have been working hard on

the home front.

Sudbury Hall and the National

Trust Museum of Childhood

DE6 5HT

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

2 August

Outdoor Theatre - Pride and

Prejudice

7.30-10.30pm. Take a step back in time

with Chapterhouse Theatre Company

to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s

notorious heroine.

29 August

Outdoor Theatre - Wind in The

Willows

11am-1.30pm. Boating with Ratty, a feast

with Badger and high jinx on the open

road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad.

What more could such firm friends wish

for? Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their

mad-cap adventures.

The Brewhouse Arts Centre

DE14 1AA

www.brewhouse.co.uk

12 July – 13 July

Performing Stars Academy: The

Addams Family Musical

7pm and 6pm. A fantastic new musical

based on the well-known characters of

the Addams Family. Come and see the

students of the Burton Performing Stars

Academy tell you this funny, fast and

fabulous story.

29 July

StageScreen Musical Theatre:

Showcase 2019

7.30pm. Join their triple threat

performers as they showcase musical

theatre songs, dances and scenes from

Broadway to the West End including

Hamilton, Everybody’s Talking about

Jamie, Mean Girls and many more.

Wightwick Manor

and Gardens

WV6 8EE

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

25 July

Outdoor Theatre - Folksy Theatre

presents ‘Mister Magnolia’

5.30-7pm. Join Mr Magnolia on his wacky

adventures, filled with Folksy Theatre’s

bold characters, live music, puppetry

and audience interaction, it’s a day out

not to be missed. Based on the book by

Quentin Blake. T: 01698 854409.

Winding Wheel Theatre

S41 7SA

www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

31 August

A Tribute to Ariana Grande and

JoJo Siwa

6pm. Tributes to global superstar Ariana

Grande and kids’ sensation JoJo Siwa

together in one of the most exciting new

Pop production of 2019. Tickets: £17.90. T:

01246 345 222.

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Where in the world can

you walk on the Moon?

This summer bring the whole

family to walk on the moon free of

charge inside the medieval Lichfield

Cathedral.

From 20th July - 25th September

the floor of the Cathedral will

become a moonscape for all ages.

This moon floor art installation,

called ‘One Small Step’, by sculptor

Peter Walker will give people a

unique opportunity to stand on

the moon, which is an Image from

NASA covering the 36metres of the

Cathedral.

There are also FREE family activities

happening daily throughout the

summer holidays (Mon-Sat) at 13:30

– 15:30 and for two special days (3rd

and 12th August) there will be an

explorer dome which gives you a

chance to gaze at the night sky (free

ticketed event).

During August witness The Great

Exhibition 2019: ‘Space, God, the

Universe and Everything.’ This

spectacular sound and light show

is inspired by the anniversary of the

first moon landing and promises to

be out of this world. (ticketed event)

Also, in August the Film Festival is

back! Watch family friendly movies

on the moon including Frozen, Back

to the Future, ET, The Lego Movie

and more. (ticketed event)

For more information and to

book tickets visit: www.lichfieldcathedral.org

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BBC wildlife’s Wild Cities presenter, Hannah Stitfall,

inspires us to…

become a wildlife filmmaker this summer

You’re never too young to tell animal stories

and cherish the wildlife you encounter.

That’s the message from passionate

wildlife content creator for BBC Earth,

Springwatch and Wild Cities, Hannah

Stitfall. From whales leaping out of the

waves at close quarters to plastic pollution

on our beaches, mobile phone footage

shared online is an incredibly powerful tool

in defence of the natural world. Why not

film some of the wildlife you experience on

the school run or beyond and make it the

star of the show?

“It is very easy to get down about the state

of our planet,” said Hannah, a wildlife

presenter who has worked alongside

some of the world’s best naturalists and

conservationists, has filmed around the

world and worked on BBC Spring, Autumn

and Winterwatch, “but the tide is slowly

turning – and that is thanks to passionate

individuals like the people reading this.

“Whether it is through public speaking,

TV, nature writing or simply through

their own social media channels, the

conservation movement happening right

now is something we should all be proud

of and is incredibly exciting! We can make

a difference and already are, but only if we

don’t give up.”

Sir David Attenborough’s BBC show Wildlife

on One was a must-see for a young Hannah

who rushed home after school dance class

to tune in. The filmmaker’s love of wildlife

started very early, at playschool, where she

pretended to be a flamingo and went on to

develop an obsession with foxes. Hannah

is encouraging families to try making their

own wildlife films from their mobile phones.

“Find something you’re passionate about

and go film it – that could be anything

from a house martin to a mayfly nymph

– every single species has a story and

why shouldn’t it be you who tells it? As

mentioned earlier – if you only reach one

person then they tell another person –

that’s more people that now know about

that species story.

“And it doesn’t matter if your content

isn’t up to the standards of a BBC wildlife

epic – you are still reaching people, and

that’s what it’s all about! I have made some

terrible films, but I have also made some

good ones, it’s all about learning what

works for your audience and if we don’t try

we will never know!”

Hannah’s new four-part BBC Earth series

filmed in South Africa is coming out later

this year. She believes sharing stories about

our natural world and the species we share

our planet with is now one of the most

important jobs on the planet.

“I see it almost as a domino effect when

I’m working on a BBC production or making

my own content – if I reach just one person,

they will then tell or share the content with

another person, then another person and

another, which in turn hopefully reaches

a huge audience. If every single one of us

managed to change just one person’s mind

about protecting our wildlife or hooked

them into caring about nature then I truly

believe our work as wildlife communicators

would be done – and that is why it matters

so much to me.”

Watching wildlife content on television or

online is an important part of family life,

in Hannah’s book, because it brings a

whole new world to people, a world

that is rarely seen.

“We would never have the privilege

of being in the heart of a bird’s nest if

it weren’t for our wildlife cameras on

Springwatch. The majority of us live in

such a fast-paced environment with a

million things to do that going outside and

birdwatching or wildlife spotting sometimes

just isn’t achievable.”

Hannah will be at RSPB Birdfair, which

runs from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 August

in Rutland, and addresses some of the big

issues of the day, including climate change

and wildlife decline. For tickets and news

visit: www.birdfair.org.uk, @TheBirdfair and

Like Birdfair on Facebook.

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Q: What happens

when a frog’s car

breaks down?

A: He gets toad

away

Q: What is a

cat’s favourite

movie?

A: The sound

of Mew-sic!

Q: What do you get

when you cross

a shark with a

snowman?

A: Frostbite

Q: What do you

call a gorilla

wearing ear-muffs?

A: Anything - he

can’t hear you

Send your

jokes to

Kathy.Wright@

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