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Places to go for all the family this weekend in Derbyshire including Shrovetide

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: July 25, 2014

By Zena Hawley

A craft and country fair is taking place at Kedleston Hall this weekend

A craft and country fair is taking place at Kedleston Hall this weekend

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LOOKING for somewhere to go this weekend? Why not try some of these?

PICNIC IN THE PARK & GAMES: Sunday noon to 5pm, Ashbourne Memorial Gardens, off Park Road.

This First World War-themed event will start with a concert at the band stand, performed by members of Ashbourne Town Band.

A "boys' game" of Shrovetide at the Fishpond Meadow will recreate the football match on the Somme during the First World War from 1pm.

Ashbourne Cricket Club take on Shrovetide players in a cricket match on the recreation ground, to be followed by cream teas.

There will also be entertainment and amusements, a fancy dress competition for under-10s, suffragettes and a picnic in the park.

Entry is free.

ASHBOURNE WELFARE SOCIETY 'SUMMER SPECTACULAR': Sunday, 11am to 4pm, The Ark, Wyaston Road, Ashbourne.

Featuring a dancing dog display, pony rides, camels, hedgehogs, rabbits, vintage cars and food stalls.

Microchipping for pets will be available at a knock-down price of £10.

There will also be cats and dogs who are looking for new homes.

Entries for the dog display will be taken from 11.30am.

Admission: £2 for adults. Children and dogs go free. Parking is also free.

THE KEDLESTON HALL COUNTRY FAIR: Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm, Kedleston Road, Kedleston.

Thousands of people are expected at Kedleston Hall's first-ever country fair.

Among the activities will be a dog display, equestrian acrobatics, stunt bikes, demonstrations, Punch & Judy, terrier racing, birds of prey, broom making, spinning and weaving, pole lathing, marquees, food stalls and arts and crafts. There will also be a licensed bar.

Admission: £7.60 or £6 for concessions and £3 for children aged 5-16. Under-5s go free. Family ticket (two adults and two children) is £19. Parking is free.

CALKE ABBEY FINE FOOD FAIR: Sunday, 11am to 4pm, Calke Abbey, off Main Street, Ticknall.

Tantalising smells and tempting treats will be on offer to visitors at Calke Abbey's ever-popular Fine Food Fair.

All the food in the fair is sourced within a 30-minute radius of the Calke estate. The restaurant will be serving up a tasty selection of fresh meals including barbecued pulled pork, beef burgers and lamb burgers all sourced from Calke Abbey.

Admission: Normal park admission and parking charges will apply.

INDIETRACKS FESTIVAL: Tonight, Saturday and Sunday, Midland Railway Centre, Butterley Hill, Ripley.

This unique summer festival combines steam trains and indie-pop music.

Visitors will be able to enjoy steam train rides, railway attractions and museums, discos, art and craft workshops, great food and a selection of real ales.

About 50 new and established indie-pop artists will perform across four stages at the festival.

There will also be art and craft workshops and plenty of food and drink stalls.

Admission: Adults is £20 for tonight, £38 for Saturday and £38 for Sunday, or £72 for the entire festival. 5-14 years: £6 each day or £10 for the whole festival. Under-5s go free. Camp sites and hotels are available nearby.

ROCK & BLUES OLD SCHOOL WEEKENDER FESTIVAL: Today, Saturday and Sunday, Coneygrey Showground, Chesterfield Road, Pentrich.

The festival features three stages of live music from a host of tribute bands and unsigned bands.

The music includes an array of genres from rock, metal, punk, ska, rockabilly and more.

The event also includes motorbikes, hot rod and classic cars, trikes and scooters.

There is a bar, food stalls, sideshows, attractions and trade stands.

Admission: £45 for the weekend or £25 for the day. Tickets available on the gate.

ELTON BEER FESTIVAL: Saturday, 2pm to midnight, Jubilee Sports and Recreation Field, Main Street, Elton, near Matlock.

This year will be the 10th year that Elton has hosted its beer festival. It includes a wide selection of local real ales, food and live music to suit all tastes. There will also be local ciders, perrys, wines, lager and spirits.

Soft drinks will be on sale for children and under-18s.

Admission: £5 for adults (18 and over); £3 for ages 12-17 and under-12s free.

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