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Your Ultimate Derbyshire Destination

A thriving picturesque market town on the edge of The Peak District, rich in history, Ashbourne is the perfect destination for couples, families and groups.

Combining a medieval street pattern and historic buildings with a wealth of high quality shops. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore.

Our town hosts a wide range of restaurants, cafés and family friendly pubs and there is something for every budget and taste.

Ashbourne is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is an ideal base for a short break or longer holiday. If you enjoy stately homes, you are in for a treat with Chatsworth, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Tissington Hall just to name a few within easy drive from Ashbourne.

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Summer Play Trail at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Summer Play Trail at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm
 
Trampoline Course at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 9:30 am
Trampoline Course at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Aug 30 @ 9:30 am – Sep 1 @ 1:45 pm
A 3 day course which will take you from a springer to an amateaur acrobat! The events are from 9.30am-11am and 11.15am-1.45pm. Cost is £17.50 free with the £70 Summer Saver Deal. Available to 5years+
Trampoline Course at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 11:15 am
Trampoline Course at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Aug 30 @ 11:15 am – Sep 1 @ 1:45 pm
£17.50 Free with The £70 Summer Saver Deal 5 Years + A 3 day course which will take you from a springer to an amateur acrobat.
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
Paddle Boarding at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 2:30 pm
Paddle Boarding at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Sep 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
£5 free with the £70 Summer Saver Deal 8-15 years Come and learn the basics of Paddle Boarding and take part in some fun games.
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Sports Mania at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 9:00 am
Sports Mania at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
£17.50 Free with The £70 Summer Saver Deal 5 years + It’s not manic at all but it is a whole lot of fun. A day packed full of activities including football, rounders, badminton, bouncy castle, quizzes, games, fun session … Read More
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr or 3hr walk. … Read More
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Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall 10:00 am
Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 2:15 pm
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Sep 3 @ 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Can you conquer our inflatable obstacle course or will you end up slip sliding your way into the pool? Floats and small toys will also be out in the shallow end of the pool. 10th Sep 2016 14:15-15:30 17th Sep … Read More
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Indoor Car Boot Sale 9:00 am
Indoor Car Boot Sale @ The Town Hall
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ashbourne Town Council is pleased to announce an indoor car boot sale is to be held on the first Sunday of every month commencing Sunday 1st November. Tables are £5 each. Bring your pre-loved items and maybe make a bit … Read More
Birdwatching for Beginners at Carsington Water Visitor Centre 10:00 am
Birdwatching for Beginners at Carsington Water Visitor Centre @ Carsington Water Visitor Centre
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
As we head towards the Autumn we may see an osprey flying through and heading for the west coast of Africa, and the swallows and martins will not be with us for much longer.
Magnificent Mutts Dog Show at Ashbourne Animal Welfare 11:00 am
Magnificent Mutts Dog Show at Ashbourne Animal Welfare @ Ashbourne Animal Welfare
Sep 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Waggiest Tail, Prettiest, Handsome Best Expression, Best Puppy, Top Dog etc. Visit the cats and dogs, Lunches,Teas,Gifts, Books, Bric a Brac, Toys etc.
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Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 pm
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Sep 5 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 9:00 am
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Monday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and go on a 2hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.
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White’s on Wednesdays 6:00 pm
White’s on Wednesdays @ Whites of Ashbourne
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2 courses for £15 and 2 for 1 on selected cocktails every Wednesday. (2 courses is for the starter and main meal. Desserts are charged extra) Click here to see menu http://www.whitesofashbourne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Wednesday_WoW_SAMPLE.pdf
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Ashbourne’s Last Malthouse at Ashbourne 8:09 am
Ashbourne’s Last Malthouse at Ashbourne @ Ashbourne
Sep 8 @ 8:09 am – Sep 11 @ 9:09 am
Free entry-No booking required Talks and tours will take place during the day and displays about the history of the building, and about malting and brewing in Ashbourne.
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
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Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr or 3hr walk. … Read More
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Heritage Open Days at Ilam Park 8:30 am
Heritage Open Days at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Please note there is limited wheelchair access around the parkland Explore the park as a family with a free trail, picnic by the river, take in the views or cross the fields to visit the famous stepping stones in Dovedale … Read More
Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall 10:00 am
Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood 10:00 am
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood @ Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free-No booking required Here at Sudbury we have put together an exciting programme of special events especially for Heritage Open Day.
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
Heritage Open Day 11:00 am
Heritage Open Day @ The Last Surviving Malthouse in Ashbourne
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
See what is behind the green doors at 23 Church Street, Ashbourne. Learn about the Malthouse, about malt and the associated industries in Ashbourne in the 29th century, and about the people who ran it. Find out too about what … Read More
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 2:15 pm
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Sep 10 @ 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Can you conquer our inflatable obstacle course or will you end up slip sliding your way into the pool? Floats and small toys will also be out in the shallow end of the pool. 10th Sep 2016 14:15-15:30 17th Sep … Read More
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Photography Workshop at Ilam Park 10:00 am
Photography Workshop at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Going Digital offer a range of photography workshops at Ilam Park through the seasons, including birds of prey and landscape photography. Advance booking is essential for these photography workshops.
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Nature Tots at Carsington Water Visitor Centre 10:30 am
Nature Tots at Carsington Water Visitor Centre @ Carsington Water Visitor Centre
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 2:15 pm
Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Come along to our playgroup with a difference. Nature Tots has a different wildlife theme for every session and encourages tots and parents to get outdoors to learn together. Sessions include a story, … Read More
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 pm
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Sep 12 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 9:00 am
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Monday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and go on a 2hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.
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Lewis Noble Art Workshop 9:30 am
Lewis Noble Art Workshop @ St John Street Gallery
Sep 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
3 day workshop 13-15th September: Sketching & Drawing the Derby-shire Landscape – from drawing & sketching outdoors to a complete painting in the studio by renowned artist-in-residence at St John Street gallery, Lewis Noble.
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White’s on Wednesdays 6:00 pm
White’s on Wednesdays @ Whites of Ashbourne
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2 courses for £15 and 2 for 1 on selected cocktails every Wednesday. (2 courses is for the starter and main meal. Desserts are charged extra) Click here to see menu http://www.whitesofashbourne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Wednesday_WoW_SAMPLE.pdf
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English for Adults 10:00 am
English for Adults @ Ashbourne Adult Education Centre
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free English Course Starts
Maths 6:30 pm
Maths @ Ashbourne Adult Education Centre
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Adult Education Free Maths Class, Contact 01629 533696 for further details.
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Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr or 3hr walk. … Read More
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Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall 10:00 am
Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Family Forest School at Carsington Water Visitor Centre 10:30 am
Family Forest School at Carsington Water Visitor Centre @ Carsington Water Visitor Centre
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:45 pm
For families and children, suitable for 0-13 years. Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Come and join us for our monthly Forest School sessions specifically for children and youths aged 9-15. This event runs twice in the day. First … Read More
Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 2:15 pm
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Sep 17 @ 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Can you conquer our inflatable obstacle course or will you end up slip sliding your way into the pool? Floats and small toys will also be out in the shallow end of the pool. 10th Sep 2016 14:15-15:30 17th Sep … Read More
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Mayfield Music present The Thomas-Thompson Duet at Ashbourne 3:00 pm
Mayfield Music present The Thomas-Thompson Duet at Ashbourne @ Ashbourne
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
£14.00 (students £6.00) tickets available from Natural Choice, St John Street and on the day at the venue. The Turner-Thompson Duo playing the Harp and Guitar will play a programme to include works by Bizet, Rodrigo, de falla, Tarrega and … Read More
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Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 pm
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Sep 19 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 9:00 am
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Monday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and go on a 2hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.
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Louise Jannetta Art Workshop 11:00 am
Louise Jannetta Art Workshop @ St John Street Gallery
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
This lesson looks at perspective, colour and form. The student will follow the demonstration by Louise Jannetta to produce a rooftop townscape in acrylics. Louise will demonstrate a method that creates drama using contrast and glazes. The cost of this … Read More
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Free Interview Skills Workshop for Adults 1:00 pm
Free Interview Skills Workshop for Adults @ Ashbourne Adult Education Centre
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
White’s on Wednesdays 6:00 pm
White’s on Wednesdays @ Whites of Ashbourne
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2 courses for £15 and 2 for 1 on selected cocktails every Wednesday. (2 courses is for the starter and main meal. Desserts are charged extra) Click here to see menu http://www.whitesofashbourne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Wednesday_WoW_SAMPLE.pdf
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Want to try Scuba Diving at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 8:00 pm
Want to try Scuba Diving at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For pure relaxation and exhilaration, there’s hardly a better feeling than immersing yourself in the underwater world. It’s exciting, challenging, rewarding and above all fun and we would love you to join us.
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Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr or 3hr walk. … Read More
Beer Festival at Ashbourne Town Hall 12:00 pm
Beer Festival at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ashbourne’s Beer Festival 2016 showcasing 40 Real Ales and 10 Ciders and Perrys many locally produced but also Beers from across the Midland and further afield. £3.00 admission Free to CAMRA members Beer tokens £10.00
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Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall 10:00 am
Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
Beer Festival at Ashbourne Town Hall 12:00 pm
Beer Festival at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ashbourne’s Beer Festival 2016 showcasing 40 Real Ales and 10 Ciders and Perrys many locally produced but also Beers from across the Midland and further afield. £3.00 admission Free to CAMRA members Beer tokens £10.00
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 2:15 pm
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Sep 24 @ 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Can you conquer our inflatable obstacle course or will you end up slip sliding your way into the pool? Floats and small toys will also be out in the shallow end of the pool. 10th Sep 2016 14:15-15:30 17th Sep … Read More
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Walkies!! at Ilam Park at Ashbourne Animal Welfare 10:30 am
Walkies!! at Ilam Park at Ashbourne Animal Welfare @ Ashbourne Animal Welfare
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
For sponsorship form ring 01335 300494 or download from website. Walks to suit all abilities.
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Hazel Lale Art Workshop: Harbours and the Seaside 10:00 am
Hazel Lale Art Workshop: Harbours and the Seaside @ St John Street Gallery
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mixed media (watercolour and inks). Some experience in watercolour painting. The cost of this 1 day workshop is £75, which includes a 2 course lunch and refreshments. Tel: 01335 347425
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 pm
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Sep 26 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 9:00 am
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Monday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and go on a 2hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.
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White’s on Wednesdays 6:00 pm
White’s on Wednesdays @ Whites of Ashbourne
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2 courses for £15 and 2 for 1 on selected cocktails every Wednesday. (2 courses is for the starter and main meal. Desserts are charged extra) Click here to see menu http://www.whitesofashbourne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Wednesday_WoW_SAMPLE.pdf
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Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
Sing & Smile, The Waterside Centre at Ashbourne 2:00 pm
Sing & Smile, The Waterside Centre at Ashbourne @ The Waterside Centre
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Goldies UK, ‘Sing and Smile’ Ashbourne Taster Session. Free to all.
Want to try Scuba Diving at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 8:00 pm
Want to try Scuba Diving at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For pure relaxation and exhilaration, there’s hardly a better feeling than immersing yourself in the underwater world. It’s exciting, challenging, rewarding and above all fun and we would love you to join us.
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Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr or 3hr walk. … Read More
Fashion Show ’90 Glorious Years’ at Ashbourne Town Hall 7:30 pm
Fashion Show ’90 Glorious Years’ at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tickets £10.00 ( includes glass of wine and nibbles) from Manion Antiques 23 Church Street Ashbourne. Notty Hornblower has been presenting fashion shows for over fifteen years raising thousands of pounds for charities. Proceeds from this fashion Show will go … Read More
Meet the Brewer & Tap Take over with Wincle Beer Company 8:00 pm
Meet the Brewer & Tap Take over with Wincle Beer Company @ The Royal Oak
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
This is The Royal Oak’s first Tap Takeover – hold tight! Wincle brewery are taking over our taps with their tasty beer brewed here in the Peak District! Justin Bowler and Grant Leah from the Brewery are joining us to … Read More