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Christmas at Hardwick
Christmas at Hardwick at Hardwick Estate

Wed 22 Nov - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Chesterfield 01246 850430

Christmas Elf Hunt at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Sat 16 - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Market Bosworth 01455 290429

Audience with Father Christmas at Bolsover Castle

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Bolsover 01246 822844

Christmas weekends at Calke at Calke Abbey

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Derby 01332 863822

Christmas fine food fair at Calke Abbey

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Derby 01332 863822


Selected stately homes

Lamport Hall & Gardens

Northampton 01604 686272

Burghley House aerial view

Stamford 01780 752451

Deene Park

Corby 01780 450361

Lincoln Guildhall

Lincoln 01522 541727


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Lamport Hall & Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Lamport Hall, Lamport, Northamptonshire, NN6 9HD, Tel: 01604 686272, Email

The facade is by John Webb and the Smiths of Warwick. The Hall contains an outstanding collection of furniture, books and paintings, including portraits by Van Dyck, Kneller, Lely and other important works of art.

Burghley House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Burghley Park, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, Tel: 01780 752451

Used in recent films Pride and Prejudice and The Da Vinci Code, the house boasts eighteen magnificent State Rooms and a huge collection of works and art, including one of the most important private collections of 17th century.

Lincoln Guildhall
VistEngland VAQAS

Saltergate, Lincoln, LN2 1DH, Tel: 01522 541727, Email

The Guildhall / Stonebow date back to 1520 and is on the site of the Roman southern gateway. The Guildhall is the official 'home' of the Mayor and houses the City's fine collection of insignia displayed in the old debtors prison.

Deene Park
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Deene Park, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3EW, Tel: 01780 450278, Email

Deene Park is one of Northamptonshire's finest houses and is of great architectural interest.

Southwick Hall
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Southwick, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, PE8 5BL, Tel: 01832 274064, Email

A family home since 1300, retaining medieval building dating from 1300, with Tudor rebuilding and 18th century additions.

Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Estate Office, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 0LZ, Tel: 01778 591205, Email

A medieval keep which was developed into a quadrangular house in the mid-16th century with an 18th century facade on the north and a 19th century facade on the west.


Gunby Hall

Select Lincolnshire National Trust

Gunby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 5SS, Tel: 01754 890102

With links to Tennyson, Darwin and Vaughan-Williams there is so much to discover about the family home of the Massingberd family.


The Pavilion Gardens


St John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN, Tel: 01298 23114

The Gardens are enjoyed by over 500,000 people every year. The combination of walks, lakes, play areas and miniature train ensure that they remain a firm favourite with the whole family.

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  • Rail station: Buxton (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access

Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood

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Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0HE, Tel: 0116 236 2713

Whether you want to explore this 840 acre country park with friends or family for a day enjoying the outdoors or want some peace and tranquility Bradgate Park is a must-visit. Take along a picnic, camera or your walking boots!

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  • Rail station: Leicester (5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access

Goltho Gardens


Goltho House, Lincoln Road, Goltho, LN8 5NF, Tel: 01673 857814

The garden boasts a long grass walk flanked by abundantly-planted borders, from which a network of paths meander. The nut walk, delightful pæony and rose gardens and stunning wildflower meadow are at their best in spring and early summer.


Bolingbroke Castle


Bolingbroke Castle, Old Bolingbroke, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 4HJ, Tel: 01529 461499

The remains of a 13th century hexagonal castle, birthplace in 1367 of the future King Henry IV, with adjacent earthworks.


Bolsover Castle

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Castle Street, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6PR, Tel: 01246 822844

A fairytale mansion perched on a hilltop, built by Charles Cavendish in 1612 and completed by his son William. Take an audio tour and imagine the days when King Charles I was entertained here in 1634.

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  • Rail station: Chesterfield (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Hussey Tower


off Skirbeck Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6DA, Tel: 01529 461499

Hussey Tower dates from around 1460 and is one of the oldest brick buildings in Lincolnshire. Originally part of a much larger house, the tower has three storeys connected by a spiral stair house in an octagonal turret.


Mr Straw's House

National Trust

5-7 Blyth Grove, Worksop, S81 0JG, Tel: 01909 482380

Discover the family home of a well-to-do tradesman in the 1920s.


Belton House

VistEngland VAQASSelect Lincolnshire National Trust

Belton, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LS, Tel: 01476 566116

The perfect English country house, set in its own extensive deer park, Belton was designed to impress.


Sir John Moore Foundation

MLA's Museum Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally agreed standards for museums in the UKLeicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

Top Street, Appleby Magna, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 7AH, Tel: 01530 273629

The Heritage Centre recreates life in the Sir John Moore School in Victorian times. Discover the village boys’ classroom, Headmaster’s study, dormitory and clock room.


Newstead Abbey


Ravenshead, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8GE, Tel: 01623 455900

Escape the city for an afternoon and be inspired by Newstead's beautiful grounds, architecture and hidden history. Create your own masterpieces inspired by decorative objects within the collection.


Heckington Windmill


Hale Road, Heckington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 9JW, Tel: 01529 461919

Unique eight bladed working windmill with displays/artefacts/demonstrations. Own-ground flours, oats and muesli for sale. Tearooms serve an excellent range of Lincolnshire sourced and Viennese food. Tea room free entry.


Prestwold Hall


Prestwold, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5SQ, Tel: 01509 880236

Prestwold Hall and its stunning gardens provide the perfect venue for civil weddings and wedding receptions.

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  • Rail station: Loughborough (3 miles)
  • Parking: free

Newarke Houses Museum at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

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The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY, Tel: 0116 225 4980

Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens incorporates the Museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

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  • Rail station: Leicester (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Creswell Crags


Crags Road, Welbeck, S80 3LH, Tel: 01909 720378

Creswell Crags is a world famous archaeological site, home to Britain's only known Ice Age cave art. A state-of-the-art Visitor Centre provides a wide range of activities and something for everyone of all ages.

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  • Rail station: Creswell (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Rockingham Castle

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Rockingham Castle Estate, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH, Tel: 01536 770240

Delve into history at Rockingham Castle, which was built on the orders of William the Conqueror.

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  • Rail station: Kettering (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Baysgarth House Museum


Baysgarth Park, Caistor Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 6AH, Tel: 01652 637568

Located in the heart of historic Barton upon Humber, Baysgarth House is the ancestral home of the prominent Nelthorpe family.



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Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP, Tel: 01246 565300

Behind the newly restored house facades, explore over 30 rooms, one of Europe's most significant art collections, fascinating stories, exciting exhibitions, and unlimited access to the 105 acre garden with waterworks, sculptures and maze

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  • Rail station: Chesterfield (10 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access