Jumping Clay Story Time November Sessions
Unit D, Markeaton Park Craft Village
Term Time Story Sessions, week commencing:
4 Nov - Dogs don’t do ballet
11 Nov - My little pony
18 Nov - Splat the cat
25 Nov - Dinosaur stomp
Tue & Thu Weekly at 10.45am, Wed at 2pm, Fri at 1.15pm
Open all week and all ages welcome.
Fridays in November 10.00-11.30am
Tots Make and Do
Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, DE1 1BS
Tots Make and Do is a free weekly session where 2-5 yr olds & their grown ups are welcomed for crafts, games & stories inspired by the museum’s fabulous collections.
Friday 8 Nov: Poppies
Friday 15 Nov: National Toilet Day
Friday 22 Nov: Kids in Museums Takeover
Friday 29 Nov: Big Trees, Little Trees
Fri 1st November 10.30-12.30pm
Three Bears Cookery
Bettys Farm Shop, Willington
Come along and join in the yummy spooky fun making Monster Cookies at our Halloween themed workshops. You can join us in Halloween Fancy dress if you like too! All the ingredients, aprons, themed craft, recipe card plus our NEW ‘My Bake’ worksheet is included. Along with complimentary tea, coffee for the grown ups and juice for the kids. Suitable for ages 2-13 years. Please note that children under 7 will need a parent or carer present in the workshop. £15 per child. Booking essential www.threebearscookeryclub.com or call Ruth on 07973193362.
Fri 1st November 11am & 3pm
Dizzy O’Dare: The Giant Balloon Show
Déda, Chapel St, Derby
The Giant Balloon Show will have the audience in stitches and in awe simultaneously. Expect feverous balloon sculptures, high energy comic performance and of course the all-important giant balloon!
Take everything you know about balloons, add an award-winning entertainer and a vibrant 80’s soundtrack, you get a highly entertaining show for the whole family.
Recommended for ages 5+
Tel: 01332 370911 / www.deda.uk.com
Fri 1st November 10-11.30am
Family Friday: Ghosts & Demons
Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand
The whole family is welcome to play, make & have fun together making ghoulish masks, taking inspiration from the Japanese Ghosts & Demons exhibition. Drop-in session, for aged 5+ with their grown-ups.
Sat 2nd November 10-11am
Saturday Boogie Woogie Babes
All Saints Church Hall, Mickleover
Come and join a Summer Special music and movement class. £3.50 per child, under 1’s £1.50 & siblings £1. PAYG.
Contact Shelagh: 07889 962332
Sat 2nd November 5-9.30pm
Midland Railway, Butterley, Ripley
Frequent services from 5.30pm (last train at 7.15pm). Display with music starting at 7.30pm at Swanwick Junction.
Sat 2nd November 1.30-3pm
Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand
Play, make & learn together amongst the historic collections in this sensory exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths). FREE and suitable for 2-5 year olds & their grown ups!
Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Nov 10.30am & 1.30pm
Sun 3rd November 4-9pm
Fireworks Night and Fun Fair
The Pattonair County Ground
Fireworks Night and Fun Fair spectacular, with a night of music and entertainment, a large fun fair suitable for all ages and the city’s biggest pyrotechnic and fireworks display. Fireworks start at 7pm, Adult £5, Under 12 £3, Under 3 FREE, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 Under 12s) £12.
Wed 6th November 4.30-6.30pm
Derby Grammar Primary School Open Afternoon
Derby Grammar Primary School
Derby Grammar Primary School is a hive of activity and a fun, vibrant place for boys from Reception to Year 6. Meet the teachers and pupils, see the brand new Infant School building and get a taste of the exciting things they get up to during a school day in the classroom and through their array of clubs. Reserve your place at:
Saturday 9th November from 7.30pm.
St Nicholas Church Hall, Lawn Avenue, Allestree, Derby DE22 2PE
The award-winning Belper Musical Theatre is in concert for local charity Sight Support Derbyshire.
Recent shows in Derby and Belper include Our House, Guys and Dolls and Legally Blonde, but the group is also building a reputation for its concerts. This event will raise money for Sight Support Derbyshire’s services to help local adults and children face the everyday challenges of living with sight loss.
Tickets are £8 and available from 01332 292262 or online at www.sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk.
Mon 11th - Fri 15th November
Sat 16th November 3.30-6.30pm
Derby Christmas Lights Switch On
Derby Market Place
The traditional Christmas celebration will be held on the Market Place from 3.30pm and includes a festive parade from The Spot leading up to the big switch-on event around 6pm. Free event. www.derbylive.co.uk
Sat 16th November from 7pm
Starlight Fundraising Ball
Derbyshire County Cricket Ground Marquee
Warm up and welcome the approaching festive season whilst raising money for a wonderful local cause. Dress code: Fashionably formal/Winter glamour/Dress to impress + dancing shoes. Tickets £50.
www.childrenfirstderby.co.uk 01332 341516
Sat 16th - Sun 17th November 3-4.30pm
Let it Go Afternoon Tea
Bluebell Dairy, Spondon
Enjoy a scrumptious ‘Frozen’ themed Afternoon Tea in the company of the Ice Queen and her sister! Sing a long’s, character meet and greets, delicious food and fantastic entertainment. Little Princesses and Princes are bound to have a magical time! £19.99pp. www.bluebelldairy.co.ukbluebelldairy.co.uk/
Selected dates 23rd Nov - 24th Dec
North Pole Adventure
National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton, DE13 9SJ
Join us on a magical festive journey to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas and his friends. Travel through the magic portal to Father Christmas’ home town. Explore the Victorian high Street and sweet shop, help the elves sort the parcels and meet our interactive talking polar bear under the Northern Lights. Decorate gingerbread men, sing with Silvermist the Reindeer and enjoy a special meeting with Father Christmas in his grotto. Tickets also include entry the National Forest Adventure Farm the day of your visit
01283 533933 www.adventurefarm.co.uk
Sun 24th November 2-4pm
Mum 2 Mum Market
Kirk Hallam, Community Academy, DE7 4HH
Award winning nearly new sales of babies
& children’s goods & equipment. Get everything you need for your little ones. Buy direct from mums/dads at a fraction of the high street price. £2 entry, children FREE. www.mum2mummarket.co.uk/book-a-stall.html
Sat 30th Nov - Tue 24th December
Festive Farm Fun
Bluebells, Locko Rd, Spondon, DE21 7AR
Breakfast with Santa
Every weekend from Sat 30th Nov (includes present and farm entry). Booking essential.
Santas Woodland Adventure.
Running every weekend starting Sat 30th Nov 09.30am-4pm & also on Christmas Eve from 09.30am-3pm. Each experience will last approx. 1hr 30mins & includes access to the farm park & play areas all day!
Santa’s Starlit Grotto.
13th, 14th, 20th, 21st & 22nd Dec, 5-8pm. A magical night with Santa & Mrs Claus and the Christmas Elves! See website for more details and booking info.
SAT 30TH NOV - sun 1st DECEMBER
Family Festivities at Markeaton Park
Markeaton Park, DE22 4AA
Christmas in the park for all of the family with a free elf trail, festive food, music & more! Why not pop in to Jumping Clay and Paint a Pot too? There is the opportunity to buy cards, gifts decorations & more at the wonderfully unique craft stalls. Enjoy festive food at The Orangery, take part in a reindeer trail in the Craft Village & post your letter to Santa at the Markeaton North Pole post box!
Rolls Royce Brass Band playing: Sat 30th 11-11.45, & 12.15-1pm.
Derwent Valley Windband playing: Sun 1st 11-11.45 & 12.15-1pm.