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Cromford Mill Yard
Cromford Mills Scarecrow Festival

Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd August, 10am to 5pm At Cromford Mills
Cromford Mills’ Scarecrow Festival returns with fun for all the family. Follow the scarecrow trail and judge which should win the top prize and meet the living scarecrows along the way.

Sat 1st Aug
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making mini dens
My Wild Summer!

Spend the summer playing wild at our two centres. With a different theme and related activities each week you will be sure to learn and discover a lot. This week – MEADOW MAGIC!

Sat 1st Aug
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Fleet Arts
Banners Bright: Art and Craft Workshop

Art and Craft Summer Workshop
For children aged from 5-13 at Fleet Arts, Belper: Making banners for ’causes’ or whatever you think is important.

Mon 3rd Aug
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Cromford Mills Thread of Life at Gothic Warehouse
Cromford Mills Thread of Life

Thread of Life
4th August
Free workshops where you can learn to sew your own version of a cross-stitch pattern based on a strand of DNA.

Tue 4th Aug
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Ice Cream
Ice Cream

Join Jane Bownes, Managing Director of Bradwell’s Ice Cream, for an informal talk all about ice cream. Learn about its history – as well as that of the company.

Tue 4th Aug
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Cooking on the campfire
My Wild Summer!

Spend the summer playing wild at our two centres. With a different theme and related activities each week you will be sure to learn and discover a lot. This week – WILD WITH WATER!

Wed 5th Aug
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Bug hunting
Butterfly and Bug Bonanza

Join us at Rose End Meadows to look at the bugs and butterflies on site.

Wed 5th Aug
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Annual Report: Masson Mills
Nature Bites: DerwentWISE

Wildlife in the Lower Derwent Valley has survived for Centuries alongside our Industrial Heritage. This talk will look at the exceptional wildlife found in this historic part of Derbyshire, and the hidden gems of the Valley’s built heritage.

Wed 5th Aug
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Guided Walk at Woodside Farm

Join our Conservation Farming Officer to find out how conservation and food production can work together, meet our livestock and look for other wildlife that makes this farm their home.

Wed 5th Aug
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Cromford Mills & Exhibition Room
Wanted at Cromford

Wanted at Cromford, Children of all ages
Thursday 6th August
Find out what it was like to live and work in Richard Arkwright’s Cromford?

Thu 6th Aug
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Local Wildlife Site Work Party

Join the DerwentWISE volunteer team and help us improve Local Wildlife Sites in the lower Derwent Valley. Activities run from 10 am to 3 pm.

Sat 8th Aug
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making mini dens
My Wild Summer!

Spend the summer playing wild at our two centres. With a different theme and related activities each week you will be sure to learn and discover a lot. This week – WILD IN THE WOODS!

Sat 8th Aug
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Hydrangea
Hydrangea Derby

Hydrangea Derby is the largest collection (over 400 types) of Hydrangea in UK and can be found near the Terrace Café in Darley Park, Derby.

Sun 9th Aug
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Arkwright's Cafe, Cromford Mills
Peter Rabbit

Ting Tang Theatre presents Peter Rabbit
Bringing Beatrix Potter’s characters to life with an outdoor performance at Cromford Mills.

Sun 9th Aug
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Belper
Strutt’s Belper – the Mills and Housing

Join Christine Smith on a guided walk through the early industrial housing around Belper, the world’s first workers’ town.

Sun 9th Aug
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Fleet Arts
Marionettes: Art and Craft Summer Workshop

Art and Craft Summer Workshop
For children aged from 5-13 at Fleet Arts, Belper: Make a string puppet with jointed limbs to take away.

Mon 10th Aug
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Family Walk - inside St Mary's Church
Family Walk around Cromford

Discover the local area with this two hour family walk around Cromford with Chas Arnold.

Mon 10th Aug
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Butterflies
Butterflies & Pollinators

Join us for a FREE guided walk around Crich Chase Meadows to find out about the fantastic butterflies and pollinating insects found there. Learn to identify Derbyshire’s butterflies and bees (no prior knowledge needed!).

Wed 12th Aug
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Fleet Arts
Printing on Fabric: Art and Craft Workshop

Art and Craft Summer Workshop for children aged 5-13 at Fleet Arts, Belper. Design and print fun coloured patterns onto cloth.

Wed 12th Aug
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Cooking on the campfire
My Wild Summer!

Spend the summer playing wild at our two centres. With a different theme and related activities each week you will be sure to learn and discover a lot. This week – STICKTASTIC!

Wed 12th Aug
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making mini dens
My Wild Summer!

Spend the summer playing wild at our two centres. With a different theme and related activities each week you will be sure to learn and discover a lot. This week – WILD WITH WATER!

Sat 15th Aug
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Cooking on the campfire
My Wild Summer!

Spend the summer playing wild at our two centres. With a different theme and related activities each week you will be sure to learn and discover a lot. This week – WILD IN THE WOODS!

Wed 19th Aug
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Fleet Arts
3D Model Making: Art and Craft Workshop

3D Model Making Art and Craft Workshop for children aged 5-13 at Fleet Arts Belper. Design and make your own cardboard house, castle, or palace.

Thu 20th Aug
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Wild food and forest crafts
Wild food and forest crafts

A weekend learning simple wood crafts, wild food foraging and how to cook on a real fire. Includes optional overnight camp.

Get Skilled for DerwentWISE taster sessions and courses for people living in the project area.

Sat 22nd Aug
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making mini dens
My Wild Summer!

Spend the summer playing wild at our two centres. With a different theme and related activities each week you will be sure to learn and discover a lot. This week – STICKTASTIC!

Sat 22nd Aug
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Cooking on the campfire
My Wild Summer!

Spend the summer playing wild at our two centres. With a different theme and related activities each week you will be sure to learn and discover a lot. This week – MEADOW MAGIC!

Wed 26th Aug
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Hedge Your Bets

Join John Bland for a walk from Newton Solney. This is a continuation of our January meeting’s talk ‘Hedgerows Never Fail to Surprise Me’ by Lynne Pickering.

Sat 29th Aug
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Mt Wild Summer!

Spend the summer playing wild at our two centres. With a different theme and related activities each week you will be sure to learn and discover a lot. This week – SUPER SENSES!

Sat 29th Aug
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Reserves volunteer Steve White
Reserve Work Party, The Avenue Washlands

Join our volunteer team at The Avenue to care for one of our most important wetland reserves.

Sun 30th Aug
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