Our latest walking guide is now available from Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre, price £2.50. Written by Lyn Noble it takes you on a journey to uncover the story behind 300 years of lime burning around Buxton. Ideal for individuals, groups or families.
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The Buxton Garden Fringe
WHATS ON AT POOLE'S CAVERN AND COUNTRY PARK
GRIN WOODS ART TRAIL 18th and 19th JULY
Map of the 2015 Arts Trail
After the success of last years Festival Fringe Art Trail through Grin Woods, the last weekend saw some 300 visitors join the trail, the Grinlow Art Trail Artists are aiming for a bigger and better trail this year.
The trail will take place on the weekend of 18th and 19th July. There will be a variety of installations, sculptures, textiles and paintings all leading to a hand made geodesic dome, where local story tellers and musicians will entertain visitors.
There will also be a selection of FREE creative workshops for the local community during the weekend.
For further details, have a look at the Grinlow Art Trail website.
AS YOU LIKE IT UNDERGROUND 20th-25th JULY
COME AND JOIN THE PARTY, AT THE RAVE IN A CAVE
It's Shakespeare's "As You Like It" but as you've never seen it before! Set at underground music festival "The Forest of Arden". The wanderers will take you on a journey of laughter, love and comical cock ups. Live music, dancing and plenty of flower power. Our energetic cast will make it a night you will never forget.
20-25th July 2015
18.30, 20.00, 21.30 Daily
TICKETS £12/£10 Concessions
PLEASE NOTE that this is a promenade style performance where the audience will walk and stand throughout, sturdy shoes must be worn, the caves are cool, please dress warmly.
BOOKING DETAILS AND FURTHER INFORMATION
model Spitfire - kits available from Poole's Cavern
If like me you find buying Christmas presents for people difficult, then why not take a trip up to Poole’s Cavern visitor centre and have a browse around the shop. Parking is easy and while you are there you can grab a hot drink and a slice of cake to give you that little bit of extra energy to get some shopping done.
Some gifts that are on sale, that are worth mentioning are the model airplane kits. There are four different models available, with the Spitfire and the Hurricane being the most popular. A great way of spending a couple of hours assembling the model, or perhaps helping someone put one together and they have the added bonus that they actually fly.
Buxton Town Team have commissioned an illustrated map of the town. Combining the work of a number of local artists, the map is printed in full colour at A1 size (about 33 x 22 inches) and shows the town and its surroundings with illustrations of key points in its history, buildings and people. A handy timeline makes the point that people have been settled here for thousands of years. The map is available at the shop along with some Buxton tea towels.
There is also a wide range of Onyx candle holders, hand crafted stone bowls and goblets, book ends and paperweights, beautiful handmade silver jewellery. The shop also stocks lovely soaps and balms from the Bakewell Soap Company and a wide range of books and guides to the Peak District.
A final thought if you are looking for something to give someone local. Why not combine a year’s Membership of Buxton Civic Association with a one of the Panoramic Prints of the View from Solomon’s Temple.
The shop is open 7 days a week, from 10-4 pm
Buxton Town Team Map
Event details:Location: Meet at Poole's Cavern Buxton (Cafe @ The Cavern) Postcode: SK17 9DH Date: Start time: To be confirmed Duration: 1-2 hours Notes: The Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Entomological Society will conduct a bug hunt and identification session.
Visit Buxton Video
Development of this video has been led by Vision Buxton's Marketing Group, which is made up of over 20 Buxton businesses and organisations. The project has been supported by High Peak Borough Council, Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, The University of Derby Buxton, Waitrose and Vardells.
Event details:Location: Buxton - Poole's cavern Postcode: SK17 9DH Date: Start time: To Be Confirmed Duration: 3 hours Notes: A family day out for BCA members and all visitors
Buxton Civic Association offer open days with an extremely well attended Birds Of Prey Display.
This event is a fine day out for visitors and their families to come and enjoy what BCA has to offer. There are opportunities to get involved and even handle the birds yourself.
For Family Days out in Buxton Derbyshire this is a new event so keep checking our events calendar for the next date for your diary.