What’s on near us in Staffordshire/Derbyshire in July

Are you thinking of staying with us at the Staffordshire glampsite in July? Here’s a list of some ideas for things to do locally to us in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. All within a 45 minute drive. There are family fun days, festivals, food evenings, drink events and more, something for everyone:


2nd July: Wine tasting @ Ashbourne town hall (DE6 1HQ)

Part of the Ashbourne festival, try a selection of quality wines ideal for summer parties and BBQ’s. With snacks from the bake house included.

Tickets £12.50


4th July: Deercote Walk @ Sudbury Hall (DE6 5HT)

A rare opportunity to get close to Sudbury hall’s historic deercote


5th July: Comedy night @Ashbourne Empire ballroom (DE6 1BW)

One of the most popular events of the annual Ashbourne festival


5th July: A tribute to Beyonce @ The National Brewery Centre (DE14 1NG)

This show has wowed crowds all over the UK, why not book dinner before the show.


6th July: Ashby scooter and music festival (Ashby town centre)

Local bands and over 1000 scooter are planning to take over Ashby town centre for this fun day out, with live music and a scooter parade


6th July: Greek night @Sloans Kitchen (DE13 0AZ)

£30 per person


6th-7th July: The toy farm @ Bluebell Dairy (DE21 7AR)

Toy story themed day out, meet the characters watch a sheep race and join in with an alien blast out.


6th-7th July: Elvaston steam rally @ Elvaston Castle (DE72 3EP)

Steam engines, vintage and classic cars and motorcycles, tractors and more.


7th July: Hinckley 10th annual soap box derby in Hinckley

Build a soap box, compete or just watch for a fun family day out.


7th July: Quiz night @ The Bell Inn, Anslow (DE13 9QD)

Visit our local pub for their monthly quiz night, £1 entry max 6 per team


9th July: Party in the paddock @ Uttoxeter racecourse (ST14 8BD)

Ultra 90s perform during an evening of racing followed by classic 90s dance anthems


12th July: Gin and cheese tasting night @ Burton Town Hall (DE14 2EB)

£25 per ticket


12th-13th July: Luna cinema: The greatest showman @the National Memorial Arboretum (DE13 7AR)

Outdoor cinema in beautiful woodland setting including the Luna bar.

£15 per adult £10 per child.


13th July: Colour obstacle run @ Uttoxeter racecourse (ST14 8BD)

A 5k course with 20 obstacles, 8 colour stations and 20 music zones


13th-14th July: Vintage summer market @Middleton Hall and Gardens, Tamworth (B78 2AE)

Local arts and crafts, vintage antiques and collectibles.

Admission £3 per adult under 16s FREE


13th July-2nd September: Moon landing maze @ The National Forest Adventure farm (DE13 9SJ)

Less than a 5 minute drive from the Anslow glampsite  is the national Forest adventure farm a great day out for the whole family. Take a look at our last day out there for dino week here.

This year the annual maize maze will celebrate 50 years since the announcement of the first moon landing.


14th July: Party in the park @Eureka park, Swadlincote (DE11 0BA)

Street foods, craft ales, ciders, shopping, live music and the fun dog show



14th July: Fun dog show @ Eureka park, Swadlincote (DE11 0BA)

Part of the party in the park event there will be food and drink, live music and activities.



14th July: Tatenhill airbase open day (DE13 9PD)

Family fun day 5 minutes up the roads from Peake’s Retreats, Anslow.



14th July: Ashby show @ Cattows Farm (LE67 2TD)

Family fun day, with tea rooms, fresh produce, family activities and lots of beautiful countryside to walk explore.


18th July: French rustic night @ The Old Vicarage (DE14 3EQ)

3 course french table d’hote menu and bottle of wine per couple. We can thoroughly recommend the Old Vicarage, consistently excellent food, perfect for a special occasion.

£34.95 per person


19th July: A tribute to the BeeGees @ The national brewery centre (DE14 1NG)

In their 20th years as the worlds premiere tribute to the BeeGees, uncanny likeness and eerily accurate sound.


20th July: Birdwatching for beginners @ The National Arboretum (DE13 7AR)

A 3 hour guided walk around the 150 acre arboretum grounds.


20th-21st July: Food and drink festival @Elvaston Castle (DE72 3EP)

A great day out, we visited last year and will definetely be going back this year; award winning food and drink with over 100 pop-up shops and stalls, live music and the Bubbleicious festival. Tuck into lots of tasty food, enjoy a refreshing drink and then take a stroll in the countryside around the beautiful grounds of Elvaston Castle.


20th-21st July: Bubbleicious festival @Elvaston Castle (DE72 3EP)

Family day out with lots of bubble activities, food and drink, children’s corner, reptile area, live music and pop-up shopping village.



21st July: Family fun day at Carsington Water, Ashbourne (DE6 1ST)

Donkey rides, Punch and Judy, face painting, activity tent and much more.


23rd-27th July: The Lion The Witch and the wardrobe @ Lichfield Garrick Theatre (WS13 6HR)

Community musical for all the family.


26th July: Summer Comedy Gala @ The National Brewery Centre (DE14 1NG)

3 top comedians and two course traditional summer BBQ


26th July: Blossom Hill ladies day with Martin Kemp @ Uttoxeter racecourse (ST14 8BD)

Sunshine, friends, Blossom Hill Gin Fizz and classic music from Martin Kemp, including best dressed and best hat competitions.


26th July: Night watch @Rosliston Forestry centre (DE12 8JX)

Learn about nocturnal creatures and the night sky.


27th July: Plant hunters fair @the National Memorial Arboretum (DE13 7AR)

Nursery experts will be on hand with stalls to browse and 150 acres woodland to explore.


27th July: A spotlight on the Treaty of Versailles 1919-2019 @ the National Memorial Arboretum (DE13 7AR)

Learn about the divided opinions over the justness and success of the treaty signed on 28th June 1919 ending the war with Germany.


28th July: Peter Rabbit family fun day @Uttoxeter race course (ST14 8BD)

Meet Peter Rabbit and friends for a day filled with family entertainment including electric go-karts and inflatables.

Book in advance to save money.


28th July: Artisan market @ Barton Marina (DE13 8DZ)

Various traders including: handcrafted jewellery, handbags, chocolates, and much more