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April 2014

Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre

Half Price Friday Night
04 April 2014 to 26 December 2014, 18:00 to 20:30
Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT Half Price Open Practice Ski & Snowboard Sessions - Must be of intermediate standard (call ahead to check level) Half Price Toboggan Rides - Age Restrictions Apply From 6pm - Last Entry at 8.30pm


June 2014


14 June 2014 to 01 May 2015

Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War, Battledress explores the impact of the 1914 - 18 War on Women's fashion. Drawn from the Museum's historic fashion collection the exhibition will contrast the elaborate and restricting fashions of the Edwardian period with the more practical styles that were created as a result of the War and the revolution in fashion that followed during the 1920s. Opening hours.

Included in Admission. 01530 278444.


July 2014


Amazing Plants
12 July 2014 to 05 October 2014

An exploration of the powerful relationships between people and plants, showcasing amongst other collection of botanical materials including the stories of local collectors.

Opening hours. Included in Admission. 01530 278444.


The National Forest Adventure Farm

National Forest Adventure Farm Maize Maze
12 July 2014 to 07 September 2014, 10:00 to 18:00
National Forest Adventure Farm

This year our maze is celebrating the publication of The Scarecrows' Wedding, the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Written in Julia Donaldson's glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, The Scarecrows' Wedding is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality - and a happy ending! Two scarecrows, Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, are planning the perfect wedding. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost ruins their special day. Harry must become a hero before he and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams. The stunning maze design recreates the front cover of the book, with Betty and Harry standing together in a wheat wreath. The maze will features 3 miles of pathways bridges and viewing towers. As you navigate the maze, take part in the quiz trail and help Harry O'Hay find all the items he needs to create the perfect wedding day. There will also be a mini maze in the shape of a flower. The shorter maze will be ideal for families with younger children, those less able or those who simply fancy a sedate stroll. Dates: 12 July to 7 September 2014 Prices: Individual: £9.75 Concessions: £9.00 Children under 2: Free Group rate: £9.00




A whole host of events, fairs and festivals take place throughout the year ranging from riverside regattas to scarecrow festivals, craft shows to classical concerts and flower festivals to bonfire bonanzas. There are also theatre performances, live music, concerts, talks and guided walks, food and drink fairs and folk festivals.

Don't miss the National Forest Wood fair over the August bank holiday, the National Forest Folk festival in July, National Forest Walking Festival in May and the brilliant Agrilympics at the National Forest Adventure Farm in August.

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