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The Garden of Imagination & Calke Explore
11 July 2015 to 06 September 2015
10:30 to 16:00
Enjoy carefree summer days in our exciting natural play areas. Let your imagination run away with you in our large kitchen garden or go wild in our woodland exploration area everyday of summer holidays. Price: Park admission - Adults £3.20, Child £1.60, Plus garden admission for Garden of Imagination Adults £5.50, Child £2.75. National Trust Members Free. Phone: 01332 863822 Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey
Summer Nights Films - The Blues Brothers
07 August 2015
Summer Nights Film Festival returns to Calke Abbey grounds with The Blues Brothers. Jake and Elwood Blues are putting the band back together to raise money to save the Catholic Orphanage where they were raised. With some of the greatest blues legends performing alongside the comedy genius of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, this chaotic mix of music and comedy demands to be seen on the big outdoor screen! Doors open 7pm, Starts 9.15pm. Price: £12 (Earlybird tickets £10.50), Phone: 01332 290606, Web:www.summernightsfilm.co.uk
Summer Nights Films - The Grand Budapest Hotel
08 August 2015
Summer Nights Film Festival returns to Calke Abbeys grounds on the outdoor big screen! A hotel is only as good as its concierge and at the Grand Budapest Hotel, Gustave H (Raplh Fiennes) is a legend. This Oscar winning comedy/drama revolves around the adventures of Gustave H and his lobby boy Zero Mustafa. Doors open 7pm, start time 9.15pm. Price: £12 (Earlybird tickets £10.50), Phone: 01332 290606, Web: www.summernightsfilm.co.uk
NGS Open Garden - Calke Abbey
10 August 2015
10:00 to 17:00
Late C18 walled gardens gradually repaired over the last 25yrs. Flower garden with summer bedding, herbaceous borders and the unique auricula theatre. Georgian orangery, impressive collection of glasshouses and garden buildings. Icehouse and recently repaired grotto. Vegetable garden growing heirloom varieties of fruit and vegetables, often on sale to visitors. Restaurant at main visitor facilities for light refreshments and locally sourced food. Kiosk in gardens serving teas, coffees, ice cream and cake. Price: Adults £8, Child £4 (inc parking, entrance to park and stable) Web: www.ngs.org.uk
Craft Skills Day
20 August 2015
11:00 to 16:00
Hands on activities and demonstrations of what our ranger and building team get up to day-to-day, from trimming sheep's feet to helping build a stone wall and brick-laying. Contact: Jennie Lloyd. Telephone: 01332 863822. Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey. E-mail: calkeabbey@national trust.org.uk. Normal admission applies, which is free for National Trust members, adults £3.20, child £1.60 and family £8.00.
Bonham's Valuation Day
03 September 2015
11:00 to 16:00
Clear out the clutter and see if you are hoarding some treasure. Bring your items to be valued by experts from Bonham's Auctioneers. Contact: Richard Levy. Telephone: 01332 863822. Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Normal admission applies which is free for National Trust members - Adults £3.20, child £1.60 and family £8.00. Valuations £2 per item or 3 for £5.
It's a Dog's Life
06 September 2015
11:00 to 16:00
Come along with your best friend for agility displays, local stalls and advice. Enter some fun classes and get your paws on some prizes as we celebrate all things canine. Contact: Jennie Lloyd. Telephone: 01332 863822. Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey. E-mail: email@example.com.
19 September 2015 to 27 September 2015
Join us for a week of guided walks, night time treks and cycling events to celebrate the creation of a circular route along an old horse-drawn tramway. See website for full details of all events. Times and prices to be confirmed. Phone: 01332 863822, Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey
Calke Abbey 10k
20 September 2015
10:00 to 12:00
The 3rd annual Calke Abbey 10K & family fun run. With the stunning back drop of Calke Abbey, 'the unstately stately home', the Calke Abbey 10K, starts & finishes within the grounds of this beautiful National Trust property. A fully measured 10K, chip timed road race, will take you, the runner from within the stunning Calke grounds, out onto the surrounding undulating roads, before returning into the tree-lined mile long private driveway and into the finish.