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What’s On At Cromford Mills

There's a whole load of fun at Cromford Mills in August!

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th August

FAMILY FUN: SCARECROW FESTIVAL WEEKEND

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Cromford Mills, Mill Yard

Cost: FREE ENTRY (There is a small charge for some activities)

Cromford Mills’ Scarecrow Festival returns with fun for all the family.

Meet the living scarecrows, follow the scarecrow trail and enjoy games, crafts and lots more.

Scarecrow Trail – Follow the scarecrow trail and judge which of the scarecrows you think should win first prize! Free prize draw for everyone who completes a judging form.

Why not enter your own scarecrow into the trail – closing date is Thursday 2nd August. Visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or 01629 823256 for details.

Scarecrow Fancy Dress – Come dressed as a scarecrow and win a prize.

Craft Activities – Make your own scarecrow puppet and take your master piece home to show everyone Drop in anytime between 12am-4pm, Charges applies to specific activities (accompanying adults free).

Owls and Parrots – Meet a selection of gorgeous owls and colourful, entertaining parrots and see the mischief they can cause! Discover more about these fascinating birds with talks at 12noon and 2pm. Come and hold an owl and have your photo taken - £2.

Petting Zoo – Come along and meet and hold lots of different animals and creatures. Why not hold the animals for a small charge on the day?

Indoor and Outdoor Games – A variety of games that are fun for all the family.

Arkwright’s Café Treats – Visit our fantastic onsite café in the mill yard. Here you will be able to enjoy plenty of tasty treats.

Guided Tours – Canal Boat Trips – Arkwright Experience- Gift Shops – Wheatcroft’s Wharf – Arkwright’s Café

For more information please contact: events@arkwrightsociety.org.uk or 01629 823256

Tuesday 7th Aug – Sunday 2nd Sept

MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION

Time: 11am-4pm

Location: Gothic Warehouse

Cost: FREE ENTRY

A fascinating display for all ages by the Chesterfield Railway Modellers.

For more information please contact: events@arkwrightsociety.org.uk or 01629 823256

Wednesday 8th August

KNIT AND NATTER

Time: 10am-12 noon

Location: Arkwright’s Café

Cost: FREE ENTRY

Join us for a morning of knitting and nattering. This drop in session is suitable for anyone who wants to knit, learn to knit or just fancies a chat!

Tuesday 14th August

BAMFORDS VALUATION DAY

Time: 2pm -5pm

Location: Wheatcroft’s Wharf

Cost: Free Entry

Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers, invite you to bring along items of interest for a free valuation and can be left for auction in the next appropriate sale. A walk-in event, where you can have items evaluated completely free of charge.

For more information please contact: events@arkwrightsociety.org.uk or 01629 823256

Sunday 19th August

ARKWRIGHT SPINSTERS

Time 11am-4pm

Location: Gothic Warehouse

FREE ENTRY

The Arkwright Spinsters will be demonstrating spinning and fibre crafting and sharing their skills. Bring your own spinning wheel and learn to spin or learn with group equipment by prior arrangement.

Please contact arkwrightspinsters@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to arrange a lesson.

Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August

FAMILY FUN: PIRATES AND PRINCESSES WEEKEND

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: Cromford Mills

Cost: FREE ENTRY (small charge for some activities)

Ahoy there to all the Pirates and Hello to all the Pretty Princesses!

Step into the mill for a weekend full of pirates and princess adventures.

Fancy Dress – Come dressed as a pirate or princess and win a prize.

Boat Trips – All aboard for pirate adventures for all the family. Capture the crafts and play the games. Fancy dress optional, treasure hunting compulsory! (Saturday only – departs 11am and 2pm). Visit www.birdswood.org for further details and to book.

Craft Activities– Take part in themed activities over the weekend. For all the pirates out there come and make your own ship in a bottle. For all the princesses come and make your own castle in a bottle. Drop in anytime between 12am-4pm, Charges applies to specific activities (accompanying adults free).

Parrots – Meet the pirates and princesses’ parrots and find out more about these fascinating birds. Why not hold a parrot of your own for just two pieces of gold (£2).

Indoor and Outdoor Games – Come along and join in with a variety of games that are fun for all the family.

Arkwright’s Café Treats – Visit our fantastic onsite café in the mill yard. Here you will be able to enjoy plenty of tasty treats.

Guided Tours – Canal Boat Trips – Arkwright Experience- Gift Shops – Wheatcroft’s Wharf – Arkwright’s Café

For more information please contact: events@arkwrightsociety.org.uk or 01629 823256

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August

CROMFORD MILLS MARKET

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Mill Yard

Cost: Free Entry

Cromford Mills will be holding a craft and makers market in the mill yard. Stalls will showcase local and handmade goods. Please contact events@arkwrightsociety.org.uk if you would like more information or you would like to have a stall.

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