Planning an event

Your event

There are a number of outdoor parks and open spaces in Derbyshire Dales that are available for hire for a variety of outdoor events from small community events to big country shows.

Some of the areas you can hold your event

  • Ashbourne Recreation Ground
  • Bakewell Recreation Ground
  • Bath Gardens, Bakewell
  • Derwent Gardens & Lovers' Walks, Matlock Bath
  • Hall Leys Park, Matlock
  • High Tor & Pic Tor
  • Brickyard Cottages, Ashbourne
  • Highfield Road Recreation Ground, Ashbourne
  • Shrovetide Walk, Ashbourne
  • Smedley Street Park, Matlock
  • Cavendish Road Recreation Ground, Matlock
  • Hurst Farm Recreation Ground, Matlock
  • Bonsall Recreation Ground
  • Middleton Recreation Ground
  • Kingsfield Memorial Ground, Wirksworth
  • Yokecliffe Park, Wirksworth
  • The Dale Play Area, Wirksworth
  • Fanny Shaw Grounds, Wirksworth
  • Bolehill Recreation Ground near Wirksworth
  • Tansley Recreation Ground
  • Starkholmes Recreation Ground
  • Northwood Recreation Ground, Darley Dale
  • Broadwalk Recreation Ground, Darley Dale
  • The Dimple Grounds, Matlock

Enquiry form

Our Events Team will be happy to help you with guidance and advice along the way.

In the first instance please read the Guidance Notes and complete the Provisional Enquiry Form.

To help you along the way, the Government's 'can do' guide to organising community events can be a valuable resource.

Helpful advice

Other helpful advice and forms you may need:

Temporary Event Notice

If you're organising a temporary event and want to serve or sell alcohol, provide late night refreshment, or put on regulated entertainment, you'll need to complete a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).

The Temporary Event Notice is required at least 10 working days before an event.

Publicise your event

To publicise your event on the region’s visitor website please complete the online form

Contact us

If you would like any more information or would like to speak to someone about your event, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via the following phone number - 01629 761390.

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