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Hallmark Derby Mickleover Court Etwall Road


The bedrooms are light bright contemporary, mixing neutral tones with warm splashes of colour and superb bathrooms.


What’s included:

  • Luxury coach travel to and from Derby
  • Half board accommodation for four nights
  • Excursions to Bakewell Pudding Shop, Bluebell’s Dairy and Chatsworth House.
  • Cruise on the River Trent
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About Derbyshire

Take a peek through Derbyshire's finest mouth- watering delights. Explore the vast expanse of Chatsworth House and take in the sweeping scenery of a Trent River Cruise as you voyage across one of the major rivers of England.

Test your sweet tooth as you bake your own pudding at Bakewell Pudding Shop and taste luxury artisan ice-cream at Bluebell’s Dairy.


DAY 1: After completing our local pick-up route we head towards Derby, for our overnight stop.

DAY 2: Today we visit the famous Chatsworth House. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and renowned for its art and landscape, enjoy free time to marvel at the house’s architecture and one of Europe’s most significant art collection.

DAY 3: Today we head to the Bakewell Pudding Shop where you’ll learn how to make an authentic pudding. Enjoy a piping hot tea or coffee whilst you wait for your own creation to be cooked.

After this, we make our way to Bluebell’s Dairy. After learning about the adventures of Bluebell’s and its award winning ‘home-grown’ ice-cream, finish with cheeky tastings to test your sweet tooth.

DAY 4: On our penultimate day we head to Nottinghamshire and start our 90-minute Trent River Cruise, following the river on its downward journey. Voyage across on one of the major rivers of England and enjoy a tea or coffee aboard your cruise.

DAY 5: We say a fond farewell to our hosts and make our way homeward with suitable lunch and refreshment stops en-route. Aiming to arrive back in Kent early evening.

The hotel at a glance

  • Bar/Lounge
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Gymnasium
  • Hospitality tray
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
   A single room supplement of £80 applies


March 11

Branch AGM
Wine & Cheese Supper

April 15

Beetle Drive
Mini Music Quiz
with Tea and Biscuits

May 13

A Light Musical Evening
Margaret Watson
with Finger Buffet

June 10

Weald and Downland
Living Museum

Coach trip with Lunch

July 15

Battle of Britian
A talk by Guy Bartlett
with Tea and Biscuits

August 12

Acorn Cup Competition
The Three Crutches, Strood
preceded by Lunch

August 31

Branch Holiday
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Fully booked

September 16

Battle of Britain
80th Anniversary Trip

Hawkinge & Capel Le Ferne
Coach trip with Lunch

October 17

Annual Black Tie Dinner
Upchurch Golf Club

December 16

Xmas Party
with Buffet & Entertainment

November 11

Quiz Night
with Fish & Chips

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