Spend your summer in Chesterfield – Council announces extensive program of events and activities – Destination Chesterfield
By Josh Marais –
Families are encouraged to find out what is on offer to keep the little ones entertained during the summer holidays, with an exceptional array of activities in Chesterfield.
Chesterfield Borough Council will work with local partners to organize events and activities in the city center, local parks, the Chesterfield Museum and recreation centers.
Councilor Kate Sarvent, Cabinet Member for Downtown and Visitor Economy, said: “We have a lot of plans that will make a family trip really exciting and we’ve tried to make sure that everyone can create. good memories together this summer without breaking the bank. .
“I encourage everyone to take a look at what’s going on in the Borough, as there is something for everyone to enjoy right here on our doorstep.”
Destination Chesterfield and the Chesterfield Borough Council are hosting a new program of events as part of the Love Chesterfield campaign, which means the city center will be a hive of activity.
In July, the town hall’s leisure team will be in the city center to celebrate the Olympics with take-away activities such as cycling with an exercise bike on July 29, a gymnastics demonstration on July 30 and a wall of ‘escalation on July 31.
Throughout August there will be a pirate themed scavenger hunt in the city center. Participation is completely free and there are great prizes including a three-month family recreation membership. Simply pick up a sheet at the Visitor Information Center or download it from the Chesterfield Borough Council website, solve the clues and collect the answers from across town.
Other dates for your journal include:
- The Plastic Free Festival, organized by Plastic Free Chesterfield, will be held in New Square on Sunday August 8th.
- Circus workshops in the city center – Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 August
- Interactive mosaic art activities to celebrate Chesterfield – running in the city center on Tuesday August 10 and Saturday August 14 This activity will also take place online throughout the month.
- Love Chesterfield Community Market – Tuesday August 10th. This is a free event organized to celebrate and support the community and the voluntary sector. There will also be a selection of street food, walking entertainment and small funfair rides.
- Chesterfield Record Fair in the Market Square – Sunday August 22
- Craft Market and Youth Market – Sunday August 29.
There will also be street performers throughout the month. You can find more details on downtown events here: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/love-chesterfield-events
Year of the outdoors
Chesterfield Borough Council launched its Year of Outdoors project in April and since then there have been many activities and events held in parks and green spaces across the region.
August is game month and has been extended slightly to include the last two weeks of July. Entertainment for adults and children has been scheduled.
TagTap Join the Hunt is an interactive game that will take place throughout the summer throughout the borough. The virtual game is a treasure hunt where you dig into beacons located in the borough, then solve clues to find the next one. It’s a fantastic game that encourages everyone to explore the borough.
There are over thirty different Year of the Outdoors events throughout August that you can book for free, including:
Multi-sport activity sessions with Samba Sports, Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust and Derby County Community Trust in borough parks throughout August.
Community Growth will host tribal games with bushcraft-based activities and host a Giant Land Art Day where you can help create a giant piece of art from materials in the park.
The Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club will be hosting a series of ‘try out’ sessions in our parks for different age groups, from five year olds to adults. And there are also “try out” Pickleball sessions.
The Chesterfield BMX Racing Club holds weekly test sessions at Ringwood Park. Free canoeing sessions are organized at Poolsbrook Country Park.
There will be weekly Street Dance sessions with Jack Bruce who performed on Britain’s Got Talent at Monkey Park and Loundsley Green Park. If that’s not for you, there’s also a “try out” garland dancing session at Holmebrook Valley Country Park.
For more details on these events and how to reserve your spot, visit: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/explore-chesterfield/year-of-outdoors/year-of-outdoors-events
Queen’s Park Sports Center and Staveley Healthy Living Center
There will be a selection of lessons and activities for children at our two sports centers this summer.
Starting Monday, July 26, private swimming lessons will be held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Queen’s Park Sports Center and from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Healthy Living Center Staveley. These need to be booked for a full week and cost £ 96 for members and £ 110 for non-members. Email [email protected] to reserve your child’s seat.
At Queen’s Park Sports Center there will also be tennis sessions hosted by Tennis Chesterfield, badminton sessions, gymnastics and trampoline sessions, Dodgeball and Academy training sessions for gymnasts. These are all paid for sessions that start from £ 8 for members and £ 9 for non-members. For more details on session times and to reserve seats, please visit: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/sport-and-leisure/kids-and-young-people/holiday-activities-at-queens-park- sports-center
Throughout August, the museum team will be hosting their new Museum on the Move sessions at Rykneld Square.
The sessions will take place every Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. It’s an opportunity to meet our staff, learn who we are and what we do. Each week will cover a different period of history and include handling objects from our education boxes. It begins with the Roman period on August 4 and then the Viking, Medieval and Victorian periods over the following weeks.
In addition to these events, the Museum team has also put together a series of digital events that you can participate in from your home with highlights including:
Cambridge Hands-On Science (CHaOS) will offer free interactive experimentation workshops on Zoom.
Local artist Lucie Maycock will host a session showing you how to make funky flowers from used plastic cups in a virtual workshop.
Find out more about these events and reserve your place for the CHAOS workshops on the Museum’s website: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/museum
Also keep an eye out on the museum’s Facebook page for some great videos including Discover Chesterfield Potteries, Antarctic Exploration, The Gin Craze, and a unique vegetal recreation of the Battle of Chesterfield. Follow the Chesterfield Museum on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/chesterfieldmuseum
Chesterfield Theaters will be hosting family movie screenings at the Pomegranate Theater, for more information and to book tickets visit: www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk