This autumn, explore the local wonders of Belper, Ripley, Heanor and Alfreton and enjoy a Day on your Doorstep in Amber Valley.

With an autumnal chill in the air, the colours of Autumn in our parks and countryside and Halloween on the horizon, and – dare we say it – Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably looking for plenty of things to keep the kids (and grown-ups!) occupied.

That’s why we’re helping you to enjoy a Day on Your Doorstep this autumn. There’s more to see and do than you think in Amber Valley.

What is Day on Your Doorstep?

The Day on Your Doorstep campaign is all about encouraging Amber Valley residents to get out and about, explore the countryside, visit local attractions and shop with local retailers. The heart of Derbyshire has so much to offer, but when was the last time you played tourist in your hometown?

We know that you might be feeling the pinch right now. Staying local over the half-term break and enjoying the autumnal festivities where you live is a great way to still do the things you love, without spending a fortune. And the best part? You’re supporting the great local businesses that make up Amber Valley.

How can I spend a day on my doorstep in Amber Valley?

Looking to entertain the kids over half-term? Got family and friends visiting for the festive season? As well as the year-round attractions that are already on your doorstep, we’ve got you covered with seasonal events for all ages! Wherever you live in Derbyshire, here are some of our top picks for things to see and do over the next few months...

Denby Pottery Creepy Crafts

Get your creep on and head to Denby Pottery Village between Saturday 21st and Tuesday 31st October for a series of themed creepy crafts and spooky fun. Prices start from £7 per child.

Heanor Town Ground Halloween Party

The things that go bump in the night are all heading to Heanor Town Ground on 28th October for a Halloween extravaganza where there are prizes for the best dressed and sweets for every child in a costume.

Midlands Railway Fireworks Night

Head to Butterfly Station on November 3rd or 4th for a night when sparks really will fly. There will be fireworks displays set to music, the chance to take a train ride on the Narrow Gauge Train and enjoy seasonal treats.

These are just a few of the ways you can have a Day on Your Doorstep in Amber Valley this autumn. Head to our events page for more inspiration!

From the young to the young at heart, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Amber Valley this autumn. Like our page on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for more ideas and inspiration for spending a day on your doorstep in the heart of Derbyshire.