Take a Trip to the Theatre this Christmas/Put Your Hands Together for Panto!

Nothing says Christmas like panto – and, if you’re wondering where to see a good one but can’t face London prices and queues, there’s plenty to choose from in the East Midlands. So, if you’re coming to stay with us in December, or thinking of a festive break (we still have some availability) why not get properly into the Christmas spirit and check out some of the wonderful pantomime on offer in this region? Nearby Read More…

So much to do in the Summer Sun!

The summer’s shaping up to be a scorcher and we know that if you join us at Oaklands Country Lodges, you’ll be in the best place to make the most of the wonderful weather and the great British outdoors with the Peak District on our doorstep. There’s no shortage of fantastic activities to take part in – from leisurely cycling, walking and boating to the more daring tree top adventures at Go Ape (http://goape.co.uk/days-out/buxton), 80 Read More…

Well, well, well – are you dressed yet?

Have you ever heard of Well Dressing? If you’re not originally from Derbyshire, it’s quite possible that this ancient custom has passed you by completely. However, if you’re visiting us, we’d love you to take the time to experience these lovely traditional events and find out more about what Well Dressing is, and what it means to us. The origins of well dressing – the decoration of wells with flowers taking place from Whitsuntide and Read More…

Calling all culture fans!

You might know Derbyshire for its stunning countryside, wonderful walks and famous historic houses, however, Derbyshire’s also home to some of the UK’s most fantastic cultural attractions, events and creations – so much so in fact, that Derbyshire’s even got its own Cultural Prospectus! So if you’re a fan of culture, what can we recommend? Derwent Valley Mills (www.derwentvalleymills.org) should certainly be on your ‘to do’ list! Registered as a World Heritage site in 2001, Read More…

Fun and fitness at St George’s Park!

When you’re on holiday, we all like to relax, however, as relaxing means different things to different people, we know that some of you will want to stay active during your stay with us at Oaklands. For some of you this will mean enjoying one of the many countryside walking or cycling routes, or even bridleways that are close by, but some of you will want to take a different approach. If you’re looking for Read More…

Treat yourself to a Derbyshire Christmas – even in November!

This year at Oaklands Country Lodges we are fully booked for Christmas week itself, but we’ve still got some availability in the festive weeks running up to the big day. In Derbyshire we like to celebrate Christmas during November and December, so even if you visit us this week you’ll find that our very best festive events are running, so that you and your loved ones can enjoy them. If you love a traditional Christmas Read More…

Get daring in Derbyshire!

If you’re not one for enjoying a sedate pace, or perhaps you just fancy a change, then why not take a tip from us and enjoy the daring side of Derbyshire? Try taking a peak at the county from high in the sky. You can choose from para, hand or traditional gliding, or a hot air balloon flight – you could just take a spin with an instructor or you could sign up for a Read More…

Have Ewe been enjoying the sun?

We have! Even though it’s been a busy few months on the farm… In May, we watched our herd of cows give birth to lots of lovely calves – with a little help from us where it was needed of course! June was haymaking and in the last few weeks we’ve been weaning our lambs off their mums (Ewes). The weather has been a treat and it has meant that our combining has been going Read More…

We’ve won a Gold Green Tourism Award!

At Oaklands Country Lodges we are really thrilled to have been presented with a Gold Green Tourism Award for our work to ensure that our three fabulous luxury lodges are as environmentally friendly as they can be. Awarded by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, it’s a tough award to get! First of all you have submit an application and then you have to be audited – in lots of detail! The Green Tourism Business representative Read More…

Derbyshire: 10 Fun facts – How many do you know?

When our guests arrive, they often ask us about our fabulous county of Derbyshire so we thought we’d find some fun facts to share with you. How many of these do you already know? Derbyshire covers an area of 255,071 hectares (630,366 acres) – which means it makes up around nearly two per cent of England! The Peak District National Park is a… 555 square mile area (1,438 square kms) of outstanding natural beauty. It Read More…