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Things to do in Chesterfield

Cultured town on the edge of The Peak District

Are you looking for things to do in Chesterfield? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Peak District, Crooked Spire of St Mary and All Saints and Chesterfield Canal


Did you know...

  • George "rocket" Stephenson is buried beneath the altar of Holy Trinity church, Chesterfield.
  • John Hurt was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, when his father was vicar of Shirebrook.



 

  Attractions

The Painted Teapot

A pot painting and crafts studio based in Dronfield.
2 High Street
Dronfield
S18 1PY

Recommended by Liz Arnold Jameson, Dronfield
“It's fun for adults and kids and the owners are lovely and so helpful.”

 

Renishaw Hall

The gardens at Renishaw were laid out in around 1900 by Sir George Sitwell, great-grandfather of the present owner.
Renishaw Park
Sheffield
Derbyshire
S21 3WB

 

Bolsover Cundy House

English Heritage - This charming cottage-like 17th-century conduit house, with vaulted stone-slab roof.
Bolsover
Derbyshire
S44 6FB

 

Sutton Scarsdale Hall

English Heritage - The imposing shell of a grandiose Georgian mansion built in 1724-29, with an immensely columned exterior.
near Arkwright Town
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S44 5UR

 

Bolsover Castle

English Heritage - 'By an unlikely miracle, the keep at Bolsover has survived into this century as an almost untouched expression.
Castle Street
Bolsover
Derbyshire
S44 6PR

 

Barrow Hill Engine Shed

Britain's only surviving operational Roundhouse Engine Shed.
Campbell Drive
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S43 2PR

Recommended by Robert Porter, Leeds

 

Barrow Hill Railway Centre

Barrow Hill is Britain's last surviving working Roundhouse - a truly enthralling and atmospheric place to be.
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S43 2PR

 
 

  Museums

Chesterfield Museum FREE

Interesting look at Chesterfield's history.
Saint Mary Gate
Chesterfield
S41 7TJ

01246345727

 
 

  Parks

Queen's Park FREE

Queen’s Park is a short walk to the south of the town centre. It is fully accessible to disabled users.
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S40 2BF

 

King George V Park FREE

The park is 5 acres in extent and offers a mix of facilities including 2 bowling greens, junior and kindergarten play areas.
Inkersall Road
Staveley
S43 3JL

 

Poolsbrook Country Park FREE

Pools Brook, at 165 acres is Chesterfields’ largest park. It offers something for everybody with miles of trails, extensive woods.
Erin Road
between Poolsbrook and Staveley
S43 3WL

 

Holmebrook Valley Park FREE

Holmebrook Valley Park was originally open fields reclaimed from an opencast site and laid out as a park in 1995.
Water Meadow Lane
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 8XP

 

Cliffe Park FREE

Childrens play area, sand pit, table tennis, mini golf, Multi use games area with changing rooms.
Callywhite Lane
Dronfield
Derbyshire
S18 2XP

 
 

  Bowling

Chesterfield Bowl

Ten Pin Bowling complex.
Derby Road
Chesterfield
S40 2TU

01246550092

 
 

  Cinema

Cineworld Chesterfield

Multi-screen cinema.
Alma Leisure Park
Derby Road
Chesterfield
S40 2ED

03303334444

 
 

  Theatre

Pomegranate

Popular local theatre and live comedy venue.
Corporation Street
Chesterfield
S41 7TX

01246345334

Recommended by Wendy Taylor, Matlock

 
 

  Golf

Stanedge Golf Club

Golf Club.
Walton Hay Farm
Stanedge
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S45 0LW

 

Grassmoor Golf Centre

Golf Club.
North Wingfield Road
Grassmoor
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S42 5EA

 
 

  Leisure centres

Queens Park Sports Centre

We offer the largest range of sporting and recreational opportunities under one roof in the area.
Boythorpe Road
Chesterfield
S40 2ND

 

Nature's Own

Nature's Own offer a wide range of Vitamin and Mineral supplements delivered directly to your door.
Chesterfield
S41 7TJ

 
 

  Water sports

Queen's Park Sports Centre

Swimming pool, fitness centre and many other activities available.
Boythorpe Road
Chesterfield
S40 2ND

01246345555

 
 

  Karting

Avago Karting

Premier indoor karting centre.
Sheep Bridge Lane
Chesterfield
S41 9QD

Recommended by Sam Boxhall, Manchester

 

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