Business opportunities for refreshments at countryside sites

Do you sell refreshments or have ambitions to start your own catering business?

We have exciting new opportunities for ice-cream sellers, coffee vendors and other snack and refreshment providers at our countryside sites from April 2018.

Our countryside sites attract thousands of visitors each year, are open 365 days a year and are free to enter.

We have several parks and other sites available for outdoor refreshments and some for indoor catering at:

  • Black Rocks, near Wirksworth
  • Cromford Wharf
  • Elvaston Country Park
  • Grassmoor Country Park, near Chesterfield
  • Great Northern Greenway, Mickleover
  • Grin Low, near Buxton
  • Hayfield Countryside Centre
  • Mill Green in Staveley
  • Peter Fidler Reserve, Bolsover
  • Poulter Country Park, near Langwith
  • Renishaw
  • Rowthorne Trail, near Glapwell
  • Shipley Country Park, between Heanor and Ilkeston

You can find details about each site and the catering opportunities available using the menu on this page.

Interested? Find out more about the process on our competitive tender and licence process page.

How to apply

Please apply on the Due North website (opens in a new window). You'll need to register your details first then, once you've created an account, you can apply by looking through the 'recently added opportunities' section and choosing 'Derbyshire County Council − countryside sites, ice cream and concessions'.

For more information about the application process, please email