Activities and events at Shipley Country Park

Big Draw Event

We organise a programme of events throughout the year. We're also able to support external organisations who wish to organise their own events at the park.

There are many other activities and events in Shipley Country Park that are organised by groups such as Heanor Running Club, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Horse Endurance GB, schools and local scout and guide groups.

Organised events

You can pick up a free copy of our annual events booklet from the visitor centre, order a free brochure, or search our county wide events (opens in a new window) for all countryside events across Derbyshire.

If you need this document in another format please contact Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190.

Event charges

(Unless stated otherwise)

  • Adults: £3.20
  • Children and concessions: £1.60 (age 16 years and under)
  • Under fives: Free
  • Family ticket (two adults and three children): £8.

Booking a place on an event

Unless stated otherwise, some of our events require places to be booked by phone to the visitor centre tel: 01629 533991 or book online, along with pre-payment.

Special events

Autumn Footprints

Autumn Footprints is the Amber Valley and Erewash Walking Festival. Each year, during September, a 16 day festival takes places offering a wide range of guided walks.


We have a range of opportunities for carrying out voluntary work.

Organising your own event

Shipley Country Park can be used for a wide range of activities.

Groups using the park for events are encouraged to be self-led, and the rangers at Shipley Country Park are available to offer support and advice.

Find out more information about organising your own event.

For further information please email: or contact the visitor centre, tel: 01629 533991.

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