Love Is All Around Weekend at Cromford Mills

Come along and enjoy all the love being spread around Cromford Mills. There is excitement and fun all around for the weekend! Visit Cromford Mills on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February and explore the market stalls and take part in themed activites all weekend for all the family.

Bring your loved ones to Cromford Mills and join us as we celebrate Valentine’s Day and Shrovetide Pancake Day. There’s lots to see and do for all ages! Join in with a variety of games, follow the love heart trail to find the hidden word and find the perfect gift for a loved one by exploring the market stalls and shops on site. There will also be craft workshops where you can step into the world of love and make your own gift to take home.

Why not take part in our pancake races each afternoon? Enjoy delicious food in our cafes. Join our younger visitors as they enjoy games, crafts and lots more!

There will also be face painting and glitter tattoos, guided tours, trails, and a children’s book swap stall. Bring along a book you have read that you would like to share with other readers and swap it for another book.  Arkwright’s Café’s will be offering a special themed menu throughout the weekend.

A key location within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, there is plenty to see and do all year round at Cromford Mills with fascinating activities for all the family: discover more about this unique valley in the visitor centre where you will find interactive displays and film, meet the mighty Sir Richard Arkwright in the audio visual experience, dress up in Georgian costume, take a narrow boat ride or let one of our guides take you on a tour to bring the extraordinary history to life. There are also plenty of walks, trails, shops and places to eat to keep the whole family entertained.

The events are part of a multi-million pound restoration of the Cromford Mills site funded by National Lottery players through a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £4 million. Other charitable donors towards the project include The Monument Trust, AIM Biffa Award, The Garfield Weston Foundation, J P Getty Jr Charitable Trust, Headley Trust, Sylvia Waddilove Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation, and the Architectural Heritage Fund.

The Love is All Around Weekend at Cromford Mills is free, although there will be a small charge for some of the activities. For further details please visit or phone 01629 823256.

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