Things to do and What’s On in Buxton This Weekend: 21st – 23rd June

Looking for things to do in Buxton this weekend? We can give you some weekend inspiration! We pick out the best activities, what’s on, events and things to do in Buxton:

All weekend

Buxton Garden Trail 2024

From a beautiful manicured garden with the backdrop of an old quarry face to a woodland garden tumbling down to a stream. From a community garden to a landscape planting which includes an indoor vegetable growing area. From cut flower planting to a landscaped terraced garden, find them all on Buxton Garden Trail.  Over 25 private Buxton gardens, open. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake available. Plant sales and gardeners’ tips and experience. 22nd & 23rd June, 10.30am – 4.30pm each day. Wristbands available to purchase from Buxton Visitor Centre (The Pump Room) for £5 per person for entry on both days. More information:

The Pump Room 130th Anniversary

2024 marks 130 years since the Pump Room originally opened for visitors to take the waters of St. Ann’s Well, and 5 years since reopening as Buxton Visitor Centre as part of the Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa redevelopment. To mark the occasion, the team are celebrating with a weekend of food, drink, music and displays! There are family activities, live music and more displays. 22nd & 23rd June, 10am – 4pm each day. Free entry.

Antique and Collectors Fair at Pavilion Gardens

Over 100 quality stalls will fill the Octagon Hall with a wide range of items. Perfect for vintage and retro lovers! If you are looking to add to you home, garden, wardrobe or collection don’s miss this regular event. 22nd & 23rd June 2024, 9am – 4.30pm (Sat) / 9am – 4pm (Sun). Entry / Cost: Adults £2.50, concessions £2, accompanied children free. (subject to change) Please note entrance is cash payment only. More information:

Go Ape Treetop Adventure

Get ready to climb and zip your way round the Treetop Challenge, while soaking up the stunning views of Buxton town and the breath-taking Derbyshire countryside below. Home to one of our biggest Tarzan swing drops and is one of their highest courses ever! Find Pannjarve Bridge, a Net Bridge and a tricky Jungle Crossing at our Buxton location. Not forgetting the exhilarating high speed zips waiting to take you back to ground level. For those looking to tackle a fear of heights, Go Ape Buxton is the perfect add on of things to do in Buxton. Open all weekend, with time slots currently available all days. Adults from £36, 16-17 yrs from £36, 10-15 yrs £36. More information:

High Peak Photography Club 40th Anniversary at The Green Man Gallery

An extensive exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of High Peak Photography Club (formerly Chapel Camera Club) showcasing the diversity of work from its members at The Green Man Gallery. The Club aims to promote and encourage an interest in all aspects of photography, through a programme of lectures, demonstrations, members nights and competitions.

On until 29th June in two spaces at gallery – one on the ground floor and one on the mezzanine floor (reached via one flight of stairs) during gallery opening times:

Tue & Weds 10.30am to 2pm, Fri, Sat & Sun – 10.30am to 4.30pm

Cycle the Monsal Trail with Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire

The Monsal trail is a disused railway line closed in 1968 and recently converted in 2010 – 2011 into a new traffic-free cycle track, allowing people to cycle from Blackwell Mill, Nr.Buxton to Bakewell. Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire is at the START of the eight and half mile trail which follows the river Wye, taking you through several newly opened lit tunnels, between steep gorges, surrounding limestone hills and across the spectacular Monsal Dale viaduct making this an exceptional cycling experience. Discover along the way the stepping stones and natural springs, lime-kilns and the old station at Millers Dale built in 1863 where the hustle and bustle of the past are but a distant memory. A lovely way to see the Peaks, you can also walk the trail too if you wish. Open all weekend 9.30am – 5pm. Cost: (One price all day) Adults £22, child under 5ft £15, Electric bike £35 (maximum weight 18 stone), Two seater child trailers £15, Single Seat Wee Hoo Trailer £15, Tag-a-longs £15, Baby seats £5, *Dog trailers no longer Available*. More information and booking:

Buxton Crescent Experience tours – General & Premium Guided Tours

This unique visitor experience set across nine intimate rooms inside the iconic Buxton Crescent tells the stories of Buxton, The Grade I listed Crescent, Buxton’s famous water and the many people who came to seek its cure. One of the best things to do in Buxton this weekend if you’re looking to stay indoors and away from the cold! It offers a taste of the Buxton story, and provides an ideal starting point for anyone visiting or learning about the town. The highlight of the tour is the VR (visual reality) balloon ride as you’re taken on a journey back in time to Buxton in 1792 in a hot air balloon! There are time slots for tours available all weekend. General admission ticket price is £11.99 adults, young person (8-15yrs) £7.99 OR Premium Guided Tour is £15.95 adults, young person (8-15yrs) £11. More information and online bookings:

Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Beneath the earth with enthusiastic guides, explore the vast limestone caverns at Poole’s Cavern and see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years. Stroll through beautiful woodland trails to a panoramic Peak District hilltop viewpoint. Poole’s Cavern is open daily with tours throughout the day. All tours are with our guides on a 45-minute journey through the magnificent underground passages, rich in stalactite and stalagmite formations, legend and history. There are currently tours available all weekend. Adults £18.50, Senior £17 (60+), Student (With Valid ID Card) £14, Child £8, Children under 5 years (Ticket Required), FREE, Family 4 (2 Adults, 2 Child) £46. More information and bookings:

Friday 21st June

Pitter Patter Play Together – Children’s Activity at Buxton Crescent Experience

Four rooms of the Crescent Experience become your special place to play together. Maybe you’ll dress up like a duchess, take tea with the Duke. Play with a Dolls House or construct a Crescent with building blocks. They also have a lovely array of sensory objects to explore and picture books to enjoy together.

Pitter Patter sessions are designed for children from 0-5 years old with their grown ups. They welcome babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Children must be accompanied at all times by an adult. 21st June, 9.20am – 10.50am, drop in anytime. Tickets £2. The activity takes place inside the Buxton Crescent Experience and The Assembly Rooms. More information and online bookings:

In Stitches – Knitting, Stitching and Crochet group at The Pump Room

Enjoy a morning of creativity, camaraderie and crafts! Whether you’re a seasoned knitter, an avid stitcher, or a crochet enthusiast, our group welcomes all skill levels. Bring along your stitching projects, whether it’s a half finished scarf, a piece of needlework, or a crochet blanket you’ve been working on. This is a collaborative space where everyone helps each other, share techniques, and inspire creativity together.  Guarantee your place by booking, but drop-ins are also welcome.  21st June, 10.30am – 12.30pm. Free entry. More information:

A Country Night in Nashville at Buxton Opera House

Direct from The Royal Albert Hall, A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing honky tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music. 21st June 2024, 7.30pm (more dates also available to book). Tickets £28. More information and bookings:

Live music: WonderWhys at the Queens Head

Live music with WonderWhys at the Queens Head Hotel – one of Buxton’s best live music venues. 21st June, from 10pm. Free entry. More information:

Saturday 22nd June

Pavilion Gardens 5k Park Run

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event in the pretty Pavilion Gardens.Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you! Taking place every Saturday at 9am. The run starts on Broad Walk. 22nd June, from 9am. It’s free to join in.

Hire an e-bike at Peak Ascent Cycles

Explore Buxton and the Peak District this weekend by E-bike! Available on a range of Raleigh bikes. Cost is £50 per day (9.30am – 4.30pm) or £30 for a half day. If you’re interested – call in to the shop or contact the team by phone or email (contact details below). The shop is open Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5pm, Sunday CLOSED. Find out more at

Bottomless Brunch at The Vault Café Bar

Served every Saturday at The Vault, enjoy the now famous Bottomless Brunch at The Vault. You have two hours so make it count – so enjoy! Sit back and relax whilst you indulge in their handcrafted cocktails and homemade food. You have the choice of one main dish and a variety of unlimited drinks! You have two hours so make it count – Enjoy! Click here to see the Bottomless Brunch menu. Every Saturday. More information:

Bands on the Bandstand: Peak District Music Centres Wind Band & Big Bands

Peak District Music Centres Wind Band & Big Bands bring their wonderful sound, playing music from all eras. Take a deckchair and enjoy a leisurely afternoon of music. Free entry. 22nd June 2024, 2pm – 4pm.

Buxton Market – Regular Market

Buxton’s regular market takes place this Saturday with their usual traders of local produce, fruit and veg, clothing, fresh fish and more. 22nd June 2023, 9am – 3pm. More information:

Live music: The Stand Ins as at the Queens Head

Live music with The Stand Ins at the Queens Head Hotel – one of Buxton’s best live music venues. 22nd June, from 10pm. Free entry. More information:

Level 2 Nightclub

Enjoy the best dance music this Saturday night at Level 2 Nightclub, to keep you firmly on the dance floor all night! 22nd June, from 9.30pm – 4am. Free B4 midnight and £5 entry after. More information:

Live music: Beats and Booze at The Ale Stop

Nick Barton, Brendan Staden and more with the best tunes at one of the smallest pubs (if not thee smallest!) in the High Peak. Enjoy a great selection of guest craft beers. 22nd June, from 8pm. Free entry. More information:

Sunday 23rd June

Film: IF (U) at Buxton Cinema

A young girl who goes through a difficult experience begins to see everyone’s imaginary friends who have been left behind as their real-life friends have grown up. Showings Friday 21st (7pm) and Sunday 23rd June (1.30pm). Tickets £7. More information and bookings:

Bands on the Bandstand: Basin Street Jazz & Blues Band at Pavilion Gardens

Basin Street Jazz & Blues Band bring the wonderful sound, playing music from all eras. Take a deckchair and enjoy a leisurely afternoon of music. Free entry. 23rd June, 2pm – 4pm.

Film: The Garfield Movie (U) at Buxton Cinema

Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure. After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist. 23rd June, 1.30pm. Tickets £7. More information and bookings:

Cheshire Cheese Quiz Night

Join our Quiz, hosted by DJ Barry Jarvis, every Sunday at 8pm!
Round of drinks to the winning team! And pay to play our Play your Cards Right game after to win a cash prize! 23rd June, 8pm – 10pm. More information:

If you enjoyed our round-up of things to do in Buxton this weekend, check our our best things to do in Buxton, all-year-round, including the best visitor attractions, exhibitions, galleries, tours and more:

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