Things to do and What’s On in Buxton This Weekend: 23rd – 25th February

Things to do in Buxton this weekend

Looking for things to do in Buxton this weekend? We can give you some weekend inspiration! There’s lots on with something for all the family to enjoy. We pick out the best activities, what’s on, events and things to do in Buxton

All weekend

Weekend Bazaar at Pavilion Gardens

The Bazaars offer a great variety of stalls. Stylish ladies fashions, accessories and bodycare. Lots of gifts for the home including artwork, wood crafts, candles and fragrances. Crafts, handcrafted textiles, soft toys and 3D greetings cards. Antiques. Foodie treats, fudge and olives. We are always happy to welcome new traders to the Bazaars; we are especially looking for new food traders. 24th & 25th February 2024, 10am – 4.30pm. Free. For more information on events at Pavilion Gardens, click here.

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 23rd February

Bramhall’s Amusements Inflatable Fun Time in the Octagon Hall, Pavilion Gardens

Bramhall’s Inflatable Fun Time is back at the Pavilion Gardens.  Advance booking is essential to guarantee entry. 19th – 23rd February 2024, session times 9.30am – 11.30am, 12.00pm –2.00pm, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, (Some dates may be subject to time changes). Entry / Cost: Sessions £5 per child (Aged 1 – 11 years. Adults – free.) More information and online bookings:

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show at Pavilion Arts Centre

You think science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen it before. Designed for children and adults alike, Mark’s Spectacular Science Show explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins and even howling jelly babies! Awarded Best Kid’s Show at Edinburgh Fringe by The Derek Awards, this interactive show promises to entertain and educate in the most spectacular way! 23rd February, 6pm. Tickets £19.50. More information

Live music: SoundParty at the Queens Head

Live music with SoundParty at the Queens Head Hotel – one of Buxton’s best live music venues. 23rd February, from 10pm. Free entry. More information:

Saturday 24th February

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. 24th February, from 9am. It’s free to join in. More information:

Repair Cafe with Transition Buxton at Buxton Methodist Church

They fix things, all sorts of things, including: toys, clothes, small electrical appliances, ceramics, tools and jewellery. No fees, just donations to help cover costs. Bring along your item and lets see if the team can extend its life and reduce waste. Fairtrade refreshments available to purchase. 24th February, from 9am – 1pm. Last item in at 12.30pm. More information:

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:

Buxton Market – Regular Market 

Buxton Market hold their regular market this Saturday with their usual traders of local produce, fruit and veg, clothing, fresh fish and more. 24th February, 9am – 3pm. Special markets such as Food & Drink / Craft, Quirky & Vintage markets will resume in March 2024. More information and future market dates:

Seth Lakeman at Buxton Opera House

Seth Lakeman was catapulted into the music mainstream when he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for his album Kitty Jay. Inspired by the legends and stories of Dartmoor where Seth grew up, it was produced by his elder brother Sean Lakeman and cost just £300 to record in his kitchen in a Dartmoor village.  Seth’s thrilling solo performance of the eponymous title track on live television won him unanimous praise and started him on an incredible solo journey which has included record deals, 11 album releases (including 6 Top 40), BBC Radio 2 playlisted singles, a clutch of awards and touring all over the world. 24th February, 7.30pm. Tickets £32. More information:


Live music: The A’ups at the Queens Head

Live music with local faves The A’ups at the Queens Head Hotel – one of Buxton’s best live music venues. Get there early to secure your spot! 24th February, 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! 24th February, from 9.30pm – 4am. Free B4 midnight and £5 entry after. More information:

Sunday 25th February

Live music: Sunday Session at Beer & Bean with Carl North

Enjoy live music this Sunday Rosie Faith at Beer & Bean from 2pm. From the opening notes to the final encore, the intimate space in Beer & Bean is the perfect place to spend your Sunday afternoon. They will be serving their usual speciality coffee, unique beers, cocktails, sharing boards & Belgian waffles! 25th February, 2pm – 5pm. Free entry. More information:

Madama Butterfly at Buxton Opera House

One of the most colourful & exotic operas. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians. After last season’s premier in the UK, we are delighted to bring back Dnipro Opera theatre from the Ukraine. This opera and ballet theatre has a long-standing heritage of top-quality opera productions, and we are excited to bring it back to the UK in our 2024 Opera Season.  Set in Japan at the turn of the last century, it is the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to tragedy. 25th February, 7.30pm. Tickets £34 – £43. More information:

El Vino at The Ale Stop & The Ragged Company

Live music at The Ale Stop this Sunday! 25th February, from 4pm. Free entry.

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! 25th February, 8pm.  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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