Heights of Abraham

What's On

Head for the Heights in 2019. Scroll down this page for a list of events coming up on the 60 acre Hilltop Estate this year. 

The Heights of Abraham reserves the right to alter, change or postpone any events due to poor weather or other factors beyond our control. Always check back with our website before planning your visit. Below you will find the latest up to date information about our events this year. 

This Easter weekend it's 35 years since the cable cars were installed at the Heights of Abraham. Whilst almost all of the machinery has been replaced since then, it's a great excuse to celebrate. We've a range of lovely birthday cakes on offer in our cafes and restaurants, and take your own Heights selfie to win prizes this weekend. On Easter Sunday and Monday the Art Tent will be running free craft activities for young children. Make your own Jeweled Easter egg to keep with Creation Station in the Art Tent.

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4th - 6th May 2019

The Enchanted Woodland Weekend

This May Bank Holiday weekend you're invited to a special Heights of Abraham occasion. There will be story telling in the woods, mask making craft workshops for young children, fire pits and marshmallow toasting, and ambient sounds. Children, come as your favorite fairytale storybook character for a discount on your cable car ticket this bank holiday weekend!

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The Heights estate is riddled with secret footpaths that take you out into wide open spaces with stunning views across the Derwent valley. Visit us during our mini walking festival and try out some of the best walks on these hills. Self guided walks, cave tours and a limited number of guided walks will be available. Check our website closer to the time for full details.

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1st - 2nd Jun 2019

The Savage Garden Weekend

Take a walk on the wildside through our savage garden and learn more about the plants and animals that can be found at the Heights. Garden talks in the Masson Pavilion, plants to buy, and great gardening tips for everyone. Free craft activities for children and collect a sunflower to take home and grow.

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20th Jul - 1st Sep 2019

Punch & Judy in Little Switzerland

The summer school holidays sees the welcome return of My Punch and his extended family. Three showtimes a day: 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Not to be missed, a classic piece of Puppet Theatre in our little Switzerland setting presented by Punch's long time professor Richard Coombs.

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7th - 15th Sep 2019

A Celebration of Food and Drink

Head for the Heights this week to capture the flavour of a great day out. You'll find extra special tasty treats in our cafe's and restaurant, fine ales and wines in the bars and plenty of information about local food producers from around Derbyshire.

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On Friday the 13th of September it's the 260th anniversary of the battle of the Heights of Abraham in Quebec. A significant event because our own visitor attraction was named after this plains of Abraham because of their overall similarity. To recognise the 260th anniversary we will be creating a small memorial garden which will be official revealed today.

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19th Oct - 3rd Nov 2019


October half term sees the return of the fire pits, twinkling lights, marshmallow toasting and things that go bump in the night. Monster craft activities for young children, and story telling (with free goosebumps) in the Masson Pavilion.

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Join us today to hear some of the winning poems that were submitted during our 2019 poetry competition. Discover poems hidden around the estate, and meet real poets in the Masson Pavilion.

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