Things to do in Chesterfield

Fox’s Place has a small library of books, DVDs and a few family games to keep you entertained, but if you’re looking to do something locally, Chesterfield offers plenty to keep the family entertained. We’ve added links to the list below to help you organise your time with us.


If you love a round of golf, there are 5 Golf Clubs within reach of Fox’s Place.

Chesterfield Golf Club: Visiting players must contact the Club Manager or Secretary to book. The club has an online contact form which can be found here. The closest club to the house, just 7 minutes travel by car.

Tapton Park Golf Club: Visit the website for contact details & fees. 8 minutes travel by car.

Stanedge Golf Club: A 9-hole, 69 par course, you can find green fees for visitors here.

South Chesterfield Golf Club: A 70-par, 18-hole golf course 15 minutes drive from Fox’s Place. Contact the club here to enquire about bookings & tariffs.

Matlock Golf Club: 15 minutes travel by car. Visitors welcome, book your tee off  online by following the link.

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Chesterfield Markets

Chesterfield is home to one of the largest and oldest outdoor markets in the country. Find a variety of products from clothes, rugs, pet supplies and , of course, fruit & veg. Grab a bargain or a antique at the Flea Market, or if you’re lucky enough to be staying for the last Sunday of the month, be sure to visit the Artisan Market.

General Market: Every Monday, Friday & Saturday

Flea Market: Every Thursday

Farmers Market: Second Thursday of each month

Artisan market: Last Sunday of each month

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Chesterfield town centre is home to all the major chain retails shops such as Marks & Spencer, Boots, Next, Dorothy Perkins, Topshop, The Body Shop, River Island & Monsoon. You can also find plenty of independent shops, such as the fabulous Tallbird record shop. If Chesterfield doesn’t have what you’re looking for, Meadowhall certainly will have, just 30 minutes away.

Saint Mary & All Saints Church: The “Crooked Spire” 

The most famous landmark in Chesterfield, the “Crooked Spire” of Chesterfield, our Grade I listed church building dates back to the 14th century. Visible for miles, you can visit our iconic twisted spire and hear it’s history on daily tours (except Sundays). Please check the parish website for more information.

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Pomegranate Theatre & The Winding Wheel

Watch a show, play, pantomime or film within the historic Grade II listed buildings both located in the heart of Chesterfield. Click the link to find out What’s On  during your stay. For larger tours and productions, please check the what’s on at the Sheffield Theatres which are within easy reach travelling by car or train.

Pomegranate Theatre: Corporation Street, S41 7TX

Winding Wheel: Holywell Street, S41 7SA

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Queen’s Park Leisure Centre & Park

Swim, work-out or play any one of a number of indoor-sports in our newly built sports centre. You can find a pool timetable, list of facilities or even book online here. There’s free car parking for up to 3 hours at the main building. Be sure to take a stroll around the park and gardens too, where you’ll find a large boating pond, a miniature train ride and two play areas catering for children of all ages.

Boythorpe Road, S40 2ND

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Cineworld Cinema Complex

Catch the latest big movies or take the kids to a Saturday morning kids special. Find out what’s showing and when here.

Alma Leisure Park, Derby Road, S40 2ED

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Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery

Take a free tour and discover some local history or entertain the kids at a workshop in the Chesterfield Museum. Check here for up to date listing of displays and events.

St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield, S40 1LP

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Chesterfield Canal

Walk or cycle along the 12 miles of tranquil waterway. Undergoing restoration since 1989, the canal features 37 locks and 11 bridges, and with only 8 miles left to be restored, the canal is one of the town’s most underrated attractions. For more information, visit the Chesterfield Canal Trust’s website.

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Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club

Non-members welcome to pay-and-play. Details can be found on the club’s website.

Hawksley Avenue, S40 4TW

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A family-run business, Brimington Equestrian Centre offers private & semi-private lessons for all abilities and group hacks for up to four riders. Check their website here for prices, contact details & other services.

130 Manor Road, Brimington, Chesterfield, S43 1NN

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Barrow Hill Roundhouse & Train Museum

If trains are your thing, you can visit the country’s last surviving, working roundhouse in Barrow Hill. With steam and diesel locomotives on show and a Rail Ale Festival held each May, you can find out all you need to know here.

Campbell Drive, Chesterfield, S43 2PR

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