Chatsworth Fair 31 August & 1-2 September

The massive annual event of Chatsworth Country Fair takes place this weekend. For kids, there is the Children’s March Past, a family fun dog show, zorb balls, a bungee trampo-line, climbing wall, bumper cars, vintage fairground and the chance to see exotic animals.

They will also love the flypasts by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, as well as aerobatics from the Global All-Stars and precision parachuting from The British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team.

There will also be lots of animals and birds to see, dancing diggers, fly fishing, dog competitions, traditional country crafts, highland dancing, ferret racing, archery, clay pigeon and rifle shooting and a shopping village.

There is a Fine Food Village and Stoves Cookery Demonstration Theatre – the chance to see some of the nation’s favourite chefs cooking live. This year, demos are headlined by Nadiya Hussain on Friday, Mary Berry on Saturday and Paul Hollywood on Sunday (along with some of the region’s most inspirational chefs).

The musical Household Cavalry Musical Ride will also return – horseback riders who perform complex drill movements with great skill, courage, precision and discipline. There will be fanfares at the start and the end of the display, and soldiers wearing full ceremonial regalia.|

Tickets on the day are £25 for adults (which includes parking) and children aged 14 and under go free. Gates open at 9am each day, with a closing ceremony at 6.30pm.