Best of county to be showcased at Derbyshire Day 2011

Derbyshire Day 2010
Image caption Last year's event took place at Carsington Water

BBC Radio Derby's fifth annual Derbyshire Day celebration takes place on Sunday 25 September between 11:00 -16:00 BST.

This year it marks a pair of 40th anniversaries - the launch of the radio station and the opening to the public of Sudbury Hall (this year's venue).

The outdoor event is free to attend, but there is an admission cost for the National Trust's Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood if you wish to tour them as part of your visit.

Derbyshire Day has become an opportunity for the people of the county to come together and celebrate their surroundings and heritage.

On offer at the event will be local food, entertainment and crafts. It's also a chance to enjoy the history, wildlife, and countryside on offer at the country home of the Lords Vernon.

Derbyshire flag

Guided bird walks will be on offer around the area to discover more about the hall's surroundings. It's a family event, but no pets will be allowed except assistance dogs.

There will be designated disabled parking in the hall's main car park and at the front of the house, with transfer available as well as a drop-off point.

Image caption There is always plenty of food on offer

The event is being held on the closest weekend to the launch date of the Derbyshire flag.

The distinctive design was chosen by BBC Radio Derby's listeners and launched at venues across the county on September 22nd 2006.

Since then thousands have turned out to help mark the flag's anniversary. In previous years, celebrations have taken place at Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey, Sudbury Hall and Carsington Water.

BBC Radio Derby will be broadcasting live from the event with Ian Skye on-air from 11:00-14:00 BST.

The BBC Bus will also be on site offering the chance to have a go at presenting the TV weather forecast.

Sudbury Hall's website has directions, admission charges for optional visits to the hall and museum and facilities on site.

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