Membership networking

One of the many benefits of membership with Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire is our networking opportunities and members events.

From guided visits around some of the area's best attractions aimed at helping you to advise your guests and customers; to industry essentials like our annual tourism conference and leaflet swaps you will be sure to find something on our events calendar to join in with.

Not a member? Contact Caroline to find out more.


Members Networking & Familiarisation Visits

Images from our members visits

One of the great benefits of our membership is our members networking and familiarisation visits.

Throughout the year we invite you to join us at a local attraction to get a 'behind the scenes' tour. You will get to experience the attraction first hand, being led by the people that run it daily, they will give you all the information you need to confidently advise visitors during their stay.

The event is also an informal way of meeting other businesses within the visitor economy.


Why not join us at our next members networking and familiarisation event...


Please call 01246 212924 or email for more information and to book your free place - we just ask that you make your own way there.

Members Calendar 2018/19

Member Testimonials

Denby Pottery

"As we use Denby crockery in some of our cottages and have had the flyers in our cottages for a number of years. When the memo came out to visit the site we didn’t hesitate to book our places.

We attended the visit to Denby Pottery Village last week, expecting as on previous Marketing Peak District visits to meet up with fellow members and gain an insight into what’s on offer at newly refurbished Denby Pottery Village

The visit was excellent, we laughed and chatted with friends old and new, the tour of the pottery was brilliant, we even made clay models and did some plate painting. Lunch was very tasty and showcased the quality of produce served in the visitor restaurant perfectly.

When we got home we posted photos of our visit on our Blakelow Facebook page. This was seen by some of our guest who were booked into our Christmas cottage for the weekend. Our post inspired them to visit Denby (twice) which they thoroughly enjoyed, whilst there they saw that James Martin was to attend an event in October. Obviously fans, as soon as they returned to Blakelow they booked 2 tickets after making sure we had a cottage available for another weekend stay…. Thank you Marketing Peak District and of course Denby Pottery Village… just an example of MPDD membership!"

Steve Blakelow Farm Cottages

World of Wedgwood

"This was a fabulous day out. The museum and factory tours were brilliant. The young ladies were well informed, passionate about Wedgwood and eager to share their knowledge. It was lovely to have the opportunity to throw a pot and the girls who helped us were very patient and helped us to produce something we're proud of.

Designing the plate after clear instruction and guidance from the instructors was great fun and we are really look forward to recieving that and the pot in the post. The afternoon tea was superb, 5* and the waitresses attentive. Loved every minute and will be visiting again."

Barbara & Jeremy, The Haven Bakewell

Images from World of Wedgwood Members Visit


Birdswood Canal Boat Logo
Buxton Museum and art gallery logo
Chesterfield Museum Logo
Creswell Crags Logo
Denby Pottery logo
The National Brewery Logo
The National Brewery Logo
The National Trust logo
Peak District Wildlife Park logo
Peak Rail logo
Renishaw Hall and Gardens logo
Tropical Butterfly House logo