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Christmas Market at The Roundhouse Derby

October 20th, 2014 § 0

With under a month to go until the doors open at The Roundhouse in Derby for the fifth Christmas Market, it’s time to start the big promotion!

I absolutely love managing the Christmas Market, it’s full of fabulous food and gifts and marks the beginning of the festive season for me.  This year the event is open later on the Saturday… I very excited to turn on the festoon lights and welcome the evening’s festivities!

Here’s what you can expect to find at this year’s Christmas Market:

Over 100 hand selected food & gift exhibitors
Pop-up Vintage Tea Room
Festive Workshops
Prosecco Bar
Hot Food & Drink
VIP Tickets

For full information about the Christmas Market please click here.

We recommend travelling to the Christmas Market by train.  Derby Train Station couldn’t be closer and means you can skip the queue at the car park and enjoy a glass of prosecco.

See you at the Market!


christmas market the roundhouse derby november 2014


derbyshire christmas market the roundhouse derby workshop


All the fun of the fair!

July 5th, 2011 § 0

What a great weekend!
The fabulousplaces.co.uk Summer Food & Gift Fair arrived at The Roundhouse on Pride Park!  A huge thank you to all the fabulous exhibitors who made the Summer Food & Gift Fair a wonderful weekend of handpicked gifts, handmade products, delicious food and fab services.  If you were a visitor over the weekend I hope you had a wonderful time and enjoyed browsing the stands!  What I loved to see was so many visitors enjoying a champagne cocktail relaxing on the grass, perfect!

For me, each event I hold now feels like a great get together, the atmosphere is unlike any other event and I pride myself on bringing you a selection of food and gifts produced by passionate and friendly people.  I believe the events are different, they’re completely handpicked with each business being personally invited to attend.  I was delighted to work with some great new businesses this year including Grandpa Lew’s, Ginger King Campers, Lily Mosaics, Robyn Jane,  The Finesse Collection, My Little Loves, The Mouse House, Cornelius Potts & Uncle Monty, The Little Dog, Brocklebeys, The School of Artisan Food and many more!

Here are a selection of photos taken at the event:

CONGRATULATIONS to Amanda Hamilton who won the award of ‘Best in Show’ for a truly fabulous stand!

Thank you to Derby Daily Photo and Ginger King Campers for kindly letting me use the photos in the blog.  You can view more photos taken by Derby Daily Photo by clicking here.

I know it’s rather naughty of me to mention Christmas so early, but here’s an important date for your diary!!  The fabulousplaces.co.uk Christmas Market will be back for a second year at The Roundhouse on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2011.  Guaranteed to be the only Christmas Market you need to visit this year!

Thanks again for joining us all…see you in November!


Hire your Christmas tree!

November 28th, 2010 § 0

If you visited the fabulousplaces.co.uk Christmas Market you probably spotted the gorgeous real Christmas trees at the entrance and in the foyer.  These were from the wonderful and local The Little Tree Company who offer a great opportunity to hire a real tree for Christmas.

This got me thinking…I love real Christmas trees and we used to have one each year, but after a while I felt it was such a waste so we invested in an artificial tree which looked as close to ‘real’ as possible.  After being surrounded by real trees at the event I decided to hire our tree from The Little Tree Company this year…it makes so much sense and means I can enjoy the wonderful aroma of a real tree again, I missed that!!  The tree is delivered when I want it and collected after Christmas to be replanted.

If you like the idea of hiring a Christmas tree this year click here for more information.

My tree is scheduled to arrive on the 1st December…I’ll post a photo of it when it’s decorated!

A fabulous event!

November 22nd, 2010 § 0

Thank you to everyone who visited and exhibited at the fabulousplaces.co.uk Christmas Market!  The event was a huge success, the venue was stunning and the stalls offered superb quality gifts and delicious food.

A special thank you to Polly’s List for the super childrens fun corner, the Jack Rabbits team for offering delicious food in the Engine Shed Restaurant and also Helen and wonderful from the Roundhouse.

I’ll be uploading some photos very soon!

Christmas Market…this weekend!

November 16th, 2010 § 0


The time is almost here for another fabulousplaces.co.uk event.  The Christmas Market brings together over 70 handpicked food and gift stalls offering you everything for Christmas…gifts for all the family and festive food.  There will be a wonderful festive fun corner for little ones and a restaurant offering you an exclusive opportunity to enjoy dishes from the award winning Jack Rabbits from the Cathedral Quarter in Derby.  It will be an event not to be missed!

Click here for full information.

fabulousplaces.co.uk Christmas Market

September 29th, 2010 § 2


The next fabulousplaces.co.uk event is the Christmas Market…the event will offer everything you need for a fabulous Christmas.

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st November 2010
The Roundhouse
Pride Park, Derby
£1 entry

With over 70 stalls selling gorgeous handpicked gifts and food.  There will be a Christmas craft corner for little ones and the fabulous Jack Rabbits will be offering delicious meals in the Engine Room Restaurant.

Soak up the festive atmosphere & browse gorgeous handpicked stalls offering everything for the festive season…gifts, decorations, clothing, jewellery & delicious festive food.

Christmas shopping has never been so enjoyable for the whole family!

Full information will be available on fabulousplaces.co.uk soon!


Upcoming fabulousplaces.co.uk events!

August 16th, 2010 § 1

I’m delighted to announce the following upcoming fabulousplaces.co.uk events:


Autumn Food & Gift Fair
Sunday 26th September 2010, 11am – 5pm
Makeney Hall, Belper, Derbyshire
£1.00 entry (free for under 16s)
Free entry for fabulousplaces.co.uk Derbyshire Card holders.


fabulousplaces.co.uk Christmas Market
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st November 2010, 10am – 5pm
The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby
Full information coming soon!
Click here to take a look at the venue!

If you have any questions regarding these events please click here to contact Deb.

Jack Rabbits publish first book!

November 4th, 2009 § 0

I was excited to get my hands on a copy of the new book from Jack Rabbits.  Written by the owner, Amelia Horne, the book, Forty Nine; A refreshing approach to everyday foods, brings together everything we love about Jack Rabbits.


Forty Nine is designed to offer a structure to the meals you eat, the ingredients you use and to simplify mealtimes.  This book is a must for your Christmas stocking list!

It’s fantastic to see a fabulous place publish a book and what I love is that it’s stylishly designed, visually pleasing to flick through, inspirational and a great addition to my cook book shelf!  The book is just £10 and you can purchase your copy of Jack Rabbits on Queen Street in Derby.  For more information about Jack Rabbits please click here.

Amelia will be selling the book at the upcoming fabulousplaces.co.uk Christmas Market at Blackbrook House (nr Belper) on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November 2009 (11am – 5pm).  For full information please click here.


fabulousplaces.co.uk in Polly’s List

November 1st, 2009 § 0


I jumped at the chance of producing a Christmas guide in Polly’s List.  Polly’s List, created by the lovely Carol Dixon, is the first directory for mums of primary ages little ones in the Derby area.  The publication is an invaluable handbag sized guide covering everything from after school and childcare to days out and parties.  Polly’s List also includes fabulous features on shopping, beauty and health and wellbeing.  As soon as I had browsed the first edition, I knew I had to be involved!

My feature, Deb’s Fabulous Christmas, gives you some great recommendations for places to visit during the Christmas season and also a selection of Derbyshire’s fabulous producers giving you some great inspiration for Christmas shopping!  The feature also advertises the upcoming fabulousplaces.co.uk Christmas Market at Blackbrook House on Sat 21st and Sun 22nd November.  For full information please click here.


For more information about Polly’s List please click here.


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