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Ashgate Hospice > Events and challenges > Superhero Night Walk 2024

Queen's Park, off Boythorpe Rd, Chesterfield S40 2ND

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Date Saturday 19th October 2024, 4.30pm – 8pm
Cost £6
Join our family event at Queens Park on Saturday 19th October from 4.30pm and step into the shoes of your favourite superhero in support of Ashgate Hospice. Lace up your boots, put on your cape, and get ready to make a difference on an adventure like no other!

Everyone can be a hero and you can choose a walking distance to suit your child, starting from just one mile! Whether you’re dressed as Batman, Wonder Woman, or your own unique creation, together we’ll create a powerful force for good!

The walk will start at 5.30pm, doors will open at 4.30pm.

There will be entertainment, food, and family activities from doors opening until the end of the event. Last entry to the event will be 5pm. There is no on-the-day sign up, so make sure you don’t miss out and sign up today.

An image of Ashley bear pointing at a sign saying. Every superhero will receive a cape, a glow in the dark mask, an interactive fundraising guide and a finishers medal.

Admission for children under the age of 18 is £6, accompanying adults and children under the age of one enter free of charge.

Every participating child will receive a superhero cape, glow in the dark mask and unique walker number to take part in the event! We’ll also send a fundraising pack full of interactive fundraising ideas and activities to help you reach your target.

By taking part in Ashgate’s Superhero Night Walk, you’re not just walking; you’re supporting families living with a life-limiting illness.  Every step you take and every pound you raise helps provide vital care, comfort, and support to those facing life-limiting illnesses.

All children must be accompanied by an adult at the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Superhero Night Walk
Will I be able to sign up on the day?

No, there is no on the day sign up for this event and there is limited availability for tickets. Please buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment. You can only access the event with a valid ticket.

How do I get to Queen’s Park? Where do I park?

The address for Queen’s Park is: Boythorpe Rd, Chesterfield S40 2BF


Public Transport information can be found here: Chesterfield Town Centre Bus Route


Chesterfield Borough Council Car parking is available at the the park, please ensure you have a residents pass for free parking, or make payment as required. On-street parking may be available on Boythorpe Road. Please Park responsibly. We will send a map detailing which entrances are open on the night.


We recommend the following car parks which are next to our main entrances:

Queen’s Park North Car Park: 13 Boythorpe Rd, Chesterfield S40 2NF

Queen’s Park South Car Park: Sports Centre, Chesterfield S40 2NH

Another car park is available, a short walk from the entrance:
Queen’s Park Annexe Car Park: 110 Park Rd, Chesterfield S40 2JX


Further information about available car parks, price, and length of stay information is available here: Car parks in Chesterfield

What time will the Superhero Night Walk event start?

The event doors will open at 4.30pm and the walk will start at 5.30pm. We recommend arriving for gate opening to enjoy a burger, the raffle, buy merchandise, and enjoy the entertainment! Last entry to the event will be 5pm. There will be no re-entry to the event if you leave site after 7pm.

What should I wear? Do I need to buy a costume?

No, you don’t need to wear a costume to take part, every Superhero will receive a special Ashgate Cape in the post as part of their fundraising pack! You can wear this if you want, but of course we will welcome any fancy dress if you have a favourite hero!

The event site and the start of the route is based on a grass field, we recommend wellingtons or good sturdy walking shoes! With the great British weather, it’s always sensible to expect a bit of mud! We also recommend waterproofs/layers and to check the weather forecast on the day! We will go ahead if it rains, so get the welly boots on, and get ready for some SUPER muddy puddles! Rain covers for pushchairs are also a good idea!


Does everyone in my group need to arrive together?

We recommend everyone in your group arriving at the event together. We will not allow entry to anyone without a valid ticket, and adults will not be admitted without children, or children without adults. If adult family members are coming to support and watch, it is quickest, easiest and safest to arrive together. If this isn’t possible, and an adult arrives without a child, please speak to a member of the team on arrival, it will delay your entry slightly. If you have any questions about this prior to the event, please contact the events team.

Are dogs allowed to take part?

No, only assistance dogs/animals are allowed on site. Owners  are responsible for the behaviour and control of their animals and for cleaning up any waste during the event.

Can children walk the Superhero Night Walk on their own?

No, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

What type of walk/route is it?

The route is a one-mile, circular route around Queen’s Park. It takes place within the park with no public roads or public access to the event. Children can choose a walking distance to suit them, starting from just one mile! There will be SUPER marshals and entertainment to cheer you on and guide you in the right direction!

Is the Superhero route suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs?

The entertainment and main event area is based on a grass field, and this is where the start of the route takes place. There is a small kerb around the events field. The field is normally suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, but if the weather is wet, we cannot guarantee that it will make a suitable starting point for wheelchair users/pushchairs. We will endeavour to make the start as accessible and safe as possible according to weather conditions on the day. If you need assistance on the night with a wheelchair, please speak to a member of our team on arrival. We recommend baby carriers as opposed to pushchairs where possible, there will be a ‘buggy park’ at the start line to leave any pushchairs if you wish (left at your own risk).

How long will it take to complete the Superhero Night Walk?

A 1-mile walk typically takes around 20 minutes to half an hour to complete, a 3-mile walk typically takes around 45 minutes to an hour to complete. There is no race, no pressure, and no finish time for you to complete, and you can retire from the walk if you wish, if you tell a marshal on the route.

Are there baby changing facilities available?

Yes, a baby changing area will be available at the event and will be dry and indoors.

What entertainment will there be on the Superhero Night Walk?

There will be local acts, lighting, music during the walk. We don’t want to spoil any surprises, but there will be noise and lights throughout the route.

Will there be loud music, noise, or flashing lights?

Yes, there will be disco lights, live music and recorded music at the event. We will endeavor to keep the noise levels to a responsible level but recommend ear defenders for babies or children who would prefer a quieter experience.

What safety measures are in place at the event?

There is no public access to the event, entry is ticket-only. No adults without children will be admitted, and no children without adults will be allowed on or off site. There will be bag checks on entry, and a dedicated security team on site. St. John’s Ambulance will provide medical cover. Wristbands will be provided on entry to every attendee, we recommend visiting our help desk area and writing your phone number on your child’s wristband, and taking a photo of your child as you arrive, should you be separated. If you do become separated from your child at the event, alert a staff member immediately. Full information including our lost child policy will be sent via e-mail prior to the event, if you have questions before then please feel free to contact the events team or speak to a staff member on arrival.

Can I run at the Superhero Night Walk?

No, the event is designed to be a walking event. However, we have numerous running events on offer that you can take part in if you wish. Please click here to see what takes your fancy.

Can I stop if I feel like I cannot complete the walk?

Yes, if you feel like you are unable to continue walking or sustain an injury then please inform one of our marshals who will escort you to the finish line, or to an exit. If you need to leave the event before completing the walk, please inform the security staff on the gate, so that we know you have left.

Is there first aid at the Superhero Night Walk?

Yes, first aid cover is being provided by St John’s Ambulance.

Will there be toilets at this event?

Yes, toilets will be available at the start/finish area and along the route.

What happens if the event is cancelled?

We are confident that the walk will take place and we will use whatever measures/precautions are necessary to make sure the walk can go ahead in poor weather. If we did have to cancel the event for any reason, we would be in touch as quickly as possible by e-mail, with more details on how to transfer your place to a future event, donate your entry fee or request a refund. We would also post all information on our social media sites and on our website.

Why do I have to raise sponsorship?

Your entry fee covers the costs of running the event safely, but it’s your sponsorship money that really makes a difference. We are asking you to aim to raise £50 per participating child, to ensure that Ashgate Hospice is here for the future and can continue to provide end-of-life care to the people who need it most. If you need any help or inspiration raising sponsorship, click here for some ideas or get in touch.

Will there be food and drink at the event?

Yes! There will be burgers available for just £3.00 at the event, kindly provided by Rapid Relief, who are attending the event and donating all proceeds to the hospice! There will also be fresh stone-baked pizza, coffee and soft drinks available.

How do I set up a fundraising page?

Once you sign up to the event, you will be asked whether you want to create an online fundraising page (to sign up to the event, please click here). Once you have selected yes to creating one, you can personalise your page and share it with your friends and family.

If you have any issues setting up your online fundraising page, please get in touch via [email protected]

Do I bring my sponsor money on the day?

No, please don’t bring your sponsorship money with you on the day. We are thankful to each and every one of you that fundraises for us, and we kindly ask that you bring any sponsor money in after the event. Please pay in your sponsorship money via one of the following options:

  • Pay it in online here (please don’t forget to include the name of the event that you are paying in the money for).
  • Bring it into our Fundraising Hub (unit 15) on Storforth Lane to pay in if you are unable to do it online.

This event is kindly sponsored by