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Celebrating something special? The Peak District is a great destination for group short breaks

Whether you're marking a milestone birthday, anniversary, or reunion, the Peak District provides the perfect setting to come together, reconnect, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Planning a family celebration or just catching up with a group of old friends? Searching for the ideal destination to create lasting memories with your loved ones? Look no further than the enchanting Peak District. Situated in the heart of England, the Peak District offers a magical setting for celebrating special occasions surrounded by stunning landscapes, charming villages, and a wealth of activities to suit all ages.

Scenic Splendour

The Peak District boasts breathtaking scenery that provides a picturesque backdrop for any group staycation. From rolling hills and rugged gritstone edges, to tranquil reservoirs and cascading waterfalls, the natural beauty of the Peak District is sure to captivate and inspire you all. Whether you're planning a relaxed picnic in the countryside or a scenic hike with panoramic views, there's no shortage of stunning vistas to explore and enjoy together.
Here’s a handy list of some of the best walks in the Peak District and Derbyshire, ranging from challenging hikes to relaxing riverside strolls.

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Variety of Accommodation

Whether you prefer a cosy cottage, a spacious holiday home, or a rustic farmhouse, the Peak District offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit your family's needs and preferences. Choose a property with ample bedrooms and communal spaces to ensure everyone has plenty of room to relax and socialize during your celebration. Many accommodations also offer additional amenities such as gardens, hot tubs, and games rooms to enhance your family experience.
Check out our group friendly accommodation for your next staycation

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Cultural and Historical Attractions

Immerse yourselves in the rich history and heritage of the Peak District as you explore its charming villages, historic landmarks, and cultural attractions. Visit ancient castles, stately homes, and fascinating museums that offer insight into the region's past and present. Discover the stories of generations past as you wander through quaint market towns, browse artisan shops, and sample delicious local cuisine at traditional pubs and tearooms.
Here are some top attractions in the Peak District that offer group discounts:

Chatsworth House
Chatsworth House, the ancestral seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is a stately home renowned for its grandeur and extensive art collection. Groups can enjoy discounted rates on admission tickets, providing access to the house, gardens, and parkland. Guided tours can also be arranged for groups, offering deeper insights into the history and treasures of Chatsworth.

Heights of Abraham
For a unique adventure, head to the Heights of Abraham, where you can ride a cable car to reach the summit and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Group discounts are available for both cable car rides and admission to the attractions at the summit, including cavern tours and exhibitions.


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Matlock Farm Park
Ideal for families and animal lovers, Matlock Farm Park offers a hands-on experience with a variety of farm animals, including goats, sheep, and llamas. Group rates are offered for parties of 12 or more, making it an affordable and enjoyable day out for large groups.


Crich Tramway Village
Step back in time at Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum. Groups can take advantage of discounted admission rates, allowing them to explore vintage trams, period street scenes, and interactive exhibitions detailing the history of public transportation.

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Tips for Group Visits:
Advance Booking:
Contact attractions in advance to arrange group bookings and inquire about available discounts.
Customized Experiences:
Many attractions offer tailored experiences for groups, such as guided tours or educational workshops.
Transportation:
Coach parking in the Peak District can be limited so check before you travel.
Eating Out:
Some attractions partner with nearby restaurants or cafes to offer meal deals for groups, its always best to book in advance.

Family-Friendly Events and Festivals

Throughout the year, the Peak District hosts a variety of family-friendly events and festivals that celebrate the region's culture, heritage, and natural beauty. From traditional country fairs and agricultural shows to outdoor concerts and art exhibitions, there's always something exciting happening in the Peak District to entertain and delight visitors of all ages. Join in the festivities, mingle with locals, and create cherished memories with your family as you immerse yourselves in the vibrant atmosphere.
Find out What's On with our year round events calendar.

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Outdoor Adventures

From thrilling outdoor activities to leisurely pursuits, the Peak District offers something for every member of the family to enjoy. Embark on family-friendly hikes along scenic trails, cycle through picturesque countryside, or explore hidden caves and caverns together. For those seeking adventure, try your hand at rock climbing, abseiling, or kayaking under the guidance of experienced instructors. Alternatively, simply unwind and soak up the tranquility of nature as you bond with your loved ones amidst the beauty of the Peak District landscape.

Guided Walks
Explore the Peak District's stunning landscapes on foot with an experienced walking guide. From leisurely strolls to challenging hill walks, there's a route to suit every ability level. Benefit from special rates for group bookings, with knowledgeable guides leading the way.

Climbing and Abseiling
Scale new heights and conquer vertical challenges with one of our climbing specialists. Whether you're a novice or seasoned climber, experienced instructors can tailor sessions to suit your group's abilities. Enjoy discounted rates for group bookings, which include all necessary equipment and expert guidance.

Kayaking and Canoeing
Embark on a waterborne adventure with kayaking and canoeing experiences on the area's scenic rivers and reservoirs. Group discounts are available from member of our activity providers who provide all the necessary equipment, safety briefings, and skilled instructors to ensure a memorable outing on the water.

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Cycling Adventures
With over 200 miles of traffic free trails the Peak District & Derbyshire is the perfect place to take to 2 wheels. Cycle hire is available at a number of centres across the area, find the nearest here.

Adventure Activities at Go Ape Buxton
Swing through the treetops and unleash your inner adventurer at Go Ape Buxton, an outdoor adventure park offering zip lines, tree canopy crossings, and thrilling obstacles. Groups can enjoy discounted rates for tree-to-tree adventures, making it an ideal choice for adrenaline-fueled group adventures.

Check out our bookable experiences here

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The Peak District & Derbyshire offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, cultural richness, and family-friendly fun, making it an ideal destination for your next celebration. Whether you're marking a milestone birthday, anniversary, or reunion, the Peak District provides the perfect setting to come together, reconnect, and create memories that will last a lifetime. So gather your loved ones, pack your bags, and embark on an unforgettable adventure in the enchanting beauty of the Peak District & Derbyshire.

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Peak Ascent Cycles

Looking to have an awesome adventure out in the Peak District? Then why not hire one of our e-bikes, perfect for friends and families.


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Peak District National Park Ranger Guided Walks

Join one of our series of guided walks with official National Park Rangers exploring wildlife, heritage and much more.


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Bagshaw Hall, Lodge and Mews

A special opportunity to stay in elegant suites with original features in the historic HALL, or contemporary suites in the LODGE, or in a spacious 4…


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Darley House

This historic Georgian home sits on over an acre of land and provides fantastic access to the Peak District National Park. Sleeping 10 - 14,


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