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The best family-friendly things to do and places to stay.

There's a huge variety of family-friendly things to do in the Peak District and Derbyshire. With attractions of all sorts, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy, especially the younger members of the family!

From cable car rides to hands-on activities, family-friendly attractions to kids’ playgrounds and hire-wire treetop adventures, here are some of the best family days out in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Animal-lovers can find some great animal-based attractions and activities in the Peak District and Derbyshire, where you can take a walk on the wild side with lemurs, wallabies, penguins and more. For a taste of life down on the farm, check out our great farm parks in the Peak District and Derbyshire packed with extras to keep the kids happy.

Thrill-seekers will love our theme parks, whilst you’ll find plenty of family-friendly places to stay because we know you’ll need longer than a day.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is full of fun family friendly activities to entertain your little ones so use the list below to find your next adventure in the Peak District and Derbyshire - making memories that you can treasure forever.

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Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort – Themed Accommodation

Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort is home to a fabulous selection of self-contained family accommodation. You’ll be staying just steps away from Gulliver’s…


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The Wheatsheaf Pub & Pantry

The Wheatsheaf is an award-winning family and dog-friendly pub in the heart of the Derbyshire market town of Bakewell. We are proud to be part of a…


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Monameeth Bungalow

Monameeth Bungalow offers luxury self-catering accommodation. Situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park, located in the centre of the…


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The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop is located in the heart of the market town of Bakewell in Derbyshire's Peak District National Park.


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Bakewell Country Festival

A great family day out combining a mix of traditional agricultural elements, family activities, entertainment, food, drink, shopping and more.


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Chatsworth International Horse Trials- NOW…

A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family.


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Dino Week at The National Forest Adventure Farm

Come face to face with the T-rex, take on the Velociraptor to rescue the giant dinosaur eggs, and try your hand at taming the ferocious beasts as…


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Chatsworth Family Festival

Unleash creativity and let imaginations run wild at our inaugural family festival in the Chatsworth Garden.


Family Friendly Trails

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Peak District Children's Walks from Castleton

This 4 mile walk in the hills around Castleton is perfect for adventurous kids and their adults


Bakewell Children's Walk

This short walk takes you around the beautiful old town of Bakewell, with plenty of opportunities for adventurous kids to explore.


A Stroll along Cromford Canal

A walk along the old canal tow path on the five mile stretch through the Derwent Valley between Ambergate and Cromford passing through the village of…


Walk through the Derwent Valley Mills World…

A delightful 6 mile or 8 mile walk through some of the key places within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.


Family Friendly Itineraries

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Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Derwent Valley

Connecting charming towns and villages with an amazing industrial past, the Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock.


Car-free guide: Things to do in Chesterfield

There's so much to see and do near this iconic Derbyshire market town, famed for its crooked spire.


Day trip from Sheffield: Exploring the Hope…

Offering some of the best views and most picturesque villages in the country, Derbyshire's iconic Hope Valley is one of the best-loved parts of the…


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