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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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Mosborough Hall Hotel

Mosborough Hall Hotel is steeped in history being originally a 12th century manor house. Offering a great base to explore the Peak District, the…


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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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The Barrel Inn

A traditional Derbyshire country inn, dating back to 1597. With five en-suite bedrooms it is the perfect place to stay.


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Creswell Crags

Wooly mammoths roamed the lands around Creswell Crags, and nomadic Neanderthal man sought shelter in Creswell Crags’ caves whilst they were following…


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Cable Car 40th Birthday Party at The Heights of…

Come and enjoy a birthday party like no other! It's 40 years since the original cable cars were installed at the Heights!


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Circus Cortex presents 'Masquerade' at Bakewell

Join us for a mesmerising 'Masquerade' extravaganza, Fun for all the family!!


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Japan Fest Welcomes Asia at Cromford Mills

Enter a celebration of Asian culture with “Japan Fast Welcomes Asia” Free Event


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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 Offers

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Special Offer

30% off food* at The Maynard

Dine away the January Blues with 30% off food* at The Maynard


Family Friendly Trails

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The Phoenix Greenways

Whether you come for the day, a weekend or a longer stay, there is plenty for the family to do, visit and explore. A network of traffic free walking…


Calke to Staunton Harold walking trail

Enjoy a leisurely walk from Calke Abbey to Staunton Harold, with views over the reservoir, arable fields and woodland.


Tissington Trail

A popular Peak District route running for 13 miles from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay where it is joined by High Peak Junction


Monsal Trail

An iconic traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users.


Family Friendly Itineraries

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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…


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.


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