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Featured Attraction

Conkers Adventure in the National Forest

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A full day of adventures,1 20 acres of discovery in the National Forest. The enchanted Forest indoor adventure, the 450m barefoot walk the Conkerchoo Two Train.


Peak Shopping Village

Peak Shopping VillageEnjoy shopping national named retailers and unique independent shops in a relaxed atmosphere. 4 hours free parking, free weekend events plus open every day except Christmas Day.

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  • Image of the Cable Cars at Matlock Bath
  • Underground at Poole's Cavern & Country Park
  • Alton Towers
  • Tree Top Adventure at Go Ape

Family Fun Attractions

There's a huge variety of thngs to do in the Peak District and Derbyshire, with visitor attractions to keep everyone entertained - something for everyone to enjoy! Why not take a cable car ride at the Heights of Abraham, with sweeping views that you'll never forget. Go Ape on a high wire adventure course in the treetops, take a spectacular subterranean journey in one of our famous caverns or for the thrill seekers, drop into Oblivion at Alton Towers.

Family fun at Go Ape Tree Top AdventureSwinging through the canopy, wiping out at the bottom of zip wires and going on an adventure brings the family together like nothing else!
Visit The Heights of AbrahamTake a cable car ride with sweeping views that you'll never forget, plus two show caverns to explore, exhibitions, picnic and play areas.
Alton Towers Rollercoaster Restaurant
The Pavilion Gardens BuxtonWe invite you to visit this beautiful Grade II listed visitor attraction which offers a great free family day out plus a host of events - from farmers markets and bazaars, to dances and fetes.
The Chestnut Centre, Otter, Owl and Wildlife ParkThe Chestnut Centre is a family run conservation park with a strong emphasis on otters and owls. Home to the spectacular Giant Otter from South America.

More Family Fun Ideas

Escape to the Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers area

Alton Towers Resort is Britain’s Greatest Escape and home to the UK’s favourite theme park with endless family fun and ground-breaking rollercoasters.

Lots to see and do at Cromford Mills

Arkwright's Cromford Mills


Cromford Mill is the world's first successful water powered cotton spinning mill and acclaimed throughout the world as being the first, complete factory system. Enjoy a guided tour, available every day.

CBeebies Land at Alton Towers Resort

CBeebies Land

Alton Towers area

New interactive and at Alton Towers Resort, home to characters and live shows that will inspire learning through play. CBeebies viewers can step right into their world. A place that's full of nourishing, real adventures. Come and play...

Come and see our 17 species of owls

Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & Wildlife

High Peak

Set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds within the Peak District National Park. Situated equidistant from Sheffield and Manchester you will find one of Europe's largest gathering of multi-specied otters, owls and other indigenous wildlife

Barefoot Walk



CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.

Come and stroke the horses!

Farmyard and Adventure Playground


In our working farmyard you can meet and learn about our friendly animals, not to mention milking demonstrations, trailer rides, a fun-packed adventure playground and free seasonal activities.

Gullivers Kingdom


Matlock Bath

Discover a beautiful family-run theme park that is perfect for younger children. We have over 60 rides and attractions including play areas especially for toddlers. There really is something for everyone at Gulliver’s Kingdom.

Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill

Ripley (Derbyshire)

Built in 1797 and restored in 2002 Heage Windmill, a Grade II listed building, is the only working, stone-towered, six-sailed windmill in England. She is set in the Derbyshire countryside, providing spectacular views.

Highfields Happy Hens

Highfields Happy Hens


The new look Highfields Happy Hens is a truly unique open farm experience for all ages.

Play Area at Matlock Farm Park

Matlock Farm Park


Set in part of a 600 acre working farm, the Park provides a great day out with varied activities for all the family. Animals to see include llamas, goats, turkeys, peacocks, cattle and sheep to name a few.

Meet and feed the animals

National Forest Adventure Farm

Burton Upon Trent

A day of adventure awaits at the National Forest Adventure Farm, whatever the weather. You can meet and feed the animals, explore the outdoor Funfield and have fun in the huge indoor play area.

Wallaby with Joey in pouch

Peak Wildlife Park


Get up-close and personal with four brand new animal walk-throughs. Inspire your kids and let them come face to face with lemurs, penguins, wallabies and more!

Enjoy lots of amazing animals!

Tropical Butterfly House


Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out! Meet Meerkats, owls, snakes and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters throughout the day.

Seren and her baby

The Farm


The perfect day out with the `kids', the farm provides a picture of rural life where time has ‘stood still’ since the 1930s and traditional breeds are still resident.