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  • Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Derby Roundhouse Tour - WHS Discovery Days at The RoundhouseSat 30 May 2015Join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the WORLD where the golden age of steam once ruled the world!!
    Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Cycle Fest 2015 at Shirebrook AcademySun 31 May 2015Shirebrook Academy is delighted to host the brand new Cycle Fest event organised by Bolsover District Council. This exciting event is being organised to promote the newly created Archaeological Way.
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Derby Roundhouse Tour - WHS Discovery Days at The RoundhouseSat 30 May 2015Join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the WORLD where the golden age of steam once ruled the world!!

30 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

31 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Cycle Fest 2015 at Shirebrook AcademySun 31 May 2015Shirebrook Academy is delighted to host the brand new Cycle Fest event organised by Bolsover District Council. This exciting event is being organised to promote the newly created Archaeological Way.

23 May 2015 to 01 June 2015

Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.

Featured Attraction

Conkers Adventure in the National Forest

Swadlincote 01283 216633

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.

 
 

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Visit Accessible Derbyshire
  • 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.
Visit Alton Towers
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, fabulous hotels, splash-tastic waterpark, extraordinary golf and superb spa.

Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Chatsworth

Chatsworth

Chatsworth is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality. Home of the Cavendish family since the 1550s, it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.

Come and see our 17 species of owls

Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & Wildlife

High Peak

Stroll through the deer meadow and join the Nature Trail to see 4 species of otters including the endanged Giant otter from South America, 15 species of owls, foxes, pine marten, Scottish wildcats, polecats etc.

Conkers Adventures in the National Forest

Conkers

Swadlincote

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.

Enjoy The Drop Tower!

Gulliver's

Matlock Bath

With more than 40 rides & attractions aimed at children aged 2-13 years, Gulliver's provides the complete family entertainment experience. Fun & adventure with Gully Mouse, Dora the explorer, Diego and The Lost World.

Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill

Ripley (Derbyshire)

Built in 1797 and restored in 2002, Heage Windmill is a Grade II listed building and is the only working, stone-towered, multi-sailed windmill in England. See www.heagewindmill.co.uk

Highfields Happy Hens

Highfields Happy Hens

Derby

Highfields Happy Hens is an open farm set within the beautiful South Derbyshire countryside. Runner up in the 2011 National Farm Attraction Award Category C. All the fun of the farm at your finger tips!

Meerkats at Matlock Farm Park

Matlock Farm Park

Matlock

Set in part of a 600 acre working farm, the Park provides a great day out with varied activities for all the family and offers hours of fun and learning. Meet the animals, try out the Adventure Playground or have a go on the Go-Kart Track.

Pavilion Gardens

The Pavilion Gardens

Buxton

A wonderful Grade 2 Listed Building with 23 acres of beautiful Victorian landscaped gardens, in the centre of Buxton, on the banks of the River Wye.

Girl and snake at the Tropical Butterfly House

Tropical Butterfly House

Sheffield

Discover a wild family day out, catch a glimpse into a faraway world and make friends with animals great and small. Meet the residents of Meerkat Mansion, wander among free-flying birds, bats & butterflies and see amazing falconry displays.

The Mansion

Tatton Park

Knutsford

Mansion with 50-acre garden, traditional working farm, Tudor manor-house, 1,000-acre deer park and children's adventure playground. Administered by the National Trust.