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  • Sharpe's Christmas Craft Fayre at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumFri 28 Nov 2014Start your Christmas Shopping off in Swadlincote this weekend ~ visit our 2 Day Craft Fair, Enjoy the Christmas Lights Switch On with Fireworks on Friday at 7pm, The MUSEUM IS OPEN ... MULLED WINE, FOOD, GIFTS & FUN! Playzone & Cafe.
    Fine Food Fair at BuxtonFri 28 Nov 2014A fine collection of 12+ local food traders from the Peak District and surrounding area. Hot food - Pizza, Paella, Hog roast, specialist handmade cakes which include gluten free and vegan, fish monger from Grimsby, etc
    Michael Lakin Botanical Art Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumSat 1 - Sat 29 Nov 2014Exhibition by Michael Lakin 'Botanical Artist' in the Coffee Shop.
    Glenn Ibbitson Consignment at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 20 Sep - Sat 29 Nov 2014Glenn Ibbitson Consignment 20th September to 29th November 2013 Meet the artist: Friday 28th November 2pm-4pm Buxton Museum and Art Gallery www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum
    WW1-Leek & the SM Great War Centenary at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumThu 5 Jun - Sat 20 Dec 2014A community exhibition based around the local history, urban context, social history and the discovery of events, life and people, before, during and after the Great War in Leek and Staffordshire Moorlands.
    WW1 Wartime at ChatsworthFri 4 Apr - Tue 23 Dec 2014This exhibition marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Objects, archives, photographs and stories will reveal life on Chatsworth estate during both wars.
    Buxton Before The War at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 25 Oct 2014 - Sat 10 Jan 2015As the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War continue, this exhibition presents a variety of photographs taken in Buxton between 1900 and 1914.
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  • Sharpe's Christmas Craft Fayre at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumSat 29 Nov 2014Start your Christmas Shopping off in Swadlincote this weekend ~ visit our 2 Day Craft Fair, Enjoy the Christmas Lights Switch On with Fireworks on Friday at 7pm, The MUSEUM IS OPEN ... MULLED WINE, FOOD, GIFTS & FUN! Playzone & Cafe.
    Michael Lakin Botanical Art Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumSat 1 - Sat 29 Nov 2014Exhibition by Michael Lakin 'Botanical Artist' in the Coffee Shop.
    Ghost Tours at Bolsover CastleSat 29 Nov 2014Join our eerie evening tour around Bolsover Castle and hear tales of dark deeds, ghostly apparitions and scary happenings. (Over 16s only).
    Chestnut Centre Christmas Grotto at Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & WildlifeSat 29 Nov 2014Excited children have a chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas at the Chestnut Centre this festive season. Father Christmas will again be back in his Woodland Grotto
    Glenn Ibbitson Consignment at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 20 Sep - Sat 29 Nov 2014Glenn Ibbitson Consignment 20th September to 29th November 2013 Meet the artist: Friday 28th November 2pm-4pm Buxton Museum and Art Gallery www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum
    The Big Light Switch On at MacclesfieldSat 29 Nov 2014The countdown to Christmas begins with the Big Light Switch On featuring live music, mulled wine, a Christmas Market, fabulous hot food, fireworks and of course the switching on of the Macclesfield Christmas Lights.
    Derby Roundhouse Tour at The RoundhouseSat 29 Nov 2014Join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the WORLD where the golden age of steam once ruled the world!! To book tours please visit http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/eshop/
    Santa Specials at Foxfield Steam RailwaySat 29 - Sun 30 Nov 2014Our Famous Winter attraction returns foranother year as we welcome Father Christmas to Foxfield once again. Our magical services are popular with families looking for a safe and reliable fun day out to see Santa.
    WW1-Leek & the SM Great War Centenary at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumThu 5 Jun - Sat 20 Dec 2014A community exhibition based around the local history, urban context, social history and the discovery of events, life and people, before, during and after the Great War in Leek and Staffordshire Moorlands.
    WW1 Wartime at ChatsworthFri 4 Apr - Tue 23 Dec 2014This exhibition marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Objects, archives, photographs and stories will reveal life on Chatsworth estate during both wars.
    Buxton Before The War at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 25 Oct 2014 - Sat 10 Jan 2015As the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War continue, this exhibition presents a variety of photographs taken in Buxton between 1900 and 1914.
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  • Chestnut Centre Christmas Grotto at Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & WildlifeSun 30 Nov 2014Excited children have a chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas at the Chestnut Centre this festive season. Father Christmas will again be back in his Woodland Grotto
    Christmas Market at Peak Edge HotelSun 30 Nov 2014We've asked some of the best local suppliers to showcase a wide range of food, drink and gifts ranging from cheeses, meats, local beers, wines and cakes to handmade crafts and many more...
    Santa Specials at Foxfield Steam RailwaySat 29 - Sun 30 Nov 2014Our Famous Winter attraction returns foranother year as we welcome Father Christmas to Foxfield once again. Our magical services are popular with families looking for a safe and reliable fun day out to see Santa.
    Christmas Market & Craft Fair at Ringwood Hall HotelSun 30 Nov 2014A Christmas shopping event, showcasing a wide range of handmade items that are just perfect for Christmas gifts. The ideal place to find unique, diverse and well - designed handmade presents....fabulous local crafts, jewellery, fabrics, etc
    Belper Antique, Vintage & Collecters Fair at Belper Leisure CentreSun 30 Nov 2014We are pleased to announce the new indoor Antique, Vintage & Collectors Fairs at Belper Leisure Centre, where we will have up to 50 stalls.
    WW1-Leek & the SM Great War Centenary at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumThu 5 Jun - Sat 20 Dec 2014A community exhibition based around the local history, urban context, social history and the discovery of events, life and people, before, during and after the Great War in Leek and Staffordshire Moorlands.
    WW1 Wartime at ChatsworthFri 4 Apr - Tue 23 Dec 2014This exhibition marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Objects, archives, photographs and stories will reveal life on Chatsworth estate during both wars.
    Buxton Before The War at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 25 Oct 2014 - Sat 10 Jan 2015As the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War continue, this exhibition presents a variety of photographs taken in Buxton between 1900 and 1914.

26 November 2014 to 26 November 2014

City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyWed 26 Nov 2014Starting from the The Bell Inn in Sadlergate, explore Derby's haunted and gory past on the City Centre Ghostwalk. Prepare for tales of the Black Death, brutal murders, and hauntings.

26 November 2014 to 26 November 2014

L'Elisir D'Amore Live Screening at SwadlincoteWed 26 Nov 2014Odeon Swadlincote, Coppice Side, Swadlincote, DE11 9FQ Live Screening from the Royal Opera House.

27 November 2014 to 27 November 2014

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 27 Nov 2014Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.

27 November 2014 to 27 November 2014

Swadlincote Farmers' & Producers' Market at Swadlincote MarketThu 27 Nov 2014You are invited to come along and see what is on offer from our local producers, see what is Grown, Raised, Made, Brewed, Pickled, Bottled, Baked or Caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Free Entry & Free Parking in Swadlincote

28 November 2014 to 28 November 2014

Sharpe's Christmas Craft Fayre at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumFri 28 Nov 2014Start your Christmas Shopping off in Swadlincote this weekend ~ visit our 2 Day Craft Fair, Enjoy the Christmas Lights Switch On with Fireworks on Friday at 7pm, The MUSEUM IS OPEN ... MULLED WINE, FOOD, GIFTS & FUN! Playzone & Cafe.

28 November 2014 to 28 November 2014

Fine Food Fair at BuxtonFri 28 Nov 2014A fine collection of 12+ local food traders from the Peak District and surrounding area. Hot food - Pizza, Paella, Hog roast, specialist handmade cakes which include gluten free and vegan, fish monger from Grimsby, etc

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Sharpe's Christmas Craft Fayre at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumSat 29 Nov 2014Start your Christmas Shopping off in Swadlincote this weekend ~ visit our 2 Day Craft Fair, Enjoy the Christmas Lights Switch On with Fireworks on Friday at 7pm, The MUSEUM IS OPEN ... MULLED WINE, FOOD, GIFTS & FUN! Playzone & Cafe.

01 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Michael Lakin Botanical Art Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumSat 1 - Sat 29 Nov 2014Exhibition by Michael Lakin 'Botanical Artist' in the Coffee Shop.

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Ghost Tours at Bolsover CastleSat 29 Nov 2014Join our eerie evening tour around Bolsover Castle and hear tales of dark deeds, ghostly apparitions and scary happenings. (Over 16s only).

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Chestnut Centre Christmas Grotto at Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & WildlifeSat 29 Nov 2014Excited children have a chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas at the Chestnut Centre this festive season. Father Christmas will again be back in his Woodland Grotto

20 September 2014 to 29 November 2014

Glenn Ibbitson Consignment at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 20 Sep - Sat 29 Nov 2014Glenn Ibbitson Consignment 20th September to 29th November 2013 Meet the artist: Friday 28th November 2pm-4pm Buxton Museum and Art Gallery www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

The Big Light Switch On at MacclesfieldSat 29 Nov 2014The countdown to Christmas begins with the Big Light Switch On featuring live music, mulled wine, a Christmas Market, fabulous hot food, fireworks and of course the switching on of the Macclesfield Christmas Lights.

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Derby Roundhouse Tour at The RoundhouseSat 29 Nov 2014Join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the WORLD where the golden age of steam once ruled the world!! To book tours please visit http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/eshop/

30 November 2014 to 30 November 2014

Chestnut Centre Christmas Grotto at Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & WildlifeSun 30 Nov 2014Excited children have a chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas at the Chestnut Centre this festive season. Father Christmas will again be back in his Woodland Grotto

30 November 2014 to 30 November 2014

Christmas Market at Peak Edge HotelSun 30 Nov 2014We've asked some of the best local suppliers to showcase a wide range of food, drink and gifts ranging from cheeses, meats, local beers, wines and cakes to handmade crafts and many more...

29 November 2014 to 30 November 2014

Santa Specials at Foxfield Steam RailwaySat 29 - Sun 30 Nov 2014Our Famous Winter attraction returns foranother year as we welcome Father Christmas to Foxfield once again. Our magical services are popular with families looking for a safe and reliable fun day out to see Santa.

30 November 2014 to 30 November 2014

Christmas Market & Craft Fair at Ringwood Hall HotelSun 30 Nov 2014A Christmas shopping event, showcasing a wide range of handmade items that are just perfect for Christmas gifts. The ideal place to find unique, diverse and well - designed handmade presents....fabulous local crafts, jewellery, fabrics, etc

30 November 2014 to 30 November 2014

Belper Antique, Vintage & Collecters Fair at Belper Leisure CentreSun 30 Nov 2014We are pleased to announce the new indoor Antique, Vintage & Collectors Fairs at Belper Leisure Centre, where we will have up to 50 stalls.

05 June 2014 to 20 December 2014

WW1-Leek & the SM Great War Centenary at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumThu 5 Jun - Sat 20 Dec 2014A community exhibition based around the local history, urban context, social history and the discovery of events, life and people, before, during and after the Great War in Leek and Staffordshire Moorlands.

04 April 2014 to 23 December 2014

WW1 Wartime at ChatsworthFri 4 Apr - Tue 23 Dec 2014This exhibition marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Objects, archives, photographs and stories will reveal life on Chatsworth estate during both wars.

25 October 2014 to 10 January 2015

Buxton Before The War at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 25 Oct 2014 - Sat 10 Jan 2015As the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War continue, this exhibition presents a variety of photographs taken in Buxton between 1900 and 1914.

31 October 2015 to 01 November 2015

Shriek in LeekSat 31 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2015The weekend will include Pumpkin parade, Ghost walks, Markets, Facepainting ......

26 November 2015 to 26 November 2015

Swadlincote Farmers' & Producers' Market at Swadlincote MarketThu 26 Nov 2015You are invited to come along and see what is on offer from our local producers, see what is Grown, Raised, Made, Brewed, Pickled, Bottled, Baked or Caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Free Entry & Free Parking in Swadlincote

27 November 2015 to 27 November 2015

Sharpe's Christmas Craft Fayre at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumFri 27 Nov 2015Start your Christmas Shopping off in Swadlincote this weekend ~ visit our 2 Day Craft Fair, Enjoy the Christmas Lights Switch On with Fireworks on Friday at 7pm, The MUSEUM IS OPEN ... MULLED WINE, FOOD, GIFTS & FUN! Playzone & Cafe.

28 November 2015 to 28 November 2015

Sharpe's Christmas Craft Fayre at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumSat 28 Nov 2015Start your Christmas Shopping off in Swadlincote this weekend ~ visit our 2 Day Craft Fair, Enjoy the Christmas Lights Switch On with Fireworks on Friday at 7pm, The MUSEUM IS OPEN ... MULLED WINE, FOOD, GIFTS & FUN! Playzone & Cafe.

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  • 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

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.

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

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.

Children enjoying the Funfield

National Forest Adventure Farm

Burton Upon Trent

The National Forest Adventure Farm near Burton upon Trent offers exciting indoor play, outdoor play and farm animals. The Farm hosts many events throughout the year, including, during the summer months, one of the largest themed Maize Mazes

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 (NT)

Knutsford

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