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  • children running around at chatsworth adventure playground
  • children playing at conkers
  • tram at crich tramway village
  • children taking part in a re-enactment event at bolsover castle

so much to do...'re spoilt for choice!

We've all heard the words of our children a hundred times before, "I'm bored!" Well, this is where the Peak District & Derbyshire comes to the rescue of parents everywhere. Map out your next thrill-packed expedition, however young, old – or young at heart - you are, there are lots of opportunities to have fun, come rain or shine. You’ll be spoiled for choice at everything from thrill-a-minute theme parks and hands-on heritage museums to high-wire cable car rides and deep, mysterious show caverns. Here’s a handy adventurers’ guide to help…

Meet your Nemesis, plunge into Oblivion, or sharpen up on The Blade and Ripsaw at Britain's best loved theme park.

Marvel at the magic of the Jacobean Little Castle, Fountain Garden, Wall Walk and Riding House, be a time traveller for the day in a Cavaliers and Roundheads clash or watch a Grand Medieval Joust or open air theatre production.

castleton caverns

Four show caverns: Peak Cavern (largest natural cave entrance in Europe); Speedwell Cavern (travel down to the Bottomless Pit by boat) and Treak Cliff Cavern and Blue John Cavern, featuring unique Blue John Stone, and in Buxton, explore Poole’s Cavern beneath Buxton Country Park.

World-famous house, garden and estate, plus everything from daily animal handling sessions, water play and spiral slides to a fun-packed adventure area with a Climbing Forest.

Otter species from all over the world and 15 varieties of owls on a circular route through an historic deer park.

Award-winning attraction with four discovery zones and great undercover attractions.

Enjoy vintage tram rides, a mile-long journey through a period street to open countryside, and explore the largest collection of vintage electric trams in Britain.

Voyage of discovery for two to 13 year olds with themed areas and fun rides.

Spectacular cable car rides, stunning views of the Derwent Valley, show caverns, special events, places to eat and play area.

Explore the house, gardens and estate, with its red and fallow deer, wonderful walks and stunning views. Youngsters can let off steam in the Crow Wood Playscape.

Explore the country’s highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel on a family-friendly guided boat trip. Kids can jump, climb and explore the playground and wildlife garden.

Richly-decorated 17th century house with a huge collection of toys, games, dolls, archive films and interactive displays.

Sheer animal magic amid free-flying tropical butterflies, exotic birds and other wildlife on the outskirts of Sheffield. Be an animal keeper for a day.

...and there's more!

This is just snapshot of what the Peak District & Derbyshire has to offer, there's are stacks more inspiration and ideas of things to see and do and great places to stay.