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The GREAT British weather can turn against us sometimes, but don't let that spoil your visit!  There's loads of things to do for kids of all ages in and around the Peak District - whatever the weather. 

There’s no excuse to let anything rain on your parade.


show caverns

View all the show caverns here

Admire formations of Castleton’s unique Blue John Stone, crystal Stalactites and Stalagmites.


Take in a museum

Browse all museums here

Explore one of the area's many wide and varied museums and art galleries.


treasure houses

Browse historic houses and stately homes here

Avoid the rain in world famous historic houses and stately homes.


Catch a show

interior of the Pomegranate theatre

Treat yourself to a show or performance at one of the areas many theatres. 


for everyone

cable cars heading up to the heights of abraham

Don't let the weather spoil your family day out at any of our attractions.


leisure centres

Find a leisure centre near you

The area has plenty of leisure centres and indoor activities to keep you active whilst on holiday.


the age of steam          

steam train pulling away from station

Step back in time on a nostalgic ride at one of our railway centres or travel in style on a vintage tram.


shop 'til you drop

couple walking hand in hand out of a shopping outlet

From market towns to shopping centres and outlets, there are plenty of places to find the perfect gift.


bright lights of the city

crucible sign glowing at night

The Peak District is surrounding by three great cities - Derby, Sheffield and Manchester



  • BOLSOVER CASTLE - Jacobean pleasure palace perched high on a hilltop with superb viewsof the Vale of Scarsdale and beyond.
  • ALTON TOWERS RESORT - Head to the theme park and ride The Smiler, or go for a splash in the Water Park. 
  • CHESTNUT OTTER, OWL AND WILDLIFE CENTRE - A hidden gem in a secret valley in the High Peak, where you can spot species from all over the world on a circular trail through a historic deer park.
  • DERWENT VALLEY MILLS WORLD HERITAGE SITE - Follow the trail of the factory system and explore the links with textiles and fashion from Matlock to Derby.
  • GO-APE! - Experience the adrenaline rush of an exhilarating high-wire challenge through the trees on the outskirts of Buxton.
  • HEAGE WINDMILL - Climb the tower and watch traditional milling in action at the only working, stone towered, multi-sailed windmill in England.
  • THE PAVILION GARDENS, BUXTON - Spend the whole day in this town centre pleasure park, either outdoors or in.
  • EAST MIDLANDS DESIGNER OUTLET - Conveniently located, close to the M1, take a stroll around more than 70 stores, cafes and restaurants
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