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Things To See & Do

From countryside walks and scenic trails to award-winning attractions and quaint country villages, there are endless things to do in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Things To See & Do in the Peak District & Derbyshire

If you're looking for great days out and the best things to do in the Peak District and Derbyshire, look no further. From stately homes and historic castles to show caverns, world-class heritage sites, distilleries and high-wire adventures, we have a host of unmissable attractions to keep the whole family entertained.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is of course well-known for its natural beauty, and no visit here is complete without spending some time in the great outdoors. Explore Britain's original National Park and discover beautiful cycling trails and walking routes for all abilities, or have a go with a hands-on experience such as climbing, caving and horse-riding. Find more great things to see and do in the Peak District and Derbyshire below.

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Matlock Farm Park

Come on down to Matlock farm Park, the ideal place for families to visit to enjoy the fresh air and have fun with our friendly animals.


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Matlock Farm Park Riding School

Enjoy horse riding in the beautiful surroundings of Matlock Farm Park, with views over to Riber Castle.


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The Derbyshire Emporium

The Derbyshire Emporium is located on Matlock Street in the Peak District market town of Bakewell.​


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Hassop Station Cafe and Monsal Trail Cycle Hire

A new family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air.


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Derby LIVE

Derby LIVE present LIVE performances, events and festivals at the Guildhall Theare, Derby Arena and outdoor spaces across the city.


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Buxton Crescent Experience

Set in nine intimate rooms at The Buxton Crescent, this engaging visitor experience tells the stories of Buxton, The Crescent, its famous water and…


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Bike Garage

Moutain bike hire and e-bike hire in Ashbourne.


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Gulliver's Kingdom Theme Park

Discover a beautiful family-run theme park that is perfect for younger children. We have over 60 rides and attractions including play areas…


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Elvaston Castle Country Park

Elvaston Castle Country Park is truly magical and steeped in history. Its formal gardens and wider parkland still inspire and surprise today.


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Markeaton Park

Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands


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The Pavilion Gardens

The Gardens are enjoyed by over 500,000 people every year. The combination of walks, lakes, play areas and miniature train ensure that they remain a…


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Chesterfield Canal – Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

The Chesterfield Canal is a beautiful waterway, an oasis of calm in the busy market town.


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