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The best family-friendly things to do and places to stay.

There's a huge variety of family-friendly things to do in the Peak District and Derbyshire. With attractions of all sorts, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy, especially the younger members of the family!

From cable car rides to hands-on activities, family-friendly attractions to kids’ playgrounds and hire-wire treetop adventures, here are some of the best family days out in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Animal-lovers can find some great animal-based attractions and activities in the Peak District and Derbyshire, where you can take a walk on the wild side with lemurs, wallabies, penguins and more. For a taste of life down on the farm, check out our great farm parks in the Peak District and Derbyshire packed with extras to keep the kids happy.

Thrill-seekers will love our theme parks, whilst you’ll find plenty of family-friendly places to stay because we know you’ll need longer than a day.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is full of fun family friendly activities to entertain your little ones so use the list below to find your next adventure in the Peak District and Derbyshire - making memories that you can treasure forever.


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Church Farm Holiday Cottages

A warm and cosy welcome awaits you, any time of the year, at Church Farm Holiday Cottages.

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Tagg Lane Dairy

Come visit our Luxury ice cream & coffee bar in the heart of the Peak District, just outside of the beautiful village of Monyash and a stone's throw…

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Chatsworth, home to the Devonshire family, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent.

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Waterside Barn

Waterside Barn is a beautifully restored and refurbished stone cottage located between Tissington village and Bradbourne. Sleeping up to 10 guests,…

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Bakewell Country Festival

A family-focused summer festival on Bakewell Showground, the packed line-up includes a festival stage, animal experiences, family entertainment,…

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The BRM Solicitors Chesterfield Festival of…

Chesterfield Festival of Cricket returns to the picturesque ground of Queen's Park. 11-14th June,Vitality Blast 18th June

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Derbyshire Woodland Festival

Our popular festival returns returns on 16 and 17 September 2023. It's a fantastic event celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts.

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Timber Festival at The National Forest

Step into an incredible weekend festival of celebration, debate and reflection in the National Forest. 7-9th July

Family Friendly Offers


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Last Minute Availability at Derwent View

4 Weeks on Offer, Treat yourself to a relaxing gettaway in the Heart of The Peak District. 5** reviews

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Luxury lodge at Sandybrook from £339 for 2 nights…

The park provides luxury self-catering lodge holiday accommodation and is perfect for a relaxing break, an exciting activity holiday or a romantic…

Family Friendly Trails


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The Phoenix Greenways

Whether you come for the day, a weekend or a longer stay, there is plenty for the family to do, visit and explore. A network of traffic free walking…

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Heights of Abraham to Matlock Walk

Take this short walk from the Peak District Mining Museum at Matlock Bath to Matlock via the Heights of Abraham and Masson Hill.

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Walk through the Derwent Valley Mills World…

A delightful 6 mile or 8 mile walk through some of the key places within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

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Walking trail - Howden Reservoir

If you’re after a relaxing walk which allows you to soak up some of the Peak District’s natural beauty, without climbing a single hill, the walk to…

Family Friendly Itineraries


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Day trip from Sheffield: Exploring the Hope…

Offering some of the best views and most picturesque villages in the country, Derbyshire's iconic Hope Valley is one of the best-loved parts of the…

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Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Derwent Valley

Connecting charming towns and villages with an amazing industrial past, the Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock.

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Car-free guide: Things to do in Chesterfield

There's so much to see and do near this iconic Derbyshire market town, famed for its crooked spire.

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