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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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Hall Farm Holidays

Three barn conversions in the village of Hollington, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Homemade cake, eggs and milk from the local farm await your arrival,…

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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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Great British Car Journey

Boasting a collection of 150 modern British classics, Great British Car Journey tells the story of the rise and fall of the British motoring industry…

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Tickled Trout at Barlow

The  award winning Ticked Trout is a Deliciously Derbyshire gastropub located on the edge of the Peak District.

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Bubbleicious Festival

The biggest FREE bubble festival in the UK. 2023 dates to be confirmed. Join us for a magical adventure creating family memories.

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Bonsall Carnival

One of Derbyshire's best-loved celebrations, with a week of events, entertainment and family fun.

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Cromford Steam Rally

Derbyshire’s premier steam heritage and vintage rally, showcasing the very best in steam, transport and leisure industries.

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Eureka Party in the Park

Eureka Party in the Park an annual event in Swadlincote 2023 dates to be confirmed

Family Friendly Offers


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Special Offer

20% OFF All February Stays

Do not miss this! – The Old Granary Matlock are offering 20% OFF all stays during February 2023, Award winning 5 STAR Gold Award cottage with private…

Family Friendly Trails


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Monsal Trail

An iconic traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users.

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Longshaw Estate & Padley Gorge Walk

This beautiful walk starts and ends in the peaceful Longshaw Estate, owned and managed by the National Trust.

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Heights of Abraham to Matlock Walk

This walk starts from the Peak District Mining Museum at Matlock Bath and although it is a fairly short walk it does involve a short strenuous…

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High Peak Trail

A 17.5 mile walking, cycling and horse-riding route.

Family Friendly Itineraries


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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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