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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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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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Oaker Farm Cottages & Haddy's Hut

Three cottages converted from a former dairy and barns to a high standard, along with a luxurious shepherd's hut. Tranquil, peaceful setting of great…

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Red Lion Restaurant at Peak Edge Hotel

Nestled on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, the historic Red Lion restaurant boasts a warm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere…

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Roaches Holiday Cottages

Two farmhouse holiday cottages in the Peak District National Park with open-plan living accommodation featuring stone walls and wooden beams. Each…

Family Friendly Events


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Ilkeston Heritage and Classic Vehicle Show

The Ilkeston Heritage and Classic Vehicle Show brings the sights and sounds of yesteryear to the town centre.

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Matlock Food & Drink Festival

A 2 day festival celebrating great food and drink with fantastic entertainment and live music all day.

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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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Love is in the Air at The Heights of Abraham

Enjoy Romantic Poetry, stunning scenery and delightful dining: look out for the Queen of Hearts too!

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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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…

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Monsal Trail

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

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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