We’ve all heard that favourite saying of all children, the one which feels parents with dread, "I’m bored!” It can test the patience of the most laid back and chilled out parents, but fear not, we think we’ve got what it takes to keep your kids entertained.
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!
Hop on board a cable car ride on firm family favourite, The Heights of Abraham, in equally family friendly, Matlock Bath, with sweeping views that you'll never forget all the way up to the top. Once on the summit there’s heaps of fun for the whole family to explore from amazing caverns, the prospect tower and a kids’ playgrounds, and a café with views to die for, this really is a proper treat family day out!
For more fun which leaves you dangling on a wire, you and your family might also like to visit Go Ape and have a go on a high wire adventure course in the treetops, then take a spectacular subterranean journey into the famous Pooles Cavern.
Animal-lovers can find some other world’s most elusive otters and owls at the Chestnut Centre, or take a walk on the wild side with lemurs, wallabies, penguins and more at Peak Wildlife Park. For a taste of life down on the farm check out Matlock Farm Park or Chatsworth Farmyard, packed with extras to keep the kids happy.
Thrill-seekers will love our theme parks. For the really little ones Gulliver’s, perched on the hillside of Matlock Bath, is perfect, with over 60 rides and attractions ideal for children from toddlers to early teens. For those slightly bigger kids, and big kid within us all, Alton Towers is THE place to go! White-knuckle rides abound in one of Britain’s favourite theme parks. The younger kids can also meet their favourite characters in CBeebies land, and there’s even several acres of beautiful landscape gardens, a rare treat in a theme park.
The possibilities are endless, this is just the tip of the iceberg! 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 big day out in the Peak District & Derbyshire - making memories that you can treasure forever.