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Family Days Out in Derbyshire

With family days out in Derbyshire, there is so much to see and do. All this in some of the most breathtaking countryside the British Isles has to offer. There is adventure and thrills alongside peace and tranquility so something for all the family. You will be amazed how many places and activities you can fit into one day, weekend or week. In fact, some people enjoy Derbyshire so much they end up moving here.

Visitor Attractions

There are so many to choose from so here is a list of our favourites. Hope you will enjoy them to.

Chatsworth House – Possibly one of the best stately homes in the country. Here you can visit the house and gardens, can you find your way to the centre of the maze. Also, the Adventure Playground is a great place for the children and a family picnic. You can also go for a paddle in the river and visit the village of Edensor. Before you leave make sure you visit the Farm Shop you won’t be disappointed. www.chatsworth.org

Castleton Show Caves – What a great experience for a family day out in Derbyshire. There are plenty of options with four showcaves (Peak Cavern, Speedwell, Blue John and Treak Cliff) all offering different experiences. You could always keep coming back and visit them all. The beauty of Castleton is you are right in the heart of the Peak District. So after your trip underground take a walk up Mam Tor for a spectacular view of the Peak District.

Matlock Farm Park – Great place for the whole family where you get a chance to meet and feed the animals. They also offer pony riding sessions for the children. So much to see and do also a play area for the children and great ice cream. www.matlockfarmpark.co.uk

Gullivers Kingdom – The ultimate children’s theme park with great rides for all ages even the adults get a chance to be kids again. This is a whole day adventure and you can even stay in the small themed hotel on site. After the thrill of the rides head into Matlock Bath for chips and a walk by the river a great end to the day. www.gulliverskingdomresort.co.uk

Heights of Abraham – This gives the feeling of being in The Alps where you can ride the cable car to the top for a unique view of Matlock and Matlock Bath. At the top, there is always entertainment and great views from the cafe. Also, two great caverns to visit and an adventure park for the children. www.heightsofabraham.com

There are so many more attractions for your family day out in Derbyshire. These are just some of our family’s favourites so they are tried and tested. For more information please have a look at The Visit Peak District website.

Outdoor Activities

Being in the heart of the Peak District National Park ther are so many wals to choose from. All abilities are catered for whether its the heights of Kinder Scout or the Limestone Dales. You can even hire a guide for the day so you can enjoy the experience and not worry about getting lost.

For the thrill seekers theres so much choice and all activity providers offer days from first timers to the very proficient. Activities involve Climbing, Abseiling, Caving, Canoeing, Kayaking, Gorge Walking, Archery, Bushcraft and so much more. In fact if you have something in mind there is a provider who can create that special day. We all have so much experience we can guide you every step of the way.

If it’s watersports you are after then one of the best family days out in Derbyshire can be spent at Carsington Water. www.carsingtonwater.com

At Teamplay Outdoor Activities we also offer family days out in our woodland. Here you experience archery, axe throwing, assault course, and simple bushcraft skills. Spend the day with us and cook your lunch at the fire pit. Book Now We are also on The Visit Peak District guide under things to do. www.visitpeakdistrict.com

Hope you all have a truly enjoyable Family Day Out In Derbyshire.



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