In the Peaks

Family Days

There are many great places to visit in the local area that all the family will enjoy. If you fancy a thrill seeking day out then Alton Towers which includes CBeebies Land and Splash Landings is just 10 miles away.

Other attractions include the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath which is a truly unique experience as you take a cable car ride high above the Derwent Valley and Crich Tramway museum which has over 60 trams and is set within a period village containing a pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and tram depots. There are also numerous National Trust properties close by and the magnificent Chatsworth House.

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Family Days Out

Runaway train at Alton towers

Alton Towers & Cbeebies Land

Alton Towers and CBeebies Land is just 10 miles from the Park. You will find thrill seeking rollercoasters, live shows and a range of familiar characters at CBeebies Land.  Ask at reception about our discounted tickets and special offers.

    Path along the side of Carsington Water

    Carsington Water

    Carsington Water is located between Matlock and Ashbourne and provides a great family day out with cycle trails, picnic area and an adventure playground. You can also take to the water and go sailing, windsurfing, kayaking or fishing.

      A majestic looking Chatsworth House

      Chatsworth House

      The world famous and spectacular Chatsworth House is a must see attraction when visiting the Peak District. There is always something new to see and do in the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground. Experience a taste of Chatsworth in the shops, restaurants and award winning farm shop, or explore the beautiful 1000 acre park. Ask at reception about our discounted tickets and special offers.

        Electric tram at Crich tramway village

        Crich Tramway Museum

        The National Tramway Museum at Crich features over 60 trams that will transport you through the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. There is also a period village containing a pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop, fantastic playground and woodland walk. Take an amazing trip back in time. Ask at reception about our discounted tickets and special offers.

          Steam train

          Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

          The Ecclesbourne Valley is one of Derbyshire’s most lovely and unspoilt valleys, stretching from the northern outskirts of Derby, at Duffield, to Wirksworth, an ancient market town known as the Gem of the Peak. Take a steam train back in time on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

            Rollercoaster at Gullivers

            Gulliver's Kingdom

            For a fantastic day out visit Gulliver's Kingdom in Matlock Bath, a theme park specially designed for children aged between 2 and 13. It is great family entertainment and includes a theme park, Spy Zone and Nerf zone. Ask at reception for discounted tickets and great special offers.

              Heights of Abraham

              At the Heights of Abraham you can explore limestone caverns, adventure playgrounds and enjoy spectacular views - you also get to arrive on a cable car! There is also a restaurant, visit information and shop. Ask at reception about specials offers and our great value discounted tickets!

                Peak District Mining Museum

                Lead ore has been mined in the Peak District since before Roman times and many families used to earn a living from mining. Discover more about this industry and how it shaped the landscape at the Peak District Lead Mining Museum and experience underground conditions at the authentic 1920s Temple Mine.

                  Peak Wildlife Park

                  Get up-close and personal with the Peak District Wildlife Park's animal walk-throughs. Inspire your kids and let them come face to face with lemurs, penguins, wallabies and more! Experience the animals' unique habitats from within and take a walk on the wild side. 

                    Poole's Cavern

                    Poole's Cavern is a 2 million year old, natural limestone cave on the edge of Buxton in the Peak District. Take a journey beneath the earth with our expert guides and see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers. Stroll through a beautiful woodland trails to enjoy panoramic Peak District views at Solomon's Temple.

                      Splash Landings

                      The Alton Towers Waterpark boasts loads of fantastic interactive water features. Float on lazy rivers, get soaked with crazy cannons and brave the sensational speed of the Master Blaster water coaster. The wet and wild waterpark is open all year round, offering bucket-loads of fun for all ages.

                        Sudbury Hall Museum of Children

                        The National Trust Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages. Watch your children discovering something new, or relive nostalgic memories by exploring the childhoods of times gone by. You can be a chimney sweep or a Victorian pupil and be captivated by archive film and interactive displays.

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