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Speedwell Cavern

12th December 2017 – 1st February 2019


Take an incredible Underground Journey by Boat. Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Peak District National Park and absorb the atmosphere as a watery silence echoes all around you.

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Pooles Cavern

20th December 2017 – 31st January 2019


Take a  journey beneath the earth with expert guides, explore the vast limestone caverns see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years. Stroll though beautiful woodland trails to a panoramic Peak District hilltop viewpoint.

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Cycling & Snowdrops

1st February 2019 – 1st February 2019

Carsington Water

Cycle around the picturesque reservoir track and take in the spectacular sight of the Snowdrops at Hopton Hall. 

Package includes cycle & helmet hire for up to 4 hours, entry fee into Hopton Hall gardens and a FREE tea or coffee from the tea rooms at the Hall. Cycles must be collected between 10am - 11am.

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Snowdrop Walk

1st February 2019 – 3rd March 2019

Hopton Hall, Wirksworth

Visit Hopton Hall’s beautiful Snowdrop Walk, wander through the woodlands and marvel at the first signs of Derbyshire spring

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Northern Exposure - Ranger Guided walk

3rd February 2019 – 3rd February 2019

Hayfield, SK22 2LH

Shake off the winter lethargy with this bracing 8 mile walk on the Kinder Plateau, taking in fabulous views from the northern edge and exploring Kinder’s famous “groughs” - the complex system of drainage channels that criss-cross the moor and which have helped create such a distinctive environment.

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February Half Term at Heights of Abraham

9th February 2019 – 24th February 2019

Heights of Abraham

In 1984 Britain's first alpine style cable car transport system was installed. Rising from the valley floor, the observation cars transport you in comfort and safety and allow stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District. At the Heights of Abraham you can explore limestone caverns, adventure playgrounds and enjoy spectacular views. There is also a restaurant, visit information and shop. 

2019 promises to be an exciting year at the Heights of Abraham, with new events and special appearances throughout the season.

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February Half term Spotter Sheet

15th February 2019 – 24th February 2019


Get your wellies on and get out in the fresh air this half term.

Celebrate National Nest Box Week as you look for birds and find out where they live. Find out how you can help them by becoming a part of our Peak District Appeal - Woods for the Future.

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Half term Fun at Conkers

16th February 2019 – 24th February 2019

Conkers, Swadlincote

Adventures at CONKERS over half term will keep the family engage for hours.   

There will be daily craft activities from 11:00am to 4:00pm

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Computer Game Adventure Trail

16th February 2019 – 24th February 2019

Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood

Let your imagination run wild as you become a computer game character. Play your way through the Sudbury computer game around the grounds and don't forget to collect a sticker from Museum Reception when you've completed it. Winner!

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Available All Year Round

Clay Pigeon Shooting


There are two Clay Pigeon schools that we can recommend, one close to Darwin Forest and one close to Sandybrook Country Park. Please ask for details and make sure you book in advance.

Chatsworth Estate


Take a walk around the stunning Chatsworth Estate. The House aand Gardens reopen at Easter but you can still view the House from the grounds and visit the famous farm shop. 

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Go Active

Sandybrook Country Park

Go Active provides a range of fun activities that the whole family will enjoy and take place at our sister site Sandybrook Country Park near Ashbourne. Activities such as archery, fencing and Body Zorbs, in addition to fun and creative activities designed for 3-7 year olds, are delivered by our qualified instructors who will ensure you not only learn a great new skill but also have a fantastic time. 

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See what our guests think about us on Trip Advisor

This Certificate of Excellence is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor – the world's largest travel site.

  • 406 Independent Reviews
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018