Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes, Swadlincote – Over 66 acres of emerging young woodland to explore with thriving wildlife, fishing lakes and a family-friendly animal farm.
Conkers, The National Forest, Swadlincote – The discovery centre has loads of interactive exhibits and things for the kids to do, see and learn. There’s also a cafe, outdoor seating, waterplay, nature walks, forts, and ducks.
Chatsworth House, Bakewell – Farmyard with animal handling and many activities and demonstrations and a huge woodland adventure playground.
Darley Abbey Park, Derby – Within walking distance of the city centre, this large popular park offers fine views of Derby. It is a peaceful place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Dovedale near Ashbourne – Enjoy a paddle in the shallow water, climb Thorpe Cloud and cross the famous stepping stones as featured in the latest Robin Hood movie.
Elvaston Castle, Elvaston – Apart from the castle itself, there’s a great play area, lots of walks and fields to play in and lakes with plenty of wildlife.
Go Ape, Buxton – Take to the trees and experience an exhilarating course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides 40 feet above the forest floor. Share hours of fun, challenge and adventure, trekking from tree to tree.
Heights Of Abraham, Matlock Bath – One of the Peak District’s oldest and most popular days out. Ride the cable cars and an attraction where stunning natural beauty is matched by human achievement, and the historic blends seamlessly with the futuristic.
Ilam Park, near Ashbourne – This former stately home is now a youth hostel owned by the National Trust. The large parklands are open to visitors and the village of Ilam itself stands out with its Swiss’ style cottages.
Markeaton Park, Derby – Huge playground, bouncing castle, canoes, rowing boats, children’s electric cars, crazy golf and donkey rides.
Pavilion Gardens, Buxton – The Pavilion Gardens is a wonderful, historic venue situated in the heart of Buxton. Nestled in 23 acres of recently restored pleasure gardens, the main building is a natural base for tourists coming to the town.
Shipley Country Park, Heanor – This is a lovely country park with a playground, great walks, lakes, meadows, cafe with highchairs and woods. Free entrance.
Staunton Harold Reservoir, Melbourne. A wildlife habitat offering many outdoor and leisure activities, such as adventure playgrounds, fishing, bird watching, sailing and cycling.
Crich Tramway Village – Take a tram ride through time. Step aboard a vintage tram and travel back in time along a recreated village street complete with working pub. Explore fascinating exhibitions and watch trams being restored from the Workshop Viewing Gallery.
Midland Railway Centre, Ripley – A standard gauge line which has steam and diesel hauled passenger trains. The main site at Swanwick has a museum devoted to the Midland Railway as well as a large collection of steam and diesel locomotives.
Peak District Mining Museum, Matlock – Crawl and climb through a maze of twisted tunnels and shafts and feel for yourself the cramped conditions of a Derbyshire lead miner.
Bluebells, Derby – Calves, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, a pony, a donkey and guinea pigs for everyone to come and meet and feed.
Highfields Happy Hens,Highfileds – Happy Hens is an open working farm where families can walk around at their leisure and enjoy the country atmosphere.
Lanes Farm, Draycott – You can buy carrots and cabbage leaves from the farm shop to feed to the animals. There are sheep, goats, cows, pigs, chickens and ducks to feed. Also rabbits, birds, chipmunks and peacocks.
Matlock Bath Aquarium, Matlcok – From Piranahs to Terrapins. There is a large open pool which is fed by a thermal spring and illuminated at night containing common carp, mirror carp and koi carp.
Alton Towers, Staffordshire – Incredible rollercoasters, live entertainment and endless hours of fun.
Drayton Manor, Tamworth, Staffordshire – Featuring Europe’s first Ben 10 rollercoaster
Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath – A theme park catering for families with children between the ages of 2 and 13. All rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.
Rollerworld, Derby – The biggest maple floored rink in the UK with capacity for up to 3000 – with Family Nights and Learn to Skate sessions.
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