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Go Ape Buxton – Buxton
Go Ape Buxton is a high ropes assault course near Buxton in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Clay Pigeon Shooting – Doveridge
Choose from a for two or for one
Active (sporting) things to do


Fly Fishing – Dronfield
Fly Fishing taster course… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Golf – Dronfield
Golf learn to play… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Paintballing – Derbyshire
Choose from a full day paintballing for four, full day paintballing for two or a full day paintballing for one
Active (sporting) things to do


Tree Top Adventure – Derbyshire
Tree Top Adventure use any day (seven days a week – February to November)… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park – Chapel-en-le-Frith
Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park is a walk around animal park set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds in the Peak District National Park… read more
Animals & Nature


Highfields Happy Hens – Etwall
Highfields Happy Hens is a farm-based attraction with animals you can feed and pet… read more
Animals & Nature


Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions – Matlock Bath
Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Animals & Nature


Matlock Farm Park – Matlock
Matlock Farm Park is a family attraction set on a 600 acre working farm near Matlock in Derbyshire… read more
Animals & Nature


National Stone Centre – Middleton by Wirksworth
National Stone Centre is a site of Special Scientific Interest due to it’s geological importance located in Middleton… read more
Animals & Nature • Free entry


Peak Cavern – Castleton, Hope Valley
Peak Cavern is a natural water-formed limestone cavern, one of four in the area located near the village of Castleton in the Peak District… read more
Animals & Nature


Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park – Buxton
Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park in Buxton, Derbyshire. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Animals & Nature


Falconry Taster – Derby
Falconry Taster for two… read more
Animals & Nature


Baked Well Pottery Painting – Bakewell
Baked Well Pottery Painting is a studio where you can enjoy the indoor activity of painting some pottery in the town of Bakewell in the Peak District… read more
Arts and crafts activities


Lea Gardens – Lea, Matlock
Lea Gardens is a Rhododendron Garden in the village of Lea near Matlock in Derbyshire… read more
Gardens to visit


The Herb Garden – Hardstoft, Pilsley, Chesterfield
The Herb Garden is a series of gardens featuring lots of herbs near Chesterfield, a few miles from 29 of the M1… read more
Gardens to visit


The Pavilion Gardens – Buxton
The Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, Derbyshire. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Gardens to visit


Bolsover Castle – Bolsover
Bolsover Castle was constructed in the 1600’s and has an opulent interior with elaborate fireplaces and beautifully painted walls and ceilings… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Calke Abbey – Ticknall, Derby
Calke Abbey is a Baroque mansion built in the early 1700’s set in grounds covering 240 hectares… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Chatsworth House – Chatsworth, Bakewell
Chatsworth House consists of a stately home with changing art exhibitions, 105 acres of gardens, the farmyard and a 1000 acres of parkland… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Duffield Castle – Duffield
Duffield Castle in the village of Duffield is the remains of Duffield Castle. All that is left is the ground level outline of the walls… read more
Historical tourist attractions • Free entry


Haddon Hall – Bakewell
Haddon Hall is a 12th century fortified medieval manor house with gardens near Bakewell in Derbyshire in the heart of the Peak District… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill – Doe Lea, Chesterfield
Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill is a historic working watermill between Chesterfield and Mansfield… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Hardwick Hall – Chesterfield
Hardwick Hall is a 12th century fortified medieval manor house with gardens near Bakewell in Derbyshire in the heart of the Peak District… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Kedleston Hall – near Quarndon, Derby
Kedleston Hall is a neo-class mansion dating from the 1700’s with 820 acres of parkland and pleasure grounds near Derby… read more
Historical tourist attractions • Free entry


Peveril Castle – Castleton
Peveril Castle is a ruined Norman castle, situated on a rocky outcrop overlooking the village of Castleton in the heart of the Peak District… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Pickford’s House – Derby
Pickford’s House is a museum of Georgian life and historical clothing in Derby city in Derbyshire… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Renishaw Hall and Gardens – Renishaw, Sheffield
Renishaw Hall and Gardens is a stately home with exhibition, gardens, vineyard and estate near Eckington… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills – Matlock Bath
Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills is a cotton mill dating from the late 1700s with a working textile museum next to the river Derwent near Matlock Bath… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood – Sudbury, Ashbourne
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood is a 17th century stately home and a museum about life of children historically near Uttoxeter… read more
Historical tourist attractions


The Old Manor – Norbury, Ashbourne
The Old Manor, also known as Norbury hall, is a stone-built medieval hall built during the 1200’s… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Chucklebutties Play and Party Centre – Belper
Chucklebutties Play and Party Centre is an award winning children’s play attraction in Belper with an indoor soft adventure playground for play sessions or organised children’s parties… read more
Kids days out


Jangala (Soft Play Adventure) – Hilton
Jangala (Soft Play Adventure) in Hilton, Derbyshire. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Kids days out


Jungle Monkey – New Mills, High Peak
Jungle Monkey is a children’s indoor play and party centre in New Mills in Derbyshire… read more
Kids days out


The Play Mill – Bonsall, Matlock
The Play Mill in Bonsall, Matlock, Derbyshire. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Kids days out


Bakewell Old House Museum – Bakewell
Bakewell Old House Museum is a history museum set in a house with it’s origins in the 16th century in Bakewell… read more
Museums & Galleries


Crich Tramway Village – nr Matlock
Crich Tramway Village is a visitor attraction with vintage tram rides through a recreation of a period village plus lots of other things to see and do… read more
Museums & Galleries


Eyam Museum – Eyam
Eyam Museum is a museum about how, in 1665, the bubonic plague hit the village of Eyam in Derbyshire in the heart of the Peak District… read more
Museums & Galleries


Revolution House – Chesterfield
Revolution House in Old Whittington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


Sharpes Pottery Museum – Swadlincote
Sharpes Pottery Museum in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


The Donington Grand Prix Collection – Castle Donington, Derby
The Donington Grand Prix Collection is a motor museum located at the Donnington racing circuit… read more
Museums & Galleries


Conkers – nr Swadlincote
Conkers is located at the Discovery visitor center in the 120 acre National Forest and has over a 100 indoor interactive exhibits for families with kids… read more
Other places to visit


Traditional Afternoon Tea – Derby
Traditional Afternoon Tea for two… read more
Other places to visit


Gulliver’s Kingdom (Matlock Bath) – Matlock
Gulliver’s Kingdom (Matlock Bath) is a theme Park aimed at families with children aged 2 to 13 in Matlock Bath in Derbyshire… read more
Theme Parks


Peak Rail – Matlock
Peak Rail in Matlock, Derbyshire. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Transport days out


Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre – Chesterfield
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Transport days out


Helicopter Flights – Derbyshire
Choose from a 15 mile pleasure flight, buzz flight plus many more
Transport days out


Introductory Flying Lesson – Eggington
Introductory Flying Lesson take place all year round… read more
Transport days out



Whether you are looking for a family day out, fun things to do with the kids, day trips for couples or a place to visit this weekend, we hope you find what your looking for when using our Derbyshire days out guide.

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