Allestree Park

Duffield Road, Allestree, Derby DE22 2EU

Allestree Park

Alter Rock Indoor Climbing Gym & Activity Centre

Location: St. James Church, Malcolm Street, Derby, DE23 8LU


Arboretum Park

Derby Arboretum, Derby DE23 8FR

​Alvaston Park

Meadow Lane (Off London Road) Alvaston, Derby DE24 8QQ

​Ashbourne Recreation Ground

Cokayne Avenue, Matlock DE4 3NN

​Bakewell Old House Museum

Location: Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DD


​Chaddesden Park

Chaddesden Lane, Derby DE21 6LN

​Cliffe Park

Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP

​Cotmanhay Playing Fields

Brimington Close, Ilkeston DE7 8BP

​Darley Park

off Duffield Road A6 (opposite the Broadway Pub) DE22 1EN 

​Derby Arboretum

Rosehill Street, Derby DE23 8FZ

​Foremark Resevoir

Milton, Derbyshire, DE65 6EG

​Gallows Inn Playing Fields

Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5BB

​High Tor & Pic Tor

High Tor, Matlock DE4 3NW

​Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak

Ilam, Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ

​Kirk Hallam Playing Fields

St Norberts Drive, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 4EF

​Manor Park

Manor Park Road, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7SH

​Markeaton Park

Markeaton Park, Markeaton, Derby DE22 4AA

​Rutland Recreation Ground

West End Drive, Ilkeston DE7 5GH

​The Pavilion Gardens

St. John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE

​West Park Long Eaton

Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 4AA

Bakewell Recreation Ground

Matlock St, Bakewell DE45 1BH

Bluebells Farm

Location: Bluebell Dairy, Brunswood Farm, Locko Road, Spondon, DE21 7BU


Bolsover Castle

Location: Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

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Bounce Revolution - Trampoline Park

Location: Bounce Revolution, Siddals Road, Derby, DE1 2PY 


Chatsworth House

Location: Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PN


Chequers Wacky Warehouse

Location: 17 Eckington Road, Coal Aston Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 3AT


Clip 'n Climb Derby

Location: Unit 12 Kingsway Park Close, Mackworth Derby DE22 3FP

Suitable for: Climbing sessions: 4 years + Soft Play sessions: 0-5 years


Online Booking:

Contact: 01332 943999 Email:

Description: Clip n Climb Derby is a fun way to keep fit and interact with others, the centre is made up of 17 bright and colourful climbing walls with 3 levels of difficulty and a fully operational café. 


Location: Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, DE12 6GA


Crich Tramway Village

Location: The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, DE4 5DP


Cromford Mills

Location: Cromford Mills, The Arkwright Society, Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ


Crossley Park

School Lane, Ripley, Derbyshire. DE5 3GT

Denby Pottery Village

Location: Denby Pottery Village, Denby, Ripley, Derbyshire, Derbyshire

Description: There's lots to do at Denby Pottery Village from factory tours to craft experiences for all the family.

Suitable for: Familes

Website: Denby Pottery

Denby Pottery Village Craft Studio

Date: Monday to Saturday: 9.30am - 4.30pm and Sunday: 10.30am - 4.00pm

Location: Denby Pottery Village, Denby, Ripley, Derbyshire

Description: Get creative in our new Craft Studio with varied craft activities and workshops suitable for both adults and children.

Try painting a piece of Denby, making shapes and 3D items or joining in our regular creative classes.

Suitable for: Families

Website: denby-pottery-village-craft-studio

Derby City Council Libraries

Derby has 14 libraries and a Local Studies and Family History Library. 

Find your local library here:

Derby QUAD

Location: Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS 


Derby Ram Trail

Due to Covid-19 social distancing measures, the delivery of the DerbyRamTrail has been delayed.

Location: Derby City

Description: Free Discovery trail. From 19 June to 28 August 2020 a flock of fabulously colourful and unique rams will take you on a trail around the beautiful city of Derby. Our ram sculpture is based on the mythical Derby Ram from the 18th Century song, which according to legend was ten yards high with enormous horns and a huge flowing fleece. The story tells how people from all over came to see the huge Derby Ram, and we are excited that people will once again flock to Derby.

Price: FREE

Suitable for: Families



Dates: 23 September 2017 - 22 April 2018

Archaeology Gallery - Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1 BS

Suitable for all. Entry is FREE!

This exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the
implementation of the Treasure Act and the founding of
the Portable Antiquities Scheme with a display of Treasure
objects from Derby Museums collection that were discovered by the public in the local area, such as beautiful medieval gold
jewellery, a Viking silver ingot and hoards of Roman coins.

This exhibition forms part of the national ‘20 Years of
Treasure’ celebrations organised in partnership with
the British Museum.

More info:

Derwent Gardens

Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NS

East Midlands Aeropark

Location: The Aeropark is located in the north-west corner of East Midlands Airport, DE74 2PR


Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Location: Wirksworth Station, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, DE4 4FB


Elvaston Castle

Borrowash Rd, Derby, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Go Ape Buxton

Location: Go Ape Buxton Country Park, Pooles Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9DH


Gordon Street Playing Fields

Gordon Street, Ilkeston DE7 5LQ

Hall Leys Park

Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AP

Hickory Dickory's Playhouse

Location: Unit C Kingsway Industrial Park, Kingsway Park Close, Derby, DE22 3FP


intu Derby

Location: intu Derby, West Mall, Derby DE1 2PL 01332 366 383 


Jumping Clay Derby

Location: Jumping Clay Derby, Unit D, Markeaton Craft Village, Markeaon Park, Derby, DE22 3BG


Jungle Madness Soft Play

Location: Church Street, Donisthorpe, Swadlincote, DE12 7PY


Jungle Monkey Soft Play

Location: Unit 1A, Redmoor Mill, Buxton Road, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 3JT


Lanes Garden Centre Open Farm

Location: Near Meadow Farm, Breaston Lane, Risley, Derby DE72 3TT


Lea Gardens

Location: Lea Gardens, Long Lane, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5NXDescription:


Lea Green Development Centre

Location: Lea Green Development Centre Main Road, Lea, Near Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5GJ


Little Monkeys Play Centre

Location: Darwin Forest Country Park, Darley Moor, Two Dales, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5LN


Little Rascals

Location: Unit 3-4 Tongue Lane Industrial Estate, Dew Pond Lane, Buxton, SK17 7LF


Locko Park

Location: Locko Park Derby DE21 7BW

Description: Locko Park is a privately owned 18th-century country house in between the villages of Stanley and Ockbrook in the borough of Erewash, near Spondon, Derbyshire. It is a Grade II* listed building. A bridleway through the estate is open to the public for leisurely walks with fantastic views of the house and parkland. 

Suitable for: Walks 

Manners Playing Fields

Summerfields Way, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 9HE

Megazone Derby

Location: Willow Sports Centre, 1 Willow Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3NZ


National Forest Adventure Farm

Location: Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton upon Trent, DE13 9SJ


National Trust

We are very lucky to have 12 National Trust sites here in Derbyshire.  Here they are in alphebetical order:

Calke Abbey

The un-stately home and country estate

Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Duffield Castle

The remains of one of England's largest 13th-century castles.

Milford Road, Duffield, Derbyshire, DE56 4DW

Eyam Hall and Craft Centre

The remarkable story of an enduring spirit.

Main Street, Eyam, Derbyshire, S32 5QW


An Elizabethan masterpiece.

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill 

A wonderful world of wheels and water.

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5RW

Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak

White Peak Estate, including Ilam Park, Dovedale and Hamps and Manifold Valleys.

Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ

Kedleston Hall

Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and parkland.

near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

Heather-clad moors of Kinder to the gritstone tors of Derwent Edge.

near Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WA for Mam Nick car park

Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors

Excellent walking country with ancient woods and tumbling streams.

Longshaw, near Sheffield, Derbyshire

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Late 17th-century house with lavish interiors and the Museum of Childhood.

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

The Old Manor

A Low, stone-built medieval hall, set in the picturesque countryside of Derbyshire.

Norbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2ED

Winster Market House

The first property to be acquired by the National Trust in the Peak District

Winster Market House, Main Street, Winster, Derbyshire, DE4 2DJ

Osmaston Park

Osmaston Park, Moor Lane, Derby DE24 9HY

Peak Llamas

Location: Stanley Moor Farm, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, SK17 8RL


Peak Rail

Location: Matlock Station, Station Yard, Matlock, DE4 3NA


Planet Happy Soft Play

Location: Heage Road Industrial Estate, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3GH


Queens Park

Off Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2ND

Rapid Horizons

Location: The Square and Compass, Station Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2EQ


Ritz Cinema Belper

Location: 76B King Street, 76B King Street, Belper DE56 1QA


Sawley Park

Sawley Road, Draycott, Derby DE72 3QE

Shipley Park

Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Sinfin Moor Park

Sinfin Moor Park, Sinfin Lane, Derby DE24 9PL

Steeple Grange Light Railway

Location: Near the National Stone Centre - use postcode DE4 4LS


StraightCurves Arts and Crafts Classes

Location: StraightCurves, 104 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NE 


Sunnydale Park

Derby DE23 1WD

Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre

Location: Sir Herbert Wragg Way, Swadlincote, DE11 8LP


Tenpin Derby

Location: Forester Leisure Park, Osmaston Park Road, Sinfin, DE23 8AG

Website and online booking:

The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre

Location: 32 - 46 King Street, Alfreton, DE55 7DQ


The Heights of Abraham

Location: The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire DE4 3NT


Take a sky ride to Derbyshire’s award-winning visitor attraction

Towering above pretty village Matlock Bath, in the Derwent Valley, is The Heights of Abraham, one of Britain’s top visitor attractions. 

The Estate has been welcoming tourists for over two centuries, but it wasn’t until 1984 when an ambitious plan to install a cable car transport system was realised, that visitors could literally take off to The Heights.

Prior to the introduction of the cable cars, guests had to walk up the winding hillside paths from river level at Matlock Bath to the summit. In Victorian times, when Matlock Bath was a fashionable spa, horses and donkeys were used to transport wealthy visitors who were curious to discover the underground world in the famous show caverns which also form part of the estate.

Today, whilst the views and caverns are just as inspiring, it’s the award-winning 60-acre estate and the facilities at the summit that makes a trip to the Heights a “must-see” for anyone touring Derbyshire. Awarded “Gold” for its visitor experience and customer care by Visit England earlier this year, the Heights offers a wonderful vantage point, inspirational scenery, underground tours through illuminated show caverns, galleries, exhibitions and, high above the valley in the Visitor Centre, a unique dining experience at the Vista Restaurant and Bar.

A short distance away and nestled into the hillside is the Woodland Adventure play area. Further along, the zig-zag path is the Victoria Prospect Tower and below, by following the paths through the forest garden, is the entrance to the Rutland Cavern. Picnic spots are dotted around the grounds providing more scope to explore the estate or simply to relax in natural surroundings.

Dogs are welcome and travel free on the cable cars. Whilst they can’t be allowed in the caverns, they do have their very own activities on two “Waggy Tail Trails” lasting from 25 minutes to over an hour. Dogs are also welcome on the café’s outside terraces, and water bowls can be found throughout the site.

This year the Heights is celebrating the cable car's 35 years with a series of live events, heritage dedications and mini-festivals. Events include a myth and magical weekend and a walking festival in May, puppetry and puzzle trails during the summer holidays, and a food and drink extravaganza in September. There are also regular creative craft sessions for young children in the Art Tent and storytelling in the Masson Pavilion. (Headline details for the published programme can be found here >

Admission to all the attractions is free once you’ve purchased your cable car tickets from the Base Station. The ticket office is located a short riverside walk from the Matlock Bath railway station car and coach park on the northern end of the village.

Cable car tickets can be purchased online in advance of a visit, or on the day at the ticket office. For savings, buy your tickets online at

The Play Mill Soft Play

Location: The Play Mill, Via Gellia Mill, Gellia Rd, Bonsall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2AJ


The Silk Mill

Location: Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF 


NB. The Silk Mill is closed, undergoing a process of significant development to create Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making due to open in summer 2020

Treak Cliff Cavern

Location: Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WP


Trent Adventure

Location: Poplars Farm, Twyford, Derbyshire DE73 7HJ


Tubby Bears Play Zone

Location: Tubby Bears Play Zone, Unit 1 - 2 Carrington Court, Great Northern Rd, Derby, DE1 1LR


Tutbury Castle

Location: Tutbury Castle, Castle Street, Tutbury, Staffordshire, DE13 9JF.


Victoria Park

Manners Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8AT

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Welcome to The Attractions Page!

This section is dedicated to those fantastic, family friendly local attractions that can be found across Derby and Derbyshire.

We have split them into handy categories to help you find exactly what you're looking for or give you some inspiration.

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Wild Park Derbyshire

Location: Wild Park Derbyshire, Middle Wild Park Farm, Brailsford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3BN

Wirksworth Swimming Pool

Location: Wirksworth Swimming Pool, Hannage Way, Off Water Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4JG



We really hope that you find this website useful in helping you plan a family day out. Whilst we try our absolute hardest to ensure all of the information is correct and up to date, we highly recommend you call ahead of any planned visit to check opening times and prices etc. We don't want any disappointed families! (Oh and check the weather before you set off!) 

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