Allestree Park

Main Avenue, Allestree, Derby DE22 2EU

Alter Rock Indoor Climbing Gym & Activity Centre

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


Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12pm - 10pm, Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Contact: Phone: 01332 367 200 Email:

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


Prices: £4 Adults, £2 Children, Under 5's free, £11.50 Family Ticket

Opening hours: Daily 11am - 4pm

Contact: 01629 813642

​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 - FEATURED - Derby Days Out Attraction

​Markeaton Park - FEATURED

Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands. It’s not hard to see why, as there is something for everyone to enjoy - don’t come for an hour, come and stay for the day!

There are a multitude of entertaining facilities for the kids to enjoy at the Mundy Play Centre, including bouncy castles, crazy golf, donkey rides, electric cars, bungee trampoline bouncers, canoes and rowing boats. Have fun on the fantastically refurbished play area, including climbing wires, swings, slides, roundabouts and the great pirate ship. In the summer months bring a towel and enjoy the large open paddling pool, with a water fountain. There are plenty of tables and grass areas for a picnic and light refreshments are available from the Kiosk.

For the sporty visitors there is a Pitch and Putt 9-hole golf course, Footgolf course, tennis courts, skate park and a multi-use games area. The Park is also a fantastic place to jog, walk or cycle around thanks to the new footpaths. For the adrenaline junky, try out Markeaton Adventure Hub with high and low ropes courses, zip wires, climbing walls, Powerfan Descender and lots more…

Markeaton Craft Village has recently been restored to provide a fantastic place to visit, browse and buy that extra special gift. Craft units include Studio in the Park, Lilac Joinery, Mathew Morris Furniture, Cocoa Tabby Chocolate Shop and more… Enjoy a day of making your own special gifts at Paint a Pot, Jumping Clay or Sew'n'Jo, which are all suitable for children.

Enjoy delicious food, drinks and ice creams at The Orangery Café. This refurbished Grade II listed Orangery overlooks Markeaton Park's formal gardens and can be found in the Craft Village, overlooking the terrace garden.

But behind the modern day park lays a fascinating history that is waiting to be discovered. The park has many features that mark its history including ancient veteran trees, historic lost roads, old arable field patterns, the 18th century park and buildings and the remains of a Second World War army camp.

Throughout the year Markeaton Park hosts a number of events from Theatre performances in the Craft Village, open air Cinema, to Charity fun days including the Classic Car Show, Pretty Muddy, Race For Life and fantastic sporting events like the Jenson Button Triathlon through to FREE Family Superhero Picnics or Christmas Family Festivities.

To find out more visit


Markeaton Park, Markeaton, Derby DE22 4AA


Telephone: 01332 640789


Social Media:

Follow FB – DerbyParks

Twitter – @derby_parks

Parking charges:

Markeaton - up to 2 hours £2.00

- up to 4 hours £3.30

- over 4 hours £4.40

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​Rutland Recreation Ground

West End Drive, Ilkeston DE7 5GH

​The Pavilion Gardens

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

​West Park

Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 4AA

Baked Well Pottery Painting

Location: Kings Court, King Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DZ


Prices: Studio price £2 pp, then decorating from £3 for a piece of pottery to decorate

Opening hours: Monday: 10am – 6pm (including bank holidays)    Tuesday: 10am – 6pm,  Wednesday: Closed (Open 10am – 6pm during school holidays), Thursday: 10am – 6pm (booking required for adult evening session 6pm – 10pm),  Friday: 10am – 6pm,  Saturday: 10am – 6pm,  Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Contact: 01629700432

Bakewell Recreation Ground

Matlock St, Bakewell DE45 1BH

Blue John Cavern

Location:  Mam Tor, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WA


Prices: £10 Adults, £5 Children, £8 OAPs, £28 Family

Opening times: Daily 9:30am - 5pm/5:30pm

Contact: 01433 620642

Bluebells Farm

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


Price: Free

Opening hours: Daily during holidays 9:30am-4:30pm . Closed Tuesdays during term time 9:30am-4:30pm

Contact: 01332 673924

Bounce Revolution - Trampoline Park

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


Opening hours: Daily 10am - 8pm Saturday 9am - 8pm

Contact: 01332 417 103

Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

The un-stately home and country estate.

More information:

Image Dennis Gilbert | National Trust website

Carsington Water

Location: Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST


Prices: Parking costs £4.70 whole day (or £2.50 all day at outlying car parks Millfields and Sheepwash) 

Opening hours: Open every day except Christmas Day. From 1 April - 30 September the visitor centre is open 10am - 6pm. From 1 October - 30 March the visitor centre is open 10am - 5pm

Contact: 01629 540696

Carsington Water

Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne DE6 1ST

Challenge Academy Adventure Hub at Markeaton Park

Location: Mundy Play Centre Markeaton Park Derby DE22 4NH (for car park)


Opening hours: Open April 1st - October 31st, Weekends and school holidays 10am to 12pm – pre-booked parties only. 12pm to 5pm – open to the public.

Contact: 0800 756 9697

Description: High ropes course with high and low aerial treks, zipwires, powerfan descender, climbs and challenges.

Chatsworth House

Location: Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PN


Price: House & garden adult £20.00,   House & garden senior / student £18.00,  House & garden child £11.00, House & garden family (2+3) £54.00 

Opening hours: Daily 11am - 5:30pm (See website for seasonal opening hours)

Contact: 01246 565300

Chequers Wacky Warehouse

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


Prices: £2.25-£3.50

Opening times: Monday - Thursday 09:30 - 19:00  Friday 09:30 - 20:00  Saturday 11:00 - 20:00  Sunday 11:00 - 19:00   During school holidays close at 20:00 every day

Contact: 01246 412 342

Chuckles Play Centre

Location: Bridge Street, Clay Cross, S45 9PD


Price: £3.50

Opening hours: Term Opening Times:  Monday - CLOSED Tuesday-Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm 

School holidays: Monday (unless bank holiday) to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm Closed Sunday

Contact: 01246 860049


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


Prices: Adults from £8.87 kids from £7.23 Family ticket £32.95

Opening hours: 1st April to 21st September 10am - 6pm   22nd September to 31st March 10am - 5pm

Contact: 01283 216633

Crich Tramway Village

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


Prices: £14 Adult,  £11 60+,  £8 Child,  £37 Family (2 Adults, 3 Children)

Opening hours: Daily (28/3/15 to 1/11/15) 10am - 5:30pm

Contact: 01773 854321

Crossley Park

School Lane, Ripley, Derbyshire. DE5 3GT

Derby Arena

Location: Royal Way, Pride Park, DE24 8JB


Prices: Prices vary per activity - see website for details

Opening times: Open daily. Timings - 6am - 10pm Mon to Fri, 7am - 9pm Sat & Sun

Contact: 01332 640011

Derby Police Museum

Location: (Within Derby Gaol) Agard Street Derby DE1 1DZ,


Prices: Entry is £3

Opening hours: Saturdays 11am - 3pm

Contact: 01335 360882

Derby Quad

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


Contact: 01332 290 606

Derby Tennis Centre

Location: Derbyshire Tennis Centre, Ashe Place, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8BF


Contact: Tel: 01332 273770


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

Dinosaurs Awaken Maize Maze

Dates:  Saturday 16th July –  Sunday 4th September 2016

Location: National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent Staffordshire DE13 9SJ

Description: Escape from the dinos as you navigate the 3 miles of pathways in our 10 acre maze

Prices: £9.85 each (when booked online) Click here for online booking

Suitable for: Families

Website: National Forest Adventure Farm website

Duffield Castle

Duffield Castle, Milford Road, Duffield, Derbyshire, DE56 4DW

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

Image credit - National Trust

Image National Trust

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

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


Prices:  £13 adults, £12 Concession, £6.50 Child, £33 Family

Opening hours: Timings vary - please check website for details

Contact: 01629 823076

Elvaston Castle

Borrowash Rd, Derby, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Eyam Museum

Location: Hawkhill Road, Eyam, S32 5QP


Prices: £2.50 Adults, £2 Child/Concession, £7.50 Family Ticket

Opening hours: Tues to Sun (until 1st November 2015) 10am - 4:30pm

Contact: 01433 631371

FEATURED Clip 'n Climb Derby - Derby Days Out Attraction

FEATURED Clip 'n Climb Derby

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

Open Term timeMonday - Friday: 9:30am - 8:00pm (climbing hours 1pm-8pm) Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 6:00pm

Open School and Bank holidays:  Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 8:00pm  Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 6:00pm

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


AgePeak Off Peak
4-7 years£10.00£8.00
8+ years£12.50£8.00
Leap of faith£2.50Anytime

Offers: See flyers below


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. 

(This video is from Clip 'n Climb Canada. Some challenges at Clip ‘n Climb Derby may vary.)

Test your resolve and determination across our amazing climbing challenges that will keep everyone from little ones to experienced climbers engaged - climb commando style on the Jungle Gym, reach new heights on the Skyscraper, take the Speed Climbing challenge, light up the board on the Checkerplate, race your friends up Face to Face, plus many more. For the daring, sign up to experience our two extreme challenges, Stairway to Heaven and the Vertical Drop Slide.

No climbing experience is necessary and full training is given, as part of your fun-packed session. Full equipment is provided. Indoor climbing has never been easier or safer. Our automatic belay devices take in the slack as you climb and then lower you gently to the ground meaning that you can have safe fun regardless of your experience.

What we are offering is something fun, something different that helps with everyday life with all muscle groups being used, it’s great for bonding, giving encouragement and building confidence. Not forgetting the fun side to fitness!

Click for Clip 'n Climb Derby website


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FEATURED: Bolsover Castle

With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion, Bolsover Castle, was designed to entertain and impress. Its reputation for revelry lives on as we now entertain you and your family. Wander the lavish rooms of the Little Castle, explore the romantic ruined terrace range, and delight in the views from the wall walk. Start your visit in the exhibition in the Riding House then run wild in extensive grounds (and fun play area).

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


Prices: Adult £9.80   Child £5.90   Family £25.50

Opening hours: Daily 10am - 6pm

Contact: 0370 333 1181

FEATURED: Derby Museums - Derby Days Out Attraction

FEATURED: Derby Museums

Derby Museums is a charitable trust responsible for the rich cultural and creative history of Derby. The Trust manages three sites: the City Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, and all art and collections are held and curated by the Trust.

With free events the 3 sites are modern, interactive and always full of fun things for families or just children. See Derby Museums events listed on the 'events' page of DDO or visit the websites below.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Location: The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS


Prices: Free

Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12noon - 4pm

Contact: 01332 641901

Pickford's House Museum

Location: 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA


Prices: Free

Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm

Contact: 01332 715181

The Silk Mill

Location: Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF


Prices: Free


Contact: 01332 255308

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FEATURED: Go Ape Buxton - Derby Days Out Attraction

FEATURED: Go Ape Buxton

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

Website: Go Ape

Prices: From £25 pp

Suitable for ages: 10 years old to adult

Opening hours: Check site for details as timings per season

Contact: 0370 218 8563

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. 

Nestling in the heart of the beautiful Peak District, England's largest National Park, Go Ape Buxton is one of our highest courses. The site is walking distance from the historic spa town itself, and you'll also find the two-million-year-old natural limestone cave Poole's Cavern, in Buxton Country Park.

Tree Top Adventure:

Enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. At a knee-knocking 1200 feet Buxton is the highest Go Ape course in England. Set in Grin Low Woods our Tree Top Adventure is amongst woodland made up of Beech, Elm, Sycamore with Willow, Birch and Hawthorn.

Visit Go Ape website here.

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FEATURED: intu Derby

Name: intu Derby

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


Links: intu Derby websiteintu Derby Facebook pageintu Derby Twitter

intu Derby. THE place for family fun!

From toy shops to restaurants with yummy menus for the little ones, there is plenty for the family to do at intu Derby seven days a week. If you have really little ones there are fully equipped Parent Rooms complete with changing mats, feeding booths and a TV area. For older ones, there are toy shops for a little treat, sweetie stores, shoe shops and the obligatory Build-a-Bear Workshop. Plus during every school holiday, you can enjoy a host of free events including craft workshops and character visits. You can join the FREE Kids’ Club too, for exclusive discounts and much more.

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FEATURED: Tenpin Derby - Derby Days Out Attraction

FEATURED: Tenpin Derby

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

Website and online booking:

Prices: Prices vary - for full details see website

Opening hours: 9am - Midnight Sun to Thurs,  9am - 1am Fri & Sat (School Holidays)

Contact: 0871 2210000

Tenpin Ltd is a nationwide bowling company with 30 sites located across the UK. Offering much more than bowling, our entertainment centres include the latest in modern design, late licensed bars, food cooked fresh to order, the latest gaming machines, American pool tables and a lively party atmosphere.

Why not take a night out with the family and enjoy a game (or 2) of bowling at Derby's premier bowling alley. Lot's of good offers on throughout the week as well (50% off bowling and drinks every Tuesday when booked online!!)

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Gordon Street Playing Fields

Gordon Street, Ilkeston DE7 5LQ

Guided Village Tour of Eyam

Dates: 20th July - 29th December 2016

Location: Eyam Hall and Craft Centre Main Street, Eyam, Derbyshire, S32 5QW

Description: Join our walk leaders for a tour of the village. Hear about the village's fascinating history. Walks are on a donation basis. Meet in the courtyard outside the National Trust shop.

Price: The event is on a donation basis.

Suitable for: All. Children are welcome.



Location: Temple Walk, Matlock Bath, DE4 3PG


Prices: £16.95 Adult, £16.95 Child, £15.95 OAP, Under 90cm Free (advance tickets)

Opening hours: 10:30am - 5pm from 1st - 21st August. 10:30am - 5:30pm to 2nd Sept

Contact: 01925 444888

Hackwood Farm

Location: Radbourne Lane, Radbourne Near Mickleover, Derbyshire, DE6 4L

Price: Free

Opening hours: Closed Mondays.  Tuesday - Saturday 9.30am -  5.00pm  Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 10.00am - 4.00pm

Contact: 01332 528 300

Hall Leys Park

Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AP

Heage Windmill

Location: Chesterfield Road, Belper, DE56 2BH


Prices: £4 Adult, £3.50 Concessions, £1.50 Children (Under 5's Free)

Opening hours: Weekends & Bank Holidays until the end of October 11am - 4pm

Contact: 01773 853579

Heritage Trail Treasure Hunt - Self-Led Activity

Dates: Monday 1st August - Sunday 4th September 2016

Location: High Peak Junction Visitor Centre, DE4 4LS

Description: Follow the route of the audio trail with our Q & A sheets from the visitor centre

Suitable for: Families

Prices: £1 per child


Hickory Dickory's Playhouse

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


Price: £4.40 -£4.90

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 9.30am - 6pm  Saturday & Sundays & Bank holidays 10am - 6:30pm

Contact: 01332 346699

Hollywood Bowl Derby

Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 10am -11pm | Fri 10am - midnight | Sat 9am - midnight | Sun 10am - 11am

Location: Level 3 West Mall, intu Derby Derby DE1 2PL

Description: Boasting 18 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, fantastic food and drink and a family friendly environment for all ages. A great place to create wonderful memories and share fun times with family and friends.

Prices: Adults £6.19 | Under 16's £5.09 | Family £20.79

Suitable for: All!


Jolly Pots Craft Studio

Location: Jolly Pots Craft Studio and Giftware, 3 Water Lane, Bakewell, DE45 1EU


Prices: Prices vary but start from £3 for a pot

Opening hours: The shop opens Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm.  The upstairs Jolly Pots Craft studio shuts at 4:30pm every day

Contact: 01629 813085

Jumping Clay Derby

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


Prices: Starting at £5 an hour

Opening hours: Open for any pre-booked sessions

Contact: 01332 460079

Description: Model making using mess free air drying clay 

Lanes Garden Centre Open Farm

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


Prices: Free

Opening hours: Daily 9am - 5pm

Contact: 0115 939 7128

Lunar Lift Off

Location: Runway Business Park, Airfield Industrial Estate, Ashbourne DE6 1HD


Prices: From £3.00

Opening times: Mon - Wed 10am - 4pm   Thu-Fri 10am - 6pm   Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm

Contact: 01335 345735

Make Your Escape

Location: First Floor, 4 Osmaston Road, Derby DE1 2HR 


Opening hours: Everyday except Tuesdays. Mon-Thu game times between: 11.30am - 8.30pm Fri -Sun game times between: 10am - 10pm

Contact: Phone: 07572542451 Email:

Prices: From £14 per person - click here for more prices

Description: Although the games are recommended for children aged 12+ it is parental guidance due to the complexity of some puzzles, and some special effects. With your friends, family, colleagues or partner, you have one simple goal: to work together to escape a locked room. Choose from two rooms; The Signal or Spellbound.

Manners Playing Fields

Summerfields Way, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 9HE

MFA Bowl Ilkeston

Location: Derby Road, Ilkeston, DE7 5FH


Prices: Prices vary - see website for full details

Opening hours: Open daily. Timings: 10am - 11pm Mon to Thurs, 10am - midnight Fri, 10am - midnight, 10am - 10:30pm Sun

Contact: 0843 2908909

Midlands Railway Centre

Location: The Midland Railway - Butterly, Butterly Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ


Prices: Prices vary - please see website for details

Opening hours: Daily

Contact: 01773 570140

National Stone Centre

Location: Porter Lane, Middleton by Wirksworth, DE4 4LS


Prices:  £5 Adults, £3.50 Concessions, £2 Children (Under 5's Free), £15 family ticket. Check website for offers. 

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (April - Sept)

Contact:  01629 824833

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

National Trust

We are so lucky to have twelve amazing National Trust properties or areas of natural beauty in Derbyshire. They provide the perfect scenery for a family walk, play or cultural visit. 

Many of these places have events on during school holidays which we will list on our EVENTS PAGES. 

For prices and opening times please click on the individual links below.

Calke Abbey Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE


Duffield Castle, Milford Road, Duffield, Derbyshire, DE56 4DW

Eyam Hall and Craft Centre Main Street, Eyam, Derbyshire, S32 5QW

Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5RW

Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak near Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WA for Mam Nick car park

Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Longshaw, near Sheffield, Derbyshire S11 7TZ

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

The Old Manor, Norbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2ED

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

All images courtesy of National Trust.

National Trust in Derbyshire

We are so lucky to have twelve amazing National Trust properties or areas of natural beauty in Derbyshire. They provide the perfect scenery for a family walk, play or cultural visit.

Many of these places have events on during school holidays which we will list on our EVENTS PAGES.

For prices and opening times please click on the individual links below.

Calke Abbey Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE


Duffield Castle, Milford Road, Duffield, Derbyshire, DE56 4DW

Eyam Hall and Craft Centre Main Street, Eyam, Derbyshire, S32 5QW

Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5RW

Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ

Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak near Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WA for Mam Nick car park

Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Longshaw, near Sheffield, Derbyshire S11 7TZ

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

The Old Manor, Norbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2ED

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

All images courtesy of National Trust.

Northern Light Cinema

Location: The Malthouse - 13 North End, The Malthouse - 13 North End, Wirksworth DE4 4FG


Contact: 01629 337513

Osmaston Park

Osmaston Park, Moor Lane, Derby DE24 9HY

Oxygen Freejumping Derby - Trampoline Park


Location: Soccerdome Derby, Derwent Parade, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8BW


Contact: 0203 846 1386

Unique Discount Code: To receive a 20% discount quote DDO20 when booking

Paint a Pot

Location: Markeaton Park Craft Village, Derby, DE22 3BG


Prices: Prices vary so contact them for details

Opening hours: Saturday, Sunday and School holidays 10:00am to 5:00pm.  Weekdays term time: Wednesday to Friday 11:00am to 4:00pm. Also open on Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment. Call to find out more information.

Contact: 01332 202 652

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12pm - 10pm | Fri 12pm -11pm | Sat 10am - 11pm | Sun 10am - 10pm

Location: Level 3, intu Derby, West Mall, Derby DE1 2PL

Description: The ultimate mini-golf challenge with players able to choose from two bespoke 18-hole golf courses, each set amidst a tropical island paradise

Price: ONE COURSE: Adults: £8 | Under 5's £4 | 5 - 16's: £6 | Family: £24 

TWO COURSES: Adults: £12.50 | Under 5's: £5 | 5-16's: £9 | Family: £36


Peak Cavern

Location: Peak Cavern Road, Hope Valley, S33 8WS


Prices: £9.75 Adult, £7.75 Child, £8.75 Concession, £31 Family Ticket, Under 4's Free

Opening hours: Daily 10am - 5pm

Contact: 01433 620285

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Location: The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock, DE4 3NR


Prices: For museum only: Adults £4, Child £3, Family £12 (Under 5's free) 

Opening hours: Summer - every day 10am - 5pm

Contact: 01629 583834

Planet Happy

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


Prices: £3.90-£4.50

Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 9:30am till 6:00pm    Sunday & Monday 9:30am till 4:00pm   Saturday 9.30am till 5.00pm

Contact: 01773 748600

Play Trail at Ilam Park

Dates: Wednesday 20th July - 11th September 2016 11am - 5pm

Location: Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ

Description: Explore, play and enjoy the great outdoors with a self led trail at Ilam Park this summer. You'll be able to build a den, play pooh sticks, spot sheep and balance on logs along the way.

Price: £1 per trail sheet and normal admission fees apply

Suitable for: Families of all ages


Poole's Cavern

Location: Green Lane, Buxton, SK17 9DH


Prices: £9.50 Adult, £5 Children, £8 OAPs, £25 Family

Opening hours: Daily 9:30am - 5pm

Contact: 01298 26978

Queens Park

Off Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2ND

Rapid Horizons

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


Prices: Tubing from £25pp Rafting and Kayaking from £29pp

Opening times: Timings vary - see website for details

Contact: 01332 411505

Reel Cinemas

Location: Ilkeston, Market Place, Ilkeston, DE7 5QB 


Contact: 01159 324612

Ritz Cinema Belper

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


Contact: 01773 822224

Rollerworld of Derby

Location: Mansfield Road, Derby, DE21 4AW


Prices: £5 admission and £2 skate hire but various offers on - see site

Opening hours: Open daily but sessions vary, see website for full timetable

Contact: 01332 345828

Rosliston Forestry Centre

Location: Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 8JX


Prices: Car parking charges (pay and display) - £1 up to 1 hour, £3 per day. Various activity charges - see website for details

Opening hours: Site open from 7.30am till dusk daily. For activity/restaurant opening times please call

Contact: 01283 563483

Sawley Park

Sawley Road, Draycott, Derby DE72 3QE

Scaddows Farm PYO Fruit Picking

Dates: July - September 7 days a week 9.30am - 7.30pm (last entry at 4pm)

Location: Scaddows Farm, Ticknall Derby DE73 7JP

Description: Pick your own strawberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and raspberries! Check website to see which fruits they have left.

Suitable for: all


Schools Out! Self-led Shipley Park Activities

Dates: Sunday 31st - July - Sunday 4th September 2016

Location: Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre, DE75 7GX

Description: There's a different self-led activity each week. Return to the centre to receive a certificate.

Suitable for: Families

Prices: £1 per child


Shipley Park

Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Sinfin Moor Park

Sinfin Moor Park, Sinfin Lane, Derby DE24 9PL

Speedwell Cavern

Location: Winnats Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WA


Prices: £10.75 Adult, £8.50 Child, £9.50 Concession, £34 Family Ticket, Under 4's Free

Opening hours: Daily 10am - 5pm

Contact: 01433 623018

Steeple Grange Light Railway

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


Prices: £4 Adults, £3 Concessions, £2 Children, £10 Family Ticket

Contact: 07522 661588


Location: StraightCurves, 04 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NE 


Gallery and Office Opening Hours: Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri 10am - 3pm Wed 10am - 9pm Sat 10am-1pm

Contact: 01246 807575

Description: A small business delivering high quality courses & workshops in all things arty and crafty to both children and adults in Chesterfield, Sheffield and the surrounding area.

Strutts North Mill

Location: North Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, DE56 1YD

Prices: £4 Adults, U16's free (accompanied)

Opening hours: Weds to Sun 11am - 4pm

Contact: 01773 880474

Sunnydale Park

Derby DE23 1WD

Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre

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


Prices: Prices vary per activity so check website for details

Opening hours: Open daily but timings vary so check website for details

Contact: 01283 217200

The Beach at Erewash Museum

Dates: From 23rd July - 3rd September 2016 Monday to Saturday, 11am-3pm (Not Bank Holiday Monday)

Location: Erewash Museum, High Street Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA

Description: Join us down in the museum gardens for our first ever beach! Play to your heart's content in our purpose-built 'beach'. weather dependent.

Price: FREE!

Suitable for: all


The Chestnut Centre - Otter Haven & Owl Sanctuary

Location: Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, Derbyshire,SK23 0QS


Prices: Adults£7.95 Children (3 to 16 years) £5.95 Family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) £26.00

Opening hours: Spring/Summer 10.30am - 5.30pm Autumn/Winter 10.30am - 4.30pm or dusk

Contact: 01298 814099

The Climbing Unit

Location: Unit 5 Masons Place Business Park, Derby DE21 6YZ


Prices: Adults from £6.50 kids £5

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10am-10pm, Sat & Sun 10am-7pm,  Bank Holidays 10am-8pm (see site for xmas closure)

Contact: 01332 265 864

The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre

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


Prices: Prices vary per activity - see website for details

Opening hours: Daily

Contact: 01773 522422

The Painted Teapot

Location: 2 High Street, Dronfield S18 1PY


Prices: Prices vary so please contact them for details

Opening hours: During summer hols: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm Closed Monday and Sunday From Sept: Mon Tue 1pm-5pm Thu - Sat 10am-5pm Sun 11am-3pm

Contact: 01246 418447

The Play Mill

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


Prices: £4.00

Opening hours: JULY AND AUGUST:  Monday -Thursday 10am-6pm    Friday. 10am-4pm   Saturday and Sunday 10am--4.30pm

Contact: 01629 824777

Tissington Hall

Location: Tissington, Derbyshire, DE6 1RA


Prices: £10 Adults, £5 Children, £9 Concessions (Hall & Gardens)

Opening hours: Summer: Mon to Thurs 3rd Aug - 31st Aug 12:00pm - 3:00pm (CLOSED 13th Aug)

Contact: 01335 352200

Treak Cliff Cavern

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


Prices: £9.50 Adult, £5.20 Child, Under 5's Free, £26 Family Ticket

Opening hours: Daily 10am - 5pm (Until 31st October)

Contact: 01433 620571

Trent Adventure

Location: Poplars Farm, Twyford, Derbyshire DE73 7HJ


Contact: 07876 751599

Description: Canoe Hire and Camping Adventures on The River Trent and Canal

Tubby Bears

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


Prices: £3.50-£4.30

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 6 pm   Saturday 10 am - 6 pm   Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Contact: 01332 343 144

Tutbury Castle

Location: Castle Street, Tutbury, DE13 9JF


Price: £3.50 for adults and £3 for children. Under 5's free

Opening hours: 11am-5pm See website for seasonal opening hours

Contact: 01283 812129 

Victoria Park

Manners Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8AT

West Park Leisure Centre

Location: Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AA


Opening hours: 6:30am - 10:30pm Mon to Thurs, 6:30am - 10pm Fri, 6:30am - 7:30pm Sat, 7:30am - 10pm Sun

Contact: 01159 461400

Wild Park Derbyshire

Date: Activities run 7 days a week

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

Contact: 01335 360485 Email –

Description: Wild Park Derbyshire is the Midlands’ premier paintball, laser tag and quad bike trekking centre.

Price: Prices vary per activity see info here

Wrightstart Pre-17 Driving Experience

Location: Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, Northmead Drive, Derby, DE22 3QH

Description: This is an excellent opportunity for anyone under 17 to have a fun and safe first driving experience with qualified instructors. Create memories with a younger one, or prepare an older one for their driving career: experiences are tailored to the individual.

Price: £25-35

Suitable for: Ages 2+



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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