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Are you planning a visit to the Peak District with kids? Whether you’re looking for family walks, traffic-free bike rides, pubs with playgrounds, family campsites, or the best paddling spots, everything you need to know about your family visit to the UK’s oldest National Park can be found on the Peak District Kids website. And if you do still have a questions, then someone in the lovely Peak District Kids Facebook Group will be able to help you.


May half term Crich Tramway Village

May half term is just around the corner and if you’re looking for family-friendly events taking place in and around the Peak District, then we’ve got you covered. With spring in full bloom and lots of sunny days (fingers crossed) it really is a wonderful time of year to visit.

a boy rock climbing in the Peak District

Walks and bike rides are obviously top things to do in the Peak District, but there are also animal parks, canoeing, abseiling, wild swimming, cable cars, old trams, caverns… and lots LOTS more.

Curbar Edge short walk

Featuring 61 family walks in the Peak District, that have been tested by kids, for kids. All walking guides include step by step instructions with photos, map, and parking details, so no map reading is required.

Slippery Stones walk

The best buggy and pram friendly walks in the Peak District, with even footpaths and avoiding stiles. These are mostly circular routes, and all have been pram-tested.

Stanton Moor toddler walk

Walking with a toddler involves a bucket load of patience from the parents, but if you start them hiking young, they will be hiking up Kinder Scout before your know it! These walks are all less than 3km, relatively flat, and offer lots of variety.

Monsal Trail cycle with kids

Thanks to old railway tracks criss-crossing the National Park that have been transformed into gravel paths, there are a some fantastic traffic-free trails. Plus, there are also some lovely routes around reservoirs.

playing at Thornbridge Gardens

PUBS AND CAFES WITH A PLAY AREA

The majority of pubs and cafes in the Peak District are welcoming to families, and many have separate kids’ menus. But when there’s a kids play area? Well parents, it’s time to order in another drink.

Things to do in the Peak District on a rainy day

WHAT TO DO ON A RAINY DAY

Whilst we strive to encourage families to get out in all weather, some days you just want to shelter from the rain. Here we cover the best things to in and around the Peak District on a rainy day.

Jenny Lynn is the founder and editor of Peak District Kids. When Jenny first started bringing her boys to the Peak District on holidays, soon after they were born, she realised that there was very little information online for families who wanted to explore the National Park (she may have attempted a crossing of Dovedale Stepping Stones with a buggy). But in 2020, shortly after moving the family to Bakewell in 2018, a place they now call home, Jenny launched Peak District Kids. The website quickly became the go-to online resource for families exploring the National Park with up to 250k page views every month, running alongside a wonderfully warm and welcoming FB group of over 26k members.

Along with her husband, Jason, Jenny is a full-time travel blogger and content creator and runs four different travel websites. When not hiking in the Peak District, Jenny and her family can be found in a far-flung destination with their backpacks.

Click here to read more about the Peak District Kids team.