Days out

Gulliver’s T-Rex Treks REVIEW

As soon as Gulliver’s announced the opening of their T-Rex Treks, I was straight online buying tickets. It’s only £5 per person, and I knew that my dino-obsessed boys (aged 5 and 6) would...

Wild swimming at Chatsworth: perhaps the most idyllic swim in England

Take a dip in the River Derwent that sweeps through the Chatsworth Estate of the Peak District. With Chatsworth House on one side, and the manicured rolling fields dotted with grazing sheep and deer...

Youlgreave swimming: wild swimming with kids in the Peak District

With this wonderfully warm weather we’ve been experiencing, we’ve been desperate for a proper paddle and swim with the kids. The Peak District may be landlocked and a fair drive to the coast, but...

16 things to do in Matlock and Matlock Bath

On the south-eastern edge of the Peak District National Park lies the tourist hub of Matlock and Matlock Bath. These two towns are only a mile apart from each other, connected by the River...

Top 10 things to do in Buxton with kids

Whilst the thermal spa town of Buxton doesn’t actually lie within the Peak District National Park boundary, it’s pretty much surrounded by it and worthy of a visit. Most tourists come to visit the...

Crich Tramway Museum: a family day out in the Peak District

Step back in time with a stroll around Crich Tramway Village, ride a vintage tram through the Derbyshire Dales and enjoy one of the best things to do in the Peak District with kids....

The BEST wild swimming spots in the Peak District

The Peak District may be landlocked with a distinct lack of salty sea air, but there are some fantastic spots for a refreshing dip. If you’re looking for the best wild swimming Peak District...

12 things to do in the Peak District when it rains

The Peak District is a dream for families who love the outdoors. Whether it’s a family walk, cycling along one disused railway lines, or visiting a farm or country estate, there are so many...

23 things to do in the Peak District with kids

Planning some family days out in the Peak District? Even on a rainy day (and there are a fair few of them), there are lots of things to do in the Peak District with...

Things to do in Bakewell for kids

Looking for activities, attractions and things to do in Bakewell with kids? Read on… Idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, Bakewell is a lovely market town for an afternoon stroll past...