Days out

Peak District October half term 2020: including Derbyshire pumpkin picking and Halloween events

Looking for some spooky spectacular fun this Peak District October half term? Well in all honesty, within the National Park boundary Halloween is a rather low key affair. But if you’re willing to venture...

A Peak District Christmas: festive family fun for 2020

This Peak District Christmas events listing was last updated 13th October 2020. Christmas is a magical time wherever you are in the UK. But a Peak District Christmas is very special. The quaint little...

Peak District pumpkin picking 2020 at Village Pumpkins, Barlow

Over recent years in the UK, pumpkin picking has become a big tradition for many families on the build up to Halloween (nicely timed with October half term), and we absolutely love it! Dressed...

Poole’s Cavern, Buxton | Peak District Kids REVIEW

Poole’s Cavern is an ancient natural limestone cavern, on the outskirts of the historic spa town of Buxton. It has been visited by explorers since the seventeenth century, yet formed over millions of years....

Top 14 playgrounds in the Peak District

Whilst we believe that nature is the best playground, and that there is no end of fun to be had dipping toes into streams, bounding off boulders, or running down hills on a Peak...

Matlock Farm Park REVIEW: post-lockdown

With so many farms dotted around the Peak District, you’d be surprised to learn that the only place where you can actually feed farm animals is Matlock Farm Park. Technically, it is situated just...

Visit to The Heights of Abraham post lockdown

A visit to the Heights of Abraham, Matlock, is one of our favourite days out in the Peak District and a must for any family visiting Matlock. Your journey starts with a cable car...

Canoeing in the Peak District with Peaks and Paddles

What a fantastic time we had canoeing in the Peak District with Peaks and Paddles! A two hour family canoe session takes you along the Cromford Canal near Matlock, with expert tuition on paddle...

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...