Days out

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...

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...