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hill top and escarpment views
woodland
river or canal
reservoir or lake
boulders for kids to scramble and play
waterfall

When planning your visit to the National Park, please arrive early or late in the day to avoid crowds if visiting over sunny weekends or school holidays. Please also take all litter home with you, don’t bring BBQs, and park your car in designated parking areas. Also, please use these walks as a guide; access and stiles may change.


Still can’t decide? Then check out our ultimate top 10 Peak District walks with kids.

You can also check out our featured round ups:

For all walks, make sure you’re prepared with the right gear (from hiking boots, to paper map, to the all important snacks). Also check out our top tips for hiking with kids to get those little legs moving.

  • What to pack for a family hike in the Peak District
    The main reason a family ventures to the Peak District is to enjoy the great outdoors. With an extensive network of footpaths and trails that cover the National Park, there are some fantastic family walks, with boulders to climb, farm animals to meet, and epic views to take in from the dramatic escarpments. We have been hiking with our boys …
  • 13 sanity-saving tips for hiking with kids under 5 years
    Want to avoid the whinges and cover some distance on your family walk? These are our top tips for hiking with kids under 5 and hiking with toddlers. Geared with an OS Map, good hiking boots, and a flask of hot chocolate and marshmallows, a Peak District family walk is a wonderful way to spend time together as a family. …

Peak District Kids is a free online resource. If you have found this website useful for planning your family adventures, you can show your support by buying me a coffee. Thanks so much!

Also, feel free to share your walk photos in our Peak District Kids Facebook Group or on Instagram using the #peakdistrictkids hashtag so we can share with our wider community.

Or perhaps purchase a Peak District Kids iron-on patch. £1 from every sale of the iron-on patches goes towards the Peak District National Park Foundation, a registered charity established to raise funds to care for the Peak District National Park.

Want more ideas for family walks?
Best Family Walks in the Peak District
Pram Friendly Peak District walks
Toddler walks in the Peak District


Or, use the search walks page to find your perfect family walk.

Also, come and join our friendly Peak District Kids Facebook Group for any questions or to share photos of your walks.