The school holidays are almost upon us! And while your kids might be working themselves up into a frenzy over the prospect of 6 whole weeks off school…You, on the other hand, might be trying to dream up 101 ways to entertain them over such a long period of time.
To help you out a little, we’ve put together 5 of the most extraordinary things to do in Derbyshire this summer. We’ve got something for everyone, from thrill seekers to lovers of the natural world. Read on to see the full list!
Top 5 Things To Do In Derbyshire
Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park offers families the opportunity to embark on a journey unlike no other. Accompanied by a guide, visitors can navigate huge underground Limestone caverns, marvelling at the natural wonders that hide beneath the earth’s surface. From learning about stalactites and stalagmites to insta-worthy shots in the depths of these vast chambers, there’s something for everyone here!
Situated in Matlock Bath and nestled within the Derbyshire Dales is The Heights of Abraham. Boasting a huge range of activities, there’s so much to see and do here. While younger children will love letting off steam in the two play areas, older teens and adults will find the cable car and the sights of Tinker’s Shaft on Masson Hill a fascinating experience. There’s such a wealth of heritage and history here that visitors can’t help but get drawn into the sights and sounds of the vast estate.
Alright, we’ve cheated a little bit here, but you’ll forgive us won’t you? Technically in Staffordshire but only a short hop, skip and jump away from Derbyshire, Alton Towers is absolutely bursting with family friendly activities. We’re sure you’re familiar with the legendary rides they have to offer, such as Nemesis and Oblivion. But Alton Towers now caters for much younger thrill seekers too in for the form of the much loved CBeebies Land and Waterpark. This well-known attraction is perfect for kids and adults of all ages, and there’s plenty to do no matter the weather!
You never know what’s around the corner with the Great British weather, even in summer, which makes indoor activities like Clip ‘N Climb in Derby a winner. Boasting 19 climbing walls with 3 levels of difficulty, this colourful indoor attraction offers unrivalled fun for all the family. Suitable for ages 4 and up, kids and adults can scale new heights and learn new skills while keeping fit this summer.
Peak Wildlife Park
Animal lovers standby! Peak Wildlife Park is bursting with cute animals and interactive activities. At Peak, visitors can take a walk on the wild side with lemurs, penguins and wallabies. Found in the Peak District, kids and adults alike can enjoy keeper talks for an educational (and fun!) day out. There’s also an indoor soft play area for young ones to let loose their inner monkey on space hopper, trikes and even a large bouncy castle!
The Boars Head Restaurant & Hotel
Whatever you get up to this summer, Derbyshire is a great place to explore and have fun. And when you’ve worked up an appetite at one of the above attractions, head over to The Boars Head to fill bellies and rest weary legs at one of the best restaurant in Derbyshire. We cater for all tastes and ages, from gorgeous cocktails to a mouthwatering kids menu. With us, you will always enjoy a warm welcome, excellent food and drink, and second-to-none entertainment!