Enjoying Derbyshire and the Peak District with the Kids

Located in the famous Peak District, Derbyshire features attractions that are kid and adult friendly. This charming retreat is just one of the reasons that the UK is an ideal tourist attraction. If you want to take the family on holiday you will have a large number of sites that welcome you, not only in Derbyshire but in the Peak District area.

Gulliver’s Kingdom

For example, Gulliver’s Kingdom is a family-themed fun park that is designed to cater to families with kids from two to thirteen years old. The facility keeps families busy with its roller-coaster rides, unique attractions, shows, and indoor play areas.

The Matlock Bath Aquarium

The Matlock Bath Aquarium displays one of the largest exhibits of holograms in Europe. The aquarium features a combination aquarium and thermal carp pool. It is also a home to a shiny fossil and gemstone collection and vintage chinaware.

The Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park

The Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park is another must-see attraction. Kids and adults who visit the park can witness giant otters, as well as polecats. You will also see free-roaming deer at the travel site. Located on the beautiful grounds of the Derbyshire Peak district, the park is also home to a sparkling stream as well as pine martens, foxes, and Scottish wildcats.

The Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground

The Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground is a famous and popular garden that features picnic and play areas with spectacular waterworks. The farmyard playground is just one reason to book reservations at one of the Derbyshire Country Cottages during your visit of the Peak District.

The Matlock Farm Park

The Matlock Farm Park, located in Matlock, is set amongst a 600-acre working farm, giving kids a chance to view country life. Kids who visit the park can also enjoy a go kart track and an adventure playground.

Three Noted Museums:

The Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

The Buxton Museum and Art Gallery enables both adults and children to discover the archaeology, geology, and history of the Peak District. The museum, which is free to enter and visit, features a Peak Time Tunnel as well.

The Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Another museum of note is the Peak District Lead Mining Museum. At this site, you can learn about the history of lead mining in the area and how it shaped the Peak District landscape. Interactive exhibits and climbing tunnels are available for the kids. You can spend a good day in the museum, which displays hundreds of relics, including rock and mineral specimens.

The Bakewell Old House Museum

The Bakewell Old House Museum is a delightful-looking Tudor period house. Kids can get involved in games or with toys in the house’s courtyard. The museum also features a Victorian doll house.

A Visit to Belpar

The Strutts North Mill enables visitors to discover how the town of Belper became the first factory community in the world. The mill and museum is free for any child under 16 years of age. The mill features hands-on activities and displays.

All of these sites and entertaining activities are available to you, when you book with the Derbyshire Country Cottages, and enjoy an idyllic visit in this beautiful English countryside.

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