Beechenhill is the perfect place to bring children on holiday. There are myriad things to do in the area; our favourites are Peak Wildlife Park and Coombes Valley RSPB Nature Reserve. You could walk from the door and explore history and nature on the farm using the Farm Trail or go on an expedition down into Dovedale or the Manifold Valley.
On the farm, children can watch the cows being milked and collect the eggs from the free range hens. They can throw the ball for the little dog, play games on the garden chess set and fly kites or swing in the farmhouse garden. You can take some goat food and go on a goat hunt to feed Penny and Elvis, our free range pygmy goats who could be anywhere!
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Things to do with Children
Peak District Wildlife Park – walk through a lemur enclosure, watch meerkats squabble and dig and be there for penguin feeding time. With indoor play and an outdoor bouncy castle in summer, loads to see and do.
Carsington Water – walks, cycling, sailing, water sports, visitor centre, bird watching and playgrounds.
Tittesworth Water - walks, cycling, sailing, water sports, visitor centre, bird watching and playgrounds.
The Museum of Childhood – wonderful and nostalgic look at childhood through time, with interactive displays and toys for all ages.
The Gladstone Pottery Museum – superb interactive museum with its traditional bottle kiln, live demonstrations and things to paint and do. A great day out.
World of Wedgwood – lots of fascinating things to see and a great children’s trail to complete, pottery painting and ceramic design available.
Chatsworth Farm and Adventure Playground – excellent farm park and adventure playground in the grounds of Chatsworth House.
Crich Tramway Village – be transported back in time on the vintage trams, ride down the historic street and learn the fascinating history of tram transport. Wooded sculpture walk and indoor play centre.
Derby Museum and Art Gallery - full of interesting natural history and ancient history. Plenty of interactive things to do with children and changing exhibitions.
Go Ape - Buxton – exhilarating outdoor adventure, high ropes in the trees.
Gulliver’s – theme park for families with younger children.
Matlock Farm Park – lots of animals to see, pet and feed, great for families.
Alton Towers – thrills and excitement at this massive theme park (also Splash Landings water-park).
The Heights of Abraham – ride the cable car up to a unique view of Matlock Bath, caves, gemstones, playgrounds and more.
Drayton Manor Park – a bit of a way away, but if theme parks are your thing, this is a good one.
Markeaton Park – Mundy Play Centre – an amazing playground with boating lake, pitch and putt golf, pirate ship climbing frame and paddling pool in the summer.
Lunar Liftoff Indoor Play – soft play in Ashbourne.
Chucklebutties Indoor Play – soft play in Belper.