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Places to go

We are so lucky to have so many places to visit nearby, you are sure to find something you love here:

Stately Homes

Chatsworth House – beautiful regency house with stunning gardens, farm and adventure playground.

Sudbury Hall – an interesting National Trust property also hosts the Museum of Childhood.

Kedleston Hall – spectacular 18th century mansion with Adam interiors and parkland.

Haddon Hall – described as ‘the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages’ a trip back in time.

Lyme Park – glorious house surrounded by gardens, moorlands and deer park.

Calke Abbey – intriguing look behind the scenes of an ‘un-stately’ home, snapshot of the decline of a country house.

Hardwick Hall – ‘more glass than wall’ an Elizabethan masterpiece.


Biddulph Grange – a quirky, playful paradise, a masterpiece of Victorian design. Tearoom, gift shop and plant shop.

Lea Gardens – 3 ½ acres of wooded rhododendron gardens, with tearoom and plant nursery.

Dorothy Clive Garden – large garden, designed to give an ailing wartime wife lots of ‘interesting walks’. An award winning garden with tearoom.


The Plague Museum in Eyam – a little village museum exhibiting plague history and how it affected Eyam.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery – discover the archaeology, geology, art and history of the Peak District.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery - full of fascinating natural history, human history, the art of Joseph Wright and changing exhibitions.

The Gladstone Pottery Museum – superb interactive museum with its traditional bottle kiln and live demonstrations. A great day out.

The Old House Museum in Bakewell – Tudor dwelling that tells the story of the Peak District and beyond.

The Museum of Childhood – wonderful and nostalgic look at childhood through time for all ages.

World of Wedgwood – unique interactive visitor centre and museum exploring 260 years of design and production.

National Stone Centre – discover a world of geology that has been 330 million years in the making.

Peak District Lead Mining Museum – experience the fascinating history of the Derbyshire lead mining industry and the people who lived it.

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.  Woodland sculpture walk and indoor play centre.


The Peak District is home to unique caverns and caves with fascinating rock formations, rare gems and interesting guides that provide an immersive and atmospheric day out.

Pooles Cavern

Speedwell Cavern

Blue John Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern


Peak District Wildlife Park – walk through a lemur enclosure, watch meerkats squabble and dig and be there for the penguin’s feeding time.  Indoor play and a bouncy castle in summer, lots to see and do.

Coombes Valley RSPB Reserve – beautiful walks, bird watching, interactive nature trail and a tree walk.

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.

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.

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.

Markeaton Park – craft village and cafe.  Also has the Mundy Play Centre – an amazing playground with boating lake, pitch and putt golf and paddling pool in the summer.

Accessible Derbyshire

Click here for a comprehensive website Accessible Derbyshire, which covers everything accessible in Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park.



Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall

Biddulph Grange Gardens

Biddulph Grange

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village

Blue John Cavern

Blue John Cavern

Alton Towers Report

Alton Towers

Peak District Wildlife Park

Peak District Wildlife Park

Accessible Derbyshire

Accessible Derbyshire