Things to do in Derbyshire

Our restful rural location provides plenty of spots to sit, relax and do absolutely nothing. On the other hand, the mature woodland and miles of surrounding countryside simply beg to be explored. There are also plenty of interesting destinations to visit in the surrounding Derbyshire area.

Family Activities Active & Outdoor Heritage & Culture

Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey

Grade I listed country house and ancient deer park.

A Grade I listed country house and ancient deer park with historic walks and natural beauty.

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Rosliston Forestry Centre

Rosliston Forestry Centre

Outdoor activity centre in the heart of The National Forest.

Offering lots of activities for great days out, from quiet walks to action-packed family fun, uncover nature at its best.

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Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham

Stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.

A unique cable car experience with fantastic views, caverns to explore, cafe's and play areas.

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National Space Centre

National Space Centre

Based near Leicester and home to the UK's largest 360° planetarium.

A fun packed day for all the family. Interactive play, scientific experiments and space history.

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Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park

For total family entertainment, visit the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park.

The park covers 280 acres of which about 113 acres are in use, and hosts about 1.5 million people each year.

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Attenborough Nature Reserve

Attenborough Nature Reserve

The award-winning Visitor and Education facility.

This eco friendly visitor attraction provides unique and accessible facilities to watch wildlife.

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Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall

An architecturally significant Elizabethan country house.

A stunning house exponent of the Renaissance style of architecture and beautiful landscape built between 1590 and 1597.

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Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall

Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and parkland.

Kedleston Hall is an English country house in Kedleston, Derbyshire, approximately four miles north-west of Derby.

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Sudbury Hall Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall Museum of Childhood

Venture into a mine, play with puppets and much more!

Sudbury Hall, the country home of the Lords Vernon, offers a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship.

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Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is the finest example of a fortified manor house in existence.

Haddon Hall is an English country house on the River Wye at Bakewell, Derbyshire, one of the seats of the Duke of Rutland.

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Gulliver's Kingdom

Gulliver's Kingdom

Built on a steep hillside, Gulliver's Kingdom is great fun for all ages!

Finding great days out for toddlers and older children alike can be a tricky task...

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