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ARBOR LOW STONE CIRCLE AND GIB HILL BARROW
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ARBOR LOW STONE CIRCLE AND GIB HILL BARROW
The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen, surrounds a central stone ‘cove’ – a feature found only in major sacred sites. Nearby is...
Baked Well Pottery Painting
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Baked Well Pottery Painting
At Baked Well Pottery Painting we provide a relaxing yet inspired environment in the heart of Bakewell, the ancient capital of the Peak District, where you can come and enjoy creating your own hand-painted ceramic item and other crafts. Admission: We charge a £2 studio fee plus which ever items you choose to decorate. Most items...
Bakewell Recreation Ground
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Bakewell Recreation Ground
The Recreation Ground provides fun and enjoyment for people of all ages. It is set in 5.25 hectares of land, and has great outdoor sporting facilities. Fringing the town centre, the Recreation Ground is easily accessible from Bakewell's car parks, including the large car park on the other side of theRiver Wye (footbridge access) at the...
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
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Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Barrow Hill Roundhouse was built in 1870 as a maintenance centre for steam locomotives. Engines were repaired, watered, coaled and turned around here. This required a turntable with lines of track called 'spurs' set around it. The name roundhouse originates from the conical roof that these buildings used to have. In the 1860's the roundhouses...
Blue John Cavern - Castleton
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Blue John Cavern - Castleton
The Blue John cavern at Castleton is world famous. It is home to eight of the fourteen known varieties of Blue John Stone, a beautiful and ornamental fluor-spar. The mineral has been mined here for centuries and continues to be so in the winter months. The traditional methods of turning Blue John are still used, and the skill of our craftsmen...
Bluebell Dairy - Derby
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Bluebell Dairy - Derby
Come and Play on our Play Area with all sorts of climbing frames, swings and trampolines. Meet and feed all our animals including: Peppa the Pot Bellied Pig Twinkle the donkey and Miss Molly the Shetland Pony Sarah the Sheep and her lambs Our Playful Goats Our Chickens, Ducks and their chicks All our Guinea Pigs And not to forget our latest...
Bolsover Castle
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Bolsover Castle
‘By an unlikely miracle,’ wrote the architectural historian Mark Girouard,‘the keep at Bolsover has survived into this century as an almost untouched expression in stone of the lost world of Elizabethan chivalry and romance.’ Dominating the countryside from its hilltop, Bolsover occupies the site of a medieval castle built...
BOLSOVER CUNDY HOUSE
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BOLSOVER CUNDY HOUSE
OPENING TIMES 30 APRIL 2017 - 24 MARCH 2018 Open any reasonable time during daylight hours 25 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS Opening times will be available nearer the time
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
There's always something new to see in our changing programme of exhibitions and new things to experience in our events and workshops. Our latest venture, Collections in the Landscape, is transforming the way visitors can access the collections, both in the museum and online. To find out more or get involved visit our dedicated project. ...
Carsington Sports and Leisure
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Carsington Sports and Leisure
We offer training in a wide variety of disciplines, using a diverse fleetof modern equipment. The centre is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre, and also delivers British Canoe Union (BCU)courses. This means that all equipment reaches a high standard, and that all training at the centre is conducted by qualified ...
Carsington Water
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Carsington Water
Carsington Sports and Leisure have been providing training courses for professionals and amateur enthusiasts for many years in water based activities. We offer training in a wide variety of disciplines, using a diverse fleet of modern equipment. The centre is a Royal Yachting Association (R.Y.A.) recognised training centre, and also a...
Castle Donington College Pool
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Castle Donington College Pool
you are looking for a great way to get fit then why not try out swimming? With swimming pools located at at Hermitage and Hood Park leisure centres and Ibstock Sports Complex and Castle Donington Community College they offer an ideal place for swimmers of all ages and abilities to swim and relax. What's more, with the outdoor pool at Hood Park...
Chaddesden Park
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Chaddesden Park
Chaddesden Park has been a popular open space for the community for over 70 years. The brook and water play area, which has recently replaced the paddling pool, are favourite spots. The bluebells and cherry trees in the spring make the park even more picturesque. There are lots of sports facilities in the park, including a BMX track, football and...
Chatsworth
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Chatsworth
Chatsworth is one of Britain’s best loved historic houses and estates. The house, garden, farmyard, adventure playground, gift shops and restaurant are open every day until 23 December 2007. We offer something for everyone to enjoy, from famous works of art, young animals and the spectacular fountains in the garden to the finest shopping,...
Chatsworth Farmyard & Adventure Playground
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Chatsworth Farmyard & Adventure Playground
Welcome to our home, set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire. There is always something new to see and do in the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground. Experience a taste of Chatsworth in our shops, restaurants and award winning Farm shop, or explore our beautiful 1000 acre park. The farmyard at Chatsworth has been a...
Chesterfield Bowl
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Chesterfield Bowl
Chesterfield Bowl is a well-established 16 lane Ten Pin Bowling Centre on the edge of Chesterfield town centre. The bowl offers a relaxed atmosphere, which is perfect for all occasions. Chesterfield Bowl is proud of its friendly staff and its family environment, where you can enjoy yourselves time and time again.
Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
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Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
Chesterfield's rich historical heritage is explored in the town's museum and art gallery. Taking the story of Chesterfield as its theme, the museum shows how the town has become the place it is today. The museum tells the story of Chesterfield from its origins as a Roman fort to the present day. It is located in the Stephenson Memorial Hall,...
Chestnut Centre - Otter Haven & Owl Sanctuary
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Chestnut Centre - Otter Haven & Owl Sanctuary
Welcome to the Chestnut Centre Conservation & Wildlife Park: Our Conservation and Wildlife Park, located in scenic Peak District National Park of Derbyshire, is set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds and is home, not only to a unique collection of birds and animals, but to many wild birds and mammals. As you walk about the Wildlife Park...
Chucklebutties Play & Party Centre - Belper
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Chucklebutties Play & Party Centre - Belper
Chucklebutties Play and Party Centre is situated in the heart of Belper, overlooking the beautiful Derwent and River Gardens. Come and enjoy the view from our quality café and help yourself to a well-earned break as your children play… and play… and play… We host fabulous birthday and Christmas parties too - with...
CONKERS
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CONKERS
Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Conkers! Take it slow and explore the 120 acres of maturing woodlands, lakes, ponds and play areas - or go wild and take the 18 stage Assault course challenge. Indoors there’s lots and lots to experience - and the weather can’t spoil your fun. Delve into the life of a British Woodland with over 100 indoor...
Crazy Crocodiles Indoor Play & Party Centre - Ilkeston
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Crazy Crocodiles Indoor Play & Party Centre - Ilkeston
Welcome to Crazy Crocodiles, Soft Play Centre in Ilkeston Derbyshire. Our soft play and childrens activity centre caters for all children. Our Soft Play Centre is just big enough for the kids to go crazy, but allows you to keep a safe eye on them too while you relax in our cafe area. Serving great hot and cold food, snacks, hot and cold drinks...
Crich Tramway Village - Matlock
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Crich Tramway Village - Matlock
Voted East Midlands ‘Best Day Out’ by viewers of BBC East Midlands Today, Crich Tramway Village has developed into one of Derbyshire's most unique family attractions. Trams run to and fro down a cobbled street past the former Derby Assembly rooms before passing under the Bowes-Lyon Bridge and climbing a mile and a half of track that...

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Curious About The Matlocks
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Curious About The Matlocks
Matlock on the edge of the Peak District National Park, developed as a spa town after thermal springs were discovered in the 19th century - marvel at its magnificent Hydro and stroll in its delightful gardens. Matlock Bath is a unique village nestling alongside the River Derwent in a steep and beautiful gorge. Climb the Heights of Abraham on a...
Donkey Derby - Chesterfield
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Donkey Derby - Chesterfield
 The Donkey Derby in Chesterfield is a flaming great pub restaurant. Join us for some of the best steaks around and our famous food challenges. We offer a friendly welcome, unbeatable value and a great place to meet up with friends and family. At the Donkey Derby you’ll find a variety of great value pub favourites on the menu, plus...
Eland Lodge Equestrian
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Eland Lodge Equestrian
Eland Lodge Equestrian. News and information on up coming events  at Eland Lodge* 85 AcreCross Country Course to BE Novice level* “Mini” Cross Country* 4000m2 All Weather Surface*Full set of BSJA show jumps* 5* full Livery* Retail Shop and Café  Admission: Many options are available.    Opening...
Elvaston Castle
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Elvaston Castle
Set four miles south-east of the city of Derby is Elvaston Castle Country Park, a picturesque site featuring over 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens. At the heart of the estate lies Elvaston Castle - a Gothic Revival masterpiece designed by James Wyatt in the early 1800s, based on the original house dating back to 1633. Wyatt's...
FREDDYS PLAY KINGDOM - Derby
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FREDDYS PLAY KINGDOM - Derby
Having recently come under new ownership the centre  is about to undergo major refurbishment to take Freddy and his play centre  into another successful decade offering  improved facilities and learning experiences for young children. We believe parents should also feel the benefits of...
GO APE Buxton - Derbyshire
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GO APE Buxton - Derbyshire
If you like the idea of an amazing high wire forest tree top course then Go Ape could be just your thing. We have Tarzan swings, rope bridges, ladders, tunnels and zip lines suspended up to 40 feet high in the tree tops. Go Ape is an award-winning confidence course with branches throughout the UK.  The Go Ape course will appeal to a...
Gullivers Kingdom - Matlock Bath
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Gullivers Kingdom - Matlock Bath
From the moment you enter Gulliver's you enter another world where your imagination can roam free. Gulliver's Matlock Bath is nestled in a stunning hillside location where much of the magic comes from the amazing scenery and views. You can get away from it all and enter a world of wonder and fantasy, where anything is possible and your imagination...
Haddon Hall
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Haddon Hall
Haddon Hall has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and never fails to enchant. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of the house date from the 12th century, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye. Haddon Hall is CLOSED to the public in January, February, March...
Hall Leys Park
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Hall Leys Park
This superb District Council park in the heart of Matlock celebrated its centenary year in 2011. In 2014 Hall Leys Park gained its seventhconsecutive Green Flag award from the Keep Britain Tidy Group, making it officially one of the best parks in  the whole of the UK. Admission:  Free to visit.    Opening Times: ...
Hardwick Hall
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Hardwick Hall
One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses     Spectacular Tudor treasure house     Built for 'Bess of Hardwick', Elizabethan England's second most powerful and wealthy woman     Outstanding 16th and 17th-century tapestries and embroideries     Fine historic...
HARDWICK OLD HALL
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HARDWICK OLD HALL
Discover the stately ruins of the birthplace of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest and most remarkable women of Elizabethan England.  Ascend through four floors to enjoy spectacular views over the Derbyshire countryside and Hardwick New Hall.  Take your time and admire the spectacular decorative plasterwork on your way up.   ...
Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre
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Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre
When we first opened in 1980, Hargate Hill was just a few stables  and a run down cottage. We’ve worked hard over the last 20 years  to transform its facilities which today include: Modern equestrian centre catering for 150 horses, offering high quality livery and riding school services and our hugely popular Pony Club. ...
Harvester  - Chesterfield
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Harvester - Chesterfield
 Your local Harvester restaurant At Harvester Chesterfield in Chesterfield you will find our famous grills and salads, we serve real food fresh, fun and full of flavour. All of our main meals come with fresh, unlimited salad. About our Harvester restaurant Looking for a family-friendly restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere in Chesterfield?...
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool - Hope Valley
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Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool - Hope Valley
This unique outdoor heated swimming pool, which is owned and managed by Hathersage Parish Council, is set in a lawned enclosure with a covered veranda to one side. It gives users the opportunity to swim in the open air, amidst the glorious Peak District scenery and in beautiful warm water, which is heated to 84°F / 29°C. Regular users...

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Hickory Dickory's Playhouse - Derby
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Hickory Dickory's Playhouse - Derby
Huge soft play frame areas packed with entertainment. Separate play areas for under 12's and under 5's Many slides including (in Birmingham) one of the highest indoor slides of its kind in the UK Balls pools, trampolines, powerful ball canons, numerous fun obstacles Sports arena (astro turf football and basketball pitch) Electric go-kart track (in...
Highfields Happy Hens - Etwall
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Highfields Happy Hens - Etwall
Feeds the animals and visit the shop Hundreds of young people have had their lives radically changed over the 16 years that Highfield Happy Hens has been in existence. We have lost contact with many of them – although their time with us was life-changing, we recognise that we are also part of a past that, ...
HOB HURST'S HOUSE
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HOB HURST'S HOUSE
A square prehistoric burial mound with an earthwork ditch and outer bank.  It was named after a local goblin. PRICES ENTRY TITLE    WITHOUT GIFT AID     WITH GIFT AID Member - Join now  Free                          Free Adult  ...
Hudys Playbarn - Swadlincote
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Hudys Playbarn - Swadlincote
Indoor soft play. Viking Business Centre, 33, High St, Woodville, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Jangala - Derby
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Jangala - Derby
Located between Burton and Derby we are the area’s premier soft play centre. We’re open 361 days a year so Come & Play today! Children up to 148cm love the massive jungle play-frame and babies and toddlers have their own special places to play. We love good food! Parents and children alike enjoy our cafe and its wholesome ethos:...
Jolly Pots Craft Studio
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Jolly Pots Craft Studio
Jolly Pots is a craft studio and gift shop situated in the beautiful market town of Bakewell. It's the perfect place to shop, get creative or to host a craft party or event. We do pottery painting, wood painting and paper model painting. Our giftware is a large range of hand crafted items from all over the world mostly coming from South East...
Kedleston Hall
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Kedleston Hall
Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland. Designed for lavish entertaining and displaying an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, Kedleston is a stunning example of the work of architect Robert Adam. Admission: Whole property: Adult:...
Little Rascals - Buxton
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Little Rascals - Buxton
Established in 2010, we offer dedicated play areas for babies,toddlers and juniors 0-10 years. You can relax and enjoy our speciality coffees and award winning biscuits or enjoy a snack from our menu.  
Lock Keeper Brewers Fayre - Chesterfield
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Lock Keeper Brewers Fayre - Chesterfield
Situated on the Chesterfield Canal, the Lock Keeper is just across the road from Chesterfield Football Club & close to Tapton Lock Vistors Centre & Hardwick Hall & Gardens. We serve up a cracking menu of delicious pub classics - all at great value prices & served with a smile by our friendly team! Fun for all and all for fun! Our...
Lunar Lift-Off - Ashbourne
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Lunar Lift-Off - Ashbourne
Lunar Lift-off was created by a mother with the wants and needs of other mothers in mind! Come Play With Larry, Lottie and Lester the space dog. There are three separate play areas - babies, under and over 5's. As well as the play structure, there are various other toys for your child to enjoy - a train table, play kitchen, puzzles, books to...
Markeaton Park - Derby
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Markeaton Park - Derby
 Markeaton Park has over 207 acres of parkland and is one of Derby's largest parks attracting over one million visitors a year making it one of the most popular parks in the East Midlands. The Park offers a wide range of activities and attractions for people of all ages.
Matlock Bath Aquarium
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Matlock Bath Aquarium
Fascinating and fun for all the family. The former Victorian consulting rooms are now home to the Aquarium containing a selection of British and Tropical freshwater species. From Piranhas to Terrapins and many interesting fish from different regions of the world including the...
Matlock Bath Treasure Trail
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Matlock Bath Treasure Trail
Are you looking for something to do with family and friends or a fun day out with the kids in Matlock Bath? Then why not try the Matlock Bath Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore. As you follow the route, can you solve the clues to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunnit? Follow the Trail, solve the clues and see the sights!...
Matlock Farm Park
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Matlock Farm Park
Matlock Farm Park is set in part of a 600 acre working farm with pony trekking, loads of animals to see and interact with and all in all providing a great day out with variety activities for all the family. Here at Matlock Farm Park, we are open all year round and hope to give you a wonderful visit in the fresh air and tranquility of the...
Megazone Derby
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Megazone Derby
Megazone is the futuristic laser tag game played in a themed multi-level playing arena. Set in 4,000sq.ft. of labyrinth and maze, smoke swirls and eerie music pulsates, whilst super bright green lasers pierce the ultra-violet barren landscape. megazone is a fun and safe environment for anyone aged six and upwards. Younger children may enjoy the...
MFA Bowl Ilkeston
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MFA Bowl Ilkeston
Previously a 1st Bowl, the new and improved MFA Bowl Ilkeston offers16 lanes of addictive gameplay where when you use the ball rolling ramps and the pop up gutter guards even the youngest of the party stands a fighting chance!  Admission: Juniors from £4.40 Adults from £5.35    Opening Times: From 9am...
Midland Railway - Butterley
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Midland Railway - Butterley
Children's Leisure recommends you call the railway before setting off or check their website for train times etc! A Standard Gauge Railway Running Steam and Diesel Hauled Passenger Trains with a Museum Dedicated to the Midland Railway. Most trains depart from Butterley Station heading under the bridge and past the former goods yard. You then...
Moorways Pool - Derby
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Moorways Pool - Derby
Following customer consultation, Derby City Council are changing the pool timetables to improve the customer experience and meet the needs of the local community at Queen's Leisure Centre and Moorways Swimming Pool. The new pool timetables aim to increase the amount of quality water space available to new and existing customers and the pool...
NINE LADIES STONE CIRCLE
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NINE LADIES STONE CIRCLE
A small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. It is part of a complex of prehistoric circles and standing stones on Stanton Moor. PRICES ENTRY TITLE WITHOUT GIFT AID WITH GIFT AID Member - Join now Free          ...
Oak Lodge Open Farm & Shop - Foston
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Oak Lodge Open Farm & Shop - Foston
FREE ADMISSION   Visiting our open farm is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young & old to enjoy the living, vibrant countryside.   Take time to soak up the scenery, experience the smells of the farm yard and really get in touch with the land that feeds us. Discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer. As we have...
Peak Cavern - Devils Arse - Castleton
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Peak Cavern - Devils Arse - Castleton
Unravel the mysteries of the Devil’s Arse and step into the unique world of Peak Cavern. Unusual rock formations, the eerie sound of running water and echoes of a bygone age await you. Set in the middle of the picturesque Peak District, deep into the cliff is the Cavern’s imposing entrance chamber – the largest natural cave...
Peak District Lead Mining Museum
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Peak District Lead Mining Museum
The Museum houses thousands of items, relics of the lost lead industry, which are explained and interpreted in an imaginative and thought-provoking exhibition. These include hundreds of rock and mineral specimens from around the world. Interactive exhibits and climbing tunnels, provide something for the young and the young at heart. ...
Peak Llamas
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Peak Llamas
Stanley Moor Farm is nestled in the heart of the Peak District and has been our home since 2004. We’ve steadily built up our collection of animals, starting with a few hens and a couple of orphan lambs, and we’re now sharing our life with over 80 pets – oh, and 3 children! Admission: The Chatsworth Trek (A): ...
Peak Rail
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Peak Rail
Peak Rail welcomes you in 2016 to journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on our preserved railway, operating between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2 (Matlock Riverside only during January and February 2016) for a distance of 4 miles and open to the public throughout the year. Admission:2015 Prices: ...
Peveril Castle
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Peveril Castle
Perched high above the pretty village of Castleton, the castle offers breathtaking views of the Peak District. Founded soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066 by William Peverel, one of King William’s most trusted knights, it played an important role in guarding the Peak Forest area. When ‘Castle Peak’ (as it was known in the...
Planet Happy - Ripley
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Planet Happy - Ripley
We pride ourselves on being the best place to play!  We have an excellent reputation for friendly staff, good food and clean bright play facilities. Children smile, parents relax, and everyone has a good time here at Planet Happy. Parties are available at various time slots throughout the day.  We have several party packages...
Poole's Cavern
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Poole's Cavern
Poole's Cavern is open to visitors in all weather! Take a Journey beneath the earth with our expert guides, explore the vast limestone caverns and see how crystal stalactites and stalagmites have lined the chambers over millions of years. All beautifully illuminated with paved walkways and handrails throughout Back above ground explore the...
Queens Park Sports Centre
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Queens Park Sports Centre
Queen's Park Sports Centre offers the largest range of sporting and recreational opportunities under one roof in the area. If your aim is to improve your fitness, learn a new sport, come to a class or just come for a relaxing swim then the centre  has what you are looking for. The centre is centrally located in Queen's Park, easily...
Rapid Horizons
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Rapid Horizons
Rapid Horizons specialise in white water adventure activities. White water rafting being our main passion we also provide a range of exciting river adventure experiences. Admission: Tubing £25 per person Rafting and Kayaking £29 per person    Opening Times: Check online calendar for dates and times, booking...
Revolution House
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Revolution House
In 1688, three local noblemen, the Earl of Devonshire, the Earl of Danby and Mr John D'Arcy met at Whittington disguised as a hunting party, to begin planning their part in the overthrow of James II. A rainstorm sent them seeking shelter to the Cock and Pynot alehouse. Now known as Revolution House, it is a free public museum. There is a display...
Rollerworld - Derby
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Rollerworld - Derby
Rollerworld Derby, the best place for a family day out where children have fun while their parents relax or better yet why not join in the fun and burn some energy off at the same time. We have special events such as Salsa on a Monday between 7.35pm and 10.30pm and family night between 6pm and 10pm. For those who are new to skating we also hold...
Rosliston Forestry Centre
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Rosliston Forestry Centre
Discover Rosliston Forestry Centre. From quiet walks to action-packed family fun, uncover nature at its best. Enjoy tranquil peace or experience exhilarating outdoor activities, many of them free. Share a family day out. Match your mood… reflect the seasons. Rosliston’s mix of woodland and meadow, ponds and play areas offer the...
Royal Air Force Air Cadets 1401 (Alfreton & Ripley) Squadron
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Royal Air Force Air Cadets 1401 (Alfreton & Ripley) Squadron
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years. We're sponsored by the...
Scropton Riding For The Disabled
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Scropton Riding For The Disabled
Scropton Riding & Driving Centre welcomes riders & drivers of all standards, abilities and ages. Our excellent facilities, experienced staff and friendly atmosphere cater for riders and drivers from beginners to advanced.The Centre is the home of Scropton Ridingfor the Disabled, providing safe & enjoyable riding and driving activities...
Sector 7 Laser
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Sector 7 Laser
With plenty of fantastic bowling lanes, Tenpin Derby also has the fantastic Sector 7 laser arena which you can be transported into another world to shoot the invading aliens in an interactive arena full of laser lights.   Our family friendly environment is a great place to play, party and relax.  Fun on the bowling lanes is available...
Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills
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Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills
Sir Richard Arkwright’s 1783 Masson Mills at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England, are the finest surviving and best preserved example of an Arkwright cotton mill. Working textile museum illustrating Arkwright’s legacy. Shopping village, restaurant, conference centre and onsite parking facilities. Admission: Self guiding, no need...
Socatots Derbyshire
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Socatots Derbyshire
Socatots, the world’s first soccer play programme that is specifically designed for children aged 6 months to school age, is now running sessions throughout Derbyshire. Unlike many other soccer-specific sessions you may have heard of or been part o. Socatots is based on the fundamentals of Brazilian football, with children using specially...
Speedwell Cavern
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Speedwell Cavern
Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Peak District National Park and absorb the atmosphere as a watery silence echoes all around you. Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, high above the village of Castleton, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey. Descend the 105 steps...
Staunton Harold Reservoir
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Staunton Harold Reservoir
210 acre reservoir and visitor centre with wildflower meadow. Owned by Severn Trent Water, this 210 acre reservoir was built in 1964.  It has a visitor centre and wildflower meadow. You can enjoy bird watching, dinghy and sailboarding with the Staunton Harold Sailing Club
Steeple Grange Light Railway
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Steeple Grange Light Railway
Established in 1985, the Steeple Grange Light Railway is an 18-inch gauge line near Wirksworth in Derbyshire. It is built on the trackbed of a branch of the old Cromford and High Peak Railway, now the High Peak Trail. Motive power is provided by ex-industrial diesel, battery-electric and petrol locomotives, and passengers are carried in an old...
Strutts North Mill
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Strutts North Mill
Jedediah Strutt began building mills here from 1776. The original North Mill was completed in 1786 but was destroyed by fire in 1803. Its replacement, the present mill, was built in 1804 on the earlier mill's foundations by Jedediah's eldest son William Strutt and is one of the oldest surviving examples of an industrialised iron framed,...
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
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Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Two totally different experiences sitting side by side. The country home of the Lords Vernon, a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Be amazed by the grandeur of the Great Staircase and Long Gallery. The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something...
SUTTON SCARSDALE HALL
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SUTTON SCARSDALE HALL
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Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre - Swadlincote
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Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre - Swadlincote
Welcome to the Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre The centre is located in the heart of England with major cities such as Birmingham and Nottingham only a 40 minute drive away. It is open throughout the year for recreational Skiing, Snowboarding and Blading with lessons available for every standard. PRICING: Ski After School Club Single ski...
Temple Mine - Matlock Bath
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Temple Mine - Matlock Bath
Visit Temple Mine which was acquired by the ancient custom of 'Nicking'. The mine has been worked since 1922 for fluorite and lead ore and shows a variety of mining methods have been used. Temple Mine is a working 1920s lead and fluorspar mine, just across the road from the Museum. A guide will take you around the mine, providing an authentic...
Tenpin Derby
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Tenpin Derby
With plenty of fantastic bowling lanes, Tenpin Derby also has the fantastic Sector 7 laser arena which you can be transported into another world to shoot the invading aliens in an interactive arena full of laser lights. Our family friendly environment is a great place to play, party and relax. Fun on the bowling lanes is available for younger...

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The Bakewell Treasure Trail
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The Bakewell Treasure Trail
Can you solve the clues and find out where the jewels are hidden? Bakewell is a lovely Peak District market town famous for its puddings! The Trail will take you through Bakewell’s most scenic and historic areas including Castle Street, Bath Street and Bath Gardens and the impressive All Saints Church with its collection of Saxon Crosses....
The Bonnie Prince - Derby
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The Bonnie Prince - Derby
BAZZ AND JAZZ PLAY ZONE - Indoor Play Building OPENING TIMES     Sunday - Friday 12noon - 9pm. Saturday 12noon - 10pm. PARENT & TODDLERS     Monday - Friday 9am - 12noon & out of school holidays 1pm - 3pm for Under 5's. CHILDREN'S PARTIES     Playtime, food & party bag included from...
The Castlewood - Alfreton
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The Castlewood - Alfreton
FUN FACTORY Indoor Play Building - for children up to 4ft 9ins tall OPENING TIMES    Sunday - Thursday 12noon - 8pm. Friday & Saturday 12noon - 9pm. TOTS TIME    Wednesday 10.30am - 12noon. PARTY PACKAGES    Please ring for details on party packages. Private parties with exclusive use of Fun...
The Climbing Unit
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The Climbing Unit
We boast over 1100 sq metres of climbing, including both bouldering and roped climbing. Our wall is set in a prime location and is really easy to find, being just 400 metres off the Pentagon Island in Chaddesden. The Climbing Unit has been built with the user in mind. Environmental impact was a key consideration with our build. We’ve...
The Craft Studio
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The Craft Studio
Not just for children! Come along & spend a relaxing hour or two painting a piece of pottery of your choice. We have loads to choose from - mugs, jugs, plates, bowls, teapots, tea-light holders, money boxes & ornaments. We are happy to show you painting tips to ensure a professional finish, you don't have to be an artist to get great...
The Donnington Grand Prix & Military Collection
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The Donnington Grand Prix & Military Collection
THE DONINGTON GRAND PRIX COLLECTION IS, QUITE SIMPLY, THE LARGEST SHOWCASE OF GRAND PRIX RACING CARS IN THE WORLD NOW ALSO INCORPORATING THE WHEATCROFT MILITARY COLLECTION IN THE FIRST TWO HALLS. Four halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century, where visitors can get close to the cars...
The Eyam Treasure Trail
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The Eyam Treasure Trail
The Trail itself takes you past the Eyam museum as well as some small shops and tearooms. The route takes in most, if not all of the historically important aspects of the village. This Trail is especially suitable for young children with a thirst for historical knowledge - and grown ups will learn a thing or two as well. Admission: ...
The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre
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The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre
Ten Pin Bowling is something that all the family can do whatever your age and ability. It’s great fun and a fantastic way to forget the stress of the day and have some quality time with family and friends. Here at Genesis we have one of the region’s newest state of the art, fully equipped Qubica AMF International bowling alleys. ...
The Heights of Abraham
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The Heights of Abraham
Welcome to one of the Peak District’s oldest and most popular days out, an attraction where stunning natural beauty is matched by human achievement and the historic blends seamlessly with the futuristic. Since first opening its gates to visitors in 1780 the Heights of Abraham has remained one of the Peak District’s most popular...
The Jungle -  Chesterfield
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The Jungle - Chesterfield
Easy Tigers was established in 2004 by Claire and Neil Lindsey-Taylor out of frustration at the lack of quality and professional children's indoor play facilities in the country. Their work history has included management positions in quality and customer service, within product ranges from pharmaceuticals to photo processing. As parents and...
The Little Rascals Club - Ashbourne
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The Little Rascals Club - Ashbourne
Open Monday to Friday, 10.30 am to 4 pm. £3.00 per session, under-ones free. Bouncy castle, climb and slide, tents and tunnels, cars and bikes, trampolines, dressing up, baby toys.  Activities include : - Bouncy Castle - Cars & Bikes - Tents & Tunnels - Little Tikes Climbing frame & slide - Trampolines -...
The Painted Teapot
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The Painted Teapot
We are a pottery painting and Decopatch studio in Dronfield in between Sheffield and Chesterfield.We offer several fun activities such as pottery painting, decopatch,  babies hand or footprints, birthday parties and adult evenings. Admission: Studio fee of £3 per person painting of decopatching and then the cost of your pots...
The Pavilion Gardens
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The Pavilion Gardens
Pavilion Gardens is a wonderful historic venue situated in the heart of Buxton. Nestled within 23 acres of beautiful gardens, we are a natural hub for the many tourists that visit the town and a popular destination for members of the local community. As a family friendly destination, we pride ourselves on offering every visitor a thoroughly...
The Play Mill - Matlock
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The Play Mill - Matlock
With many years of experience as childminders, Di and Jane provide a safe and exciting place for children to play. There is plenty of free parking and and we regularly have visitors from Chesterfield, Derby, Buxton and Ashbourne. Our food kiosk at Black Rocks is now open weekends only, weather permitting. It  has a 5 star Food Hygiene...
The Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre
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The Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre
Royal Crown Derby china is known and collected throughout the world. The fine traditional skills have led to an international reputation for quality and creativity. The Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre has been created to provide an insight into the traditions, the history and the skills that go into making Royal Crown Derby so special. The...
Toys of Yesteryear
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Toys of Yesteryear
TOYS of YESTERYEAR is a fantastic collection of Vintage Toys from around the turn of the century (1900) to the mid 1970's. It takes you back to your childhood days and helps you to re-live your childhood memories. We have over 6000 toys on display. Some of them can be seen working. These working models include Meccano, Hornby, Steiff,...
Treak Cliff Cavern
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Treak Cliff Cavern
Treak Cliff Cavern is an underground wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils. It is also Home to Blue John Stone, a rare form of Fluorite with beautiful colours. Popular as an ornamental stone and mined for 300 years, one of the largest pieces ever found is still in situ called ‘The Pillar’. The Blue John...
Tree Tops Activity Centre
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Tree Tops Activity Centre
We have a 5-a-side all weather pitch. Perfect for football, cricket and range of other activities. We host a weekly indoor 8-a-side cricket league in winter, for more information, head on over to our Treetops. Admission: Over 3s £4.95 Under 3s £3.95 Check out Toddler Time, too!    Opening Times: Open 7 days...
TUBBY BEARS PLAY DEN - Derby
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TUBBY BEARS PLAY DEN - Derby
Tubby Bear’s Play Den is an indoor soft play centre for children and a relaxing place for adults too. The play frame is suitable for children up to 4’9”. It is an exciting and, in parts, challenging play frame based on three levels. The main feature is a three lane wavy slide All Day Cafe - Hot/Cold Snacks...
WACKY WAREHOUSE Dronfield The Chequers - Coal Aston
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WACKY WAREHOUSE Dronfield The Chequers - Coal Aston
WACKY WAREHOUSE (Indoor Play Building) OPENING TIMES    Monday - Friday 9.30am - 9pm. Saturday & Sunday 11.30am - 9pm. Last admissions are 30 minutes before closing. TOTS TIME    Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3pm. CHILDREN'S PARTIES    Available from  £6.99 per child - ring for full...
WACKY WAREHOUSE Sawley Plank & Leggit - Sawley
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WACKY WAREHOUSE Sawley Plank & Leggit - Sawley
WACKY WAREHOUSE (Indoor Play Building - for children up to 4ft 9ins tall) OPENING TIMES    Daily 9.30am - 9pm. As times may vary please ring to check before. TOTS TIME    Monday - Friday from 9.30am - 3pm Term time only. As times may vary please check before hand. PARTY PACKAGES    Available...
Wild Park Brailsford - Derby
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Wild Park Brailsford - Derby
Only 10 minutes from Derby and Ashbourne, Wild Park Brailsford is the Midlands Premier Paintball, Laser Tag and Quad Bike Trekking Centre. Established by Richard & Jenny Else in 1989, with day to day running recently passed to their three sons, Jake, Jody and Jamie, Wild Park Brailsford has built up an enviable reputation for professionalism...
Willow Tree Family Farm - Shirebrook
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Willow Tree Family Farm - Shirebrook
The activities of Willow Tree Family Farm are diverse, covering animal husbandry to Forest Schools, youth work to mentoring adults & children with low self-esteem and confidence. Known as a family attraction, a diamond on the outskirts of Shirebrook, Willow Tree Farm attracts hundreds of visitors each year. People come to enjoy Willow Tree...
WINGFIELD MANOR
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WINGFIELD MANOR
PRICES ENTRY TITLE WITHOUT GIFT AID WITH GIFT AID Member - Join now Free Free Adult £ 6.60 £6.90 Child (5-15 years) £ 4.00 £4.10 Concession tool-tip £ 5.90 £6.20 Family £ 17.20 £19.00 ABOUT GIFTAID The Gift Aid admission price includes a voluntary donation of 10%. Provided you have paid enough UK Income or Capital Gains Tax * (to cover all...
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Please browse our huge list of things to do in Derbyshire and The Peak District with the kids and family click through to view the other pages or better still pop in your postcode and find the nearest attraction to you!

Welcome to the beautiful county of Derbyshire home of the peak district so if you're looking for child-friendly ideas or where to take the kids, kids days out in this area and fun things to do with the kids in Derbyshire then we can help. We have loads to do with family pubs with kids play areas, indoor soft play areas, indoor play areas that leaves you to relax while the kids expend their energy. If you're into outdoor play areas and playgrounds then this is a good area for open air activities that are usually free and fun interactivity with other children.

If you're looking for aquariums to teach them about the seas and lake of the world we have them also. For heritage sites that host castles, stately homes or an informative visit to a
remembered museum and art gallery make it a knowledgeable encounter.
 

Children's clubs are plentiful in this county with access scouts and cubs to beavers or the brownies and older girl guides; then as they get older there are youth clubs, activity centres or air and Sea to Army Cadets!

We list children's entertainment in Derbyshire so if you are planning a birthday or a trip to the cinema or a theatrical occasion just browse our listings. For trips to petting zoos and animal farms with the children where they can interact with animals by petting and feeding or even get to ride them if allowed.

Derbyshire nature areas such as parks, and countryside walks and fell walks in the Peaks to keep the kids energetic. We have kids activities related to outdoor pursuits and sports such as swimming, ice skating, ten pin bowling and football centres. We list theme parks and Adventure Parks in Derbyshire. If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals, then we have them. Don't forget to look at the nearby counties of West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire to see what they can offer you. We have days out with the kids in Derbyshire in and near:- Alfreton, Belper, Bolsover, Buxton, Chesterfield, Creswell, Derby, Heanor, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Matlock, Pinxton, Ripley, Staveley, Swadlincote.

Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire. The northern part of Derbyshire overlaps with the Pennines, a famous chain of hills and mountains. The county contains part of the National Forest, and borders on Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.


Kids days out near Alfreton | Things to do near Belper | Fun days out near Bolsover  
Childrens attractions near Buxton | Kids entertainment near ChesterfieldActivities for toddlers near Derby
 Ideas for days out near Heanor Great days out near Ilkeston Stuff for kids near Long Eaton
Family fun near Matlock | Days out with the kids near Pinxton | Fun things to do near Ripley
Childrens attractions near Staveley | Kids attractions near Swadlincote
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