Sutton On Sea Beach (72 miles)
Sutton On Sea Beach
Traditional, sandy and has good swimming in Blue Flag awarded waters, with a Pleasure Garden nearby which includes crazy golf.
Central Beach Skegness (74 miles)
Central Beach Skegness
A popular seaside resort that caters for families with a fantastic pier, exciting rides at Fantasy Island as well as the seal sanctuary and indoor butterfly conservatory at Natureland.
Gullivers Kingdom (18 miles)
A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. All its rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.
Matlock Bath Aquarium (18 miles)
Matlock Bath Aquarium
From Piranahs to Terrapins. There is a large open pool which is fed by a thermal spring and illuminated at night containing common carp, mirror carp and koi carp. The fish may be fed by visitors with fish food obtained on the premises.
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park (37 miles)
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park boasts otters, 16 species of owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, buzzards, pine martens, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats and deer.
Matlock Farm Park (21 miles)
Matlock Farm Park
- is set in part of a 600 acre working farm, providing a great day out with varied activities for all the family. the park has a varied selection of animals to see including llamas, goats, peacocks and red deer to name a few.
Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground (25 miles)
Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground
The famous garden contains spectacular waterworks and you are welcome to walk, picnic and play here and in the surrounding park. The farmyard and adventure playground welcomes young visitors and families and has special activities throughout the season.
Castle Donington College Pool (4 miles)
Queens Park Sports Centre (24 miles)
Queens Park Sports Centre
Ride the hipper dipper waterslide 185ft long (bigger than your average flume). Plus 33m pool with diving area for 1, 3 and 5m boards. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool (32 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit (4 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit
Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit. Children up to 4ft 9ins tall are welcome to try out the Wacky Indoor Playcentre with its safe modern games and equipmen, perfect for the ankle biters to let of steam of an afternoon.
Hickory Dickory's Playhouse (5 miles)
Hickory Dickory's Playhouse
The provision of unparalleled indoor children's adventure play and party centres that are spacious, high quality, stylish and as attractive to adults as they are exciting and fun to children. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids
Crazy Crocodiles Indoor Play Centre (7 miles)
Crazy Crocodiles Indoor Play Centre
is a family friendly indoor play and party centre which serves great coffee and fab food at affordable prices. Children can run off excess energy on our two tier play frame under your watchful eye. We also have a soft baby area and toddler play area for the younger ones.
Chucklebutties (10 miles)
With the exciting playframe, separate baby area and activity sessions every weekday at 11am and 2pm, there's always plenty to keep babies to 10 year olds entertained!
Planet Happy (11 miles)
offers a multi level multi colour adventure climbing maze full of classic soft play features plus a designated toddler area, kids' activity sessions and classes.
Jangala (12 miles)
offer multi level modern indoor adventure play with dedicated toddler section, football pitch, Wii room, free WiFi and large cafe with big sofas!
Jungle Madness (13 miles)
Let the children enjoy themselves in the soft play area, which includes a 3 storey climbing structure with astra slide, ball pit, spiders catch, sky glide and much more.
Lunar Lift-Off (16 miles)
Space themed play structure with other toys and features to entertain set in age appropriate sections. Also do Lunar Tag!
The Play Mill (17 miles)
The Play Mill
is an indoor play centre for children under 9yrs or 4ft tall. We have a climbing frame with a twin lane bumpy slide, a huge sandpit with sit on diggers and sand toys, an enclosed padded area for the under 3s and various sized sit and ride toys.
Little Rascals (33 miles)
Indoor soft play centre and party venue. We offer dedicated play areas for babies, toddlers and juniors aged 0-10 years.
Our parties have been designed specifically with children and their parents in mind. Children play for 1 hour 20 mins and are then given 40 minutes to enjoy their food.
Elvaston Castle (< 1 mile)
The first county park in England, this has been gently entertaining and thoroughly inspiring young families for forty years. Interesting walks and gorgeous architecture, an interesting half day's worth.
Temple Mine (17 miles)
Discover for yourself the network of tunnels that exist under your feet and wonder at the crystals glistening in the walls.
The Heights of Abraham (18 miles)
The Heights of Abraham
Explore a unique Hilltop Park via a thrilling Cable Car ride. Once at the Summit enjoy going underground on tours of two Show Caverns. In the Exhibitions get to touch a dinosaur fossil and see video shows, then burn off energy on the 2 play areas!
Poole's Cavern (33 miles)
found deep beneath the limestone hills on the edge of the historic Derbyshire spa town of Buxton. This secret underground world once echoed to the sound of a glacial river that scoured the rock for millions of years.
Peak Cavern (35 miles)
The spectacular entrance is the largest to any cave in Britain. See rope making, the remains of an underground village and find out why it is called "The Devil's Arse"! Guided tours suitable for all ages. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids
Treak Cliff Cavern (35 miles)
Treak Cliff Cavern
- an underground wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils. Home to Blue John Stone. The tour takes you to see Aladdin's Cave, Fairyland and the Dream Cave. The most famous formation is "The Stork". Events include an Easter Egg Hunt and at Christmas "Carols by Candlelight"
Speedwell Cavern (36 miles)
Speedwell Cavern – an incredible underground journey by boat! Descend 105 steps to an underground canal. Take a boat trip to visit the cathedral like cavern and see the “Bottomless Pit” – a huge subterranean lake. Great idea if you're looking for family days out in Derbyshire.
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre (11 miles)
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre
A large leisure facility and dry ski slope providing Skiing, Snowboarding, Toboggan and Sno-Tubing with a fully licensed bar and restaurant. Kids must be over 4 to take part in activities.
Rollerworld of Derby (5 miles)
Rollerworld of Derby
The biggest maple floored rink in the UK with capacity for up to 3000 - with Family Nights and Learn to Skate sessions. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids
Tree Tops Activity Centre (12 miles)
Tree Tops Activity Centre
Multi level treehouse themed adventure soft play with all the bright and clean fun features you'd expect, plus toddler area, jungle themed party room and bookable sports court.
Wild Park Brailsford (10 miles)
Wild Park Brailsford
Strictly for the over 8s (the older they are the more they can do, here) this offers off road quad biking, laser tag and well protected paint-balling.
Carsington Water (16 miles)
Offering a wealth of outdoor activities,
restaurant facilities and leisure opportunities,
this is the ideal destination for the active family.
Go Ape! Buxton (33 miles)
Go Ape! Buxton
Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Tenpin Derby (4 miles)
is a bowling centre located in the Foresters Leisure Park near Osmaston Park. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, 5 American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
1st Bowl Ilkeston (6 miles)
1st Bowl Ilkeston
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre (14 miles)
The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre
As well as AMF Tenpin Bowling facilities they also have their themed Atlantis Indoor soft play centre for kids, a Sports Hall for local groups and individuals to hire and Community rooms.
Chesterfield Bowl (23 miles)
16 lane bowling centre - including glow in the dark bowling at selected times at weekends. Kids love bowling, well worth a go if you haven't tried it.
Avago Karting Chesterfield (26 miles)
Avago Karting Chesterfield
Minimum age 8 and height 4ft3. This is an Indoor circuit with an overall length of 300 metres. They have junior and cadet driving options for younger karters.
Eyam Treasure Trail (30 miles)
Eyam Treasure Trail
A fantastically fun way to get out and explore the historic plague village of Derbyshire. Kids will get an understanding of history whilst solving the mystery of the lost treasure from days gone by. Adults get to share and help them in their learning and fun.
Midland Railway Centre (12 miles)
Midland Railway Centre
It’s a day out for the whole family with model/miniature railways and a country park as well as heritage steam and diesel locomotives operating and a host of other attractions. Sometimes you can see special visitors, be it Thomas the Tank Engine, a vintage Steam or historic Diesel Loco.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Elvaston with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Derbyshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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