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Things To Do & Days Out near Bakewell
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Bakewell Recreation Ground (< 1 mile)
Bakewell Recreation Ground Located in just over 5 hectares of space, this park has a modern and recently upgraded play area including splash pads for water based fun in the summer plus football pitches, croquet lawns, a cricket square, a multi-use games area, and a pavilion.
The Bakewell Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Bakewell Treasure Trail A great way to get the whole family out exploring Bakewell as you follow the Trail, solve the clues and see the sights on this self-guided treasure hunt walk.
Baked Well Pottery Painting (< 1 mile)
Baked Well Pottery Painting This is the perfect place to relax, create and enjoy painting your own ceramic item. An ideal activity for children, adults, birthday parties, rainy days and sunny days. Choose from over 120 ceramic items and a selection of 30 colours to create a master piece or a simple handprint.
Bakewell Old House Museum (< 1 mile)
Bakewell Old House Museum is a characterful Tudor house. There are items to touch and handle, an award winning RAT trail, quizzes, games and toys to play with in the courtyard, and a fun dress up rail and Victorian dolls house.
Chatsworth House (3 miles)
Chatsworth House Grand house, splendid gardens and a working farm, all of which can be explored with a variety of buggy and trailer tours showing you the highlights of grounds and helping you get around! Loads of animal handling activities and more!
Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground (3 miles)
Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground The famous garden contains spectacular waterworks, picnic and play areas. The farmyard and adventure playground welcomes young visitors and families and has special activities throughout the season.
Rapid Horizons (5 miles)
Rapid Horizons A family friendly place offering river Rafting and Tubing for kids aged 14 and above, plus , kayaking (including tandem), for kids aged 6 and older, along the river Derwent. Tours led by qualified staff.
The Eyam Treasure Trail (5 miles)
The Eyam Treasure Trail Explore Eyam with a self guided Treasure Trail. Suitable for all ages can you and the kids follow the Trail and answer the sneaky clues to this themed Treasure Hunt walk?
Peak Llamas (6 miles)
Peak Llamas Llama trekking in the Peak District is the ideal way to spend a day out with a difference. These graceful animals are the perfect walking companion, and they can carry your bags for you too!
Matlock Farm Park (6 miles)
Matlock Farm Park is set in part of a 600 acre working farm, providing a varied selection of animals to see plus new mascot Mr Doodle Doo to meet! Kids will also enjoy the adventure playground and the go kart track!
Peak Rail (7 miles)
Peak Rail Welcomes you to journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on their preserved railway.
Ashbourne Recreation Ground (7 miles)
Ashbourne Recreation Ground offers a fun recreation ground that has 2 sports pavilions, a cricket pitch, 2 football pitches, junior football and rugby pitches, plus a bowling green and a great children’s play area which includes a new set of interactive splash pads! Free to visit, too!
Hall Leys Park (7 miles)
Hall Leys Park A great park in the heart of Matlock with bowling greens, children’s boating lake, interactive play area, miniature railway and a skateboard park. There are also tennis courts and a putting green. Free to visit.
Matlock Bath Treasure Trail (7 miles)
Matlock Bath Treasure Trail Discover the delights of Matlock Bath as you solve this self-guided mystery themed Trail. Follow the Trail, Solve the Clues, See the Sights!
The Heights of Abraham (7 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!
Matlock Bath Aquarium (8 miles)
Matlock Bath Aquarium offer a weird and exciting mix of public aquarium plus thermal carp pool, creepy petrifying well, shiny gemstone and fossil display, vintage chinaware collection, regional history exhibition and one of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe!
Temple Mine (8 miles)
Temple Mine Explore the crawl through mock up tunnels in the museum then head over the road and under the ground for a guided tour of the real thing! Fun, educational and immersive this pair of matched attractions will fill your day nicely and stick in the mind.
Peak District Lead Mining Museum (8 miles)
Peak District Lead Mining Museum Discover the history of lead mining in the Peak District and how it has shaped the landscape since Roman times. Interactive exhibits and climbing tunnels for the kids. Lots or relics to see, plus hundreds of rock and mineral specimens.
Curious About The Matlocks (8 miles)
Curious About The Matlocks Discover Matlock Bath and Matlock in a different way: our two unique treasure hunt style walks will keep everyone amused and entertained. Answer clues, match pictures, and read stories which tell you more. Buy online then get Curious About The Matlocks in your own time.
The Play Mill (8 miles)
The Play Mill is an indoor play centre for children under 8yrs 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.
Nerf Zone (8 miles)
Nerf Zone is an indoor attraction for children aged 6 and over. Sharpen your aim in the target range and then put your skills to the test in our battle arena.
Gullivers Kingdom (8 miles)
Gullivers Kingdom A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of 2 and 13. Discover roller-coasters, indoor play areas, shows and unique attractions.
Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills (8 miles)
Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills Experience the atmosphere of a working 18th century cotton mill. Self guided and fully guided tours available, plus half day experiences. Full of authentic working textile machinery and the largest bobbin collection in the world!
Tree Top Tumble (8 miles)
Tree Top Tumble Indoor play area for ages 6 years and under, includes Soft play area, mini race track with go karts, children’s rides, wendy house, toys, television and dvds. Only £1 per child, unlimited play.
Steeple Grange Light Railway (8 miles)
Steeple Grange Light Railway When you visit the railway you can enjoy a unique train ride through dramatic limestone scenery, discover fossils and wild flowers, learn about the railway and stare at the vintage rolling stock!
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool (8 miles)
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool Uniquely warm water for family swimming throughout the season from March to September. Playground and tennis facilities available.
Lea Green Centre (9 miles)
Lea Green Centre is an outdoor activity centre with accommodation located in a 25 acre countryside site in the heart of Derbyshire. Join us for outdoor activities, indoor soft play and accessible activities for children with additional needs.
Little Rascals (10 miles)
Little Rascals Indoor soft play centre and party venue. We offer dedicated play areas for babies, toddlers and juniors aged 0 to 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.
Queens Park (10 miles)
Queens Park Boasting boating lake, miniature railway, huge adventure playground, cricket facilities and plenty of open space for traditional family games.
Queens Park Sports Centre (10 miles)
Queens Park Sports Centre Queen's Park Sports Centre has an 80 station fitness suite, 8-court multi-functional sports hall suitable for a large range of activities such as; badminton, table tennis, five-a-side football, bowls and indoor cricket, as well as facilities for hosting sports events or for private hire. There are two...
Peak Cavern (10 miles)
Peak Cavern 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...
Chesterfield Bowl (10 miles)
Chesterfield Bowl 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.
Carsington Sports and Leisure (10 miles)
Carsington Sports and Leisure Try stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking in taster sessions, with proper tuition or out on your own for the semi pros! Plus comprehensive cycle hire and tracks along with orienteering and summer holiday events. Cool!
The Jungle (10 miles)
The Jungle A spacious indoor play facility with slides, tunnels and squashy assault course style features spread over several large floors. Their toddler zone is pretty good too and they also offer a toddler session with extra activities. Smalls rule ok!
The Painted Teapot (10 miles)
The Painted Teapot is the perfect day out to fuel your creative juices. An amazing venue for a family fun filled afternoon out and perfect for all ages from aged 1 to 100. The fabulous staff will be on hand to help you with hints, tips and inspiration for you to create your masterpiece, which will be glazed and fired ready to...
Speedwell Cavern (10 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!
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (11 miles)
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Discover the geology, archaeology and history of the Peak District through seven time zones, and experience the Wonders of the Peak Time Tunnel in this great museum and gallery that is free to visit.
Cliffe Park (11 miles)
Cliffe Park Popular with families this park has plenty of space and a large play area with traditional equipment plus an enclosed sand pit area, table tennis table, crazy golf and an internet cafe.
Treak Cliff Cavern (11 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".
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet (11 miles)
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Families can get hands on with history in their new interactive galleries: All About Abbeydale and The Works! Plus a wide range of fun crafts and skills activities at events throughout the year.
Blue-John Cavern and Mine (11 miles)
Blue-John Cavern and Mine Steeped in history and old mining equipment is on view inside the cavern. Guided tours are conducted through the cave system at short regular intervals. Each tour lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour during which time a series of magnificent natural water-worn caverns are seen.
Poole's Cavern (11 miles)
Poole's Cavern Discover an amazing hidden world of crystals, history and legend deep underground at Buxton's Poole's Cavern. Family friendly guided tours through the vast underground chambers, the home of cave dwellers. Also explore the beautiful woodland trails of Buxton Country Park.
Go Ape Buxton (11 miles)
Go Ape Buxton The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Chuckles Play Centre (11 miles)
Chuckles Play Centre Indoor play centre with bouncy castles and ride-ons for kids aged under 10 years and with a separate enclosed area for toddlers under 2 years. Plus disco room!
The Pavilion Gardens (11 miles)
The Pavilion Gardens Here we pride ourselves in providing a fun, family friendly environment. Whether you fancy a ride on the miniature train, spending the day playing on our toddler park or adventure playground, even if it’s just feeding the ducks whilst enjoying an ice cream!
Wacky Warehouse - Chequers (11 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Chequers offering their recognised standard of indoor play with main and infant frames, craft sessions and free wifi.
Crich Tramway Village (11 miles)
Crich Tramway Village Step aboard a vintage tram and travel back in time along a recreated village street complete with working pub. Explore fascinating exhibitions and watch trams being restored from the Workshop Viewing Gallery. Children's playground, tea rooms, shops, and Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail.
Millhouses Park (11 miles)
Millhouses Park 13 hectares of Green Flag Award Winning parkland with Splash! Water Play, Skate Park, Boating Lake, plus large play park, riverside, woodland and plenty of space to run around. Open all year and free to visit.
Weston Park (12 miles)
Weston Park A family friendly museum where kids are free to roam. Explore trail for under 4s plus Family Trails available. Special events and creative activities held each month. Free to visit.
Ecclesall Woods (12 miles)
Ecclesall Woods An oasis of woodland calm in the city with pelnty of paths and bridleways to explore. Local Nature Reserve that also contains historic monuments and other heritage features.