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Things To Do & Days Out near Buxton
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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
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.
The Pavilion Gardens (< 1 mile)
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!
Little Rascals (< 1 mile)
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.
Poole's Cavern (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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.
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park (5 miles)
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park From the giant otter to polecats and free-roaming deer, there's something for all the family at the Chestnut Centre. In beautiful grounds of the Derbyshire Peak district, with a stream running through the valley, home to four species of otter, owls, pine martens, foxes, Scottish wildcats, sika and...
Peak Llamas (7 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!
Blue-John Cavern and Mine (7 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.
Speedwell Cavern (7 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!
Treak Cliff Cavern (8 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".
Peak Cavern (8 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...
Jungle Monkey (8 miles)
Jungle Monkey Custom designed modern play system with 3m double Astro slide, nets, swing balls, clamber bridges, and all the usual favourites. Plus a separate interactive baby area.
Lyme Park (8 miles)
Lyme Park Adventure playground, medieval deer park, moorland and woodland estate to explore.
MAC Multi Activity Centre (9 miles)
MAC Multi Activity Centre is a multi-activity centre featuring a skating rink as well as table football, pool and more!
Macclesfield Superbowl (9 miles)
Macclesfield Superbowl is a family entertainment centre with 24 lanes of tenpin bowling, arcade area and food and bar area.
Laser Quest Macclesfield (9 miles)
Laser Quest Macclesfield Exhilarating laser tag in a 21st century battle zone for ages 6 and up. Stalk your opponents through an exciting labyrinth in this futuristic game.
The Eyam Treasure Trail (10 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?
Madrenaline (10 miles)
Madrenaline is an outdoor activity centre that offers: Segways and Segway Obstacle course; Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting; Archery; Sky Bow; Body Zorbing; Body Football; Sphereing plus Combo Kids and Activity Days Out!
Bakewell Old House Museum (10 miles)
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.
Baked Well Pottery Painting (10 miles)
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 Recreation Ground (10 miles)
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.
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Play Centre (10 miles)
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Play Centre is an indoor play centre in Poynton for children aged 0 to 11 years. We have a fun and challenging play frame, toddler area, go karts and sports pitch as well as a cafe area, disco room and party rooms!
The Bakewell Treasure Trail (10 miles)
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.
Rough n Tumble (11 miles)
Rough n Tumble Everything's been designed to stimulate and entertain all ages ranges from the wicked slides to sweet interactive light music beams! There are 3 huge play frames and loads of interactive equipment suitable for under 12s.
Rope Race Climbing and Activity Centre (11 miles)
Rope Race Climbing and Activity Centre Fun and exciting rock climbing and archery activities for anyone between the ages of 5 to 80 years! At our premier indoor climbing and activity centre.
Brookside Miniature Railway (11 miles)
Brookside Miniature Railway Superb train ride for families and enthusiasts. Authentic detail in near half-mile circuit through the beautiful gardens of a large garden centre. Authentic GWR station, full-size signal box and museum of railway relics.
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway (11 miles)
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway The lake railway uses miniature narrow gauge steam engines on its trains to give a scenic 3 mile return trip along the side of Rudyard Lake. Special family events at Bank holidays, children's parties and Santa trains in December. See website for details
Leaps and Bounds (12 miles)
Leaps and Bounds A fun, clean safe and friendly indoor soft play and party centre for children aged 0 to 9 years old. We also have an on-site café offering good quality freshly prepared food and drinks.
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool (12 miles)
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool Uniquely warm water for family swimming throughout the season from March to September. Playground and tennis facilities available.
Etherow Country Park (12 miles)
Etherow Country Park A lively area of riverside walks and woodlands that is a haven for wildlife. Great place to go with the family and to bring your dog. Sailing club, fishing and remote controlled boating available.
Glen Jakes Riding School (12 miles)
Glen Jakes Riding School offer outdoor fun riding lessons for everyone, we cater for children’s parties, Parties, Horse riding private and group lessons, Jumping competitions, Hacks and Walkouts for special requirements and learning difficulties, Stable Management Courses.
Let Loose Soft Play (12 miles)
Let Loose Soft Play A brand new play centre where you can relax in a great atmosphere while the kids play on the huge play frame. Serving fresh food all day as well as Illy Coffee. We even have Go Karting, Zorbing and our own Bouncy Castle! Babies have their own "Toddler Town" as well as a fully equipped Sensory Room.
Marple Centre Play and Train (12 miles)
Marple Centre Play and Train features a miniature railway making return trips around the grounds and away to a picnic site, a nice little indoor play facility and a selection of small animals to consider as well as the extensive garden centre itself! Choo-choose Marple!
Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground (13 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.
Chatsworth House (13 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!
Happy Potter (13 miles)
Happy Potter Happy Potter is a unique ceramic-painting cafe that will inspire and enchant you.
Wild Things (13 miles)
Wild Things Animal themed multi level adventure soft play with dedicated toddler zone and loads of fun features.
Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre (13 miles)
Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre is a riding school offering lots of horse riding opportunities for over 4s. On pony days you spend the day learning to look after our ponies and have fun. You can also celebrate your birthday here at our cafe with a riding party for all of your friends!
Alderley Edge (13 miles)
Alderley Edge Classic family hiking adventure. Walk the dramatic red sandstone escarpment of Alderley Edge, with views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. Explore woodland paths or walk to neighbouring Hare Hill Garden. Loads of wildlife to look out for!
Manor Park (13 miles)
Manor Park This popular Glossop Park has a large childrens play area and a miniature railway plus lots of sporting opportunities.
Whistle Stop Play Cafe (13 miles)
Whistle Stop Play Cafe Play centre with a 3 level play structure suitable for ages 6 months to 12 years with 3 slides, a ball pool with ball juggler and ball shower, a small football area, cannon and rope bridges and a separate padded toddler area with a baby sensory ball pool.
Bramhall Park (13 miles)
Bramhall Park A popular park of landscaped grounds, woodland and trails surrounding Bramall Hall, with a stream running through and large ponds. A fenced off smaller childrens play area and a larger childrens wooden climbing frame can be found adjacent to the picnic area.
Peak Wildlife Park (14 miles)
Peak Wildlife Park With numerous walk through exhibits, a splendid penguin zone with underwater viewing, outdoor play area including bouncy castle and loads extra encounters to choose from!
Biddulph Grange Garden (14 miles)
Biddulph Grange Garden Tunnels, winding paths, a Cheshire cottage that turns into an Egyptian tunnel, fish to feed, a Chinese temple, trees to discover and a new woodland walk to play in and explore.
Congleton Paddling Pool (14 miles)
Congleton Paddling Pool An outdoor pool for paddling and wading designed for under 11s and open in the summer months with an attendant and toilet facilities. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Awesome Walls Climbing Stockport (14 miles)
Awesome Walls Climbing Stockport Indoor rock climbing is a fun and enjoyable way to exercise and an excellent way to keep the kids fit and healthy. We have always strived to offer the best indoor climbing experience - friendly staff, interesting routes, centre cleanliness.
Run Of The Mill Indoor Play Centre (14 miles)
Run Of The Mill Indoor Play Centre The perfect place to visit if you care about cleanliness, great food and a safe, fun environment for the little ones! Our play areas are designed to stimulate, exercise and excite and there is something for all ages: from the tiniest tot up to 12!
Brooklyn Ceramics (14 miles)
Brooklyn Ceramics A unique and quirky pottery painting studio which appeals to all visitors. We have a great selection of pottery available to paint and we glaze and fire your creation in our kiln. We serve tea and coffee to our customers, and cakes and biscuits.
The Carrs Park (14 miles)
The Carrs Park Popular park following the Bollin River with a circular walk of around a mile, plenty of paddling opportunities and a well equipped playground for toddlers through to teens.
Congleton Museum (14 miles)
Congleton Museum Museum telling the story of Congleton and its locality through interactive exhibitions, touch screens and talking heads! The collections span over 4,000 years, from prehistory to WWII. Free to visit.