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Family Days Out near to Chesterfield
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Fuzzy Eds Fun House at The Hobby Horse (< 1 mile)
Chesterfield
Fuzzy Eds Fun House at The Hobby Horse This separate play space next to the Hobby Horse pub offers a play structure, games and play equipment for children under 4ft 9 inches tall and has dedicated Tots Time for preschool children and babies too.
Queens Park Sports Centre (< 1 mile)
Chesterfield
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
Queens Park (< 1 mile)
Chesterfield
Queens Park Boasting boating lake, miniature railway, huge adventure playground, cricket facilities and plenty of open space for traditional family games.
Chesterfield Bowl (1 miles)
Chesterfield
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.
The Jungle (2 miles)
Chesterfield
The Jungle - has a three level soft play centre, mini football pitch, with HUUUUGGE slides and plenty of party rooms.
Cliffe Park (4 miles)
Dronfield
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.
The Painted Teapot (5 miles)
Dronfield
The Painted Teapot The Painted Teapot is the perfect day out to fuel your creative juices. We are an amazing venue for a family fun filled afternoon out and perfect for all ages from aged 1 to 100. Our fabulous staff will be on hand to help you with hints, tips and inspiration for you to create your masterpiece, which will be...
Chuckles Play Centre (5 miles)
Chesterfield
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Chequers (5 miles)
Dronfield
Wacky Warehouse - Chequers offering their recognised standard of indoor play with main and infant frames, craft sessions and free wifi.
Matlock Farm Park (7 miles)
Matlock
Matlock Farm Park is set in part of a 600 acre working farm, providing a varied selection of animals to see including llamas, goats, peacocks and red deer. Kids will also enjoy the adventure playground and the go kart track!
Kidz Kingdom Play and Party Centre (7 miles)
Sheffield
Kidz Kingdom Play and Party Centre Offers indoor and outdoor play with multi level play structures, interactive play features and classic activities from climbing and sliding to tunnelling through the ball pit. Dedicated baby area.
Runaround Play Centre (7 miles)
Sheffield
Runaround Play Centre A fantastic playcentre for kids complete with large play frame, 4 lane Astra Slide, Spiral Slide, Ball Cannons, Large Sports Arena, Traverse Climbing Wall and separate Toddlers Area with interactive touch screen TV and ball fountain.
Budding Picassos Ceramic Cafe (7 miles)
Sheffield
Budding Picassos Ceramic Cafe is a bright and airy paint your own pottery studio in Sheffield. We have lots of great gadgets and tools, and friendly, helpful staff to make creating your own ceramic masterpiece easy! We have also been told we serve the best hot chocolate ever!
Graves Park (8 miles)
Sheffield
Graves Park Something for everyone including ancient woodland, playgrounds, sports fields, cafe, tennis courts, lakes, golf course and a cricket oval. Perhaps Graves Park’s greatest asset is its Animal Farm, home to Highland Cattle, Sheep, Donkeys, Goats, Pigs, Deer, Ducks, Chickens, Rabbits, Chinchillas and more.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet (8 miles)
Sheffield
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works. Complete the activity trail to catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. Also close by is Abbeydale Miniature Railway.
Millhouses Park (8 miles)
Sheffield
Millhouses Park 13 hectares of Green Flag Award Winning parkland with Splash! Water Play plus large play park, riverside, woodland and plenty of space to run around.
Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground (8 miles)
Bakewell
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.
The Climbing Works (8 miles)
Sheffield
The Climbing Works Europe's biggest and best dedicated bouldering centre with a dedicated kid's bouldering facility called The Mini Works. Climbing classes for children, beginners and improvers. Good idea if you're looking for fun family days out in S.Yorkshire.
Derbyshire Pony Trekking (8 miles)
Mansfield
Derbyshire Pony Trekking is a complete off road Pony Trekking Centre. All Weather riding all year round, even in the snow! Disabled customers catered for, Treks suitable for all levels of rider available, We cater for ages 4 upwards.
The Play Arena (8 miles)
Sheffield
The Play Arena An exciting family entertainment centre with a wide range of activities which will appeal to the whole family, from babies to adults, whatever the weather. At 18,000 square feet the venue is the largest in Sheffield. There is both indoor and outdoor play equipment.
Steeple Grange Light Railway (8 miles)
Wirksworth
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!
Playtime (8 miles)
Sheffield
Playtime Play centre with a 3 tier play structure, slides, a spooky maze, ball pools and an indoor bouncy castle plus a cafe and exclusive parties a speciality.
Rother Valley Country Park (9 miles)
Sheffield
Rother Valley Country Park Country Park with land and water activities for all ages and abilities. Events all year. Activity centre offering; family rowing and pedal boats, water zorbing, sailing, windsurfing, canoes, single scull rowing boats, cycle hire and archery for groups. For refreshments bring your own picnic, eat in the cafe...
Norfolk Heritage Park (9 miles)
Sheffield
Norfolk Heritage Park 30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, and the Centre in The Park with a Cafe.
Highfield Adventure Playground (9 miles)
Sheffield
Highfield Adventure Playground is a staffed sandy playground with big play equipment, loose parts to create with and little stuff for the littlies. There are also indoor activities like arts and crafts, pool and table tennis.
Peak Rail (9 miles)
Matlock
Peak Rail Welcomes you to journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on their preserved railway.
Fastlane Bowl (9 miles)
Sheffield
Fastlane Bowl Eleven lane bowling centre with a licensed bar and food served all day.
Aston Springs Farm (9 miles)
Sheffield
Aston Springs Farm - is a farm which includes a farm trail with animals such as pigs, goats, deer, alpacas and donkeys. A farm shop sells produce reared on the farm and a family restaurant serves it too.
Happy Monsters Play and Party (9 miles)
Sheffield
Happy Monsters Play and Party is an indoor soft play centre, providing a stimulating environment for children of ages 0 to 10 with separate play areas for under and over 4s. Our cafe serves freshly prepared meals and snacks, barista coffee and yummy cake.
The Edge Climbing Centre (9 miles)
Sheffield
The Edge Climbing Centre An ideal way to get children interested in an adventure sport and a great and exciting way to exercise with the family. It's all set in a friendly environment and there is something for everyone from 7 years and up.
Skate Central of Sheffield (9 miles)
Sheffield
Skate Central of Sheffield Why not go and visit the rink that still maintains good old-fashioned family values? Varied sessions, extra sessions during school holidays.
Creswell Crags (9 miles)
Worksop
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Great idea for family days out in Nottinghamshire.
Endcliffe Park (9 miles)
Sheffield
Endcliffe Park 15 hectares of open space, woodland, ponds and river with a large play park to boot make this a popular family day out.
Matlock Bath Treasure Trail (10 miles)
Matlock Bath
Matlock Bath Treasure Trail Is a walking trail with a ‘whodunit’ mystery to solve. Set in the town of Matlock Bath, you have clues to solve and suspects to eliminate from a dastardly crime. Become a detective for the day.
The Kurburgring (10 miles)
Huthwaite
The Kurburgring A unique venue offering a definitively outdoor karting experience indoors. They run junior sessions for kids over 8, adults karts for over 14s.
Planet Pot (10 miles)
Sheffield
Planet Pot Pottery painting for both children and adults. Come and paint from our great selection from Cup Cakes to Plates, Egg Cups to cereal bowls. You can bring your own food or enjoy some of the buns and hot drinks we have on offer.
Ponds Forge (10 miles)
Sheffield
Ponds Forge Come down and make a splash at Ponds Forge leisure pool! Whizz through the 2 flumes, float along the lazy river or jump through the big waves. There is also a smaller fun pool, for parent and toddler swimming!
The Asylum Skatepark (10 miles)
Huthwaite
The Asylum Skatepark - is a clean, family friendly indoor skate park (14,000sq ft) catering for all sports, ages and abilities. Cafe available on site providing fresh home cooked meals.
The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre (10 miles)
Alfreton
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.
Matlock Bath Aquarium (10 miles)
Matlock Bath
Matlock Bath Aquarium offer a rather eclectic mix of public aquarium plus thermal carp pool, petrifying well, gemstone and fossil display, vintage chinaware collection, regional history exhibition and one of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe!
Megakidz Indoor Play Centre (10 miles)
Sheffield
Megakidz Indoor Play Centre are well known for our friendly atmosphere, relaxing environment and excellent facilities for both parents and their under 8s. It's a place where your cheeky monkeys can run wild!
Lammas Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Sutton in Ashfield
Lammas Leisure Centre Family friendly ice skating rink with loads of other sporting opportunities besides within the leisure centre. Great fun for all ages and good for bonding while you watch mum and dad fall over.
Curious About Sheffield (10 miles)
Sheffield
Curious About Sheffield is a unique experience: 2 treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this historic ‘steel’ city. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Gullivers Kingdom (10 miles)
Matlock Bath
Gullivers Kingdom 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.
Quasar Sheffield (10 miles)
Sheffield
Quasar Sheffield Painless bruiseless laser tag, the gentler way to get the thrills of shoot 'em ups in a live action role play setting.
Gullivers SpyZone (10 miles)
Matlock Baths
Gullivers SpyZone Base-camp for budding secret agents offering fun, adventure and action packed challenges on a unique journey of discovery and surprise!
Gullivers NerfZone (10 miles)
Matlock Baths
Gullivers NerfZone Indoor attraction where kids can enjoy NERF blaster fun in a purpose built environment.
The Heights of Abraham (10 miles)
Matlock Bath
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!
Temple Mine (10 miles)
Matlock Bath
Temple Mine Discover for yourself the network of tunnels that exist under your feet and wonder at the crystals glistening in the walls.
Weston Park Museum (10 miles)
Sheffield
Weston Park Museum Children and adults will love the animated new displays, specially designed to delight even our littlest explorers. From Egyptian Mummies, to a traditional butchers shop. From Snowy the polar bear, to living ants and bees. The citys amazing collections of beautiful, varied and unusual treasures will be...

Thanks for all the great things to do in Chesterfield 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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