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Attraction Information

Welcome, families! Are you looking for a unique and memorable day out? Look no further than Crich Tramway Village! Nestled in the heart of Derbyshire, this charming attraction offers a delightful blend of history, fun, and adventure, making it an ideal destination for families of all ages.

You can travel back in time with Crich Tramway Village and take a ride on a vintage tram! While it runs alongside a period street and climbs up a mile and a half of track, your little ones will be left memorised by the beautiful views.

The Trams

Every day you can enjoy historic tram rides that regularly depart from town end.

Tram depots include Terminus Town End, Stephenson Place, Victoria Park, Wakebridge, Glory Mine and many more! This family attraction will have you enjoying a captivating journey into history as you learn all about the historic trams. 

Head to The Great Exhibition Hall, where you can find loads of static trams detailing the Century of Trams, from horse-drawn to electric.

You can also bring your furry friends on board, but only dogs on leads. 

Period Village

You'll also be transported to a bygone era. The beautifully restored trams, dating from the early 1900s to the 1960s, aren't just museum pieces; they're fully operational! Families can hop on and off different trams, experiencing a piece of living history as they ride along the scenic mile-long track.

Throughout the year, the village hosts exciting events like Easter celebrations, Halloween spookiness, and magical Christmas experiences. These seasonal touches add an extra layer of excitement to family visits.

Stunning Scenery

A family day isn't complete without some outdoor fun, which is why Crich Tramway Village is the ideal exploration. Spread over 60 acres, the village offers plenty of space for children to explore and play.

Families can admire the spectacular views as they explore the fascinating Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail. You can wind your way back to the village or remain on the tram and be dropped off outside The Red Lion Pub and Tearooms before visiting the fascinating Workshop Viewing Gallery.

Enjoy stunning views of Derwent Valley and the Derbyshire Countryside, as you're surrounded by beautiful nature. Discover the Giant Wood Ant, the Green Man and even the restored Victorian horse cabmen's shelter at the Wakebridge tram stop. 

The footpath has been resurfaced too, so it's more accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs too!

There are also picnic areas and outdoor play areas to keep the children entertained.

Educational and Fun

Crich Tramway Village is more than just a fun day out. It's a fantastic educational experience too.

The interactive exhibits and knowledgeable staff provide insights into the history of trams and public transport. Kids and adults alike will love learning about how trams transformed cities and the lives of ordinary people.

Food & Drink

With a range of dining options, you'll find something to satisfy everyone's appetite.

The tearooms offer delicious homemade cakes and meals, while the picnic areas are perfect for those who prefer to bring their own food.

Why We Think Families Love Crich Tramway Village

Accessible and Welcoming: The village is designed to be accessible for families with young children, as well as those with mobility issues. Stroller-friendly paths, accessible trams, and attentive staff ensure a comfortable experience for everyone.

A Day Out With a Difference: Unlike typical theme parks, Crich Tramway Village offers a unique mix of education, history, and fun. It's a place where families can enjoy quality time together in a relaxed and engaging environment.

Value for Money: With one admission fee covering all rides and most attractions, families can enjoy a full day of entertainment without any hidden costs. The village also offers a 'return ticket' system, allowing you to visit again for free within a year – a fantastic deal for families.

- Enjoy a vintage electric tram ride

- Home to the National Tramway Museum

- Experience Periodic Exhibitions

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Sculpture Trail and Woodland

Wander through the scenic woodland and discover the sculpture trail! Accessible to all.

Period Street

Step back in time and explore a periodic street, with recreated buildings.

Vintage trams

Ride on a wide collection of vintage trams on your family day out!

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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 10:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday, 10:00 - 17:30
  • Wednesday, 10:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday, 10:00 - 17:30
  • Friday, 10:00 - 17:30
  • Saturday, 10:00 - 17:30
  • Sunday, 10:00 - 17:30

Spring Season

9th March - 29th July 2024

Summer Season

26th July - 1st September 2024

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-15) : £14.00
  • Adult (17-18+) : £23.00

Seniors £23.00

Family (2 adults/3 children) £52.00

Disabled Visitors

Adult £17.00

Child (4-15) £12.00

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Plan Your Visit


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Yes, there is parking.

There is free parking on-site, as well as 2 electric charging points.

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Contact Details

Cromford Road, Matlock

Tel: 01773854321

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