Peak Rail | Day Out With The Kids

Peak Rail

Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Peak Rail welcomes your family to journey back (baaack) to a bygone age and experience the historic thrill of steam and diesel on their preserved railway! Operating between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2, it's a decent distance of 4 miles and it's perfect for a short ride with the smalls. It's open throughout the year plus from May to September the picnic area will be open. For people with disabilities they have a special adapted carriage which is fully accessible for wheelchair uses.

At the Darley Dale Station the waiting facilities feature railway books and books for pre-school children, plus a selection of DVDs. Right beside this is their small museum with an exhibition artistically charting the history of the former Midland line that ran between Matlock and Rowsley. There is a selection of nostalgic old photographs, vintage artefacts, original posters, interesting items of memorabilia and various historic documents on display. More than enough to satisfy a casual interest but also a big bonus for true train enthusiasts who'll appreciate what they're seeing!

At Rowsley South Station there's a buffet in the station serving hot and cold snacks, but also the peak rail picnic area - so it's up to you! Plus certain days between April to September you can get ice creams etc from The Break Van. With limited opening it's not worth depending on unless you plan carefully, but a nice treat should it happen to coincide!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Matlock Station, Station Yard, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NA, England


Click here to visit Peak Rail's website
01629 580381

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults: £9.50
Kids (3-15): £4.50
Under 3's: Free
Concessions: £8.00
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £30.50

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