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Derbyshire School Holidays 2019: Things to do, activities and ideas

Dela Lozanova

29 August 2019

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Can't wait for your next family outing? Our job is to guide you to the best family days out and so to help you prepare for the Derbyshire school holidays, we’ve gathered all the important dates in an easy-to-follow list you can refer to throughout the year. Oh, and that’s no all! We also picked 5 of the best attractions and things to do in Derbyshire to give you a little bit of inspiration for the fun ahead.

Derbyshire School Holiday Dates

  • Term Starts: 3rd September 2019
  • Autumn Term: 3rd September - 20th December 2019
  • October Half term: 28th October - 1st November 2019
  • Christmas Holiday: 23rd December - 3rd January 2020
  • Spring Term: 6th January - 3rd April 2020
  • February Half Term: 17th February - 21st February 2020
  • Easter Holidays: 6th April - 17th April 2020
  • Summer Term: 20th April - 21st July 2020
  • May Half Term: 26th May - 29th May 2020
  • Summer Holidays: 22nd July - 30th August 2020

Kids enjoying the Derbyshire school holidays

Top Things to do in the Derbyshire School Holidays

The Derbyshire school holidays give you a lot of time to explore the region with the kids and here are the top 5 Derbyshire attractions we think you should definitely visit this year:

1.Chatsworth House, Bakewell

Home to the Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House is a beautiful estate boasting a stand-out collection of artefacts and artworks, including an original Rembrandt. More importantly for the kids though, it has a working farmyard teeming with adorable animals and a fun-packed woodland play area with zip wires and a sandpit.

And if all that wasn’t enough to tip you over the edge, we’ve got to tell you that Chatsworth is well-know for organising some of the best family-friendly special events in the region. Perfect to visit in the Derbyshire school holidays, isn’t it?

2. Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock Bath

Gulliver’s Kingdom is a superb theme park designed especially for kids between 2 and 13. If yours are in the age brackets, they’ll love it there. Roller coasters, water rides, drop towers, kiddie rides and more... Sounds like you’re in for an awesome day at the the park already, and we haven’t yet mentioned the pirates or the dinosaurs!

One of the best things about Gulliver’s Kingdom is that it’s a theme park which aims to be budget-friendly. Sounds too good to be true? Yeah, that's what we thought too. Instead of spending a fortune on food on in the park, you’re encouraged to bring your own and enjoy a picnic there. Parking is absolutely free, as well.

3. Conkers, Swadlincote

Feel like your take on the Derbyshire school holidays is in need of more thrills and adventure? Very well! Time to put your helmet on, strap in and take on the adventure courses at Conkers. Easy into it with a low ropes challenge or be brave and jump in the deep end right away with a high ropes course.

Rainy weather? No worries, the clouds won’t ruin your day at Conkers - in addition to the 120-acre woodlands outdoor, it also features a number of indoor attractions, including 4D cinema and more the 100 interactive exhibits.

4. The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath

We all need an escape from the stress of the city every so often, so why not use the school holidays to enjoy a good day out in nature? You lucky lot in Derbyshire have the Peak District at your doorsteps; it would be a shame if you didn’t take the kids to the famous Heights of Abraham. Underground Caverns, Exhibitions, Shops, Play Areas, Picnic Spots - there’s a little something for everyone there.

If you really want to appreciate the views from The Heights of Abraham, it’s worth taking a ride on the cable car. It’s not only going to be a beautiful experience but you’ll also be riding a piece of history - it’s the first of its kind in the whole of the British Isles.

5. Matlock Farm, Matlock

Ok, how about a peaceful day in the countryside, surrounded by rolling fields and adorable farm animals? Sounds like your thing? Then Matlock Farm is the place where you should spend the school holidays.

At Matlock Farm, the kids will get the chance to pet fluffy rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks; meet meerkats, and learn about the life and work at the farm. Also, there’s an adventure playground with balancing beams, rope bridges and slides, a go-kart track and a tot’s area for the little ones, so there will be time for play too.

Want to do even more on these special Derbyshire school holidays? Use the Day Out With The Kids main search bar to enter your postcode and find lots more awesome attractions and things to do near you.


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Dela Lozanova

29 August 2019

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Dela is the Content Editor at Day Out With The Kids. Originally from sunny Varna on the Bulgarian seacoast, she now lives in Coventry and travels regularly throughout Europe to escape the rain.

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