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Derbyshire School Holidays: Things to do, activities and ideas

Posted 26 April 2022
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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 2020/21

  • Term Starts: 2nd September 2020
  • Autumn Term: 2nd September - 18th December 2020
  • October Half term: 26th October - 30th October 2020
  • Christmas Holiday: 21st December 2020 - 1st January 2021
  • Spring Term: 4th January - 1st April 2021
  • February Half Term: 15th February - 19th February 2021
  • Easter Holidays: 2nd April - 16th April 2021
  • Summer Term: 19th April - 22nd July 2021
  • May Half Term: 31st May - 4th June 2021
  • Summer Holidays Start: 23rd July 2021

Derbyshire School Holiday Dates 2021/22

  • Term Starts: 2nd September 2021
  • Autumn Term: 2nd September - 23rd December 2021
  • October Half term: 25th October - 29th October 2021
  • Christmas Holiday: 24th December 2021 - 7th January 2022
  • Spring Term: 10th January - 8th April 2022
  • February Half Term: 21st February - 25th February 2022
  • Easter Holidays: 11th April - 22nd April 2022
  • Summer Term: 25th April - 22nd July 2022
  • May Half Term: 30th May - 3rd June 2022
  • Summer Holidays Start: 25th July 2022

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-known 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 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 that 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. Ease 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 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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