Carsington Water | Day Out With The Kids

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Carsington Water

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Take your family to Carsington Water - the 9th largest reservoir in the UK, and discover the beautiful nature around it. There are 3 cycling and 3 walking routes available. The best walk for kids is the scenic, 1-mile stretch leading to Stones Island. You’ll see stunning panoramic views across the water along the way, so be sure to bring your camera.

Carsington Water is a popular spot with fishing enthusiasts, plus it’s great for bird watching. Kingfishers, buzzards and grebes are amongst the birds who live there. Want to know more about the local wildlife? Visit the Carsington Water Wildlife Centre for the chance to watch and learn about these fascinating species.

Just want to relax? Bring food along, set up in the BBQ area and enjoy a nice meal in the sun while the little ones run wild at the nearby play area. It’s a recipe for a great family day out!

  • Perfect day out in nature
  • Lots of wildlife to see
  • Variety of activities available


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST, England


Click here to visit Carsington Water's website
0330 6780 701

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April - September: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
October - March: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00



More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome 


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Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

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