20 Best Things To Do In Derbyshire Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Derbyshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1158 fun things to do in Derbyshire for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Swadlincote, Long Eaton, Derby and Buxton. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 880 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Derbyshire day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Derbyshire with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Family petting horse at Chatsworth House & Farmyard in Bakewell

Chatsworth House & Farmyard5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(6)

  • Bakewell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Chatsworth House and Farmyard is home to the Duke of Devonshire, as well as all sorts of unexpected treats like zip wires, face painting and Princess...

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Crich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Go back in time with Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire and take a ride on a vintage tram, running alongside a period street, and climbing up a mile...

Peak District Lead Mining Museum on Curious About The Matlocks trail

Curious About The Matlocks

  • Matlock Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About The Matlocks comprise two fabulous walks of discovery: clues to find, pictures to spot, stories of people and places, plus a detailed m...

Ruins at Peak District Lead Mining Museum in Matlock

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

  • Matlock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Peak District Lead Mining Museum gives you a great chance to explore the fascinating history of the lead mining industry in Derbyshire, and of the fa...

Girls in Temple Mine at Matlock Bath

Temple Mine

  • Matlock Bath
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

The Peak District Mining Museum and Temple Mine are related attractions either side of the road, with a great combo ticket discount scheme to encoura...

Visitors on Cycle Monorail ride at Gulliver's Kingdom in Matlock Bath

Gulliver's Kingdom

  • Matlock Bath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

For non-stop adventure, specifically aimed at children aged 2 to 13, visit Gulliver’s Kingdom in Derbyshire. There are plenty of rides to choose from...

Kids playing Nerf War at Nerf Zone Matlock Bath

Nerf Zone Matlock Bath

  • Matlock Bath
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Sharpen your shooting skills at Nerf Zone Matlock, Bath, which is part of Gulliver’s Kingdom Matlock, Bath but a separate, paid for attraction. Suita...

Boy playing at Gulliver's Blast Arena Matlock Bath

Gulliver's Blast Arena Matlock Bath

  • Matlock Bath
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Experience your own action-packed adventure with the kids at Gulliver's Blast Arena Matlock Bath. Take part in 3 indoor live shooting games in 1 hour...

Fishes at Matlock Bath Aquarium

Matlock Bath Aquarium

  • Matlock Bath
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

A Victorian building, surrounded by beautiful countryside is home to Matlock Bath Aquarium. With seven attractions for the price of one, there’s so m...

Toddler soft play area at Tree Top Tumble in Bath

Tree Top Tumble

  • Matlock Bath
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Tree Top Tumble Tree Top Tumble is aimed at 6 year olds and under which is located on Level 1 of the Shopping village. Kids eat free in our Derwent R...

Outside view of Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills in Bath

Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills

  • Matlock Bath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills allows you to step back in time, from the moment you ‘clock in' with your entrance tickets and experience t...

Cable cars at The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath

The Heights of Abraham5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Matlock Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Welcome to one of the Peak District's oldest and most popular days out, an attraction where stunning natural beauty is matched by human achievement a...

Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

Cromford Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Cromford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Ahoy there! Fancy joining a hunt for buried loot? The Cromford Treasure Hunt Trail has one all wrapped up with historic spots and a World Heritage Si...

Peak Wildlife Park

Peak Wildlife Park

  • Leek
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Have you ever tried to walk like a penguin? Or jump like a lemur? Well you’ll be able to practice at Peak Wildlife Park. Get up close to the animals...

Map and booklet for Matlock Bath Treasure Trail

Matlock Bath Treasure Trail

  • Matlock Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Follow the directions on the Matlock Bath self-guided themed Treasure Trail. As you hunt for the answers to our sneaky clues can you and the family s...

Indoor soft play frame at The Play Mill in Bonsall

The Play Mill

  • Bonsall
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Play Mill offers other activities as well as those listed above. During term time there is Drama on Monday mornings, Dancing on Tuesday afternoon...

Train at Peak Rail in Matlock

Peak Rail

  • Matlock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

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 rai...

Water play area at Hall Leys Park in Matlock

Hall Leys Park

  • Matlock
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Hall Leys Park is a wonderful park with a variety of attractions to keep everyone amused. It is open all year and free to visit. There are fountains...

Entrance at Deception Escape Rooms in Matlock

Deception Escape Rooms

  • Matlock
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for a new and exciting experience for the whole family? If your kids are over 11, Deception Escape Rooms in Matlock is just the thing you nee...

Ashbourne Recreation Ground

  • Ashbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ashbourne Recreation Ground is a great place to go, whether you fancy an active day, a peaceful one, or both! It is open all year and is free to visi...

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