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Best National Parks In Derbyshire

We've rounded up the best national parks in Derbyshire in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 22 Derbyshire national parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the national parks we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Carsington Water

  • Ashbourne
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

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 wa...

Eastern Moors

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

The Eastern Moors are found deep within the Peak District and are a truly stunning natural site. Whether you’re taking your kids for a runaround, wan...

Hardwick Hall

  • Chesterfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Head over to Hardwick Hall and explore the beautiful house from the 1500s, before stretching your legs and discovering the outside grounds. Take a ge...

Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak

  • Ashbourne
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Breath in the fresh country air as you stroll through the beautiful IIam Park, Doverdale and the Peak District. Your little ones will love hopping ov...

Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

If you love fantastic views, then you definitely don’t want to miss a trip to Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors. Create some wonderful memories...

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

  • Edale
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Looking for an adventure to remember? Then head over to Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak, where you and your brood will get the chance to explore the...

Rosliston Forestry Centre

  • Swadlincote
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Rosliston Forestry Centre lies at the heart of The National Forest, and is a woodland haven offering lots of opportunities for family fun, including...

RSPB Old Moor

  • Barnsley
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

RSPB’s motto is ‘giving nature a home’, so welcome to the family abode at RSPB Old Moor! This site of natural beauty is a brilliant way to get in tou...



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Riverside Park Newark

  • Newark
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Riverside Park is the local community venue for a wide range of regular family oriented events, from music concerts to food fairs, funfairs to duck r...

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve has a superb mixture of habitats and diverse wildlife to discover and enjoy with four different Nature Trails to follow,...

Pooley Country Park

  • Polesworth
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Pooley Country Park has over 62 hectares of beautiful land for you to explore, including the huge environmental education area with natural pools and...

Sandall Beat Wood

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Sandall Beat Wood is one of the most popular woodlands in Doncaster, and is ideal for walks, cycling, picnics, and walking dogs, with a network of ri...

Daisy Nook Country Park

  • Oldham
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Daisy Nook Country Park is set within 40 hectares of landscape with a beautiful lake, canal and woodlands. This stunning spot is great for bird watch...

Sale Water Park

  • Sale
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

How about a relaxing day out in the countryside? Take the kids to Sale Water Park and enjoy a day by the a lake. Venture into the parkland and explor...

Kingsbury Water Park

  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Kingsbury Water Park is comprised of 15 lakes situated in over 600 acres of stunning country park. Take a stroll along the paths and explore all the...

Hartshill Hayes Country Park

  • Nuneaton
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Hartshill Hayes Country Park, covering 137 acres of woodland and open hilltop has magnificent views across the Anker Valley and is a lovely place to...

Sutton Park

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Sutton Park is a perfect spot for an active family adventure! There are chances to enjoy scenic walking, off road and flat tracked jogging, line angl...

Hollingworth Lake Country Park and Visitor Centre

  • Rochdale
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

Fancy a day out in nature? Head off to Hollingworth Lake Country Park and enjoy the great outdoors with the kids. Soak in the stunning scenery, have...

RSPB Fairburn Ings

  • Castleford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Get in touch with nature at RSPB Fairburn Ings: a glorious nature reserve in the northern countryside. Families can follow the easily accessible trai...

Ogden Water Country Park

  • Halifax
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Sometimes you just need to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, which is what you can do at Ogden Water Country Park. This local nature...

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