20 Best Things To Do In Ashford in the Water Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ashford in the Water

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1170 fun things to do in Ashford in the Water for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 891 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ashford in the Water 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 Ashford in the Water 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...

Outside view of Bakewell Old House Museum

Bakewell Old House Museum

  • Bakewell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bakewell Old House museum is a quirky Tudor house with big rooms and dark corners to explore. Follow the RAT trail from room to room and discover ama...

Bakewell Recreation Ground

  • Bakewell
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bakewell Recreation Ground is a park covering just over 5 hectares of space and is very popular with families wanting to walk, play, cycle, picnic, f...

Map and booklet for The Bakewell Treasure Trail

The Bakewell Treasure Trail

  • Bakewell
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Discover and learn in the fresh air on the Bakewell self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. Follow the directions around the fixed route and...

Man walking with llamas at Peak Llamas in Great Hucklow

Peak Llamas

  • Great Hucklow
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Peak Llamas offers llama trekking in the Peak District, and is the ideal way to spend a day out with a difference. These graceful animals are the per...

Go Ape Buxton

Go Ape Buxton

  • Buxton
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Find your peak at Go Ape Buxton, the Peak District’s ultimate adventure destination! It’s one of the highest Go Ape courses in the whole of the UK, s...

Map and booklet for The Eyam Treasure Trail

The Eyam Treasure Trail

  • Eyam
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Discover more than you were looking for with the Eyam self-guided themed Treasure Trail. Along this 2 mile pre written Trail route you and the kids w...

Peak Adventure

Peak Adventure

  • Rowsley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for a new spot to take the kids for playtime? Try Peak Adventure - a friendly soft play centre located within the scenic Peak Shopping Villag...

Girl finding insects at Eastern Moors in Sheffield

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...

People river rafting at Rapid Horizons Matlock

Rapid Horizons Matlock

  • Matlock
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Rapid Horizons offer a day full of excitement and splashtastic fun with their friendly staff members. It's ideal for active and up-for-it types who c...

People swimming at Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool

Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool

  • Hathersage
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Take a swim in the outdoors any time of the year at Hathersage swimming pool. Set in the village of Hathersage, with views of surrounding hills, Stan...

A girl playing in woodland at Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors

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...

Toddlers soft play area at Little Rascals in Buxton

Little Rascals

  • Buxton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Little Rascals is an Indoor soft play centre and party venue. Established in 2010 we offer dedicated play areas for babies, toddlers and juniors aged...

Mother sheep and her babies at Matlock Farm Park

Matlock Farm Park

  • Matlock
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

If your day-to-day life is a little hectic (and whose isn’t?) then you’ll definitely benefit from a slice of countryside tranquillity at Matlock Farm...

Man in Peak Cavern in Castleton

Peak Cavern

  • Castleton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Peak Cavern - unravel the deep dark mysteries of the Devil's Arse and step into the unique world of Peak Cavern. Unusual rock formations, the eerie s...

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...

People on canal boat at Speedwell Cavern in Castleton

Speedwell Cavern5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Castleton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground journey by boat. Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Pea...

Outside view of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

  • Buxton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery provides and interesting, fun, and free way to learn about the Peak District through a number of permanent collections...

Map and booklet for The Buxton Mystery Treasure Trail

The Buxton Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Buxton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Mr Bubbles needs your help! He’s disappeared in a ‘whodunnit’ case where only a crack team of detectives will do the trick. Follow The Buxton Mystery...

Cave wall in Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton

Treak Cliff Cavern5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Castleton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Treak Cliff Cavern in an underground wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils. Home to Blue John Stone, a rare form of Flu...

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