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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1036 fun things to do in Chesterfield 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 – 775 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield 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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Queen's Park Chesterfield

  • Chesterfield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Queen's Park in Chesterfield is a great place to visit for the whole family. Whether you’re up for a game of rounders, good football kickabout, or yo...

Queen's Park Sports Centre

  • Chesterfield
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Obstacle courses are always a sure hit. Well at Queen's Park Sports Centre they have a special inflatable aqua obstacle course, for even more fun and...

Cineworld Chesterfield

  • Chesterfield
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

How about a day at the movies? Enjoy the best of new kids' films and family movies at Cineworld Chesterfield. Share the magic of the big screen with...

U Paint It Pots

  • Chesterfield
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

U Paint It Pots provides a relaxing yet inspired environment in Chesterfield, in the heart of the Peak District. Where you can come and create your o...

Chesterfield Bowl

  • Chesterfield
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Chesterfield Bowl offers 16 lanes with full computerised scoring system to make the games easy to enjoy. They have bumper lanes and ramps for childre...

The Jungle Chesterfield5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Chesterfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Jungle welcomes all kids under 10 years old to come and play in their adventure play land! Climb and scramble through several well-padded floors...

Cliffe Park

  • Dronfield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Cliffe Park is a popular park with a large play area offering swings, slides, climbing frame, table tennis table, crazy golf course, large grass area...

Chuckles Play Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Chesterfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Chuckles Play Centre is an indoor play centre with bouncy castles and ride-ons for kids aged under 12 years and with a enclosed area for toddlers und...



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The Hub at Gladstone

  • Clay Cross
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Hub at Gladstone is a historic community centre where you and your little bean can chill out with storytelling, baby massages and tasty treats fr...

The Painted Teapot

  • Dronfield
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

The Painted Teapot, choose from the large and constantly changing selection of items ready and waiting to be painted or deco patched. Paint anything...

Wacky Warehouse - Chequers

  • Dronfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The air conditioned Wacky Warehouse at the Chequers offers a bright and spacious indoor playground for kids to get some exercise on and make some new...

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...

TeamSport Indoor Karting Sheffield

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

If you’re in need of a thrill ride, look no further than TeamSport Indoor Karting Sheffield. With a mix of adult and cadet karts available for kids o...

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...

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...

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...

Ecclesall Woods

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ecclesall Woods are the largest semi natural woodland in South Yorkshire and are popular due to range of wildlife, plus the archaeological and histor...

Budding Picassos Ceramic Cafe

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Budding Picassos Ceramic Cafe is a paint your own pottery studio based in Sheffield. Our premises are welcoming bright and airy and our pottery mad s...

Chatsworth House & Farmyard4.833333333333333 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...

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Abbeydale Works was once the largest water-powered industrial site on the River Sheaf: a dedicated place of highly skilled metal working from 1697 to...

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