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 1160 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 – 883 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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Kids bouldering at The Ballroom Climbing Wall in Coventry

The Ballroom Climbing Wall

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

See how high you dare to climb at The Ballroom Climbing Wall. It’s a great way to keep fit with a fair few thrills as well! As Coventry’s first dedic...

Seating area at Hickory Dickory's Playhouse Birmingham

Hickory Dickory's Playhouse Birmingham1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Hickory Dickory's Playhouse is frankly a treat for the lot of you! Well organised, well-spaced, well designed and well located, even dad's going to a...

Artefact at Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral

  • Coventry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Visitors are always welcome at Coventry Cathedral and they have a trained team of Welcomers, Guides and Chaplains to help you feel comfortable in you...

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks

  • Foxton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Foxton Locks is a great place to take the kids for a walk. It’s a busy area bustling with people and canal boats. Enjoy a stroll up and down along th...

Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Coventry Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The time has come to prove yourself on the Coventry Spy Mission Treasure Trail, where code busting and clue cracking is everything. If you’re not use...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Are you a blockbuster fan? Or do your kids prefer little indie animations? Share your favourites and make new movie memories at ODEON Coventry. With...

Monastic ruins at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens in Runcorn

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

  • Runcorn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens is a brilliant place to explore and enjoy as a family. Get up close with nature in the Walled Garden, with quizzes a...

Escape Reality Coventry

Escape Reality Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Experience the thrill of escape at Escape Reality Coventry - the biggest escape room games venue in the Midlands, located right at the heart of Coven...

Boy skate boarding at Phoenix Park Runcorn

Phoenix Park Runcorn

  • Runcorn
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Phoenix Park is a Green Flag awarded public space, free to use, which which offers much to do for all ages... For active kids there is a climbing bou...

Kids swimming in Eccleshill Pool at Bradford

Eccleshill Pool

  • Bradford
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Whether you're taking lessons, doing lengths, practicing diving or just whooshing down the water slide, you're sure to make a big splash at Eccleshil...

A view of one of the exhibitions at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Located in the historic centre of Coventry, next to the Cathedral ruins, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is the cultural hub of the city. Visit us...

Kids with skate training aids at Planet Ice Coventry

Planet Ice Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Planet Ice Coventry is a cool ice skating rink that's great for families, offering open skate and family sessions, special children's sessions, birth...

Outside view of Escape Live Coventry

Escape Live Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

One room, one hour and tonnes of dastardly problems to solve. You’d better have your wits about you as Escape Live Coventry is here to test them. Rea...

Autumn at Coombe Country Park in Coventry

Coombe Abbey Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Coombe Abbey Park in Coventry  offers 500 acres of beautiful woodlands, grasslands, gardens and lakes, all for you to discover! It’s the perfect...

Ball pit and slide at Fuzzy Ed's Red Lion

Fuzzy Ed's Red Lion

  • Warrington
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fancy a relaxing day at the local soft play? Check out Fuzzy Ed's Red Lion, featuring slides, climbing structures and ball pits for your tiny adventu...

A family in the Splash Zone at The Wave in Coventry. Source - The Wave Coventry Facebook

The Wave Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

Dive straight into a great indoor water park at The Wave in Coventry - packed full of slides, water fountains, and even a wave machine, there’s plent...

Floam at The Crafty Paint Pod in Frodsham

The Crafty Paint Pod

  • Widnes
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Let your creative juices loose at The Crafty Paint Pod studio. They’re family and pet-friendly so bring the whole team along.  Children can try...

Sensory room at Pirates and Princesses in Telford

Pirates and Princesses

  • Telford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Pirates and Princesses  is full of fun activities to stimulate and engage children up to the age of 12, while the enchanting babies' and toddler's ar...

TouchBase Pears

TouchBase Pears

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

Looking for a relaxing spot in Birmingham where the whole family can have fun? Head out to TouchBase Pears community centre in Selly Oak for great fa...

Outside view of North Lincolnshire Museum in Scunthorpe

North Lincolnshire Museum

  • Scunthorpe
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

North Lincolnshire Museum With plenty for the kids and a new archaeology gallery, the North Lincs Museum has a lot to offer! The interactive Go Wild...

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