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 1159 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 – 882 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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Cineworld Runcorn

Cineworld Runcorn

  • Runcorn
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Be transported to a world of action, thrills and adventure with a family-friendly movie screening at Cineworld Runcorn. Share the magic of the big sc...

Indoor soft play frame at Little Bees Play and Party in Leeds

Little Bees Play and Party

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Little Bees Play and Party Adventure play area: This area is for the over 4s and includes wavy slide, aerial glide, construction area, sports area, d...

Lake at Saltwells Local Nature Reserve in Dudley

Saltwells Local Nature Reserve

  • Dudley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Saltwells Local Nature Reserve is one of the UK's largest urban Nature Reserves at a whopping 247 acres including a wide range of habitats great for...

Outside view of Lotherton Hall in Leeds

Lotherton

  • Leeds
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Take zip wires, nature trails, costumes and more, and wrap them all up in a lovely, Edwardian house. Lotherton is an escape to the country with all t...

Kids painting castle at Dizzy Dragons in Runcorn

Dizzy Dragons

  • Runcorn
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The dual level heavily themed castle playframe is an expectedly tasteful one with a delightful colour scheme that's easy on the eyes and adds to the...

Roundhay Park

Roundhay Park

  • Leeds
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Roundhay Park is a lovely place for a relaxing day out in nature. Take a walk by the beautiful Waterloo lake and spot the swans, or venture on an exc...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Solihull Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Solihull
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Who here loves eye spy? Play the greatest round every known to man - or woman and child for that matter - on the Solihull Treasure Hunt Trail! The gr...

Cafe area at Dandi Lion Playzone in Scunthorpe

Dandi Lion Playzone

  • Scunthorpe
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Dandi Lion Playzone A jungle themed, air conditioned multi-tiered soft play structure, providing a clean, safe, secure and stimulating play environme...

Cineworld Solihull

Cineworld Solihull

  • Solihull
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Dive into the world of classic movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Solihull. Share the magic of the big screen with yo...

Strawberry Falls adventure golf course at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

The Ice Cream Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Chester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Ice cream of almost every flavour is yours for the tasting at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, no screaming required. Whip in some play zones and a real life...

Swimming pool at Tudor Grange Sports Centre in Solihull

Tudor Grange Leisure Centre

  • Solihull
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Tudor Grange Sports Centre's swimming facility also with diving pool equipped with 1 and 3m springboards and a 5m platform. Plus, in addition to the...

Bowling alleys at Selby Superbowl

Selby Superbowl

  • Selby
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Selby Superbowl Classic Ten Pin bowling is a great weatherproof way to entertain your family for the day, especially with so much more on site, inclu...

Aqua Park Rutland

Aqua Park Rutland4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Barnsdale
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Specially designed for a super soaking time, Aqua Park Rutland is a day full of physical exertion and extreme fun. Just get ready to get wet! Recentl...

Person tubing at Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre

Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre

  • Telford
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

At Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre, the 85 metre slope (and nursery slope facility) provides skiing and snowboarding activities for adults and junio...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Scunthorpe

  • Scunthorpe
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

What's better than watching a fantastic film with all the family? Watching it in the cinema of course! Jump into movie magic at Vue Scunthorpe, where...

Train traveling at Telford Steam Railway

Telford Steam Railway

  • Telford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Telford Steam Railway is a volunteer operated preserved Steam Railway with friendly and informed help available and many interesting things to look a...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Dudley Merry Hill

  • Dudley
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Film fans unite! With your 3D glasses on and a big, old bucket of popcorn in hand, explore the cinematic universe at ODEON Dudley (Merry Hill). With...

Pond at War Memorial Park in Coventry

War Memorial Park

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Looking for a day exploring some beautiful gardens? The War Memorial Gardens in Coventry is a brilliant place where you can honour Coventry’s war her...

National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham

National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Come and have an underwater adventure at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham with 60 displays of freshwater and marine life, featuring over 2000...

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