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Family Fun

There's plenty of fun to be had with children in Derbyshire, below are some of our favourites.

Boy Kayaking

Carsington Water Sports

There are many different activites to try on the reservoir behind the house.  Sailing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, raft-building.  There's something for everyone.

Distance from Stainsborough: 1 miles 

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Matlock Bath Rowing Boats

Take a rowing boat or pedalo onto the River Derwent at Matlock Bath.  When you've finished there's plenty to see in the town - amusement arcades, fish and chips shops!  Just like being at the seaside in the middle of the country.

Distance from Stainsborough: 4.2 miles 

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River Derwent White Water Rafting

The River Derwent between Darley Dale and Matlock is fast and it's possible to white water raft on this stretch.  There are a number of companies that do this, we've identified one, below, for you to try.

Distance from Stainsborough: 8 miles

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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth Estate is home to one of the most stunning historical houses in the UK and a fantastic place to visit for the whole family.  

While the house and gardens are stunning, children love the adventure playground and farm shop.

As partners of Chatsworth - we have discounted tickets for your day out available to buy in advance. 

Distance from Stainsborough: 15 miles 

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Heights of Abraham

This “must see” Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars high above the spectacular Derwent Valley.

Once you’ve purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free.  Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

As partners - we've got discounted tickets for this attraction too.  Just ask.

Distance from Stainsborough: 5 miles 

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Crich Tramway Museum

Ride the trams at Crich Tramway museum.  A great day out for all the family, including your dog!

Be transported back in time on vintage trams. Soak up the atmosphere in their period street with a visit to the shops and take refreshments in the tearooms and pub.

As partners we've got discounted tickets and all the advance information you need to make the most of your visit.  

Distance from Stainsborough: 7 miles 

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Highland Cattle

Matlock Farm Park

Matlock Farm Park is a family-friendly open farm. There is a large selection of animals that includes both farm animals and more exotic animals such as meerkats and alpacas. Horse and pony rides can be booking advance. 

Distance from Stainsborough: 10 miles 

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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a 9-mile long heritage railway in Derbyshire. The headquarters of the railway centre on Wirksworth station, and services operate in both directions between Wirksworth and Duffield and from Wirksworth to Ravenstor.

Distance from Stainsborough: 1.8 miles 


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Mother and Son

Alton Towers

One of the country's leading theme parks is just a short drive away. 

Distance from Stainsborough: 19 miles

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Peak Lead Mining Museum

Not something that you would immediately think of as a family-friendly day out - but we've had great feedback on this museum, particularly if the weather isn't great.  The museum is interactive with tunnels and climbing shafts for the children. The Mine tour last for about an hour and there is panning for gold at the end.

Distance from Stainsborough: 4.2 miles 

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Penguin in Snow

Peak Wildlife Park

Walkthrough the Wallabys, follow the penguins - Peak Wildlife is an interactive/immersive wildlife park with animals from three continents that gets great reviews. 

Distance from Stainsborough: 17 miles 

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Go Ape, Buxton

Have a go on one of the UK's highest rope courses in the trees above Buxton.  A great day out for the whole family. 

Distance from Stainsborough: 20 miles

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