Best Things To Do & Days Out In Derbyshire

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 419 fun things to do in Derbyshire for you and the family to discover. 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.

Things to do in Derbyshire

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Gulliver’s Kingdom Matlock Bath

Gulliver's Kingdom, Temple Walk, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PG

Things to do at Gulliver's Kingdom Matlock Bath review Gulliver's Kingdom in Matlock Bath is set into a hillside so it's pretty steep getting up and down. Plan your day so you start at the top and work your way down. There are plenty of rides at this...
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All Ages Indoor Museum Caves and Mines

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Peak District Lead Mining Museum, 196 S Parade, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR

Things to do at Peak District Lead Mining Museum review The Peak District Lead Mining Museum is in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. It is a mockup of a 1920s lead and fluorspar mine which is great for kids to safely explore and experiences how the miners worked in dangerous conditions....
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Matlock Bath Aquarium and Arcade

Matlock Bath Aquarium and Arcade, 110 N Parade, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NS

Things to do at Matlock Bath Aquarium and Arcade review The Matlock Bath Aquarium and Arcade is located on the main promenade road in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. It is a Victorian museum with displays and fish. The aquarium houses over 50 species of fish. This includes their famous carp...
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Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour

Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour, Snitterton Rd, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2JG

Things to do at Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour review Matlock Meadows is an ice cream parlour located near Matlock, Derbyshire. They have a modern, purpose-built building with a coffee shop and parlour set within a working dairy farm. The farm has been in the family since the 1930s. They...
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Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham, Dale Rd, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NT

Things to do at Heights of Abraham review The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire are somewhere I have fond memories of visiting as a child. To me, it was so magical to step onboard their cable car and go high up the hill to what felt...
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Cromford Mills

Cromford Mills, Mill Rd, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

Things to do at Cromford Mills review Cromford Mills in Cromford, near Matlock. Derbyshire is the home of Sir Richard Arkwright's first mill complex. It was the birthplace of the modern factory system and is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can go on a guided tour of...
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Hall Leys Park

Hall Leys Park, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3SX

Things to do at Hall Leys Park review Hall Leys Park is located in the centre of Matlock, Derbyshire. It is listed as one of the leading parks the UK has to offer and has a variety of family-friendly things to do. The park has received a number of...
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Poolsbrook Country Park

Poolsbrook Country Park, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3LH

Things to do at Poolsbrook Country Park review Poolsbrook Country Park is located in Staveley near Chesterfield, Derbyshire. It is Chesterfield's largest park and it is 165 acres in size. It offers something for everybody. There are miles of trails, extensive woodland, plantations, meadows and lakes. Plus children's play areas....
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Queen’s Park Chesterfield

Queen's Park Chesterfield, Boythorpe rd, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2ND

Things to do at Queen's Park Chesterfield review Queen's Park in Chesterfield, Derbyshire is situated in the town centre and it was established for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887, it is mostly famous for its county cricket ground. In the early days, the park was a popular venue for...
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Rapid Horizons Outdoor Adventure

Rapid Horizons Outdoor Adventure, Wensley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2JY

Things to do at Rapid Horizons Outdoor Adventure review Rapid Horizons is an outdoor adventure activity centre located in Wensley, near Matlock, Derbyshire. They offer activities and courses with family-friendly things to do including canoeing, rafting, kayaking, tubing and some land activities. They offer canoeing journeys in various locations. Each...
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Renishaw Hall and Gardens

Renishaw Hall and Gardens, Renishaw Park, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S21 3WB

Things to do at Renishaw Hall and Gardens review Renishaw Hall and Gardens are located near Chesterfield in Derbyshire. It is a country house that is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years. The house was originally built...
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Victoria Park Ilkeston

Victoria Park Ilkeston, 15 Drummond Rd, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5HA

Things to do at Victoria Park Ilkeston review Victoria Park is located a short drive from the centre of Ilkeston in Derbyshire. It is one of the most prestigious parks in the area and is much loved with restored features. It has recently undergone a programme of improvements to make...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Railway

Steeple Grange Light Railway

Steeple Grange Light Railway, The Engine House, Old Porter Ln, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4GE

Things to do at Steeple Grange Light Railway review The Steeple Grange Light Railway is located in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. It is a volunteer-operated 18-inch gauge line and it is built on the trackbed of the Killer's Branch of the old Cromford and High Peak Railway, now the High Peak...
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Shipley Country Park

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7GX

Things to do at Shipley Country Park review Shipley Country Park is located in Heanor, Derbyshire. It is 700 acres in size and has 20 miles of paths and bridleways so it's a great place to enjoy a family-friendly walk. The Shipley Estate once belonged to an ancient manor...
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Deception Escape Rooms

Deception Escape Rooms, 23 Firs Parade, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AS

Things to do at Deception Escape Rooms review Deception Escape Rooms are located in Matlock, Derbyshire. They are mystery adventure escape rooms where you can play in teams of 2-6 people to see if you can escape your live game experience within 60 or 90 minutes. You can choose from...
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