The Peak District National Park is famed for its breathtaking natural beauty and wealth of exciting attractions. The region is a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year and there really is something to see and do for everyone, making it the ideal destination for a family adventure.
Here we give a guide to our top picks of the best destinations for a fun family day out in the Peak District.
Matlock Bath Aquarium and Exhibitions
Located in a wonderful Victorian building, the Matlock Bath Aquarium and Exhibitions features an exciting array of exhibits including a hologram gallery, a spectacular gemstone and fossil collection and a petrifying well.
The aquarium itself is home to a wide variety of marine and exotic fish species, from piranhas to clown fish and terrapins.
The aquarium also features a thermal pool filled will large carp, which is fed by a natural spring believed to be located around 2,000ft below ground. On cold days steam can be seen rising from the pool, which is at a constant temperature of 20 degrees Celsius.
A trip to Go Ape is an adventure like no other and is the perfect destination for adults and children alike. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park near the town of Buxton, Go Ape is a real experience.
A visit here is the perfect family day out and you can expect to experience a variety of exciting activities, including tree climbing and zip wiring, to name but a few.
Another of the regions fantastic family attractions is Chatsworth House. This historic stately home has plenty to keep the whole family entertained. The house itself has over 30 rooms for you to explore, each of which has its own unique history. Chatsworth House is also home to one of the best art collection in Europe, making it a must see for art lovers.
Outside, in addition to acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the estate also features a working farmyard and adventure playground, which is great fun for all ages. The farmyard holds daily milking demonstrations and there are plenty of opportunities to handle all sorts of cuddly animals too, including guinea pigs and lambs.
These are just a selection of the fantastic family days out you can enjoy in the peak district, which make this region the perfect destination for a family get way.
If you’re planning a trip to the Peak District and are looking for the perfect place to stay during you visit, then here at Offcote Grange Cottage Holidays we can help. We have a fantastic selection of holiday cottages in the Peak District, the perfect base from which to explore all this region has to offer. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us today, to speak to a member of our friendly team.