A trip to the historic Eyam village is recommended for a fun, interesting family day out. The village decided to quarantine itself during the Black Plague of the 1600's to prevent surrounding towns from the disease, a noble decision you can learn more about when you visit Eyam Hall. Although it's a somewhat educational trip, kids tend to like going and learning about this time period.

Castleton is full of fantastic family attractions, making it a perfect destination for a day out. There are several large caverns, named Peak, Speedwell, Blue John and Treak Cliff, which are all open to the public. Peveril Castle was built by William Peveril in 1080 and taken from his son by King Henry II in 1155. The castle is the reason Castleton exists today, and is a good place to visit if you're there. As well as the main attractions Castleton has plenty more family-friendly activities to take part in, as you can see here.

FAmily Activities


400 year old Coaching House and former Inn

If you are planning a nice family holiday with the kids, there is tons of fun stuff for them to do while you're here.

A visit to Chatsworth Hall is a must, with beautiful gardens and art as well as a big playground and farmyard for the young ones to enjoy. Other farms that are great to visit include Whirlow Hall Farm, Borderview FarmMatlock Farm Park and Aston Springs Farm.

Cycling is a very popular activity with our visitors, and a great idea for an active day out with the family whilst taking in the wonderful views the local cycle routes have to offer. The Peak District website has lots of useful information regarding where to hire your bicycles and where to ride them.