Keeping close to home, a brisk walk into Bakewell town centre leads you to the local shops and cafes. Keep on walking along the river (via the ice cream van!) to find yourself on the wide recreation grounds which accommodate a children’s play area. Sounds perfect for a picnic and family sports. It is also a dog friendly area.

Our top recommendation is Chatsworth House, where the little ones can be kept busy for hours at Chatsworth Farm Park. Chatsworth Estate offers tours of the House and Gardens with cafes and shops within the grounds, not to mention the breathtaking surrounding landscape.

Hathersage, a nearby village, offers an outdoor heated swimming pool.

A little further afield, in Matlock Bath, there are Gulliver’s Kingdom Theme Park, perfect for children aged 3 to 13 and The Heights of Abraham, with its caverns and play grounds, which are only accessible via cable car – don’t look down!

To get up close and personal with nature visit the Peak Wildlife Park.

Alton Towers Resort is only an hour’s drive away.

We also recommend these indoor play areas for the littlest ones: the Little Monkeys at Darwin Forest and the Play Mill in Cromford.



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