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Many of us will be spending this summer in Derbyshire or Peak District Cottages with our families, if you are one of the thousands who will be its a good idea to plan your holiday itinerary now to avoid any cases of boredom, especially if you have young children! Luckily though in Derbyshire there are many great family activities to keep the kids, mum and dad happy and provide some great memories.

Gulliver’s Kingdom

Gulliver’s Kingdom

Gulliver’s theme park boasts over 40 rides ideally suited to children between 2 and 13 years. As well as the fantastic rides, Dora the explorer, Diego and Gully the mouse are all on hand to add to the fun and excitement, there are also some great Dora and Diego challenges with the chance of great prizes to the winners.

Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham has been welcoming guests since 1780 to its hill top attraction. In those days visitors had to walk up the steep hill yet today thanks to the alpine style cable car visitors can reach there destination quickly, easily and provide some spectacular views of the Derwent Valley. There are a number of things to see and do once at the top with stunning caverns, 60 acres of woodland and wildlife, a kid’s adventure playground, shops and eateries.

Chatsworth Farmyard & Adventure Playground

Chatsworth Farmyard & Adventure Playground

Chatsworth Farm is popular amoung younger children as it gives them the chance to see all the cute baby animals. Older children will love the adventure playground and the chance to run around the surrounding woods.

Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions

Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions

The old Victorian Thermal Baths of Matlock have undergone a transformation to become an underwater wonder with vast aquariums containing British and Tropical fish. As well as some truly beautiful and fascinating tropical fish there are a number of exhibits including a petrifying well, hologram gallery and gem stones.

Conkers

Conkers

The award winning attraction Conkers is found right in the heart of the National Forest. There are numerous attractions at Conkers from interactive displays and simulations to great outdoor fun with adventure play parks and assault courses.

Go Ape

Go Ape

Do your best monkey impressions as you swing through the trees, cross rope bridges and wiz down zip wires. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground you can watch from the forest floor as your kids have fun over head. Go Ape is only suitable for children over 10.

With so many more great things to see and do you will have a fun filled Peak District holiday and may just find yourself coming back again and again!

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