5 things to do in The Peak District



Parents, this list is not exhaustive.


Derbyshire’s best kept secret, The Peak District is abundant with amazing things to do and see and all within easy reach to keep you and your kids busy. You’ll have the opportunity to run wild and free through breath-taking landscapes of hills, trees and peaks, and retire peacefully to quaint villages that stoke charm and nostalgia of a time gone by…


1. The Monsal Trail


This abandoned railway line runs 8.5 miles from the town of Bakewell to Blackwell. Cycle through former abandoned stations that still retain their old platforms, whizz through tunnels centuries old and cross towering viaducts boasting amazing countryside views.


It’s perfect for families with a single trail, on level ground with plenty of stops on route. Don’t have a bike? No problem, you can rent bikes for your family at various stops on the route. OurStay’s concierge service can arrange this for you.


2. Heights of Abraham

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Located in the idyllic town of Matlock are the Heights of Abraham. A former lead mine, this attraction has been reimagined for families. Take to the skies and hop onboard a cable car that takes you Bath with events across the year to excite and surprise the kids. Prebook your tickets as this can get busy during the peak periods, OurStay’s concierge service can arrange this for you.


3. Bakewell


If there’s one thing you need to know about Bakewell it’s this- know the difference between your tarts and your puddings. Like all the towns and villages of the Peak District, the town evokes charm from a time gone by, scattered with shops, cafés and bakeries independently run and owned, all proudly stocked with local produce.


4. Go Ape

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Are your kids crazy thrill seekers? How about climbing the highest set of climbing trees in the country! Grab a helmet and harness and cross 1,500 meters of the course and zip-wire at 20 miles per hour through the trees.


Go Ape, like all the attractions abide by a stringent health and safety policy in addition to their current Covid-19 operation. You can book your tickets for Go Ape with Our Stay’s concierge service.


5. Peak Rail


What could be more magical to kids than the sight of a grand steam train in action. The Peak District pays homage to past with its decadent architecture and heritage preservation and Peak Rail is no exception. Not far from the Heights of Abraham, the preservation runs from Matlock


How to get there:


The Peak District is well connected. Located in the heart of Derbyshire, it sits in between the North West and North East of England.


Whether by rail, air or road OurStay’s concierge service can arrange all your UK Family Holiday needs from places to stay, things to do and how to get there.

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