Peak District Attractions

The Peak District is a spectacular wonderland of breathtaking scenery and provides an ideal haven for visitors of all tastes throughout the year. Known for its quality of accommodation it is most popular with walkers, hikers, rock climbers, and almost every other outdoor activity including horse-riding & pony trekking, caving and pot-holing, camping, hang-gliding, hot-air ballooning, canoeing, sailing, fishing and cycling.
In addition to the thousands of cross-country way-marked paths there are several major trails for the walker and cyclist, with cycle-hire available on both the Tissington and High Peak Trails.

 Things to do and places to visit

Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath

Gullivers Kingdom A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen.
All its rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.

Alton Towers, Alton

Open from 20th March to 6th NovemberThe major attractions at Alton Towers include: Nemesis – Europe’s first inverted roller coaster. Oblivion – the world’s first vertical drop roller coaster. Air – the world’s first B&M flying roller coaster. Rita – a launched roller coaster which accelerates to 96 km/h (60 mph) in approximately 2.2 seconds. Th13teen – the world’s first vertical free fall drop roller coaster.


Poole’s Cavern, Buxton

Poole’s Cavern - found deep beneath the limestone hills on the edge of the historic Derbyshire spa town of Buxton.
This secret underground world once echoed to the sound of a glacial river that scoured the rock for millions of years. There is a country Park adjacent to the Cave and Go-Ape Adventure Park as well in the grounds. This is a fifteen minute walk into Buxton.

Temple Mine, Matlock Bath

Temple Mine Discover for yourself the network of tunnels that exist under your feet and wonder at the crystals glistening in the walls.
There is also a tourist information board situated here as well. There is lots to do in Matlock Bath, including The Heights of Abraham, see video below.

Carsington Water, Wirksworth

Carsington Water Offering a wealth of outdoor activities, restaurant facilities and leisure opportunities, Carsington Water in Derbyshire is the ideal destination for you and your family.
Water sports, cycling,cafe,shops,exhibitions,childrens play area
and visitors centre open daily from 10am.
Tel  01629 540696

Wild Park Brailsford, Nr Ashbourne

This is a fantastic place to go and enjoy an exciting half day or full day out for all the family! The owners here have your safety and your enjoyment levels as a massive priority. You will not fail to enjoy this great place in the country. It is only a 20 min drive from Matlock Bath. Wild Park Brailsford Strictly for the over 10s


Chesterfield Bowl, Chesterfield

Chesterfield Bowl 16 lane bowling centre – including glow in the dark bowling at selected times at weekends. Kids love bowling, well worth a go if you haven’t tried it. There is lots more to do in Chesterfield too! Good Shopping, great atmosphere, the crooked church and good places to see films and lots of places to eat out.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Terrace Road,Buxton. Antiques and geological specimens from the Buxton area Exhibitions of Art and Photography. Open Tues-Fri 9.30am-5-30pm, Sat 9.30am-5pmSundays and Bank Holidays, Easter to end of Sept 10.30am-5pm Tel 01298 24658 website

Videos of Attractions in the Peak District

There are  lots of things to do…..