Explore the enchanted forest at Longshaw

Children playing on a tree by Burbage Brook at Longshaw, Derbyshire

If you’re looking for a family day out that’s a little different, Longshaw should be top of your list.

In these ancient woods in Derbyshire, children can go boggart hunting. Boggarts are mythical goblin-like creatures, and are said to live in woods and on moors.

‘They’re very good at hiding from adults, getting up to no good and looking after the places they love,’ explains Jenny, who works at Longshaw. ‘

You can pick up a boggart trail from the café. This will take you to all kinds of special places, including a giant boggart hole and through tunnels in the rhododendrons.’