Outdoor family adventures this February

Children in wellies walking on a muddy path

Grab your wellies and visit Ilam Park and Dovedale this February for a family adventure.

Family fun this month at Ilam Park and Dovedale  


Family Trail
Join us for the Winter Welly Trail at Ilam Park - a fun self guided trail for families to complete in the woods and parkland. Pick up a trail map and a pencil from the shop then find the challenges and clues waiting for you in the park. Wellies and warm coats advised. No booking needed. £1 per trail map. The trail route takes around an hour to complete as a family, and will include grassy slopes and mud. Dogs on leads welcome to join in.


Walk and explore
Take a walk beside the River Dove and spot fossils, birds and huge limestone caves in Dovedale. As you cross the famous stepping stones you may see the large fossils in the stones, or further along the valley at Lovers' Leap you'll be able to take a closer look at fossils in the hundred steps.


Try something new
There is a permanent orienteering course at Ilam Park, ideally suited for families and beginners. You can pick up a map from the shop at Ilam Park for £1.50 and the course takes around 1 hour to complete. Available all year. 


50 Things 
Whatever the weather, you can play pooh sticks, spot fossils and spot wildlife in Ilam Park and Dovedale. Pick up a free adventure scrapbook from the visitor centre at Ilam Park and record what adventures you have this month.