Family days out in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Gardens galore, parklands and spectacular scenery are waiting to be discovered across Derbyshire and the Peak District. There's lots of space for adventures, some great family walks and plenty of wildlife to spot.

Natural play areas at National Trust Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Calke Abbey 

From spooky tunnels to woodland adventures, there's lots to do at Calke Abbey this half term. Find autumn inspiration and at-home activities here.

A woman kicking autumn leaves watched by a small boy

Kedleston Hall 

Join us this half term as the parkland explodes into a wash of colour and the trees begin to turn.

Children playing in the autumn leaves


This October half term enjoy autumn across the Hardwick estate. Discover our autumn trail, wildlife across the park and enjoy our '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'.

Spooky skeletons are about!

Ilam and Dovedale 

This October half term, make the most of the great outdoors and create some hauntingly good adventures in and around Ilam Park.

Into the woods you go to discover creepy tales and riddles...


Join in the Halloween fun at Longshaw this autumn and create your own Mysterious Monster and solve some Ridiculous Riddles as you venture through the eerie woods.

A Halloween scene, National Trust

Halloween in the Midlands 

Are you looking for something a little more spooky this October? Check out what places across the Midlands are doing for Halloween... if you dare.


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