Skip to content
Visitors enjoying a picnic on a fallen tree on the family trail at Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire
Visitors enjoying a picnic at Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire | © National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

Family-friendly places to visit in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Make memories with your family in the special places we care for in the Peak District and Derbyshire, whatever the weather. There's plenty to explore, from cycle trails and organised activities to a country house designed specially for younger visitors.

Entertain the whole family at these places in the Peak District & Derbyshire.

Children running in the garden at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, with the house behind

Hardwick Hall 

There's plenty for families to do at Hardwick Hall, including seasonal trails, adventuring in the parkland and exploring the house. Find out what's on and plan your visit.

Lambs outside Kedleston Hall in the spring


Spend time with family and explore the rolling landscape and miles of unspoilt woodland.

Visitors taking in the view of Thorpe Cloud at Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak, Derbyshire

Ilam and Dovedale 

Ilam, Dovedale and the White Peak has lots of opportunities for a great family day in the outdoors.

Two children in colourful clothes play on a large tree trunk as part of the natural play trail at Calke Explore, Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey 

Find inspiration for family days out at Calke Abbey, with natural play trails, cycle hire at Calke Explore, and family activities to keep the kids entertained all year round.

Visitors climbing on a tree in the Owler Tor area of Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire


Longshaw Estate, is a stunning backdrop for a family adventure in the great outdoors. Find out about the things you can do with your family, and look out for our seasonal activities throughout the year.

A blue and purple sky reflected in a large expanse of water with a small silhouetted jetty jutting into the water on the bottom left and a silhouetted twiggy tree branch in the top left. In the distance are snow-capped hills, bathing in morning sunlight.

Discover more in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Historic houses, arts and crafts cottages and the spectacular Peak District make up this varied part of the Midlands.