Bucket-list ticking experiences you'll never forget
Derbyshire and the Peak District are full of opportunities to transform a simple staycation into a series of extraordinary experiences. From driving a vintage steam engine to spotting elusive mountain hares in their natural habitat, these are great anecdotes and 'pinch-me' moments that will live on in your memory for a lifetime.
Mountain hares discovery walk
The Peak District is the last remaining British habitat of the elusive mountain hare. Venture to one of the wildest and remote areas of the Peaks to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
Breakfast at the top of a mountain
Start your ascent of the eastern side of Britain's highest mountain, Kinder Scout, in the wee small hours of the morning and reach the summit in time to watch the dawn of a new day and, potentially, a new you. With just peace and quiet, birdsong and, of course, coffee for company.
Drive a train
Take command of a heritage locomotive on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Under expert guidance you can master the controls of a steam or diesel train, you can even take friends and family along for the ride.
Pudding making experience
Bakewell is the birthplace of the legendary Bakewell Pudding. Stand where expert pudding makers have stood for centuries and make your own pudding using the original recipe, which remains a closely guarded secret to this day.
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Outdoor and mindfulness
Whether you're a serious climber or a Sunday stroller seeking fresh air and a soul-stirring view, the Peak District offers a wealth of opportunities to clear the mind and move the body.
From mills to monuments and cathedrals to cable cars, Derbyshire is a treasure-trove for those who love to time-travel into the past.
The Derbyshire Dales are home to talented producers of food and drink, art and industry. Visit their shops and studios to see them in action.
Holidays or weekends away create time for families to come together, without the pressures of deadlines, school runs or schedules. These family-focused attractions provide fun for the whole family, with plenty of great memories made in the process.
On our doorstep
Chatsworth is blessed with interesting neighbours. Explore the sights and shops of historic Bakewell or head to Hassop and join the Monsal Trail.