Things to do in Derbyshire?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hugo15, 30 Apr 2008.

  1. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Off on the annual family holiday soon. We will be staying near Matlock, Derbyshire. Can anyone recommend stuff to do/places to go that will keep a 5 year old girl entertained and will be OK for her 8 month old sister?
  2. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    There is a tram museum in the area (cannot remember name at the moment) which is a good day out, my kids loved it.
  3. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Take the cable car up to abraham's heights.
  4. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Are you speaking in the third person? ;)

    I couldn't just offer a flippant comment, so see if there's anything here:
  5. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    criech tram museum or something, its near Ashbourne

    heights of abram, cable car up to the top of a massive cliff

    whenever i'm up that way i'm either walking or biking

    tissington (towards ashbourne) has its annual well dressing, where they deccorate all the springs and wells in the village, its meant to be really good.
    think its this weekend, possibly all week
  6. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Exterminate Christmas! Moderator


    The Crich Tramway Museum. I went there when I was a wee small sproglet. Loved it.

    There's some caves up at Winnats Pass too. Speedwell Cavern (flooded, go round on boats) and Blue John (not flooded). Both pretty good.
  7. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Oooh yes, the caves are brilliant!
  8. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Crich Tramway Museum is pretty good and it's been added to enormously in recent years. The caverns are scary places. I prefer the ones near Buxton.
  9. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    Chatsworth House nearby. Has a farm and a very good adventure playground.
  10. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    For a 5 y/o how about Gulliver's Kingdom?'s somewhere around Derbyshire area, right? Always see signs for it when I'm off up to Sheffield.

    Yeah, it's nr.Matlock.
  11. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Yep thats the once, brilliant place
  12. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    Laugh and point at the motorcyclists in Matlock Bath on a Sunday afternoon.
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Matlock - yep busy on Sundays - full of bikers.

    Manifold Valley - good walk / cycling with family. (did it once on a club run then a few of us proceeded to fall of their bikes in the Ford on Matlock side - well funny as we were 35 miles from home, soaked !!!)

    Saw Thomas the tank engin at the Tramway museum when he was 'on tour' a few years back.

    Buxton is worth a nosey at
  14. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Matlock Bath innit?
  15. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

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