Betty's Farm Shop

Location: The Castle Way, Willington, Derby, DE65 6BW 01283 703582

Website: bettysfarmshop.co.uk


Bolsover Castle

Location: Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Website: become a member here




Conkers

Location: Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, DE12 6GA

Website: www.visitconkers.com



Crich Tramway Village

Location: The National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, DE4 5DP

Website: www.tramway.co.uk


Cromford Mills

Location: Cromford Mills, The Arkwright Society, Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

Website: www.cromfordmills.org.uk


East Midlands Aeropark

Location: The Aeropark is located in the north-west corner of East Midlands Airport, DE74 2PR

Website: www.eastmidlandsaeropark.org




Go Ape Buxton

Location: Go Ape Buxton Country Park, Pooles Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9DH

Website: www.goape.co.uk






Lea Gardens

Location: Lea Gardens, Long Lane, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5NXDescription:

Website: www.leagarden.co.uk


Lea Green Development Centre

Location: Lea Green Development Centre Main Road, Lea, Near Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5GJ

Website: leagreen.derbyshire-outdoors.org




National Forest Adventure Farm

Location: Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton upon Trent, DE13 9SJ

Website: www.adventurefarm.co.uk



Peak Llamas

Location: Stanley Moor Farm, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, SK17 8RL

Website: www.peakllamas.co.uk




Rapid Horizons

Location: The Square and Compass, Station Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2EQ

Website: www.rapidhorizons.com






Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre

Location: Sir Herbert Wragg Way, Swadlincote, DE11 8LP

Website: jnlswadlincote.co.uk



The Heights of Abraham

Location: The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire DE4 3NT

Website: www.heightsofabraham.com

Take a sky ride to Derbyshire’s award-winning visitor attraction

Towering above pretty village Matlock Bath, in the Derwent Valley, is The Heights of Abraham, one of Britain’s top visitor attractions. 

The Estate has been welcoming tourists for over two centuries, but it wasn’t until 1984 when an ambitious plan to install a cable car transport system was realised, that visitors could literally take off to The Heights.

Prior to the introduction of the cable cars, guests had to walk up the winding hillside paths from river level at Matlock Bath to the summit. In Victorian times, when Matlock Bath was a fashionable spa, horses and donkeys were used to transport wealthy visitors who were curious to discover the underground world in the famous show caverns which also form part of the estate.

Today, whilst the views and caverns are just as inspiring, it’s the award-winning 60-acre estate and the facilities at the summit that makes a trip to the Heights a “must-see” for anyone touring Derbyshire. Awarded “Gold” for its visitor experience and customer care by Visit England earlier this year, the Heights offers a wonderful vantage point, inspirational scenery, underground tours through illuminated show caverns, galleries, exhibitions and, high above the valley in the Visitor Centre, a unique dining experience at the Vista Restaurant and Bar.

A short distance away and nestled into the hillside is the Woodland Adventure play area. Further along, the zig-zag path is the Victoria Prospect Tower and below, by following the paths through the forest garden, is the entrance to the Rutland Cavern. Picnic spots are dotted around the grounds providing more scope to explore the estate or simply to relax in natural surroundings.

Dogs are welcome and travel free on the cable cars. Whilst they can’t be allowed in the caverns, they do have their very own activities on two “Waggy Tail Trails” lasting from 25 minutes to over an hour. Dogs are also welcome on the café’s outside terraces, and water bowls can be found throughout the site.

This year the Heights is celebrating the cable car's 35 years with a series of live events, heritage dedications and mini-festivals. Events include a myth and magical weekend and a walking festival in May, puppetry and puzzle trails during the summer holidays, and a food and drink extravaganza in September. There are also regular creative craft sessions for young children in the Art Tent and storytelling in the Masson Pavilion. (Headline details for the published programme can be found here > https://www.heightsofabraham.com/see-and-do/whats-...

Admission to all the attractions is free once you’ve purchased your cable car tickets from the Base Station. The ticket office is located a short riverside walk from the Matlock Bath railway station car and coach park on the northern end of the village.

Cable car tickets can be purchased online in advance of a visit, or on the day at the ticket office. For savings, buy your tickets online at www.heightsofabraham.com




Trent Adventure

Location: Poplars Farm, Twyford, Derbyshire DE73 7HJ

Website: trentadventure.com


Wild Park Derbyshire

Location: Wild Park Derbyshire, Middle Wild Park Farm, Brailsford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3BN

Websitewww.wildparkderbyshire.com




Wrightstart Pre-17 Driving Experience

Time slots available from 9am - 4pm

Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, close to Aldi Supermarket. (It is signposted.)

Suitable for ages 2-17 years old. The cost is £25 for 2-12 years and £35 for 13-17 years.

On experience days, using an off-road venue in Derby, our fully-insured instructors
 provide driving experiences for anyone aged 2-17. Older drivers operate all
 of the car’s controls. All drivers create lasting memories.

Age 2-6 and 7-12 experiences last approximately 15 minutes. Age 13-17 experiences last approximately 25 minutes.

MORE INFO AND ONLINE BOOKING: wrightstart.co.uk/pre-17-driving-experience

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