WHAT TO DO (INCLUDING SOME IDEAS FOR CHILDREN)
There’s so much to see that I’ve put a few suggestions under various headings.
STATELY HOMES AND GARDENS
Chatsworth House www.chatsworth.org
Bolsover Castle www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/bolsover-castle
Hardwick Hall (NT) www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick/
Haddon Hall www.haddonhall.co.uk
Renishaw Hall and Gardens www.renishaw-hall.co.uk
Tissington Hall www.tissingtonhall.co.uk
Walking – we have something for everyone, including walks from the door. We keep a good collection of maps and walks
Cycling – you can either bring your own bike (we can lock it in our garage) or hire bikes. If you are not a regular cyclist, or have young children with you, the Monsal Trail (an old railway line through some spectacular countryside is ideal (hire bikes at Hassop station) Our grandchildren love this ride. See www.peakdistrictinformation.com/visits/monsaltrail.php
Also Horse Riding, Climbing and Caving, Watersports and Fishing.
FREE AND NEAR
Queens Park (15 minute drive – playgrounds and leisure centre including swimming pools)
Holmebrook Valley Park (5 minute drive -walks, ponds, several playgrounds and cycle tracks)
GRAVES PARK (30 minutes drive, small rare breeds farm, playground, cafe, loads of space to play and much more)