14 things to do with your family in Derbyshire this summer

The school summer holidays are in full swing as parents desperately search for fun yet affordable ways to keep their children entertained.

Hardwick Hall.
Hardwick Hall.

In Derbyshire, there’s a huge range of attractions and venues to visit this summer both indoor and outdoor, since we can’t rely on the great British weather.

Here’s our round-up of just 14 of them.

Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield. See more at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick/Poole’s Cavern, Buxton - www.poolescavern.co.ukCrich Tramway Museum, Crich - www.tramway.co.ukHeights of Abraham, Matlock Bath - www.heightsofabraham.comSpeedwell Cavern, Castleton - www.speedwellcavern.co.uk/Carsington Water, Ashbourne - www.carsingtonwater.comBolsover Castle, Bolsover - www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/bolsover-castleGulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock Bath - www.gulliversfun.co.uk/matlock-bathQueen’s Park, Chesterfield - www.chesterfield.gov.uk/Queens-Park-288.htmlChatsworth House, Bakewell - www.chatsworth.org/Peveril Castle, Castleton - www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/peveril-castle/Strutts North Mill, Belper - www.belpernorthmill.org/Haddon Hall, Bakewell - www.haddonhall.co.uk/Midland Railway, Butterley, Ripley - www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk/home/