14 things to do with your family in Derbyshire this summer

Hardwick Hall.Hardwick Hall.
Hardwick Hall.

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

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/