Why the Peak District is the perfect post-lockdown getaway for the whole family
We’ve been looking for the best family staycations to help you to plan for local breaks once restrictions begin to ease. The Peak District is one of our top choices, with activities, accommodation and attractions for all budgets to keep the whole family entertained.
Adventure Trips with Lost Earth Adventures
After a winter of staying indoors, we are ready for a spring and summer of adventure! Lost Earth Adventures is a Covid-19 Secure provider, and remained operational through most of 2020.
We have open group trips if you’d like to team up with other adventurers, and private trips for those who would prefer to keep to their family circle. Either way, our expert team of instructors will make sure your trip is tailored to the whole group so everyone has an incredible day out.
Top recommendations for Family Adventures
Stand up paddle boarding
SUPing is one of the world’s most popular water sports right now, and one we have fully got on board with. Combs Reservoir (only 15 minutes from Buxton) is a beautiful, safe spot to either learn or master the sport, whatever the weather.
Whether you’re 7 or 70, rock climbing is great for developing perseverance, coordination and confidence. From first-time climbers to those wanting advanced coaching, our instructors can set up routes to make sure that everyone in your group conquers the crag.
Discover the magic of what lies beneath! Apart from being amazing fun and a brilliant challenge, caving also brings to life home learning lessons about erosion, geology and geography.
MAD Days Out
Cave, climb, abseil & gorge walk. Trying to please your teens, tweens and smaller children all in one day can be tough. Our MAD (Multi-Activity) Days Out in the Peak District make this easy by combining four of our top Peak District activities to make sure everyone is happy.
Culture, Heritage and Relaxation
Impressive grounds, giant sculptures, an extensive art collection, farmyard animals, one of the country’s top farm shops, restaurants, hotels… Chatsworth House really does have something for everyone. Even with the current covid restrictions, the gardens, farm shop and takeaways are still open for those local to the area; a great option for getting some fresh air.
Imagine the lavish banquets held for aristocrats and royalty during the Stuart period of history with the help of an interactive tour before enjoying tea and scones in the café. Every weekend from April to September has Cavalier Horsemanship events, and there are usually special activities and events in the school holidays.
Heights of Abraham
A real gem of the Peak District! Ride the cable car to the summit to enjoy panoramic views of the Peak before taking a guided tour of the huge caverns (included in the ticket price). The dining options cater for different tastes and budgets, all with expansive views of the surrounding countryside.
Bakewell is a famously picturesque town, and no trip is complete without a visit to the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop. Aside from its world-famous pudding, it has amazing afternoon tea and artisan bread; perfect for breakfast butties if you’re staying in self-catered accommodation.
For those fans of a little tipple, the Peak Ales (also home to Chatsworth Gin) has a visitor centre worth a stop-off.