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Things to do on a rainy day in Derbyshire

Rainy days in Derbyshire don't have to mean a day with nothing to do. The county is brimming with indoor attractions and activities that can turn a gloomy day into an enjoyable adventure. Here are five things to do on a rainy day in Derbyshire:


Discover the wanders of Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is not only a stunning outdoor attraction but also a treasure trove of indoor delights. Spend the day exploring the magnificent interiors, including the grand state rooms, exquisite art collections, and fascinating exhibitions. The house offers guided tours, interactive displays, and family-friendly activities. Don’t forget to visit the on-site shops and cafes for a cosy meal or a warm drink.

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Explore the Peak District Mining Museum

Located in the charming town of Matlock Bath, the Peak District Mining Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the region’s industrial heritage. The museum features interactive exhibits, reconstructed mining scenes, and a range of artefacts that tell the story of lead mining in Derbyshire. Kids will love the hands-on displays, and the whole family can enjoy learning about the area's rich mining history.

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Visit the Heights of Abraham

The Heights of Abraham is a unique attraction that combines stunning views with indoor activities, making it perfect for a rainy day. Take the cable car ride up to the summit and then head underground to explore the Great Masson and Rutland caverns. These guided tours provide insight into the area's geology and mining history. After your cavern tour, enjoy the indoor exhibitions and relax in the Vista Restaurant with its panoramic views.


Indulge in the Bakewell Old House Museum

The Bakewell Old House Museum offers an intriguing journey through time, housed in a Tudor building dating back to the 16th century. The museum showcases a wide range of exhibits, from local history and archaeology to costumes and textiles. Interactive displays and engaging storytelling make it a great place to learn about Bakewell and its surroundings. It’s an ideal spot to immerse yourself in the local culture while staying dry.


Unwind at the Spa Town of Buxton

Buxton is renowned for its thermal springs and Georgian architecture, making it a delightful place to explore on a rainy day. Visit the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery to discover the town's rich history and diverse art collections. Don’t miss the Pavilion Gardens, where you can enjoy indoor horticultural displays and a variety of shops and cafes. For a truly relaxing experience, book a session at one of Buxton’s luxurious spas.

Rainy days in Derbyshire can be just as enjoyable as sunny ones with the right activities. From exploring historic houses and museums to relaxing in thermal spas, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.

Find out more about our two stunning holiday parks in Derbyshire, Ashbourne Heights and Newhaven, both serving as an ideal location for a tranquil holiday.


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Caravan Holidays in the Peak District

With so much to do in Derbyshire, it's no wonder that Asbourne Heights and Newhaven are so loved by our guests. Not only do you have a scenic views right on your doorstep, there's an abundance of walking, hiking and cycling trails to discover, with plenty of family-friendly attractions to keep everyone entertained. Discover our holiday parks in Derbsyhire today!

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