The county of Derbyshire is situated in the very heart of England and home to England’s first National Park. This stunning and romantic county, rich in wildlife and cultural heritage, was also the setting for the famous novel, Pride and Prejudice. Book your stay at one of our holiday parks in Derbyshire for rolling countryside views in stunning period drama settings!
Relax with historic sightseeing, exploring the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or visiting museums, galleries and stately homes. There are holiday stays perfect for any budget or type of getaway including secluded woodlands, family fun and activity parks for enthusiastic fishers and golfers.
Embrace the great outdoors and explore the picturesque landscape. You’ll have plenty to keep you occupied as you traverse rocky hills, undulating dales and the quiet of woodland walks. There’s even the chance to go underground at the Heights of Abraham. The cable car takes you up the thousand foot slope. And at the top you’ll be able to access the two mining caverns, visit the exhibitions. You can even also walk the trails and the kids can have a go on the adventure playgrounds.
The Monsal Trail is great for those who want to see the area by bike. You’ll go through four disused railway tunnels and over the viaduct spanning the River Wye. There’s a café along the way to refuel and you can even get to market town Bakewell. Here you will find lots of independent shops and cafés where you’ll be able to try the local delicacy, Bakewell Pudding.
Take a step back in time at Masson Mills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 18th century mill. See the recreated looms in action. Or visit the nearby shopping village and have a spot of something to eat in the tearooms.
Reveal your romantic side at Chatsworth, the setting for Pride & Prejudice. The site is now brimming with lots of things to do, Browse the house itself and explore the manicured gardens and extensive art exhibitions and library. There’s also a farmyard and playground for the little ones as well as regular events and shows.
Families will love a trip to Matlock Farm, see such as pigs, donkeys, sheep and goats, and come face to face with exotic critters like meerkats and wallabies. Here you can also go pony trekking through the farmland and nearby woods, getting a look at Riber Castle in the distance.
Derbyshire is home to Denby pottery and the village is a must-see. Browse the world’s largest selection of Denby stoneware and pick up a bargain at the factory shop on site. The bistro is an excellent choice for an afternoon treat with freshly made cakes, light bites and delicious hot dishes.
Put your National Trust pass to good use at Kedleston Hall. The 18th century mansion was designed for lavish parties. So inside you will see a rich collection of sculptures, paintings and restored original furniture. The large grounds and surrounding parklands are perfect for an afternoon walk and picnic.
A visit to Derby has something for everyone. This vibrant city has excellent museums such as the Museum of Making, Pickford’s House and the Derby Museum & Art Gallery. You could visit the velodrome at the Derby Arena, take a canoe trip down the River Derwent, try a tipple or two at the White Peak Distillery whisky tour or walk alpacas in the Amber Valley – there’s plenty to do.
Many of the holiday parks in Derbyshire hold the best in the UK award and therefore offer exceptional standards of facilities and services.
Look out for those that display the David Bellamy Conservation Award – this is awarded to those parks that can demonstrate their active concern for the environment and protection of plants and animal habitats.
Derbyshire is a vibrant, eccentric county that’s brimming with culture, personality and excellent outdoor activities. Browse a range of excellent holiday parks in Derbyshire, offering holiday homes, glamping, touring and camping holidays, chalets, luxury lodges and cottages.
From natural beauty to modern day fun, Derbyshire is truly a county for anyone. Browse a range of excellent holiday parks Derbyshire, offering holiday homes, glamping, touring holidays, chalets, lodges and cottages.