Time with the Family

Children Welcome

We are incredibly family-friendly at Wheeldon Trees cottages and children of all ages will love their stay here.

We’re all children at heart, but if you’re coming with your mum and dad, you’ll want to know what’s specially available for you.

Children at Wheeldon Trees

Baby and Toddler EquipmentIf you’re bringing a baby or toddler, we’ve got equipment you can borrow while you’re here.

Games Room Enjoy your stay at our Peak District holiday cottages – games, maps and books for old and young.

Hop on the Bus – Take a trip on the 442 from our doorstep

Adventure PlayOnce you’ve had your cup of tea, we’re sure you’ll want to explore the play area.

Things to do in the Peak District

Crich Tramway Village, Matlock 

Take a tram ride through time at Crich Tramway Village, home of The National Tramway Museum – an ideal destination for all ages. Visitors can ride the world-renowned vintage trams through a unique period street and out into the open countryside for spectacular views, explore fascinating exhibitions and watch as trams are restored from the workshop Viewing Gallery. Complete your visit with a stroll in the Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail.

Visit https://www.tramway.co.uk/ for more information.

Matlock Farm Park, Matlock

Matlock Farm Park aims to offer farmyard fun for all ages, all year round, in the fresh air and tranquillity of the countryside. They have a plethora of lovely animals to meet, feed and cuddle, an indoor play barn to have fun in, go-karts to ride around on, a shop to browse and a cosy café to visit. Their riding school is also open all year round and offers lessons or hacking for all abilities as well as short pony rides.

Visit https://matlockfarmpark.co.uk/ for more information.

Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock Bath

Home to more than 60 rides and attractions, including the Lost World of the Living Dinosaurs – with more than a dozen animatronic dinosaurs – this family-run theme park is ideal for primary school age and preschool children, with play areas for todders, a NERF Zone for over-sixes, plus the JCB Zone where you can operate a digger too.

Poole’s Cavern show cave and Buxton country park 

Stalactites have grown up over millions of years in the limestone Poole, while outside there are walks through the woodland trails, including to the viewpoint and folly known as Solomon’s Temple, looking out to some of the Peak District’s landmarks.

The Country Park also has its own Go Ape treetop adventure course, one of the highest high ropes courses in the UK (for 10+ only).

Visit https://poolescavern.co.uk/ for further information.

Chatsworth House Farmyard

The farmyard at Chatsworth has been a favourite day out for children of all ages since 1973. So, if your young ones like to meet animals, make new friends, try new things and play all day, they are going to love the farmyard and playground. There are also special activities during Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

Visit https://www.chatsworth.org/farmyard-playground/ for further information.

Alton Towers

Alton Towers is the largest theme park in the UK, spanning 910 acres of land in central Staffordshire. Those 370 hectares are split across 10 themed areas of other-worldly adventure! Prepare for flight as a brand new experience comes to the Resort. Galactica is the world’s first rollercoaster fully dedicated to virtual reality. Based on the Resort’s iconic flying rollercoaster, cutting edge technology integrates the thrilling twists, turns and drops of the ride with a unique opportunity to soar into another dimension and discover the limitless wonders of space!

With over 50 rides and attractions, the Alton Towers Resort is Britain’s Greatest Escape!

Visit https://www.altontowers.com/ for more information.

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Say hello to Sheldon Cottage. A perfect Peak District hideaway with two super-king bedrooms, open-plan living, the highest of thread counts, the fluffiest cloud-like towels and delicious White Company toiletries. ... See MoreSee Less

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What a beautiful place. We loved staying here. Everything was of such a high standard x

Used to have a lovely electric recliner chair 👍

Stayed in Sheldon with our friends one of whom is a wheelchair user. Just amazing - fantastic quality and had a fab New Year ❤️

Beautiful. I will definitely have to visit x

Take your own towels - non absorbing

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Exciting day at Wheeldon Trees as we took delivery of the frame for our brand new office. Not sure there is a more perfect spot for an office anywhere in the rest of England? ... See MoreSee Less

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Ooh are we sharing this office space?? 😁x

Can't wait to come and stay again. Are you still offering the 15% discount for returning guests?

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