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 Equipment – If 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 Play – Once 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 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.