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Peak District Wet Weather Days Out

Pitter-patter raindrops are dashing against the windows, the grey skies are heavy with water and you are feeling bored and depressed. Perhaps you are stuck at home with the kids going stir-crazy; find yourself tucked away in a holiday home in the middle of a soggy and sombre looking Peak District, or maybe you face being ‘turfed out’ of your bed and breakfast for the day?

Cheer up! It might not be doom and gloom as the rotten
weather forecast predicted. The Peak District can still be fun even for Wet Weather Days Out, it’s just that you have to find the sanctuary and shelter of an indoor activity or inside attraction – and there are loads to choose from!

For the culture conscious and those of us interested in history and heritage, why not take a peep inside a
Stately Home or Museum for your Wet Weather Days Out. We also have indoor Heritage Sites and Workshops as well as Craft Centres and Potteries.

For toddlers and youngsters there are Play Mills and Pubs with Indoor Play areas, pottery painting and crafts for Wet Weather Days Out, whilst for older kids the Peak District offers caverns and mines (as long as they are not flooded!), various swimming pools and cinemas. Also, the thrills, spills and excitement of a bowling alley or ice skating rink are within only an hour’s drive.

Do not despair and get out there! Simply scroll through our long list of Wet Weather Days Out to brighten up your day!

Painting Pots is what this delightful ceramic studio is all about and customers can choose from over 130 different blank items to paint from all ranges of tableware to piggy banks. There is no need to book, no studio fee and the charge for chosen item includes glazing & firing. Prices start from £3. Going Potty is the perfect place to have fun whatever the weather. Suitable for all ages. No matter what your artistic ability everyone can "GO POTTY".  ...
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Peak District Crafts - Going Potty - Matlock Bath
Situated in historic Ashbourne, Sticky Fingers is a wonderful environment in which to spend time. Come in and browse through our selection of designer gifts, create a masterpiece of your own, or simply grab a coffee and a homemade cake... Crafts. Ceramic Painting. With one of the largest selections of pots in the country, a range of 25 colours, 3-D bumpy paints and shaped sponges we are able to cater for most needs. Whether you are a solo painter passing by or a party of...
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Peak District Crafts & Gifts - Sticky Fingers - Ashbourne
Here at Baked Well Pottery Painting we provide a relaxing yet inspired environment in the heart of the Peak District National Park where you can come and create your own hand-painted ceramic item. After you have painted your item, we glaze and fire it for you in our kiln. Alternatively, we also acrylic painting and decopatch which can be taken on the same day. People of all ages and abilities find themselves loving the pottery painting experience. You don’t have to be a highly...
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Baked Well: Pottery Painting & Craft Studio
Welcome to the Heights of Abraham.  You may be an old friend or this could be the very first time you have heard of us but one thing for sure is that the Heights of Abraham Cable Cars, Caverns and Hilltop Park is an exciting venue for individuals, families, groups and parties alike. People are always surprised how much there is to do here. In recent times, the Heights has become rightly famous for its landmark cable car system - the first of its kind in the whole of the...
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Peak District Attractions - Heights of Abraham - Matlock Bath
For a truly memorable experience which is creative and fun, why not treat yourself to a course or workshop at the Derbyshire Eco Centre. Discover the joy of learning at our flagship eco building in its relaxing setting. From woodland management, dry stone walling or rustic furniture making to stained glass, yoga or map reading and navigation skills, we have something for everyone. Come and share your time with like-minded people and make new friends.   If you have children aged...
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Peak District Activity Centres - Derbyshire Eco Centre - Middleton-by-Wirksworth
Haddon Hall has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and its beauty and atmosphere never fails to enchant. Described by Simon Jenkins in “1000 Best Houses” as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of the house date from the 12th Century, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye. Film-makers flock to Haddon...
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Peak District Attractions - Haddon Hall - Bakewell
Wild Park Derbyshire is a family run Paintballing, Laser Tag and Quad Bike Trekking venue. They have been established for over 20 years in the Peak District. They are situated in the heart of Derbyshire but only 10 minutes from the City of Derby. On arrival you will be greeted by their friendly and experienced staff, whose main priority is to ensure your safety and enjoyment. Wild Park Derbyshire is equipped with excellent facilities including separate changing rooms with...
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Wild Park Derbyshire - Ashbourne
With more than 25 years of childminding experience, Di and Jane provide a safe and exciting place for children to play. We have plenty of free parking and are within easy reach of Matlock, Wirksworth, Darley Dale and Bakewell and regularly have visitors from Chesterfield, Derby and Buxton. We have a 5* Food Hygene Rating. You can now follow us on Facebook. Opening Times: 10am - 6pm daily EXCEPT Friday which is 10am - 4pm. Admission Prices ages 1-9 £4.00 ...
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Peak District Play Venues - The Play Mill Children's Indoor Play - Bonsall nr Matlock
Enter an Ancient Underground Wonderland in the Heart of the Peak District National Park. Your guide will explain how miners in the 1750's constructed a tunnel using only hand tools to reach the Blue John Stone deposits inside the hill. You will see veins of Blue John Stone across the cave roof, and 'The Pillar', the largest piece ever found. Your guide will point out fossils in the limestone rock which formed the hillside above you 330 million years ago. You enter the...
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Peak District Attractions - Treak Cliff Cavern - Castleton
Lorraine and Tracey and staff welcome you to Jungle Monkey where your child can explore and have lots of fun in our indoor play centre. During Term Time we offer a special rate to parents and toddlers including a drink of juice and a biscuit. * We Have a Loyalty Card Scheme and Child Minder 10% discount. We offer a varied hot and cold menu and all our food is freshly prepared to order. Why not try one of our delicious freshly ground coffee’s and sample one of our...
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Peak District Childrens Activities - Jungle Monkey - New Mills
  Crich Tramway Village     Crich Tramway Village is no ordinary day out. The village setting of lovingly restored buildings is not only the perfect home for the nations collection of vintage trams but gives visitors the opportunity to experience the nostalgia of a time now past. Don’t be fooled however by the relaxed and friendly atmosphere as there’s a lot to see and do. Trams run to and fro all day long carrying visitors...
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Crich Tramway Village - Crich, nr Matlock
Sudbury Courtyard Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm & Bank Holidays Sudbury Courtyard is a recently restored range of historic buildings, now open as retail shopping outlets and a café in the heart of Sudbury village. Sticky Fingers Sticky Fingers, occupying the beautifully renovated beamed Bothy unit, offers a range of designer giftware. We have searched the length and breadth of our island to bring you the best of homemade, British design....
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Sudbury Courtyard Shopping & Cafe
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