The East Midlands region is perfect for a great family holiday away. It covers the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire – if you are looking for Lincolnshire, then please go to the East of England page.
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Whether it’s adventure and action at Alton Towers, rock climbing on the stunning cliffs and crags, getting dirty on a mountain bike which can be hired locally, private family cycling on Tissington Trail or just a good long walk around Dovedale, the Manifold trail, to name but a few, it’s all here in the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District.
Or maybe you’re after a more relaxing time, a stroll around the excellent Blackbrook Zoological or why not go and visit the magnificent Chatsworth House with its adventure playground or browse around the market towns of Leek with all it’s antique shops and warehouses, Ashbourne, Buxton & Bakewell. Take a trip down memory lane on the Churnet Valley Steam Railway or visit the place that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s parents.
For the thrill seekers on holiday in the Peak District there is Gullivers Kingdom Theme Park (under 14s) in Matlock, Heights of Abraham Caves with cable cars and play parks, Waterworld at Stoke, Go Ape hire wire tree climbing (10+ years) or of course, the popular theme park of Alton Towers.
Or just get some of the fantastic local foods and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the self catering holiday cottage and all the wildlife that comes to visit.