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7 Top Dog Friendly Derbyshire Attractions & Days Out

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Derbyshire

Cottages here are ideal for experiencing the Derbyshire way of life. Shop at the local farm markets and prepare delicious home-cooked meals made from the local produce. Your dog will enjoy the trips into town and the vast range of dog friendly days out in Derbyshire.

Pack a bag with all your pooches’ necessities if you are going out for the day. Remember to stop for toilet breaks along the way so your canine companion can stretch his or her legs. There are acres of space for them to run around and explore.

There is more to Derbyshire than walking in the beautiful countryside and visiting the cobblestone towns. There is an array of spectacular destinations and dog friendly attractions in Derbyshire to visit.

Activities & Things to Do

Find below 7 of the best days out in Derbyshire for dogs

1. Peak District National Park

Peak District National Park offers a wide range of activities for all the family. It’s the ideal destination if you enjoy the outdoors and outdoor activities including cycling, water sports, horse-riding, climbing, and caving. Young and old will enjoy the treetop adventures at the popular Go Ape. If you prefer something a bit more exciting, then try the white-water rafting and bungee jumping.

2. Highfield Happy Hens

Highfield Happy Hens is an award-winning farm that is a treat to young and old. It has an indoor and outdoor play area for kids. It also offers them the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favourite farm animals. The kids can ride on the mini tractor and do some hunting before burning some energy on the bouncy castle. The whole family can enjoy a picnic for lunch.

3. Gulliver’s Kingdom

Gulliver’s Kingdom is a thrilling theme park. It is suited to kids between the ages of 3 to 13. They can enjoy fun rides and panoramic views of the countryside. Let them take a ride on the log flume with an altitude of 629 feet above sea level. Other popular attractions include the Digger Rides and the Dinosaur Kingdom. There are picnic areas around and the exciting “Toyland” for toddlers.

4. National Tramway Museum

The National Tramway Museum offers visitors a trip back in time to the 19th century. This museum is located in Crich, a quaint village near Matlock in Derbyshire. There is a retro sweetshop, pub, café, and tram depots. Take a ride on one of over 60, steam, horse-drawn and electric vintage trams through the period street and learn about the history of this mode of transport.

5. Carsington Water

Carsington Water is the ideal attraction for white knuckle junkies. This large reservoir is tucked away in the heart of the Peak District. There is a wide range of water sports for the whole family. If you enjoy canoeing, sailing, wind-surfing, and raft-building you can’t miss a trip to Carsington Water. Anglers will find enough trout to allow for excellent fishing throughout the year.

6. Poole’s Cavern, Buxton’s Hidden Wonder.

Poole’s Cavern, Buxton’s Hidden Wonder offers a Journey below the earth. Take the trip with expert and experienced guides as they take you to the Limestone caverns. You will witness crystal Stalactites and Stalagmites that have lined the chambers over millions of years. Above ground is just as impressive with the stunning country park woodlands. Take a walk to Grin Low and Solomon’s Temple viewpoint with its panoramic views of the Peak District.

7. Matlock

Matlock offers breathtaking views with Riber castle and the River Derwent nearby. Your dog will have a ball running around the wide-open spaces with plenty for him or her to investigate. This will be extra special if your dog comes from the city. You will be glad to know that you have a soothing hot tub ready for when you return to your accommodation.

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