Half term events and activities in the Peak District

The last school holiday before the summer is just around the corner. With the weather picking up at this time of year, the Spring half term is always a great opportunity to get out and about as a family. If you’re staying at our holiday cottages or caravan site this half term, be in the know with our round-up of the best events and activities in the Peak District.

Beside the Seaside at Crich Tramway village 26th May to 3rd June

This popular annual event promises to be fun for all the family. Crich village will be transformed into a family seaside resort, complete with a ‘beach’ area, where children can build their own sandcastles, fairground rides and Punch and Judy Shows! If that wasn’t enough to keep everyone entertained there will be a Woodland Walk, Sculpture Trail and unlimited vintage seaside tram rides into open countryside.

Beside the Seaside at Crich Tramway village


Bamford sheepdog trials at Hope Valley 28th May

Enjoy a slice of rural life with this great family day out. Watch skilled farmers and their dogs work to guide the sheep in the trials and enjoy delicious locally sourced refreshments. There will also be craft activities and a children’s play area to keep kids of all ages entertained.

Bamford Sheepdog trials

Chatsworth House 26th May to 3rd June

A visit to Chatsworth House never disappoints. This half term they have a jam-packed calendar with an array of events and activities to suit children and adults alike. A main feature of the week will be a water spectacular in the gardens, with waterworks and features that are sure to delight. They’ll also be plenty to see and do in the farmyard, with a range of rural crafts, and why not meet a few birds of prey at the falconry?

Chatsworth House Falcons, Half term events and activities in the Peak District

Wildfamilies at The Roaches 28th May

These nature based activities take place in the stunning setting of The Roaches, a ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir with woodlands and panoramic views. With bug hunts and natural crafts, it’s a great way to get the kids interested in nature and exploring the outdoors. This event is free and there is no need to book.  

Wildfamilies Half term events and activities in the Peak District

We hope you’re inspired to get out and enjoy what’s on offer in the Peak District this half term. If you are still looking for somewhere to stay during your May break, we’ve got accommodation to cater for all, from large groups to singles. Our availability is limited during this busy time of year, so don’t delay, contact us to book today.