THINGS TO DO
in The Peak District
If you want to enjoy some time exploring all that the Peak District & Derbyshire has to offer, let us show you around a world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns and at the heart of it all, there are loads of things to do in the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire.
From the high, moorland plateaus in the north, to the steep-sided, deep dales and rolling green hills in the south of the area, the Peak District & Derbyshire has just about any landscape you can imagine in Britain, making it one of the finest areas in the country to go walking. Couple the fantastic scenery with amazing local food & drink, the Peak District will sure enough become one of your favourite destinations!
The fabulously vintage, award-winning Eroica Britannia is very quickly gaining a reputation as one of the 'must visit' events of the year with its shabby chic look, party atmosphere and of course excellent cycle ride through the stunning Peak District. What more could you ask for? During the summer you'll catch a country fair on nearly any weekend, from Hope Show, Bakewell Show and Chatsworth Country Fair. And in the Autumn, enjoy glistening displays and family fun at the Matlock Bath Illuminations.
Our Peak District attractions are pretty top-notch too! Dangle over a ravine in a cable car as you ascend to The Heights of Abraham, or swing from the heights at Go Ape. Hop on-board an old-style tram at Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, get up close and personal with nature at Peak Wildlife Park or scare yourself silly on white-knuckle ride at Alton Towers Resort!
In addition, we have the yearly wells dressing, a traditional Derbyshire event. What better way to enjoy a visit to the Peak District and Derbyshire than by enjoying the hundreds of well dressings that are lovingly – and painstakingly - created by hand each year from May to September? Be inspired by this stunning art form being kept alive by groups of dedicated volunteers.
We also have the renowned Buxton Festival during the Summer, when the Town really does come alive with shows and entertainment. Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Buxton International Festival is a summer celebration of the very best opera, music and literature at the heart of the beautiful Peak District.
We have a weekly market on Tuesday's and Saturday's and this can be found on the Market Place. The market provides a great choice for a range of goods including food, household goods, clothes and gifts. Alongside the regular market there are specialist markets and events throughout the year. The first Saturday of each month sees a range of extra Craft, Quirky & Vintage stalls.
Still feeling you're in need of some more ideas for your trip to the Peak District?
Check out the links below or visit our friends at Explore Buxton, Let's Go Peak District, Visit Buxton and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire for everything that happens in Buxton and The Peak District - news, business listings, reviews, events, history, literally everything!
Looking for some Peak District adventures?
10Adventures shares some of the best human-powered adventures on earth! They will help you plan for your next great outdoor adventure: helping you choose handpicked walks and tours in The Peak District. You can find a range of fantastic walks, freely accessible, via their website. They provide great detail about the walks with downloadable PDFs (email sign up required), time and difficulty ratings and lots of images and instructions.
We also love that they take a responsible attitude by encouraging visitors to respect the area!
Peak District Attractions
Whether you're looking for a peaceful countryside walk, spectacular show caverns to explore or sites of immense cultural and historical importance to admire, you're sure to find it in the Peak District!
There’s no end of Peak District and Derbyshire activities that you can get your teeth into - we’ve got all sorts for every type of visitor, from your keen hikers, cyclists, climbers to thrill-seeking adrenaline-junkies! Plus we now offer secure bike storage.
Although most famous for its gorgeous countryside, the Peak District & Derbyshire also has bags to offer on the retail therapy front. There are loads of unique shops and some fantastic markets to explore
Food & Drink
If exploring castles, historic houses and stately homes is your thing, then the Peak District & Derbyshire is a great place to visit. With estates such as Chatsworth and Haddon Hall we’ve got some of the best in the country.
Gardens & Parks
Discover gorgeous gardens in Derbyshire, picturesque parkland in the Peaks with all kinds of beautiful recreation areas within the Peak District & Derbyshire, you’ll want to visit them all.