activities

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Sailing and Watersports

Carsington Sports & Leisure Ltd is a watersports centre based at Carsington Water, one of the largest reservoirs in the UK. They are able to offer a variety of watersports activities as well as cycle hire and fly fishing from boat only.


Whether you are after an introductory session in windsurfing, sailing, stand up paddle-boarding, kayaking or a more advanced lesson to perfect your technique, they will have something to suit you.

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Caving

Dolomite Training offer an exciting opportunity to explore what lies beneath your feet. Their Caving days for groups, which are highly recommended, will offer you an amazing underground experience. They can further offer abseiling beside waterfalls and chat about the cave formation, looking at fossils, stalactites or stalagmites, and taking you to places where very few people have been.

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Gem Panning

Gem Panning is a fascinating hands-on activity. Carry your pan of 'sand' to shallow ponds of clean water and swirl the mixture to separate out the hidden semi-precious gems. A case of labelled examples are available to assist with identification by colour and shape. Visitors then get to take the gems they find home with them! A perfect activity for the family.

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Horse Riding

Enjoy horse riding in the attractive surroundings of Matlock Farm Park, with views over to Riber Castle. Scenic farmland, adjoining beautiful forests and a new purpose built arena provide extensive riding facilities, there is no need to ride on the country roads!

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Cycling

Explore the traffic-free Tissington Trail as it meanders through the scenic Peak District landscapes. Ashbourne cycle centre offer a choice of bikes for hire, including adult and child cycles, electric bikes, trail-a-bikes, tandems, buggies, trikes and mobility scooters.


The Tissington Trail leads from Ashbourne to Tissington in a three-and-a-half mile cycle ride through a former railway tunnel, bringing you to the delights of Tissington Café and the Edward & Vintage sweet shop.

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Climbing & Abseiling

Dolomite Training's Peak District climbing courses are tailored to what you want to get from the day so this could be about getting plenty of climbing done whilst having fun with friends or about developing your skills.

Dolomite Training also offer abseiling. They can provide the opportunity for you to jump off Millersdale Viaduct. Alternatively there is an option to choose a slightly wilder or remote feel and abseil off a cliff!

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GoApe Tree Top Adventure

The classic GoApe experience. They brief you for safety before you fly down zip-wires, leap off their Tarzan Swing and tackle their crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain's most breath-taking scenery. Whether your tribe is a group adventure, birthday party or day out with the kids; GoApe is a fantastic experience.

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Escape Rooms

Do you have what it takes to defeat Deception? Matlock's first escape room have left people raving and wanting to come back for more! A perfect activity for a group of friends or older family.


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Theatre & Cinema

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre offer a range of performances and films throughout the year. 


Alternatively there are cinemas/ theatres in Belper and Derby.

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Clay Pigeon Shooting & Hovercrafting

Yeaveley Estate offer many activities including Clay Pigeon Shooting and Hovercrafting - this is a brilliant experience for group events!

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Paint-Balling, Quad Biking, Archery, Laser Tag, Crossbow Shooting and Pistol Shooting

Wild Park Derbyshire is a family run Paintballing, Laser Tag, Quad Bike Trekking and Archery venue.


What an ideal way to spend a day, whether you're on your holidays and looking for a family activity, or whether you are on a Stag/Hen Party!

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Spa & Beauty

The award-winning Devonshire Spa is the perfect place to recharge, relax and revitalise for an unforgettable experience.


With a wide range of luxury spa treatments designed to improve your wellbeing, you can truly take some time to reconnect your mind, body and soul.