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Things to do . . . for Teenagers


You don’t need an introduction to the Alton Towers Resort!  You can drive there in about 40 minutes from Valley View holiday cottage and just over an hour from Riverside House holiday cottage!

The postcode for sat nav is ST10 4DB.



Go Ape! Buxton
Buxton Country Park
Pooles Cavern, Green Lane
SK17 9DH

The UK’s no.1 forest adventure just on the outskirts of Buxton. You can get off the beaten track on ‘forest segways’, plus ‘Junior Tree Top Adventure’ or get on bikes in one of the UK’s most beautiful forests.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of an explorer, you could also visit the adjacent Poole’s Cavern, a 2 million year old, natural limestone cave

Take a Journey beneath the earth with expert guides, explore the vast Limestone caverns and see how crystal Stalactites and Stalagmites have lined the chambers over millions of years. New LED lighting for this year, see the incredible underground world as never before.  Back above ground explore the beautiful country park woodlands and complete your day with a stroll to Grin Low and Solomon’s Temple viewpoint with superb views of the Peak District.  Taste the Peak in the Cavern café with meals or snacks, cakes and coffee served all day. We also have picnic areas and safe play area for children and toddlers.



Tel: +44 (0)1433 620285

Unravel the mysteries of the Devil's Arse and step into the unique world of Peak Cavern. Unusual rock formations, the eerie sound of running water and echoes of a bygone age await you.

Set in the middle of the picturesque Peak District village of Castleton, the approach to Peak Cavern is awe inspiring.

Deep into the cliffs is the Cavern's imposing entrance chamber, within which you will see the remains of an ancient village where a whole community lived and worked making ropes for the local lead mines for more than 400 years.

Deeper into the Cavern you pass through Lumbago walk and enter the Great Cave, see a perpetual cascade of water at Roger Rains' House, pass through Pluto's Dining Room into the Devil's Cellar and hear the source of the river Styx.

Guided tours, including traditional ropemaking demonstrations, last 1 hour. They are fairly undemanding and are suitable for all ages. Under 4s go free.  Please note there are steps and uneven floors so suitable for all-terrain buggies.  Hot drinks and snacks available.



Jody Else
Wild Park Brailsford
Nr Ashbourne

Tel: +44 (0) 1335 360 485

Wild Park Brailsford also known as Wild Park Leisure is a family run Paintballing, Laser Tag and Quad Bike Trekking venue. All the latest state-of-the-art equipment for Paintballing, Laser Tag and Quad Bike Trekking is provided to make your day as safe and enjoyable as possible.  Established for over 20 years in the Peak District. Situated in the heart of Derbyshire but only 10 minutes from the City of Derby.



Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool
Oddfellows Road
Hope Valley
S32 1DU

Tel: +44 (0) 1433 650843 / +44 (0) 1433 650843

Hathersage outdoor heated swimming pool is set in a lawned enclosure with a covered veranda to one side. During the summer months, it offers the opportunity to swim in the open air, amidst the glorious Peak District scenery, in water which is heated to 28°C.

As well as the hard play area, there is a beautiful, safe playing field adjacent to the pool, where you and your children can have a picnic and a game after your swim.

Poolside refreshments are available from the Pool Café, down the steps at the side of the veranda. The menu includes hot and cold sandwiches, soup, pizzas, jacket potatoes, chips, cakes, ice-creams, sweets and hot and cold drinks.

Once you’ve finished your swim a full range of meals including fish and chips, steak pie, lasagne and salad platters, healthy and vegetarian options, are available inside the café via the separate entrance above the hard play area.

During the summer season, the café serves food and drinks from 8am until the pool closes.

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Valley View

Valley View

Valley View is a self catering holiday cottage for up to 15 people in Milldale (right in Dovedale - within 100 yards of the River Dove) in the Peak District.

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Riverside House

Riverside House

Riverside House is a self catering holiday cottage for up to 12 people in Litton Mill (close to Millers Dale and Tideswell) in the Peak District.

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