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7th August 2020

Summer Holiday Sorted: Your Guide to the Best Family Days out around Chesterfield and Sheffield

It’s been a strange few months as we’ve tried to keep the kids entertained whilst the UK has been in lockdown, but now that the summer holidays have started and that homeschooling guilt can be swept under the rug for the next six weeks, here are a few family days out around Chesterfield and Sheffield:


Matlock Park Farm

Matlock Park Farm is now open every day from 10am-5pm. The farm, situated in the glorious Chesterfield countryside, is packed with family fun and entertainment. With so many animals to meet, Matlock Park Farm offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with a large variety of animals including alpacas, goats, donkeys, sheep and many more. We particularly love the adorable meerkats! With the Farm being awarded the Covid-19 Industry standard acknowledgement by Visit England, you can be sure that your visit will be perfectly safe. Visit their website here to find out more!

Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags are offering a fun and educational experience with their museum and visitors centre re-opening. Like Matlock Park Farm, Creswell Crags has also been certified as being safe to visit by Visit England, meaning their social distancing and cleanliness guidelines are top-notch. Creswell Crags presents incredible artefacts from the Ice Age in their museum exhibit, we’re sure they’ll keep your little explorer entertained. Find out more here, and keep an eye out on their social media to find out when the caves will be reopening.  

Bolsover Castle

With interactive displays, entertaining events and immersive activities on offer, Bolsover Castle creates the perfect day out for all the family. Bolsover Castle boasts a cafe and ample parking with the family in mind. The Castle is limiting visitor numbers and following all social distancing guidelines, meaning you can still be immersed in the historic environment whilst feeling safe to do so. Find out more about their social distancing guidelines and book your tickets here!

Queens Park

With the lovely weather recently, why not take a stroll and have a picnic in Queens Park? Or, perhaps a game of rounders may be more up your street. The Park offers plenty of open space, with ample opportunities for all kinds of fun and games. Boasting a cricket pitch, Queens Park is perfect for any growing cricket fans, too.  


Tropical Butterfly House

Tropical Butterfly House is packed full of fun, with all types of weird and wonderful creatures throughout the centre. Tropical Butterfly House has more to offer than butterflies, with lemurs, otters, meerkats and many more to awe over. An added bonus of their parrot displays makes for an incredible experience, where you can relax in the sun whilst colourful parrots show off their flight skills! Tropical Butterfly House is definitely not one to miss. Find out more here

Meersbrook Park

Meersbrook Park offers panoramic views of the city, being situated on the hillside just 2 miles from the city centre. Take a family stroll along the edge of the city through Meersbrook Parks incredible woodlands. Being a historic home to Meersbrook Hall, the park is sure to make an interesting and refreshing day out away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Cutlery works kids eat free, sandpit 

At Redbrik, we absolutely love Cutlery Works. During this time, it’s well worth taking up the Eat Out to Help Out scheme with 50% off Monday-Wednesday. With multiple amazing eateries to choose from, we’re sure there’ll be something for everyone, no matter how picky! As an added bonus, Cutlery Works are currently offering a kids eat free offer between 11am and 7pm, just in time for the summer holidays! Check them out here, you won’t regret it! 

Mayfield Alpaca Farm

Mayfield Alpaca Farm offers an exciting day out with their abundance of alpacas! The Farm focuses on conservation, animal welfare and education of not just alpacas, but dwarf mongooses, meerkats, reindeer and more! Situated on the outskirts of the city centre, Mayfield Alpaca Farm extends over 45 acres of the Mayfield Valley. The Farm also offers a cafe, creating a perfect family day out filled with indulgences as well as fun with animals. Take a look at their website here.