Derbyshire and the Peak district have some great attractions for all your family holidays. Why not try a day out at some of the Steam Train railways and Museums on offer in the area. A fun day for all ages, experience a ride on an atmospheric steam train, enjoy a meal watching the beautiful scenery go by. There are even activities and special events tailored for groups wishing to celebrate birthdays and hen parties.
Steam trains are to be found at Midland Railway at Butterley www.midlandrailway-Butterley.co.uk where there are several interesting things to see, not only a large collection of trains, but stationary and steam engine, lorries to meander around. Check their site for special events.
Peak Rail provide steam train rides Midlands. Based in beautiful Derbyshire Peak District. Special Events, Santa Specials, fine dining, Kids go free days.
www.e-v-r.com the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Wirksworth to Duffield where there is a steam train driving experience here, it was a great day out, the station is only small but made up with the enthusiasm of the staff, I have done several steam journeys but this was the first time I felt like part of the family. Plenty of free parking, great events.
Our fabulous, family size luxury, Derbyshire self- catering cottages are within 30 minutes of all of these railways for some great fun and nostalgic days out.