If you’ve never been to the Derbyshire Peak District then Matlock Bath offers many attractions for children and adults. One of the star attractions is Gullivers Kingdom, and is one of the four parks in the UK owned by the Gulliver Theme Park Resorts group.
Gullivers Kingdom is a great family day out, and if you’re planning a big weekend with a large group then you might want to consider staying at The Escape, one of our luxury self catering holiday cottages in Derbyshire with hot tub. The Escape, is a fantastic property sleeping 10+. It has bags of space, and even has it’s own games room.
If you have been to any of the Gullivers Theme Parks, then you will know that your host for your visit is Gully the mouse, who you will most likely see wondering around the Park meeting and greeting visitors.
Age range is officially for children of 3-13, so if you’re expecting to entertain older teens or expecting the big rides of Alton Towers, then you will probably be disappointed. The biggest rides at Gullivers Kingdom is the Log Coaster and Switchback. These are fun introduction to rides for the little ones.
Other rides include the Chair Lift, Pirate Ship, Percy’s Pirate Adventure, Dino Explorer Cars and Dino Falls. There’s also the really popular Cycle Monorail, which is fun for all ages.
If you’re planning to make a weekend of it, Matlock Bath provides many other attractions, including Abrahams Heights, which is a cable car ride up the Matlock Bath cliffs (a footpath is also available for those with a fear of heights) or if it’s a more gentle pursuit you’re after then there are the rowing boats at Derwent Gardens. Derwent Gardens also has a children’s playground.
Along the main street you will find many bars and pubs with some, especially The Fishpond with music entertainment – usually at the weekend. For food there are lots of options from fish and chips and burgers being served from several fast food joints to chinese, italian and indian restaurants.
Matlock Bath is akin to a seaside town in the middle of the country, so you will also find arcades, ice cream parlours and gift shops.
If you come to Matlock Bath in the Autumn time, you will get a chance to catch the hugely popular Matlock Bath Illuminations which run between the August Bank Holiday and the end of the Autumn Half Term.
On our sister website, we provide a range of smaller holiday cottages in the Derbyshire Peak District, here’s what you could choose from: