Derbyshire has plenty of places to visit and interesting things to do for energetic youngsters who want to have fun while they’re letting off steam.
Here are ten activities that youngsters can do which will cost mum or dad less than a tenner per child.
5. Pooles Cavern, Buxton
Step inside huge limestone caverns and look at the stalactites and stalagmites that have been there for millions of years. Back in the open air take a walk to Solomon's Temple and if you're still feeling energetic, what about tackling the high wires at Go Ape? Admission to Poole's Cavern is £6 per child under 16 and £12.50 for over 16s. Go to www.poolescavern.co.uk
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6. The Jungle, Chesterfield
This indoor play centre on Foxwood Road is the East Midland's biggest soft play centre for children up to 11 years old and is a good place to take your family on a rainy day. Admission is £4.95 for under 11. Children under five years welcome Monday to Friday before 3pm, £3.95, toddlers welcome every Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am, priced £3.95. Go to www.thejungleplaycentre.co.uk
7. Chatsworth House adventure playground
Children can have loads of fun exploring the adventure playground and farmyard or the beautiful gardens of Chatsworth House. Admission to the playground and farmyard is £7 for both children and adults, entry to the garden is £7.50 (child) and £14 (adult). Go to www.chatsworth.org
8. Peak Rail, Darley Dale
This is an ideal day out for young train spotters. This heritage railway offers the opportunity to find out about transport that our ancestors travelled on. All-day unlimited travel vouchers for 3-15 years cost £4.50 and £2.75 for a single journey, for adults the cost is £9.50 for unlimited all-day travel and £5 for a single journey. Go to www.peakrail.co.uk