News 27 March 2023

Easter adventures in Derwent Valley

Make a train trip part of your Easter holiday plans this year. Here are some of our top picks for family-friendly first adventure by rail.

Family fun in Derby

There’s lots to do for families in Derby this Easter, including Beware Dinosaurs are Coming! at Derbion, Easter Market by Mama Meet and Market and photography and craft workshops at QUAD: Easter in Derby (visitderby.co.uk)

Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath

Enjoy a trip by cable car as part of the Heights of Abraham’s Year of Fantastic Happenings! Live music, an Easter Egg hunt and the adventure playground await you. There’s a 20% discount on entry for train travellers, too. The Heights of Abraham – Peak District and Derbyshire

Spot signs of spring along Cromford Canal

Take the train to Cromford or Whatstandwell and take a stroll along the Cromford Canal. You might see ducklings, hear birdsong or smell spring flowers as part of your Easter celebrations. Click here to download a walking trail: derwentvalleyline.org.uk/walks/

Heritage Railways, Duffield and Matlock

Alight at Duffield or Matlock for a heritage rail trip with Ecclesbourne Valley Railway or Peak Rail. On Easter Sunday and Monday enjoy a Dinosaur Experience on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway or for a mega train weekend visit both railways as part of the Twin Peaks Diesel Gala: https://www.e-v-r.com/events/

Happy Easter!

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