peacockThe Hope Valley may be surrounded by stunning countryside and feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the city, but that doesn’t mean to say that things round here are quiet! We know that children don’t want peace and quiet, they want adventure, excitement and most of all lots and lots of fun! There’s so much for children to do in the Hope Valley; from organised children’s activities such as music classes, to letting them discover their wild sides with outdoor sports and adventure playgrounds. All year round activities such as the farm parks or play areas and one off, periodic or seasonal events such as gala weeks, balloon rides and helicopter rides.
 
hathersage_park_smallThe wide open spaces of the Derbyshire countryside provides the ideal playground for children and gives them a greater sense of freedom than they could ever get in a town or city. Imagine having the whole of the Hope Valley as your back yard! There are so many wonders for children to discover, such as amazing wild animals and plant life on a woodland walk and spooky ruins of ancient castles whose colourful pasts echo around the walls.
 
We have such a wide choice of family days out in the Hope Valley, Peak District and surrounding area that you’ll want to stay longer just to fit it all in! Take a journey under the ground and visit one of our many caves and caverns for underground adventures! Or have a splashing time in a heated open air pool! If you want to see more of the unique wildlife in these parts then visit a farm park or animal attraction and let the children get up close and personal to a whole array of animals from newborn lambs to Scottish wildcats!
 
cyclingIf your children love outdoor sports then you’ll be truly spoilt for choice with the whole of the Hope Valley and beyond open for recreational sports of every kind! Take a beginner course in canoeing, follow a cycling path around some of our most stunning features or get harnessed up for a climbing experience. We’ve also indoor sports centres for rainy days which have children’s swimming activities, football, dance classes, tennis and much more!So no matter what the weather, there is always something going on in and around the Hope Valley to ensure that you and your children have an unforgettable break that will leave you gasping for more! So have a browse through this site and let your Hope Valley adventure begin.
 
Below are some suggestions of popular activities for children, click for details. Alternatively, browse our full list of attractions and recreation, look through our events section or search our directory.
 
 
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Brownies  
Tuesdays 6:15pm - 7:45pm (term time only)
Hathersage Memorial Hall
Contact: Cheryl Harman
Tel: 0781 663 4750
Contact: Claire Frith
Tel: 01433 650414
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Film Clubs  
HATHERSAGE
4th Saturday of the month, Sept - May
10am-11:30am
Kids Film Club
Hathersage Memorial Hall
Contact: Jean Hodgkinson
Tel: 01433 650746

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Calver Children's Cinema
Films show at 2:30pm (doors open from 1:30pm)
Tickets £3 on the door or call 01433 631298 to reserve
Goodies stall for the children, refreshments for adults
Free parking
Calver Village Hall
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Rainbows  
Tuesdays 4:45pm - 6pm (term time only)
Hathersage Memorial Hall
Contact: Hazel Jameison
Tel: 01433 650129 / 0776 541 0485
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Running  
HOPE VALLEY HURRICANES
An off-road running club for 8-16yr olds of all abilities. The club has CRB checked UKA/English Athletics coaches and meets during the summer months at the Hope sports pavillion 6pm-7pm and during the winter months at Hope Valley College 6pm-7pm.  For details, contact Mark Bartley on 01433 621949
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Tennis  
Children's Tennis
Hathersage Memorial Hall
Mondays 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Contact: Julie Robinson
Tel: 01629 761381
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Youth Club  
Thursdays 3:30pm - 8pm
Hathersage Memorial Hall
Contact: Christine Wright
Tel: 01629 580000
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