16 Day trips from Sheffield | Easy, quick and fun days trip ideas

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Are you looking for day trips which don’t take long to get to from Sheffield? Here’s 16 of my favourite Day trips from Sheffield, and all of these places are suitable with or without children and for public transport. Enjoy! 1. Matlock Bath There’s lots to do in Matlock and Matlock Bath. Getting to Matlock on […]

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Beautiful free day out in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire | River Derwent Walk

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Matlock Bath is a lovely little place for a day out. Are you wondering what there is to do in Matlock? The answer: so much! We came just for a relaxing day out and wanted it to be cheap, or better, free. So we went on a river side stroll and found some playgrounds. Matlock […]

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Paddling at Low Bradfield and Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield | Free day out in the countryside

Paddling at Low Bradfield and Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield

I love taking Eric out into the countryside for a picnic, a walk and some wild paddling. Eric loves this simple activity – he loves to throw rocks around, spot wildlife, get messy and most of all IT’S FREE FUN! One of my favourite places to go wild paddling is Padley Gorge, but another place we […]

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The best picnic spots in and around South Yorkshire | Top 12 places for picnics suitable for all year

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Who doesn’t love a good picnic?! Here are 12 best picnic spots in and around South Yorkshire. These are favourites of ours for picnic days out; lots of them are free and suitable all year round. Let’s go!… Chatsworth house farmyard and playgrounds Click here for a blog and video of Chatsworth House playgrounds. A picnic […]

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A new Woodland Path & Longshaw Estate: 5 Things you didn’t know – National Trust day out

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You’ll know I love Longshaw if you know me well, you can see our last video and blog here. It’s my local National Trust and somewhere I visit often with friends and family. I arrange meet ups there for my local parents group throughout the year with picnics and paddling down at Padley Gorge, and autumn […]

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Hathersage & Bakewell: Two playgrounds in one day & a picnic in the park

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Following on from my first blog of our Bamford to Ladybower walk in the Peak District which we did for my birthday, this is day 2 where we went to Hathersage for a quick playground and picnic stop before heading for a family day out in Bakewell. We love Bakewell and it’s one of our […]

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Bamford Mill to Ladybower Reservoir Peak District walk | Short Walks in the Peak District for families

Bamford Mill to Ladybower Reservoir Peak District walk

The Peak District is such a beautiful place to go walking. This Bamford to Ladybower Reservoir walk is one of my favourites. For my birthday, we headed out to the peaks and stayed at Ladybower Inn for 2 nights. It was a lovely 3 days full of fresh air and specular views. I wish we […]

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9 ideas for fun and interesting Family Walks and Trails suitable for all the family | Walks for families in Sheffield |

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I’m passionate about going outdoors and I love walking. Walks with kids can be tricky though, and sometimes you want to do something a little more structured and fun than just a wild walk in the countryside. This is why these 9 ideas for Family Walks and Trails are a little outside of the box. There’s […]

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A few hours in the countryside exploring low Bradfield with a toddler | Family day out in Low Bradfield, Peak District playgrounds, bridges, The School Rooms and The plough

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Low Bradfield is a cute little village in the Peak District on the edge of Sheffield, tucked away from the city. It is accessible by bus routes from Sheffield on the 61 and 62, and is 6 1/4 miles south west of the city centre. I love this place because it is very relaxing, it’s picturesque, and […]

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A historical day out to Eyam plague village in the Peak District and National Trust Eyam Hall visit

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Eyam village in the Peak District dates back to the Roman era and is famously known for the outbreak of bubonic plague in 1665. A beautiful picturesque village with a sad history.  There are a few cafes, pubs and shops in the village, as well as a museum, but I went to Eyam to visit […]

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