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Things To Do At Easter While Staying At Wheeldon.

Easter 2023 in the Peak District

Easter 2023 will soon be upon us, so what’s going on in the Peak District? At Wheeldon Trees, our chocolate pots will be overflowing with treats. But what else is happening in the area which is suitable for families?

Carsington Water

The Easter Bunny has left a trail of eggs around Stone’s Island at Carsington Water. Follow the route to find the eggs and answer the questions. Once completed return to the cafe/ restaurant/ RSPB shop to receive your prize.

There’s no need to pre-book, just go to the Visitor Centre to buy your activity sheet. £3 per trail sheet with each completed trail sheet will receive one prize. The trail follows Stone’s Island Trail which is a 1.5km (1 mile) loop which is pushchair friendly. The trail runs daily from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Easter egg hunt at Longshaw Estate

1st to 16th April (10:30 to 15:00)

Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. The trail takes place between the 1st and 16th of April 2023, from 10:00 to 15:30. Last entry is at 14:30. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes an activity sheet, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

Easter at Ilam Park

1st to 16th April (10:30 to 15:00)

This spring, the National Trust property Ilam Park is inviting families to join them for some fun.

Strut your stuff like a bird, try welly wanging, check out a bee’s eye view, spot birds using binoculars, enjoy some chilled-out cloud spotting and lots more.

There are 10 nature-inspired activities for the whole family. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes the trail activities, pencil, activity leaflet to take home and a chocolate egg, or vegan and free from chocolate egg, made here in the UK from cocoa that’s responsibly sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms www.rainforest-alliance.org

Family fun at Matlock Farm Park

1st to 16th April (10:00 to 17:00)

It’s jam-packed fun at Matlock Farm Park this Easter. You can meet cade lambs, get up close, hear all about how they are cared for and watch them being bottle fed! Join in with daily Easter Treasure trails, sheep racing, alpaca mini-walks, wallaby encounters, ferret racing, small animal petting, meerkat talks and more! Plus, don’t miss fantastic events including Snow Sisters, Jurassic Fun Day and the BIG Bubbleman over the bank holiday weekend.

Easter weekend at the Heights of Abraham

7th to 10th April

Over the Easter weekend, there’ll be lots of fun at the Heights of Abraham. Take part in a classic Easter Egg Hunt or sit back and relax to some musical performances on the Pergola stage. All attractions and tours will be operating throughout the Easter period including the much-loved cable car flights, cavern tours, exhibitions and adventure play.

Book an award-winning cottage this Easter holiday

We still have limited availability across the Easter school holidays.

Wheeldon Trees Cottages has 10 fantastic Derbyshire cottages for you to choose from. From our super luxurious Farmhouse to our newly refurbished dog-friendly cottage for two, Ollerenshaw. There is something for everyone.

The retreat came under new ownership in 2021. Since that time a huge investment has gone into renovating the cottages and its 12 acres of Peak District National Park. After just 18 months in business, the retreat was the runner-up in this year’s Visit Peak District and Derbyshire Tourism Awards for the best accommodation.

Not just a cottage

Holidays are precious and we know that we only get one chance to make a lasting impression on our guests. Our gardeners care for our 12 acres of Peak District National Park weekly. In 2022 we renovated the games room and it now offers puzzles, board games and a games table for pool, air hockey and ping pong.

In addition to the new games room, there is an honesty shop selling posh local produce. There’s also EV charging, wifi throughout, a children’s play area, free electric bikes to explore the local area (updated in November 2022) and a laundry room.

You can view our availability and pick your perfect cottage by following this link – view our availability.