Things to do around Buxton
For those of you looking to come and stay in Buxton, you might be wondering what there is to do. Whether you’re solo adventuring, or staying as a family, I’m sure you’ll find something in this list for you!
1. Treetop adventures at Go Ape Buxton
For thrill seekers, we have Go Ape Buxton. It is in walking distance of the town, which is great if you arrived by train or if you just fancy a stroll… Situated in the UK’s oldest national park, you’ll experience breath taking views and big adventures with this particular park being one of their highest courses ever built!
This thrilling outdoor activity is so much fun for everyone, and the surrounding woods are truly stunning.
Address: Go Ape Buxton, Buxton Country Park, Poole’s Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH
More info: goape.co.uk/days-out/midlands/buxton
2. Ride a bike or walk along the Monsal Trail
This trail used to be a railway line, it was closed in 1968 and reopened in 2011 as a traffic-free cycle track. Along the way you will be able to see remains of Derbyshire’s industrial heritage as well as tonnes of picturesque views and wildlife. You will go through several old railway tunnels as well as along the Monsal viaduct.
3. Explore the Peak District landscape millions of years ago at Buxton Museum
The museum has so much to offer. With archaeological artefacts, minerals, fossils, artwork, photographs etc, you will certainly learn a lot about Buxton’s history. There is also a lot for children to explore and engage with; families can enjoy the displays together with free quizzes and activities.
The great news is that the museum is free to enter!
Address: Terrace Road, Buxton, SK17 6DA
More info: buxtonmuseumandartgallery.wordpress.com/
4. The Pavilion Gardens
The Pavillion Gardens are beautiful. Consisting of a boating lake, miniature train, fountains and wildlife, you’re sure to find something to interest/entertain you.
The miniature train isn’t a thrilling ride, but’s definitely fun and kids will love it!
In addition to the miniature railway, there’s a soft play area for kids to play. There’s also a restaurant where you can grab a bite to eat. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a boating lake which was recently opened in 2019. You can hire a rowing boat or a pedalo!
But most importantly, just enjoy the park!
Address: St John’s Rd, Buxton, SK17 6BE
More info: parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk/centre/the-pavilion-gardens
5. Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park
Poole’s Cavern is a great day out for everyone, whatever the weather! In the cavern you can explore amazing stalactites and stalagmites that have been there for millions of years. There are guided tours available, you will have to book these in advance though.
The cave is situated around a great woodland walk, through Grin Low Country Park. After your cave adventure, you could walk through the park to Solomon’s Temple, which is a fantastic place to take in some views!
Address: Green Lane, Buxton, SK17 9DH
More info: poolescavern.co.uk
6. Ring of Trees Walk around Buxton
Do you want to walk through a scenic woodland path around Buxton? This trail is perfect for you! This walk is great for a free active day for the family.
More info: buxtoncivicassociation.org.uk/woodlands
That’s all for now…
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