Fun Summer Holiday Activities To Do In The Peak District

The summer holidays are well and truly here, and you’d be hard pressed to beat the Peak District when it’s covered in sunshine and bustling with tourists. Long walks, evenings in the pub and plenty of activities to fill your holiday. You can try outdoor pursuits, visit picturesque villages and even try a Bakewell pudding. But there’s so much more to the Peak District.

Peak District Holiday Activities

When you’re looking for things to do in the Peak District for your summer holiday activities, look no further than Hargate Hall. We are perfectly placed in the heart of Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park. But more than that, we can give you local advice and tips when you come to stay with us. We can help you plan a fantastic holiday.

Summer Activities In The Peak District

The trail is an old railway line, so it makes a great cycle route. It’s almost flat, and it’s got a great smooth surface to ride on. It’s 13 miles of car free cycle path, with wonderful surroundings to enjoy. Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten your bike, you’ll find bike hire at Parsley Hay station. There are plenty of lovely stops, including the village of Tissington, where you can stop off for an afternoon cream tea or a caffeine boost to get you back to your car.

The views from Mam Tor are legendary. You’ll see for miles as you walk the famous ridge. Don’t forget to take your picture by the trig point! You can head out on a two-hour loop walk, or you can make your way to Castleton and turn your Mam Tor walk into a day out, stopping at pubs and shops as you make your way through Castleton village.

The Peak District is filled with incredible reservoirs, and Carsington Water is no exception. You’ll find stand up paddle board hire, kayaks and canoes for rental. Along with tutored sessions and even Watersports courses. If the temperature heats up, why not head to the water to cool down!

‘Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnat’s Pass, high above the village of Castleton, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey’. Why not head underground and take a journey through a 200-year-old lead mine, by boat! It’s a unique experience that you won’t forget, a great end to your summer holiday in the Peak District.

Whatever your plans for your Peak District summer holiday, you are sure to have a great time. You won’t run out of things to do or places to go. Did you know we host short breaks, weekend get-a-ways and longer holidays here at Hargate? There is plenty of room for all the family to enjoy a break. You could even book a last-minute stay! We’d love to talk to you about your holiday. You can call us on 01298 872591. Or email us at with the dates you’d like to book, and we’ll get straight back to you.