Top 5 Holiday Parks in and around The Peak District

With over 500 square miles, there is a lot of the Peak District to explore from Ashbourne and Matlock in the south right up to areas which are sandwiched between Manchester and Sheffield in the north. Unsurprisingly The Peak District has some great places to stay, including some great caravan parks and lodge parks, we have listed our top 5 Peak District holiday parks here to help you find the best holiday park for your Peak District holiday.

The Peak District National Park is a much loved and visited area of the UK which, as it’s name suggests, has many peaks, but that’s not all! People flock to this beautifully diverse area in the heart of the country for the stunning wild open spaces, picturesque rolling countryside views, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, small beautiful villages and historic market towns all to explore.

It attracts many hikers and walkers and it’s easy to see why with spectacular views from Mam Tor, Dovedale and Chrome Hill to enjoy. There are also plenty of cycle trails to enjoy which make this area very popular with cyclists and spots which are perfect for rock climbing, abseiling and caving.

A family day of fun can be spent at nearby Alton Towers or how about a fascinating day aboard a traditional railway carriage taking in the moorland views along the way. There are shopping centres, villages with markets stalls, antiques and craft fairs all to explore and of course lots of fantastic local producers of local foods and ales.

best holiday parks in the Peak District National Park

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Landal Sandybrook is an ideal place to base yourself for a relaxing stay after days spent exploring the southern areas of The Peak District. The market town of Ashbourne is a very short drive away and there are plenty of walking and cycling routes nearby. The scenery is beautiful and diverse and the Dovedale and Tissington Trail will not disappoint, the kids will love the Dovedale stepping stones. Derby is not too far away if days spent walking around shopping centers are more your thing?

There’s also Alton Towers and CBeebies Land near by which should put the biggest smile on the children’s face!
Back at the park, there’s plenty to do. With a mini golf course, a children’s playground surrounded by picnic tables, a large outdoor playing area ideal for a kick about, an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness room and spa. There’s a toddlers playroom and a games room for older children and adults featuring a pool table. Of course if you haven’t had enough of walking there’s a lovely woodland walk featuring a range of majestic and ancient trees around the holiday park. They have a range of holiday lodges to choose from including those with private hot tubs, pet friendly accommodation and an accessible lodge. 

Why is Landal Sandybrook a Top Peak District Holiday Park?

  • Pet friendly holiday park with perfect dog walks in the Peak District
  • Wheelchair friendly luxury lodges
  • Very close to the Peak District National Park
  • Indoor swimming pool and outdoor play areas

Landal Sandybrook
Buxton Road
Tel: 01629 732428

Landal Sandybrook

Swimming Pool and Hot Tub at Landal Sandybrook, top Peak District holiday venue

Buxton, Derbyshire

Surrounded by rolling green hills, ancient woodlands and with views of viaducts, Lime Tree Holiday Park is a perfect location for your next stay in The Peak District. The park has a relatively central location within The Peak District and is very close to the elevated historic spa town of Buxton. Famous for it’s spa waters and architecture yet not too far away is the diverse and stunning scenery such as moorlands, rivers, woodlands and picturesque peaks with spectacular views all around. Making It hard not to fall in love with the all things ‘The Peak District’.

The park itself is a dog friendly holiday park and is lucky enough to be surrounded by open countryside featuring some lovely walks and dog friendly pubs nearby. You can choose to stay in their choice of camping pods, caravans, lodges or apartments or if you prefer to arrive with your own accommodation, they have a number of pitches suitable for campers and tourers. There’s an adventure playground and an indoor games room which the children will enjoy! There is a village store which supplies the essentials with a major supermarket retailer nearby should you want to grab some food and refreshments. You also have an opportunity to purchase holiday homes with fantastic views over the surrounding countryside if you find this wonderful holiday park difficult to leave.

Why is Lime Tree a Great Peak District Holiday Park?

  • Dog friendly holiday park with lots of dog friendly walks and pubs very near by
  • A range of accommodation to choose from including holiday homes to purchase
  • Play area and indoor games room for the children to enjoy
  • Close to the historic town of Buxton and the surrounding area of The Peak District


Lime Tree Holiday Park
Duke’s Drive
Derbyshire SK17 9RP.
01298 22988

Lime Tree Holiday Park

Touring & Camping Pitches at Lime Tree Holiday Park in The Peak District

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Callow Top Holiday Park is dog friendly holiday park within walking or cycling distance of the market town of Ashbourne which you can access directly from the holiday park itself. If cycling is your thing then you won’t be disappointed as this area of The Peak District has many cycle routes of varying lengths and difficulty, with some being traffic free such as the Monsal Trail which offers tunnels, rivers and dale views.

If you do ever have time to spend on the park itself, you won’t be disappointed with the facilities. There’s an outdoor heated swimming pool and paddling pool for the younger visitors, an outdoor children’s play area and a games room. Course fishing is also on offer here as the holiday park has it’s own well stocked lake featuring species such as Carp, Roach and everyone’s favourite Tench.

Other facilities include The Callow Inn which serves a wide range of food and drinks throughout the day to suit all palettes and tastes. There’s a small convenience store which sells the daily essential and camping accessories including gas cartridges. It also has toilet blocks and a laundry if you decide to choose a touring pitch for your stay. Although they also offer the choice of self-catering options featuring holiday cottages and apartments.

Why is Callow Top a Top Peak District Park?

  • Alton Towers very nearby perfect for a kids day out!
  • Camping, touring and self-catering accommodation available on this dog friendly holiday park
  • Perfect holiday park to access traffic free cycle routes nearby
  • Market towns, stepping stones to jump and quaint villages to explore

Callow Top Holiday Park
Buxton Road
United Kingdom
Tel: 01335 344020
Callow Top Holiday Park

Arial View of Callow Top Holiday Park in Derbyshire

Matlock, Derbyshire

Landal Darwin Forest is an award winning holiday park on the eastern edge of The Peak District National Park. Surrounded by stunning scenery best explored by cyclists, climbers, abseilers and those on foot. Being close to towns such as Matlock. it's well worth a visit for independent retailers, eating home made local foods at café’s, enjoying local ales within local pubs and checking out The Heights of Abraham cable car service from which you can enjoy fantastic views over the Derwent Valley and the Derbyshire Dales.

They have a choice of luxury lodges all benefitting from views over the local parkland and mature woodlands, which are ideal for relaxation and exploration. Some offer private hot tubs, some are suitable for those travelling with pets and those looking for accessible accommodation whilst all having an outdoor living space to enjoy the great outdoors.

There’s a lot to do on the holiday park itself from woodland walks, a wonderful outdoor wooden playground, an indoor soft play area, arcade games and pool tables to enjoy. For those who love to keep fit whilst being away from home, you’re sure to find yourself spending an amount of time within the wonderful health and fitness suite which features a swimming pool, gym and a beauty suite. They also have an onsite café, bar and restaurant which offer a wide variety of freshly prepared dishes throughout each day.

Why is Landal Darwin Forest A Top Holiday Park in the Peak District?

  • Award winning Holiday Park in a beautiful well-kept natural environment
  • Amazing indoor area for the under 5’s children, with arcade games and pool tables for the older children
  • Swimming pool and health & fitness centre for those who love to keep fit or pamper themselves
  • A great choice of luxury lodges set within over 40 acres of woodland

Darwin Forest
Darley Moor
Two Dales
Tel: 01629 732428
Darwin Forest

Luxury Lodges & Hot Tubs at Landal Darwin Forest

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Ashbourne Heights is a perfect place to stay if you love to relax and unwind whilst taking in picturesque countryside views. Or, equally exploring the local area by foot or cycling as this Park Holidays site has direct access to The Tissington Trail which is a 13 mile predominantly flat cycle route that is traffic free. Here you can walk or cycle through tunnels, woodlands and see lakes and railway lines.

The park has a wonderful open outdoor play area which the kids will love. An indoor swimming pool and even a dog walking area, so if you have one? The dogs are more than welcome to come along too! This holiday park really is a great place to stay if you and your family love the great outdoors and what better way to enjoy the great outdoors than to choose one of their generous camping and touring pitches. They also have holiday homes to choose from including pet friendly stays with a number of holiday homes to consider viewing if you have always thought of owning your very own holiday home.

What Makes Ashbourne Heights a Top Peak District Holiday Park?

  • Indoor swimming pool if you like to get some lengths done
  • Large and open outdoor play area 
  • Located in the southern area of The Peak District and near to the Tissington Trail
  • Touring and camping pitches as well as caravan holiday homes to stay in or purchase

Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park
Fenny Bentley
Tel: 01335 218986
Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park

Large Childrens Play Area at Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park