Peak District (UK)


From the Heights of Abraham to Chatsworth House - explore the beauty of the UK's first national park

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Single Parent Break in the Peak District

Picturesque stone villages are dotted around stunning countryside, walking paths wind their way through rural landscape with delightful pubs along the way, and family attractions are close by wherever you go:  Join us on a single parent break hosted by one of SPoH’s team members and explore the Peak District, the most visited national park in the UK, with us.


We will stay at a beautifully converted barn brimming with country charm. Set just outside the national park and surrounded by rolling hills and quiet country lanes, our large luxury barn boasts 11 stylish bedrooms on two floors, a large kitchen and dining area and a lounge with cosy sofas and  a beautiful fireplace. For the kids, there is a huge multifunctional barn with exposed beams, which serves as a games room with table football and table tennis, as well as bean bags in a chill out area with a log burner, WiFi, and TV. There is also plenty of space outside for games, a patio area with picnic benches and a charcoal BBQ, so our families can enjoy the views and al fresco dining.

Our Programme:

Our barn is surrounded by lovely pathways and hills, cute villages and farm animals. Your Single Parents on Holiday host will  organise a small activity programme for your stay and a BBQ evening. For more information go to Our Programme.

Our Prices:

Prices include accommodation in our self-catering cottages, breakfast essentials, welcome drink and services of our host. For more details, please click on Prices & Dates.

For more information on this single parent break, please click on the drop down menu/tabs, fill in our contact form, email us or simply call us on 0333 370 3701.

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Our Programme:

Your SPoH host will organise several days out for our single parent families. Below is an outline of activities suggested for your stay. Your host will adapt the programme based on weather, ages of the kids booked, the group’s preferences, etc:

  • Heights of Abraham: cable car ride with magnificent 360 view from the summit, beautiful walks, guided tours of the Masson and/or Rutland caverns, two playgrounds incl. a mini assault course and a woodland adventure with ropes and swings.
  • Chatsworth House near Bakewell, with 105 acres of gardens, including a maze, glasshouses, farmyard, and adventure playground.
  • a walk to the Dovedale Stepping Stones & Thorpe Cloud followed by a coffee/tea at Ilam Park,
  • or a visit of Tissington, one of the prettiest and most unspoilt villages in England,
  • or Carsington Water for a walk and water sports.

There is plenty more to do in the area: We could alternatively visit nearby Wirksworth, visit the Crich Tramway Village, Gulliver’s Kingdom, and Alton Towers, all of which are within easy reach. Please note that transport, and entrance or parking fees are not included in our prices.

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The Peak District & Derbyshire

The Peak District, which forms the southern end of the Pennines, is an area of upland, much of which is above 300 m. Contrary to its name, it consists mostly of rounded hills rather than peaks and deep dales in the south, and high moorland plateaus in the north. The area is famous for its beautiful scenery, bustling market towns and pretty villages, historic houses, and family attractions. Within the Peak District you will find the UK’s first national park, with a mix of rolling green hills and rugged landscapes speckled with pretty stone villages, and stately homes making it a popular destination for outdoor lovers and families from the neighbouring counties, as well as holidaymakers from all over the UK.

The picturesque region has provided the backdrop for many popular TV series and movies, from Pride and Prejudice to The Other Boleyn Girl and so attracts fans from all over the world. Popular tourist spots are Bakewell, the birthplace of the Bakewell tart, the spa town of Buxton, Poole’s Cavern, Castleton Caves, Matlock Farm Park, Chatsworth House, and many more. Whether you are a nature lover, hiker, cyclist, or a family with kids, the Peak District has something for everyone to enjoy.

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"James and I attended the Peak District holiday in August 2021. We arrived at the same time as another family, James asked the two boys to play football and they became firm friends! The farmhouse was amazing, each bedroom was beautifully decorated, clean and modern. There was a huge kitchen where we could all eat together. There was two living rooms, which was ideal when parents wanted quiet time away from the kids. But the best part was the well-equipped games room in a separate building where James and his new friends spent many happy hours having fun.
Our holiday coordinator organised some fun trips, which we did as a whole group, group meals in the farmhouse and a local pub. Being part of such a friendly, large group of families was such fun. James and I have seen some of the families since the holiday, we are delighted to have made good friends. This is one of our favourite holidays, I cannot recommend it enough. Very well organised and fun with like-minded people. We will be doing another SPOH again for sure, we might even do this one again next year- maybe see you there!! "

- Nicole & James (9) - single parent holiday in the Peak District, August 2021
"My daughter and I had a lovely time at this converted farm. The children enjoyed playing in the game room and watching TV together. The adults hung out in the evenings either outside or in one of the reception rooms. We enjoyed the outings to the Heights of Abraham and to Chatsworth house. Will be returning if I can. Made some good friends that we will be seeing again. Ian , the host , looked after us well "
- Sudha & Naina (9) - single parent holiday in the Peak District, August 2021

As most of our single parent families will arrive in their own car, we will not organise transfers to our holiday property from the local train station or airport. Should you require help with booking a transfer from a local airport or train station, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist. Derby train station is only 10 miles away.


Our Financial Protection Insurance

Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with the “The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018” all passengers booking with Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation invoice. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd.

In the unlikely event of Insolvency of Single Parents On Holiday Ltd. please follow the steps set out on our insurance page.

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