A breath of fresh air - holidays in a truly breathtaking setting
Nestling in the picturesque countryside of the Derbyshire Dales, looking west over panoramic views including Thorpe Cloud and Dovedale, Riddings Park Farm is the perfect centre for you to base your holiday. Explore the many nearby attractions, such as Chatsworth, Carsington Water, Alton Towers and the incredible splendour of the Peak District National Park or just chill out on site and drink in the natural beauty of this incredible location.
Comfortable accommodation to suit your needs
Whether it's just a weekend break or a longer holiday, being a guest at Farmcraft lets you experience the real good life. We have holiday options for every budget and every need, be it our traditional farmhouse B&B, our self catering barn conversion ‘The Piggery’ or our Mongolian Yurts – nomadic type dwellings which give you a whole new option in your search for an escape back to nature. Enjoy the tranquillity of our garden and meadows, surrounded by rare breed farmyard animals and diverse natural wildlife.
We are well used to the needs of all kinds of visitors. So whether you want to take your children to Gulliver's Kingdom, walk the Tissington Trail or explore the winding caves of Poole’s Cavern we are set up to give you a warm welcome.
For more details, please see our accommodation pages or contact us with your enquiry.
Rare breed centre
Open every weekend from Easter, Bank Holidays and weekdays during school holidays, our Rare Breed Centre is always a great hit with young and old alike.
Why not arrange a visit for your school, social or hobby group to meet and learn about rare breed farm animals and the wildlife of a traditional farm? We can tailor the itinerary for individual parties to ensure each gets the experience it seeks, making it a great day out for everyone.
As of 2011 we have been offering schools residential stays, with activities integrated alongside Key Stage objectives. Should this be something that your school might be interested in taking part in please register your interest and we will get further information over to you.
Even a day visit will bring relaxation and joy. It's a fun packed learning experience. You can picnic in areas around the farm (we have an indoor area if it's wet) and you can round off the day with delicious farmhouse cakes and snacks in the tearoom.
This project has been supported through LEADER in the Peak District Rural Action Zone, part of the Rural Development Programme for England which is jointly funded by DEFRA and the European Union and is delivered by Derbyshire Economic Partnership (DEP)