Things to do in Matlock | Spend the weekend with us

in , by Tori Harrison, November 18, 2023

We recently spent a lovely Autumnal weekend in Matlock Bath. As we're in the full force of our Autumn and Festive content I couldn't resist not posting about what we got up to. In the morning, we drove from our house to Bakewell and spent a wonderful afternoon there. You can read about that adventure here

When we arrived at Matlock we immediately checked in and chilled out in our room. If you're looking for a reasonably priced stay that won't break the bank then the Premier Inn is a great option. Once we'd gotten unpacked we started thinking what we could have for dinner. Now our options were rather limited as it was nearing Alex's bed time and we needed to try and keep to that routine as much as possible. We checked out the Premier Inn's menu, but I wasn't bowled over by the options and sought out Trip Advisor's recommendations. 

In there was a beautiful hidden gem - The Sycamore Inn pub. An olde worldey pub with homemade traditional food and the best staff ever. We were unbelievably lucky to find this spot. So friendly to families, incredible food and perfect beer. We were very fortunate and this place was a fifteen minute walk from the Premier Inn. Highly recommend if you're ever in Matlock.

We had the beef and ale pie, with chips and peas, the chicken curry with rice and shared halloumi fries and chicken strips. It was divine! After our lovely food and walk back, we headed to bed for an early night ready for more exploring the next day.

As all parents, we are up at the crack of the dawn. We got ready and headed into Matlock bath for a little explore. Our first stop was a lovely walk along the river and we had a play on the lovely park that is nestled into the walk. 

We then headed towards the Victoria Baths and had great fun exploring the history and feeding the fish. I highly recommend taking a trip here as it was really fascinating and they also had some interesting 3D art on display too, which was really cool. We also spent some time in the arcades and walked the row of shops and did some window shopping. 

We then stopped for some lunch and opted for sausage sandwiches, always a winner, and our usual coffee orders. At this stage Alex was getting tired and we knew we had a few hours to drive back home so we headed off. We've said for the last two years that we'll have to make sure we go to the River of Light as we saw them setting it up so I'm adding it to our 2024 bucket list! 

We hope you've enjoyed our little trip to Matlock and we cannot wait to share more adventures with you. 

Until Next Time

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