The award-winning Chestnut Centre Conservation and Wildlife Park is a firm summer family favourite.
Conservationists Carol and Roger Heap set the centre up 30 years ago, in 50 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds in the Peak District National Park.
The Chestnut Centre is home to four species of otter and a staggering 17 species of owls.
There’s other indigenous wildlife too, such as pine martens, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats and sika and fallow deer. Every spring there are new arrivals, including baby polecats, otters and young deer.
Special events are held throughout the year, such as Owl Encounters and Batty Bats, when you can find out more about these fascinating creatures and there are also popular Meet The Keeper sessions, animal feeding times and deer encounters all year round.
With woodland trails and a cosy tearoom, the Chestnut Centre has everything you need for an enjoyable and informative day out.