Half Term Staycation Ideas for February 2023

Staycation Ideas in the Peak District

Whether you’re travelling as a couple, looking for some tranquility oin a solo trip, or packing the car full and heading away with the family, there’s something for everyone in the Peak District.

At The Maynard and our sister venue, The George, Hathersage, there’s so much to see, do, explore, taste, and sample in the Peak District.

Here are a few of our favourites;

The Jane Eyre Hathersage Trail

OK, we are biased on this one as the Jane Eyre trail stops off at our sister hotel and restaurant, The Goerge Hathersage, and for good reason! Charlotte Bronte is said to have stayed at The George and based some of her characters in Jane Eyre on the historic venue.

We won't give too much away but this short trail takes in some great sights of Hathersage with a lot of culture and literary history thrown in too. A must for book lovers. 

Click here to find out more.


There's always lots to see and do at the historic Chatsworth House. Located only a 15-minute drive away from The Maynard this stately home has been passed through the same family for 16 generations and features 25 rooms to explore, exquisite gardens, shops, cafes, and the farmyard.

For February 2023 half-term, the gardens will, unfortunately, remain closed and only open in mid-March. If you're taking the little ones, the farmyard events run from February 11th.

Explore half-term events at Chatsworth House

Exploring the Outdoors Within Peak District National Park

There are so many ways to get outside and explore the breathtaking scenery of the Peak District national park. Here are some ideas for your Peak District staycation;

Family Friendly Walks

Choosing the right walk for little ones might mean navigating pram-friendly routes or trails that aren't too jagged or hilly.

Here are some recommended walks;

The Hunt – Live Challenge

Think treasure hunt crossed with a live escape room, this is a brilliant and exciting way to see more of the Peak District. Suitable for parties of people with children aged 10 and above, can you solve the clues and the puzzles to complete the challenge? 

Find out more and book here.

Stanage Edge

Arguably one of the most beautiful sights in the Peak District and a walkable loop from The Maynard is Stanage Edge.

As featured in the film, Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley, the gritstone edge stretches for just over 4 miles and features striking scenery to take your breath away. Car parking is located at Hollins Bank & Picnic area,  Hook’s Car and Dennis Knoll.

Stanage Edge is also popular for rock climbing for more adventurous travellers.

There are picnic sites, dogs are allowed and some routes are suitable for children.

Stay and Dine in the Peak District

If you're looking for spacious rooms suitable for all travelers, including young families then look no further than The Maynard and The George. Both hotels have recently gone through extensive investment and renovation with locally inspired interior design and carefully curated comfortable furnishings.

Sleep soundly but also enjoy a full tum with delicious best of British and world food inspired dishes from the award-winning The Maynard and The George Hathersage. We are dedicated to producing delicious dishes using the finest freshest local Peak District ingredients. With gluten free, vegan and vegetarian dishes on our extensive menu along with healthy, nutritious children's meals, make your stay one to remember at The Maynard or The George.


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