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For Children

A wide range of toys and games is always available in the toy cupboards under the Welsh Dresser, with games in the corner cupboard opposite. There are far too many to put out all at once. When children are coming, and we know their ages, we can vary the selection to suit.

There are literally hundreds of children’s books on the lower shelves of the bookcases, to suit all ages. Alternatively, all children can watch TV in their bedrooms for as long as their parents will allow.

Probably more to be recommended, is the memorial park just a couple of minutes’ walk down the ‘Jitty’ (Derbyshire dialect for ‘footpath’) from the house. The park contains a water play area which all children seem to love.

For parents with infants or toddlers, a full size wooden cot is available as is a wooden high chair. Both of these fully meet current safety standards. There is no additional charge for either, but they do have to be requested in advance. For smaller children, there are nursery plates, bowls, drinking vessels and cutlery available in the dining room dresser.

Hinged baby gates are fitted at the top and bottom of both staircases.

Activities and Places to Visit for Families with Children


Tissington Trail

The Tissington Trail runs along a 13 mile route from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay. At this point it joins up with the High Peak Trail, which runs from High Peak Junction to Dowlow near to Buxton. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the traffic-free trail is ideal for horse riders, cyclists, naturalists and walkers. It is suitable for wheel chairs and pushchairs along the flat sections.


Carsington Water

Boasting a Country Park with plenty of space for family games and picnics, and also the recently refurbished visitor centre and a brand new children's play area, Carsington is a great place for a family day out. There is also a sailing club and trout fishery for those looking for an activity to get involved with. Dogs and barbeques are welcome in the Country Park.


Alton Towers

Alton Towers Resort, commonly referred to as Alton Towers, is a theme park, water park, and hotel complex in Staffordshire, England. It is operated by Merlin Entertainments. The site opened in 1860 with flower shows and garden tours until a theme park was built on the site in 1980.


National Tramway Museum

The National Tramway Museum, at Crich, in Derbyshire, England, is situated within Crich Tramway Village, a period village containing a pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop, including the tram depots. The village is also home to the Eagle Press, a small museum dedicated to letterpress printing including an 1859 Columbian printing press. The museum's collection of trams runs through the village setting. Visitors are transported one mile out into the countryside and back, aboard the varied fleet of trams.