Check in at 4pm
For theme-park lovers, Alton Towers is a must! Smaller children can explore CBeebies Land; and for anyone who isn’t a fan of rides, try out the water park or crazy golf.
Stop at Ashbourne on your way back through for a walk around the pretty market town, with numerous cafes and restaurants. It is also a chance to stock up the fridge, being where you will find the closest supermarkets to Standlow Farm.
Visit Chatsworth House and Gardens. There is something for everyone, with a brilliant play area and a fantastic farm shop. Children aged 6-11 can even help out in caring for the farmyard animals on Wednesdays throughout August, from 1.30pm-5.30pm.
If you have time, stop in at nearby Bakewell for a chance to taste the original Bakewell Tart!
Stay closer to home for a relaxing day at Carsington Water, where you can walk or hire bikes to cycle around the beautiful reservoir. The visitor centre has an educational section for kids, a restaurant, cafe and a few shops. There is also a large children’s play area and the option to take on a water sport.
The market town of Wirksworth is just a couple of miles away, and a great spot for dinner or to see a film at the independent cinema.
Make the most of the facilities before you check-out at 10am. Have a dip in the pool at Shiningford, or play in the games room if you are staying at Standlow Farm. If you need more time, why not extend your stay to a full week?
Families of 4
Monday to Friday 4 night stay in a Standlow cottage – £425
Friday to Friday 7 night stay in a Standlow cottage – £695
Larger families or groups
Monday to Friday 4 night stay at Foxglove Cottage (sleeps 8) – £950
Friday to Friday 7 night stay at Foxglove Cottage (sleeps 8) – £1850
Monday to Friday 4 night stay at The Stables (sleeps 12) – £1900
Monday to Friday 4 night stay at Shiningford Manor (sleeps 18) – £2800