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, Shepherd’s View Lodge and Shiningford.
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-4.30pm.
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. If you’re staying at Hollywood House, the Ritz Cinema is nearby for tea and cake on the sofa!
Make the most of the facilities before you check-out at 10am. Have a dip in the pool at Hollywood House, 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?
All of our holiday cottages have BBQs and outdoor furniture, so that you can make the most of the summer weather. Most cottages even have private hot tubs, for the ultimate indulgence!
Families of 2-7
Daisy Cottage from 1st-3rd August (sleeps 4) – £358 for 4 people, or add on a sofa-bed for an extra £100 pp
The Barn from 29th-31st August (sleeps 7) – £578 for 2 nights
Groups of 8-16
3 or 4 nights from Monday 15th August at High View Grange (sleeps 14) – NOW £200 OFF!
4-55 night stay in Shepherd’s View Lodge from Monday 22nd August (sleeps 16) – NOW £200 OFF!
Larger families or groups of 16-40
The Barn and Cottages from Monday 29th August (sleeps 15-25) – £1,825-£2,859
Shiningford Manor from 29th August (sleeps 19) – £2,250 for 2 nights or £2,750 for 3 nights
Weekend hire of Hollywood House, from 5th or 20th August (sleeps 40) – NOW £200 OFF!