While many people visit us just to enjoy life on the farm there's also an enormous amount to do locally. Countryside enjoyment starts with some of the best walking and cycling in the country on a network of bridleways and footpaths which start on the doorstep. There's a trekking centre in the village so you can enjoy the same on four legs.
Why not get involved in some local country life: watch milking, visit farm shops
and the mushroom farm, or try your hand at some alpaca husbandry? Or you could
sign up for one of the Peak District's specialist taster courses in dry stone
walling, eco-building with timber and straw, or stonemasonry.
Some of England's best loved country houses are on the doorstep. A visit to
Chatsworth House and gardens, the water staircase, maze, and a picnic by the river,
finishing off in the spectacular adventure playground if you've got children
with you, makes for a truly glorious day out.
For more structured entertainment Buxton Opera House has great family
productions as well as higher-brow opera and ballet, the local 'classic' cinema
screens exclusively new releases, and Alton Towers is a short drive away. The
various caves in Buxton and the Hope valley provide a fascinating insight into
these natural and man-made caverns and are always popular with the children.
Use the links to the left to see some of what's available.