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Things To Do

Cannock Chase area of outstanding natural beauty, many walks, and trails. Herd of 800 fallow deer, a former Royal Forest, stunning woodland, and interesting visitors Centre.


Uttoxeter Racecourse holds meetings throughout the year. Exciting jump racing and home of the Midlands Grand National. 

Uttoxeter Golf Course 18-hole parkland golf course, great views over the Dove Valley.

Barton Marina Waterfront Pub & Restaurant, Red Carpet Cinema and Café Bar and Thai restaurant, shops, and Art Gallery. Lakeside walk and picnic area. 


Cathedral City of Lichfield, with shops, cafes, bars, and historic buildings.

Market Towns of Uttoxeter, Leek, Ashbourne, Buxton and Bakewell.

National Forest Adventure Farm offers exciting indoor fun, outdoor adventure, and farm animals. 

Uttoxeter Entertainment Centre with an ice rink, cinema, and 8-lane tenpin bowling alley with glow lighting. 

Peak Wildlife Parkset in the heart of the Staffordshire peak district; offers a truly unique and immersive animal experience. 

Trentham Gardens including the monkey forest and Trentham shopping village. 

Carsington Water Kayaking, cycling, sailing, sports, walking, fishing, catering and shops too! 

Tittesworth Reservoir visitor centre and café.

Conkers indoor and outdoor experiences in the heart of the National Forest. Four family-friendly discovery zones and over 100 interactive exhibits. 

Denby Visitors Centre open all year round, Denby visitor centre is next to the working pottery, set in a cobbled courtyard with award winning home, garden, cookery and gift shops. 

Peak District Mining Museum, Matlock Bath Visit a museum where you can experience and wonder at the forgotten world of a Derbyshire lead miner. For centuries, men have toiled underground in cramped and hazardous conditions to earn a meagre living by extracting the mineral galena (lead ore). See the tools they used, clothes they wore, the advances in technology and the importance of this metal in our modern day lives. 

National Stone Centre, Wirksworth Visit the Discovery Centre to see the ‘Story of Stone’ exhibition, browse through the best rock and mineral shop in the Midlands, or have some light refreshment in the café area. 

Crich Tramway Museum, Crich, Near Matlock nestling high up in the heart of Derbyshire, overlooking the famous Derwent Valley, the Crich Tramway Museum is a unique place to visit. 

Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock Bath a family theme park, opened in 1978, caters for families with children aged 2 to 13. There are rides, attractions, shows, restaurants, and shops. 

The National Space Centre in Leicester is an amazing day out for all the family. 

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