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Family friendly places to visit

Many of the popular days out, local visitor attractions and places to eat are especially welcoming to families with children:


The Longnor Craft Market and Cafe

The Longnor Craft Market is perfectly placed at the end of a 40 minute stroll across the fields… All crafts are individually selected from 70 makers to provide variety and quality and include card makers, artists, photographers, potters, hand made teddies, enamelled jewellery, pottery and hand-made hardwood furniture.  


Whinstone Lee Tor, Peak District

For spectacular scenery and moderately challenging walking, try Whinstone Lee Tor at the southern end of Derwent Edge and with great views up the Derwent Valley reservoirs, across Ladybower to Crook Hill and Win Hill. The walk is 5 miles and willl take about 3 hours with refreshment breaks, but well worth the vew on a fine day.  


Tideswell Well Dressings

Tideswell, in the heart of the beautiful Peak District countryside is home to the famous annual Tideswell Well Dressings throughout the local villages.. Each June, Tideswell bursts into life for fun and celebrations during "Wakes Week", the highlight of which is the Saturday carnival and evening torchlight procession.  


Tindall’s of Tideswell

Named after its founders, Jack and Ernest Tindall, Tindalls of Tidewsell, is now run by three generations of the Cox family. This traditional bakery is famous for its handmade pork pies, fresh bread, Tidza Puds (their own varient on the Bakewell Pudding), Wakes Cakes, Fidgety Pasties and Thar Cakes, using traditional recipes that are hundreds of years old.  


The Roaches, Peak District

Once famous for its wallablies, The Roaches with Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks is owned by the Peak District National Park Authority. The spectacular gritstone escarpment marks the south-western edge of the Peak - a line of fantastic shapes guarding the entrance to the Peak District.  


The Pudding Shop, Bakewell

Visit The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop. Besides being the home of the Bakewell pudding and baking fresh bread and cakes daily, they also stock a large selection of local cheeses, chutneys, jams and ales. Why not take home one of their hampers. Yum!!  


Haddon Hall

Dating from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century and probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house, Haddon Hall was restored in the 1920s, by the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland. As featured in many period films and TV dramas, Haddon provides a unique view of early English life and history.