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Rose Cottage,

Potters Hill,

Wheatcroft Nr. Matlock,

Derbyshire, DE45PH.

 

Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground

Children and adults love the Farmyard, especially the daily milking demonstration. The Farmyard has various breeds of sheep, cattle, horses, pigs, poultry and other livestock on show, with exhibitions demonstrating how the farms and woods on the Chatsworth Estate are managed. 

The Adventure Playground within the Farm is a haven for children, they can scale the commando net, wriggle along the narrow passages, swing down ropes, and, for toddlers, there is a scaled down version. The playground has its own picnic area as well as a restaurant serving home-made food together with three shops selling gifts chosen by the Duchess of Devonshire. Open daily from the end of March through to the end of September and Bank Holidays. Tel: 01246 5831139.

 

Gulliver's Kingdom

(15 minutes from Catered Cottage) situated on the A6 in Matlock Bath near the Pavilion. Aimed at children 15 years and under, adults will undoubtedly enjoy themselves as well. The Kingdom is open daily during summer months and weekends only during the winter. The entrance fee includes all rides, although some side attractions must to be paid for separately. Tel: 01629 580540.

 

Heights of Abraham  www.heightsofabraham.com 

 

2011 opening times will be Feb 19th-27, then weekends only until March 20th, then Daily from March 26th to October 30th. They have a facebook page if you want to become a friend   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matlock-United-Kingdom/The-Heights-of-Abraham/182108472427?ref=ts&__a=18&  click on and become our friend so you know what we are doing here at the Heights of Abraham.  

There are 60 acres of country park with woodland trails, tours down two great caverns, the Prospect Tower, a multi-vision programme to watch, picnic area and adventure playground with trampolines. Other features include Landscaped Watergardens, Coffee Shop, Restaurant and Tavern. The cable-cars are a unique and iconic feature for the area attracting many visitors every year and takes you from Matlock Bath across the gorge to the Heights of Abraham.  Tel: O1629 582365.

 

Alton Towers  (at least 2 hrs from Catered Cottage)

Staffordshire 01538 702200. (Winner of the “Wish you were here”. Best theme park award, 1993. By car – Clearly signposted from the following motorways. Travelling north M1 – junction 23A, M6 – junction 15, travelling south, M1 junction 28 M6 junction 16.