June 27, 2017

If you’re travelling with your family in the Nottingham and Derby area then it’s well worth making a visit to some of the area’s fantastic family attractions. There’s plenty of choice and if you’re heading off on a long journey from the airport it’s a great way to break up your travel and make it less stressful for the little ones.

Crich Tramway Village

Just over half an hour’s drive away from our hotel you’ll find the Crich Tramway Village, an award-winning attraction which allows you to step back into the past and enjoy riding on the classic vintage trams. There’s also a children’s play area, a recreated village street complete with an old-fashioned sweet shop, tearoom, woodland walks and a sculpture trail.

For more information visit their website at

Denby Pottery Visitor Centre

Denby have been making pottery on this site, less than half an hour away for over 200 years and at their visitor centre, you can enjoy tours and workshops – there’s even a “Paint a Pot” studio where you can paint a range of different pottery items from princesses to dinosaurs. For mum and dad, there’s a range of shops with a factory outlet, as well as a restaurant where you can dine and relax.

For more information visit their website at

Bluebells Dairy

If you love ice cream then Bluebells Dairy is a great choice for a family day out. This farm has been raising dairy cows for 50 years, and today they turn their fresh milk into 12 flavours of deliciously handmade ice cream which you can sample in their cafe. The kids can also enjoy in the play area and animal patch, with a range of animals to meet including Peppa the Pot Bellied Pig, some playful goats, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks and many more!

For more information, visit their site at

Green’s Windmill & Science Centre

Just outside Nottingham city centre this windmill has stood since the early 1800s and is still working today – visit on a windy day and you’ll be able to see it in action, producing flour in the same way that it was then! There’s also a science centre with a special discovery zone for under 5s and you can buy the organic flour made on site to use in your baking at home!

For more information, visit the Nottingham City Council website at

These are of course, just a few of the family-friendly attractions that are within easy reach of our hotel, so if you’re looking for a quality and competitively cheap hotels in Derby and the surrounding area for a stay with your family then why not contact us on 0115 9460000 to check availability and make a booking? We look forward to greeting you with a hospitable place to relax and unwind and ensuring you have a great stay.

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