With the Peak District National Park right on your doorstep an incredible walk or bike ride is never far away during your stay at Birdsgrove House. Dovedale is not to be missed – one of the most beautiful valleys in England. Or venture a little further into the Peak District for more rugged walks – and great pubs too.
You can make the most of being right on the River Dove and hire a row boat or enjoy an afternoon trying to catch the fish that swim past Birdsgrove House.
The market town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire is less than two miles away. The cobbled market-place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore. And just a short drive away are the Heights of Abraham. A cable car journey is just the start at this popular family Peak District attraction in Matlock Bath.
The grounds of Birdsgrove House are one giant playground for children. When you want a change the Peak District is right on your doorstep.
Carsington Water is a great day out, with an adventure playground, bird-watching and watersports all on offer. For the bigger kids Wild Park Leisure offers paintballing, quad biking and bike trekking.
Love horses? Head to Eland Lodge Equestrian for pony treks, horse riding lessons – even show jumping.
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood lets you explore the delights of 17th-century craftsmanship. Then feel what it was really like in the olden days – be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil.
A trip to Uttoxeter Racecourse is great for the grown-ups. The racecourse offers 24 jump race meetings throughout the year – so check your dates!
Sail, powerboat, windsurf, kayak and much more at Carsington Water. Less than 20 minute’s away from Birdsgrove House with great walks and a friendly cafe.
Go wild in the country on a quad bike, on a mountain bike or in a paintball battle. Or be more genteel and take a tour around picturesque country parks and beautiful stately homes like Chatsworth House and Tissington Hall.
Fancy more than just a pint? Head to the National Brewery Centre during your stay at Birdsgrove House. The ‘brewing experience’ incorporates the original Bass Museum. Learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing. With of course a few beers to take away at the end of your trip.