There's plenty to do nearby....
Points Of Interest
The Spa town of Buxton is 20 minutes drive away which has plenty of shopping facilities, as well as pubs, restaurants & other things to keep the group occupied
There are plenty of walking opportunities in the area. Less than half a mile away is the famous "Mermaid Pool" famous in local folklore & the only inland mermaid legend in the UK. Although listed in The Telegraph Top 50 places to swim in the UK taking a dip is only for the hardy & local legend is that the pool is bottomless (& indeed it resisted local attempts to drain it which gave rise to it's famous heart shaped appearance).
If you’re looking for a pub, the Mermaid until recently was one, and still retains its bar (obviosuly it's closed to the public * is exclusively yours!) However, if you’re looking to head out there are no less than 6 pubs within 4 miles, including the Red Lion in Thorncliffe which is just over 2 miles away.
The Peak district is a walker’s paradise. There are plenty of walks directly from the house but for a more extensive list of walks please visit peakwalking.co.uk.
For a longer walk from the Inn (2.5-3 hours) you could try this one.
Finally, The Roaches, which are acclaimed as one of the top 10 walks in the UK, are only 15 minutes drive away.
For a gentle stroll Chatsworth House is three quarters of an hours drive away and has extensive gardens, a maze, and of course the magnificent house itself.
Go Karts & Mini Motos is available locally at www.swains-centre.co.uk
Go Ape! (Buxton) - described as a ‘high-wire forest adventure’. Take on giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, along with some zip lines if you dare! More info.
Tissington Trekking Centre, Tissington, Tel: 01335 350276
Cloudside Shooting Club, Cloudside, Tel: 01260 226392
Cold Springs Gun Club, Buxton, Tel: 01298 25584
For the young at heart don’t forget that Alton towers the UK’s number one theme park is just over half an hours drive away
Alton Towers, Alton, Staffs ST10 4DB Tel: 08705 204060,
For the Children - everything from museums to amusement parks....
Although Alton Towers amusement park (just over half an hours drive away) is the obvious choice for children, the choices of things to do are huge and range from spending time trying their hand at pottery to spending a wonderful day on a working farm.
For a comprehensive list of activities visit this page.
Brough Park Leisure Centre
Ball Haye Road
Leek ST 13 6AT
Tel: 01538 373603
Buxton Spa Water Pool
St Johns Road
Buxton SK17 6BE
Tel: 01298 26548