Days Out

Alton Towers
www.altontowers.co.uk
The UKs largest theme park.
New ride opening 2013
Alton Towers Waterpark
www.altontowers.com/waterpark/
Enjoy a water based thrill day riding the MasterBlaster and the other flumes or just relaxing in the outdoor Bubbly Wubbly Pool. Open all year.
Alton Towers Spa
www.altontowers.com/spa/
Maybe time for some of your group to have a relaxing day in the Spa. Open all year.
Waterworld
www.waterworld.co.uk
UK's No.1 indoor tropical aqua park!
The Peak District National Park
www.peakdistrict.org
Just a few miles away. Explore the Peak District and all it has to offer.
Dovedale
www.derbyshireuk.net/dovedale.html
Take a leisurely stroll along Dovedale and cross the stepping stones or build up a sweat with a climb up Thorpe Cloud.
Dimmingsdale
www.ramblersretreat.co.uk
Fantastic walking and eating. Only two miles from Lower Micklin Farm. Why not spend the day here while the 'youngsters' enjoy Alton Towers.
Tissington and High Peak Bike Trails
www.cressbrook.co.uk/walks/bike02.htm
24km cycle ride through the Peak District.
Churnet Valley Cycle Path
www.farmonthehill.co.uk/cycle-hire.html
A gentle cycle from Denstone to Oakamoor along the disused railway. Bike hire available locally.
Manifold Trail
www.derbyshireuk.net/manifold_trail.html
An easy route being on a tarmacadam track and minor roads between Waterhouses and Hulme End and, as such, is suitable for children and old people. Stunning geological features including Thor's Cave.
Carsington Water
www.cressbrook.co.uk/features/carsington
Carsington Water is a local centre for outdoor activities - there is a sailing club active next door to the Visitor Centre, and there are many opportunities for walking and cycling around the reservoir and the surrounding villages. Cycle hire is available and there is plentiful car parking. For young children there is a children's playground near the visitor centre.
The Roaches
www.roaches.org.uk/index.html
Fantastic walking and climbing area. You may even see a wild wallaby!
Bouldering in the Churnet Valley
www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=905
Climbing opportunities scattered all around the Churnet Valley. Some within walking distance of Lower Micklin.
Foxfield Railway
www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk
A beautiful five mile round trip through the picturesque Staffordshire Moorlands.
Churnet Valley Railway
www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk
A delightful 10 mile return journey through Staffordshires hidden valley.
Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sudburyhall
Late 17th-century house with sumptuous interiors and the Museum of Childhood.
Chatsworth House
www.chatsworth.org
Explore the historic house, discover fascinating stories and enjoy one of Europe's most significant art collections.
Blackbrook Zoo
www.blackbrookzoo.co.uk
Enjoy visiting the 'World of Penguins', 'The Pink Paradise' or going on the 'Warty Pig Walk' at the zoo. Only eight miles from Lower Micklin Farm.
Aerial Extreme - High Ropes Course
www.aerialextreme.co.uk/page/staffordshire
Swing around in the high trees - all completely safely.
Caldon and Uttoxeter Canal Trust
www.cuct.org.uk/welcome
The Caldon Canal is widely seen as one of them most interesting waterways in the country. It is very much a canal of contrasts, beginning in the centre of the Potteries but also passing through remote countryside on the summit level and the Churnet Valley.
Stoke on Trent / The Potteries
www.visitstoke.co.uk
Visit the ceramic capital of Stoke on Trent. Take a tour around the Royal Doulton or Wedgwood factories or visit one of the many factory shops for all your pottery.
Monkey Forest
www.trentham-monkey-forest.com
Walk among the 140 monkeys living in freedom in the monkey forest.
Uttoxeter Race Course
www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk
Enjoy a day at the races. Only seven miles from Lower Micklin Farm
The National Brewery Centre
www.nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk/index.htm
(Formerly the Bass Museum)
Cheadle Angling Club
www.cheadleanglingclub.org.uk
A limited number of Day Tickets are also available but must be pre-purchased priced £5 / £2.50 concessions
Ashbourne
www.visitashbourne.co.uk
Plenty of retail experiences for all. Many individual shops and teashops. Gateway to the Peak District.
Ashbourne
Cinebowl Cinebowl
www.cinebowl.co.uk
Cinema and Ten Pin Bowling and Ice Skating in Uttoxeter
  • Customer Comments

    Overall, a great site, very very clean, very quiet, exactly what we hoped caravanning would be like, would definitely recommend it. Just hope future sites are of the same standard because the bar has now been set.

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    The new purpose-built toilet/shower block is very very nice - possibly one of the best showers I've had on a campsite - and I like to stay on 5 star sites normally. Very new, very clean.

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    The site is very quiet & peaceful with a play area for children and a good sized, mowed field where a ball can be kicked around. We really enjoyed our stay at this well thought out, family run campsite and would recommend it to other users visiting the area.