Entries Tagged as 'Things To Do And See'

A Trip to Churnet Valley Railway

30th January 2013 · No Comments

Just fifteen minutes from the Barn at Ivy House Farm is the Churnet Valley Railway, offering a 10.5 mile steam-powered journey through Staffordshire’s hidden valley. This is a lovely outing for both old and young alike, but beware questions from the children that may make any adults feel truly ancient – for example: What’s that? […]

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A Walk From The Barn In The Snow

7th December 2010 · No Comments

Just before we had the huge dump of snow (which sadly has yet to thaw), we took Molly out for a walk we’ve called the Warslow Brook Loop. It’s nice 40 minute circular walk from the Barn and is great for letting Molly stretch her legs off the lead. For directions, a map and some […]

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A Trip To Monkey Forest

5th May 2010 · No Comments

We took the kids to Monkey Forest at Trentham Gardens near Stoke last Sunday. A guest in the Barn had recommended it and as the kids were bored (as usual) we thought it might make for a nice afternoon jaunt. What a treat it was! The monkeys were fascinating, the staff were really great, it […]

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Hartington – The First Of Our Peak District Village Reviews

2nd February 2010 · No Comments

Lucy has just put together a new page on our Things To Do section describing some of the highlights of nearby Peak District village, Hartington. We’ll be adding more villages to the list as time goes on, but if you’re reading this and you live in a village in the Peak District, or you think […]

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Pizza Express In Buxton – A Great Place To Take Young Children

28th January 2010 · No Comments

Guests in the barn are often asking us to recommend  places to take their young children out for a meal. This can be quite a challenge as many pubs don’t open until 6 or 7pm which is when the little ones are getting tired and fractious. Others only serve sophisticated adult food, with half portions […]

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