Date of stay: 20th May 2019
This was a very relaxing holiday The lodge was superb. The hot tub was under cover and so could be used in all weathers.
Jean, Milford Haven
Date of stay: 13th May 2019
Excellent from start to finish, everything you needed was catered for in the lodge
Date of stay: 19th April 2019
Date of stay: 19th April 2019
Had such an amazing stay at Ashby woulds retreat. The cabin is outstanding, everything was to a high standard. Would definitely recommend and have been looking to rebook. The only down side we had was we couldnt use the hot tub on our first night which was a shame. However, this was stated upon booking. That is the only thing that would of made the trip even better.
Date of stay: 19th April 2019
A lovely relaxing rest
Date of stay: 7th April 2019
We had a great time just not long enough
Howard, East Yorkshire
Date of stay: 5th April 2019
Definitely worth a visit very peaceful and lovely to relax.
Date of stay: 3rd December 2018
Fantastic, would go again in a heartbeat. Great value for money, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit
Date of stay: 1st October 2018
Everything was lovely, however we didn't have any Wifi for the entire stay. A BT engineer came to the lodge at 8.30 am (we was told he would artive around midday) on our first day to fix it but sadly it didn't. We also lost satellite signal for a day until we realised my car was blocking the signal, the dish is at the side of the lodge on the ground by the driveway! None of this affected our weekend too greatly but was a little annoying. I called the on site maintenance number, left a message but received no reply. Would still definitely go back!
Valerie, New Maryland
Date of stay: 18th May 2018
We enjoyed our stay at Ashby Woulds with my husbands mum. The trail behind our Lodge provided us with the opportunity to take long walkers.
With the proximity of the other Lodges, I wouldnt consider it an ideal romantic retreat, though. We felt we had little privacy in the hot tub and the renters across the road were quite noisy one weekend. We were surprised to see that they had children with them. In any case, several of the Lodges are freeholds so Ashby Woulds really doesnt have control of who lives on site.
Date of stay: 29th January 2018
Loved my birthday weekend here looking at rebooking
Fun Days Out near Ashby Woulds Retreat
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Conkers is an award winning attraction located in the midst of the National Forest. Combining both indoor and outdoor activities this is an all weather attraction in the Peak District. It's really easy to get to as well, just 5 miles from Junction 11 off the M42. Designed for all ages some of the highlights include the Enchanted Forest Adventure play area and a simulated Tree Top walk. Look out for special seasonal events such as October half term and the Annual Halloween Party. At the moment you can receive a fantastic discount if you book your tickets online.
about 3 Miles
Rosliston Forestry Centre is a beautiful woodland site with tranquil areas for Fishing as well as some beautiful meadows and a lake. For children there is a Play Area to run around on and during school holidays organised activities such as range led walks are available. The site is also an excellent place for Walking, Cycling and Horse Riding. Other available events taking place this year include an Archery drop in session, a Christmas Crafting Afternoon and a Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Walk.
about 10 Miles
This unique farm makes a great day out for families with young children and also couples who enjoy getting out and exploring. With an array of farm animals including goats, pigs and sheep this farm is a popular attraction in the Etwall area of Derbyshire. Apart from the animals there are fun activities to take part in such as collecting and grading your own eggs and a hay play area for the little ones. The farm tea room serves drinks, cakes and light bites, the place to go when you are in need of a rest and a hot drink.
about 13 Miles
With family fun for everyone a trip to this farm makes a memorable day out in Staffordshire. Some highlights of the day might include the chicks and ducklings in a basket, goat kid walking, bottle feeding the lambs or bunny brushing. Located in the Tamworth area of Stafforshire this attraction is easy to get to. Look out for special events taking place throughout the year including weekend and school holidays when extra activities may be organised. Don't forget to meet Chirpy while you are there - the extra large chick!
about 19 Miles
This is an all weather attraction located in Ilkeston Derbyshire. With a large play frame as well as bikes and ride on toys this is a fun place for young children. The toddler time sessions take place during term times on week days from 9.30am until 2.30pm and are very popular. The admission fee is excellent value for money and parents can sit down and enjoy a drink while the children play. A new baby changing facility has now been installed together with some new chairs making this a clean and welcoming attraction for families. Look out for offers on their website such as a free hot drink on select days.
about 20 Miles
Denby visitor centre is a fun day out in the Derbyshire region with an array of activities iunder one roof. An all weather attraction you can take pottery tours, see cookery demonstrations and visit Bourne's restaurant. There are events and offers on throughout the year for example the Denby factory Shops sale where you can save £££s and October Creepy Crypt for Halloween where you can go along in fancy dress and have your face painted. Booking is advised so check out the latest details on their website.
about 20 Miles
This is a really unique opportunity to see the fantastic work going on at this centre. The purpose of the British Wildlife Rescue Centre is to treat and care for injured wildlife which cannot be released into the wild. Many of the animals are brought to the centre by members of the public or the RSPCA. Visit their website to see the picture gallery and to find out how to help if this is something which interests you. There are also regular fundraising events such as the Sponsered Leg Wax.
about 22 Miles
Of course you can't mention attractions in Staffordshire without featuring the fabulous Alton Towers theme park. The rides range from thrilling to quite simply terrifying although there are more gentle family rides for the little ones. All ages are catered for here. Some of the most famoue rides include Th13teen, Air, The Blade and Nemesis. There is also a waterpark on site for some splashtastic fun. Look out for seasonal events taking place throughout the year such as Wonderful Winter, Pirate Weekend and The Ultimate Fireworks Event. Check out their website for the latest admission costs and save money by booking your tickets online.
about 26 Miles
This is a top class theme park with plenty to do for the whole family. From thrilling rides to more gentle activities for the little ones this place is ideal. The best thing is that 50% of their attractions are under cover so the British weather needn't spoil the fun.
about 26 Miles
This unique attraction combines an array of activities. If you have a look on their website there are some good video clips which give an even better idea of what this attraction is all about. Some of the highlights include the Cable Car system which is actually Britain's first alpine style cable car system. You are transported from the valley floor right up above where you can enjoy superb Dewent Valley Views. You can also stroll around 60 acres of wooded hillside on foot to see an array of birds and wildlife.
about 26 Miles
Gulliver's Kingdome is a family friendly theme park offering many attractions for children of all ages. The site is rather unique and features a huge array of rides including log flumes, roller coasters and pirate ships. For the little ones there are rides such as the veteran cars and the balloon wheel and Diego and Dora the Explorer are on hand to make sure they are having a great time. Between the 21st and 31st of October the park becomes a spooky Halloween spectacular with a range of shows and fireworks to enjoy. Standard prices are £12.00 for adults and children over 90cm. Group booking discounts are available.
about 27 Miles
A day trip to Dudley Zoo in Worcestershire is a real treat for children and adults alike. The zoo is crammed with unusual and rare animals and educational talks, shows and organised activities are also on offer to make sure visitors get the most from their experience. During school holidays the zoo is particularly popular with families and a range of events take place including crafting sessions, face painting and hands on animal encounters. There is also a cafe and giftshop onsite.
about 33 Miles
The Peak District National Park is the ideal place to relax and explore. The stunning scenery will take your breath away and there is the opportunity to take part in ranger led guides and events. These are ideal if you are new to the area or only staying a short time and want to see the best sights and walks.
about 37 Miles
This award winning theme park in Shropshire has something for everyone. Children will delight at the amazing array of rides and activities. Described on their own website as a "fairytale adventure" there is a nursery rhyme and fairytale characters theme running throughout the park. One inside the park you can enjoy unlimited free rides and there's an indoor soft play area for the younger ones and for when the weather is not on your side. Another popular aspect of this attraction is the nature trail. Check out their website for the latest events and admission costs. This company also owns Jungleland - another great attraction just 4 miles from Wonderland.
about 38 Miles
Locally renowned for the Sheep Steeple chasing and daily goat races this is a really unique family attraction that the kids will love. You can really get hands on with the farm animals with the animal handling sessions and you can have a go at teaching the parrots to talk! The crazy craft cabin will keep even the most creative entertained with pottery and painting amongst other things. When you are in need of a rest head for the The Hungry Shepherd Tea Room where you can enjoy a bite to eat and children can burn even more energy in the indoor play area.