Whether you want the thrill of roller coasters, to visit tropical animals or explore the surrounding countryside, there are many opportunities for all the family.

Family attractions

Drayton Manor - theme park and zoo. Thomas Land.
(12 miles, 30 minutes drive)

Twycross Zoo - Famous for its collection of primates and many endangered species.
(8 miles, 14 minutes drive)

National Exhibition Centre - (also Birmingham international airport/railway station).
(28miles, 30 minutes drive)

Conkers at Moira - Outdoor adventure park and "hands on" science museum. Country and canal walks. Restaurant.
(5miles, 11 minutes drive)

Alton Towers - The number one theme park in the UK.
(28 miles, 45 minutes drive)

Tutbury Castle - Motte and Bailey castle from 1068.
(12.5 miles, 25 minutes drive)

Bosworth Battlefield - 1485 War of the Roses battlefield.
(15.5 miles, 28 minutes drive)

Snowdome at Tamworth - Indoor ski slope. Ice skating.
(9 miles, 19 minutes drive)

(5 miles, 10 minutes drive)

(9 miles, 18 minutes drive)

Walking and Leisure

Rosliston Forestry Centre -  Woodland escape, walks, children's play areas and activities. Birds of prey demonstrations. Cycle hire, fishing. The Hub Cafe.
(1.4 miles, 4 minutes drive)

Calke Abbey - Owned by the National Trust. House in a time warp with beautiful natural surroundings.
(11 miles, 24 minutes drive)

Beehive Farm at Rosliston Farmhouse cafe, walking trails and fishing. Family-friendly petting farm.
(1.2 miles, 3 minutes drive)

Lichfield - Historic cathedral city with market.
(10 miles, 15 minutes drive)

Barton Marina - Canal and lakeside walks with shops, Waterfront pub and restaurants, the Red Carpet Cinema and Cafe Bar.
(4.miles, 8 minutes drive)

Branston Water Park - Canal and lakeside walks. 
(6 miles, 10 minutes drive)

National Forest - We are right in the middle of a vast number of woodland walks and interesting activities across a wide area. Horse riding, fishing and cycling.

Ashbourne - gateway to the Peak District.
(30 miles, 35 minutes drive)

National Memorial Arboretum - The UK's Centre for Remembrance at Alrewas.
(5 miles, 8 minutes drive)