Things to do…

Places to Visit

Denby Pottery Village

The Denby Pottery Village offers a great day out.Take a factory tour or visit the Museum and Craft Room. You can even Paint a Pot yourself.


Chatsworth House has over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, to the family-used chapel, regal State Rooms and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Chatsworth also houses the Devonshire Collections, one of Europe’s most significant art collections, which is continually added to, encompassing Old Masters to contemporary ceramics and artefacts from Ancient Egypt to cutting edge modern sculpture.

Heights of Abraham

Soak in the far-reaching views. Take a cable car flight to the 60-acre hilltop park and experience a day full of history and adventure.

Cannock Chase

From the Midland’s best mountain bike trails or leisurely woodland walks, get the kids to let off some steam in one of the adventure play areas or take in the scenery up high from the platforms of Go Ape! Cannock Chase Forest has something for all the family.

Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank is an amazing, unique, and awe-inspiring, world-leading deep-space radio observatory and award-winning visitor attraction.

Poole’s Cavern

There is a modern visitor’s centre and cafe set at the foot of Buxton Country Park and Grin Low. At the top of the hill you will find Solomon’s Temple, a folly which provides a panoramic view of Buxton and the surrounding hills.

Go Ape Buxton

Featuring one of our biggest Tarzan swing drops, you’ll leap off the platform into stomach-turning free fall before being swung into a giant cargo net.


Following the River Dove up towards the stepping stones you can cross and climb to the top of Thorpe Cloud, giving fantastic panoramic views of the Peak District.

Trentham Monkey Forest

If you are looking for a fun day out with a difference, look no further. Trentham Monkey Forest is a sanctuary for endangered Barbary monkeys.

Rudyard Lake

Rudyard Lake provides some of the most dramatic scenery to be found in the Staffordshire Moorlands and over 500,000 visitors come to her shores each year.

The Roaches (Peak District)

The impressively rugged and steep gritstone ridge is home to mythical mermaids and 15 metre natural gritstone clefts, so this is far more than your average countryside walk.

World of Wedgwood

World of Wedgwood is a world of luxury shopping, unique events, colourful dining, hands-on learning experiences, picturesque woodland and the V&A Wedgwood Collection.

Peak Wildlife Park

Its large walk through exhibits allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents. Whether you love lemurs, have a passion for penguins or want to wander with the wallabies (and feed them with your hand!), the park has something for you.

Alton Towers Theme Park

With over 40 rides and attractions at Alton Towers Theme Park there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Caldon Canal

Just a stones throw away from The Tawny, the outstanding scenery along the route means there is lots to see for walkers and cyclists.

Consall Nature Park

Stroll through the neighbouring Consall Nature Reserve. A wonderfully rich mixture of wood pasture, pools and mature woodland.

Explore By Steam

The Churnet Valley Railway offers a nostalgic steam train ride through Staffordshire’s hidden valley. Guests staying at The Tawny can board the train at Consall Station which is a short country walk from the bottom of our estate. Book tickets online and hop on their public service trains which run most weekends from February to October.

Emma Bridgewater Factory

Visit the Emma Bridgewater factory and see the traditional skills and craftsmanship that goes into every piece of Emma Bridgewater pottery.