Activities

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Alton Towers, Uttoxeter Races, Tutbury Castle, Sudbury Hall

Oaklands Lodges offers a superb central location for visitors wishing to visit a wonderfully diverse range of attractions and outdoor activities across Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Cheshire.

Visiting Dovedale (the gateway to the Peak District), Tutbury Castle and the National Museum of Childhood at the National Trust’s Sudbury Hall are all extremely popular, and only a few miles away. In addition, other favourite’s, all situated within a ten miles radius, include the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall, the historic market towns of Ashbourne and Belper and the thrilling theme park, Alton Towers.

The bustling market town Bakewell (of delicious pudding fame) and the magnificent stately homes of Chatsworth House, Shugborough Hall and Haddon Hall are all within 20 miles of Oaklands Country Lodges, and great days out are easily accessible at Drayton Manor, Waterworld and Gulliver’s Kingdom.

If you’re keen to enjoy our exceptional British countryside, golf and riding are available within two miles and fishing is also enjoyed locally. There are plenty of walking routes, cycle tracks, canals and rivers in easy reach should you be keen to spend more time outdoors as part of your short break or holiday.

If you’re not sure where to start during your stay in our Peak District self-catering cottages then please don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations – we are always here to help!

National Trust

  • Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood,
    Ashbourne (DE6 5HT)- 4 miles away
  • Kedleston Hall, Derby
    (DE22 5JH) – 7 miles away
  • The Old Manor, Ashbourne
    (DE6 2ED)- 8.2 miles away
  • Calke Abbey, Derby
    (DE73 7LE) – 11 miles away
  • Staunton Harold Church
    (LE73 1RW) – 11 miles away
  • Shugborough Estate
    (ST17 0XB) – 16 miles away
  • Letocetum Roman Baths Site & Museum
    (WS14 0AW) – 18 miles away

Golf & Sports

  • Broughton Heath Golf Club
    (DE3 9GH) – 2 miles away
  • Church Broughton Golf Club
    (DE65 5DF) – 2 miles away
  • Church Broughton Tennis Courts
    (DE65 5AN) 2 miles away
  • The Craythorn Golf Club
    (DE13 0XS) – 5 miles away
  • Pastures Golf Club
    (DE3 0UU) – 5 miles away
  • Brailsford Golf Club
    (DE6 3BT) – 5 miles away
  • Mickleover Golf Club
    (DE23 4BY) – 6 miles away
  • County Ground, Derbyshire C.C.C.
    (DE21 6DR) – 9 miles away
  • Derby County F.C.
    (DE24 8AN) – 9 miles away
  • Doveridge Clay Sports Club
    (DE6 5LN) – 14 miles away

Grand Days

  • Buddhist Centre & Tea Rooms
    (DE65 6HT) – 3 Miles away
  • Tutbury Castle
    (DE13 9JF) – 4 Miles away
  • Coors Visitor centre
    (DE14 2QX) – 6 Miles away
  • Uttoxeter Racecourse
    (ST14 8JR) – 7 Miles away
  • Markeaton Park Craft Village
    (DE22 3BE) – 8 Miles away
  • Derby Cathedral
    (DE1 1BR) – 8 Miles away
  • Croxden Abbey
    (ST14 5JF) – 10 Miles away
  • Derby Museum & Art Gallery
    (DE1 1BS) – 10 miles away
  • Pickford’s House
    (DE1 1DA) – 10 miles away
  • Alton Towers Leisure Park
    (ST10 4DB) – 11 Miles away
  • Elvaston Castle Country Park
    (DE24 0SA) – 11 Miles away
  • Belper River Gardens
    (DE56 1DQ) – 12 Miles away
  • Conkers
    (DE12 6GA) – 12 Miles away
  • Hawksmoor
    (ST10 3AW) – 13 Miles away
  • Hoar Cross Hall
    (DE13 8QS) – 13 Miles away
  • Rolliston Forestry Centre
    (DE12 8JX) – 13 Miles away
  • Donnington Grand Prix Collection
    (DE74 2RP) – 14 Miles away
  • National Tram Museum, Crich
    (DE4 5DP) – 15 Miles away
  • Wild Park Farm
    (DE6 3BN) – 17 miles away
  • Field Sports UK
    (LE65 1RS) – 18 miles away
  • Blackbrook Zoo
    (ST13 7QR) – 20 Miles away
  • Ferrers Centre of Arts & Crafts,
    Staunton Harold (LE65 1RU) – 20 miles away
  • Heights of Abraham
    (DE4 5NA) – 20 miles away
  • Heage Windmill
    (DE56 2BH) – 20 miles away
  • Peak District Mining Museum
    (DE4 3NR) – 20 miles away
  • Twycross Zoo
    (CV9 3PX) – 21 Miles away
  • Lea Gardens, Matlock
    (DE4 5GH) – 25 miles away
  • Gulliver’s Kingdom
    (DE4 3PG) – 26 miles away
  • Water World
    (ST1 5PU) – 29 Miles away
  • Drayton Manor Park & Zoo
    (B78 3TW) – 29 Miles away
  • Bolsover Castle
    (S44 3BN) – 36 miles away
  • N.E.C.
    (B40 1PS) – 38 miles away
  • Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery
    (S40 1LP) – 40 miles away
  • New Mills Heritage & Information Centre
    (SK22 3BN) – 44 miles away
  • Renishaw Hall
    (S21 3WB) – 45 miles away

Eating Out

  • Hollybush, 01283 585345
    (DE65 5AS) – 1 mile away
  • Salt Box Cafe, 01283 813189
    (DE65 5PT) – 2 miles away
  • Sunar Gow, 01283 810394
    (DE65 5PT) – 2 miles away
  • Hilton Brook, 01283 735362
    (DE65 5FG) – 3.5 miles away
  • Ostritch, 01335 330222
    (DE6 3AH) – 4 miles away
  • Three Horseshoes, 01332 824481
    (DE6 5BJ) – 4 miles away
  • Red Lion, 01335 360241
    (DE6 3AG) – 4.5 miles away
  • Boars Head Hotel, 01283 820344
    (DE6 5GX) – 7 miles away

Horse Riding

  • Barley Fields Equestrian Centre
    (DE65 6HT) – 3 Miles away
  • Hargate Equestrian
    (DE65 5FJ) – 4 Miles away
  • The Riding Centre, Scropton
    (DE65 5PL) – 5 Miles away
  • Tissington Trekking Centre
    (DE6 1RD) – 16 Miles away

Land Features & Rivers

  • Blithfield Reservoir
    (WS15 3DX) – 11 Miles away
  • Churnet River
    (ST10 4BZ) – 11 Miles away
  • Dovedale Ravine Ashbourne
    (Map reference: SK 143507
    Lat: 53.05336 Long: -1.78810) – 11 miles away
  • Weaver Hills
    (ST10 3HE) – 11 Miles away
  • Thor’s Cave
    (DE6 2 AF) – 15 Miles away
  • Cromford Canal
    (DE4 3RQ) – 19 miles
  • Carsington Water
    (DE4 4DF) – 20 Miles away
  • Lumsdale Valley (waterfall)
    (DE4 5NA) – 25 miles away
  • Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park
    (SK17 9DH) – 32 miles away

Villages, Towns & Cities

  • Sutton on the Hill
    (DE6 5JD) – 1 Mile away
  • Church Broughton
    (DE65 5DF) – 1 Mile away
  • Hatton
    (DE65 5PT) – 2 miles
  • Hilton
    (DE65 5FG) – 3 miles
  • Tutbury
    (DE13 9JF) – 3 miles
  • Uttoxeter
    (ST14 8DR) – 7 Miles away
  • Burton Upon Trent
    – 8 miles
  • Derby
    (DE1 2AL) – 9 Miles away
  • Ashbourne
    (DE6 3BL) – 10 Miles away
  • Melbourne
    (DE73 8JL) – 15 miles
  • Matlock
    (DE4 3RT) – 26 Miles away
  • Stoke On Trent
    – 27 miles
  • Buxton
    (SK17 6BE) – 32 miles away
  • Bakewell
    – 35 miles away