With the winter months firmly setting in, it can become a challenge to keep your little ones entertained with activities both in and out of the house. Especially when the snowy showers finally hit!
Luckily, with a little investigation, you’ll find there are plenty of things to do with the kids in Glossop and the surrounding areas.
We live in an area that offers so much in the way of amazing views and sensational walking trails that it would be silly not to get the kids out and about keeping active. Or at the very least keeping busy to avoid boredom!
With this in mind, here are just a few things to do with the kids in Glossop and the surrounding areas you might want to check out:
This is a classic choice for local walkers, joggers, dog walkers and general outdoor enthusiasts!
As we’ve mentioned before, Manor Park was first opened to the public in 1927 and is the former home of Glossop hall, which was finally demolished in the 1950’s after several efforts to rebuild the traditional property.
Aside from the usual greenery and plant life (which are all exceptionally well-kept all year round and make for some lovely photo opportunities) the park is also home to a bowling green, tennis courts, basketball courts, a mini golf course and a mini railway.
Add to this all the wonderfully peaceful woodland paths that make Manor Park such a popular visit for walkers and there’s very little to be found that wouldn’t suit someone with an outdoorsy lifestyle down to a tee.
Plus, if you are looking to get the little ones interested in the great outdoors but find their attention flailing during your walk, there is a dedicated children’s play area to keep them entertained before you continue on your journey!
Ready to get the kids out and about at Manor Park? Check out the official TripAdvsior page here before you go for more info.
The Pot Painting Shed
You might not think of a garden centre to be the ideal place to take the little ones to keep them as entertained as possible. Except if your children happen to love flowers and gardening, of course!
But tucked away in the ever-popular Hartley’s Garden Centre in Glossop lies a special, creative treat perfect for kids of all ages.
The Pot Painting Shed gives young kids (and parents too, if you’re feeling a bit of creative flair!) the chance to pick a pot of their choice – there’s plenty to choose from, all in different shapes, sizes and model types – and paint it in any variety of weird and wacky colours!
Let your kids’ imagination run wild as they cook up any number of colour and model combinations! Or, if they prefer creating a more refined piece of pottery art, they can stay within the lines. It’s entirely up to you and them!
But if you’re worrying that you’ll be waiting around for hours on end for the pots to finish drying afterwards, have no fear! The Pot Painting Shed uses fast-drying acrylic paints to get the job done in the quickest time possible. There’s also a handy hairdryer available if you’re in a particular rush!
It’s also available to book for birthday parties, if you fancy getting the whole creative gang together!
Want to know more about The Pot Painting Shed? Visit the Hartley’s Garden Centre website here for all the info you’ll need before your visit.
Whistle Stop Play Café
Looking for somewhere for the kids to burn off some real steam while you have some time to relax and let them have some fun? The Whistle Stop Play Café will do just the trick.
Suitable for all ages, the Whistle Stop Play Café features play areas and scenarios that will please even the most over-energised of your young clan.
Featuring 3 levels of play areas – including a more separated area specifically for babies and young children of a similar age – there literally is something for children of all ages to enjoy, including ropes, bridges, various slides, a ball pool and ball shower among other nifty and exciting things for them to try!
And while the young’uns get to go wild, mum and dad can sit back and chill with a coffee and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi.
Want to visit the Whistle Stop Play Café? Visit their Facebook page here.
Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre
If your little ones have a fascination with horses (as many young children do) and you live in or around the Glossop area, then you simply must get them down to Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre.
With room to cater for 150 horses, Hargate Hill has plenty of room to offer both these incredible animals and your children an exceptional equestrian learning experience.
Kids can learn to ride ponies in a professional, caring and worry-free environment with experienced riders and teachers. Progression from one level of experience to the next is handled carefully – with no rushing necessary, kids can start out as total novices and take the next step in their horse riding journey as and when they’re ready.
With prices starting from just £15 there’s no denying you’ll be getting great value for money.
Plus, if it’s of any interest to the adults, there are also adult lessons available and a fishery on-site for those of you interested in this specific sport.
Want to know more before you visit Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre? Visit their website here for everything you might need to know.
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