FEBRUARY FAMILY STAY
Half Term in the Peaks
Explore the Peaks
If you are joining us for Feb half term, please find our round up of some lovely activities to enjoy with your family at Wildhive and the surrounding area.
There are a host of things to do from cycling the Tissington Trail on our doorstep to climbing Mam Tor at the heart of the Peaks. Use the links below to find out more about our local area and discover things to see and do nearby with recommendations for younger guests. Please speak with the team if you have any questions, who will be delighted to help.
Fri 16th & Fri 23rd February
Half day Forest Camps featuring shelter making, bug habitats, campfire cooking and woodland crafts.
Ideal for 9-12 years olds. Younger children can join if accompanied by an adult.
Exclusively for guests staying at Wildhive
Build a Bird Nest Box
With the nesting season not that far away, our garden birds will be starting to prepare for their busiest time of year. The main nesting season runs from March through to August, but birds are traditionally thought to have paired up by Valentine’s Day.
With natural habitats such as trees and hedgerows being lost to development some of our garden birds struggle to find a safe shelter to rear their young.
To support Nest Box Week, 14th-21st February we have National Trust Bird Box kits available to purchase at £20. Take it home for your garden or as a lovely reminder of your stay, we will place your bird box at Wildhive. Come back and see whether you have any inhabitants.
13th & 14th February
Considered to be one of the oldest forms of football in the world, this exciting and dramatic game is played in Ashbourne every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Each year, the town’s streets, fields and streams are filled with hundreds of players and spectators following the match.
Sat 10th - Sun 25th February
Chatsworth Farmyard & Playground
From 10.30am~4.30pm - last entry at 3.30pm
Tickets will be available online at the start of February.
With so many things to do for children young and old, Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground makes for a fun day out for all the family.
Important information: Chatsworth are working on an exciting new redevelopment of the playground which will open in late spring. This means that part of the playground, including the zip wire and climbing frame, will not be accessible over half term.
Please note that all events within or beginning in the farmyard require visitors to have paid admission
14th, 15th, 22nd & 23rd February
Chatsworth Family Explorer Walk
£6 per child | £2.50 per accompanying adult
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Max 1 adult per child.
Join us for a family explorer walk around Stand Wood, collecting natural materials including twigs, moss, lichen, bark and pebbles. We will then find the perfect spot to make a woodland home for magical moss.
Tuesday 20th February
Northern Ballet ~ Tortoise & the Hare
Buxton Opera House, Buxton
Performances at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm
When a cheeky Hare won't stop boasting about how fast he can run, thoughtful Tortoise decides it is time to join him in a race. No one thinks Tortoise can win, but when Hare gets distracted by games and treats, Tortoise might just surprise us all.
The perfect introduction to live ballet and music, your little ones will be cheering along as a playful cast of characters re-tell this classic tale.
Hopton Hall Snowdrop Walk
Open 7 days a week
Adults £5. Children aged 6 to 16, £2.50.
Free for under 6’s.
Explore the beautiful gardens at Hopton Hall this February and enjoy the first signs of Spring. With beautiful scenery, the Snowdrop walk attracts returning visitors each year.
On-site refreshments. Suitable for all ages.
Assistance dogs only.
The team look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends for a memorable stay.