Dog Friendly Places
There are so many dog friendly places to eat and drink, places to visit, things to do and explore in the local area
Enjoy a tour around the beautifully landscaped RHS gardens in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall. There is also a café and garden centre on site. In the summer months there is a paddling net a duck pool for the younger members of the family.
With a wide range of water sports, cycle hire and fishing, Carsington Water has activities aplenty. Explore the vast network of paths and trails that circumnavigate Carsington Water – explore on foot or bike. There is an adventure playground and an array of wildlife to see. There is also a visitor’s centre and a couple of shops on-site. Mobility scooters are available to hire as are electric bikes.
Set in a dramatic location, the Crich Tramway Village is a great day out for all the family and dogs are welcome too! You can explore by riding the trams, visit the exhibitions and step back in time along the recreated period street. It’s easy to get lost in the ‘days gone by’ here. There is also an indoor and outdoor play area for the little ones to enjoy. There are a range of place to eat and drink, including the Red Lion pub serving cask ales.
Probably not one for you if you have a fear of heights! However if not, you will be rewarded with some spectacular views from the cable cars. If you brave the journey there is lots to enjoy at the top. There is a cavern to explore, High Falls and the Treetops Visitor Centre, with 60 acres of park and woodland to wander and explore. Additionally there are two play areas for the younger members of the family as well as picnic areas.
Dogs: Are allowed in the cable cars and the cafe terrace on leads, but not in the main buildings or underground.
Kedleston Hall, was built in 18th century and is owned by the National Trust. The house has been beautifully restored and there are some spectacular rooms, our favourite room being the dome. There are some lovely grounds to walk in, dogs are welcome in the grounds too.The cafe is a good spot to refuel after a walk around the grounds with the outdoor cafe seating particularly recommended if the weather allows.
First created by the formidable Bess Hardwick in the 1500’s, Hardwick Hall is famous for being more glass than wall. There is lots to explore here – a house, gardens and parkland (with plenty of walks). The new Hall is owned by the National Trust. There is also the old hall which is on the same site (this is run by the English Heritage, with an audio tour available).
Dogs: Welcome in the parkland on leads and around the stableyard