Keeping the family entertained in the holidays

The Long summer holidays are almost upon us!  If you are wondering about what to do with your family, on a budget and  especially if the weather is poor, then here are a few ideas of places to visit, only within half an hour’s drive of Heywood Hall. -Picnic :...

Top tips for great restaurants near Alton Towers

When you stay at Heywood hall why not try some local food from some fabulous eateries near Heywood Hall & Alton Towers? Here is our selection: Breakfast: Denstone Hall Farm Shop, Alton Bridge Hotel, Alton Coffee: The Bear Coffee Company, High Street, Uttoxeter,...

Well Dressings in the Peak District & Staffordshire

Well Dressings are unique to the area and more than 80 towns and villages proudly display their floral masterpieces next to wells and water features. Well Dressings are a tradition which is believed to have been brought to the Peak District and parts of Staffordshire...

Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne

Did you know there is a local World famous tradition in Ashbourne, a market town, 10 minutes drive from Heywood Hall? Shrovetide football is a traditional “Football” game held annually on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, 28th February and 1st March 2017....

Treasures on Valentine’s Day

Wishing you all a happy Valentine’s day. We hope you have or will be spoiled rotten by your other half on this special day.  Being married to a Frenchman, romance comes as the norm, enjoying a glass of Cremant  from his beloved Alsace in France, some gorgeous...