Autumn Rambles in Staffordshire

After the last few days of storms, wind and rain, it certainly feels like Autumn has arrived. The leaves are falling, and the gardens are starting to lose their summer colour. Don’t let the clouds and drizzle get you down. There is still so much you can enjoy...

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,...

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...