Vist Peaks - The Blog
Welcome to my blog from the Peak District - a few nuggets from my holiday cottages at Riverside House and Valley View.
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There's plenty going on this Easter in the Peak District. We've put together a guide of a few of our selected highlights for families young and old. So why not pop over to the Peak District this Easter and join in the fun?
- There's Easter holiday fun at Calke Abbey. The Cadbury egg hunt in the meadow runs daily from 14-16 April 11 am to 3.30 pm. Pick up a map and follow the clues to the treasure at the end! There are also nature-themed activities and lovely walks to enjoy for all the family.
- Why not climb the towers of St Mary's and All Saints Churches in Chesterfield? You'll get stunning views of the Crooked Spire and the town. The tour lasts about 40 mins and do book in advance.
- Loads of family fun at Conkers indoor and outdoor play and adventure in a national forest. From 1 to 23 April there are various activities and events including a circus, Punch and Judy, sublime science, juggling, craft and ranger activities and and an Easter egg challenge.
- At the Tropical Butterfly, Wildlife and Falconery Centre from 1 to 23 April there's an Easter Mad about Madagasgar theme. You can meet species close up, take part in an Easter Egg hunt (Easter Sunday and Monday), enjoy tractor trailor rides and there are Easter bunnies and chicks to meet.
These are just a few of the Easter events going on for families in the Peak District. We've picked a few that offer something a little bit different. We hope that you enjoy them! Happy Easter holidays!
For more information on our holiday cottages in the Peak District contact Wendy Boast on 07980 390520 or
So, you’re thinking of letting out a holiday cottage? Or maybe you’ve just bought one, and you’re ready to get it into shape for your first guests. Here are my top tips for furnishings…
- Safety – the most important consideration. And particularly if your cottage is designed for families, make sure that your fixtures and furnishings are child safe.
- Durability – you’ll want to buy furniture that can stand up to receiving (hopefully) hundreds of guests each year. Items that are easy to clean will make life a lot easier! Think about flooring too – carpets will need cleaning regularly, particularly if you choose light colours.
- Comfort – a holiday should always feel like a holiday, so make sure you choose things that add comfort – wooden furniture looks great, but don’t forget cushions!
- Quality – this one is a balancing act. Quality furniture will be more durable, and provide a nicer environment, but don’t break the bank either – accidents do happen, and you don’t want to be worrying about a treasured or valuable piece of furniture.
- Match your location – if you have a seafront cottage, consider reflecting that in your décor and furnishings. If you’re in a rural location, traditional looks will be more fitting than contemporary styles.
Furniture and décor can make or break the feel of a holiday cottage, so it’s definitely worth giving some thought to your style. Don’t forget to reflect the price and target audience of your cottage too – if you’re
charging a high-end price, your guests will expect a high-end experience!