Trams me hearties!!

Last Thursday we had a real treat of a day out.  Most of our days out so far have been to free events or events with a very small charge.  Thursday we went to Crich Tramway Village.  We have been before and knowing how fun it was, I was keen to go again. It is free for under 4’s and £12 for an adult, which relative to our other days out is quite expensive, but the great thing about the Tramway Village is you get free return admission for the next year!  Which is brilliant if you live quite near. The Village is such a great place for children and adults alike.  We visited with some of our good friends, The Fireman’s best friend Mr B. The Fireman and Mr B are currently fanatical about pirates, the Aarghs!! and the sword fights and the walk the plank’s started almost immediately on arrival and continued for the rest of the day.

Stunning views from the tram over the Derwent Valley

You can ride on trams all day, they run every 10-15mins, you can walk down the village scene, with some fantastic old buildings, especially the pub. There’s the indoor tram exhibitions, complete with full size model horse, The Farmer was quite keen on this. An indoor soft play, which is good until it’s busy, it was like a greenhouse in there, we lasted no more than 10mins until we left.

One of my favourite parts is the woodland walk, it’s lovely especially on a hot sunny day like we had. Nice cool shade with lots of interesting things along the way, pirates around every corner of course and a HUGE selection of (sticks) cutlasses.

The Green Man – Protector of the forests

The woodland walk works really well with a tram ride down to the Wakebridge stop, where there is a mining display,  then you can easily meander your way back up through the woods to the main village. Along the way there are giant ants, magical bookcases, stunning views, digger trees…..shed’s for sleeping train engines…. I think the sun was starting to get to them by this point.

antus giganticus

More views over the Derwent Valley

Sleeping engines

For those of you who have any energy left at this point, there is also a playground.  We finished off with an ice cream, Bluebells liquorice ice cream, my favourite (I may have mentioned that before) and then one last tram ride. So how do you finish off a fantastic day like this?  With a big plate of sausage and chips at the local pub for me scurvy seadogs, perfect.