Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Tram times

Who thought trams would be interesting?  Erm, well not me.  But I put my doubts aside and one sunny weekend we all went to Crich Tramway Village.  And what a lovely time we had!

The Crich Tramway Village is centered around a little village (go figures!) that is actually an old fashioned style village, with an old style pub, tea rooms, an old sweet shop and my favourite, an ice cream parlour.  To be honest, I can easily be swayed if there is a little food involved! Along the main road into the little village is a tram line, and various trams run up and down the lines about every 5 minutes.  


Your entry includes as many rides on the trams as you like.  They have old styled conductors, who ask for your fare (an old penny that they give you at the entrance), and then you buy your ticket from the conductor. Baba thought this was particularly fascinating, as we never use the bus, so the prospect of handing over a big penny to the man with a hat was very exciting! Its the simple things!


The tram line runs for about a mile up to the Derbyshire countryside with lovely views and you can hop on and off at any point before returning to the little village for treats and a wander about. There's lots of different trams to choose to ride, though having no knowledge whatsoever, I will describe them as thus: big ones, tall ones, one that looked like a boat and very old ones. Baba couldn't decide which tram she wanted to go on, luckily for her as they were all free, we went on a few!



If you are interested in the history of trams there's a little museum-like area.  There's also an indoor and outdoor play area, little fair rides and picnic spots.  All in all we had such a lovely day.  You can also take dogs as long as they are on leads, so Mr Pablo T Dog can come on our next trip.  Also, once you have paid for entry, (under 4s are free), you can return as many times as you like throughout the year for free. 


Before going I did have my doubts as to how much fun a tramway village would actually be, and I think you sometimes forget how children see things too.  Baba absolutely loved it and was fascinated.  We thought it was a fab day out, and the staff that worked there were really passionate about the trams and village. Definitely a very toddler friendly place. The Crich Tramway Village website is here and definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. 

As always thanks for reading, 


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8 comments:

  1. What a stunning place - the scenery alone looks amazing. It looks like you had a great time :) Popping back after your lovely comment on my blog. Thank you x

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    1. Your very welcome and thank you so much for stopping by! x

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    1. Yes we had a fab day. Thank you for reading and stopping by x

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  3. I love the look of this, like being in another era right down to the old coins. Definitely worth a visit. Thank you for sharing with me over on Country Kids

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    1. My daughter loved those pennies! Thank you for stopping by and for such a fab linky! x

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  4. Wow again its like time traveling! I want to see this place and be transported in time =) #countrykids

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    1. Definitely worth a visit! Thank you so much for reading and commenting...it means alot!

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