We started with a pre-booked tour of the Royal Crown Derby visitor center, a company which dates back to the 18th century. A guide was provided to us. Lunch served in the cafe there was delicious. Not only we explored the museum, but also purchased tea sets and other stuff. They close at sharp 5 pm. Later we went to Pickford museum. It is quite an interesting building. The exhibitions going on to add to our experience. There is no admission charged there.
Places to visit
Next day we cycled at the Pennine Bridleway National Trail. Later had a wonderful brunch of local cuisine at Brown’s restaurant. We were marveling at the architecture of the building of St. Peter’s in the city. We also visited the Derby Cathedral which is in proximity to the main shopping area. It was very peaceful in the morning. The Derby Museum and Art gallery have a collection of amazing galleries in the upstairs segment. The works of Joseph Wright are very interesting. There is no admission fee, although you may donate if you wish. They have a casual eatery in the premises of the museum.
We watched Derby County at the Pride Park stadium. If you happen to visit ride Park and Ride Car Park, do have a walk to the sanctuary at its end. You can spot various species of birds like red wings, Goosander, kestrels, green woodpecker, finches, and Stonechat. There is a river path which heads to the Alvestonpark. It took us around 25 minutes to reach Alveston.
Our kids loved the visit to the Bluebell’s dairy. They have a play barn with corn pit, a cafe serving ice creams, tea and other food items, tractor toys and a hay mountain. The homemade ice cream was mouth watering. $5 per person food was available for adults in their tea rooms and at just $1 you can feed the animals in the Patch the staff was amicable.
Do try desserts and coffees at Darley’s – Restaurant and Terrace.