Days out & holidays

Tittesworth water

January 23, 2017
tittesworth water

We all know the phrase “There’s no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” Well with this in mind on Saturday (a dry but cold day), I decided we needed to get out of the house for a few hours. We wrapped up warm and headed off to Tittesworth water, near Leek (more information can be found here). We’d never been before but I kept hearing about how good it was for kids.

tittesworth water

tittesworth water

tittesworth water

tittesworth water

We arrived after lunch and paid for 2 hours parking (£2.50 or £4.70 for all day). We started by letting F play on the park for a little while. The park is really big and has something for all ages. F explored for a little while and even E enjoyed a turn on the swings. It was cold though so we didn’t stand around too long, especially as F wasn’t as happy to play as she usually is (too cold?).tittesworth water playground

tittesworth water playground

tittesworth water playground

 

We headed off on the short (1.5 mile) buggy friendly walk. There is also a longer 5 mile walk if you have older children or baby wear. The route was very pram friendly and perfect for little legs too. It’s mostly flat with only one small hill.  There were a few bridges which F loves and even a den building area. There is a river running through parts of the site and part of the walk is near the reservoir. The short walk also does a loop of a forested area where we tried to entertain F with Gruffalo and bear hunting (this usually helps but not today).

tittesworth water

tittesworth water

tittesworth water

tittesworth water

tittesworth water

tittesworth water

tittesworth water

It was a lovely walk or at least it would have been if F hadn’t fallen in mud half way round and spent the rest of the walk crying. Funnily enough she cheered straight up when we entered the cafe. The cafe is a lovely modern, bright and airy room. It’s in the visitors center which has toilets, baby changing, an information area on tittesworth water and also water saving, as well as a shop which was mostly selling toys (lovely wooden ones too) and kids books.tittesworth water

tittesworth water

tittesworth water

There are also plenty of benches for picnics  (F loves a picnic) and even a barbecue area. The reservoir is also home to a lot of geese which F enjoyed waving at. We’ll definitely visit tittesworth water again when the weather warms up. Hopefully next time it will be more successful.

tittesworth water

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  1. What a lovely place for a little day trip. It looks so pretty when you visited but the cold clearly hindered you a little. Poor girl falling in the mud, but funny how a warm cafe and cake can make everything look better! This is definitely one to try again on a summer’s day with a picnic.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  2. Oh wow you were in our neck of the woods, we have only been to Tittesworth once and after reading this I am going to make sure we head up this year. I didn’t realise they had a walk, for some reason I thought it was just bikes. Thanks so much for joining in with #MyFamilyAdventures and I hope your little one has recovered from falling in the mud, cake always helps! x

  3. Our friend moved to Crewe from Hampshire a few months back and whenever we visit we like to find new places to explore with her – this looks like a perfect spot. #MyFamilyAdventures

  4. That walk does look lovely and so does the play area. What a shame F fell over though and didn’t really enjoy her walk though. Glad to hear she cheered up in the cafe 🙂 #countrykids

  5. Glad you enjoyed the site, and we have bluebells and blossom out now. We hope you will revisit soon.
    We sometimes have events on, and you can follow us on facebook or twitter. just search for STWTittesworth.
    I hope you don’t mind me putting this here.

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