Tittesworth water

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.

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  1. Stacey- A Mums Blind Love
    January 24, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Some lovely photos. Looks like a great place to visit. You could really make a day of it in the warmer weather, taking a long a picnic.

  2. January 28, 2017 / 8:10 am

    This looks great!! I love going to places like this that have great walks. Coming over from #CountryKids x

  3. January 28, 2017 / 8:45 am

    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

    • January 28, 2017 / 11:28 am

      Cake makes everything better when you are 3! I look forward to going back in the spring/summer.

  4. January 28, 2017 / 11:37 am

    Cake cures everything!! Looks like a great day out and I love you blog name too. #CountryKids

  5. January 28, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Haha they are all the same. Cake a great cure for everything! What a lovely place for a walk x

  6. January 29, 2017 / 7:38 am

    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

    • January 29, 2017 / 7:41 am

      We didn’t see any bikes when we were there. There is a older kids play area too that I’m sure your son would love. Thank you, she has. The tears completely stopped the minute we entered the cafe!

  7. January 29, 2017 / 8:48 am

    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

  8. January 29, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    It is hard when it is cold and horrid isn’t it? But well done for braving it, hopefully she will be happier in warmer weather! It looks like a beautiful walk though! #MyFamilyAdventures #CountryKids

  9. January 30, 2017 / 9:59 am

    It looks lovely there and would probably be even better in the summer. Gorgeous photos. #MyFamilyAdventures


  10. February 1, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    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

  11. February 2, 2017 / 1:25 am

    Cake fixes most things! Looks like a lovely place though, definitely one to revisit in better weather with a picnic 🙂 #countrykids

  12. ukfunfamilydaysout
    February 12, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    I have just started blogging myself. Love writing but also reading what others get up to. I loved reading your blog. Well done.

  13. February 13, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    What a lovely place to explore. I particularly like the wooded area. #myfamilyadventures

  14. Andrew
    May 1, 2017 / 8:37 am

    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.

    • Claire
      May 2, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      I don’t mind at all. Thank you for adding this. Hopefully we’ll be back soon.

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