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“Lovely day out”

Crich Tramway Village
Ranked #1 of 65 things to do in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Derbyshire’s award-winning family attraction lets you enjoy unlimited tram rides in a recreated village street along the mile-long track to breathtaking views. Plus play areas, shops, tea-rooms and 30,000 square feet of indoor attractions. A relaxing day out for all ages! Please note we are closed until Saturday 17th March 2018. Please check our website for 2018 opening times as they vary according to the season.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited with our grandchildren and bought a family ticket at £40. Well worth the price as it is valid for a year. The grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Granted it was a sunny day but they are different ages and there are things to do under cover which will appeal as well as the woodland walk and playground should the weather be a bit iffy. They had a sleepover with us last night and clearly it had been a good day as it was lights out by 7 for the little one with the older one close behind. Definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Something different from the usual days out with working trams on a mile stretch of track. There are numerous stopping points on the journey where there are walks, a pub, I've cream shop, gift shop, playground and indoor museum plus lots more. The entrance fee is steep but there's plenty to keep you busy for most of the day and toilet facilities available. You can take buggies onto the site but would need to leave them in the buggy park if you wish to ride the trams as they aren't suitable.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I first visited Crich Tramway Village when on a family holiday as a little girl in the 1980's and I was full of excitement to be returning *cough* *cough* years later. The re-created town is lovely to walk around and it's wonderful to be able to go into the period buildings and talk to the custodians or make purchases in the manner of a by-gone era. A trip through the town aboard one of the working trams gives a real sense of what it was like to have them as a part of every day life in our towns and cities. The trams themselves are immaculate and so obviously cherished and well looked after. It's lovely to look down upon the village from the top deck of the trams, and if you travel to the end of the line, it affords some pretty impressive views across the surrounding countryside. The tram we queued to ride on broke down temporarily but then they are old, and it was actually fascinating to see everyone doing various jobs to get her up and running again. We didn't mind the slight delay one bit. The sheds are full of wonderful examples and there are plenty of information boards to read. I'm so glad that I was able to return as an adult and will definitely be back, I just hope that it won't be another 30+ years before I do!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

It was a dreary Easter Tuesday and we were caring for our six year old lively grand daughter. We had a lovely time. We rode a tram were given a retro ticket and had it stamped by the conductor. We walked back through a woodland walk which had sculptures carved in trees. She loved this. The museum has an education centre which caters for all. A craft room well equipped with felt pens paper and glue and inspirational ideas is great when it rains. Lunch was basic but good value. I recommend this venue which is operated by lots of dedicated volunteers.

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CrichTramway, Marketing Manager at Crich Tramway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return soon.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We were fortunate to go on Easter Sunday as due to the snow it was cancelled on the Monday. We found the car parking very good particularly as we went on a coach and the slots were right next to the entrance. There were also a set of toilets nearby as well as the main information and shop. We went specifically for the WW2 Home Front event but did spend time riding up and down the track on the very frequent trams. Like all living history museums they rely on volunteers, the ones I spoke too were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The site itself is well laid out, easy to find the main points of interest and has an impressive collection of beautifully maintained and well presented trams. There is plenty for children as well including a playground set back so it is safe and well away from the main tram area. The food I had on the day was well priced and tasty and there is also an ice cream parlour and traditional sweet shop. Everyone on our coach ranging in age from about 12 to 90 had a very enjoyable visit.

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CrichTramway, Marketing Manager at Crich Tramway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return again in the future. We love the fact that every age within your group enjoyed the visit too.

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