We are meeting up with some friends in a couple of weeks. We are scattered around the country, Birmingham, Manchester, Warwick. We try to meet up once a year for a good day out with the children ( ages 6mths-7 years). In the past we've been to Trentham Gardens and Warwick Castle. Tretham would be fine again but I wondered if anybody had any good suggestions. We'll be wanting to eat out there so nice cafe is a must, as is something for the children to do whilst we catch up.
Well I'm in Lancs way N of Manc; I drove to the far side of the Peak District last summer & even with endless roadworks on the road from Stockport to Buxton it only took me about 2½ hrs - & a very beautiful drive it is too
(The google route is via Chapel-en-le-Frith on the A6, then E on the A623 avoiding both Buxton & Bakewell)