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Visit The Children’s Country House at Sudbury car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s quite easy to visit The Children’s Country House at Sudbury car-free.

Travel by bus from: Burton-on-Trent (45 mins), Tutbury (10 mins) and Uttoxeter (10 mins). Hop off at Garden Cottages and walk through the side entrance over the grass or hop off at Vernon Arms and walk 5 minutes along Main Road to the main entrance.

Trains run to Tutbury and Uttoxeter from: Crewe (45/55 mins), Derby (15/25 mins), Nottingham (45/55 mins) and Stoke-on-Trent (25/35 mins). Then travel onwards from the train station by bus.

Trains run to Burton-on-Trent from: Birmingham New Street (30 mins), Sheffield (40 mins) and further afield.

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: Enjoy a free hot drink with a valid train ticket, bus ticket or bike helmet.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

The bus or train Wayfarer from Sheffield and Derby gives you unlimited travel around the area. Or find the best bus ticket (Network Zone B).

Check if you are eligible for any train ticket offers  before you travel

Scenic North Staffordshire Train Line stops at Tuttford & Hatton and Uttoxeter.

There are Rails to Trails walks from every station.

If you travel from Stoke-on-Trent, then look out for the duck-themed family story trail.

Plan your cycle route here.

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About The Children’s Country House at Sudbury

The Children’s Country House at Sudbury is the first heritage experience of its kind and a place to have fun with history.

Originally home to the Vernon family, visitors can come and explore the Hall, Museum of Childhood, and the Gardens, as well as partake in a hot or cold beverage and variation of light meals and snacks in the Fairytale Forest Café. We’re also pleased to provide visitors with a second-hand shop, selling pre-loved items including books, toys, and clothing.

Families can step back in time and learn all about childhood through the ages as well as take part in lessons in our Victorian Classroom. Available on a first come, first serve basis on the day of your visit, take a leap back into World War 2 as a child evacuee in our Mystery Rooms experience (subject to volunteer availability on the day).

For any queries about visiting contact The Children’s Country House at Sudbury on 01283585337 or

Address: The Children’s Country House at Sudbury, Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT. Visit Website