Half term activities just the ticket with Maxfields

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Getting around the region’s tourist attractions isn’t always easy, particularly if you are organising a group trip.

But that’s where Maxfields Coaches can help.

Peak District gems

Peak District gems

The family business was set up in 1926 and knows how important it is for families, no matter how big or small, to spend time together.

The firm offers safe, affordable and fun day trips and holidays for all the family to enjoy over the school breaks.

It also offers great private hire rates, so if you have a large group that wants to organise their own day trip away why not get in touch?

For ideas about what to do during half term look no further than the National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield. The museum is located in one of Yorkshire’s first purpose-built combined police, fire and ambulance stations, dating back to 1898.

It houses over 45 vehicles relating to the world’s emergency services, from horse drawn fire engines to ambulances and from police cars to mines rescue vehicles.

Find out more at www.emergencymuseum.org.uk or call 0114 2491 999.

If you’d prefer to venture underground for your half term adventure, why not visit Treak Cliff Cavern in the Peak District?

The cavern in Castleton is home to the largest deposit of Blue John stone in the world.

A 40-minute guided tour takes visitors underground to explore some amazing sights, including the new Ridley Vein of Blue John stone.

It is the first new Blue John vein to be discovered in over 150 years and has been named after Gary Ridley, the Blue John miner at Treak Cliff Cavern who discovered it earlier this year.

Visitors can also see cut and polished Blue John stone jewellery and ornaments made from the Ridley Vein on display in the cavern gift shop.

Throughout half term visitors will be able to take a piece of Blue John stone and with the assistance of the master craftsmen polish it into a beautiful souvenir of their visit.

For more information visit Treak Cliff Tavern to find out more.