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The Play Mill

The Play MillVia Gellia Mills
Via Gellia
Telephone: 01629 824777


The Play Mill offers other activities as well as those listed above.

During term time there is Drama on Monday mornings, Dancing on Tuesday afternoons and Storytime every other Wednesday around lunchtime.

Our other speciality is children's parties for birthdays or other occasions. These can be booked either for weekends, after School or during the day. The cost includes invitations, food (hot or cold), party bags and balloons. We can cater for most dietary requirements if necessary.

We do strongly suggest you contact The Play Mill before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
Open Every Day, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years and Day Easter Sunday.
10am to 6pm daily EXCEPT Friday which is 10am to 4pm.


"I'm hungry"

The Play Mill offers good home cooked food from an extensive menu, which includes, cottage pie, fish pie, chilli, curry and soups. Tasty snacks include paninis, toasties, and jacket potatos. All served with a side salad. Children can have smaller portions or choose from their own menu. Homemade cakes are our speciality. Only food bought at the centre may be eaten on the premises.

healthy food

As all our food is cooked on the premises we know exactly what each meal contains and can cater for vegetarians, vegans or those with other requirements, e.g. gluten, egg or dairy free.

"i need a wee"

We have disabled toilet facilities and have toddler seats in our ladies and gents toilets. The baby changing facility is in the disabled toilet.

and baby come too...

We are happy to warm baby food or milk in a microwave or provide hot water if the customer prefers. We sell tinned foods or can cook a baby meal if that is required.


"are we there yet?"

The Play Mill lies on the B5012 (Cromford-Newhaven road) by the turning for Bonsall and is accessed from the A6 at Cromford. The 158 buses can be taken from Matlock and will stop a few yards past the Centre.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Ages 1 to 8 £4
Under 1 year 50p


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The Play MillVia Gellia Mills
Via Gellia
Telephone: 01629 824777