Bladon House School's Local Community
Newton Solney is a small picturesque village which is situated 2 miles North East of Burton on Trent in the Trent Valley. Close by is the village of Repton, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mercia and home to the world famous Repton School.
A writer in the 1950’s described Newton Solney as ‘A village planted out in a garden, and half its population seem to be gardeners’. Although the village has grown in size since then it still maintains its immaculate image and has won countless Best Kept Village in Derbyshire competitions.
Burton On Trent
Burton on Trent is renowned for its brewing industry however brewing no longer dominates the local economy, and food, engineering and distribution all play a role in the local economy.
Burton has excellent communication networks and is easily accessible from the motorway network and other major road routes. Apart from shopping Burton has its own Art Centre, the brew house as well as a multiplex cinema and a leisure centre.
Places to stay
The unicorn is situated in the centre of the village. It has eight self contained rooms. 2 twin, six double and 2 family rooms. All have en-suite and drinks facilities. For more information please visit their website.
The Ramada Newton Park
The Ramada Newton Park Burton hotel is set in an Italiante-style manor in eight acres of manicured grounds. It is situated just outside of Newton Solney Village approximately ½ mile from Bladon house School. The hotel has 50 rooms offering various levels of accommodation.
Places to visit
Alton Towers is one of the world’s leading theme park resorts! With a host of rides and attractions spread over 500 acres of countryside, truly a fantastic short break or a great day out for the whole family.
Museum of Childhood Sudbury Hall
Sudbury Hall is a late 17th Century house and is owned by the National Trust. The museum of Childhood shows aspects of children’s lives over the past 200 years.
Coors Visitor Centre
Formerly the Bass Museum, the Coors Visitor Centre houses the UK's premier museum dedicated to brewing “The Museum of Brewing”, offering a unique blend of living heritage.
Located in Burton upon Trent, Britain's brewing capital, the Coors Visitor Centre brings together a unique collection of artefacts and memorabilia tracing the fascinating history of the brewing industry. Visit the Shire Horse Stables, explore the Museum Micro Brewery, vintage vehicle collection and working stationary steam engine plus lots more. And there's plenty for children to enjoy too, including Virtual Burton, a unique interactive touch-screen exhibit which introduces a cast of virtual characters from the town census year of 1881.
CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours. Five miles from Junction 11 on the M42. Suitable for a day out anytime of the year, fun, entertainment and discovery are all rolled into one. Children and adults can explore the interactive exhibits indoors, including a simulated tree top walk, tackle the assault course outdoors and take a ride on our steam train.