Set inside an historic pottery, The House of Marbles is still a working glass factory and it’s home to the kind of attractions that’ll have the whole family talking about them all the way home. For example, there’s an enormous wall-mounted marble run, and if you press the button to get it started you’ll be rooted to the spot while the oversized marbles roll their way through the mind-boggling series of clanging tubes and bounce from one to the next.
There’s also a giant floating marble outside, and the listed kilns are displayed just as they were when they were in use full time. There’s a museum of glass, a glass shop and a restaurant, and visitors are welcome to take their time and sit outside in the grounds. Best of all, there are hundreds and hundreds of marbles – in every size, every shape and every colour, and a visit’s a great way to keep the family entertained for an hour or two during a day in the area.
It’s free to park at The House of Marbles, and the attraction’s open every day.