When the youngest was just 6 months old we took the kids on holiday down to Devon, we booked a lovely cottage and had some lovely days out with the kids, during that holiday we decided to visit Dartington Crystal for a factory tour and to get hand casts of the children. The eldest enjoyed the experience of the factory tour and watching the glass being made, and enjoyed the activities on offer during the tour, it turned out to be a really family friendly experience which i was not expecting from a glass factory. We were overjoyed when our hand casts were delivered and we are still in love with our hand casts to this day as it is a reminder of the holiday we had and a beautiful keepsake of the children from that age.
A little bit about Dartington Crystal
Since 1967 Dartington has created inspired choices in crystal and glass for the home and to give as gifts. Many of their original glass makers were brought to Devon from Sweden, so it’s no wonder that Dartington has an elegant, clean design style. "We hope our products are admired but it’s worth remembering that every piece is designed to be used and enjoyed."
50 years later, Dartington is the only crystal factory remaining in the UK and their crystal collection continues to be hand made at their Torrington factory, set in the rolling hills of North Devon. As well as fine lead crystal, Dartington also offers you hand made glass collections – designed in England and crafted to our high quality standards by chosen European suppliers. Great value and supreme durability are provided in selected machine made drinkware designs in lead free crystal
So whatever the occasion you will not go wrong with a beautiful piece of crystal glassware from the Dartington ranges, i somehow think mine will continue to grow now.