Save £££s at top family days out in the North West
Lyme Park Adventure playground, medieval deer park, moorland and woodland estate to explore.
Crocky Trail An outdoor adventure trail one mile in length with loads of activities along the way, such as mazes, swings, slides, bridges, tunnels etc, though there is always a way around the more challenging obstacles.
Blacon Adventure Playground Large enclosed site for 8 to 16s includes large adventure play structures, a city farm, environmental play areas and a large indoor play barn. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Chester with kids.
Alderley Edge Classic family hiking adventure. Walk the dramatic red sandstone escarpment of Alderley Edge, with views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. Explore woodland paths or walk to neighbouring Hare Hill Garden. Loads of wildlife to look out for!
The Carrs Park Popular park following the Bollin River with a circular walk of around a mile, plenty of paddling opportunities and a well equipped playground for toddlers through to teens.
Castle Park House and Gardens Attractive historic park with a Green Flag award which, over nine hectares, offers a mixture of formal gardens, wooded areas and lawns, a large play area.
Hough Green Park An attractive Green Flag awarded park with junior and infant playgrounds, an interactive water feature, green space, tennis court and multi-use games area.
Phoenix Park This Green Flag awarded park offers much to do for all ages including climbing boulders, an under 5s play area and an under 12s activity area plus a skatepark and visitors centre.
Bramhall Park A popular park of landscaped grounds, woodland and trails surrounding Bramall Hall, with a stream running through and large ponds. A fenced off smaller childrens play area and a larger childrens wooden climbing frame can be found adjacent to the picnic area.
Sandstone Trail One of the finest and most popular long distance walks in North West England, which stretches from the ancient market town of Frodsham to Georgian Whitchurch in rural Shropshire. Free guides available online.
Gullivers World A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of 2 and 13. All rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement, wet or dry, fast or slow!
Chester Zoo With 110 acres to explore, there are 8000 animals at the award winning Chester Zoo: voted one of the top zoos in the world and the UK's number one charity.
Blue Planet Aquarium Has over 100 living displays in six themed areas showcasing a spectacular variety of life from the deep. Visit our Caribbean Reef display, complete with 230ft underwater tunnel, which houses Europe's largest collection of sharks - including the Jawsome three metre long Sand Tiger Sharks.
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre Shire Horses are the focus but there are many more spices to visit with and learn about too from mini Shetland ponies to Polecats and Otters!
Cheshire Falconry With special experiences on offer for over 4s, daily flying demonstrations, Family Falconry sessions plus the weathering lawn and aviary, there's plenty of things to see and do for bird lovers of all ages!
Vale Royal Falconry Centre is a new British birds of prey and wildlife visitor attraction set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Suitable for all ages, friends and families can experience these magnificent creatures up close and get involved in handling and flying these beautiful birds under direct supervision.
Stockley Farm Hop on the tractor and trailer down to the farm for some hands on fun! Visit the baby animals plus join in at bottle feed time to give them a bottle of milk! You can also watch the cows being milked and see the bird of prey displays held on selected days. There are fabulous Indoor and outdoor play areas and...
Wheelock Hall Petting Farm Wide variety of farm animals to pet, feed and observe; plus full size and play pedal tractors, indoor and outdoor playgrounds.
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre Where science and technology come alive through a host of interactive exhibits and hands-on displays. Our award winning centre has three galleries to explore including the glass walled rooftop Observatory reached by the scenic glass lift. Science has never been so much fun!
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre Our Discovery centre allows families to come and discover the wonders of the Universe and learn about the workings of Jodrell Bank. With an outside play area to let off steam in too.
National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port brings Britain's canal history back to life. Come and explore the exhibitions in the historic dock complex and experience life aboard our collection of canal and river craft.
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens A safe and friendly place to explore history and get close to nature! Explore and enjoy as a family - it's a museum, a garden, woodland, a nature haven, an art adventure and a peek into the past all rolled into one!
Congleton Museum Museum telling the story of Congleton and its locality through interactive exhibitions, touch screens and talking heads! The collections span over 4,000 years, from prehistory to WWII. Free to visit.
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery Museum and Art Gallery with plenty for kids to do and see including a dinosaur, Time Tunnel for hands-on history, changing exhibitions, kids Crafternoons and, during 2013, the Childrens Museum exhibition where kids can see how life as a child has changed.
Cheshire Military Museum A museum telling the story of the Cheshire soldiers through time from the 17th century to present day. Really interesting and interactive displays with plenty to see and learn about these brave men.
Grosvenor Museum Discover the history and natural history of Chester, plus its silver and art heritage. A number of galleries to see and a Period House. Year round programme of events and special exhibitions. Free to visit.
Dunham Massey Temporarily reborn as The Stamford Military Hospital until end of 2015 and a forerunner for Museum of the Year, it's filled with costumed characters who bring it all to life for kids, alongside a children's quiz trail and gorgeous gardens.
Northgate Arena has a beach type effect swimming pools which has small slides for the younger visitor and a full size flume for the more adventurous, plus loads more sport facilities. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Cheshire.
Sandy Lane Aqua Park Includes 10 pieces of water equipment operated by sensory touch pads. These are in place in the summer months and are replaced by play equipment in the winter period.
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool Warm outdoor brine pool open May through October for a family splash about. It also has indoor pool with teaching pool open year round, and picnicking is welcome by the lido.
Congleton Paddling Pool An outdoor pool for paddling and wading designed for under 11s and open in the summer months with an attendant and toilet facilities. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Splash Zone is a popular indoor water factory based at Gulliver’s. Discover sprays, streams and wacky water features throughout. The attraction is suitable for children across all ages, especially toddlers.
CoCos Playbarn The main play area consists of a large four level play frame sectioned off for different age groups, plus football area and party rooms.
Wacky Warehouse - Rookery Wood Cool indoor adventure play area fresh from a refurb with the full range of expected features and age zoning, also offering arts and crafts sessions. attached to a family restaurant.
Fun2B Is just what parents have been looking for âÂ" an exciting and adventurous activity centre for 0-11years(height limit 4ft 9), combining fantastic play facilities with an excellent, healthy eating cafÃ©.
The Jungle - Wild Play and Party boasts 3 great play areas. The main area includes a huge 13m, 4 lane waterfall effect astro slide, 2 great trampolines, ball pool, snake slide and much more.
Wacky Warehouse - Heath Farm Multi level indoor adventure play area with loads of slides and features plus dedicated baby and toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Funsters Colourful triple level indoor soft play centre with all the classic features to exhaust and entertain them. suitable for all children up to 12 years old and under 5ft 2".
Polar Palace Try the giant astra ski slide, play in the sports zone, whizz around the kiddicar track, crawl through the ice cavern or splash into the ball pools: 3 levels of adventure fun plus dedicated toddler zone.
Antz in your Pantz Multi level adventure play, roller skating rink for kids, Batman themed laser tag, loads of regular classes and kiddie workshops plus more parties than you can shake a
Crazy Town A fun filled play and party centre packed full of classic adventure soft play features spread across their multi storey play frame. Toddler Mornings, term time Friday Discos and parties all available too!
Funky Town Caters for children aged between 0 to 10 with everything from baby sensory rooms, ball pits, climbing frames, huge wavy slides, toddler and disco zones and so much more!
Run Of The Mill Indoor Play Centre The perfect place to visit if you care about cleanliness, great food and a safe, fun environment for the little ones! Our play areas are designed to stimulate, exercise and excite and there is something for all ages: from the tiniest tot up to 12!
The 2 Gyms Great big playcentre - with loads of things to do for young and old
Wild Things Animal themed multi level adventure soft play with dedicated toddler zone and loads of fun features.
Jellybeans Warrington Fantastic features include huge multi level soft play area plus indoor climbing wall, mini ten pin bowling lanes, amusements, slot racing track, ride in toddler vehicles with track and car wash and a spooky room... Cool!
Jellybeans Widnes Features include a huge multi level soft play area, special spooky room, wavy astro slide and super sports ball zone, indoor climbing wall, electric go kart track and crazy golf! Awesome!
Pirates Paradise Indoor childrens playcentre with toddler section, new born babies welcome pirates paradise cater for take away food, top quality menus available, childrenâs party packages available, adults also catered for with deli style lounge free wifi.
Playworld An amazing purpose built 3 storey indoor soft play frame with heaps of challenges to accomplish plus outdoor play with a giantic sand pit and a tyre park.
Round The Twist Colourful multi level indoor adventure play with loads of classic fun features to entertain and exhaust from tunnels and scramble nets to three super slides! Separate toddler area.
Slide and Seek Facilities include a huge 4 storey high junior play zone, large separate toddler and baby area, sports area, little tykes' car track and battery powered go karts and quad bikes! Wow! Height restriction 140cm.
Let Loose Soft Play A brand new play centre where you can relax in a great atmosphere while the kids play on the huge play frame. Serving fresh food all day as well as Illy Coffee. We even have Go Karting, Zorbing and our own Bouncy Castle! Babies have their own "Toddler Town" as well as a fully equipped Sensory Room.
Giddy Kidz Party and Play Centre is a Warrington indoor soft play centre. It offers a fun environment where children play and have parties with friends and family. Activities like rhyme time, painting and baking are carried out daily. Parents can relax while enjoying a fresh coffee or freshly prepared meals from the menu and Wifi is free.
Wacky Warehouse Mascrat Manor features a multi level adventure soft play frame with dedicated toddler zone, plus an outdoor adventure playground too. Attached to a family friendly restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse Chesterway features a colourful adventure soft play experience spread over multiple levels plus dedicated toddler zone and beer garden. Attached to a family friendly restaurant.
Brocklebank Brewers Fayre features multi-level adventure play equipment with sliding, climbing and ball zones, plus an enclosed toddler area with smaller versions of the big fun. Attached to a family friendly restaurant.
Fuzzy Eds Salt Cellar Adventure play with indoor facilities for children up to 4ft 9ins tall, and new outdoor play for older kids! Attached to nice family restaurant: bonus!
Zoom Play centre for 0-11 year olds with a large 4 level play frame, separate room open during the week dedicated to toddlers and pre-school children and a café.
Barnabys Playbarn This play barn is located at Blakemere Craft Centre and has separate areas for prewalkers, toddlers, and up to 10s each with loads of fun features and a great party package menu!
Fun4All A large play centre for 0 to 11 year olds with dedicated age specific play frames, Sports Zone and cafe.
Wacky Warehouse - Waggon and Horses Adventure playground inside family restaurant, featuring mega play frame for older types to tackle, toddler zone for the smalls and drop in arts and crafts sessions.
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Play Centre is an indoor play centre in Poynton for children aged 0 to 11 years. We have a fun and challenging play frame, toddler area, go karts and sports pitch as well as a cafe area, disco room and party rooms!
Fun Time Kids If you're lucky you can bump into a giant kids' character whilst exploring the multi level play frame, or maybe they're playing in the multi sports court! Also offers additional classes from music and movement to toddler theatre!
Marple Centre Play and Train features a miniature railway making return trips around the grounds and away to a picnic site, a nice little indoor play facility and a selection of small animals to consider as well as the extensive garden centre itself! Choo-choose Marple!
Runaround at Jumping Jacks Small but perfectly formed, their twin level main play frame is top notch in terms of decor and they also boast unusually large and well stocked toddler and baby zones, plus particularly impressive parties!
Bridgemere Garden Centre There are an adventure soft play facility and a pet store with living creatures in here as well as all the nice plants in the centre, so it's a pleasing walk round with smaller types.
Good Time Charlies featuring an RC Stunt Car circuit and loads of active kids' classes, as well as the immense castle themed play frame with excellent decor and lots of fun adventure play features! Adults welcome to play too!
Altrincham Garden Centre Soft Play As a handy respite from the shopping experience that grown ups love, these folks have a fun little indoor play area for the kids with climbing frame, slides and all the stuff THEY love!
Dizzy Dragons A brilliantly well Castle themed and decorated soft play adventure with dragons and knights, fortresses and flames, and randomly a giant floor keyboard with recording equipment! There's also a fibre optic sensory baby area and some terrific parties!
Giggles Play Mill Kids up to 11 years old welcome to enjoy a multi level adventure climbing maze, huge under 3s' zone, mini climbing wall, zip wire and sports court: loads!
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker Discover the secret world of nuclear government For over 50 years this vast underground complex, remained secret, hidden on the outskirts of a sleepy Cheshire town.
Air Raid Shelters First hand experience of daily life in 1940s, war torn Britain. Discover how a labyrinth of tunnels under part of the town centre provided shelter through the dark days of the Blitz. Audio and self guided tours.
Tatton Park Impressive historic estate with 1,000 acre deer park, featuring a Mansion, Gardens, Farm, and Old Hall to discover. There is also an adventure playground, a maze, and a number of trails to follow.
Dewa Roman Experience Step aboard a Roman Galley and sail back in time to revisit the streets of Roman Chester. Explore 3 metre deep archaeological excavations and handle 'dig' discoveries in the hands-on room: goodus funnus!
Beeston Castle also known as The Castle Of The Rock. Climb to the top of this impressive crag with incredible views over 8 counties, from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains!
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens A variety of classic and unusual gardening styles adorn this beautifully landscaped spot, with nature trails, playground and picnic facilities also on site. Please note the limited opening times.
Chester Cathedral A cathedral with a fascinating and rich heritage that has welcomed visitors for almost a 1000 years! Beautiful windows, artwork and mosaics to see plus the unexpected bonus of a Falconry Centre!
Walton Hall and Gardens Amazingly all free, you can access crazy golf, a land train, the playground, pitch n putt, trampolines and a smashing little children's zoo with all manner of lovely beasties and birdies. What a brilliant bargain for just the cost of parking!
Runcorn Ski Centre A small outdoor dry ski run, with 90m, 40m, and 30m slopes with 3 lifts servicing, also offering lessons.
Sk8 Madness This 25,000 square foot skating facility has a beginners' rink, a recreational rink, and an aggressive skate park.
Skate Academy A family run roller skating rink offering a pleasant and safe environment to have some fun and develop some skills.
Silver Blades at The Hive Family friendly ice rink within the leisure centre, offering a good variety of session types and lessons. Additional Dinky Rink caters for kiddie clubs, birthday parties and their excellent Parent Toddler Session with ride on bikes and cars on the ice!
Deeside Leisure Centre What a collection: Ice Skating, Ten Pin Bowling, Extreme SKatepark, High Ropes Skytrail, Bouldering, swimming, futsal, badminton and table tennis! Phew!
Awesome Walls Climbing Stockport Indoor rock climbing is a fun and enjoyable way to exercise and an excellent way to keep the kids fit and healthy. We have always strived to offer the best indoor climbing experience - friendly staff, interesting routes, centre cleanliness.
Rope Race Climbing and Activity Centre Fun and exciting rock climbing and archery activities for anyone between the ages of 5 to 80 years!
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E-Scape The UK's first electric off road riding centre welcomes over 6s for some revved up fun on the E-Scape bike fleet! Basics Training is essential, further training is available, all the safety gear is included: what else do you need to know? Off you go!
Madrenaline is an outdoor activity centre that offers: Segways and Segway Obstacle course; Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting; Archery; Sky Bow; Body Zorbing; Body Football; Sphereing plus Combo Kids and Activity Days Out!
Gym Juniors is a fitness and soft play centre for children, based in Nantwich, Cheshire. Offering age appropriate Fitness Classes, and indoor soft play the centre is dedicated to promoting physical and social development in a fun and safe environment.
Go Ape Delamere The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Soccerloco is an indoor football themed activity centre for young people, with football crazy golf, football tennis, football cricket and penalty shootouts.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Sky Trail High Rope Course Bridgemere Sky trail is a trilling 19 elements high rope course right in the heart of the famous Bridgemere Garden Centre.
Nerf Zone is an indoor attraction for children aged 6 and over. Sharpen your aim in the target range and then put your skills to the test in our battle arena.
Velocity Trampoline Park over 160 connected trampolines which includes 90 in the free jump zone, a foam filled pit for stunt jumps, slam dunk basketball hoops and extreme dodgeball! With special toddler sessions too!
Jump Warehouse A whopping great series of interconnected trampolines for sedate cardio, stunt landing bags and kids' sessions with a slam dunk chaser! Woohoo!
Ramp 1 boasts a smashing 9 areas including BMX rhythm section, stunt airbag, huge bowl, tunnel, beginner zone and under 10 arena. All alongside a gorgeous 65ft long Las Vegas street scene! Kudos!
Tenpin Cheshire Oaks is a bowling centre located in the Coliseum Leisure Park. We have 24 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options as well as Sector 7 Quasar game.
MFA Bowl Crewe Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Widnes Superbowl at The Hive Leisure Centre, Tenpin Bowling, Children’s Soft Play area “Crazy Club”, Quasar Elite, Sports Bar, Video Arcade, English and American Pool tables.
LA Bowl Warrington Tenpin bowling, laser extreme combat tag and dodgem cars as well as family friendly dining and more. Gutter guards and ramps even the odds for the bowling kids!
Macclesfield Superbowl is a family entertainment centre with 24 lanes of tenpin bowling, arcade area and food and bar area.
Speedkarting Warrington 2 tracks including the UK's longest triple level indoor circuit, offering family friendly session types and race events for over 8s. All sessions include a full safety briefing and instruction, plus full safety equipment hire.
TeamSport Indoor Karting Warrington This indoor karting venue boasts not just one circuit but two. With a kids and family circuit available plus an adult only track – it’s guaranteed racing fun for all in Warrington.
Ghost Hunter Trail If you think, what on earth is this doing on a family days out website, well some kids like ghost stories and some kids don't, you know your own kids, so you decide: more details available!
The Chester Treasure Trail is a self guided Treasure Hunt which will have you and the kids exploring this beautiful and historic city whilst solving clues to locate the long lost Treasure!
City Sightseeing Chester Open Top Tour is an open top bus tour which is great fun for the kids, it’s educational and you get to sit down and relax. Tickets are valid from 10am to 5pm and you can hop on and off all day!
Lymm Ducks and Drakes Spy Mission Trail Fun and excitement awaits you and the kids on this self-guided Spy Mission trail around the charming town of Lymm. The Trail is a ready-made activity for families – simply follow the directions, solve the clues and see the sights.
Showboats of Chester Cruise along the beautiful River Dee, passing the sights of the historic City of Chester aboard our luxury boats, Lady Diana and Mark Twain.
Brookside Miniature Railway Superb train ride for families and enthusiasts. Authentic detail in near half-mile circuit through the beautiful gardens of a large garden centre. Authentic GWR station, full-size signal box and museum of railway relics.
Halton Miniature Railway Known throughout the world to all enthusiasts, this track has a gauge of 7 and a quarter inches, and operates a passenger service in the Town Park.
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway is a 7 and a quarter gauge railway located in the beautiful Grosvenor Park, just a few minutes' walk from the city centre. Fun for all the family and now with a great new Drive Your Own Trever Tram!
Anderton Boat Lift Literally a huge machine to lift boats from one river into another, it's so much more exciting to see than the written word conveys! The exhibition has a high interactive content and an entertaining cinematic centrepiece.
Allostock Miniature Railway Miniature Railway within the grounds of a garden centre which also offers a play area for 5 to 11 year olds, Toby the self drive tram and a cafe. Helps take the pain out of shopping for the smalls!
Vue Cinema - Ellesmere Port 16 screens, a games room, Baskins and Robbins ice cream and is set near several different restaurants and bars.
The Potters Barn A working pottery where you can have a go!
Play with Clay, Paint Pottery or have a go on the Potters Wheel. Fun for all the family. Take your masterpieces home!
Charleys Ceramics Ceramic painting workshop in a lovely setting by the Manchester ship canal. Painting, pancakes, ice cream, candy floss, popcorn and pick n mix. Bring the family and paint together a range of crafts including ornaments, plates, mugs, teapots and cake stands. Babies' hand and footprints are memories to...
Brooklyn Ceramics A unique and quirky pottery painting studio which appeals to all visitors. We have a great selection of pottery available to paint and we glaze and fire your creation in our kiln. We serve tea and coffee to our customers, and cakes and biscuits.
HodgePodge Audlem Come along, select from our extensive blank pottery range, and create your masterpiece! We provide a creative activity, as well as birthday parties, workshops, and more. Creative fun for all ages.
Little Harts Pottery Studio Paint your own pottery at our studio, perfect for adults, children, families of all ages and groups! Huge range of pottery bisque items to choose from!
Create It craft cafe offers creative fun for all the family with Paint-a-Pot and Decopatch activities, a fantastic party room for celebrations, evening sessions for grown-ups, a great range of gifts, drinks, snacks and specialises in silver imprint jewellery and clay imprints!
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Delamere Forest. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a totally unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Alcumlow Hall Farm Adventure playground, quad and pod ride, with lots of curio and craft shops to explore, plus a pottery studio, toy shop and ice cream parlour.
Blakemere Village Lots to do at this’village’, from candle making or pot making and painting, to a Falconry centre with birds of prey to meet. Also Segway, archery, bushcraft, and a children’s play area.
Cheshire Ice Cream Farm Features include panning for gold, an indoor play centre, adventure playground, mini golf and farm animals to visit, plus of course: The Ice Cream!
Oakhanger Riding and Pony Club Centre BHS approved lessons and Pony Club for over 4s, plus dressage competitions and shows. Indoor and outdoor schooling facilities.
Holly Tree Riding School is a BHS trained and approved riding and hacking facility offering lessons from 3 years, country road hacks, indoor and outdoor arenas, menage with jumps and more besides. Don't say neigh to this one!
Laser Quest Macclesfield Exhilarating laser tag in a 21st century battle zone for ages 6 and up. Stalk your opponents through an exciting labyrinth in this futuristic game.
Warrington Quasar Boasting an amazing 50,000 square feet of combat arena, this is the go to venue for hardened laser tag gamers looking for bigger and better! A zero contact war games with harmless lasers.
Sector 7 Laser Sitting proudly at the top end of the laser tag experience, this is hardcore futuristic battle gaming with 4D special effects and interactive plot line! Absolutely zero contact, it's only hard on the senses, not the physical form!
Jurassic Golf Bridgemere is located in the heart of the Bridgemere Garden Centre. 12 challenging holes are surrounded by lush vegetation, rocks and life size dinosaurs!