Save £££s at top family days out in the North West
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.
Bruntwood Park Large Park with loads of recreational and sporting facilities and including a large play area, separate toddler play area, conservatory restaurant and refreshment kiosk.
Etherow Country Park A lively area of riverside walks and woodlands that is a haven for wildlife. Great place to go with the family and to bring your dog. Sailing club, fishing and remote controlled boating available.
Wythenshawe Park Loads to do with orienteering, football pitches, tennis courts, Horticultural Centre with Tropical Safari Walk, pitch and putt course, plus loads of differing woodland to explore.
Lyme Park Adventure playground, medieval deer park, moorland and woodland estate to explore.
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.
Daisy Nook Country Park 40 hectares of country park with woodland, canals, river, picnic sites, bird watching, orienteering, fishing and play areas for under 5s and over 5s will blow away the cobwebs!
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!
Manor Park This popular Glossop Park has a large childrens play area and a miniature railway plus lots of sporting opportunities.
Heaton Park is a great Animal Centre, two dedicated children's play areas providing a range of activities for children aged from 3 years up to 14 years, rowing boats, tram rides, pitch and putt and more.
Tandle Hill Country Park 48 hectares of country park plus play area, cafe and countryside centre.
Blackleach Country Park A charming place for a picnic by the playground, which you may well have to share with the ducks. Plus go fishing, cycling, hiking or enjoy one of the nigh innumerable events in the Visitor Centre! Busy busy!
The Pavilion Gardens Here we pride ourselves in providing a fun, family friendly environment. Whether you fancy a ride on the miniature train, spending the day playing on our toddler park or adventure playground, even if it’s just feeding the ducks whilst enjoying an ice cream!
Moses Gate Country Park This free park and local nature reserve not only has serene woodland, waterside and nature trails, but also Bolton's largest adventure playground and horse and cycle routes too! Try and find something you can't do here!
Queens Park Fabulous outdoor play park, sand, diggers, great climbing frames, mazes, sculptures, picnic areas and ducks in the lake.
Moss Bank Park Popular park with large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam train, butterfly gardens and animal world exhibit.
Biddulph Grange Garden Tunnels, winding paths, a Cheshire cottage that turns into an Egyptian tunnel, fish to feed, a Chinese temple, trees to discover and a new woodland walk to play in and explore.
Beaumont Park Victorian Park with ornate features, cascades, grottos, steep cliffs and picturesque woodland walks for all the family plus football and basketball, younger and older childrens play areas and plenty of climbing, biking and scooting opportunities.
Cliffe House Woodland adventure playground in this residential centre, open to the public at specified times for fun physical play, bushcraft, den building and more with staff to help supervise.
Haigh Country Park Explore and enjoy 250 acres of stunning parkland, woodland and plantations using the well planned themed trails. Plus golf complex with epic 27 hole course for adults and crazy golf for the whole family.
Greenhead Park Green Flag award winning park with large play areas over two sites, an ornamental lake and fountains, summer paddling pool, miniature railway, tennis courts, bowling greens, and a skate park. Open throughout the year and free to visit.
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.
Bakewell Recreation Ground Located in just over 5 hectares of space, this park has a modern and recently upgraded play area including splash pads for water based fun in the summer plus football pitches, croquet lawns, a cricket square, a multi-use games area, and a pavilion.
Hardcastle Craggs offers more than 160 hectares of unspoilt woodland and riverside walks, a family oriented visitors' centre and cafe.
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.
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Westport Lake Play Area Offers an array of exciting play equipment, including the fort climbing frame, swings, a merry-go-round, springy animals, slides and a rotating circular seat. Plus the lakes themselves and signposted walks around them for a bijou explorette!
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.
Endcliffe Park 15 hectares of open space just 2 miles southwest of Sheffiled city centre, with woodland, ponds, a and river, plus a large play park to boot, making this a popular place for a family day out. Free to visit.
Wheata Woods Ancient semi natural woodland with a variety of habitats and birds to spot along numerous paths and bridleways. Archaeological features to explore including bomb craters, Romano British earthworks and medieval quarry pits.
Thompson Park and Miniature Railway Spacious and splendid parkland with boating lake, paddling pool, adventure playground and miniature railway! Plus themed walks, seasonal public events, beautiful gardens and a putting green. Lovely!
Sheffield Botanical Gardens 19 acres of restored Victorian garden with a stunning glass pavilion, a number of themed gardens to explore and plenty of space to play. Free to visit and open all year.
Wentworth Castle Gardens is a great place to discover with beautiful gardens, deer park and large adventure playground for children and visitors of all ages to enjoy! There is a family friendly tearoom, gift shop and year round programme of fun events.
Ogden Water Country Park A beautiful 34 acre reservoir enclosed by woodland with open moor beyond with walking routes and a visitors centre offering basic facilities.
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Brampton Park An excellent adventure playground surrounded by sensory and rose gardens, an aviary and a pond, plus seasonal miniature railway, museum and soft play facility nearby!
Yorkshire Sculpture Park 60 outdoor art installations waiting to be discovered and discussed, plus indoor art galleries and historic estate, offering great family events and a really welcoming attitude to kids throughout.
Ecclesall Woods An oasis of woodland calm in the city with pelnty of paths and bridleways to explore. Local Nature Reserve that also contains historic monuments and other heritage features.
Highfield Adventure Playground is a staffed sandy playground with big play equipment, loose parts to create with and little stuff for the littlies. There are also indoor activities like arts and crafts, pool and table tennis.
The Winter Garden A stunning green world in one of the UK's biggest glasshouses of the last century! More than 2,500 plants to see and sniff, and it's free to visit too!
Graves Park Something for everyone here with ancient woodland, adventure playgrounds, numerous sports facilities, lakes and golf course. Plus a delightful Animal Farm with loads of regional breeds to come and visit. Loads!
Norfolk Heritage Park 30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, and the Centre in The Park with a Cafe.
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park See the flour milling process within the 17th and 19th century buildings using a water powered old mill and enjoy this country park with circular walks.
Locke Park Popular park with a play area for children up to 10 years old, a sand pit, paddling pool, cafe, bowling green, tennis courts, lots of green areas for picnicking or ball games as well as gardens and greenhouses.
Cliffe Park Popular with families this park has plenty of space and a large play area with traditional equipment plus an enclosed sand pit area, table tennis table, crazy golf and an internet cafe.
Worden Park As well as over 60 hectares of meadows, woodlands and playing fields, model railway, huge playground and super hedge maze, the park also includes a Crafts Centre and coffee shop located in the centre of the historic grounds.
Wincobank Hill Ancient woodland covering a hill, with an Iron Age hill fort and other archaeological features. Great place to go for a historic nature ramble with the kids. Free to visit!
Court Hey Park Explore the National Wildflower Centre, the Sunken garden, the Victorian walled garden and the stable buildings plus hit the quirky and award winning playground or attend a Ranger led event and then get shot of that irksome jingly pocket money at the cafe and gift shop!
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Cotton Dell A pretty reserve set within a secluded river valley, with flower rich grassland and ancient woodland. Plenty of nature for the kids to enjoy, from butterflies and bees, to bare ground and boggy bits!
Oakwell Hall Country Park Beautiful Elizabethan manor set in 100 acres of country park with 6 different gardens to explore, a Nature Trail to follow, and a large adventure playground. Excellent visitor facilities, a cafe, and a well stocked shop.
Woolley Woods Ancient bluebell wood with a number of footpaths and bridleways to explore and archaeological sites to investigate. Plenty of birds, bats and butterflies to spot, plus loads of different flowers and trees. Free to visit.