Historical buildings, castles, private parks, stately homes, mills, historical industrial sites, amphitheatre & gardens suitable for families in Cheshire
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Formal and informal gardens, Young arboretum, 2km wildlife walk, children’s outdoor play area, Garden Cafe with children’s menu. Children free.
6 acres of formal gardens. New water garden, lawns with views, yew maze, woodland walks monkey puzzle trees. Children go free.
Formal gardens, walled garden, woodland walk and arboretum. Adventure Play Zone with zip wire, sandpit, swings and slides.
Ruined medieval fortress with spectacular views. Great for exploring and picnics. Steep uphill walk. Woodlands & wildlife trails. Special family friendly events.
Historic house, daffodil lawn, arboretum, lakes, woodland walk.
Part excavated Roman amphitheatre. Free entry. Occasional events.
Cloisters, medieval shrine, 200 year old cobweb painting.
Gothic style castle. The building isn’t open to public but it makes a romantic backdrop to the attractive grounds with picnic area, play area, children’s den. Family friendly events including annual Teddy Bears Picnic.
18th century mansion including Victorian servants “below stairs”. Ghosts! Sawmill. Gardens & extensive picnic lawns. Boredom Busters during school holidays. Free children’s quizzes/trails. Cycling for under fives.
Castle ruins open at weekends from April to October. Some special events for families.
01928 569 895
Hare Hill Gardens
10 woodland acre garden, lovely spring garden. Walled garden. Carved wooden hares.
Lion Salt Works
The Lion Salt Works is the last open-pan salt making site in the country. A visit will show how the salt works operated and the impact of salt on Cheshire’s people, economy and landscape and allow exploration of the footpaths and waterways of the Northwich Woodlands, Weaver Valley.
Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES
01606 275 066
Little Moreton Hall
Free guided tours of hall, a famous example of Tudor half-timbered architecture. Herb garden, knot garden. Picnic lawn. Regular living history and musical events & family activities throughout year.
Large country house & gardens on edge of Peak District. Tree top towers, tunnels & slides! School holiday and family activities & quizzes.
Nether Alderley Mill
15th century working watermill by mill pool. Flour grinding demonstrations.
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens
Ruined priory, woodland gardens, sculpture trial, galleries, walled garden, medieval herb garden sensory plants. Kids’ play area. Trail. Activities often held during school holidays.
Peover Hall Gardens
Elizabethan house. Arts and crafts style garden, lily pool and summer house. walled gardens, topiary, stables.
28 acre aboretum. Bluebells and snowdrops.
There are two marked walking routes around the aboretum suitable for little or slightly longer legs.
The arboretum is located behind the family-friendly Swettenham Arms pub so you can have lunch after working up an appetite on your walk!
Scholar Green, nr Congleton
Historic house, rose gardens, woodland gardens. Walk to lake, restored ice house, walled kitchen garden. Snowdrop walks.
Stretton, nr Farndon
Working corn mill in beautiful setting on Dee. Two waterwheels turning grain into flour. Picnic spot. Local walks nearby. Open only at certain times – check website.
Walton Hall & Gardens
Kids’ zoo with alpacas, donkeys, Herdwick sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, African pygmy goats, chickens, ferrets, ducks, parrots and cockatiels. Heritage centre, pitch & putt, crazy golf, formal gardens. Play area and picnic area. See website for special events.