Historical buildings, castles, private parks, stately homes, mills, historical industrial sites, amphitheatre & gardens suitable for families in Cheshire
Go Ape is the UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure
Days out with us are about living life a little more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan (he’s in there, we promise!)
Delamere in Cheshire
The classic and original Go Ape Tree Top Adventure experience. We’ll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery. Life’s so much more fun when you’re jumping off a tree-top platform into a cargo net.
And the adventure does not need to stop there. You can get off the beaten track and enjoy our latest forest adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway – an epic experience with a down to earth twist.
And Delamere Forest is also home to our Tree Top Junior Adventure for Tiny Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids!
Rivington, near Bolton in Lancashire
Enjoy a 200 Metre Long Zip Wire over the Edge of the Rivington Reservoir.
Voted Best Tourism Experience at Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011 and nominated in the Visit Manchester Awards 2012 for Small Visitor Attraction. It’s tree top high ropes crossings and lengthy zip wire take in some of Lancashire’s most breathtaking views for one of the best outdoor adventures near Manchester.
We are the multi-award winning tree-top forest adventure that everyone’s talking about.
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. Combine with visit to Stockley Farm Park.
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 (not open to public). Attractive grounds with picnic area, play area, farm animals etc. Nature trail, picnic areas. Events inc. Pageant of Power, fireworks musical evening and country fair.
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.
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.