Why not go on a family snowdrop walk?

Wrap up warm and show your little ones the first sign of spring.

When the weather is cold you need something special to motivate you to get out for a family walk. There can be few sights as uplifting  as a carpet of snowdrops in the middle of winter. They’re so pretty and remind you that spring is just round the corner. Best of all small children seem to love snowdrops! Maybe it’s because they can get down close to them and see their funny little green and white faces.  So grab your hats and gloves, it’s time for a winter family walk in the fresh air! Maybe invite the grandparents too for a multi-generational day out!

Here in the North West of England and North Wales there are some beautiful places to see snowdrops. Look out for those offering special snowdrop walks.

So here are our suggestions for a family-friendly snowdrop walk near you.


Charity snowdrop walk at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

9th February 2020
Enjoy a walk in the beautiful surroundings of Norton Priory Gardens and plant snowdrops in support of Child Bereavement UK. Enjoy tea and cake afterwards!
Free entry to the snowdrop walk event. Normal admission prices apply to the museum.
11.00 – 3.00

Snowdrop walks at Rode Hall Gardens

1st February – 1st March 2020
Blow the cobwebs away with a walk round one of the finest displays of Snowdrops in the North.  Stroll amongst the carpet of snowdrops in the Old Wood, discover numerous beautiful spring flowers on the way.

Take a snowdrop walk at Chirk

1st – 29th February 2020
It’s a lovely way to get out the kids out for a family walk in the winter. Wander through Chirk Castle’s woodland and see all the lovely snowdrops.

February family activities and snowdrop trail at Ness Gardens

15th – 23rd February 2020
Enjoy a range of family-friendly activities in Ness Gardens. Craft activities at certain times. Interactive family-friendly snowdrop trail.
No booking required.

Winter Woollies Family Trail at Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey is a wonderful place for a family day about and has a gorgeous display of over 200,000 snowdrops in the woodland area of the winter garden. Plus, this year you can combine it with the family friendly “Secret Path” interactive trail.

Quinta Aboretum in Swettenham

28 acre aboretum has a lovely display of 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!


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