Enjoy a family snowdrop walk
Put on your woollies and have your heart lifted by a carpet of snowdrops.
In winter, it’s hard to get motivated to get outdoors into the fresh air. It’s cold and grey and everything seems so drab. But small children seem to love snowdrops! Maybe it’s because their appearance at this time of year, even pushing though the snow, seems almost magical. Or maybe it’s because sometimes the green markings on them look like little faces! So wrap up warm, enjoy the delightful, brave, first flowers of the year and see your little one’s face light up.
Here in the North West of England and North Wales there are lots of lovely places to see snowdrops and some make a special point of hosting snowdrop walks – perfect for a winter family walk. And if you have grandparents to please too, a family walk amongst the snowdrops can also be the perfect solution for a multi-generational day out.
So here are our suggestions for where you can take your children for a snowdrop walk near you.
Charity snowdrop walk at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
17th February 2019
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
2nd February – 3rd March 2019
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
2nd February – 1st March 2019
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 half term crafts and snowdrop trail at Ness Gardens
16th February – 3rd March 2019
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 they’re holding a Winter Woollies Family Trail through the gardens to find tiny jumpers, scarves, hats and gloves. Your children will learn about birds and their habitats. If you complete the trail you can collect a prize at the end!
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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