Miniature railways, boat rides, canal boats, boat museum, open top buses, transport museums, boat lift, tram rides in Manchester.
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.
Bolton Steam Museum
Mornington Road, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 4EU
30 old stationary steam engines restored and running in steam on our occasional steaming days. For current steaming days see our website or phone, as the Museum is normally closed at other times. Admission is free, with free on-site parking on Morrison’s Supermarket car park.
Greater Manchester’s Museum of Transport
Nearly ninety historical vehicles, of which a large proportion are buses and also the prototype for Metrolink trams.
0161 205 2122
Kittywake Canal Cruises
Regular cruises throughout the spring and summer inc. Easter egg special. 36 seat trip barge available for parties all year.
Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park
Great place to watch planes take off and land. Concorde tours (pre-booking advised) Shop and restaurant.
Manchester River Cruises
Take a trip on board the Princess Katherine along the River Irwell and historic Manchester Ship Canal. Manchester River cruises do regular fifty minute Quays Adventure trips from Salford Quays; as well as our ‘kids takeover’ events including Christmas Santa Cruises and Pirate Charlie Kids Club
Manchester Ship Canal Cruises
Liverpool to Salford
Programme of cruises throughout summer. Some suitable for families.
0151 330 1444
Moss Bank Park
Grassy spaces, woodland, play area. Football pitches. Model steam train rides. New cafe.
Portland Basin Museum
Ashton under Lyne
Restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse. Trails and activities for children. Picnic tables. Canal boat trips.
0161 343 2878
Ribble Steam Railway
Preston Docklands, Lancashire
Steam train rides for all the family. 1½ mile dock and riverside line. Interactive museum and workshop. Seasonal family events.
01772 728 800
Miniature railway, play areas, football pitch and tennis courts.
West Lancs Light Railway
Hesketh Bank, Lancashire
Small, friendly narrow gauge steam railway. Special events inc Teddy’s Day & Santa Special: kids ride on train and meet Santa.