Historical buildings, castles, private parks, stately homes, mills, historical industrial sites, amphitheatre & gardens suitable for families 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.
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.
Padiham, nr Burnley
Elizabethan house with large grounds and woods. (Closed for refurbishment until 2016)
Heaton Hall and Park
Large park with animal centre, cafe & stately home. Orienteering course, boating lake, bike hire, football pitches, angling, golf, pitch & put. Regular family events. Horse riding. Play area.
Dates back to 12th century. Site of the Pendle witch trials and still used as a law court. Well preserved with lots to see.
Large country house & gardens on edge of Peak District. Tree top towers, tunnels & slides! School holiday and family activities & quizzes.
Ordsall Hall is Salford’s hidden gem – an engaging heritage site open to visitors 5 days a week throughout the year. Surrounded by landscaped grounds where you can picnic, it boasts hands on exhibitions, immersive room settings and a small cafe.
Rufford Old Hall
Rufford, nr Ormskirk
Tudor hall with armour collection, grounds with garden trails. Family events programme, outdoor and house quizzes for children.