A-Z of days out with children across the North West of England

days out with children

There are so many wonderful places to take your family across the North West, some free, some more reasonable, and some expensive, and I often find myself reading various reviews before I travel more than 30 minutes to a place or purchase tickets in case I feel it’s a waste of time or money. Lets face it, their websites always make the places look great but what I want to know is the truth, the hints and tips, and what to expect when we get there. So I have put together an A-Z of reviews written by parents for days out with children across the North West so you can be sure to know what you get for your money.

A Apple Jacks adventure park in Warrington 

A fun day out for families with children up to 12. Lots of out door activities so best to visit on a dry day.

B Blackpool sea life centre

An aquarium situated on the sea front in Blackpool, suitable for all ages.

C Cholmondeley Castle 

A hidden gem set within breath taking Cheshire gardens

D Dunham Massey 

A lovely National trust venue in Cheshire.

E Event City in Manchester 

Event city hold a number of events for families throughout the year, its always worth seeing what is going on.

F Flip Out Chester 

Trampolining  fun in Chester with various events throughout the week

G Gulivers World

A theme park in Warrington

H Hare Hill

A national trust owned walled garden and woodland in Cheshire

I Inflata nation

An indoor inflatable theme park

J Jodrell Bank Observatory 

The home of the Lovell telescope in Cheshire

K Knowsley Safari Park 

A safari park with both indoor and out door attractions for the whole family

L Lowther Castle 

A derelict castle in the lake district with gardens and a huge out door adventure play park.

M Mattel Play 

An indoor play area in Liverpool. Great for children up to 5 to explore imaginative play.

National Trust  – Tatton Hall

O OM Yoga show

A yearly event held in Manchester, suitable for the whole family.

P Pencil Museum 

An interesting museum with lots of hands on activities in the lake district

Q Quarry Bank Mill 

A national trust venue surrounded by natural beauty

R Rice Lane Farm 

A free farm in Liverpool

St.Helens theater Royal 

St. Helen’s host a variety of shows including regular pantomimes for the whole family.

T Tim Peake’s Spacecraft in Manchester

An expedition based in the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester

U Ullswater steamers 

A boat trip in the lake district


Free summer sporting activities during the school holidays, offering great days out with children weekly.

W Wild Discovery at Ribby Hall 

A day filled with fun for animal lovers of all ages. There are also other attractions on site as well as accommodation.

X eXtreme Circus

Travelling circus

Y Yellow sub soft play

A childrens indoor play area in Liverpool

Z Zoo

Chester zoo is arguably the best zoo in the whole of the north west. A great day out for the whole family no matter their age.

How many of the 26 of these places have you visited?


I hope you have found this A-Z of days out with children as interesting and as helpful as I found it when I was putting it together.


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