Delamere Forest, Northwich
Delamere Forest is just a haven for family activities whatever the weather whatever your age. There are some great waymarked paths suitable for families and lots of wildlife to see along the way. You can also explore the forest on your bikes - there are easy family trails and tougher mountain bike trails. Furry friends, dogs and horses are welcome. There is an information centre where you can pick up maps, hire bikes and enjoy refreshments.Check the website for special events. website: tel: 01606 889792 address: Delamere Forest, Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2 JD on the map:
Blakemere Craft Centre, Northwich
Blakemere is a fun day out for the family. Falconry flying displays occur daily, 1pm and 3pm between Easter and September.
Other favourites include craft workshops, an indoor play barn, an outdoor adventure park. During the school holidays, children between 5 and 16 can learn to make beaded bracelets and necklaces.
Every bank holiday Sunday and Monday there are free circus workshops. A number of other kids events are run throughout the year. Other facilities on site include, a number of boutique shops and a couple of cafe's. website: tel: 01606 883261 address: Blakemere Craft Centre, Sandiway, Cheshire CW8 2EB on the map:
Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich
Built in 1875, the Anderton Boat Lift was in use for over 100 years, was closed in 1983, restored in 2001 and reopened in 2002. The lower section of this impressive two storey Boat Lift houses an exhibition centre, with interactive content that focusses on the lift's history, as well as the people who worked on it. This exhibition is also home to the lift control centre, allowing visitors to see exactly how it is run on a daily basis. On sunnier days there is an outdoor picnic area to enjoy, whilst indoors there is a gift shop and cafe. tel: 01606786777 address: Anderton Boat Lift, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich. CW9 6FW. on the map:
Lion Salt Works, Northwich
Ever since the Romans first built salt towns, salt has been extracted from the ground in Cheshire. In 1894, Henry Thompson constructed a new Salt works that became known as the 'Lion Salt Works'. It ran for almost 100 years but due to the Nigerian Civil War(1967-1970), Britain lost a major market in West Africa, resulting in the eventual closure of the Lion Salt Works in June 1986. What is left today has been lovingly restored, and demonstrates how brine was boiled down into salt crystals, the production of salt and how it was packaged on site. website: tel: 01606275040 address: Lion Salt Works, Ollershaw Ln, Marston, Northwich. CW9 6ES. on the map:
Marbury Park, Northwich
In the heart of Northwich lies the picturesque Marbury Park, with wonderful views over the water to the Church at Great Budworth, a lovely arboretum and community orchard. The play area for children is close to the picnic area so parents can relax while their children have fun. The well surfaced network of paths, especially those around the play and picnic areas, are suitable for prams and wheelchairs, and there are plenty of seats to rest upon along the way. address: Marbury Park, Comberbach, Northwich. CW9 6AT. on the map:
Weaver Hall Museum And Workhouse, Northwich
Formerly known as the Salt Museum, the Weaver Museum and Workhouse is a living record of the social, cultural and industrial history of West Cheshire. Located in the old Northwich Union building on London Road, this building was once home to Victorian Paupers. Inside you can discover tales of this history, as well as other stories relating to the fascinating history of Cheshire. The Museum has a well-stocked gift shop, and there is a Public House next door for those looking to enjoy a hot meal. website: tel: 01606271640 address: Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse, 162 London Road, Northwich. CW9 8AB. on the map:
Cheshire Outdoors, Northwich
On sunny days in Northwich, there is arguably no better place to go than Cheshire Outdoors. Enjoy exciting Segway experiences, test your skills at archery or laser clay shooting, or make memories by experiencing a falconry encounter. With activities for small groups, families, schools, hen and stag parties, or corporate team building, there is something for both individuals and families to enjoy. Get to Northwich. Get outside. And experience the real Cheshire Outdoors. website: tel: 01606882223 address: Cheshire Outdoors, Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire. CW8 2EB. on the map: