Big Family Day Out in the North West

Swap the office for the great outdoors and lend a helping hand at a Big Family Day Out in the North West.

What do I do?

  1. Choose your activity
  2. Find out if your company is involved, here's the complete list (pdf). (If your employer isn’t on the list don’t worry, just email us and we'll help you get them involved.
  3. Book with your company representative (they'll need names of each family member, ages of children and activity you are interested in). They'll send your details to us and we'll contact you to confirm your place and provide further information (time to meet, directions, what to bring), a couple of weeks before the activity.
  4. Turn up for a day of worthwhile fun.

    Quarry Bank Mill

    Family Forest Fun
    Tuesday 28 October, full day – 10am to 4pm

    A day out in Northern Woods, thinning the woodlands and having a go at wood craft. Each family will practice making and lighting a fire without matches and enjoy lunch sitting around the fire, toasting marshmallows. After lunch, have a go at green wood working. Make a useful item to take home and create your own charcoal in a biscuit tin.

    Cold drinks, biscuits and marshmallows provided. Maximum of 30 people. Task not suitable for children under 5 yrs.

    Speke Hall, Liverpool

    Path 'n' Plot
    Wednesday 29 October, full day – 10.30am to 4pm

    Get stuck in at Speke and help out with two activities; creating a path in Stockton wood with the ranger team, and harvesting and planting in the kitchen garden with the head gardener. After lunch, there’s the chance to swap teams or continue with the same activity before ending the day sitting together around the fire pit toasting marshmallows.

    Cold drinks and marshmallows provided. Maximum 30 people. Not suitable for under 5 years.

    A few notes

    Sandham - family picnic in wildflower meado

    Bring a packed lunch – each property will provide drinks and snacks as part of the day.

    All activities are outdoors and it is likely there will be no wet weather contingency - so please bring waterproofs.

    Please wear comfy clothing and sturdy footwear.

    All equipment including gloves will be provided for your activity.