North West

Explore magnificent houses, mighty castles, stunning coastline and dramatic landscapes.

Group of schoolchildren sitting in a tree as part of '50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4'

Summer fun in Cheshire, Lancashire and Liverpool 

Enjoy a sunshine filled summer with us: discover Charlie, Lola and friends in the garden at Lyme, go on an adventure through the Clockwork Garden at Quarry Bank, take part in our Picnic, Ranger, Games and Crafts’ weeks at Dunham Massey, dig up the past at Rufford Old Hall and follow the Peter Rabbit trail at Speke Hall.

Girl licking a frog at the National Trust's Wordsworth House

Take the kids on an outdoor adventure in the Lake District 

You can’t beat the fun you have in the great outdoors and creating family memories to last a lifetime. In the Lake District, we're coming to you with our top things to try this summer.

Beatrix Potter as an older woman in the Hill Top garden with one of her sheepdogs

Celebrating Beatrix Potter's anniversary in the Lake District 

2016 marks a special anniversary for us in the Lake District as it's 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. We’ve got lots to celebrate - see what’s planned for the spring and summer.

 Summer House holiday cottage near Wray Castle, Cumbria

Holiday cottages in the Lakes - latest news 

Find out about our latest news, offers and general availability this spring and summer.

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Sand being blown off the tops of the sand dunes at Formby

Shifting Shores at Formby

Natural processes are constantly at work changing and shaping the coastline at Formby. Find out how through our Shifting Shores work.