For families

Spend some quality family time at Quarry Bank

Explore Quarry Bank as family

Explore Quarry Bank as family

As well as the Mill, Apprentice House, Gardens and Styal Estate to explore, we have dedicated some time to adding 'family extras' to our site. Come along and join the fun.

Family events 2014

Discovering the secrets of spring flowers at Quarry Bank Mill

Family fun in 2014

With craft activities and trails over the school holidays, Victorian-themed days, and our Easter weekend Eggstravaganza there's plenty to do with the children at Quarry Bank.

Pick up your adventure scrapbook today

 

There are plenty of ways you can tick off some of your 50 things to do before you're 11¾ at Quarry Bank.

Ask at the Ticket and Information Office for your free adventure scrapbook and record all the things you complete.

No. 44 - go bird watching

Pick up a tracker pack and go bird watching © Tony Ioannides

Pick up a tracker pack and go bird watching

Quarry Bank is home to all sorts of birds, both in the gardens and around Styal Estate.

Remember to be nice and quiet so you don't scare the birds away. When the gardens are open you can pick up a tracker pack with binoculars to help you spot the birds fluttering in the trees.

No. 19 - play pooh sticks

Who will win the pooh stick race in the Bollin? © NTPL/Paul Harris

Who will win the pooh stick race in the Bollin?

Choose the best sticks lying around on the Mill Meadow and head to the bridge. Get ready to race your sticks in the River Bollin.

No. 1 - climb a tree

You might need a hand climbing up the tall trees on Styal Estate! © NTPL/Paul Harris

You might need a hand climbing up the tall trees on Styal Estate!

Styal Estate is part of Quarry Bank and has thousands of trees for you to climb.

Make sure you choose one with strong branches and keep three of your arms and legs on the tree at all times.

No. 31 - hunt for bugs

Looking for bugs at Quarry Bank Mill © NTPL/NTPL/John Millar

Looking for bugs at Quarry Bank Mill

Head to the woods on Styal Estate and have a look under rocks and logs to see what creepy crawlies you can find.

Be gentle to the creatures that you find and make sure you put them back in the home where you found them.

No. 6 - run around in the rain

Splash about in your wellies at Quarry Bank © NTPL/Tony Ioannides

Splash about in your wellies at Quarry Bank

Bring your wellies and your rain coat and run around the Mill Meadow making a splash.

Can you spot any animals brave enough to come out in the rain?

Natural play area

Get muddy in our Natural Play area

Get muddy in our Natural Play area

Head to our natural play area to let the kids blow off some steam and let their imaginations run wild.

50 things lunchboxes

Kids can pick up a fun '50 things' lunchbox from the café.

After they've coloured it in and cut out a postcard, they can turn it into a plant box with the cress seeds included.

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