North West

From magnificent houses and mighty castles, to stunning coastline and dramatic landscapes, there’s plenty to explore in the North West.

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50 things to do before you're 11¾

’50 Things’

If you’re under 11¾, find out what 50 things is all about. Here’s a few for you to try at our special places:

The sounds of spring

Beatboxer Jason Singh researching the sounds of spring at Tatton Park © National Trust / Andy Fallon

Beatboxer Jason Singh researching the sounds of spring at Tatton Park

Leading UK vocal sculptor and beatboxer Jason Singh, has vocally recreated the nation’s best-known songbirds to celebrate the sounds of spring and encourage us all to get outdoors and experience nature first hand. His favourite place is here in the North West, Tatton Park.

Music to tweet to

Wray Castle

Enjoying a day dressing up at Wray Castle © NTPL/Paul Harris

Enjoying a day dressing up at Wray Castle

The adventures have started at this castle - get ready for sword fighting, dressing up as knights and princesses and bike riding along the shores of Lake Windermere. We can’t think of a better day out!

Running at Lyme Park

Explore the grounds at the gallop © NTPL/Tom Brockington

Explore the grounds at the gallop

We’re doing a spot of running at Lyme Park. Fancy getting fit for the summer? There’re trails for all levels and abilities. It's a great way to explore the park too.

On holiday with Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter holidays in the Lakes with her father and brother © NTPL/NTImages

Beatrix Potter holidays in the Lakes with her father and brother

The Beatrix Potter Gallery has opened its doors with a brand new exhibition – be ready to go ‘On holiday with Beatrix Potter,’ immersing yourself in her original artwork, rare sketches and photographs.

This season...

Style at Styal

The beautiful recreation of Caroline Greg’s dress © Quarry Bank Images

We’ve a brand new exhibition at Quarry Bank, Styal. Find out what fashion meant to the Greg family who used to own this special place.

Aira Force

Aira Force defninitely improves with wet weather © National Trust / Ade Collins

We’re making lots of improvements to your visit at Aira Force.

Bickerton Hill

Bickerton HIll basks in a blaze of autumnal glow © Chris Widger

At Bickerton Hill we’re working to restore the lowland heath - it's one of the world’s rarest and most endangered landscapes.

Woollen woods

Join us for Woollen Woods at Sizergh © Jo Leary

We're making woolly creatures to brighten the woods at Sizergh.

Find us

Follow us on Facebook for updates and offers © National Trust/Facebook

We're on Facebook - like us to join the conversation and keep up with the latest news, activities and offers in the North West.

Follow us

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We're on Twitter - follow us to find out what's going on in the North West. We'd love to hear your feedback if you've visited our places.