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
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:
- Build a den at Lyme Park
- Go on a barefoot walk at Hare Hill
- Skim a stone at Fell Foot
- Climb a tree at Aira Force
- Make a grass trumpet at Sizergh
- Jump over waves at Formby
- Find a geocache at Wray Castle
- Go stargazing at Allan Bank
The sounds of spring
The little ones are running wild at this castle - get ready for sword fighting, dressing up as knights and princesses and bike riding along the shores of Lake Windermere. Better still - arrive by boat or bus and receive a 10% discount on entry and in the shop. We can’t think of a better day out!
Running at Lyme Park
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
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.
Style at Styal
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.
We’re making lots of improvements to your visit at Aira Force.
At Bickerton Hill we’re working to restore the lowland heath - it's one of the world’s rarest and most endangered landscapes.
We're making woolly creatures to brighten the woods at Sizergh.