Some of the smaller places we care for in England will be opening with guided tours, so you’ll need to pre-book before your visit. These tours will be led by expert volunteers and will show the places in a new light. You may also need to book in advance at some other places temporarily, where visitor numbers need to be limited for practical reasons.
Plan your next great family day out in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. There's something for the whole family to enjoy in winter, with natural play areas to explore, the great Mill at Quarry Bank, and lots of wildlife to spot too.
Wander through our glasshouses and orangeries, explore the formal gardens, or discover kitchen gardens bursting with seasonal veg. The gardens at special places in the North West are bursting with colour all year round.
In Cheshire and Greater Manchester we have bold ambitions to restore green spaces, protect places from the impact of flooding, capture carbon, and find natural solutions to the problems of climate change.
From gentle strolls to longer hikes in scenic surroundings, fast-paced running events for grown-ups to teaching little legs to ride a bike, there are plenty of ways to get active in the North West, all year round.
There are lots of weird and wonderful items on show at Quarry Bank, but did you know that there are thousands more behind closed doors? Our Collections and Archive team are working to make more of the objects available for you to see online and in person.