Get active this summer in the North West

Get your heart pumping, legs working and lungs breathing in the fresh air this summer in the North West. From archery, wildlife walks, running challenges and Tai Chi, there are lots of ways for you to get outdoors and active while the weather is at its best.

Child trying archery archery at Speke Hall

Fancy yourself as the next Robin Hood? Take part in archery taster sessions on selected dates in July and August. Challenge the whole family to see who's the best, while learning a new skill.

Visitors running in the grounds of Lyme Park, House and Garden, Cheshire

Limber up at Lyme

The big estate at Lyme makes the perfect terrain for a variety of sports. Look out for running events or take part in one of the fastest growing fitness activities in the UK with Nordic Walking. New mummies and babies can get active with Mums, Tums and Buggies mixing cardio, strength and flexibility exercises in a great setting. And there's also a chance to exercise four-legged friends with the Dog Walking Social Group and Lyme Bark.

Tai Chi at Hare Hill

Time out with Tai Chi at Hare Hill

Enter the secluded garden for a moment of tranquillity and relaxing motion. Every Thursday during the summer we welcome you to take part in this gentle exercise, which is proven to aid relaxation and help keep the mind calm and focused. Whatever your age and fitness level, our instructor will get you moving.

A family walking

Take a walk on the wild side at Quarry Bank

Take a 30 minute walking tour with a ranger at Quarry Bank every Monday in July to discover more about the wildlife in the Southern Woods. Extend your walk by picking up a walking guide with plenty of self-guided routes to explore around the estate.

A couple try kayaking

Sports in the Lake District 

Running, cycling and watersports - you won't be short of sports to try in the Lakes this summer - and all whilst helping to look after this stunning landscape.