Summer of sport in the North West

Get your heart pumping, legs working and lungs breathing in that priceless fresh air this summer in the North West. From archery, wildlife walks, running challenges and Tai Chi, there are lots of ways for all the family to get outdoors and active.

Young children playing frisbee at Speke Hall

Be a good sport at Speke Hall

Every Monday, Friday and Sunday until 17 September the grounds of Speke will become a sporty playground with a wide range of activities to try out over the summer including archery, rounders and ultimate frisbee.

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, walks to discover Lyme's connection with the BBC's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and the opportunity for families to try out a range of sporty activities throughout the summer.

Adults participating in a guided walk

A walk on the wild side at Dunham Massey

Take part in one of the fastest growing fitness activities in the UK. Join our fully qualified instructor for weekly Nordic Walking - a low impact, full body work out. How about trying a taster session to get you going or learn a new hobby with our 4 week course?

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.