Half-term adventures in the North West

Fancy making a computer coded necklace, going on a welly walk or dressing up in costume? Not to mention kite flying or finding some magical fairytale fun… find your half-term adventure.

Children learning about old fashioned irons with a costumed interpreter at Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey 

Put on your wellies and join our welly trail around the garden, or head ‘below stairs’ to meet Dunham’s Victorian servants on our special tour.

Embracing the Regency


Dress up in Regency costume, play a game of billiards in the Long Gallery or go on an adventure in Crow Wood Playscape.

Children watching the mill machinery come to life

Quarry Bank 

Make computer coded necklaces using binary beads to spell out your name, and take a clothes peg and lollipop stick engineering challenge!

Children following a trail at Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall 

Go on a bug hunt, spot winter birds or fly your kite at Rufford this half-term. If wet, you can turn detective on our indoor family trail.

Sleeping Beauty at Speke Hall


Winter has cast a spell over Speke Hall and everywhere is under a slumbering enchantment. Join us for ‘Sleeping Beauty and some magical family fun from 18 to 26 February.

LMH candlemass with charlie in great hall

Little Moreton Hall 

Sit by the fire in this wonderful Tudor Hall and Tudor games by candlelight.

China in Winter

Biddulph Grange Garden 

Wear your best elfin hat or fairy wings and follow the trail through the Woodland Walk. Use your fairy magic to make some enchanted forest crafts and your own magic Victorian fairy or elfin picture.