Outdoor activities for kids in the North West

There are plenty of things to discover for older kids at special places in the North West. Limber up for running events at Speke, discover something new on a guided walk at Dunham or learn how to take better photographs with your digital camera at Tatton.

A cyclist on Cage Hill at Lyme Park, Cheshire

Outdoor sports, walking and forest school at Lyme

Take part in one of Lyme's running events, try out Nordic walking or head out on two wheels to explore the grounds. For something a bit different, join the Forest School where you'll learn about the woodland, try your hand at using tools and have lunch around a fire.

Take a guided walk around Dunham Massey

Capture photography and imaginations at Dunham

Bring along your camera and join a guided walk to discover some of the best spots to take great scenic photographs. Get a new appreciation for what makes the outdoors special on guided winter walk or discover a different side to Dunham's plant life on a wander through the Curiosity Garden.

Visitors on a Natural History walk at Speke Hall

Walk with a Ranger or glow on a Night Run at Speke

Take a walk into Speke's natural history with the Head Ranger to explore the ancient woodland and discover more about the wildlife who live outside this Tudor mansion. Fancy something a bit more fast-paced? Sign up to the Night Run and experience Speke in an entirely new way.

Photographer takes aim to capture the landscape at Lyme, Cheshire

Snap up new photography skills at Tatton

Get the best out of your digital camera and learn a new skill as you join experts who'll teach you the essentials of good photography. Try out what you've learnt in Tatton's deer park on a guided walk.