Outdoor adventures this half-term in the North West

We’ve got some great things to do this half-term – from wildlife adventures to a Tudor dig or trying some of the Worst Children’s jobs at Quarry Bank.

Child completing the garden trail at Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey 

Tick off some ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ out in the park. Try creating wild art, bug hunting or building a den.

The Worst Children's Jobs in History (at Quarry Bank!) logo

The Worst Children's Jobs in History (at Quarry Bank!) 

You'd better be ready to put in a hard day's work at Quarry Bank this summer! From Saturday 29 April to Sunday 10 September we'll be putting you through your paces on an interactive family exhibition and trail. Join us for the Worst Children's Jobs in History (at Quarry Bank!), inspired by Sir Tony Robinson's captivating Worst Jobs series.

A child sowing seed in a pot

Hare Hill 

Join the gardeners at Hare Hill to plant your own seed and take it home to grow into something delicious.

The beach at Formby


Explore the shore from shells to shark eggs and go on a beach hunt on 1 June.

Deb building fun at Lyme, Cheshire

Lyme Park 

Join our ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ challenge – it’s possible to do 26 of them at Lyme.

Child on the stepping stones at Speke Hall's woodland play trail


Step into the woods and follow in the footsteps of the giant Childe of Hale on our adventure trail.

Family trail in Rufford Old Hall Gardens

Rufford Old Hall 

Join our dig in the courtyard on 24 May and see if you can discover a Tudor treasure.