Play areas in the North West

Discover some of the best play grounds and natural play areas for kids in Cheshire and Merseyside. It's time for a family adventure!

Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open. Many houses are also open to visit. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays.

 Visitors exploring the Play Area at Dunham Massey, Greater Manchester

Dunham Massey 

Let their imaginations run wild at Dunham Massey in the epic Log Pile. Build a den, walk the tight rope or play hide and seek in the parkland. And once you've finished, don't forget to treat yourself to something sweet at the ice cream parlour.

Children exploring the gardens at Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank 

Head to the natural play area at Quarry Bank to learn all about nature through play. Take a look under the logs - can you see any bugs? Look up into the trees - what birds can you see?

Visitors exploring the Play Trail at Speke Hall, Liverpool

Speke Hall 

Whether you want to get lost in a giant hedge maze, cross the stepping stones in the play area or take to the zip wire, there are great places to play all over Speke Hall. A firm family favourite in Merseyside.

Children exploring the Adventure Playground at Tatton Park

Tatton Park  

Enjoy exploring and testing your limits in Tatton Park's Adventure Playground. With over 30 rides children of all ages are promised hours of fun.

Pick up a range of hot drinks and yummy cakes from the Stamford Cafe...

Grab a bite to eat

We know that exploring our play areas is thirsty work! So don't forget to visit one of our cafes or kiosks to pick up some tasty lunch, sweet treats, and a cup of coffee for the grown ups too.