Sport events in the North West

Boasting the Lake District and dramatic landscapes the North West has plenty to offer to help you get active outdoors. Try canoeing on Lake Windmere or challenge friends and family to a game of volleyball against the backdrop of Wray Castle.

Fell Foot canoe trail

Fell Foot, Cumbria 

Situated on the southern tip of Lake Windmere, Fell Foot is the ideal place to try out watersports including canoeing, rowing and swimming. You can bring your own kayak or canoe or hire them on site. For those who prefer to take in the views on dry land there are walking routes and regular Parkruns.

Child playing sports at Lyme

Lyme, Cheshire 

Get active with Lyme’s sporty Thursdays or challenge yourself with a run around the estate. There are marked trails for cycling, running and orienteering with stunning views of The Peak District along the way. For the fitness enthusiasts there are weekly Parkruns and Mums, Tums and Buggies classes.

Girl enjoying archery

Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire 

Want to try your hand at archery? Or have a go at tennis? Rufford Old Hall will be holding sessions for beginners to improve their skills this summer.

Children play badminton in the Moat Garden at Speke Hall

Speke Hall, Garden and Estate, Liverpool 

Ditch the gym this summer and get active outdoors at Speke. The grounds are interspersed with running and cycling routes and there are regular orienteering, yoga and Nordic walking sessions. For families up for a sporting challenge, try a Summer of Sport event for a range of different activities.

People playing volleyball at Wray Castle

Wray Castle, Cumbria 

Set on the shores of Lake Windmere there’s a whole range of activities to try this summer from sailing and canoeing to weightlifting and rugby. There will also be a sports day held every Sunday throughout the summer where families can try a different sport every week.