Summer fun in the North West

Are you playing out this summer? From discovery trails and clues to find, to sporty activities and nature exploring, there are plenty of summer adventures to be had at special places in the North West.

Children playing on the North Lawn at Speke Hall

Be brave and bold at Speke Hall

Travel back in time this summer at Speke Hall to meet bold and brave characters from Victorian times. Take part in different activities each week including crafts, storytelling, sports and family-friendly walks around the grounds.

Children running in the garden at Quarry Bank

Pack your bags for adventure at Quarry Bank

If you’re hoping to travel round the world this summer, look no further than Quarry Bank. Follow the Journeys of the Imagination trail to discover the stories and adventures of six people from the past. Slide down an elephant, watch out for an alligator and step inside a tea tent. With plenty of flavours to try in the new ice-cream parlour too, one visit won't be enough.

Family head out for a walk

Unlock secrets at Lyme

The plants, trees and mini-beasts at Lyme get up to all kinds of things, and this summer you can follow a friendly robin who'll be spilling the beans (or should that be berries?) on their secrets. Climb into a nest, pretend to be a honey-making bee and see if you can learn the sounds of the birds who live at Lyme. Wrap up your day with a stop by the animal mummies in the house who have their own secrets to tell, or dig deeper into the past with archaeology activities.

A family enjoying the park at Dunham Massey

Dream big at Dunham Massey

Enter the Midnight Garden this summer at Dunham Massey and unleash your imagination with dressing up, storytelling and surprises. Follow the trail to discover what secrets the Midnight Garden is hiding and come back throughout the summer for different themed activities.

Children playing with bubbles on front lawn

We smell a good day out at Little Moreton Hall

There's something in the air at this little crooked house and you'll need your smelliest nose this summer to explore Tudor life. Take part in the 'You Smell!' trail and activities to find out why the Tudors believed smells kept you well. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and imagine.

Family exploring the garden with a trail

Get active in the outdoors at Rufford Old Hall

Summer is the perfect time to learn a new skill or try an activity outside. Have a go at badminton or croquet with the family or take part in the Saturday tennis club to perfect your serve. Little hands can also get creative with mud or build a cosy home for the bugs in your garden.

Children playing with geese at Tatton

Summer holiday activities at Tatton

Explore the many areas of Tatton this summer with walks, activities for the family and special events.