There’s a huge amount to do and see in Manchester – but it’s also a great base for striking out further afield.
Anglesey Sea Zoo
See incredible invertebrates in the No Bone Zone, and submarine wolves at Anglesey Sea Zoo. Experience the thrill of crashing waves, before getting inside the seven sisters shipwreck, then see conservation in action.
Bakewell Baking Festival
The Bakewell Baking Festival is a giant garden party celebrating baking, vintage and music. The Festival is ‘quintessential British fun’ set against the stunning natural beauty of the Peak District National Park.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach offers outstanding thrills and spills. It’s an amusement park with a difference, with some of the biggest theme park rides, discount theme park tickets, and it’s one of the best parks for deals.
Blue John Cavern
The world famous Blue John Cavern is a series of caves in the Peak District. It takes its name from the semi-precious mineral Blue John, which is still mined in small amounts and made locally into jewellery.
Chatsworth House is the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. You can admire the splendour of the house, explore the garden, meet the animals in the farmyard and enjoy an afternoon tea.
Cheshire Art Gallery
This modern gallery in the heart of Bramhall has more than 60 different artists’ works available. It showcases lots of emerging artists such as Richard Fitton, Jamie Green, Danny Abrahams and David Coulter.
Prepare to be amazed as you get hands on with magnificent birds of prey in a range of truly incredible flying experiences. Put on the gauntlet and fly birds of prey with Cheshire Falconry’s expert falconry team.
Chester City Walls
Follow in the footsteps of the Roman soldier patrols and medieval archers. Enjoy a unique perspective of Chester with panoramic views on both sides as you explore the most complete circuit of city walls in the country.
Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the first recorded race was held on 9th February 1539. Pop fans can also look forward to the Chester Rocks music festival which is held here annually.
Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one zoo, with over 11,000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet! The zoo is an all-year round favourite attraction for all ages.
Forest of Bowland
The outstanding wild beauty of the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire is easily accessible. As an area of outstanding natural beauty, the forest is a huge visitor attraction, with fantastic seasonal walks and sights throughout the year.
During the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure experience, experts will brief you for safety before you fly down the zip-wires, leap off the Tarzan Swing and tackle crossings whilst enjoying some breathtaking scenery.
Haydock Park Racecourse
Haydock Park Racecourse is a premier dual-purpose racecourse that boasts a wide-ranging all year-round racing calendar that includes both flat and jumping fixtures. It also also a premier conference and events venue.
Knowsley Safari Park
Head for the region’s wildest day out and encounter over 700 amazing animals, with a safari drive covering 550 acres. Whether up close or on the car friendly route, you’ll get a great view of the monkey madness.
National Waterways Museum
The Canal & River Trust’s National Waterways Museum is of designated national importance. Most of the ‘museum collection’ is housed between the two national waterways museums. The collection includes over 12,000 objects.
Unravel the mysteries of the Devil’s Arse and step into the unique world of Peak Cavern in the Peak District. Unusual rock formations, the eerie sound of running water and echoes of a bygone age await you.
Porth Llwyd Pottery
Vicky Buxton, Stoneware and Porcelain artist, has no set range at Porth Llwyd Pottery, but her work includes a wide variety of domestic, decorative and individual pieces from mugs, jugs and pictorial bowls.
Rhuddlan Castle was built as one of the ‘iron ring’ of fortresses by the English Monarch, Edward I, in his late 13th century campaigns against the Welsh. It’s massive twin-towered Gatehouse immediately catches the eye.
The Blackpool Tower
Built in 1894, The Blackpool Tower is one of Britain’s best loved landmarks. Today it hosts 5 of Blackpool’s premier attractions. Visit as many or as few as you wish, or enjoy one of the numerous special events.
The Chester Grosvenor
The Chester Grosvenor’s Grade II listed building, with its black and white timbered façade, belies the modern elegance of the hotel interior. Tea has been served daily since 1882 and been enjoyed by many since its launch.