15 Days Out for the School Holidays
1. Summer Activities at the Farm
Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN Tel: 01625 374400 Donkey grooming, make a scarecrow, farmyard collage, paint a picture and fun quiz. Meet newly born chicks and ducklings. Willow weaving workshops.
2. Circusology Workshop
Anderton Boat Lift, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, CW9 6FW Tel: 01606 786777 Have a go at our circus skills workshop. Admission free.
3. Medieval Clash of Kinghts
Beeston Castle, Chapel Lane, Beeston, Tarporley, CW6 9TX Tel: 01829 260464 Brave, bold and noble knights demonstrate the reality of medieval combat with a series of thrilling living history displays.
4. Medieval Worst Jobs
Beeston Castle, Chapel Lane, Beeston, Tarporley, CW6 9TX Tel: 01829 260464 Meet a colourful cast of characters from medieval times. Hear tales of horrid tasks and awful jobs, from the medieval surgeon, squire and wise woman and the medieval executioner.
5. Viking Sunday at the Old Hall
Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN Tel: 01625 374400 The Vikings are coming..! Vikings of Middle England invade and take over Tatton's Old Hall. Experience battle and domestic life. Try on armour. Have-a-go archery.
6. Summer Holiday Activity Weeks at Stockley Farm Park
With a different activity week every week throughout the summer holidays at Stockley Farm Park there really is something for everyone, no week is ever the same.
7. Chester Zoo
Upton-by-Chester, Chester, CH2 1LH The UK's number one Zoo, set in 110 acres of award-winning gardens. With over 7000 animals - more than 400 species of rare, exotic and endangered wildlife.
8. Cheshire Falconry
Blakemere Craft Centre, Chester Road, Northwich. Cheshire, CW8 2EB A national birds of prey centre, one of the leading falconry centres in the United Kingdom. The professional falconers provide an exciting insight into the skills and techniques to master these raptors of the air with 'hands-on" experience days.
9. Jodrell Bank
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL Jodrell Bank is a fun day out for all the family. The Space Pavilion allows visitors to find answers to the wonders the Universe, listen to the sounds of the Big Bang and explore the invisible Universe using a range of hands on activities. With a Café with outside terrace which offers fantastic views of the Lovell Telescope.
10. Nantwich Outdoor Brine Swimming Pool
The pool is one of a few remaining inland brine pools left in Britain today and the largest swimming pool in the area. It remains highly popular with swimmers, who enjoy the unique nature of swimming outdoors during the summer months.
11. Go Ape
Delamere Forest Park, Linmere Visitor Centre, Northwich, Cheshire Tel 0845 643 9215 Spend a fun-filled time up in the trees, trekking from tree to tree via an assortment of rope bridges and Tarzan swings. Pre-booking advised.
12. Cheshire Pony Parties
Brookfield, Oscroft, Chester, CH3 8NL Tel 01829 741919 Pony experiences for ages 2-9. Private hour-long pony experience or 90 minute group activity - children groom, decorate and ride a quiet, gentle pony. Booking essential www.cheshireponyparties.co.uk
13. Reaseheath Giant Maize Maze
Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DF 01270 613210 The giant maze covers around 3 football pitches; There is also a zoo this year.
14. Gullivers World
Gulliver's World, Warrington, WA5 9YZ From the tumbling and juggling fun of Circus World, mosey on down to High Noon in Western World, walk with dinosaurs in the prehistoric Lost World, feel your knees tremble in Count's Castle and shiver your timbers in Smugglers Wharf.
15. Chill Factore
Trafford Way, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Manchester, M41 7JA
The UK's longest indoor real snow slope (180 metres). Ski and Snowboard Lessons for all levels, ages and ability, including the Luge ice slide, Tubing, snowplay and a 12ft climbing wall.
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