What is there to do for free in Rochdale?
29th January 2014
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Before all my friends leave to go to their Universities, I want to see them a lot more than I do and not let the bad weather keep me indoors. I also don’t want to have to save up in order to see them either which is why I’ve searched for some local places where my friends and I could meet for a little day out.

Usually I meet my friends at Hollingworth Lake to walk around it or even just to sit on one of their benches for a good chat. Its perfect in the summer but when the weather is wet and miserable, it isn’t really much fun.

When I was younger I used to go to Touchstones quite a lot, and I remember really enjoying it there so when I found out that it is free entry I got quite overly excited. I definitely want to have a look in there again and I’ll drag one of my friends along with me.

The Pioneers Museum in Rochdale is also an interesting place to visit. It informs you of the group of men who successfully formed a co-operative providing the local communities with affordable food in 1844. I still need to visit this museum and I desperately want to go. It is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm and admission is free.

If the weather is appropriate there are also so many beautiful places to go for walks in Rochdale or even take a little picnic to in the summer. It would be so cute. Some nice suggestions include Blackstone Edge, Springfield Park, and Wardle Reservoir.

There are so many places to visit in Rochdale that are of no cost to you. These museums and fantastic views really open up your eyes to the vast amount of local history and beautiful scenery that we take for granted every day.

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I'm 17 years old and I live in Wardle, Rochdale.

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