Summer Holiday Activities around Cheshire

The school holidays are here and if this sends you in a blind panic of what you are going to do for 6 weeks, then never fear.  Magic 4 Children has put together a list of 10 great ideas for summer holiday activities around Cheshire.

1. Have fun at the Bricks in Motion Exhibit

Everything is awesome! Well it will be if you visit the Bricks in Motion exhibition at Chester Cathedral that is on from the 16th July – 4th Sept. It is an exhibition of more than 100 LEGO models created by some of the finest LEGO artists in the world to celebrate the weird and wonderful world of transport. And it is great value too! Find out more details here

2. Join the events at Lion Salt Works

There are lots of events going on at the Lion Salt Works at Marston, Northwich, all over the school holidays.  From arts and crafts activities to solving a mystery, there is fun for all ages and much of it is free or by donation.  Check out their full programme here.

3. Go exploring at the Delemere Forest

For those of you that like the great outdoors, Delemere Forest have some great explorer activities going on throughout the holidays for all ages, from Forest Tots to Survival! You can find more details here.

girl riding train4. Have a trainrific day at the Grosvenor Park Model Railway

If you have a train-mad little one, then Grosvenor Park Model Railway in Loppington is the place to visit. With steam- and diesel-hauled trains, Thomas the tank engine and a self-drive tram, it is a perfect day out for a transport-mad youngster.

5. Enjoy the Roald Dahl Tremendous Adventures

If there are any bookworms in your house, then they will love the Roald Dahl Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park.  There are different adventures for many of Dahl’s books throughout the holidays designed to bring the stories alive.  Take a look here for full details.

6. Experience circus life at the Dunham Massey National Trust Grounds

Roll Up, roll up and join the circus at Dunham Massey National Trust Grounds.  This sounds like a fully interactive circus experience with workshops, storytelling, trails and performances.  See full details here

7. Join the fun at the National Trust Quarry Bank

National Trust Quarry Bank also has some fab activities over the summer holidays.  From Rocket Week to Storytelling Week to Pop Up Gardens, it may be worth taking out National Trust membership to take advantage of all these great family activities.

8. Experience Lyme

Another National Trust property with such a wide variety of events for all the family is Lyme.  They have the Art of Lauren Child Activity Trail which is perfect for Charlie and Lola fans, Get Sporty Activities, Den Building and a Kite Flying Event.

Children having fun at the Just So Festival

Photo taken from the 2015 Gallery of the Just So Festival website

9. Spend the weekend at the Just So Festival

If you fancy a festival, then the Just So Festival  at Rode Hall takes place on the weekend of the 19th/20th and 21st August. A whole weekend of music, theatre, food, drink and lots of adventures for all the family.  It looks truly magical.

10. Check out Bramall Hall

And finally after a 2-year refurbishment, Bramall Hall is opening again on the 30th July.  They have lots of activities planned over the summer, from Sensory Play for babies to Printing and Weaving workshops, Trails, Activity Boxes and Discovery Packs, Tudor and Victorian Games, as well as special sessions for children with autism too.  Well worth a look.

Hopefully some of the suggestions above will provide you with inspiration when the inevitable cries of “I’m bored” ring out. There are activities to suit all budgets and definitely National Trust membership could be a good investment, as they are providing some great activities at the local properties.

As with any listings please check with each individual venue before setting off.  Details can change and we can’t be responsible for any alterations made since this blog went live.

Have a great summer!