Days Out

Active

Below is a list of family friendly places, days out and things to do with kids in Cheshire and specifically in Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton, Congleton, Sandbach and surrounding areas with an active twist.

Includes National Trust Places, Walks, Nature Reserves and Leisure Centres in Cheshire.

If you know of any other days out or things to do with kids in Cheshire which are not already listed, or would like to feature in the list, please contact us here.

Alderley Edge

Walk the dramatic red sandstone escarpment of Alderley Edge, with views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. Explore woodland paths or walk to neighbouring Hare Hill Garden.

Suitable for young children. Buggy friendly in the most part. Car park can fill up very quickly.

Macclesfield Road, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4UB

01625 584412


Alpaca Walking Great Budworth

Walk with the alpacas during this one hour long walking experience. Other animals to meet/feed including pigs, goats, hens, rabbits, guinea pigs and lambs.

Tea/coffee/cold drink and a cake included.

Experience lasts 90 minutes.

Also does parties.

The Barn, George’s Lane , Aston By budworth , Northwich , Cw9 6LS

 

 


Biddulph Valley Way

For over 100 years trains travelled along the Biddulph Valley Way carrying coal from the Potteries to Congleton. Today walkers, cyclists and horse riders enjoy this tranquil route away from the roads.

Car Park Off Brook Street,Congleton,Cheshire,CW12 1RG


Bollington Leisure Centre

The pool offers early bird sessions, lunchtime swims, adults only and family fun swims, so there is something for everyone in the weekly timetable. Offers parent and child swimming lessons for ages 6 months to 3 years and lessons for ages 3 and above. Pool is recommended by mums as being warm for the little ones.

Small soft play room for an additional charge.

Bollington Health & Leisure, 5 Heath Rd, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5EX

T: 01625 574774


Brereton Heath Nature Reserve

Over 50 acres of mainly silver birch and oak woodland surrounding a 15 acre lake as well as areas of heathland, a wildflower meadow and wetland areas. A wealth of bird life, particularly in the woodland. Great spotted woodpeckers, nuthatch, treecreepers, kingfisher, heron, great crested grebe, goldfinch are just a few of our regular sightings.

Nice wooded area and open space for children to play safely, ideal for picnics, great place for kids to explore nature


Congleton Leisure Centre

This Everybody swimming pool is 25m with 6 lanes and an additional learner pool perfect for little ones. Swimming activities include lessons for ages 18 months to 3 years and 3 years and above, family fun swims, aquafit and more.

Worrall Street, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1DT

T:01260 387717


Dunham Massey

See the 18th century house transformed to tell the story of three women from Dunham’s past. Relax in the garden and explore its historic features. Snowdrops, daffodils, tulips and bluebells provide an ever changing landscape of colours and scents. A herd of fallow deer wander amongst the ancient trees of the deer park.

Wooden play area, beautiful gardens and lots of space for kids to run around, family area in the restaurant with toys/books to entertain little ones


Energi Trampoline Park Wilmslow

Jump your way right across the park; foam pits; basketball hoops, cardio wall, assault course

Weekday dedicated toddler sessions with juice and toast; family sessions at weekends; dedicated kids zone.

Kids parties hosted.

Epsom Ave, Handforth, Wilmslow SK9 3PW

Tel – 0161 672 6799


Knutsford Leisure Centre

This Everybody swimming pool is 25m with 4 lanes. Swimming activities include lessons for ages 3 and above.

Westfield Drive, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0BL

T:01565 653321


Macclesfield Leisure Centre

This Everybody swimming pool is 25m with 8 lanes and an additional learner pool perfect for little ones. Swimming activities include lessons for ages 3 and above, fun swims, aquafit, aquarhythmic and more.

Small soft play area in the cafe.

Priory Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981


Poynton Leisure Centre

This Everybody swimming pool is 20m with 5 lanes. Swimming activities include lessons for ages 3 and above, fun swims, disability swims and more.

Yew Tree Lane, Poynton SK12 1PU

T: 01625 876442


Queens Park, Crewe

Boating now available during the summer months – weekends, bank holidays and school holidays; Toilets, including disabled and baby changing in lakeside pavilion; Children’s play area; Bug Hotel; Outdoor gym; Ornamental lake; Crown green bowling; Boules; Refurbished lodges; Bandstand; hosts lots of events throughout the year; cafe.

“Lovely park”

“Great for children”

“Very tidy park”

Victoria Avenue Crewe Cheshire CW2 7SE


Riverside Organic Farm (a little further afield in Northwich)

Organic shop and cafe.
Children’s play area and animals to visit and feed.
Manor Ln, Davenham, Northwich , CW97RH
T: 01606 46258

Sandbach Leisure Centre

This Everybody swimming pool is 25m with 4 lanes. Swimming activities include parent and child lessons for ages 6 months to 3 years and lessons for ages 3 and above, fun swims and more.

Middlewich Rd, Sandbach CW11 1FH

T: 01270 375344


Splash Zone at Gullivers World (a little further afield in Warrington)

The water isn’t deep enough to swim in, it’s simply a splashingly good time for the whole family!

There is a designated toddlers water play session – Splash Tots is available Friday (12 – 3pm) throughout term time.

Kids parties hosted.

Gulliver’s World, Warrington, WA5 9YZ

T: 01925 444 888


Tatton Park

Located in 1,000 acres of the most beautiful deer park. Uncover centuries of history at the Medieval Old Hall or visit the Mansion. Wander at leisure through glorious Gardens and take the kids to meet very special rare breed animals at the working Farm.

Play area suitable for toddlers, interactive farm and lots of space for kids to run around

NB – parking charges apply even to NT members


The Heights of Abraham (a little further afield in Matlock)

Hilltop park reached by cable car, with cavern tours, walking trails, fossil exhibitions and cafe.

” a lovely place with lots to do”

“great day out”

Dale Rd, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT

T: 01629 582365


Water World (a little further afield in Stoke-on-Trent)

The UK’s No.1 Tropical Aqua Park. Water World is an epic adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

Kids parties hosted.

Waterworld Leisure, Festival Park, Etruria, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5PU

T: 01782 205747


Wilmslow Leisure Centre

This Everybody swimming pool is 25m with 5 lanes and an additional learner pool perfect for little ones. Swimming activities include lessons for ages 3 and above, fun swims, aquanatal, aquafit and more.

Rectory Fields, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1BU

T: 01625 533789