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Days Out In North West


The North West is absolutely teeming with fabulous locations, activities and entertainment so all the family can enjoy days out in the North West.

We’ve listed below a small selection of the huge range of fab things you can get up to on days out in the North West. For more ideas of activities for days out in the North West take a look at I Know North West  and Visit Lancashire‘s websites.

Acorns Farm, Kirkby
Attractions include a wide range of farm animals to stroke and feed, horse rides, animal petting pavilion, seasonal garden centre, caf‚ and farm shop.

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, Cheshire
This ‘Castle of the Rock’ is famous for its spectacular views, which take in no less than eight counties on a clear day. From its lookout point at the top of a mighty crag, you can see from the Pennines all the way to the Welsh mountains. There are beautiful woodlands to explore around the castle, with wildlife trails for the children to follow, and even the chance to find the lost treasure of Richard II.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
The Pleasure Beach is Britain’s most popular tourist attraction with over 6.5 million visitors a year, and has something for all the family in it’s 42 acres of funland. There are 45 restaurants and cafes offering a range of eating experiences from the Oriental to traditional fish and chips to pizza and pasta.

Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port
With over 50 animal exhibits from seahorses to clown fish, as well as Europe’s largest collection of sharks, there’s something for all ages at Blue Planet Aquarium.

Carlisle Castle, Cumbria
Standing proudly in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Now its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history and the castle still plays a prominent role in Cumbria as one of its best-loved landmarks. With a new exhibition, a programme of guided tours, a picnic area, a unique gift shop and being so close to Hadrian’s Wall, the castle makes for an exciting day out.

Hadrian’s Wall
Discover Roman life and epic history in stunning locations. Visit the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire and explore indoors and out at our Roman forts, towns and museums and uncover the story of Roman Britain. Explore miles of walking and cycling routes and check out what’s on with lots of great events and activities.

Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot
The Safari Park has around 30 species of mammal roaming 200 hectares of land plus a few birds reptiles and invertebrates. The welfare of animals is of top priority and the extra space available in the safari park enables the animals to live as natural a life as possible in the park.

And when you’re done exploring all that the North West has to offer why not treat yourself to a Great British staycation at the Shireburn Arms?

With the olympics just around the corner this is a bumper year for all that is British and to celebrate we are offering a three night staycation at the Shireburn Arms for the price of two.

All you have to do to enjoy our three night stay for the price of two is dine with us on one of the nights of your stay. You can choose as many courses as you like from either our bar menu or brasserie menu and the offer is available Sunday to Thursday night. Simply give us a call on 01254 826678 to find out more and to book.

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