Nature Walks

Edale beautiful scenic walks, with some steep climbs.
(Train 45 mins)

Castleton, Derbyshire magnificent mountainous region steeped by ‘Mam Tor’-a high mountain surrounded by steep hills and moors. (Train 50 mins to Hope Station)

Rivington beautiful walks and nature trails, including a barn. (Train 35 mins)

Ashworth Valley scenic area with reservoir and nature trails. (Bus 40 mins)

Glossop small village surrounded by footpaths.
(Train 30 mins)

Parks

Broughton Park lovely green area with a pond and playground... ‘on your doorstep!’

Heaton Park huge family parkland, including 2 playgrounds, a farm, a boating lake and amusement rides at peek seasons. (20 min walk)

Wythenshawe Park farm, horseback riding, playground and minigolf. (Bus 35 min)

Sale Water park and Watersports Centre - 0161 962 0118
canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking, set alongside a nature reserve with a network of footpaths combining the water parks. (Tram 35 mins)

Croxteth Hall and Country Park - 0151 233 6910
popular park due to its varied attractions, including a hall depicting life in the 18th&19th centuries, a farm and various flower and fruit gardens. (Train and bus)

Tatton Park - 01625 534 435
beautiful big park with Georgian mansion, working farm, maze, wonderful gardens, walks and biking.
(Train 40 min)

Farms and Zoos

Chester Zoo - 01244 380 280
A famous zoo with over 7000 animals.
(Train 1 hr)

Animal World - 01204 344 050
Come and see each animal in its own habitat!
Bus

Knowsley Safari Park - 0151 430 9009
Drive through safari with an amusement park.

Pick Your Own (Eddisbury) - 0845 094 102
Open in the summer from May 16th

Museums

Eureka - 01422 330 069
A hands-on museum children’s museum (age 3-12)
Train (1 hr)

Museum of Science and Industry - 0161 832 2244
Museum includes excellent hands-on for kids, and a small soft play for toddlers. Bus (25 mins)

Beach

Southport pier and miniature railway.
Train (1hr 10 mins)

Swimming & Sports Activities

Abraham Moss Centre - 0161 720 7622
Swimming (Car 5 mins). Men Daily 8:15-8:50 am
call Mr. H. Silverstone - 0161 740 9602
Ladies Wednesdays am & pm

Jewish Community Centre Swimming & Gym - 0161 795 4000 Swimming, gym and a great timetable of various classes. Corner of Bury Old Road & Park Road (Car 5 mins)

Hayfield Cycle Hire Centre - 01633 746 222
Hayfield. (Train 8 mins)

Karting - 0870 162 4847
Trafford Park Car 30 mins or Tram 45 mins)

Daytona Motor Sport - 0845 644 5505
Warrington. UK’s Premier Indoor Karting Venue
(Car 45mins)

Chill Factor - 0161 749 2222
Breathtaking indoor skiing and snow play
(Car 10 mins or Bus 20 mins)

Ten Pin Bowling - 0871 873 3150
Pilsworth Bury (Car 10 min or Bus 20 min)

Shopping

Trafford Centre (Bus 45 min) - 0161 749 1718

Arndale Centre (town) (Bus 15 min) - 0870 609 8149

The Lowry Outlet - 0161 848 1850
50% off famous brands including ‘Marks and Spencer’ and ‘Suits You’. (Tram 40 mins)

Manchester Fort Shopping Parade - 0161 832 8838

Outdoor Retail Park and Shopping Centre - shops include Next, George and Clarks. (Bus 10 mins)