Distance: 21.42 miles
Escape to the fantabulous world of the Alton Towers Resort where there's so much going on, the fun never stops. Home to Britain's most loved theme park with great kids attractions, white-knuckle roller coaster rides, special events and much, much more, Alton Towers Resort is the perfect destination for the whole family. Experience Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life, to embark on a mission of discovery by joining Captain Black and his crew beneath the wreckage of the galleon in Mutiny Bay, and visit the Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre for the new Ice Age 4D Experience. A theme park of firsts Alton Towers has Europe's first inverted roller coaster, Nemesis, the world's first vertical drop roller coaster, Oblivion and also the world’s first free fall drop coaster, Th13teen. There is an experience to be had by all.
Distance: 23.31 miles
Come and visit the 8,000 animals, in 110 acres of award-winning zoological gardens, with the 1.4 million people who come to visit every year. Explore and get to grips with the many conservation projects the Zoo are involved with, at home and abroad. At each enclosure of the thousands of animals there are unique ways of learning about the animals, by reading, touching and smelling the information panels. Just by walking around the numerous spaces you can all learn so much more about the animals, their natural habitats and what makes them so special and worth conserving. Chester Zoo is truly eye opening and memorable experience for all, including some animals that are long gone but still huge in the learning of the animal world.
Jodrell Bank Science Centre
Distance: 12.99 miles
Visit the Jodrell Bank Science Centre at The University of Manchester, for an educational filled day. Take a look at the Lovell Telescope, explore the planets, plus enjoy their café and gardens, where you can relax and take everything in.
The Wedgwood Story
Distance: 11.93 miles
Learn all about the history of Josiah Wedgwood and the beginning of the infamous pottery from Staffordshire. Get stuck in with the family by trying a bit of pottery yourself, from taking the wet stuff right through to a beautiful piece of pottery. Or if you aren’t feeling creative take a walk through the museum and the wonderful items on offer in their exclusive shop. The museum holds lots of annual events for everyone to get involved with and are perfect for all the family.
Distance: 22.93 miles
Whether entertaining clients, celebrating a special occasion with family or enjoying a day out with your friends, a day at Chester races be an unforgettable experience for all the right reasons! Award winning chefs, mouth watering menus, extensive wines and champagnes, first-class service, chic surroundings and the all important atmosphere for which Chester Racecourse is famed.
Distance: 18.97 miles
Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates and is home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park. If that doesn’t keep you busy enough there are shops, a restaurant, an adventure playground and numerous annual events such as the RHS Flower Show, Summer Picnic Concerts with the Hallé Orchestra, car shows, antiques fairs and much more. 50 acres of beautiful gardens reflect over 250 years of garden design. The gardens are renowned for their remarkable glasshouses, the Japanese Garden, considered the finest in Europe and the extensive Kitchen Gardens. The working rare-breed farm is also a must-see with cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry and donkeys perfect for a really great family day out.
Bridgemere Garden World
Distance: 3.61 miles
Britain's largest and most spectacular garden centre, Bridgemere Nursery & Garden World, lies on the beautiful borders of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire. Founded fifty years ago by John Ravenscroft the centre covers 50 acres, with a nursery growing nearly a million plants a year and six acres of themed, award-winning show gardens. Achievements on show also include the rare and famous old dahlia, 'Bishop of Llandaff'. A real treat for garden enthusiasts, the centre is a must see all year round.
Old Trafford Stadium
Distance: 28.43 miles
The Old Trafford Stadium Tour is a chance to experience the story of Manchester United and their trials, tribulations, successes and domination in English and European football. Also open to the public is the Museum at Old Trafford where you can see 150 years of football history. Only at the Old Trafford Museum & Tour Centre can you see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United greats themselves. Whether you’re a Manchester United fan or not, a visit to the Museum & Tour Centre is guaranteed to be a day to remember. Why not make your trip extra special by booking one of the Unique Tours where you can cruise down to Old Trafford from Manchester city centre on a canal barge before embarking on a tour of the Theatre of Dreams, or take a tour with a Legend from the club such as Andrew Cole.
Distance: 28.4 miles
Visit the Trafford Centre and enjoy over 230 stores, all under one roof, for all your shopping needs. With nearly every high street store you can think of and much more, you will need a day and your walking shoes or you can take a break in one of the 60 restaurants, bars and cafes. To end the day enjoy a film in the cinema, with 20 movie screens, there is bound to be something worth watching.
National Football Museum
Distance: 30.35 miles
Regardless of whether you are a footballer, football fan, or live and breath for the sport, the National Football Museum is a great place to visit for all. The museum has the world's greatest football collection spanning the history of the iconic game and its trials and tribulations, with over 140,000 items. As well as all of this, visitors can walk through the football hall of fame, discovering footballer's history, teams and the icons that made and make footall today. A true enlightening and interactive experience with learning zone and number of events and activities the museum is great for all.