Childrens' attractions - Cheshire and North West England

Childrens' attractions - Cheshire and North West England

Childrens' attractions - Cheshire and North West England

Cheshire & NW England

 The Boat Museum

 The Boat Museum is the world's largest collection of traditional canal boats. Visitors can admire the skills of boat-builders, painters and blacksmiths, see the period cottages and original waterside buildings or take a boat cruise.
 The Boat Museum
South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
0151 355 5017

Pyramid & Parr Hall

Pyramid, Warrington's centre for the arts, is a fantastic new building for the 21st Century. Entrance to the building is FREE, so why not call in and find out what we've got to offer. Warrington’s centre for the arts is quickly gaining the reputation as the jewel in the crown of Palmyra Square’s Cultural Quarter.
Pyramid & Parr Hall
Cultural Quarter
Palmyra Square South
Warrington WA1 1BL
01925 442345

Aintree Racecourse

The Grand National meeting is steeped in history and tradition and combines top quality horseracing with style and fashion throughout the three days. There is no better way to enjoy all of the excitement of the Grand National meeting han from the comfort and luxurious surroundings of one of our many hospitality suites.
Aintree Racecourse
Ormskirk Road
Aintree
Liverpool L9 5AS
0151 522 2929

Mouldsworth Motor Museum

 A unique collection of over 60 vintage, classic and sports cars, motorcycles and early bicycles. Housed in an amazing 1930's Art-Deco building in its own grounds and safe for children.
 Mouldsworth Motor Museum
Smithy Lane
Mouldsworth
Cheshire
01928 731781

Cheshire Waterlife

 Practice the Art of Falconry with Hawks, Owls and Falcons. Also a large Pet Centre specialising in hand-reared parrots.
Cheshire Waterlife
Blakemere Craft Centre
Chester Road
Sandiway
Northwich
01606 889964

Catalyst

  Explore the history and impact of chemicals on our everyday lives. Hands-on, interactive exhibits, all-glass lift and Observatory.
 Catalyst
Mersey Road
Widnes
0151 420 112

Chester Toy and Doll Museum

 A treasure-house of antique playthings, teddies, dolls, rare tin-plate and mechanical toys.
Chester Toy and Doll Museum,
Lower Bridge Street,
Chester
01244 346297

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MERSEYSIDE / Albert Dock / Tate Gallery Liverpool

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Albert Dock
22 Edward Pavilion
Liverpool
L3 4AF
Tel: 0151 708 7334
www.albertdock.com

Albert Dock is situated on Liverpool's famous waterfront adjacent to the Pier Head, a mere stroll from the city centre and all its attractions. Within easy reach of 1.5 million people, it has extensive rail, bus and road links (including a comprehensive motorway network), as well as convenient air and boat connections via Liverpool and Manchester Airports, the Mersey Ferry and Seacat. Redevelopment, costing in excess of £100 million, has transformed it into one of Liverpool's busiest and most cosmopolitan centres and a top heritage attraction.

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Express by Holiday Inn Albert Dock Liverpool

..... at the Express by Holiday Inn Liverpool, developed within the Britannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, a group of 19th Century Grade one listed warehouses, made entirely from cast iron and red brick.

....all rooms feature modem points, direct dial telephones, power showers, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities and fully interactive colour TV.

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The Dolby Hotel

... ... ideally situated overlooking the waters of The Albert Dock.

.... a 15-minute walk or 2-minute drive from the town centre of Liverpool.

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Tate Gallery Liverpool
Albert Dock
Liverpool
Tel: 0151 702 7400 

The gallery houses the National Collection of 20th century Art on 4 floors, with stunning views across the Mersey. Part of the historic Albert Dock, it is housed in a converted warehouse. www.tate.org.uk.

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MERSEYSIDE / The Walker Art Gallery / The Cavern Club

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The Walker Art Gallery
William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EL

The National Gallery of the North. Internationally important collection of art from the 14th to the 20th century. Especially rich in European Old Masters, Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite pictures and modern British works. Outstanding works include masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Gainsborourgh and Hogarth.

Tel: 0151 478 4199

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The Sir Thomas Hotel Liverpool

.. at the Sir Thomas Hotel, located just 5 minutes walk from all of the local amenities, the Beatles Tours, Matthew Street, the museums, cathedrals and the Albert Dock.

...situated in the old Bank of Liverpool building, we offer a delicate blend of Liverpool's history and modern culture.

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The Liner at Liverpool

.. at The Liner, quite simply a hotel like no other. Step inside and you will be transported back to the golden age of ocean travel, when only the highest standards of comfort, quality and service would suffice.

.....from the brass portholes to the welcoming and dedicated crew, The Liner bears all the authentic hallmarks of the world's finest cruise ships.

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The Cavern Club
10 Mathew Street
Liverpool
L2 6RE

The Magical Mystery Tour is a must for anyone who enjoys music - and it’s the perfect introduction to the city of The Beatles.

Tel: 0151 2361965

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CHESHIRE / Port Sunlight Heritage Centre / Lady Lever Art Gallery

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Port Sunlight Heritage Centre
95 Greendale Road
Wirral
Cheshire
CH62 5DX

Port Sunlight Village is the picturesque 19th century garden village built by William Hesketh Lever for his soap factory workers. The Heritage Centre museum explores the fascinating story of the village and its community. The Lady Lever Art Gallery is a treasure house of elegance containing Lord Leverhulme's rich and varied collection, including an impressive collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings.

Tel: 0151 644 6466

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Village Leisure Hotel

....at the Village Leisure Hotel Wirral, an ideal spot from which to discover the Wirral Peninsular.

....where you can enjoy a meal in either Salingers Bar and Grill or The Village Pub or relax with a dip in the pool.

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The Quality Hotel

.. ....located near the village of Little Sutton, just a few minutes drive from junction 5 of the M53.

.....the hotel has good facilities including a leisure club with heated pool.

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Lady Lever Art Gallery
Port Sunlight Village
Wirral
CH62 5EQ
Tel: 0151 478 4136

The Lady Lever Art Gallery holds one of the most beautiful collections of fine and decorative arts in the country. It was founded in 1922 by William Hesketh Lever, the first Lord Leverhulme, in memory of his wife. The gallery displays works collected by Leverhulme throughout his life. British 18th and 19th century painting, 18th century furniture and outstanding collections of Wedgwood and Chinese porcelain are among the treasures on show. Right: William Holman Hunt 'The Scapegoat'.

William Holman Hunt 'The Scapegoat'.

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CHESHIRE / Tatton Park / Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate

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Tatton Park
Knutsford
WA16 6QN
Tel: 01625 534400
www.tattonpark.org.uk

A magnificent Georgian mansion, medieval old Hall, 1930's working farm, 60 acre gardens, 1000 acre deer park and children's playground. Tatton Park is managed and financed by Cheshire County Council on behalf of the National Trust. A National Trust property where charges apply. (Photo: © NTPL / Stephen Robson).

Tatton Park

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Merecourt Hotel

.. ....in this fine Country House Hotel standing in 7 acres of gardens with an ornamental lake.

....only 20 minutes from Manchester Airport with easy access to the major motorway networks.

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Holiday Inn Manchester Airport, Wilmslow

..... in a convenient location just minutes from Manchester Airport, Wilmslow town centre and junction 6 of the M56

....with 126 beautifully decorated bedrooms ideal for all visitors.

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Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate
Styal
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 4LA
Tel: 01625 527468

One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, including cotton mill with working machinery, restored Apprentice House, mill workers' village and country estate. Mill owner's private garden open for the first time. The most powerful working waterwheel in Europe with practical demonstrations in the mill. Discover the effects of the Industrial Revolution on how we lived and worked. Woodland and riverside walks provide a tranquil contrast. A National Trust property where charges apply. (Photo: © NTPL / Dennis Gilbert).

Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate

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GREATER MANCHESTER / The Lowry / Castlefield Urban Heritage Park

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The Lowry
Pier 8
Salford Quays M50 3AZ Telephone: 0870 787 5780

Set in a magnificent waterside location at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays in Greater Manchester, The Lowry is an architectural flagship with a unique and dynamic identity. Rising from the regenerated docklands, it is a welcoming building, designed to reflect the surrounding landscapes and flourishing waterways, in its glass and metallic surfaces. It is a highly original, distinctive and unusual combination of stainless steel and glass. It has 2 theatres, each with its own unique atmosphere, a Promenade and Galleries. The spectacular Lifting Footbridge across the canal links The Lowry to Trafford Wharfside, Manchester United Football Club and the Imperial War Museum North.

The Lowry

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Holiday Inn Manchester West

.. ...within minutes from Salford Quays, Old Trafford and the Trafford Centre.

......a stylish hotel offering exceptional standards of comfort and service with a distinctive personality and ambiance

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Castlefield Hotel

.... within five minutes walk of Granada Studios, G-Mex Centre, Bridgwater Hall and the Museum of Science & Industry.

...with en suite bedrooms, a stylish restaurant and bar and meeting facilities with complimentary Wi-Fi access

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Castlefield Urban Heritage Park
101 Liverpool Road
Castlefield
Manchester
M3 4JN

The Castlefield area has been designated as Britain's first Urban Heritage Park. It contains not only a wealth of Manchester's industrial heritage - railway viaducts, canal systems and museums, but also many tourist attractions including waterside pubs, pleasant walks, boat trips and frequent events in the Outdoor Arena. Most of its once derelict industrial buildings have now been renovated or restored to their former glory, and numerous archaeological digs have revealed the early history of the city.
Tel: 0161 834 4026

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CHESHIRE / Chester Zoo / Chester Racecourse

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Chester Zoo
Caughall Rd
Upton
Chester CH2 1LH
Tel:  01244 380280

The UK's largest zoo where 6,000 animals live in near-natural surroundings, set in 110 acres of award-winning gardens. Many rare and endangered creatures breed freely in large, open enclosures.

Chester Zoo

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Chester Ramada

..... within a mile of Chester city centre, within easy reach of the motorway network and the beautiful welsh countryside, the hotel is in the ideal location for business and leisure guests.

...a regular park and ride bus service to the city centre is located within walking distance of the hotel, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.

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Express by Holiday Inn Chester Racecourse

.. .... beautifully situated in the Racecourse grounds, providing superb views, and offers both comfort and value so you can relax.

...the 97 well-appointed en suite rooms include 5 easy access rooms, specially adapted for disabled guests.

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Chester Racecourse
The Racecourse
Chester CH1 2LY
Tel: 01244 304600

 The extensive “what’s on” list is grown season on season with racing as its core product offering. The Racecourse now also offers: polo, horse show, concerts, fine dining, theatre box office, the circus etc. Disabled policy and facilities. www.chester-races.co.uk.

Chester racecourse

St John's church Chester

Other information The Parish of Chester contains the two most historic churches in Chester, St John's, the original Cathedral of Chester and St Peter's, the Guild Church of the City. St John's lies outside the city walls on a cliff above the north bank of the River Dee and is a Grade I listed building. St Peter's, also a Grade I listed building lies at the Cross on Eastgate Street in the centre of the city. (Tel:01244 403634). Location: In the centre of Chester.

St John the Baptist Chester. Vicar's Lane/Little St John Street, Chester, CH1 1SN.

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CHESHIRE / Chester Roman Amphitheatre / Chester Cathedral

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Chester Roman Amphitheatre
Vicars Lane
Chester
Tel: 01244 402466

The largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain, used for entertainment and military training by the 20th Legion, based at the fortress of 'Deva' (Chester). Excavations by English Heritage and Chester City Council in 2004-5 revealed two successive stone-built amphitheatres with wooden seating. The first included access to the upper tiers of seats via stairs on the rear wall, as at Pompeii, and had a small shrine next to its north entrance. The second provided seat access via vaulted stairways. The two buildings differed both from each other and from all other British amphitheatres, underlining the importance of Roman Chester.

Chester amphitheatre

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Blossoms Hotel

....situated in the heart of the historic city, Chester’s oldest hotel has completed a multi-million pound refurbishment. The stylish city centre hotel features new rooms as well as a modern design palette with a hint of tradition.

...the distinctive façade of Blossoms Hotel conceals a wealth of comforts and delights.

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The Chester Grosvenor and Spa

.. ...situated in the heart of historic Chester, this is the only 5-red-star hotel in the north-west of England. The hotel is owned and named after the family of the Duke of Westminster.

...with 80 individually designed bedrooms, including a number of exquisite suites, all of which combine comfort with elegance.

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Chester Cathedral
12 Abbey Square
Chester CH1 2HU

Chester Cathedral has a rich and fascinating heritage.It is a truly remarkable building, with a history spanning almost two thousand years, and has the finest medieval woodcarving in the country.
It is a living community of prayer and worship, a centre of excellence in Church Music, and plays a key role for the Christian community across Chester and Cheshire.

Tel: 01244 500958

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CHESHIRE / Dunham Massey

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Dunham Massey
Altrincham
Cheshire WA14 4SJ
Telephone: 0161 941 1025

Mansion with important collections and fascinating 'below stairs' area, set in a large country estate and deer park, with a rich and varied garden. Finest collection of Huguenot silver in Britain. Ancient herd of fallow deer in a stunning 101-hectare (250-acre) park. Majestic trees and richly planted borders – one of the North West's great gardens. A National Trust property where charges apply. (Photo: © NTPL / Nick Meers).

Dunham Massey

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Quality Hotel Altrincham

.. at the Quality Hotel Altrincham, positioned at the point where the delightful villages of Bowden and Hale meet the lively town of Altrincham, close to both the M6 and M56.

...the bedrooms are well-equipped and the hotel has a stylish café bar, restaurant and leisure club.

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Best Western Cresta Court Hotel

.....within walking distance of the centre of Altrincham and connected to the Metrolink, a hotel extending comfort, care and friendliness at all times.

with theatres, shops, cafes and bars within walking distance of the hotel, and with both Tatton Park and Dunham Massey nearby.

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CHESHIRE / Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre

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Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre and Arboretum
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 9DL

The Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre welcomes you to the world famous Lovell Radio Telescope and Jodrell Bank Observatory, part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at The University of Manchester. Here you can visit the world-famous Lovell Radio Telescope, walk around our 35 acre Arboretum, find out what's visible in the sky this month, participate in one of our Special Events and take a trip to Mars in our 3D theatre.

Tel: 01477 571339

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Cranage Hall Holmes Chapel

....standing in 20 acres of idyllic landscaped grounds, surrounded by beautiful Cheshire countryside.

...it is 5 minutes from junction 18 of the M6 motorway and just 30 minutes from Manchester International Airport.

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