Free stuff to do in the North West this summer

Crabbing in Conway

For those of you struggling with what to do with the kids in the holidays here is a list of free days out!

Chocolate ice cream & crabbing in Conway with the luxury of a car was a £5 day out! A positive of our current situation is that we can experience good stuff near by.

That said we know it takes more than a car and cash though. For some parents, confidence and resilience impacts our ability to get out there and enjoy our region. Our community organising team have launched mother’s meeting which is about listening to mums to understand the challenges people face and how we can all, as a community, can support our neighbours. For more information please contact

It might be worth checking before you set out if there are booking, number restrictions or additional fees. Please feel free to add to the list ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

Alderley Edge Wizards Walk
Astley Park and Hall Chorley PR7 1XA
Avenham and Miller Park PR1 8JP
Barrowford Park Barrowford BB9 6EW
Beacon Country Park Upholland WN8 7RU
Beacon Fell Country Park Longridge PR3 2NL
Billy Bob’s Parlour Bolton Abbey BD23 6EU
Billy Bob’s Parlour Preston PR3 5AD
Bob’s Brew Weir BL6 7RR
Bold Venture Park Darwen BB3 2SN
Bolton Abbey
Bolton Steam Museum Bolton BL1 4HW
Bridestones Moor OL14 8SA
Brimham Rocks Harrogate HG3 4DW
Brock Bottoms Preston PR3 0PP
Brockhole Windermere LA23 1LJ
Brockholes nature reserve Preston PR5 0AG
Brungerley Park, Waddington Rd, Clitheroe BB7 2JE
Buckden Wood Bury BL8 4PG
Bullough Park BB5 0LW
Cadshaw Castle Rocks BB3 2TX
Calf Hey Reservoir
St. Catherine’s Park PR5 5XF
Clitheroe Castle and Park Clitheroe BB7 1BA
Clowbridge Reservoir Burnley BB11 5PF
Coppice Peel Park Accrington
Coronation Rock Blackpool FY1 4RY
Corporation Park Blackburn BB2 6DE
Cuerden Valley Park PR5 6BY
Cutwood Park Rishton BB1 4ET
Darwen Tower Darwen BB3 1JX
Edisford Bridge Clitheroe BB7 3LJ
Entwistle Reservoir Turton
Fairhaven lake Lytham FY8 1BD
Fairy Caves Oswaldtwistle
Fairy Glen woods Parbold WN8 7DN
Fishmoor Reservoir Guide
Football Museum Manchester M4 3BG
Formby Squirrel park Liverpool L37 1LJ
Forest of Bowland BB7 3AY
Gisburn Forest Gruffalo trail BB7 4TS
Haigh Hall Park Wigan WN2 1PE
Hameldon Hill BB11 5QP
Happy Mount Park Morecambe LA4 5AQ
Hardcastle Crags HX7 7AW
Hatch Brook Waterfall PR6 8QU
Haworth Park and Art Gallery BB5 2JS
Heald Wood BB12 0EB
Healey Dell Nature Reserve OL12 6BQ
Heaton Park Manchester M25 2SW
Hesketh Park Southport PR9 9JN
Hollingworth Lake Rochdale OL15 OAQ
Houghton Bottoms
Hurst Grange Park PR1 9XH
Ice cream Factory Cheshire CH3 9NE
Jackhouse Nature Reserve BB5 3RR
Jack keys Reservoir Darwen
Johnson’s Reservoir BB3 3NN
Jumbles Country Park BL2 4JS
Kee and Lock Woods / Hapton Castle Valley BB11 5QU
Knowl Hill OL12 7TL
Liverpool Castle Rivington BL6 7RU
Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve PR54 5YY
Lowerfold Park Great Harwood BB6 7NS
Lytham St Anne’s FY8 1LY
Malham Cove Skipton, BD23 4DG
Marsden Park Nelson BB9 8BW
Merseyside Maritime Museum Liverpool L3 4AQ
Mesnes Park Wigan WN1 1TU
Moor Park Preston PR1 6AS
Moses Gate Country park Bolton BL4 3DN
Moss Bank Park Bolton
Mother Shipton’s Knaresborough, HG5 8DD
Museum of Science and Industry Manchester M3 4FP
Oakhill Park Accrington BB5 2BN
Old Holly Farm Garstang PR3 1AA
Oswaldtwistle Mills BB5 3DE
Park View Park Lytham FY8 4JE
Pendle Sculpture Trail Barley BB12 9LD
Pilot Herbert Noga crash site Darwen Moors BB3 2TZ
Queen’s Park Bolton BL1 4BY
Queens Park Blackburn BB1 1QF
Queens Park Burnley BB10 3LB
Rhyddings Park Oswaldtwistle BB5 3AR
Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail Clitheroe BB7 4QD
Ribchester Park Ribchester PR3 3ZH
Ribchester Roman Bath House Ribchester PR3 3ZJ
Rivington Pike Rivington BL6 7RZ
Roddlesworth reservoir walk and Tockholes woods BB3 0AP
Sand dunes Blackpool
Scott Park Burnley BB11 4JR
Singing Ringing Tree BB11 3QZ
Skipton Castle
Spring Wood Whalley BB7 9TD
Stanley Park Blackpool FY3 9HU
Sunnyhurst woods Darwen BB3 0LA
Tentering Tower BL0 0NS
The Airport pub Manchester M22 5WH
The Atom – Panopticon Colne BB8 7EQ
Thompson Park Burnley BB11 3QW
Top Withens HX7 7AX
Townley Park Burnley BB11 3RQ
Turton and Entwistle Reservoir BL2 4JP
Victoria Park Vickys Witch Trail Nelson BB9 7AF
Walker Fold Woods BL1 7PT
Wayoh Reservoir Turton
Whalley Viaduct BB7 9TW
Wheelton Plantation PR6 8QU
Whitehall Park Darwen BB3 2LH
Whitaker Park Rawtenstall BB4 6RE
Wild boar Park Chipping PR3 2QT
Windmill and Lowther Gardens Lytham FY8 5QQ
Withy Park Bamber Bridge PR5 6YJ
Witton Park Blackburn BB2 2TP
Woodnook Vale Nature Reserve BB5 0PJ
Worden Park Leyland PR25 1DJ
Wycollar Hall Colne BB8 8SY
Yarrow Valley Park Chorley PR7 3QL

Thank you to Friends of Meadowside Warrington for collating this list.

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