Fun for Kids

ALTON TOWERS

Play areas for small children to white knuckle rides. Over 40 different rides.

0871 222 3330 (13p/minute)

BBC Media City

Hands on tour of the BBC at MediaCityUK and walk in the footsteps of some of your favourite celebrities! A CBBC Interactive tour for 6-11 year olds is also available.

0370 901 1227

BLAZE FARM

Also known as the Ice Cream Farm. The Hill Billy Ice Cream is made on the farm. Nature trails in the Buxton hills.

01260 227229

BROOKSIDE MINIATURE RAILWAY

A miniature railway within a garden centre.

01625 872919

Cheshire Falconry

Hands on experience with magnificent birds of prey in a range of truly incredible flying experiences

01606 882223

CHESTER ZOO

Over 21,000 animals always plenty to see and lots of fun activities for children. An over head railway makes it easy to get a good view outdoors.

01244 380280

CHILL FACTORe

Indoor ski slope for the whole family, just for fun taster sessions or book a lesson.

0161 749 2222

Churnet Valley Railway

Standard gauge heritage railway that operates along a part of the Churnet Valley Line. Regular services travel between the two main stations at Cheddleton and Kingsley and Froghall

01538 750755

Criche Tramway Village

Ride the trams and see restoration work in progress.

01773 854 321

Drayton Manor

Thrilling rides, Zoo and Europe’s only Thomas Land! Fun for all the family.

0844 472 1950 (7p/minute)

FOOTBALL MUSEUM

The national football museum is based in Manchester.

0161 605 8200

GO APE DELAMERE

A great sense of freedom and adventure. Zip wire rides, tree top rope bridges and stepping stones. There are forest trails to use heavy duty all terrain Segway for great fun on two wheels.

01603 895500

GO KARTING

Go karting fun around a large outdoor track set in the Buxton hills. Min age applies.

0800 078 9506

HEIGHTS OF ABRAHAM

Adventure play park. The cable car climbs up the Derwent valley giving spectacular views. There are two caverns to explore.

01629 582 365

JODRELL BANK DISCOVERY CENTRE

The discovery centre teaches how the Lovell telescope works. Explore the Planet Pavilion with a large scale working model of the planets of our galaxy. Explore the wonders of the Universe and find out about ‘Big Telescopes’ via a range of hands-on activities.

01477 571766

Monkey Forest

Walk with the monkeys as they wander the forest. Feeding times provide great entertainment for all ages.

01782 659845

PONY TREKKING

Explore the Peak District on horse back. Rides approximately 2 hours long.

01298 22543

Reaseheath’s Mini Zoo

An opportunity to get close up to many zoo animals. Open most weekends and Summer holidays. It is part of Reaseheath College.

01270 613222

RUDYARD LAKE AND RAILWAY

A narrow gauge railway runs most of the length of the lake along the original national rail track. Walking, fishing, boat trips, boat hire. The lake is the place where Rudyard Kipling’s parents first met.

01538 306280

SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY MUSEUM

Great hands on museum for children. Many themed exhibitions and displays.

0161 832 2244

SPEEDWELL CAVERN

105 steps down is an underground cave system and a huge subterranean lake where you can enjoy an incredible journey by boat. There is also Pooles Cavern and the Blue John Mines in the same area.

01433 623018

TATTON PARK

Acres of Parkland and Gardens to explore, an impressive 18th century Mansion, historic working Farm and adventure playground. There is a diary of major events throughout the Summer months.

01625 374400

THE POTTERS BARN

Pottery classes for families. Create in clay, paint pottery and throw a clay piece on the potters wheel.

01270 884080

TITTESWORTH RESERVOIR

Severn Trent reservoir providing footpaths, bird watching and a café. See https://www.tittesworthwater.co.uk for Water Sports.

01538 300188

WORLD OF WEDGEWOOD

Get creative with pottery painting and ceramic design in the Decorating Studio and learn how to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel.

01782 282986

THE POTTERS BARN

Pottery classes for families. Create in clay, paint pottery and throw a clay piece on the potters wheel.

01270 884080

WORLD OF WEDGEWOOD

Get creative with pottery painting and ceramic design in the Decorating Studio and learn how to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel.

01782 282986

BBC Media City

Hands on tour of the BBC at MediaCityUK and walk in the footsteps of some of your favourite celebrities! A CBBC Interactive tour for 6-11 year olds is also available.

0370 901 1227

Churnet Valley Railway

Standard gauge heritage railway that operates along a part of the Churnet Valley Line. Regular services travel between the two main stations at Cheddleton and Kingsley and Froghall

01538 750755

Criche Tramway Village

Ride the trams and see restoration work in progress.

01773 854 321

FOOTBALL MUSEUM

The national football museum is based in Manchester.

0161 605 8200

JODRELL BANK DISCOVERY CENTRE

The discovery centre teaches how the Lovell telescope works. Explore the Planet Pavilion with a large scale working model of the planets of our galaxy. Explore the wonders of the Universe and find out about ‘Big Telescopes’ via a range of hands-on activities.

01477 571766

SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY MUSEUM

Great hands on museum for children. Many themed exhibitions and displays.

0161 832 2244

BLAZE FARM

Also known as the Ice Cream Farm. The Hill Billy Ice Cream is made on the farm. Nature trails in the Buxton hills.

01260 227229

Cheshire Falconry

Hands on experience with magnificent birds of prey in a range of truly incredible flying experiences

01606 882223

CHESTER ZOO

Over 21,000 animals always plenty to see and lots of fun activities for children. An over head railway makes it easy to get a good view outdoors.

01244 380280

Monkey Forest

Walk with the monkeys as they wander the forest. Feeding times provide great entertainment for all ages.

01782 659845

PONY TREKKING

Explore the Peak District on horse back. Rides approximately 2 hours long.

01298 22543

Reaseheath’s Mini Zoo

An opportunity to get close up to many zoo animals. Open most weekends and Summer holidays. It is part of Reaseheath College.

01270 613222

BLAZE FARM

Also known as the Ice Cream Farm. The Hill Billy Ice Cream is made on the farm. Nature trails in the Buxton hills.

01260 227229

BROOKSIDE MINIATURE RAILWAY

A miniature railway within a garden centre.

01625 872919

GO APE DELAMERE

A great sense of freedom and adventure. Zip wire rides, tree top rope bridges and stepping stones. There are forest trails to use heavy duty all terrain Segway for great fun on two wheels.

01603 895500

HEIGHTS OF ABRAHAM

Adventure play park. The cable car climbs up the Derwent valley giving spectacular views. There are two caverns to explore.

01629 582 365

RUDYARD LAKE AND RAILWAY

A narrow gauge railway runs most of the length of the lake along the original national rail track. Walking, fishing, boat trips, boat hire. The lake is the place where Rudyard Kipling’s parents first met.

01538 306280

SPEEDWELL CAVERN

105 steps down is an underground cave system and a huge subterranean lake where you can enjoy an incredible journey by boat. There is also Pooles Cavern and the Blue John Mines in the same area.

01433 623018

TATTON PARK

Acres of Parkland and Gardens to explore, an impressive 18th century Mansion, historic working Farm and adventure playground. There is a diary of major events throughout the Summer months.

01625 374400

TITTESWORTH RESERVOIR

Severn Trent reservoir providing footpaths, bird watching and a café. See https://www.tittesworthwater.co.uk for Water Sports.

01538 300188

CHILL FACTORe

Indoor ski slope for the whole family, just for fun taster sessions or book a lesson.

0161 749 2222

GO KARTING

Go karting fun around a large outdoor track set in the Buxton hills. Min age applies.

0800 078 9506

TITTESWORTH RESERVOIR

Severn Trent reservoir providing footpaths, bird watching and a café. See https://www.tittesworthwater.co.uk for Water Sports.

01538 300188

ALTON TOWERS

Play areas for small children to white knuckle rides. Over 40 different rides.

0871 222 3330 (13p/minute)

Drayton Manor

Thrilling rides, Zoo and Europe’s only Thomas Land! Fun for all the family.

0844 472 1950 (7p/minute)

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