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Stockport Museum

Stockport Museum, 30/31 Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1ES Time-travel from Palaeolithic to present day Stockport to experience the town’s entire history under one roof. Explore the fantastic finds from Mellor Iron Age hilltop settlement, life in medieval times, the thriving textile industry of the Victorian era as well as the impact of World War I. The…

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Bramall Hall

Bramhall Park, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 3NX Bramall Hall is one of England’s most striking black and white timber-framed buildings. Set in 70 acres of parkland, this magnificent house has witnessed 7 centuries of colourful history from Medieval beginnings to the present day. The hall has recently re-opened following £2 million restoration project and has undergone…

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Quarry Bank Mill

Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA One of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived. Tel: 01625 527 468

Sea Life Manchester

Barton Square, intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AS Cost: On the day prices are Adults and Children over 3 £16.95pp. Children under 3 go free. Savings can be made by booking in advance and a variety of packages are available. Opening Times: 10am – 6:30pm (excluding Christmas Day). Last admission is 5:30pm every day. (Shop…

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Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm & Tea Rooms

Holmes Chapel Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9ER Bring the kids for ice cream and to see the baby cows. The posh ice cream is made on the farm using the farm’s own cows milk. There’s at least 16 different flavours for you to try plus fat free, dairy free and gluten free options. As well…

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Dunham Massey

Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ 18th century house and gardens with historic features such as the Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House and the remains of an Elizabethan Mount. There’s a deer park and a fully restored 400 year old working sawmill powered by a water wheel. The historic stable buildings reveal the comings and goings…

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Daytona Karting Trafford Park

Unit 4, Circle South, Wharfside Way, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1NF Opened in 2000, Daytona Manchester is a unique indoor racing centre. The result of a £2Million investment, the venue offers  year-round racing on the challenging tarmac GP circuit together with the very best in hospitality and conferencing. Over 25,000 drivers race at Daytona Manchester…

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Elizabeth Gaskell House

84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW Former home of the famous author Elizabeth Gaskell and her family. Her novels include Mary Barton, Cranford, North and South, Ruth and Wives and Daughters and are enjoyed on television, stage and radio. This beautifully restored home has spectacular period rooms, villa garden and a tea room for visitors…

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LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

intu Trafford Centre, Barton Square, The Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AS A world of colour, creativity and fun for children aged 3-10. There’s a wealth of attractions, two rides, 4D cinema and more. There’s also a café and shop. A typical visit takes 2-3 hours. Book tickets in advance to guarantee entry and reserve a…

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Museum of Science and Industry

Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP Cost: Entry to the museum is FREE but charges apply for certain activities. Opening Times: Open 10am to 5pm every day except 24 to 26 December and 1 January. The café is open from 8am every Monday to Friday. Tel: 0161 832 2244

The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

Newton Lane, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9NE The Ice Cream Parlour houses over 50 delicious and award-winning flavours of ice-cream and sorbets. Attractions include: HoneyComb Canyon, an indoor water and sand play area; Strawberry Falls adventure golf; Fudge Farm, home to furry, feathery and four legged friends; Daisy’s Garden over-flowing with hidden delights to climb,…

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Brookside Minature Railway

Brookside Garden Centre, London Road North, Poynton, SK12 1BY Brookside has 8 locomotives, four of these are steam engines (Jean, Jane, Jeremy, Amy Louise and Billy May) all are Exmoor Builds. Three are diesel (Mighty Max, Miss Katie and Sir Richard ). All of the Diesels are American outlined. The famous railway circuit now extends…

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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL Explore the wonders of the universe and learn more about the workings of the giant Lovell Telescope. Cost: Peak and off peak rates at different times of the year – check ahead. Opening Times: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is open from 10am to 5pm each day, last admission is 4pm. Tel:…

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The Runway Visitor Park

Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ A great day out for all ages.  Raised Viewing Mounds give a clear 180-degree view over the airfield. There are approximately 600 aircraft movements each day so there’s always something to see. There’s a children’s play area, an aviation Shop selling a range of aviation-related products suitable for children through to the…

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Staircase House

30/31 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES Staircase House is a beautifully restored 15th century townhouse situated in Stockport’s historic Market Place. The house is famous for its rare Jacobean cage-newel staircase. A state-of-the-art audio guide recounts the full history of the house and is available in English, French, German, Cantonese and Urdu. The museum allows…

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Hat Works Museum

Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU The museum offers two floors of interactive exhibits taking you on a journey through the history of Stockport’s once thriving hatting industry. It is home to a recreated hat factory with some 20 fully restored working Victorian-style machines and a fantastic collection of over 400 hats from around the…

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Chadkirk Castle and Country Estate

Vale Road, Romiley, Stockport SK6 3LD This peaceful setting is perfect for a stroll, picnic or simply to admire the chapel and its surroundings. Enjoy a walk through the surrounding picturesque woodland and along the Peak Forest Canal before stopping for refreshments inside the beautiful chapel. The new information trail around the estate will give…

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Dragon Minature Railway

Marple Garden Centre, Dooley Lane, Marple, SK6 7HE A small volunteer-based organisation running our 7.25″ gauge miniature railway in the grounds of Marple Garden Centre. The railway includes steep gradients, sharp curves, a tunnel and a bridge. Kids and adults enjoy riding on the miniature trains time and time again. There’s an outdoor picnic and…

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Air Raid Shelters

Stockport Air Raid Shelters, 61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940’s. Visitors have the opportunity of learning about the experiences of local people during the war from the displays in the tunnels…

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