The Engine House, Pear Mill, Stockport Road West, Bredbury, SK6 2BP
Awesome Walls Stockport, situated in the massive engine house at Pear Mill, opened its doors to the climbing world in December 2007. It is without doubt the largest climbing centre in England and comprises a colossal amount of leading, top-roping and bouldering to keep even the most frequent user happy year round! There are three main areas within AWCC Stockport – The Main Engine House, the ‘Tall Wall’ area and the bouldering area.
Opening Times: Mon-Fri 10am – 10pm; Sat & Sun 10am – 8pm
Tel: 0161 494 9949
Trafford Way, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Manchester, M41 7JA
Ski & Snowboard: Those already equipped with slope skills can enjoy the freedom of the main slope. For beginners, there’s fun taster sessions available (skiing age 6+ and snowboarding 8+). There’s a variety of lessons and courses for available for all levels starting from age 3!
Snowpark & Climbing: There’s Downhill Donuts, the Luge Slip ‘n’ Slide and Sledge ‘O’ Mania, a 12m climbing wall and the Mini Mooseland toddler area.
There’s a viewing bank for spectators, Alpine Street shops (where you can kit yourself out for the slopes) and 6 cafes and restaurants to choose from!
Opening Times: Vary depending on the season
Tel: 0161 749 2222
Cotton Abbotts, Waverton, Chester, CH3 7PH
An outdoor adventure playground in Cheshire includingrides, a trail and challenges. The trail is a mile long and involves scrambling through trees, climbing over crooked bridges and swinging over the fast-flowing Crocky stream.
Cost: Young Person Pass (Full Access) £13.00 / Adult Trail Pass (Restricted Access) £9.00 / Adult Trail Plus Pass: (Full Access) £14.00 / Concession Pass (pregnant women, seniors, disabled visitors and carers accompanying disabled, not full access) £7.00 / All Under 5’s FREE. Annual passes also available.
Opening Times: 10-5pm 7 days a week
Tel: 01244 336084
Energi Trampoline Park, Epsom Avenue, Handforth, Wilmslow, SK9 3PW
A warehouse filled wall to wall with over 100 connected trampolines, interactive games, foams pits, slam dunks, a huge airbag, parkour, kids zone, dodgeball and a cafe to refuel. There’s even a toddler area for 2-4 year-olds.
Tel: 0161 672 6799
Buxton Country Park, Pooles Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9DH
Head into the forest for a high-wire Tree Top Adventure and Tree Top Junior, a Zip Trekking Adventure, or one of the Forest Segway Experiences.
Tel: 0333 920 1223. Advance booking highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Warrington, WA5 9YZ
Indoor water attraction for kids aged 2-10 years.
Tel: 01925 444 888
Walker Lane, Hyde SK14 5PL
Hyde Leisure Pool has something for all! Attractions include the Red Ripster Slide, Water Cannons which shower into the pool below, River Rapids, Wave Machine and Water Rapids and Geysers! There’s Bubble Beds which provide a great space for seated relaxation whilst watching the fun of the main pool. Then there’s the Thermal Suite to relax and unwind with a steam room, sauna and hot beds! There’s a poolside café serving hot and cold food and Costa hot drinks.
Opening Times: Check ahead for opening times and details of sessions such as Swim, Slide and Wave and visits from Wally Walrus!
Tel: 0161 368 4057
Unit 2, Pepper road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 5BW
Jump Heaven has wall to wall trampolines, all inter-connected to form a huge indoor trampoline and Activity park split into two massive spaces. There’s 4 courses of Ninja Warrior, a Total Wipe-out challenge and a Parkour course. The other space is jam packed with trampolines, jump basketball nets, a foam pit, a climbing wall, battle beam, dodge ball and diving boards in to huge air bags!
There’s also a café serving a variety of meals, snacks and drinks.
Opening Times: Sunday to Thursday – 10am – 8pm (last entry 7pm) / Friday and Saturday – 10am – 9pm (last entry 8pm)
Tel: 0161 202 0001
Lucozade Powerleague, Trafford Way, Manchester, M17 8DD
Tel: For bookings and enquiries call 0203 846 1386
Goyt Mill, Upper Hibbert Lane, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 7HX
Opening Times: Mon-Thurs 10am – 10pm; Fri 10am – 9pm; Sat & Sun 10am – 6pm
Tel: 0161 426 0226
Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 5PG
Previously known as Quasar Laser, Sector 7 is the ultimate laser experience, with amazing effects, strobes, UV lighting and fog. Each mission of Sector 7 laser is 30 minutes long, with 10 minutes for briefing and 20 minutes of laser combat. A crew member will be in the arena during all games to make sure your mission goes without a hitch.
Cost: Adults from £6.00 per game, Juniors from £5.75 per game, Concessions from £4.00 per game.
Tel: Call 0871 717 1144 to book. (Please note calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.)
Oakfield Road, Station Site, Altrincham, WA15 8EW
Silver Blades Ice Rink Altrincham opened its doors in March 2007. A full size ice pad in a brand new building, it’s the first in the UK to have a full wooden structure catered for skaters of all ages. The rink is home for all ice disciplines including general public skating, figure skating, ice dancing, speed skating and ice hockey.
There’s a variety of classes available including parents and toddler, hockey basics and a learn to skate 6 week course. Skates can be hired at the rink.
Opening Times: Open 7 days a week including bank holidays – check ahead for times.
Tel: 08700 852929
inside Active Medlock, Gardenfold Way, Droylsden, M43 7XU
Tel: 0161 413 8299
Unit 2 Boodle Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 8NF
Family roller skating sessions and café.
Cost: Entry is £4 plus £2 skate hire. Skaters with own suitable skates £4. Spectators free.
Tel: 07854 108636
Unit 4 Brent Road, Green Lane Trading Estate, Stockport, SK4 2LD
Tel: 0161 477 5666