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Can anyone recommend great days out in the North West of England?

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suebfg Thu 04-Apr-13 19:38:20

Suitable for a 6 year old boy and to go to tomorrow. I'm running out of ideas of how to entertain him.


rockinhippy Thu 04-Apr-13 19:51:55

Can up you get to Southport?? If so that could be a good day out, lots to do & not all expensive -

they have Splash World, a big indoor swimming & splash pool complex with slides & lots more

The Pier has an old fashioned amusement arcade museum on the end of it, laughing Policemen etc etc, you can take a tram down the length of the pier

If its warm enough, picking razor shells & bird watching on the beach, followed by a donkey ride

They also have another big fairground that I forget the name of, but lots of suitable rides for a 6 yr old & you can pay a flat price for a book of tickets & worth looking out for vouchers in the local news.

Lots of good reasonably priced restaurants, old fashion sweet shops & shone great fish & chips & some excellent ice cream too

My DPs live there & I've had many a good day out with DD, especially when she was younger, Splash World is still her favourite swimming complex & she's been to a lot over the years


TheLightPassenger Thu 04-Apr-13 20:57:42

Gullivers world theme park, MOSI in Manchester, Chester Zoo, Martin Mere, Liverpool has mersey ferry and lots of free museums, blackpool

Fisharefriendsnotfood Thu 04-Apr-13 20:59:48

Bowland wild boar park inlancashire is fab but cafe sooooo slow, bring packed lunch and you will have a fab day smile

ceebeegeebies Thu 04-Apr-13 21:02:19

Depends on how far you want to travel?

Brockholes (just off M6 near Preston) - it is a nature reserve so loads of walks, they have a visitors centre which usually has activities for children, a cafe with amazing cakes, a couple of playgrounds. It is free - you just need to pay for parking.

mercibucket Thu 04-Apr-13 21:05:16

imperial war museum , lowry and salford quays, plus cbbc tour if you can book places

ceebeegeebies Thu 04-Apr-13 21:07:47

Blackpool is always good for time-killing smile If you have got loads of 2ps and 5ps hanging around, the arcades are great for entertainment.

Lytham has a really good park with a lovely cafe.

Sailormercury Thu 04-Apr-13 21:08:14

The steam trains in Bury.

Oodsigma Thu 04-Apr-13 21:23:28

Cbbc tour is great, I did it with dd2 last year!

Where abouts are you?

serin Thu 04-Apr-13 22:22:04

Knowsley safari park.

Tree climbing (Go Ape) at Delamere forest.

Riding lesson?

sunnyday123 Fri 05-Apr-13 09:03:37

Farmer teds?

InMySpareTime Fri 05-Apr-13 09:11:27

Dunham Massey, Tatton Park, Sale Water Park, Trans Pennine Trail, Martin Mere (rspb), MOSI, East Lancs Railway.

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