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  • Nuclear Bunker (Cheshire)

    Nantwich

    Read about the history behind this bunker and take part in classified missions.

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  • Dewa Roman Experience (Cheshire)

    Chester

    Experience the sights, smells and sounds of Roman Chester.

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  • The Manley Mere Adventure Trail (Cheshire)

    Manley Mere

    Manley Mere Adventure Trail meanders through woodland, alongside a stream with obstacles and challenges on the way.

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  • Cheshire Pony Parties (Cheshire)

    Chester

    Learn how to groom, pamper, decorate and ride a gentle pony.

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  • Muddy Good Fun (Cheshire)

    Chester

    Spend a day swinging from the trees on the Ropes Course, testing your skills on the Quad Trek Course, and honing your skills as the next Robin Hood!

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  • Cheshire Craft Workshop (Cheshire)

    Northwich 

    Paint A Pot studio has workshops available for families, children and adults with a range of activities to suit all ages including pottery, pottery painting, candle dipping and badge and keyring making.

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  • Predator Experience (Cumbria)

    Ayside

    Predator Experience provides innovative bird of prey falconry days and reptile experiences within the stunning Lake District National Park in Cumbria.

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  • The Puzzling Place (Cumbria)

    Keswick

    Give your brain a work out trying to solve the puzzles and brain teasers which are set out for your entertainment  and frustration! Also visit the ‘Anti-gravity Room’, ‘Ames Room’, ‘Hologram Gallery’ and ‘Eyelusions Exhibition’.

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  • Tree Top Trek (Cumbria)

    Windermere

    Go and try the 35 exciting treetop challenges!

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  • Rookin House Activity Centre (Cumbria)

    Penrith

    From horse riding to quad biking to the zip wire and the Madtrax All Terrain Vehicles!

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  • Glenridding Sailing Centre (Cumbria)

    Ullswater

    With a wide range of sailing dinghies and traditional boats, canoes and kayaks, this is the perfect place to learn new skills or get to be a real expert sailer.

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  • Climb 365 (Cumbria)

    Kendal

    Fancy half a day rock climbing for the first time with your family? Then this is the place to be!

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  • Adventure Valley (Durham)

    Durham

    Come rain or shine, you’ll discover seven action packed play zones bringing you the very best in family adventure, animal fun and indoor play at Adventure Valley.

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  • Funshack (Durham)

    Seaham

    With one of the largest climbing frames in Europe, as well as four floors of tube tunnels, giant snake slides, net climbs and swings, giant river rapid slide, a spook area and much more, this is a fun place to be!

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  • Ruff N Tumble (Durham)

    Newton Aycliffe

    Have a play on Bungee Trampolines, A Climbing Wall, Ten Pin Bowling, Sports Courts, Drop Slides and Ball Cannons.

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  • Hall Hill Farm (Durham)

    Lanchester

    Bottle feed the lambs, fluffy chicks, inquisitive goats, the magnificent Highland Cattle and the children's favourite, rabbits and guinea pigs to cuddle and stroke.

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  • Top Gun Paintballing (Durham)

    Beamish

    Have a fun packed day paintballing in a realistic setting with family and friends.

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  • WellyBobs (Lancashire)

    Darwen

    Meet, greet and feed all of the farm yard friends, for an educational, hands on experience.

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  • Blackpool Tower Dungeon (Lancashire)

    Blackpool

    10 live shows and 70 minutes of laughter, screaming, theatre, jokes, history, rides, special effects and a maze- why wouldn't you visit?

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  • Demon Tanks (Lancashire)

    Blackpool

    Drive a 13 ton tank around the course or leave the driving to us and have a ride in the 430 tank with your friends and family! The choice is yours but whichever you choose we're sure you'll leave grinning!

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  • Farmer Ted’s Farm Park (Lancashire)

    Ormskirk

    Farmer Ted’s is an interactive children’s activity park, sited on a working farm within the beautiful Lancashire countryside.

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  • Outdoor Elements (Lancashire)

    Simonstone

    Set within a 7-acre woodland there's high rope activities including Leap of Faith, Jacob’s Ladder, Crate Stack, Climbing Trees and a 300 foot zip line. There is also archery, bushcraft and survival skills.

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  • Kielder Observatory (Northumberland)

    Kielder

    With a superb array of telescopes and instrumentation, you can explore the depths of space.

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  • Chain Bridge Honey Farm (Northumberland)

    Berwick-upon-tweed

    Explore the visitor centre where you can learn about the extraordinary life of bees and watch them in the observation exhibition.

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  • Puffin Cruises (Northumberland)

    Amble Harbour

    A boat trip to Coquet Island, a sea bird paradise, situated about a mile from Amble harbour.

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  • Adventure Northumberland (Northumberland)

    Alnwick

    Have a go at coasteering, kayaking, rock climbing or mountain biking!

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  • Alnwick Castle (Northumberland)

    Alnwick

    Dress up as a knight or princess and go on a quest or become an artisan's apprentice and meet the characters of the castle!

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  • Whitehouse Farm Centre (Northumberland)

    Morpeth

    See, handle and feed  a wide variety of animals from  traditional breeds to unusual and exotic species.

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  • Diggerland (Yorkshire)

    Castleford

    An adventure park where children and adults can drive real diggers and much more.

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  • Llama trekking (Yorkshire)

    Nidderdale

    Nidderdale Llamas offers a truly unique and personal experience for all abilities. The llamas are gentle, friendly and great fun.

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  • The Forbidden Corner (Yorkshire)

    Leyburn

    The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises  created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales.

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