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  • Nuclear Bunker (Cheshire)


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

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  • Dewa Roman Experience (Cheshire)


    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)


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

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  • Muddy Good Fun (Cheshire)


    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)


    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)


    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)


    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)


    Go and try the 35 exciting treetop challenges!

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  • Rookin House Activity Centre (Cumbria)


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

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  • Glenridding Sailing Centre (Cumbria)


    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)


    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)


    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)


    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)


    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)


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

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  • WellyBobs (Lancashire)


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

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  • Blackpool Tower Dungeon (Lancashire)


    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)


    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)


    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)


    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)


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

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  • Chain Bridge Honey Farm (Northumberland)


    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)


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

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  • Alnwick Castle (Northumberland)


    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)


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

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  • Diggerland (Yorkshire)


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

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  • Llama trekking (Yorkshire)


    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)


    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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