We have a wide range of activities and stuff to do for party groups, families and company teams in the North West of England.
This area covers everything from Liverpool to the Scottish border, including Lancashire and the Lake District. Our activities range from the wild and wacky to the relaxing. We have things to do for groups of any size and any age.
We have divided the region into counties and towns. The activities are listed within the radius of each town. You can find out what each activity involves, who it is suitable for and what it costs.
Things to do and see in the North West of England
The North West of England is made up of 10 districts including Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Liverpool and the Lake District. It is the third most populated area of the UK and the north west of England also attracts legions of tourists every year.
Traveling to North West England
Perhaps one of the best things about the North West of England is its easy accessibility. Whether a person is travelling by car, train or plane, there are numerous train stations in the region including Lancaster, Moss Side and Dellamere. Major airports include Manchester and Blackpool International Airports, the City Airport Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Places to visit in the North West of England
This section looks at some of the key areas of the North West of England. The North West of England offers a wealth of tourist attractions; the culture of cities such as Manchester and Liverpool means that there is something for everyone. See Visit North West
Manchester is a must for sports fans with the Trafford Stadium being a key attraction. The Trafford Centre is a great option for those that love adrenaline fuelled activates such as climbing, and then there is Paradise Island adventure golf for those that like their activities a little more serene.
The city of Manchester is also known for its nightlife so there are plenty of pubs, clubs and restaurants to choose from. Manchester is also home to the cathedral and other historical attractions such as the football museum. Moreover, there are plenty of activities for the kids, including the Funtastic Play Centre and LEGOLAND.
Cumbria has plenty to offer nature lovers and people that appreciate the great outdoors. For people that enjoy history, there are numerous castles such as Wray and Dalton. Animal lovers will enjoy the Walby Farm Park and the Lake District Farm Park. Cumbria is also home to the Lake District, with plenty of nature and National Parks to explore.
From activity centres to more leisurely arts and crafts, there is plenty to do and see in Lancashire. Go Ape is one of the key activity centres to visit and craft lovers will like The Crafty Potter. There are several castles in Lancashire, so these are a must for people that are fascinated by history and there are several nature and wildlife attractions.
Best times to Visit
The best time to travel to the North West of England will depend on what the tourist is looking for. The summer months are usually busy, so if a visitor is looking for a quieter time, then they’ll want to stay during the autumn and winter months. Another factor is the weather. It is extremely variable, so people will need to consider this in case poor weather could affect the activities that they want to do.