THINGS TO DO
Alton Towers Theme Park
Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB
One of the UK’s top theme parks and short-break resorts, offering themed
hotels, a water park, spa and extraordinary golf.
Biddulph Grange Gardens
Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7SD
One of Britain’s most unusual gardens, Biddulph Grange Gardens were
designed in the mid-19th century by James Bateman to display specimens
from his extensive and wide-ranging plant collection. Visitors are taken on a
sensory journey of discovery through tunnels and pathways to individual
gardens inspired by countries around the world.
Chatsworth House & Estate
Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP
The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House is set in
the magnificent landscape of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park and is
one of Britain’s best-loved historic houses and estates. Offering something for
everyone to enjoy, from famous works of art, young animals and the
spectacular fountains in the garden to the finest shopping, food and drink, and
many miles of free walks.
Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST12 9ES
For a unique experience, visit the stunning new Wedgwood Museum. This is
the home of one of the most interesting ceramic collections in the world with
galleries that tell the story of Josiah Wedgwood, his family and the company
he founded two and a half centuries ago. You can also visit the hands-on
Wedgwood Visitor Centre, watch craftspeople at work in the demonstration
area or go on the factory tour.
Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre
Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics is home to the world-famous Lovell Radio
Telescope and Jodrell Bank Observatory with a 3D theatre and 35-acre
Little Moreton Hall
Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4SD
One of Britain’s finest timber-framed moated manor houses, Little Moreton
Hall still shows Tudor skill and craftsmanship at its finest.
Macclesfield Silk Museum
Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6TJ
The silk museums in Macclesfield tell the definitive story of silk. Compelling
exhibits on three sites show a working Victorian silk mill, costume and silk
manufacturing displays. This hands-on experience allows children and grown-ups to understand the story of silk from cocoon to catwalk!
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. The mansion,
gardens, old hall, 1,000-acre deer park and specialty shops offer something
for everyone, along with over 100 events annually.