|This page features days out and places to visit in Greater Manchester that bring you closer to the great outdoors or provide a great, fun learning opportunity.|
Chorlton Water Park - Chorlton-cum-Hardy
Chorlton Water Park is great for walking, cycling, and angling, but its value to bird life and its status as a Local Nature Reserve reflect that it is managed for wildlife as well as people. At Chorlton Water Park, you can follow one of 5 Health Walks.
Dunham Massey - Altrincham
Whatever the weather there's always lots to do at Dunham. Discover the house and garden, walk in the park, clamber on the Log Pile and see if you can spot one of the wild deer.
Museum of Science & Industry - Manchester
Located on the historic site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, housed in five listed buildings, MOSI’s amazing galleries and outstanding collections tell the story of Manchester’s scientific and industrial past, present and future.
The National Trust protect historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs. Then they open them up for ever, for everyone. Search on their website for your local National Trust sites.
Pennington Flash Country Park - Leigh, Wigan
Teeming with bird life including Canada geese. Pennington Flash Country Park is a nature reserve centred on a huge lake, this watery wonderland is abundant with butterflies and dragonflies. Additional facilities include: small Information Centre, children’s play area, picnic and recreation areas in which to let off steam.
RSPB - Greater Manchester
A map and information on all the RSPB reserves in and around Greater Manchester to enjoy. Always fantastic family freindly venues with great, but fun, learning opportunities.
Sale Water Park - Sale
Cormorants are prominent visitors to Sale Water Park and can often be seen perched on the electricity pylons on the Broad Ees Dole side of the lake. You are well advised to be cautious when walking underneath them, or carry an umbrella!