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Some great "not strictly North West" places to visit and some "different" activities to get involved in.

For Schools - Your visit will be private and exclusive in a stimulating environment where activities will meet the individual school and curriculum requirements aiming at Key Stages 1 & 2. A  taster of the activities they’ll be covering include planting and growing, composting, insect studies, pond dipping, lifecycles and renewable energy.  They listen to your thoughts and ideas and produce a tailor-made package in order that they can shares their wealth of knowledge with pupils and adults alike.
For Birthday Parties and Families You’ve done the indoor play, bouncy castles & children’s entertainers – and you may be looking  for something different for your son, daughter’s or grandchild’s birthday party. They offer fun and educational parties.  Their time is spent organising and packing in as many activities as possible during the time that you are with them, whether you choose to be flower fairies, pirates, wizards or cowboys and indians!
They are at Ricroft Nurseries in Hoghton near Preston in Lancashire.  View the website www.bringyerwellies.co.uk for more information.  Or to see what they are up to, on with and all about call Nigel & Melissa Peter on 01254 852723.
What's Geocachin I here you cry - it's only the best world wide treasure hunt in the world!! Follow grid references to find treasure hidden across the world, or even hide your own treasure and read all about people finding it on the geocaching website.  It's free to registerand such good fun for all ages.  Type in your postcode to find any treasure hidden near you.
It's free!

Huntfun town and city treasure hunts are a great fun way to explore in your own town or when visiting somewhere new. The hunts are pre written so all you need to do is to purchase one and you're set with everything you need and free to do the hunt whenever you like.

Monkey Forest - Trentham
Experience the unique opportunity to visit 'Monkey Forest' an exciting walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques. 

Nature Bites - guided wildlife tours on Anglesey
These tours are designed for you to get the most of out of them; whether that is improved field skills, confidence in bird identification or to ‘tick’ species you don’t get on your local patch. They offer experienced birders an introduction to Anglesey and beginners the skills and confidence they need to get more from their wildlife-watching. Aside from birds (which is our main area of expertise), we give you a rounded view of Anglesey by bringing in the rich cultural history and all aspects of wildlife; from flowering plants through to elusive mammals.

Park Hall Farm - Oswestry, Shropshire
Park Hall near Oswestry in Shropshire has something for all the family.  With regular hands-on animal activities, lots of outdoor play and driving activities there is never a dull moment for the kids. At a more sedate pace there are museums, exhibitions and beautiful countryside.

Pick Your Own - farms across the North West
Now I know a first glance fruit picking may not seem the most exciting activity, but the kids love it.  Just give it a go.

The Chestnut Centre - High Peaks, Derbyshire
The Chestnut Conservation Centre, Otter & Owl and Wildlife Park was founded in 1984. The Wildlife Park is unique in the UK because it has Europe's largest groups of multi-specied otters, owls and other indigenous wildlife. Although our emphasis is on otters and owls which together form the bulk of our collection, you can see a wide variety of animals including pine martens, polecats, red foxes, Scottish wildcats and deer. 

The Follies - Hawkstone Park, Shropshire
The Follies is a fantasyland of cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built more than 200 years ago.  Exploring the 100-acre site can take up to three hours, if you take the full route.

Tittesworth offers a myriad of attractions for those who love the open air. With a Visitor Centre and restaurant, as well as a number of enjoyable walks including views of The Roaches and strolls across the top of the dam.

Trentham Gardens - Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent
Enjoy a great day out at Trentham. Visit the award-winning Trentham Gardens, for peace and quiet, fun and action, take a high rope adventure at Aerial Extreme, indulge yourself at Trentham Shopping Village with shops, cafés, restaurants and the vast Trentham Garden Centre. A brilliant family day out. 


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