Here are 5 of the North West’s Top Attractions For Kids
*This is a guest post by GOGO Charters
Families often spend holidays in a lively city, the countryside, or the beach. The North West offers all three types of destinations within one beautiful region. Conveniently situated in the middle of the UK, it’s just a four hour ride from major cities like Edinburgh and London.
To help you craft the perfect itinerary, we’ve collected the top attractions you can’t miss for every kind of kid.
1. Rock Stars
If your kid is a music lover, take them to The Beatles Story in where they’ll learn about four iconic Liverpool lads who rose to fame, as well as the history and culture of the 1960s.
In the Discovery Zone, they can engage in learning outside the classroom that aligns with the National Curriculum. With children’s workshops, a free Educational Resource Pack, and a family-friendly audio tour, they won’t even know they’re learning!
2. Thrill Seekers
After a relaxing day by the ocean, head to Pleasure Beach in Blackpool for exciting rides and games. This amusement park includes Nickelodeon Land, a 6-acre area dedicated to kid-friendly rides and beloved television characters.
Cool off in the afternoon at the nearby Sandcastle Waterpark. As the UK’s largest indoor waterpark, you’ll spend hours sliding, looping, and wading through endless pools and waterslides. When you’re ready for a rest, you can take a dip in the Typhoon Lagoon Wavepool or the Shimmering Shallows.
3. Animal Lovers
Even if you’ve been to dozens of zoos before, you’ve never seen one like the Chester Zoo. It features 500 species from all over the world, and it is innovatively designed without bars to cage the animals.
The zoo includes various attractions for your group to discover such as educational exhibits, play areas, picnic grounds, a boat ride, and more. Even in cold weather, the zoo can be a an enchanting place to visit for kids (and adults) of all ages.
Your little adventurers will adore Lowther Castle in Cumbria. With acres of gardens, castle ruins, and playgrounds, there is plenty of space for children to explore. At the Lost Castle, they can play among the trees with zipwires, walkways, slides, swings, and more.
Pack a picnic or stop by the Woods Café when your group is ready for a bite to eat. After your meal, let the kids run free through fields and around ponds before it’s time to head home.
Has your kid dreamed of being a sports star as soon as they learned to walk? They’ll have a blast on a Manchester City Club Tour. Gather a group of friends and family and visit Etihad Stadium to see a day in the life of a City footballer. You’ll experience a behind-the-scenes view of the players’ dressing room, warm-up area, the press conference room, and more.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to run through the Players’ Tunnel on game day, you’ll have the opportunity to do so with the sound of a cheering crowd in the background.
Whether you’re travelling for a family outing or a school trip, hire a coach to safely ride to each destination you wish to visit. Instead of dividing your group into multiple vehicles, ride together and leave navigation and parking to your driver.
To get started, you can read the beginner’s guide to coach hires or speak with a GOGO Charters reservation specialist at 44 20 3617 1779. We’re available 24/7 to help plan your family’s next trip to the North West!