This half-term, Cheshire's Favourite Days Out network is making it easier for families to save money and enjoy great days out at top attractions across the county. To obtain Favourite Days Out discounts such as 'two for the price of one' and 'child goes free', download vouchers at www.visitcheshire.com/fdovouchers
Across Cheshire, there are offers to suit everyone. Blakemere Village has an offer on its Polly Pig Trail and there are chances to save money at Halloween horror events at Ttton Park, Lion Salt Works Museum and Wirral's Port Sunlight Village. Alternatively thrills of another sort can be enjoyed in the fresh air by climbing to the tree canopy with Go Ape; by enjoying the autumnal glories of Wirral's Ness Gardens or by floating through the air on a boat at Northwich's Cathedral of the Canals, the Anderton Boat Lift. Favourite Days Out vouchers also make history and science even more affordable at the Hack Secret Bunker, Catalyst Museum and Jodrell Bank.
Trip the Light Fantastic
Between 20 October - 2 November, Northwich's Blakemere Village will transform its 15-acre wood into a magical light-filled wonderland with sounds, lights and water that will bring the woodland to life. Tours start at 6pm and can be booked at www.magicalwoodland.com. With Favourite Days out, one child goes free on Blakemere Village's Polly Pig Trail.
Halloween Horrors Visitors to Tatton Park's Farm will have the chance of visiting the neo-classical mansion and 50-acres of award-winning gardens at no extra cost with Favourite Days Out. This means visitors can enjoy the Haunted Halloween at the Old Hall as well as the autumnal celebrations at the farm, mansion and gardens. At Tatton's Medieval Old Hall there will be spine-tingling tales of haunted happenings at what is reputed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country (Saturday 27 October - 31 October 11am-4pm - last entry 3pm). Elsewhere theere will be children's trail to find the ingredients for a magical potion, outdoor ghastly games and fairground rides. For more information contact: http://www.tattonpark.org.uk
With Favourite Days Out, a child goes free with a paying adult at Northwich's Lion Salt Works Museum, including on Saturday 27 October when there will be a 'night of frights' for children aged 4-9 years old as they meet ghostly characters who come out to play at night on a spooky trail of the Museum. For more information call 01606 275066. Alternatively, Port Sunlight Village Museum, Wirral, is offering two-for-one entry and is holding a series of Halloween activities which could be combined with some after-hours ghostly walks and Halloween crafts (for which there is an additional cost). For more information go to http://portsunlightvillage.com
Outdoor Fun and Nature
For those crave the open air, Go Ape offers a 10% discount to explorers of the forest canopy on its thrilling tree-top rope course.
Northwich's Anderton Boat Lift, recent winner of Large Tourist Attraction of the Year 2018, is offering 25% off two or more fully-priced boat trips. This is a chance to floated through the air from river to canal on this outstanding piece of Victorian engineering or alternatively enjoy a trip along the picturesque River Weaver. There is a £2 discount off each ticket to Cheshire Oak’s Blue Planet Aquarium (up to six people), alternatively, with Favourite Days Out there is two-for-one entry at Ness Botanic Gardens, Wirral. This is a chance to marvel at the autumnal colours in the 64-acre site as well as be part of Halloween craft activities on 24-25 October and 30-31 October. For more information go to www.nessgardens.org.uk
Horribly interesting history and scintillating science
A child goes free with paying a adult for those interested in horribly interesting histories. For 50 years the Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker near Nantwich was a secret. Its large underground complex, intended as the centre of Regional Government in the event of a nuclear war, tells the fascinating and chilling story of the Cold War from one of its nerve centres. This offer also applies to the Catalyst Science and Discovery Centre which explores the science and technology behind the chemical industry and explains the presence of much of much of Cheshire’s chemical industry. Two-for-one entry is available at Norton Priory, based in Warrington. Families can enjoy the newly refurbished museum with its delightful 18th century walled garden, tranquil woodland and artefacts from its 900-year history.
Katrina Michel, Chief Executive, Marketing Cheshire, said: “Half-term and Halloween can be an expensive time for families. Favourite Days Out vouchers give substantial discounts to top quality tourist attractions across Cheshire, making it more affordable to have family fun at amazing attractions.”
For further information, contact: Fiona Young, Marketing Cheshire, 01244 851867