Days out – Outdoor fun

Below is a list of some outdoor fun to be had near Knutsford. For outdoor water fun click here, or for our full days out list click here.

The times given are approximate times to drive from Knutsford without traffic…please check journey times yourself before you travel!! Please also check opening times as some attractions are closed on some days or for part of the year.

Outdoor fun

The Runway Visitor Park – FREE (pay for parking) – 15 mins  raised viewing mounds overlooking runway to watch planes take off and land! Hop on board an aircraft at the weekends. Children’s play area, cafe and shop. Tours of Concorde available for a charge.

Applejacks Adventure Farm – 15 mins – Activities galore including quad karts, maize maze, drop slide, zip wires, jumping pillows, skates, pig racing and more! Open school holidays and weekends only. Closed Sept to March except over October half term.

Grozone Community Garden – FREE – 15 mins  – Grozone is a flourishing community garden in Northwich. There are plenty of things for young ones including a music wall, a mud kitchen,  a swing, a play house and more. Various events through the week.

Blakemere Village – 20 mins – Outdoor activities include play park, bike hire, archery, bird of prey displays, crazy golf, segways and more! Shopping and restaurants on site.

Bent’s Jurassic Cove Adventure Golf – 25 mins – crazy golf course with life sized animatronic and static dinosaurs, and an additional 9 holes of pirate filled seascape! Explore Bents afterwards with its shop, play area, indoor sandpit and more.

Manley Mere Adventure Trail – 30 mins – trail through woodland and alongside a stream with obstacles and challenges on the way! All equipment is self-propelled and cleverly fits into the surroundings. Picnics permitted, restaurant on site.

Crocky Trail – 35 mins – outdoor adventure playground for all the family with wobbly bridges, gravity defying scary slides, barrel runs, swings over streams, spider trap, wheel of wonder and more!

Dragon Miniature Railway – 35 mins – miniature railway in grounds of Marple Garden Centre. The mile long track includes a tunnel, bridge, steep gradients and sharp curves. £1 pp, under 2s free. Open weekends and school holidays.

Cheshire Ice Cream Farm – 40 mins – huge indoor sand and water play, plus lots to do outdoors including adventure golf, animals, play park, games and lots more.

East Lancs Railway – 45 mins – travel on this 12.5 mile heritage railway! Finish with a visit to Bury Transport Museum with lots of old vehicles. Special events throughout year including Day out with Thomas and Santa Specials.

Rudyard Lake – FREE (charge for train) – 45 mins – short flat walk through woodland from car park to lake or else catch the miniature steam railway! There is a cafe by lake and at train station. Railway doesn’t operate every day and is closed in the winter, please check website.