Things to do
Looking for additional activities during your trip to the North West? Take a look at some of the other things to in the local area.
Chester Zoo is the UK's premier zoo, with more than 21,000 animals, including one of the world's best collections of elephants, and a bat cave that is not for the faint of heart and 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens.
Other highlights include the largest orangutan enclosure in Europe, as well as a massive butterfly house. Plus, the zoo features activities like mini-golf and face-painting.
Blue Planet Aquarium
Home to over 100 living displays including one of Europe’s largest collection of sharks, Blue Planet Aquarium offers a whole world of underwater discovery.
Enjoy a unique spectacle at the Aquatheatre, which offers incredible views of life in the reef, home to more than 1,500 fish, including the largest collection of sharks in Europe. And if the kids' fascination with sharks isn't yet satisfied, then the boldest 8-15 year-olds can embark on an expedition of their own, and go scuba-diving with tropical sharks.
The Beatles Story
Join us on a magical history tour and see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time – from their Liverpool childhood, through the early days of the band, to world domination and on to their solo careers.
Find out how the Fab Four met, go behind the scenes at the famous Abbey Road Studios and take an underwater trip on the Yellow Submarine!
National Football Museum
The National Football Museum displays some of the world's finest football artefacts and achives, with indoor and outdoor activities, fun hands-on exhibits, an under 5s discovery zone, over 2500 objects on display and irreplaceable mementoes of those unforgettable games. Whether you're a football fanatic or exploring with the family it's sure to be a winner day out for the whole team.
Set in a magnificent waterside location at the centre of the redeveloped Salford Quays in Greater Manchester, The Lowry is not just a venue but a must see tourist attraction equipped with two theatres that showcase a range of spectacular performances from ballet to comedy.
What's more, you can enjoy the restaurants, cafes or bars that are situated along the southern side of the building, with breathtaking waterside views that can extend out to quayside terraces overlooking the expansive Manchester Ship Canal.