Schools out for summer – a phrase most children love and some parents fear! It can be hard to think of new ways to entertain the whole family throughout the summer break but simply having a few activities planned can make a huge difference. Although this summer may not be the same as usual and your plans might have changed due to the pandemic, there’s still plenty to do in and around Northwich.

Keep reading to discover what to do in Northwich during the summer holidays.


Keeping little ones entertained can be challenging at the best of times so why not treat them to a kid-friendly day out?

Sticky Paws in the Flavour Forest, located at Barons Quay, can’t open their indoor play area just yet however they have an exciting new outdoor adventure trail. The trail involves clues and activities in order to discover Sticky Paws’ secret identity. They have also made it easy to a grab bite to eat as you go. Simply find a table, place your order using your smartphone and your food will be brought to you. Their indoor dining area is open for bookings too. Food will be served in disposable, environmentally-friendly packaging.

Head to their Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest news on the re-opening of the indoor play area.

Guess who Sticky Paws is
Sticky Paws

Board Beans Café on Witton Street has now reopened. They have a huge variety of games so there is definitely something for everyone.

The Café will initially be open from 11am-9pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from 11am-5pm on Sundays.

You can book a three hour slot via the website and you will then have full access to their library. Games can also be purchased via their webstore.

Parks & Greenspaces

Simply getting out of the house can be a huge relief during the summer break. Luckily, Northwich is home to an abundance of fantastic parks and greenspaces.

Parks such as Marbury Country Park, Vickersway Park and Verdin Park are the perfect places to release some steam. The open spaces mean they are great for social distancing and, if the weather permits, enjoying a lovely picnic on the grass. Why not get the kids involved and turn it into a teddy bear’s picnic? Slightly further afield is Delamere Forest. There are loads of different walks to explore including the Gruffalo Trail. Fingers crossed for sunny weather!

Vickersway Park (1)

Educational Trips

School may have finished for this academic year but you can still keep your kids entertained whilst educating them.

Both the Lion Salt Works and Weaver Hall Museum have reopened. One-way systems have been put in place to control visitor numbers along with other safety measures.

Visit the West Cheshire Museums website to find out more about their pre-booking system.

Lion Salt Works, Northwich


Going away on a holiday abroad isn’t an option for a lot of families this year. However, there are still some great local camping sites where you can get away for a couple of nights.

Belmont Hall Camping on Warrington Road in Northwich is a scenic site set in stunning rural parkland. With fishing lakes on site, it’s a great place to be closer to nature whilst enjoying some time away from home.

Blakemere Touring Park located at Blakemere Village in Sandiway is a fantastic place to enjoy some family time away. Their shower and toilet block has fully re-opened and their outdoor playground will keep the children occupied.

Blakemere Touring

Daleford Manor Caravan Park situated on Dalefords Lane in Northwich is another great site to escape to for a couple of nights. They have tourer pitches available as well as static caravans for those who like a little more luxury than a tent.

Even though this year’s summer break will be different to normal, there is still a lot to do around Northwich in order to keep you and the whole family entertained!