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There are countless things to do in Northwich. However there are also a great range of attractions, activities and environments on our doorstep outside of the town.
From paths and trails to crafts and nature there is something for everyone and fun for the whole family. Check out what we think are 5 of the best places to explore in Mid Cheshire.
1. Delamere Forest
Situated just a 20 minute drive from Northwich, Delamere Forest is a haven for adventure, excitement and explorers.
There are miles of paths to explore whether you’re a walker, cyclist or runner and the forest also offers brilliant cross country trails. These are perfect if you’re looking for something off the beaten track.
Delamere also boasts Go Ape, a thrill-seekers paradise above the forest floor. The activity incorporates zip wires, tarzan swings and a variety of obstacles.
There’s a popular café too which is the perfect place to refresh after your activities. Visit the Forestry Commission’s website to find out more.
2. Whitegate way
About a 15 minute drive from Northwich, the Whitegate Way is a 6 mile route from Cuddington to Winsford. Most of the route takes in some of the best views of the Mid Cheshire.
Flat and easily navigable, it’s perfect for walkers, cyclers and runners, ensuring there’s an activity for the whole family.
About halfway along, in Whitegate, there is also a café which is run by volunteers offering drinks, cakes and lunches. It’s ideal if you’re feeling thirsty or peckish while out working up a sweat.
It’s definitely one of the best things to do near Northwich if you’ve got a free afternoon. Find out more about the Whitegate Way.
3. Blakemere Village
Under quarter of an hour from the heart of Northwich, Blakemere Village offers a range of activities for all the family while also boasting artisan shopping too.
Peruse antiques, Arts & Crafts, jewellery and furniture in the morning before trying your hand at Segway, Racing or Air Rifle Shooting in the afternoon.
Blakemere is also home to Cheshire Falconry and its very own miniature railway. You’re guaranteed to keep the kids (and adults) entertained whatever their hobbies.
Visit Blakemere Village’s official website to see the full offering.
4. Arley hall & gardens
Character, history, grandeur and beauty can all be found in equal measure at Arley Hall & Gardens, situated just 20 minutes from the centre of Northwich.
Tour the beautiful house where Peaky Blinders was filmed and enjoy the stunning gardens which are packed with colour.
The Gardener’s Kitchen is perfect for lunch or a snack, while the PlayZone is ideal for kids to let off steam.
Head over to the official website to start planning your visit.
5. Tatton Park
Less than half an hour from Northwich Town Centre is the historic Tatton Park.
You can explore the Tudor Old Hall to step back in time or visit the Park’s beautiful, expansive gardens.
There are also thousands of acres of beautiful deer park just waiting to be visited and once you’ve finished walking, you can re-fresh in the Stable yard.
Tatton hosts over 100 events a year too making it place you’ll want to visit time and time again! Visit the official website for more.