Lockdown measures being eased across England mean families and friends can finally meet up once again, however, it is still really important that we do so safely. Whether you are eager to get back to the daily norm or you’d rather remain extra vigilant; we have compiled a list of fun activities you can do safely with your family in Stockport and Cheshire. Further guidance on how to see your friends and family safely can be found here.
1. Etherow Country Park, Stockport
With 240 acres of green space, Etherow Country Park boasts a picturesque and peaceful retreat in the typically urban area of Stockport. The self-guided walk through the ancient woodland is a perfect adventure for families looking to reconnect with nature and each other. Large open spaces and plenty of fresh air make social distancing a breeze, so this an ideal day out for your family to enjoy safely. Don’t forget to check out the famous weir and why not see if you can find the secret fairy den?
2. Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport
Another stunning park worth visiting in Stockport is the Woodbank Memorial Park. Part of the Woodland Trust, families can relax and perhaps take a picnic to enjoy amongst the greenery. You can follow one of the many paths that lead to beautiful walks along the River Goyt – but be sure to wear wellies though as it can get particularly muddy after wet weather!
3. Reddish Vale Farm, Stockport
Including a large outdoor play area, indoor play area (complete with bouncy castles), quad bikes, and sand diggers; Reddish Vale Farm is the perfect day out for parents to enjoy with their children. Now officially reopen and following all government guidelines, bookings must be made online for this fantastic family attraction.
4. The Garden House Marple, Cheshire
The Garden House is a registered charity and community farm in Cheshire. Run by a small team of volunteers from the local community, they have a variety of animals on the site including pygmy goats, alpacas, Shetland ponies, and pigs. The Garden House offers a safe space for the entire community to learn and explore, but they specialise in creating somewhere for children and young adults with complex needs to enjoy.
5. Three Wrens Gin Distillery, Cheshire
If your family or friendship group is made up of people over the age of 18 then why not treat yourselves to a tour of Three Wrens Gin Distillery? Based in the heart of rural Cheshire, you’ll be greeted with an arrival drink before being shown into the spirits lab where you’ll also meet ‘Valerie’, their copper pot still. Bookings must be made online in advance.
6. Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Cheshire
If you feel ready to hit the shops again then why not pay a visit to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet? In line with government guidelines, the shopping centre is now reopen and taking measures to ensure shoppers stay as safe as possible. To view their updated centre statement, or to check which stores and restaurants are open, head to their website. Please also bear in mind that face coverings in shopping centres are now compulsory. Find out more here.
7. St Mary’s in the Marketplace, Stockport
If you fancy a slice of history then St Mary’s in the Market Place Church makes a wonderful afternoon out. No matter your beliefs, there is no denying that this is a really spectacular piece of architecture and history based in the very heart of Stockport. You can take a walk around the Stockport Heritage Centre, marvel at the beautiful stained glass, or enjoy some peace and quiet in the garden. It’s also conveniently located close to Stockport Market, so you can pay a visit to the various stalls selling all sorts of goodies. We strongly advise double-checking the opening times for the market and reviewing their COVID-19 updates before visiting.
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We hope you have found our suggestions for family activities fun and useful. Before making any trips out, or visiting attractions, we recommend checking the updated government guidelines to make sure you and your family are staying as safe as you can. It’s also worth getting in touch with any places you’d like to visit with any questions you might have.
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