12th August 2020
Planning a "Staycation?"
Please remember to #staysafe
This half-term the weather is looking quite nice and with many restrictions still in place for overseas travel we have pulled together some staycation destinations. A staycation is a perfect way to holiday in your own country and even in your own county. There are endless places to visit right on your doorstep here in the North West of England.
We’ve compiled some of our favourite day trips to suit all ages and abilities and we’ve even thought about the weather too, so if it does start to rain there are indoor and outdoor options, whatever the weather and budget. We checked that the indoor destinations are back open following Covid-19 closures, however with the ever-changing nature of this situation, please double-check before you go.
From the wonder of stargazing to climbing hills in the Peak District, there is something for everyone. We’ve included beaches, cycle routes, places of interest and adventure playgrounds too and nearly all of them are free. So plan your journey, pack your picnic, check your MOT is valid and away you go.
For that extra peace of mind before your trip, why not book your vehicle in for one of our Free Vehicle Health Checks.
Please remember, #staysafe.
Before planning your trip – make sure you have a valid MOT.
Rain or shine there is so much choice for things to do in Manchester. There are a plethora of cycle routes, plus botanical gardens in Didsbury, museums and much more to choose from. RHS Bridgewater opened at Worsley Old Hall in May, it is the fifth display by the RHS and it is one of the largest garden projects to have taken place over recent years in Europe, please note that booking is essential. Click on the images below and start planning your very own Staycation in Manchester
There is so much to do for all ages in Cheshire. For the more energetic why not climb a hill? Teggs Nose is on the western side of the Peak District. Or if an easier walk or bike ride is more for you, Delamere Forest in the village of Delamere is the largest area of woodland in the country. Poynton has its very own skate park and Cheadle has a state of the art BMX track. For the history lover why not take a trip to Chester and see the ancient Roman walls and ruins. Click on the images below for further information.
For a Staycation that won’t break the bank, Lancashire has lots of options. Lancashire is the 8th biggest county in the UK. North and Central Lancashire include The Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill. West Lancashire merges in the South with Liverpool and further North has the seaside resorts Lytham St.Annes, Blackpool & Morcambe. So if you fancy making sandcastles or flying a kite the Lancashire coastline is the perfect destination. For waterfalls, reservoirs and country walks, head further inland. Click on the images below for more information.
Merseyside is most famous for The Beatles, Maritime and Football. It also offers beaches, museums, parks and much more. Why not plan a day to the Albert Dock to enjoy its rich variety of architecture, retail and leisure. Or visit Anthony Gormley’s art installation on Crosby Beach. Mersey Ferries over a range of different cruises for all to enjoy. If you take a picnic, these prove to be inexpensive days out. Click on the images below for further information.