Planning a "Staycation?"

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If you are choosing a staycation for your holidays this year, you won’t be alone. A staycation is the 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. Indoors or outdoors there is so much choice 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.

The recent six-month exemption to MOTs expired on the 31st July, so please remember to ensure that you have a valid MOT before you embark on a road trip. MOT’s are mandatory again from the 1st August onwards.
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Manchester Staycation

Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown once said that Manchester has everything except a beach, well this summer it even has one of those! The Great Northern Summer Sandpit is back, it’s all outdoors and is COVID-safe for children. There are a plethora of cycle routes, plus botanical gardens in Didsbury, museums and much more to choose from. Click on the images below and start planning your very own Staycation in Manchester

Cheshire Staycation

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.

Lancashire Staycation

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 Staycation

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. If you take a picnic, these prove to be inexpensive days out. In October you could even plan a day to Sandhill Strawberry Farm – to pick your own Pumpkins, a lovely day out for all the family. Click on the images below for further information.