Now that the cooler weather is starting to set in, it’s time to find some warmer activities to try. With the kids off school for half term and for the Christmas holidays, families will also be in search of some fun! Here are some great things to do in and around Bollington this season
Have you ever tried a bit of pottery? Kids will be tickled by the name alone, and there are classes to try for the whole family. You can make all kinds of pottery gifts, from cups and mugs to models of teddies, pandas, and even Batman. Choose the pot that appeals to you, and get the chance to paint it by hand before putting it in the kiln and waiting for it to be finished. You can take your items home at the end of the day to remember them forever.
Brookside Miniature Railway
The Brookside Garden Centre in Poynton is a great attraction for the whole family, including a railway ride through their beautiful gardens. Afterwards, you can take the time to stroll through their museum, which contains plenty of memorabilia and relics from the railways. Plus there are gift shops, and an aquatic centre, all of which are indoors for your comfort. No shivering here!
Bundle up with a scarf and gloves to explore the gardens of Lyme Park – these are a beautiful treat to explore. Manicured gardens, neat hedges, and rolling woodlands abound. If it’s raining or too cold to be outside, you can explore the stately home itself instead. The majestic settings give way to an equally majestic home!
Let Loose Soft Play
Kids love a soft play area. Climbing up and down, throwing balls, and generally using up all of their energy – they will have a whale of a time! It’s also good fun for parents, who can sit back in the waiting area with a hot drink and a cake. This is the perfect place to sit for an afternoon, especially if you can meet up with a group of other parents for a get-together. The kids will go wild, and when it’s time to go home, they will be ready for a sleep!
The beautiful local walks in and around Bollington are here year-round. Why not wrap up warm and burn off some of the Christmas excess by taking a stroll? There are miles of gorgeous walking trails here, and they vary in difficulty so that there’s something for the most unfit of us. Which we might well all be, come the first week of January – mince pies are hard to shift! If you like more of a challenge, you will find something suitable too. The views can be spectacular!
Shopping at Adelphi Mill
If you’re looking for a day indoors, head to Adelphi Mill. We have a wealth of shops on offer, as well as activity centres, kids classes, and a café on site. This means that there is something to occupy the whole family for the whole day. If you book yourself in to a few classes, you can even pick up some new tricks or improve your fitness during the course of the day!