Our guide to the best days out in... North West

World-class music. Super sport. Best soaps on the telly. Pack more into the North West and you’d push it into the Irish Sea.

Learn More

North West

Days out in North West

Greater Manchester has some legendary footy teams (big up Altrincham and Stalybridge Celtic) and musos love local bands like The Beatles, The Stone Roses and The Smiths. Want a stag or hen do to remember (in a bit of a blur)? Lancashire’s Blackpool’s like Vegas with better fish and chips.

But what else can you get up to in the North West?

How about channeling your inner Tommy Shelby at Cheshire’s posh Arley Hall Peaky Blinders filming spot? Or hanging with the chimps at Chester Zoo? From Barrow-in-Furness to Bolton, this bit of England has cracking countryside, great history, and lush pubs.

For family breaks or boozy weekends, the North West will definitely float your boat.

Did you know...

A little nugget about the North West

We are proudly Manchester based and love everything about the city and the North West. People say it rains a lot - we say that's what the umbrella is for.


Dont forget you can view useful tips and tricks specific to your favourite attractions and even add your own to help others!

View Attractions
Learn more about these...

Amazing attractions in North West

Save up to 28%*

Blackpool Pleasure Beach featured image. Blackpool Pleasure Beach logo

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Fancy proper good fish and chips on the beach with a side of adrenaline? Look no further than Blackpool Pleasure Beach. With more rollercoasters... Keep reading

SEA LIFE Manchester

With sharks, clownfish, turtles and rays, there are as many unusual characters at SEA LIFE Manchester as at a night out at the Hacienda... Keep reading

SEA LIFE Blackpool

Stuck for something to do in between beaches, rollercoasters, and nightclubs? SEA LIFE Blackpool lets you see what’s going on beneath the waves –... Keep reading

Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Nothing spices up your Instagram feed more than snaps with the stars. At Madame Tussauds Blackpool you’ll meet the biggest names from the Marvel... Keep reading

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester

Wondering whether LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester lives up to its billing as ‘the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground’? For sure it does – and then... Keep reading

The Blackpool Tower Eye

The Blackpool Tower Eye is currently closed, but you can still plan your next visit, read our tips and tricks and see what the fuss is about by clicking here.

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon serves up scoops of seaside ‘I scream’ with sprinkles of spine-tingling terror - ghouls like The Plague Doctor and The... Keep reading

Keeping it local?

Explore within North West


Close to Manchester and Liverpool but with its own rural vibe, Cheshire has lots to offer families.


Iconic towns, a warm culture and good transport links make Lancashire a good pick for a getaway.

Greater Manchester

With the buzzing cities of Manchester, Salford and loads more besides, there’s plenty to see and do in Greater Manchester.

Looking further afield?

Explore other areas

East of England

The East of England – What’s happening in that sticky out bit above London?


Once you’ve seen spots like Dunbartonshire’s Loch Lomond, you’ll know why glossy travel mags vote Scotland the world’s most beautiful country.


There’s more to Yorkshire than hills, farms, and fields. As nice as they are.

Can't find your fave? It'd be mint if you could tell us!

Tell us who you are and where you love to spend your free time and we will try and work our magic.

©daysout.com - 2023