Image courtesy of National Trust/ Quarry Bank

Summer Holidays at Quarry Bank

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor

School’s out for summer! And luckily for all of us, Quarry Bank has a packed programme of seasonal and cultural activities planned. Many of the events are inspired by the wonderful great outdoors, so round up the family, pack up some picnic treats and head out for adventures in Cheshire.

Drive for just 20 minutes outside of Manchester and find yourself in the picturesque valley and extensive grounds of Quarry Bank. There’s a complete industrial heritage site waiting to be discovered, alongside acres of beautiful gardens and woodland to explore.

Be sure to step inside the huge mill and learn more about the Industrial Revolution and the cotton industry. Watch the thunderous heritage machinery turn and weave, while you learn more about the people who lived and worked in the mill.

Join factory inspector Augustus Snout and his assistant Scuttle on the interactive mill trail created by award-winning children’s writer Philip Ardagh. Find out more about the dangers of working in the mill, before exploring the homes of the mill owners, workers and child apprentices who lived and worked at Quarry Bank.

Take time to refuel with an ice-cream before running wild on the mill meadow and exploring in the gardens. Don’t forget to collect your ’50 Things to do before your 11 3/4’ pack to try out the most fun-packed and exciting things to do in the great outdoors.

With daily tours running every day throughout the summer holidays too, there are plenty of reasons to keep coming back for more adventures. Happy exploring and discovering this summer at Quarry Bank.

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