What's On

  • Female Fashion from the 1970s 
    Grosvenor Museum 
    8th Jul 2017 - 1st Jul 2019 

    An exhibtion of Unexpected Elegance ....

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  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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  • Mothers Day Afternoon Tea 
    Davenports Farm Shop & Tea Rooms 
    10th Mar 2018 - 11th Mar 2018 

    Why not treat your Mother to a very special Afternoon Tea at Davenports Tea Room ....

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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • Bird Walk in Big Wood 
    Northwich Woodlands 
    27th Jan 2018 

    Take a walk in Marbury Country Park and see how many birds you can identify ....

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  • Northwich River Festival 
    Northwich 
    14th Jul 2018 - 15th Jul 2018 

    The Northwich Rotary Club and Northwich Rowing Club are staging a Regatta on the River Weaver ....

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Eastham

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Opened in 1894, the Manchester Ship Canal was one of the last major canals to be constructed in Britain. It stretches for 36 miles from Eastham almost to the centre of Manchester.

Cruises operate along the ship canal. The six-hour cruise departs from both Seacombe and Liverpool and from Salford Quays, on selected dates from April to October. Many of the cruises include a stop-over in Liverpool or Salford Quays for you to visit The Lowry, Imperial War Museum, or Albert Dock and central Liverpool attractions, before buses collect and return you to your starting point.

The Eastham Ferry Hotel was built for the visitors who crossed the Mersey for the day out before the Ship Canal was built. At one time, it had fairground attractions, exotic gardens and a small zoo! The entrance was through a Triumphal Arch similar to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

The area is now the Eastham Country Park and provides superb views across the estuary with its abundant birdlife and busy shipping lanes. The 100 acres of broadleaf woodland offers opportunities for peaceful walks, birdwatching and orienteering. A network of surfaced paths provide access throughout the woodland.

The Lowfields, close to Eastham Rake Station, is the start of a guided walk following Dibbinsdale Brook and leads onto the Wirral Way.

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