As summer draws to a close, the vast majority of us are scrambling to make the most of the last few remaining weeks of blue skies and warm temperatures. Fortunately, the North West affords aspiring day trippers a diverse range of opportunities for an enjoyable day out. From family friendly excursions to adrenaline fuelled adventures, there really is something for everyone. With the aim of bringing attention to the region’s most highly touted hotspots – and the best way to travel to and from them – we have put together this post.
Go Ape has two locations conveniently located in the North West, one at Rivington in Lancashire, (which owns the rare distinction of being the only Go Ape location in the UK to feature a zipwire over water) and another in Delamere Forest. Tucked away in the heart of woodland, Go Ape Delamere houses a number of different experiences that cater for different appetites for danger, as well as different age groups.
The Tree Top Adventure for example, Go Ape’s premier and most popular offering, presents adventurers with the opportunity to scale high ropes, negotiate tricky twelve metre high walkways and speed their way through the skies on a 212 metres long zip wire. For younger intrepid explorers, there is the Tree Top Junior adventure which is a more manageable, scaled down version of the Tree Top Adventure.
The Go Ape forest Segway tour guides you through Delamere Forest’s highlights – Blakemere Moss, the flooded wetland plain moulded and shaped by the Ice Age, and the ‘quaking bog,’ home to some of the UK’s rarest wildlife. Taking this all in atop a Segway is certainly an experience.
Knowsley Safari Park
Go Ape encourages to become an animal; all Knowsley Safari Park will ask you to do is observe animals from the security of your own car. That said, going on safari isn’t any less exhilarating. Trawling through the confines of Knowsley Safari Park, you will encounter animals in as similar an environment to the wild as you are likely to ever come across. Because of this, there is an unpredictability to the animals’ behaviour that is riveting.
The newly minted Russian-themed Tiger Trial, that allows visitors to walk through Amur Tiger-infested woods, as well as learn a bit about the Amur Tiger, is an essential and unmissable aspect of the Knowsley Safari experience.
Able to indulge your every shopping whim, Cheshire Oaks’ encyclopaedic sampling of everything from fashion to food makes it one of the best shopping experiences around. Shop the finest luxury garments and afterwards, sit down for food at any one of the retail park’s many quality restaurants. Even if you are after something less glamorous, like sportswear or even stationery, Cheshire Oaks has a spot for you to pick whatever wares you need.
Whether you are leaving Go Ape Delamere exhausted or leaving Cheshire Oaks with a significantly lighter wallet or purse, the best way to travel home is with Cyllenius Travel Services. Quick, reliable and arranged completely at your convenience – regardless of the size of your party, Cyllenius Travel Services are the perfect travel partner for journeys both to and from these North West hotspots. If you are after a Manchester chauffeur service or chauffeur services in Liverpool, look no further than Cyllenius Travel Services.