I’ve always seen signs for Haigh Hall on the motorway so after a recommendation from family we decided to visit one sunny Sunday. It took us less than an hour from our house to get there which was great. Its not far from junction 6 of the M61.
Wow it was busy when we arrived! The car park already looked pretty full, we were in the overflow at 11am. Parking is £3 all day and there was plenty of overflow parking which is great. Every month there’s a Artisan market, I think every 3rd or 4th Sunday of month. We could see plenty of stalls but actually ran out of time to take a look.
Once we parked, we headed to explore. We quickly found a nap and decided to take a look at the Adventure Playground.
As we got closer to the playground we noticed how big it was! It was huge and it looked fab. There was also a fun fair that runs on weekends.
The kids loved it, there was smaller climbing frames that were fab for my two year old twins. Plenty of swings, a roundabout and much more.
My eldest loved the giant climbing frame in the sand pit.
There’s also Haigh’s High Ropes that looked fab, definitely something for another trip! (you can see part of the tree top adventure in my photo above).
After the playground, we found plenty of picnic benches and settled down for our lunch in the sun.
Once we’d finished our picnic we decided to take a stroll around the walled garden. As we entered, the first thing we noticed was a sign about looking out for knitted bees and butterflies around the garden.
This sounded great, right up our street! We love a trail, anything to keep little ones interested and entertained and wow did they have fun! They loved spotting the bees and butterflies in the trees and around the gardens, it was great fun!
After leaving the walled gardens, we walked through more beautiful gardens until we found the little train. At only £1 a person (under two’s ride for free) we decided to have a treat and wait for the train.
What a fab train ride, my three loved it. The train goes through the woodland and past a lake, the kids loved spotting to ducks.
The train stopps half way round and you have the option on getting off and staying on and heading back, so we jumped off outside Haigh Hall. We stopped for a break and a snack, mainly to enjoy the scenery and the sun.
We had a lovely family day out and we will definitely be back. We plan to do crazy golf next time too, we love crazy golf!
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