Blackburn is a vibrant, happening place to be with great food, good sport and a fashionable heritage as well as two town centres that are creative, entrepreneurial and entertaining places to be.
Blackpool is one of Britain’s most loved holiday destination, which should come as no surprise when you think about the huge range of attractions available all year round, as well as the new seafront, world class events and spectacular lighting shows.
Bolton has some stunning countryside and is ideally located close to the scenic West Pennine Moors. Whether you are a dedicated rambler or an occasional lover of fresh air and fantastic views, Bolton’s countryside has a lot to offer you. If you fancy heading into the city to explore, we have a number of attractions just for you - it's all aboard for a trip into Lancashire's industrial history at Bolton Steam Museum, joined with shopping centres, restaurants, and the award winning Octagon Theatre.
Bradford offers distinctive experiences whether you are a new visitor or returning to explore further. Will you spend time with the Brontës in Haworth? Take an invigorating walk on Ilkley Moor 'Bah't at'? Spend a lazy Sunday with Hockney in Saltaire or take your seat for a West End show at the Alhambra theatre? Whatever you choose, and you'll find plenty of ideas and inspiration, you're never far from a new experience!
Bridlington boasts the superb Promenades shopping centre, with the stunning medieval monestary of the Priory. As well as this, take in some contemporary art at Gallery 49 before refuelling at Fish and Chips at 149!
Watched over by the great medieval fortress of Carlisle Castle, Carlisle offers a range of shopping and discovery. Be inspired at the Tullie House museum; or if you fancy taking things up a notch with the kids we recommend enjoying an interactive adventure game of laser tag set in a thrilling sci-fi world at Laser Quest Carlisle, where you can get a second game for FREE when you travel with Northern this summer!
With an abundance of restaurants, pubs and cafes, you are sure to find something to suit both your palate and your pocket in Chester. The city is a shopper's paradise, offering an exciting mix of designer brands, independent gems and high street favourites.
Doncaster is a great day out - whether it's a race at Doncaster Racecourse or an alternative movie experience at the Phantom Cinema, there's something for everyone. Make sure not to miss Yorkshire Wildlife Park - South Yorkshire's fastest growing wildlife attraction, offering a unique view into the world of animals at their Lemur Woods and Wallaby Walkabout!
Halifax plays host to a range of entertainment attractions, and is a destination not to be missed this summer; bring your little explorers along to Eureka National Children's Museum to learn about themselves and the world around them, or indulge in a spot of retail therapy at Calderdale Markets.
Home to Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (July 21st-24th), where else could you go to meet the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, before spoiling yourself with a visit to foodies' favourite Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms. If a life of crime (writing) isn't for you, compliment your trip with a leisurely stroll through 14 acres of verdant tranquility at Valley Gardens, the colours and scents of Harlow Carr, or the intriguing Stump Cross Caverns!
For a fantastic family day out, bring the smaller members of your party down to Playworld, the state of the art entertainment complex, covering 12,000 square feet of action-packed fun, including a stunning roller skating rink. Calm them down afterwards by heading to Greenhead Park for some lovely fresh air, or find all your high-street favourites in one place at Kingsgate Shopping Centre.
Hear a Raptor roar, touch Triceratops' bones, or see a T-Rex Skull - and that's just at Dinostar! There's more wildlife than you can shake a stick at in Hull, where you can also enjoy a fun-filled family day out at The Deep, home to 3,500 fish!
Knaresborough is full of surprises, a warren of medieval streets and stone staircases that weave their way up and down the hill. For an arts and crafts centre with a difference, drop into Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre, or experience the magical charms of the marvelous Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well.
From shooting real crossbows at the Royal Armousies, to indulging yourself in luxury with seat service and sofa's at the luxurious Everyman Cinema, we've got plenty to make your trip to Leeds one to remember.
Lincoln is crowned by Lincoln Cathedral, one of Europe’s finest examples of Gothic architecture, which sits across a picturesque cobbled square from Lincoln Castle. As well as this, Lincoln boasts a range of stores, from vintage outlets on The Strait to the more modern town centre, there really is something for everybody here.
From riding the Baboon Bus through Knowsley Safari to visiting the award-winning Beatles Story Experience, Liverpool offers a little bit of everything - and then some - with stunning views across the Mersey. If you'd rather escape the chaos of the city then head to Crosby Beach, which spans three miles from the Port of Liverpool to the River Alt.
A city alive with character, Manchester is rich in art and heritage, and as proud of its music scene as it is of its world-famous football teams. Head over to the Museum of Science and Industry to experience the story of where the modern world began, or bounce your way into Oxygen Free-Jumping - there's fun for all ages here!
Awash with restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels and must-see tourist attractions including the Life Science Centreand the Great North Museum, featuring Fossil Stories, Ancient Egyptions and even a T-Rex skeleton!
Nottingham is home to an independent art scene, teeming pubs and clubs and everyones favourite outlaw, a certain Robin Hood. Highfields Park offers a stunning open space to take some time out with friend or family, and the National Video Game Arcade provides a celebration of videogame culture and offers new ways to play together!
With a huge array of some of your favourite high street shops, fantastic food establishments, you can enjoy a memorable day out in Preston. Visit Popworld for a fantastic selection of events to get you moving and shaking or wallow in the Harris Museum’s monument to ‘Literature, Arts and Science’, one of six city museums.
Discover award winning sandy beaches, breathtaking coastline, wonderful family attractions and some of the best events in the country. Scarborough is one of the UK's top tourist destinations.
There are lots of things to do in Sheffield, from encountering the exotic at Sheffield Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, to finding clues, solving buzzles and making a break for freedom at the Great Escape! its a great place to visit, and we've pulled together a selection of the top attractions.
Take an adventure to Southport, and take in one of Englands finest coastal towns. Once there, discover Lord Street, a tree-lined Victorian Boulevard that is home to shops, restaurants and quaty tearooms, or take advantage of the all weather water park Splash World, with it's range of flumes, river rides, and bubble spa's!
Stockport has an abundance of leisure and culture activities. Take a step into the country's largest purpose-built civilian air raid shelters, or head to the hub of Stockport for a spot of retail therapy - you'll find a warm welcome and plenty to do wherever you head.
From beautiful beaches and countryside, to theatres, museums and galleries, there's plenty to see and do in Sunderland. Many of the city's attractions are free and all offer a great family day out, packed with fun.
The city of Wakefield is home to newly opened The Hepworth, Wakefield and the inspirational Yorkshire Sculpture Park set in 500 acres of parkland where you can visit the landscape that inspired locally born artists Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
Wigan is a surprisingly diverse destination. There's heritage, miles of countryside, sporting glory, shopping, vibrant nightlife, popular festivals, and the best in northern character and hospitality.
From narrow streets, lively with chic cafes and specialist shops, to trips on its tree-lined river and days out with the kids, York is a treasure house with a superb choice of museums, galleries - and the world famous Jorvik Viking Centre!