If you want to get your heart pumping, we've got plenty of adrenaline-filled days out for you! From paint balling your way through the Wild, Wild West or a replica of the Berlin Wall at Manchester's Delta Force Paintball, to swinging through the treetops on the high ropes and zipwire at Buxton's Go Ape, situated in the Peak District National Park, Northern will be there to make sure you find your way back home after a long day of excitement!
The North is home to some of the country's most breathtaking beaches and views. You'll find traditional seaside destinations dotted along the North-East coast from Whitley Bay down to Skegness, while an awe-inspiring scene awaits you along the wild Northumberland coastline and vast stretch of sand at Bamburgh. The monumental sand dunes of Formby on the West coast of Lancashire might even give you a view of Blackpool tower on a clear day, while Blundell Sands near Crosby is also worth a visit to see Antony Gormley's sculptures of one hundred iron men staring out to sea.
If you're looking for something to keep the kids occupied this Summer, we've got a selection of activities for all ages. For fun-filled days out at the Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester to honing their excavating skills with 6-tonne diggers at Diggerland in Castleford, West Yorkshire, we've got you covered!
If you fancy slowing things down for a minute and getting back to Nature, the North has a wealth of areas of natural beauty to enjoy. In Derbyshire's Peak District National Park you'll find the Heights of Abraham where a cable car will take you from the valley floor up 169 metres, giving spectacular views across the Peak District and Derwent Valley. There's also the Masson and Rutland show caverns to visit if you don't like heights! For more areas of outstanding beauty there's also The Yorkshire Dales and Moors, as well as the stunningly beautiful Lake District and the more rugged charms of the North Pennines.
If it's renowned museums and art galleries you're after, look no further! There's so much choice, from the open air Sculpture Park near Wakefield, or the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, to the family-friendly Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, or the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. The North really is the place for some enriching days out, boasting such a range of intriguing tourist experiences, whether it's taking in the stunning architecture of Liverpool Cathedral or coming face to face with Lincolnshire's earliest inhabitants at the Collection museum, Lincoln.
For budding naturalists, you can choose to visit a zoo, a safari park or an aquarium. The North's wildlife attractions offer encounters with baboons, camels, owls and more! Hop on board the Knowsley Safari Baboon Bus, or visit Chester Zoo, or maybe head for the award-winning The Deep Aquarium in Hull where you can mingle with over 3,500 fish, rays - and even a shark!