Saturday, 19 March 2016

A thrifty day out

Well hello,

Today as J is off work we decided to have a family day out, to blow the cobwebs away.  We looked at the options of places to visit.  We are currently looking into other places to visit further a field in the next few coming months.  We landed upon Haigh Hall in Wigan, the kids loved playing on the massive park, fun for all ages as well as a zip wire.  We then continued to wander (lots of walking opportunities) lots of fresh air and places for the family to explore.  We had a look around the walled garden I think in summer it will be well worth a visit when it is in full bloom.  We then ventured upon the miniature railway, we loved it.  Haigh Hall itself had a wedding on at the time (a popular wedding venue in the area) photos of the main hall below.

We took a picnic with us and ate it in the courtyard, plenty of picnic benches about and many others had the same idea as us.  There is a cafe on-site as well as a hotdog van and ice cream van (today it was way too cold for ice cream unfortunately).  The toilets were clean and free to use.

Haigh Hall has a car park and it cost £1.50 to park all day.  The train ride cost £1 each.  So £6.50 for a good day out is certainly value for money.

We are going to go back again when the weather is warmer and do some of the walks.

Where else is good to visit that you would recommend?  Has anybody any experience of Drayton Manor?

Dawn