Summer holiday fun at Lion Saltworks museum

THE multi-award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum, based on the Trent & Mersey Canal, near Northwich, will be hosting action-packed fun for children across the region this summer.

Each week will feature a different theme for two-days of creative ‘drop in’ workshops, taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. In ‘Let’s Go Fly A Kite’ week, children can have fun making their own kite; during ‘Journey to Space’ week, they can enjoy craft activities that are ‘out of this world’ and in ‘Kitchen Chemistry’ week they can celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table with some cool kitchen chemistry. Pirate Adventure Week will feature lots of exciting pirate-themed activities and crafts and ‘Stained Glass Window week will give children the chance to make a colourful addition to their bedroom windows using a twist on traditional materials.

There is free mooring on the towpath and direct access to the Museum from the towpath. For more information go to westcheshiremuseums.co.uk or call the Museum on 01606 275040.

During each week of the Summer, the Museum’s Tuesday and Wednesday activities take place between 10.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 4.30pm. These drop-in activities are suitable for young visitors aged up to 11 and cost £2 per child. Visitors do not have to pay to go into the Museum to take part in these events. The Museum’s site has an imaginatively-themed play area, parking is free and the café and shop is open to everyone.

Week 1   Let’s Go Fly a Kite –  Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 July

Children can get creative and have fun making a kite, ready to fly on the breeze. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and make a day at the site.

Week 2   Kitchen Chemistry – Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 August

To celebrate 2019 being the International Year of the Periodic Table, the Museum has some cool chemistry for children that they can also try at home.


Pirate Adventure Day. PHOTOS SUPPLIED

Week 3   Pirate Adventure Day  – Tuesday 13 August – Wednesday 14 August

Fancy the life of a pirate? Then step on board with lots of exciting pirate-themed activities and crafts around the site.

Week 4   Journey to Space – Tuesday 20 August – Wednesday 21 August

This year is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by Apollo II. The Museum celebrates with crafts that are ‘out of this world’.

Week 5  Stained Glass Windows  Tuesday 27 August – Wednesday 28 August

Have a go at making a colourful stained glass windows for home, but with a twist on traditional materials.

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Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “It is going to be a fun, varied and action-packed Summer full of imaginative and educational activities at the Lion Salt Works Museum. The site also features free access to a large industrially-themed play area, the butterfly garden and mooring next to the Museum. Located next to the beautiful Northwich woodlands and right next to the tranquil Trent & Mersey Canal, the Museum is the perfect location to come for the day with family, friends and a picnic.”

The Lion Salt Works features not only fun and interactive displays about the story of salt and its impact on the landscape, people and industries of Cheshire but also a child-friendly café, butterfly garden and large play area. There is plenty of free parking.

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