Summer family fun at Lion Salt Works | Knutsford Times

Summer family fun at Lion Salt Works

By on July 31, 2018

The Lion Salt Works Museum, based near Northwich, will be hosting action-packed fun for children this Summer.

Each week will feature a different theme for two-days of creative ‘drop in’ workshops, taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. For instance, during Super Hero week, children can make their own super hero mask; during Alice in Wonderland week, children can play garden games and go on a special ‘Alice Trail’ around the grounds. Fossil Fun week features fun fossil-related activities and during Beano Bonanza week children can learn about different techniques for putting together the best comic page.  The Summer will end with Wild in the Woods – a chance to do wildlife craft activities inspired by the site. For more information go to 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. Drop-in activities are suitable for young visitors aged up to 11. All the activities are free but there is a suggested donation of £2.00. Visitors do not have to pay to go into the Museum to take part in these events. Their site has an imaginatively-themed play area and parking is free.

Week 1   Super Heros –  Tuesday 31 and Wednesday 1 August.

Children can exercise their imaginations by having a go at making a mask of their favourite super hero – anything from The Incredibles to the Avengers.

Week 2   Alice in Wonderland Party – Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 August

The world of Alice in Wonderful will be brought to life when children take part in outdoor garden games, craft activities and a special Alice in Wonderland trail. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and make a day at the site.

Week 3   Fossil Fun!  – Tuesday 14 August – Wednesday 15 August

The Lion Salt Works will bring fossils to life with an exciting series of fossil-related craft activities, including viewing real fossils that are millions of years old.

Week 4   Beano Bonanza – Tuesday 21 August – Wednesday 22 August

WAM BAM – to celebrate the wonderful antics of the great Beano comic, children can enjoy messy fun by trying out a range of artistic techniques to creating their own comic book action scene.

Week 5  Wild at the Works  Tuesday 28 August – Wednesday 29 August

Children can explore the nature around the Museum, including the canal and get involved with arts and crafts that are inspired by all wildlife on site.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “Parents looking for fun, action-packed and educational activities over the long Summer holiday need look no further than the list of varied and creative activities at the Lion Salt Works. Located next to the beautiful Northwich woodlands and right next to the tranquil Trent & Mersey Canal with is colourful narrowboats, the Museum is the perfect location to come for the day with friends and family.”

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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