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what to do with a couple of children?

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tricia03 Wed 07-Jul-10 14:09:47

I moved to Warrington a year ago and have 2 children (18 months and 3).

Can anyone give me any ideas about what to do with them during the summer when all the clubs close?

Also, I would like to take them swimming. Is there a decent pool with facilities for changing 2 young children?

Hulla Thu 15-Jul-10 08:48:04

Tricia, I moved here a month a go and have an 18 month old! I have been looking for things for us to do too!

Warrington council website has details of the pools. They seem to have parent & baby sessions on different days (Fordton today for example so I may take DD).

Where abouts are you? My searches have all been around WA4 but I've found softplay (Latchford), Cafes where children can paint on ceramics (Stockton Heath & Latchford), Walton Hall Childrens Zoo, lots of mums & tots groups, Stockley Farm, Applejacks farm/adventure type place.

Sorry for the lack of links. DD is emptying the kitchen drawers as I type!

tricia03 Wed 21-Jul-10 14:39:19

We moved to WA4 so everything I know about tends to be around here.

Alexandra and Victoria parks have good playgrounds but Victoria park can have a few boistrous older children.

Grappenhall Heys has a pretty walled garden and an OK walk behind it. Marbury Park is also a nice open space for children (and dogs) to run around in but is a 10-15 minute drive away.

Haven't tried the ceramic cafe in Stockton Heath - haven't dared with a 3 and 1 year old bent on creating havoc!

Was going to check out Risley Moss up at Birchwood and Lymm reservoir for walking (although my 3 year old has entered that phase where walking is simply not possible).

I try to get my two outdoors as much as possible. They're a lot happier and therefore so am I!

Hulla Tue 27-Jul-10 09:11:53

I don't know either of those parks, are they near Stockton Heath?

I'm taking my 18 month old to the ceramic cafe this week - I have a feeling I'll regret it but I'm meeting a friend there so I'm going to brave letting DD loose on some paint!

Bridgewater High school also has a leisure centre which has parent and child sessions, I'm not sure how you'd do that with a 3 year old and a 1 year old though.

I have heard that Marbury is lovely so will add that to our summer to do list. I agree, lots of time outdoors is a good thing. DD has a thing about running at the moment, it's the absolute most fun thing for her.

Off to google those parks...

suebfg Sun 19-Sep-10 21:26:52

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden has activities for children on many Sundays - pond dipping, making animals out of veg. Also they sell great fruit and veg grown in the gardens - we love it!

Story time at Stockton Heath library on Tuesdays at 11am.

Geronimos (indoor play centre) in Stockton Heath is not bad when the weather is rubbish.

Stockley Farm is fab

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