Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    List an Event/Business    Contact    Login
Join the Manchester Mums Facebook Group to ask questions, seek advice, share experiences and join a vibrant and supportive community.

Portland Basin Museum

by Gaynor (follow)
Step back in time and explore the sights and sounds of a bygone Thameside

If you’re looking for a lovely quiet couple of hours out with the children, Portland Basin Museum in Ashton-Under-Lyne is a great family friendly venue.

Situated on the canal side, there are plenty of opportunities for walking, exploring and playing.



Teddy bears


There is currently a Teddy Bears exhibition on and we had fun looking at the different teddies on display and trying to find them scattered around the building.

The permanent exhibits are particularly great for little transport lovers. There’s a replica barge to peek in and a great little model village where you can push the buttons to make the trains and horses move.



Teddy bears


There’s also a film about the history of local transport that will interest older children.


Further on there are some great hands on activities - we liked the gloves and hats from different eras to dress up in.



Hats


Then there’s the Nuts and Bolts play area with toy train set, building blocks, a mini supermarket and lots more dressing up fun.



Teddy bears


Every Thursday in term time there is a Little Hands play session here from 10-11am.

There’s a small café on site, as well as some indoor seating allocated for picnics. There are also regular children’s craft sessions held here.



Hats


On the day of our visit, we had booked in for a barge ride with Santa run by 2 Boards & A Passion Theatre Company which was great fun.



Hats




Hats



Keep an eye out for other water based activities as they are different ones are available here throughout the year.

Useful information:
Address:Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0QA
Opening hours: Closed Mondays, Tues – Sun 10am til 4pm




Featured
Introducing BabyLed Spreads, these delicious weaning spreads are a nutritious way to help your curious little one explore ingredients and textures.
Step into the magical and colourful world of Little Baby Bum.
21 Jul - 22 Jul
Visit Eureka summer for a boredom-busting festival of tech, science, performance and play, including Fusion: Adventures in Digital Art, a new exhibition featuring some of the best digital art from around the globe.
21 Jul - 2 Sept
This event is inspired by County Shows mixed with a traditional Village Fete to create a day out for all ages to enjoy.
21 Jul - 22 Jul
Find a bargain at this indoor car boot/table top sale dedicated to kids gear of all types and ages.
22 Jul
Join the conversation on the Manchester Mums Facebook Group
I like this Article - 2
ID: 71406
Calendar
Categories
January (51)
March (56)
April (44)
May (72)
June (79)
July (90)
October (42)
August (52)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version