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Family Days Out

Our museums have something to interest and keep happy all the family from toddlers to grandparents.

And there are lots of good things to see, do and share together in your great day family out.

Your family day out starts with a visit to our 'Planning your visit' information which will ensure your day out goes smoothly.

Visiting Ellesmere Port

Visiting Gloucester Docks

Visiting Stoke Bruerne

For ideas on how to plan your family day out click on the links below;

Your day out in Ellesmere Port

Your day out in Gloucester Docks

Your day out in Stoke Bruerne

Food glorious food

There are nice spots for picnics at each museum and cafés at Ellesmere Port and Stoke Bruerne - each with lovely canal views. 

At Gloucester, Coots Café Bar just next to the museum will be happy to make you welcome.

Walk off your lunch!

At each museum, there's plenty of space to run around and let off steam, or for a more sedate saunter after lunch.

Enjoy the rural idyll of the Grand Union Canal at Stoke Bruerne or explore the Victorian docks at Ellesmere Port and Gloucester.

Prepare yourself for a great waterside adventure!






Family day out at Ellesmere Port.

Family day out in Ellesmere Port.


Messing about in boats
Take a boat trip together and make your family day out unforgettable!

Canal trips are on offer at each of our museums.

Ellesmere Port canal trips

Gloucester canal and river trips

Stoke Bruerne canal trips



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