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Magic of Maps Half Term Activity
Lion Salt Works
Saturday 5th June 2021

With no gyms, swimming or group sports during lockdown, there has been an explosion of interest in walking - with sales of maps soaring to meet people’s demand to explore the great outdoors.

To tap into this exciting new trend and to show how easy and fun map reading can be, the award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich is celebrating with a series of child-friendly ‘Magic of Maps’ activities on Tuesday 1 June and Wednesday 2 June (10.30am -12 noon and 2pm - 4pm) as well as a full day of family activities on Saturday 5 June. Suitable for children up to the age of 12, there is a £3 cost per child and activities.

Due to social distancing requirements, booking in advance is required (and separate booking is necessary to visit the museum) by calling 01606 275066.

Exploring and having fun is how children will enjoy finding out how maps and grid references work. They will also be given an exciting ‘Map in a Pack’ that will not only help them understand basic map reading symbols but give them the confidence to set up their own trail when they get home.

On Saturday 5 June, in addition to the children’s activities, there will be a series of fun, informal table-top ‘speed-dating style’ mini talks, giving family bubbles the chance to explore more about the magic of maps from a range of experts. The passionate map experts include two ramblers and an archaeologist.

On Saturday, Cheshire Records Office will host a display giving details and information about its extraordinary free online map collection, featuring tithe maps from 1836-51, aerial images and ordnance survey maps (1875,1898, 1910) that can be found at Its impressive collection has been viewed over a million times since 2008.

Please Note: Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice.
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Lion Salt Works
Ollershaw Lane

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Please Note: The information regarding this event was correct at the date of publication. Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice. Please check with the event before attending.

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