Aston-Under-Lyne is an excellent location for parents with children. Whether your family loves the outdoors or learning about the history indoors, Ashton-Under-Lyne will have something for every member of the family.
In this Accent Housing blog, we are going to showcase to you and your family the best attractions and activities to do in Aston-Under-Lyne, and what it is like to live in the area.
Is Ashton-Under-Lyne A Nice Place To Live?
Ashton under Lyne is a great place to live and work. A vibrant energetic town with a long history – there is something here for everyone. Cultural diversity, a lively market, major retail outlets, good schools and colleges, picturesque surrounding countryside and yet a matter of minutes into Manchester City Centre.
Things To Do In Ashton-Under-Lyne
Ashton-Under-Lyne is a traditional market town at the centre of several small northern towns in the borough on Tameside. The town is situated just on the outskirts of Manchester and lies on the north bank of the River Tame.
The market town offers locals and visitors a wide range of independent and high street stores, restaurants and welcoming bars and pubs.
Ashton also boasts several family-friendly days out and green spaces. Let’s look at some of the town’s attractions and the best things to do in Ashton-under-Lyne, from canal walks to historical days-out and the famous Ashton Market.
The famous Ashton Market on Bow street in the town centre is a must-do when visiting Ashton-under-Lyne. With both indoor and outdoor stalls, Ashton Market is one of the busiest markets in the North West and offers a wide range of quality goods from old-fashioned sweets to unique gifts and children clothes.
Museum of the Manchester Regiment
The local history attraction. The Museum of the Manchester Regiment is certainly one of the best things to do in Ashton-under-Lyne. The town hall venue offers a full programme of interactive activities, family events, and exhibitions showcasing a collection of weapons, medals, uniforms, and other artefacts.
Activities and days out that never fail to entertain the family - A farm. With a great selection of animals and seasonal changes to the farm, Cockfield is a must place to visit. From interacting with the animals to a selection of food and drink the children will not be bored.
Discover the outdoors with your family just a short drive away from Aston-Under-Lyne. The main part of the walk is the ‘Wizards Well’. The legend says that King Arthur lies sleeping underground!
Explore the sandstone ridge when you follow the wooded trails, enjoy the views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. The one thing to be aware of is there are high drops in places so keep children closely supervised at times. There is a car parking charge.
Ashton under Lyne has its own football, rugby, and cricket teams. There is a purpose-built track and field facility that hosts a variety of sporting events. There are endless wide open spaces to explore.
There is a leisure complex that includes a ten screen Cineworld cinema and ten pin bowling complexes. The town has a public swimming pool with gym facilities and a sauna as well as many private gyms available.
If your family has an interest in sports, then the choices are limitless. I know this won’t happen, but if it does and you struggle to find a sports club for your child, you can search further afield in Manchester. The possibilities are endless.
The beautiful position of Ashton-Under-Lyne nestled in the foothills of the Pennines makes it a good choice for all types of buyers who want to be close to the City of Manchester whilst enjoying close proximity to wide open spaces and clean countryside air.
Affordable Homes To Rent In Ashton-Under-Lyne
Are you looking for a home in Ashton-Under-Lyne? Perhaps you want to move to the area. If you’re looking for an affordable home in Ashton-Under-Lyne we can help.
Here at Accent Housing, we are a housing association providing affordable and quality homes throughout England. We have a wide range of homes in Ashton-Under-Lyne, including family homes, flats and sheltered accommodation for seniors.
If you would like to find out more about moving into an Accent Housing property, get in touch with our team.
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