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Having fun in Rochdale Borough is a family affair. Explore our local heritage, discover a proud history of fire fighting, feel the passion of our soccer and rugby league clubs, or indulge in the sporting life yourself at amazing activity centres.

Touchstones Museum & Gallery, this award-winning Arts and Heritage Centre not only hosts a museum but several art galleries, a heritage centre, café and shop and presents a rolling programme of great events and workshops.

Middleton Arena hosts plays and pantomimes will amuse all and there’s always opportunities for adults, children and young people to take part in fun theatre activities and art-based workshops.

If sport’s your family’s fascination you can enjoy watching Rochdale’s finest in action at the borough’s football club. Prefer rugby? How about taking the kids to see one of England’s oldest rugby league teams? Spotland Stadium is home to both Rochdale Football Club and Rochdale Hornets Rugby League Club.

To experience the great outdoors, why not call in at one of Rochdale’s Visitor Centres and pick up some information on outdoor events, activities and attractions throughout the area. Try out a range of outdoor pursuits including hill walking, canoeing and sailing. Rochdale also has plenty of  parks and green spaces, providing relaxation and recreation for the whole family.

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Pennine Bridleway

Pennine Bridleway sign

The Pennine Bridleway is the country's first National Trail for horse riders, mountain bikers, and walkers, and it passes through the rugged Pennine...