About Venture Up North
Looking for family fun in North West England and beyond? You’ve come to the right place…
Venture Up North is the ultimate guide to what’s on in the North West, when it’s on and how to make the most of your time when you get there!
Let us help you plan the ultimate day trip, fun summer holiday activities, the best staycation and more. And if you need any advice about what to pack, the best equipment to buy, or how to save money for your next family trip, we’ve got you covered there too.
Hi! I’m Helen – proud Northerner and the founder of Venture Up North.
I’ve always had a passion for travel and new experiences and in 2017, I finally fulfilled a lifelong dream and took a 6 month sabbatical to go backpacking across South America, Australia and South East Asia.
Ironically, it was whilst I was far away from home that the idea for Venture Up North took hold.
During my travels, I met people from all over the world and quickly discovered that for many, a trip to the UK simply meant a trip to London. It seemed as though my Northern home was often overlooked as a possible travel destination.
Fast-forward a few years and I’ve unpacked my backpack and settled back into life in Liverpool.
But that doesn’t mean my adventures are over.
With my husband and two young children in tow, I not only want to get to know my own corner of the world a little better, but I want to make sure The North is recognised for the truly wonderful place it is.
I’m excited to connect with local people, local businesses and local organisations to create new opportunities and showcase the best of The North for the benefit of every family, everywhere.