Destination Summer

Destination Summer It might not have been the best start to the season, but longer days are here and summer is always a time for getting out and about.  If you’re...

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Destination Summer

It might not have been the best start to the season, but longer days are here and summer is always a time for getting out and about.  If you’re looking for things to do then Bents is a very good place to start.  And we couldn’t be easier to find, located between Liverpool and Manchester, just off the A580 East Lancashire Road.

We’ve got something for all ages to enjoy and with a choice of delicious dining destinations you can easily spend the day here and while away the time in our relaxing surroundings.


Ice Cream at Bents Garden and HomeLots for the little ones.

Throughout the summer holidays we’ve got regular children’s activities (check out our events page Bents Events-  for what is going on this week) and tricky treasure hunts hidden throughout the Centre.  Our regular weekly story time hour - every Thursday between 9.30am and 10.30am during term time and is perfect for your preschoolers.

We’ve got a taste of the Great British seaside with our Covered Beach and new Ice Cream & Dessert Parlour as well as our Outdoor Play Area, which is ideally located next to our Jurassic Cove Adventure Golf Café meaning parents can enjoy coffee and cake whilst the little ones play.


Jurassic Cove Adventure Golf at BentsAfterschool Adventure Time

Our Covered Beach and Outdoor Play Area are just two of our attractions for Afterschool Adventures.  Children of all ages will also love our Jurassic Cove Adventure Golf Course, where dinosaurs roam wild and pesky pirates are waiting to pounce.

Even more magic awaits in Weeping Ash Garden with our Mythical Garden Trail, or grab a map and let the little ones guide you round the beautiful Windy Bank Wood nature trail, part of the Mersey Forest  Trust, and located just to the rear of the Centre.

And once they’ve expended all their energy join us in The Fresh Approach Restaurant,  where there’s a choice of delicious home cooked meals on our special children’s menu.  Perfect for an after school meal for all the family to enjoy. Dining at Bents


Plants at Bents Garden and Home Great for Garden Enthusiasts

Exceptional quality plants and expert advice remain at the core of our family business and we continue to grow and nurture over 60% of our plants at our onsite nursery.  Our home grown collection benefits from our experts’ special attention so we can ensure the utmost quality and freshness as they arrive on our plant area.

From the colourful and creative plant displays in our Open Skies Glass House to our beautiful furniture collections and extensive ‘Weber World’ barbecue shop, you’ll find everything you need to create the perfect outdoor room.

And don’t forget Weeping Ash, the magical garden hidden just metres away from the Centre.  Open every Friday between 12 – 4pm, it’s the perfect place to find ideas and inspiration for your own garden.


Summer Food at Bents Garden and HomeFabulous for Foodies

Food is one of our many passions and we cater for every occasion with a delicious choice of dining destinations.  From our The Fresh Approach Restaurant to fish and chips served from our iconic Airstream Trailer, leisurely Afternoon Teas to a quick speciality coffee, all our meals, in every establishment, are freshly prepared here on the premises to ensure every dining experience is a treat worth repeating.

Our Tapas bar adds another taste sensation to the Dining at Bents experience.  Located next to the wine-tasting area in our Food Hall, diners can indulge in a selection of Spanish influenced appetisers whilst exploring the fantastic world of wine, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our Open Skies Glasshouse in the comfort of our undercover seating area

And keep an eye out for our regular food tasting events, featuring delicious delicacies from our Food Hall, the perfect place to pick up all your essentials.  Picnics, barbecues, eating al fresco…we’ve got summertime socialising covered.


Pet Cafe at Bents Garden and HomePerfect for Pets

We love welcoming well-behaved dogs in all our outdoor spaces and outside dining areas*, including our all-weather Open Skies Glass House and covered walkway.  The Pet Place, Lakeland Plastics and Trespass complete our dog friendly shopping destinations.

You’ll find fresh water stations throughout these areas and, for something a little more satisfying, you can dine together at The Pet Café which has a selection of delicious treats for both human and hound!

For those looking for a little exercise on your visit, Windy Bank Wood trail provides the perfect place to let them off the lead.  And if your furry friend finds a muddy patch (which with some dogs is inevitable!) you’ll find a cleaning station located outside The Pet Place where you can rinse them off ready for the car.

So whether it’s a Pupcake or a Cupcake, sniffing out a new toy or browsing our homegrown plant collection, there’s a reason for you both to enjoy a trip to Bents.

(*Not at our Undercover Beach or Outside Adventure Play Area.)


Events to Enjoy

Our extensive events calendar has something for everyone to enjoy.  Take a look online and discover even more dates for your diary, or join us on social media where we’ll keep you up to date with everything that’s going on at Bents this summer.


So if you’re looking for a great day out in the Greater Manchester region then Bents is the perfect answer.  We’ve got lots going on this summer so why not pay us a visit and spend the day with us.