Architecture and Planning Trail

Discover the Museums Town Expeditions Architecture and Planning Trail, a captivating summer holiday adventure perfect for families! This engaging trail invites you to explore the architectural wonders and urban planning highlights of our town. As you journey through the designated route, you’ll encounter parts of the town you’ve never considered before and fun activities designed to educate and entertain visitors of all ages. From historical landmarks to modern masterpieces, the trail offers a unique opportunity to learn about the evolution of our town’s built environment. Don’t miss this exciting chance to experience architecture and urban planning in a hands-on, family-friendly way!

Complete the trail and receive your Architecture and Planning reward sticker. Don’t forget to fill your Heritage Passport, the more activities you complete, the more stickers you are rewarded.

The Architecture and Planning Trail is one of four new free trails part of the Town Expeditions event during the summer holidays.

You can collect trails and your Heritage Passport from the front desk at Congleton Museum. You can collect a pencils at the museum to use, or you can bring your own.

Tips before you start your Town Expeditions.

  1. Plan Your Visit
  • Check the Weather: Dress appropriately and bring rain gear if needed.
  • Choose your route: Review the trails and choose a route suitable for your children’s age and interests.
  • Essentials: Pack water, snacks, and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Timing: Each trail takes about 30-45 minutes, perfect for young children.
  1. Engaging Activities
  • Observation: Encourage children to look for interesting buildings, art objects, plants, and landmarks.
  • Interactive Learning: Use trail guides to learn about the sites.
  • Creative Fun: Bring notebooks for drawing or note-taking.
  1. Safety and Respect
  • Stay Together: Keep young children close and stay on marked paths.
  • Breaks: Take short rests and hydrate.
  • Respect Nature and Heritage: Teach children to leave no trace and appreciate the environment.
  • Be Mindful: Understand that the general public may also be using the same streets and pathways.

We hope you enjoy your Town Expeditions. Why not take a look at some of the below photographs of Architecture and planning that feature on the trail. Do you recognise any of them?

This image shows Little Street, however the Architecture and Planning trail will show you what it used to look like.
Do you recognise some of these buildings on High Street? They may have changed over time.

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