CHILDREN will have the chance to design their own salt sacks in a creative printing session during half term.

Salt from the Lion Salt Works in Northwich used to be transported all over the world in specially-designed sacks, and next week children will be able to make their own.

The fun salt sack printing sessions will run on a drop-in basis, costing £2 and taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18 and 19 from 10.30am and again at 2pm. Parking is free.

In its heyday, salt from Cheshire was exported via Liverpool throughout the world.

Special sacks were made for each country and children will have a chance of choosing somewhere in the world and designing a salt sack based on that country.

This activity is suitable for children aged four to 11 years old.

Cheshire West and Chester Council leader Cllr Louise Gittins said: “This creative activity is a marvellous way of talking to children about the significant role played by salt on a world stage.

"It is extraordinary to think that once there were hundreds and hundreds of open-pan, salt-making sites across the region but that the Lion Salt Works is now the sole survivor.”