BARONS Quay in Northwich is launching 'Summer Unlocked' this weekend with a host of secret garden themed activities for families to enjoy.

Summer Unlocked at Barons Quay will include an exciting Wildflower Maze that children can explore and learn about nature as they navigate the twists and turns in search of the secret summer house at its centre.

The maze will be situated in the Wildflower Meadow opposite H&M and Sticky Paws and will be open daily from July 24, between 11am and 7pm.

As well as the maze Barons Quay is working with the Northwich BID to host a number of free family activities every Saturday, starting with a Woodland Owl Experience on Saturday from 12pm to 2pm.

Children will be able to see a selection of owls and interact with them.

Centre Manager Lina Higuita said: "After the last 18 months we wanted to unlock the fun and for this summer to be all about play and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.

"Our wildflower maze is open every day for children to explore and enjoy and there are a host of free activities that families can get involved in, from getting up close to amazing birds of prey to meeting their favourite princess or superhero – there’s something for everyone to enjoy over the next six weeks."

Other activities include the chance to meet Elsa, Cinderella and Captain America with a special Enchanted Princess and Superhero day on Saturday, July 31.

Children will be able to get crafty with a Paint and Plant Day on August 21 and Floral Stilt Walkers will bring fun and colour to Barons Quay and the town centre on Saturday, August 28.

For a full list of events and times, check the Barons Quay website.