ONE of the country’s foremost industrial heritage sites is offering children the chance to learn more about nature.

The Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich has been hosting ‘Little Lions Go Wild’ sessions for a number of years and with the start of autumn now upon us, there has never been a better time to go.

Youngsters will be able to explore the butterfly garden, make autumnal crafts, sing songs and tell stories as they learn about how the local landscape changes during the seasons and how this affects the plants animals living here.

Councillor Louise Gittins, leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “Little Lions Go Wild is a very low-cost opportunity for young families to learn about nature in a heritage environment.

“The museum's staff are passionate about engaging children and creating a fun, informal and relaxed atmosphere for active learning.

“But they also want to create a place for parents and carers to connect and have a good time.

“There is free parking, a well-stocked shop and a bright café, now serving a range of cakes and savouries baked on site, many created with Little Lions in mind.”

The Lion Salt Works Museum in Ollershaw Lane, Northwich is one of the last open-pan, salt-making sites in the World and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Outside of Little Lions sessions, it tells the story of salt through fun, interactive displays and has won ten awards since opening in June 2015.

Little Lions Go Wild runs on Fridays, term time only, from 10am to 11.30am and is £2 per child.

It is suitable for two-to-four-year-olds but younger siblings are welcome too.

For more information, please call 01606 275066.