Days out

Let’s go there!

Let’s go there!

Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do.

Afonwen

Afonwen

Afonwen has lots to offer, whether you are looking for a fantastic day out in North Wales, antique and vintage furniture, collectable items or the more quirky and traditional gifts and home accessories, the centre has it all.

Alcumlow Hall Farm

Alcumlow Hall Farm

Alcumlow Hall Farm is set in an idyllic location, in a group of traditional renovated barns, in the beautiful Cheshire countryside and is home to a variety of businesses from craft and retail shops to home interiors.

Anderton Boat Lift

Anderson Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible edifice, perched on the banks of the River Weaver like some giant three-storey-high iron spider. Made up of two huge water tanks, each with watertight sealable doors carry boats up and down.

Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum has flourished and now houses a unique collection of over 250 gas and oil engines, many maintained in running order. Ranging from early Crossley gas engines through to more modern diesels.

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Hall & Gardens is a place of enormous character, charm and interest. Visitors are frequently struck by the warm and intimate atmosphere and the feeling that Arley is a much-cherished family home.

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

Bestow Castle and Woodland Park

Crowning a rocky crag and boasting spectacular views, Beeston Castle and Woodland Park is one of the most dramatically sited medieval castles in England. On a clear day you can see all the way from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains

Birkenhead Priory & St. Mary’s Tower

Birkenhead Priory & St. Mary's Tower

As the oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory & St. Mary’s Tower offers a unique insight into the town of Birkenhead and its historical and spiritual importance in the development of Wirral.

Blakemere Village

Blakemere Village

Blakemere Village is open seven days a week and has a lovely restaurant, serving home-cooked food and snacks. There’s also a free outside adventure play park if the weather is kind, along with an adjacent wood to explore.

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium

A captivating underwater world is waiting for you to discover at Blue Planet Aquarium. Home to more than 100 displays, as well as one of Europe’s largest collections of sharks, the aquarium offers plenty of marine life to marvel at.

Bramall Hall

Bramall Hall

Bramall Hall offers unique insights into the families and servants who lived and worked there. It stands in about 60-acres of parkland designed in the Victorian romantic-style, offering beautiful woodland walks.

Burton Mere Wetlands

Burton Mere Wetlands

Burton Mere Wetlands are perfect if you’re new to birdwatching, as the entire reserve has been designed to get you closer to nature. It has relaxed, modern facilities with excellent access for people of all abilities.

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is an interactive science centre devoted to chemistry and how the products of chemistry are used in every day life. The key aim is to make science exciting and accessible to people of all ages.

Catton Hall

Catton Hall

Catton Hall is an outdoor activity venue, specialising in clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, archery, air rifling, falconry and paintball games. All activities are available as either single event packages or part of multi activity days.

Cheshire Military Museum

Cheshire Military Museum

At the Cheshire Military Museum you can follow the exploits of the regiments of Cheshire and their travels across the world during many great battles. Learn about the wars they fought and experience life in the trenches.

Cheshire Outdoors

Cheshire Outdoors

Cheshire Outdoors brings together a gamut of outdoor activities to pack a fun filled day. Combining the resources of Cheshire Bushcraft, Cheshire Segway and Cheshire Falconry with even more outdoor activities as well.

Cheshire Segway

Cheshire Segway

Cheshire Segway is based at Blakemere Village and was formed to offer Segway experiences using 15-acre woodlands combined with the outstanding beauty of Blakemere Craft Centre’s paths and roads.

Cheshire Workshop’s Candle Factory

Cheshire Workshop's Candle Factory

Cheshire Workshop’s Candle Factory has been a distinguished company in Cheshire for fifty years, earning a reputation that’s second to none. They pride themselves on ensuring that all customers receive the best product in the area.

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral

At Chester Cathedral there really is something for everyone, children and adults can enjoy one of the many daily tours around the cathedral. You can eat and drink in the 13th century monks dining hall and browse the unique gift shop.

Chester City Walls

Follow in the footsteps of the Roman soldier patrols and enjoy a unique perspective of Chester with panoramic views on both sides as you explore the most complete circuit of Chester City Walls in the country.

Chester Ghost Tours

Chester Ghost Tours

The guides at Chester Ghost Tours will take you on a night-time journey around the eerie haunts of Chester’s mysterious and murky past. Where you will hear spine-chilling tales of ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night!

Chester Racecourse

Chester Racecourse

Chester Racecourse is the oldest racecourse still in use in England, horse racing dates back to the early 16th century. The racecourse is diverse and innovative with an on-site hotel and award-winning bar and dining venues.

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo has more than 500 species of rare, exotic and endangered wildlife. The zoo has designed it’s world-class enclosures and houses very carefully, to provide the best possible animal welfare and up-close experiences for you.

ChesterBoat

ChesterBoat

Cruise along the beautiful River Dee with ChesterBoat, specialising in sightseeing cruises, themed cruises and private charters for all occasions. ChesterBoat are a family-owned cruise operator with over 30 years of experience.

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens romantic gothic castle is a product of the early 19th century which stands on a high rise above a lake. The castle is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a variety of beautifully mature trees.

Circuit Raceway

Circuit Raceway

Circuit Raceway offers trow amazing indoor go-kart tracks in one location. The sleek, modern facility has been designed to deliver the best racing experience imaginable for both advanced drivers and younger drivers.

City Sightseeing

Soak up the history and culture of this incredible medieval city, and make sure you see as much of it as you can on a City Sightseeing open-top, double-decker bus. With 15 stops on the route, you can hop on and off as you please.

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

Set in 50 acres of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre and Countryside Park offers everything for the perfect day out and is home of the internationally renowned Cotebrook Shire Horse Stud.

Crocky Trail

Crocky Trail

Get the whole family outdoors and enjoy a mile long adventure of pure adrenaline drenched fun as you run along the famous Crocky Trail scrambling through trees, climbing over crooked bridges and swinging over the Crocky stream.

Dewa Roman Experience

Dewa Roman Experience

At Dewa Roman Experience you will be able to see the reconstructed granary, barracks, bath-house, taverna and market stalls that would have formed part of the fortress that was once home to the 5000 strong twentieth legion.

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey

Encircled by its protective wall, Dunham Massey is a green oasis nestling between the urban sprawl of Manchester and rural tranquillity of Cheshire. See the 18th century house transformed to tell the story of it’s lost years.

East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway is a 12-mile heritage railway line in which runs between Rawtenstall and Heywood with intermediate stations at Bury Bolton Street, Summerseat, Ramsbottom and Irwell Vale.

Escapism Chester

Escapism Chester

Escapism is a live escape room experience where you will be locked in a room for 60 minutes and challenged to hunt clues and solve puzzles to make your escape. Each room is designed around a different story or experience.

Go Ape

Go Ape

The setting for a Go Ape adventure on the Cheshire plain is vast and spectacular, Delamere Forest is the largest wooded area in Cheshire, stretching out across over 950 hectares of woodland, wetland and open grassland.

Grosvenor Museum

Grosvenor Museum

The Grosvenor Museum houses collections exploring the history of Chester, it’s art and silver heritage. Find out about life during the Roman military occupation and visit the Period House, with rooms from the 17th century to the 1920s.

Gulliver’s World

Gulliver's World

Gulliver’s World is the perfect theme park for children, it’s a family-run park and specially designed for families with young children. The age appropriate rides and attractions make Gulliver’s one of the best days out.

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

Hack Green

At Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker you can discover the secret world of nuclear government. For over 50 years this vast underground complex remained secret, hidden on the outskirts of a sleepy Cheshire town.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is a great day out for all the family. You can explore the wonders of the universe, learn more about the workings of the giant Lovell Telescope, but start your visit by exploring your place in the universe.

Legoland Discovery Centre

Legoland Discovery Centre

Step inside Legoland Discovery Centre and you’ll feel as though you’ve just jumped in to the world’s biggest box of Lego bricks! With over 2 million Lego bricks under one roof, what will you discover?

Lion Salt Works

Lion Salt Works

The Lion Salt Works is a restored historic open-pan salt making site, in the village of Marston, close to Northwich. The site lies adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal and close to Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse.

Little Moreton Hall

Little Morton Hall

Seeing the tumbling architecture of Little Moreton Hall for the first time, engineers in 1990 could not believe their eyes. Fortunately this timber-framed building, curled around with a scenic moat, has defied logic for over 500 years.

Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway is the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales. The journey is a relaxing 10 miles travelling through the stunning Dee Valley to the lovely town of Corwen the cross roads of North Wales.

Lyme Estate

Lyme Estate

Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Estate was once home to the Legh family and in its heyday a great sporting estate. The 1,300 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views.

Macclesfield Silk Museum

Macclesfield Silk Museum

Macclesfield Silk Museum follows the journey of silk from cocoon to loom. It houses exhibitions from collections exploring the properties of silk, design and education, Macclesfield’s diverse textile industries and workers lives.

Mid Cheshire Line

Mid Cheshire Line

The Mid Cheshire Railway Line passes through the beautiful, scenic mid Cheshire countryside linking Chester and Manchester. It is a vital route for accessing local services but also has many opportunities for leisure journeys.

National Waterways Museum

National Waterways Museum

Set in a glorious collection of warehouses, stables and workshops on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, the National Waterways Museum includes working double locks, historic canal boats, boat trips and a waterside café.

Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Botanic Gardens

Today, Ness Botanic Gardens, offers visitors of all ages something regardless of what season they visit. Running an events programme packed with family activities from star gazing through to trails and crafts.

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens also have a wide ranging events programme, with activities for visitors of all ages! There are also lectures, tours and courses in traditional crafts so there is always something happening.

Outpost Paintball

Outpost Paintball

Outpost Paintball is owned by paintballers, the site has been built with a new approach to paintball, with complex scenario game zones including WW1 themed trenches, the graveyard and a post apocalyptic ‘ruins’ zone.

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Paradise Island Adventure Golf has 2 adventure golf courses spanning 13,000 sq ft of adventure golfing paradise. On the Coral Cove course, explorers will tee-off at the port side on an abandoned shipwreck.

Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight

Discover over a century of Port Sunlight history in the award-winning museum before sampling the delights of the tea room and gift shop. You can discover even more by going on one of the specialist interest walks, tours and trails.

Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank overflows with the atmosphere of the industrial revolution. A visit to the cotton mill, built in 1784 and powered by Europe’s most powerful working waterwheel, will certainly stimulate your senses.

Robinsons Brewery

Robinsons Brewery

The guides at Robinsons Brewery will educate and entertain you on your journey around the fascinating brewery. They’ll be delighted to answer any questions you have about the brewing process that goes on there.

Roman Tours

Roman Tours

Roman Tours offer a perspective on history that perhaps you haven’t considered before. Touring Chester with an authentic Roman Soldier guiding you on a light-hearted journey through Chester’s Roman heritage.

Sea Life Manchester

Sea Life Manchester

Sea Life Manchester Aquarium transports you into the amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to powerful sharks and the resident green sea turtle!

Standedge Tunnel

Standedge Tunnel

As one of the seven wonders of the waterways, visitors can explore deep into the fabulous Standedge Tunnel on one of the family friendly guided boat trips, stop for a bite to eat in the refurbished Watersedge café.

Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre

Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre

Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre is located in Stockley Working Farm, which is set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside on the Arley estate. This setting is the perfect environment for the magnificent birds of prey.

Tattenhall Marina

Tattenhall Marina

Tattenhall Marina, a complete boating solution located just seven miles from the historic city of Chester offering scenic cruising along the Shropshire Union Canal. Visit the Boathouse Cafe Bar to relax and socialise.

Tatton Park

Tatton Park

You’re welcome to uncover centuries of history at Tatton Park and witness life above and below stairs in the Mansion. Wander at leisure through huge glorious gardens and take the kids to meet very special rare breed animals.

TeamSport Warrington

TeamSport Warrington

For thrill seekers on the lookout for a real F1 experience, TeamSport Warrington is the closest you can get to the real thing. Average lap times on the kilometre-long course are one minute and ten seconds.

The Ice Cream Farm

The Ice Cream Farm

The Ice Cream Farm has been mixing up a whole new flavour of activity to ensure that whatever the weather, you can call in for a quick play and a scoop of your favourite Cheshire Farm ice cream, or a whole day of fun.

Visit Nantwich

Visit Nantwich

Nantwich is a charming historical market town, set beside the River Weaver, with a rich history, a wealth of beautiful timber framed buildings, a quaint town square with memorial tribute and a wide range of speciality shops.

Visit Stoke-on-Trent

Visit Stoke-on-Trent

Recognised as the World Capital of Ceramics, visit Stoke-on-Trent, the home to a host of award-winning ceramic attractions, museums, and factory shops as well as outstanding family attractions and beautiful gardens.

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is full of displays and tales of the history and industry of West Cheshire. The stories are told through films, reconstructions, models and vivid displays of intriguing artefacts.