Things to do in Cheshire

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For a short break location is crucial. Cheshire has a wealth of local attractions, and there’s plenty to keep the family entertained with, Jodrell Bank, Chester Zoo, Capesthorne Hall Tabley House, Tatton Park close by and Alton Towers just one hour's drive away.

And if you fancy sometime to yourself there’s also fabulous shopping on offer at the extensive Trafford Centre or in the vibrant city of Manchester.

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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

The kids are sure to love Jodrell Bank, from the Galaxy Gardens, experiments with sound waves, an exploration of the solar system, to the space pavilion, the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre can’t be missed.

Chester Zoo

Pack up the kids and take a trip to the unforgettable Chester Zoo. With over 110 acres and 8,000 animals to meet and learn about, it’s no wonder the Chester Zoo is voted one of the top zoos in the world.

Tatton Park

Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates, home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park.

The Crocky Trail

The kids will love this one. An outdoor trail boasting many activities and stops along the way – including swings, slides, tunnels, mazes, and more.

ClueHQ

This family friendly escape room has various themed rooms that are full of clues, riddles and puzzles that will test your group to use all of their combined intellect in order to escape within the set time.

Open Air Theatre

This annual treat is open for a couple of months over the summer, the Grosvenor Park open air theatre plays host to well known musicals and plays over the long summer evenings.

Pyramid & Parr Hall

And if open air isn’t your thing then the Pyramid & Parr hall is another option. Regularly attracting some of the biggest names from the world of entertainment, from musicians to ballets.

Anima Jazz Bar

This well respected Jazz bar in Warrington is a great option if you’re after a relaxing evening and a night of hospitality.

Rosies

Located in Chester city centre, Rosies is a nightclub offering a state of the art audio and visual experience as well as meet and greet parties with some of TVs newest reality celebrities.

The Acoustic Lounge

Perfect for a relaxing few hours in the daytime or at night. Catch some free live music from new and local bands and indulge in the highly recommended snacks that are on offer at The Acoustic Lounge in Poynton near Wilmslow.

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Looking for the best of shopping in Cheshire? Take some time out for yourself and pour over this season’s fashions.

National Waterways Museum

Unlock the wonders of Cheshire’s waterways with a visit to the National Waterways Museum. Enjoy a quaint waterside setting while meandering through beautiful Victorian buildings.

Grosvenor Museum

Head to the Grosvenor Museum to take in the fascinating exhibits featuring the Roman life and times in Chester. Enjoy this period house with rooms from the 17th century to the 1920s.

Walls of Chester

Staring at walls might not seem like a great way to spend your day but this walking tour has actually been voted as one of the best things to do in Cheshire. Telling the story of Chesters Roman history through the remains that are left today.

Chester Cathedral

With such a long and rich history, Chester Cathedral is worth paying a visit to for its architecture and history alone, but along with that they regularly hold events, performances and concerts that are an attraction in themselves.

Family Attractions

Family Attractions

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

The kids are sure to love Jodrell Bank, from the Galaxy Gardens, experiments with sound waves, an exploration of the solar system, to the space pavilion, the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre can’t be missed.

Chester Zoo

Pack up the kids and take a trip to the unforgettable Chester Zoo. With over 110 acres and 8,000 animals to meet and learn about, it’s no wonder the Chester Zoo is voted one of the top zoos in the world.

Tatton Park

Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates, home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park.

The Crocky Trail

The kids will love this one. An outdoor trail boasting many activities and stops along the way – including swings, slides, tunnels, mazes, and more.

ClueHQ

This family friendly escape room has various themed rooms that are full of clues, riddles and puzzles that will test your group to use all of their combined intellect in order to escape within the set time.

Sights & Landmarks

Sights & Landmarks

National Waterways Museum

Unlock the wonders of Cheshire’s waterways with a visit to the National Waterways Museum. Enjoy a quaint waterside setting while meandering through beautiful Victorian buildings.

Chester Cathedral

With such a long and rich history, Chester Cathedral is worth paying a visit to for its architecture and history alone, but along with that they regularly hold events, performances and concerts that are an attraction in themselves.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Night-life

Night-life

Open Air Theatre

This annual treat is open for a couple of months over the summer, the Grosvenor Park open air theatre plays host to well known musicals and plays over the long summer evenings.

Pyramid & Parr Hall

And if open air isn’t your thing then the Pyramid & Parr hall is another option. Regularly attracting some of the biggest names from the world of entertainment, from musicians to ballets.

Anima Jazz Bar

This well respected Jazz bar in Warrington is a great option if you’re after a relaxing evening and a night of hospitality.

Rosies

Located in Chester city centre, Rosies is a nightclub offering a state of the art audio and visual experience as well as meet and greet parties with some of TVs newest reality celebrities.

The Acoustic Lounge

Perfect for a relaxing few hours in the daytime or at night. Catch some free live music from new and local bands and indulge in the highly recommended snacks that are on offer at The Acoustic Lounge in Poynton near Wilmslow.

Romantic Attractions

Romantic Attractions

Grosvenor Museum

Head to the Grosvenor Museum to take in the fascinating exhibits featuring the Roman life and times in Chester. Enjoy this period house with rooms from the 17th century to the 1920s.

Shopping

Shopping

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Looking for the best of shopping in Cheshire? Take some time out for yourself and pour over this season’s fashions.

Outdoor

Outdoor

Walls of Chester

Staring at walls might not seem like a great way to spend your day but this walking tour has actually been voted as one of the best things to do in Cheshire. Telling the story of Chesters Roman history through the remains that are left today.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink