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Days Out in Cheshire

Last updated: 16/05/2024


On the hunt for fun things to do in Cheshire? Nestled in the North West of England, Cheshire is a blend of peaceful countryside and stylish towns. From picturesque villages to imposing stately homes, Cheshire is a unique combination of calm and charm.

But there's more to Cheshire than just natural beauty. The county is packed with fun days out, history and culture.

Fun and Adventurous Days Out in Cheshire

Go Ape Delamere

Woman in pink on Go Ape Treetop Challenge crossing

Choose between four thrilling adventures at Go Ape Delamere! Zip through the trees, tackle challenging obstacles, and soak up the beautiful Cheshire countryside views on three high ropes experiences for everyone over 1m tall.

Prefer to stick to the Delamere Forest floor? Our all-terrain Forest Segway experience is a fun way to explore Delamere Forest in style. Go Ape Delamere is the place to go in Cheshire if you're looking for a pulse-pounding day out.

The Ice Cream Farm

Pink and green ice cream - Days Out in Cheshire

Got a sweet tooth? Don't miss The Ice Cream Farm, boasting over 50 delicious flavours of ice cream. Beyond the delicious treats, The Ice Cream Farm also has an indoor sand and water play area, a farm-themed adventure golf course, and an indoor soft play barn.

Chester Zoo

Lion at Chester Zoo - Days Out in Cheshire

Chester Zoo, one of the UK's largest and most visited zoos, famous for it’s spacious enclosures that allow animals to roam more freely.

There are 125 acres to explore and around 35,000 animals from 500 species! As a conservation charity supports projects across the globe to protect endangered species and habitats. Chester Zoo also offers fun and educational material for all ages.

History and Culture in Cheshire

Tatton Park

Tatton Park in Cheshire - Days Out in Cheshire

Explore Tatton Park's grand mansion and gardens for a day full of natural beauty and rich heritage. Spanning 1,000 acres, the park includes manicured gardens, a vast deer park, and the elegant mansion, Tatton Hall. Visitors can also explore the working farm onsite, enjoy regular seasonal events or simply relax with a picnic by the lake.

Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle - Days Out in Cheshire

Perched high on a rocky crag in Cheshire, Beeston Castle is one of England’s most dramatic ruins. Dating back to the C13th, this medieval fortress has played a crucial role in England's defence throughout history from the Iron Age to the Civil War and beyond.

Visitors can explore the ruins, including the formidable gatehouse and ancient walls, while learning about the castle's storied past through informative displays and exhibitions.

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral ceiling - Days Out in Cheshire

Located in the heart of Chester (Cheshire), Chester Cathedral is an archaeological treasure and medieval masterpiece. Established in C11th, visitors can explore the cloisters, tranquil gardens, and climb the tower for panoramic views of the city in this former Benedictine Abbey. The cathedral also hosts a range of events, from choral performances to art exhibitions.

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

At Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet there's something for everyone. One of the largest outlet centres in the UK, there is over 150 boutiques, restaurants and cafés onsite. Best of all, shoppers can enjoy substantial discounts on designer fashion, accessories, and homeware all year round.

Explore the Natural Beauty of Cheshire

Delamere Forest

Delamere Forest- Days Out in Cheshire

Home to Go Ape Delamere, Delamere Forest is a sprawling natural haven within easy access from both Manchester and Liverpool. Covering over 950 hectares, this lush woodland has an range of walking and cycling trails that wind through dense trees, open glades, and around serene lakes. The forest is also home to a variety of wildlife and regularly hosts seasonal events.

Gritstone Trail

For those seeking a challenge, the Gritstone Trail in the Peak District is a must. Stretching for 35 miles from Disley to Kidsgrove, the trail offers a diverse landscape of rugged gritstone ridges, dense woodlands, and panoramic views over the Cheshire Plain.

The trail is well-marked, with various segments that cater to different levels of hiking experience.

Cheshire Sandstone Trail

Treetlined green avenue - Days Out in Cheshire

The Cheshire Sandstone Trail stretches for 34 miles/55 kilometres along Cheshire’s Sandstone Ridge and offers breathtaking views of the county's rolling hills, lush farmland, and iconic sandstone ridge. Along the route from Frodsham to Georgian Whitchurch, walkers pass historic landmarks such as Beeston Castle and the Iron Age hill fort at Maiden Castle. Cheshire Sandstone Trail is well-signposted and suitable for all levels of walkers,

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