This is a collaborative post.
Cheshire is a lovely place to visit in the United Kingdom. It has a wonderful landscape: palatine and maritime, flanked by the Pennine uplands, partly within the Peak District National Park, to the east, it’s probably one of the most underrated beauty of the country. It is mostly rural, with a number of small industrial towns and pretty villages.
We have visited a few places with the children – but I know there are so many fun things to do around, so here’s a great list put together by myself and some Cheshire resident bloggers.
Canals of Middlewich
A narrowboat trip is a very laid-back way of seeing the Cheshire countryside. You can also visit the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival in June, great fun for both children and grown-ups.
Hiking near Macclesfield
As the Peak District is just a mile outside the town, there are plenty of outdoorsy opportunities. Discover the Ruin of Errwood Hall, Tegg’s Nose Country Park for walking and cycling and lots of farms to visit.
Wilmslow The Footballers’ Residence
If you fancy a bit of a shopping, and celebrity spotting, this posh little town is not to miss: lots of high-end boutiques and restaurants with famous footballers hanging out. And if you are looking for properties in the area check out https://www.laurushomes.co.uk/cheshire/
The Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall
A trip to the Ice Cream Farm is a must. Open all year round, it’s great for kids but adults too can pop in for a tasty snack. Best of all, entry is free! Beth from Twinderelmo
Blakemere Village is a fab place to visit. It’s a unique collective of independent shops and activities, including segway and archery experiences, a craft workshop, a play barn plus food and drink outlets. They have fab events throughout the year, we went before Christmas to find Father Christmas in the magical forest. Jenni from Chilling With Lucas
City of Chester
The city of Chester is not to be missed. Gorgeous paved pedestrianised high street, two level shopping arcades with beautiful boutique shops, a Roman amphitheater, city walls to explore and a gorgeous cathedral. Nicola from Mummy To Dex
It is known as the best zoo in the UK, so definitely worth a visit, it’s great for kids and families too. Hayley from Miss Manypennies
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway in Chester
Grosvenor park in Chester is amazing! Right by the river to feed the ducks then if you take monkey nuts you can feed the squirrels in the park followed by a train ride on their miniature railway and a play in their playground. Lisa from The Family Ticket.
Walton Hall and Gardens in Warrington
Fantastic day out possibility: beautiful gardens with cafe, petting zoo, peacocks roam around children’s play area, plenty of picnic spots and train ride around the gardens.
Tatton Park in Knutsford
Great for a day out. You can explore the mansion and the huge beautiful gardens. There is a working farm you can look around as well as the 1000 acres of deer park. There are lovely shops and places to eat and they have so many events going on throughout the year. Jenni from Chilling With Lucas