10 Fun Places To Visit In Cheshire With Your Family

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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.

10 Fun Places To Visit In Cheshire With Your Family

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.

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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/

Photo Credit: Lisa Hoad

Photo Credit: Lisa Hoad

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

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

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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

Chester Zoo

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

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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.

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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








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Michelle Twin Mum February 28, 2019 - 1:35 pm

Thanks a lot, we’re hoping to get up to this part of the country in the May half term. Mich

rhianwestbury March 1, 2019 - 7:49 am

You had me at ice cream farm which sounds really cool. I’d love to go to Chester zoo as I’ve heard great things x

ChelseaMamma March 2, 2019 - 8:03 am

We haven’t explored this part of the country yet but would love to. These look like some great places to visit

Jenni March 2, 2019 - 10:38 am

I love Cheshire, it’s such a beautiful place to visit. You’ve got some great places here

Olivia Jade March 2, 2019 - 1:26 pm

Ahhh I love Cheshire it’s so lovely! Chester Zoo is one of the closest to me and I love to visit, makes me so happy 🙂

Sarah March 2, 2019 - 9:05 pm

Oh it sounds like such a beautiful part of the country! I’ve been on a narrowboat trip before and it’s wonderful so I’d love to view the Cheshire countryside that way!

Jess Howliston March 2, 2019 - 10:15 pm

What a great post! I had no idea there was so much to do in Cheshire. I would love to visit and explore some of these places with the kids one day!

stephanie March 4, 2019 - 8:49 am

I’ve never been to Chester, but it’s on my list of places to go – the zoo sounds incredible! x

Deborah Butler (@SuperBusyMum) March 4, 2019 - 9:32 am

I have never been to Cheshire before but it looks like a really, really lovely place to visit.


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