Free Days Out in Cheshire

With the current financial climate being the way it is, finding free days out in Cheshire for yourself and your family can save money without compromising fun and quality time. There are many nature reserves and parks which are completely free to walk around with some just needing payment for parking. Some museums are free of charge and parks and playgrounds are free, the perfect opportunity to pack a nice picnic and enjoy the Cheshire countryside.

Chester City Walls

Take a trip into the Chester city centre and the city walls are the oldest, longest and most complete still in Britain which are nearly 2000 years old. With Chester being the only city in Britain that still has its full circuit of defensive walls, the walls bring tourists from all over the world. It takes around 40 minutes to walk around the full path but you can extend your visit within the city down to the meadows or even the Roodee Racecourse.

Chester Cathedral

If you haven’t ever visited the stunning Chester Cathedral, now is your chance. Chester Cathedral boasts archaeological brilliance with medieval and modern history. Take a tour around the inside and appreciate the vibrant interiors, or take a stroll around the cathedral gardens which are especially stunning in the Spring and Summer months.

Grosvenor Museum

The Grosvenor Museum in the heart of Chester’s walls is a great free attraction to spend the day. Whether you are going alone, with friends or family, the Grosvenor Museum has regular events and exhibitions taking place, making it both an affordable visit and educational. Discover the history of Chester, life during the Roman military occupation, and the period house with rooms ranging from the 17th century to the 1920s.

Chester Roman Gardens

Take a wander down the Chester Groves and River Dee where you will find the Roman ruins in the picturesque Roman Gardens. This is the perfect free spot in the city to have a picnic. Afterwards, you could visit the ice cream stalls by the River Dee or maybe rent a pedalo or speed boat out from the boat stand.

Walton Hall and Gardens 

One of our favourite free picks for days out in Cheshire is Walton Hall and Gardens, home to a petting zoo. The zoo is free to enter, with an array of animals to see. From alpacas, to rescue donkeys, pigs and more, Walton Hall is the perfect wholesome day out for you and the family. There are also native red squirrels, part of the nationwide breeding programme to protect them. All you have to pay for is the parking which is £3 Monday to Friday, and £4 on the weekends and bank holidays.

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