Things To Do in Cheshire For Families

If you are looking for things to do in Cheshire for families then you have come to the right place. Enjoy Cheshire has a list of the top ten activities and attractions to visit any time of the week in Cheshire. From stately homes, to a zoo and adventure trails, you will be able to pick something to keep the whole family entertained. 

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is one of Chesters biggest tourist attractions. With over 21,000 animals and 500 different species, including some of the most endangered species, Chester Zoo is a great fun and educational activity for adults and children alike. The zoo also has 128 acres of zoological gardens to explore, meaning you won’t fall short of areas to explore during your day. Chester Zoo is open daily from 10am with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day where they are closed. If you are planning your visit in advance, you can save up to 12% by booking online instead of paying on the day at the gate. Online prices for adults cost £29.54 and for children cost £22.72, kids under the age of 2 have free admission and carers also have free admission.

The Ice Cream Farm

The Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall, Cheshire, is a fun day out no matter the weather. With outdoor play areas, indoor play areas and of course the ice cream parlour, there is something for everyone. The Ice Cream Farm is a great family day out throughout the week and the weekend, with opening hours of 9am until 5pm. If you keep up to date on the website, you will be able to find activities and events which are being held. In the upcoming weeks, there are Easter themed craft activities running and an ‘Easter Egg-Sperience’, great for a creative day out. Full day access passes start from £2.50, allowing you to access the Ice Cream parlour and Daisy’s Garden play area. For £8 there is a weekday offer which gets full access, a single play pass on the attraction of your choice and a meal of either pizza and fries or chicken with fries with unlimited squash. 

Go Ape – Delamere Forest

If you are looking for an exciting day out, Go Ape is most definitely the place for every age. Challenge and face your fears with high ropes courses, zip lining and treetop challenges and forest segways. Each activity can be tailored to suit age and difficulty level. Enjoy an action packed day in Delamere Forest after visiting Go Ape with one of the many trails and views to take in looking across the Cheshire planes. There are also bike friendly trails which vary from flat to more difficult terrains. If you are feeling peckish during your visit, there is a cafe and picnic area where you can refuel. Prices vary depending on the activity you are doing and car parking fees vary depending on the duration of your stay (however for 1 hour prices start from £3).

Tatton Park

Tatton Park is one of Cheshire’s most stunning historic sites. The neo-classical mansion found amongst 1000 acres of deer park in Knutsford, Cheshire, is a national trust park open to the public and national trust members. Tatton Park is a great place to visit with the family with over 100 events held each year. Explore 50 acres of Italian and Japanese landscaped gardens and take in all of the historical artwork collections in the Mansion. Finish off your visit with a visit to the Stableyard shopping and dining area where you sit in the restaurant or cafe and pick up a souvenir from one of the shops. Single admission ticket prices to the park start from £8 for an adult, and from £6 for children. Prices vary depending on what entry you choose and can be discounted if you book in advance online.

Jodrell Bank

If you are looking for something a little different with the family, Jodrell Bank is the place to go in Cheshire. Here you will find groundbreaking discoveries and world leading research with all things space. If you and your family are interested in scientific research, Jodrell Bank is a world leading research institute which visitors of all ages can appreciate. Take a stroll around the four pavilions, outdoor exhibits and have a bite to eat at one of the two cafes, or bring your own food to one of the dedicated picnic areas. Ticket prices start at £12 per adult and £8 per child, however you will make savings if you book as a family ticket. 

We hope that this has given you some ideas of things to do in Cheshire for families. From cultural activities, to action packed exploring, keep your family occupied in and around Cheshire. Find out our favourite pub and restaurant picks in for the Chester and Cheshire area on our blogs page.

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