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Indoor Sports

Northgate Arena, Brio Leisure
Comprising a pool, gym and other sports facilities such as astroturf.
Northgate Arena, Victoria Rd, Chester CH2 2AU (15-minute drive)
01244 377086 | www.brioleisure.org/centres/christleton-sports-centre

Outdoor Activities

North Wales Shooting School
Great shooting tuition whether you are a total beginner wishing to enter the sport or an experienced shooter looking to hone your skills. Located 4.8 miles from the centre of the historic walled city of Chester off the A548 (Manor Road) look for our Shooting School brown tourist signs.
Sealand Manor, Sealand, Deeside CH5 2SB (20-minute drive)
01244 812219 | www.nwshootingschool.co.uk

Catton Hall
Catton Hall, Based in the heart of Cheshire specialises in outdoor activities including clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, archery, falconry, air rifling and paintball games.
Directions: From Junction 12, M56, follow signs for Frodsham, turn left at traffic lights located in the centre of the town onto B5152. Continue up the hill, and turn left into Bradley Lane.
01928 788295 | www.cattonhall.co.uk/outdoor-activities/clay-pigeon-shooting

Birds of Prey

Cheshire Falconry
Fly birds of prey in the heart of Cheshire, take the gauntlet with Cheshire Falconry, get up close to nature, fly owls, hawks and eagles.
Blakemere Craft Centre, Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2EB (20-minute drive)
01606 882 223 | www.cheshirefalconry.com


Cheshire Fishing
Situated near the village of Tattenhall, at the foot of the beautiful Peckforton Hills on the Cheshire Plain, with easy access to Chester, Manchester, Merseyside and motorways. Established for many years as a favourite venue, these regularly-stocked trout and coarse lakes are fed by pure spring water and offer exceptional fishing for anglers of all ages and requirements.
Cheshire Fishing, Tattenhall, Nr Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9NT (15-minute drive)
01829 770041 | www.cheshirefishing.co.uk

Discovery Charters Boat Fishing
07884238262 | www.discoverycharters.co.uk


Eaton Golf Club
Offering four tees, the longest over 6700 yards, to challenge all levels of golfer. Incorporating a mixture of streams and ponds over a gently undulating landscape, each hole is a different challenge.
Guy Lane, Waverton, Chester, Cheshire CH3 7PH (5-minute drive)
01244 335885 | www.eatongolfclub.co.uk

Carden Park
Situated at the back of the estate, the golf course has beautiful views across the estate and the Welsh hills beyond. The bunkers have been designed to flow with the natural contours of the landscape.
SY14 7HZ (15-minute drive)
01829 731000 | www.cardenpark.co.uk/golf

4×4 Experiences

Motor Safari
Expert instructors are on hand to help you get the maximum in exhilaration and performance from one of these amazing vehicles – in complete safety. Get behind the wheel and try water splashes, huge hills, side slopes, axle twisters and craters large enough to swallow a house!
Seren Country Activity Centre, Ruthin road, Wrexham LL11 5UY (30-minute drive)
01978 447199 | www.motorsafari.co.uk


A great day out is waiting for you at Delamere Forest. Tracs has a variety of top-spec bikes and equipment suitable for families and enthusiasts.
Linmere Visitor Centre, Forest, Northwich CW8 2JD (20-minute drive)
01606 881802 | www.delamerebikes.co.uk

Horse Riding

Willington Riding Centre
Providing lessons and hacks for children and adults.
Willington Hall Riding Centre, Willington, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0NA (15-minute drive)
01829 751920 | www.willingtonriding.co.uk


Sandstone Trail
For many, it’s probably the best Cheshire walk and the ultimate Cheshire Way. The Trail stretches for 34 miles/55 kilometres and offers superb, unbroken, and often elevated walking across the still largely green and pleasant English county of Cheshire. It runs from the ancient market town of Frodsham on the broad Mersey estuary, in the north, to Georgian Whitchurch in rural north Shropshire, in the south.
01829 770309 | www.sandstonetrail.co.uk

Boat Hire

Chester Boat Hire
Choose either a motor boat, paddle boat or rowing boat and head off from the banks of the River Dee at Chester, only a five-minute walk from the city centre.
Souters Lane, The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD (10-minute drive)


Tattenhall Marina
Situated close to the picturesque historic city of Chester occupying an idyllic rural setting, Tattenhall Marina offers 300 berths between 30ft and 70ft. The marina is ideally situated for exploring a vast selection of idyllic cruising routes including The Four Counties Ring, Cheshire Ring and Llangollen canal.
Newton Ln, Chester CH3 9NE (10-minute drive)
01829 771742 | www.tattenhall-marina.co.uk


Belvedere Pamper Company
Belvedere Pamper Company provide the ultimate Spa Day and mobile pampering experience. Just contact Linda Hodgson using the details below:
07775 866205 | www.belevederepamperco.co.uk

Corporate Events

Off Limits
Off Limits is an event company specialising in providing an extensive range of activities, team building exercises, evening entertainment and bespoke events throughout the UK and abroad, with a “can do” approach. Mention “kate & tom’s” when booking.
01773 766 050 | www.offlimits.co.uk

Top Things to Do for Children

Adventure Activities

Go Ape!
Bring out your inner ape with three hours of tree-top adventure including 30ft rope ladder and Tarzan swing. Don’t miss the new all-terrain Forest Segways!
0845 643 9245 | www.goape.co.uk


Cheshire Segways
Take part in the Cheshire Segway woodland glide, following a Segway briefing, you’re off riding over the paths and woodland that surrounds Blakemere, in the property’s own Cheshire 10 acre wood. They will show you the off-road X2 at its best, following a route of specially created paths and tracks under the canopy of Blakemere wood.
01606 88 22 23

Delamere Forest

Delamere Forest
A shady oasis in the midst of the agricultural landscape of the Cheshire Plain. Delamere is a place for families to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in the heart of the forest.
(15-minute drive)


Roman Tours
Presenting and illuminating the life of a Roman soldier in Britain, through informative, educational and interactive experiences for all ages, including city tours of Chester.
23 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DD (10-minute drive)
01978 761 264 | www.romantoursuk.com

Zoo & Aquarium

Chester Zoo
Every day is an adventure! Discover over 20,000 wonderful animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered and exotic in the world.
Upton, Chester, CH2 1EU (5-minute drive)
01244 380 280 | www.chesterzoo.org

Blue Planet Aquarium
There’s a world of underwater adventure waiting to be discovered at Blue Planet Aquarium. Open daily from 10am.
Longlooms Rd, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF (10-minute drive)
0151 357 8804 | www.blueplanetaquarium.com


Grosvenor Museum
The Grosvenor Museum houses collections exploring the history of Chester, its art and silver heritage, and its natural history. Find out about life during the Roman military occupation and visit the Period House, with rooms from the 17th century to the 1920s.
27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD (10-minute drive)
01244 972197 | www.grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk

Dewa Roman Experience
You will be able to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Roman Britain.
Pierpoint Lane, Off Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1NL (10-minute drive)
01244 343407 | www.dewaromanexperience.co.uk

National Waterways Museum
With its delightful setting, flotills of historic boats and displays housed in fine Victorian buildings, the Museum is a great day out.
South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW (15-minute drive)
0151 355 5017 | www.nmw.org.uk

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Come and find the answers to the wonders of the universe at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. See the changing seasons in the 35 acre arboretum. Voted Visitor Attraction of the Year 2012.
The University of Manchester, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL (45-minute drive)
01477 571 766 | www.jodrellbank.net


Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway
GPMR is a 7¼” gauge railway located only a few minutes’ walk from Chester’s historic city centre.
9 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD (10-minute drive)
07530 397079 | www.gpmr.co.uk

Trampoline Park

Urban Air
With a warehouse filled wall to wall with 50 interconnected trampolines, interactive King Kong Climbing Wall, Slam Dunking and Tumble Tracking facilities and an angled wall for pure devilish entertainment, this is great fun for the kids.
Unit 9, Navigation Park, Road One, Winsford Industrial Estate, CW7 3RL (30-minute drive)
01606 212690 | www.urbanaircheshire.co.uk

Theme Parks

The Crocky Trail
Get the whole family outdoors and enjoy a mile-long adventure of pure adrenaline-drenched fun as you run along the famous Crocky Trail scrambling through trees, climbing over crooked bridges and swinging over the fast-flowing Crocky stream.
Cotton Abbotts, Waverton, Chester, CH3 7PH (5-minute drive)
01244 336084 | www.crockytrail.co.uk

Gulliver’s World
Whatever the weather with more than 90 attractions, a day at Gulliver’s World means fun, rides, entertainment and a very warm welcome for all the family.
Warrington WA5 9YZ (45-minute drive)
01925 444 888 | www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Farm Parks

Hayrack Church Farm
Hayrack Church Farm Park is home to a huge and varied selection of friendly farm animals and birds. Bags of feed are available for purchase from the Hayrack Cafe and entry to visit the animals and outdoor playpark costs just £2 per person. Free admission for under-2s.
Hayrack Church Farm A5117, Thornton-le-Moors, Chester, Cheshire CH2 4HU (15-minute drive)
01244 336084 | www.hayrackchurchfarm.co.uk

The Ice Cream Farm
It’s free for all the family to enter the Ice Cream Farm and enjoy Daisy’s Garden, as well as getting up close with the friendly farm animals.
Newton Lane, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9NE (10-minute drive)
0800 133 7000 | www.theicecreamfarm.co.uk

Stockley Farm Park
Every day during general opening times they have an action-packed timetable of activities that change according to season or especial theme. The ‘hands on’, fully interactive experiences are suitable for all ages and there’s something different to get involved in every half hour.
Stockley Farm Park, Stockley Farm, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6LZ (35-minute drive)
01565 777323 | www.stockleyfarm.co.uk

Bunker and Tunnel Tours

Mersey Tunnels Tour
Tours start at Georges Dock Building. This art deco masterpiece is the former head office of Mersey Tunnels. There are many steps to walk up and down during the tour and therefore it is not suitable for anybody with breathing or walking difficulties. Tours must be booked in advance.
Georges Dock Building, Georges Dock Way, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DD (40-minute drive)
0151 330 4504 | www.merseytunnels.co.uk/nossl/html/tunnel_tour.php

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
There have been a number of television and radio investigations including “Most Haunted” at the bunker complex. In this vast complex the labyrinth of corridors and rooms seem to hold more secrets than just military ones. From the Great Fire of Nantwich and the Civil War through two world wars and into the potential Nuclear Conflicts of the modern age, the Hack Green site has been the location of many battles and deaths for over 500 years.
CW5 8AL (Continue down the road and look for the signs) (40-minute drive)
01270 629219 | www.hackgreen.co.uk

Rock Climbing

The Boardroom
A modern dedicated indoor bouldering and climbing centre for climbers of all ages only 15 minutes from Chester.
Rectors Ln., Pentre, Queensferry, North Wales CH5 2DH (20-minute drive)
01244 537 476 | www.theboardroomclimbing.com

Cinemas & Theatres

Broughton Shopping Park, Chester Rd, Bretton, Broughton CH4 0DE (10-minute drive)
0871 200 2000 | www.cineworld.co.uk

Stanney Ln, Ellesmere Port CH65 9HD (10-minute drive)
0345 308 4620 | www.myvue.com/Cheshire-Oaks

Theatr Clwyd
Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YA (20-minute drive)
01352 701521 | www.theatrclwyd.com

Grosvenor Open Air Theatre
55-57 Watergate Row South, Chester, CH1 2LE (10-minute drive)
01244409113 | www.grosvenorparkopenairtheatre.co.uk

Liverpool Theatres
There are a range of theatres in the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, which are 40 and 60 minutes away respectively.
www.liverpooltheatres.com | www.manchestertheatres.com

Paint-it-yourself Pottery

The Spotty Pig
Wide range of craft activities including pottery, wood and decopatch. You can even paint your own canvas. There is also a small play area.
43 St James street, Chester, CH1 3EY (10-minute drive)
01244 311318 | www.thespottypig.com


Christleton Playing Field
1 Little Heath, Christleton, Chester CH3 7AA (10-minute walk)


Talacre Beach
Talacre Beach (40-minute drive)

Rhos on Sea
Rhos on Sea (50-minute drive)

Various Activities

Blakemere Village
Kids can take part in a variety of activities including bushcraft, arrow tag, air-soft, 5-a-side bungee, low ropes, decopatch craft, paint-a-pot, archery and much more.
Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2EB (20-minute drive)
01606 883261 | www.blakemerevillage.com/activities

Top Places to Visit

National Trust Sites

Wrexham, LL13 0YT (25-minute drive)
01978355314 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/erddig

Dunham Massey
Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ (40-minute drive)
01619411025 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

Chirk Castle
Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF (30-minute drive)
01691777701 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle

Stately Homes & Gardens

Ness Gardens
Horticultural collection with show gardens, Victorian-style potager, Alpine house and cafe.
University of Liverpool, Neston Road, Ness CH64 4AY (30-minute drive)
0151 795 6300 | www.nessgardens.org.uk

Arley Hall
Arley is a place of enormous character, charm and interest. Visitors are frequently struck by the warm and intimate atmosphere and the feeling that Arley is a much-cherished family home.
Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA (40-minute drive)
01565 777 353 | www.arleyhallandgardens.com

Beeston Castle
Crowning a rocky crag and boasting spectacular views, Beeston is one of the most dramatically sited medieval castles in England. On a clear day you can see all the way from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains. With a 4,000 year history and a 40-acre woodland park, Beeston Castle has something for everyone to enjoy.
Burrows Hill, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 3AP (25-minute drive)
01829 260 464 | www.english-heritage.org.uk/beeston

Tatton Park
Tatton Park is a 1,000-acre historic deerpark with farm, gardens, mansion and adventure playground.
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN (45-minute drive)
01625 374 000 | www.tattonpark.org.uk

Cathedrals & Abbeys

Chester Cathedral
St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY (10-minute drive)

Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, Liverpool L1 7AZ (40-minute drive)

Combermere Abbey
Combermere Abbey, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4AJ (35-minute drive)

Art Galleries

Tate Liverpool
British and international modern and contemporary art.
Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB (45-minute drive)
0151 702 7400 | www.tate.org.uk

Lady Lever
A beautiful building housing one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art.
Port Sunlight Village, Wirral CH62 5EQ (25-minute drive)
0151 478 4136 | www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever


Blakemere Village
Blakemere Village is an eclectic range of individual retail shops, activities and food establishments all set in and around an Edwardian stable block built in 1878. Perfect for gifts, furniture, antiques and activities along with a Falconry and a play barn.
Sandiway, Cheshire CW8 2EB (20-minute drive)
01606 883 261 | www.blakemerevillage.com

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Comprising more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafés, Cheshire Oaks is the UK’s largest Designer Outlet. The Designer Outlet has a wide range of stores, offering something to suit every taste. Highlights range from athletic labels like Nike and Adidas, to high-street favourites like Marks & Spencer and Next, as well as a
selection of iconic fashion brands, including Burberry, Polo, Michael Kors and Hugo Boss.
Ellesmere Port CH65 9LA (10-minute drive)
0151 348 5600 | www.cheshireoaksdesigneroutlet.com

Liverpool ONE
There’s no finer destination for shopping in Liverpool than Liverpool ONE. From High Street to High End, you’re sure to find something to suit every taste and every budget. Two of the UK’s favourite department stores – John Lewis and Debenhams – form the shopping cornerstones of Liverpool ONE.
5 Wall St, Liverpool L1 8JQ (40-minute drive)
0151 232 3100 | www.liverpool-one.com

intu Trafford Centre
intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA (45-minute drive)
0161 749 1718 | intu.co.uk/traffordcentre

Dagfields is the largest Crafts & Antiques Centre in the North West. 7 Giant Emporiums contain 50,000 sq ft of antiques and collectables with over 250 dealers on site.
Walgherton, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7LG (45-minute drive)
01270 841336 | www.dagfields.co.uk

Brewery Tour

Robinsons Brewery
Apsley Street, Stockport, Cheshire SK1 1JJ (45-minute drive)
0161 612 4100 | www.robinsonsbrewery.com


Chester Races
Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY (10-minute drive)
01244 304 600 | www.chester-races.co.uk

Chester Food and Drink
Featuring over 150 exhibitors, with the best the county, region and country has to offer.
Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY (10-minute drive)
01244 405 615 | www.chesterfoodanddrink.co.uk

Oulton Park
For information on track days, driving experiences and more, see the website below.
Little Budworth, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 9BW (15-minute drive)
0843 453 9000 | www.oultonpark.co.uk

Bolesworth International Horse Show
Featuring show jumping, dressage, kids activities, as well as plenty of food and drinks on site. There is even a chance to see a dog show and freestyle motocross.
The Equerry Bolesworth International, Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9HQ (10-minute drive)
01829 307676 | www.bolesworthinternational.com

Packed with as much four-wheeled action as they can squeeze into a weekend. Featuring the Hill Climb Track Show, Car Club displays, Vintage Village, and the ever popular Sporting Bears Dream Rides.
Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9HQ (10-minute drive)
0843 453 9000 | www.carfest.org/welcome/welcome-to-carfest-north

Forest Live
An eclectic range of international artists, with an amazing atmosphere in a stunning location.
Near Linmere, Cheshire CW8 2JD (20-minute drive)
03000 680400 | www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Chester Christmas Market
There will be an abundance of festive treats and gifts on offer, including quality local and regional products, crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, unique gifts and stocking fillers which are sure to make the perfect present!
Town Hall Square, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HJ (10-minute drive)