What's On In Cheshire - Here are some ideas of popular tourist attractions and places to visit in Cheshire. For listings of specific dates of festivals and events, please select a month from the menu at the top of this page.
Chester Zoo is one of the UK's top tourist attractions. Chester Zoo offers a fun packed day out for everyone, no matter what age. You can see over 500 different species of animals, visit the award-winning gardens. A fantastic day out for the family.
The Zoo is open all year from 10am except Christmas Day & Boxing Day. Address:
Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH
Tel: 01244 380 280 chesterzoo.org
The Medieval ruins of Beeston Castle stand on a rocky summit 500ft above the Cheshire plain. Climb to the top and you are rewarded with stunning views over the Cheshire countryside.
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Auctioneers hold antiques auctions throughout the year at the village of Beeston auction rooms. These include Furniture, Fine Art and General Antiques Auctions.
The Roodee is a unique racecourse in the centre of Chester, located just outside the historic city walls. It is one of the oldest courses in the UK and is one of the most popular in the North West of England.
The RHS Flower Show is set in over 20 acres of beautiful parkland on the Tatton Park Estate. This Cheshire flower show offers a wealth of gardening opportunities for all gardeners. The show features marquees of floral displays from RHS award winning nurseries, gardening societies and organisations. Normally held in July.
For Tickets Call 0870 247 1223
Tatton Park Picnic Concerts
The Halle Orchestra, Fireworks & Light Spectacular. An annual evening picnic concert held at Tatton Park.
One of Cheshire's finest country houses, built between 1832-1845 in the Victorian Jacobean style. The gardens have been voted amongst the top 10 in Britain and celebrated for the oldest and finest double herbaceous borders in the country.
Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6NA
Set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside near to Beeston Castle & Peckforton Castle. The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm has an amazing range of flavours including: Strawberries & Cream, Mint Choc Chip, Rum & Raisin, Honeycomb, Rhubarb & Custard, Raspberry Pavlova, Forest Fruits, Apple Pie & Custard and Chocolate Fudge Cookie to name just a few! There is also a tea room, gift shop, farm animals & birds of prey. Look out for the brown tourist signs from main roads near Tattenhall.
Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9NE
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An amazing outdoor adventure trail, great for children. The Crocky Trail has swings, slides, mazes, bridges, tunnels and picnic areas.
The Crocky Trail, Cotton Abbotts, Waverton, Cheshire CH3 7PH
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For opening times and admission info visit crockytrail.co.uk
'Go Ape' is an award winning high wire forest adventure course of rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides up to 40 feet up in the trees. Appealing to a wide age range, you are fitted with a climbing harness, given instructions, and then trek from tree to tree high above the forest floor. Set in the beautiful Delamere Forest, Cheshire. Delamere Forest has loads of great paths & trails for off-road biking or walking.
goape.co.uk - also the Forest Segway Experience!
tracs-uk.co.uk - Mountain Bike Hire
Situated in over 384 acres of the beautiful countryside, this remarkable Georgian museum is a valuable resource for learning more about our industrial and social heritage. show on map
Quarry Bank Road, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 4LA
Located near to Northwich in Cheshire, the Anderton Boat Lift is one of the greatest monuments to Britain's canal age and known as the "Cathedral of the Canals". Built in 1875 it was the world's first and is currently England's only Boat Lift linking the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal. Including boat trips, nature walk, children's play area, cafe and gift shop.
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse (formerly the Salt Museum) is full of displays and tales of the history and industry of West Cheshire. The stories are told through films, reconstructions, models and displays of intriguing artefacts relating to market towns, transport, archaeology, the famous Cheshire salt industry and the museum building's former history.
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 8AB
Including the famous Nantwich International Cheese Show!
Normally held in July
- Cheshire cheese is the one of the oldest recorded cheeses in Britain and is referred to in the Domesday Book. This is no surprise given that even today Cheshire county is one of the main dairy regions of England, and has a long history of salt production. nantwichshow.co.uk
Poynton used to be a thriving mining community. The Anson Engine Museum in Poynton is built on the site of the old Anson Colliery. Engines run most days the museum is open (please check if traveling long distances) with several engines running the second Sunday of every month throughout the season. Please check website for the latest opening times.
One of England's finest Tudor Manor Houses. Little Morton Hall in Cheshire, is a favourite with many visitors. A magnificent Tudor, timber framed house surrounded by a moat, which it appears to be about to topple into. An architect's report concluded that there was no logical reason why it was still standing! Step back in time and experience 16th Century life with the Tudor & Stuarts.
Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4SD - Tel. 01260 272 018
The Blue Planet Aquarium is located at junction 10 of the M53 and is easy to find from the M56 and M6. Follow the brown tourist information signs for Blue Planet and Cheshire Oaks. There are regular bus services from Chester to Cheshire Oaks.
Cheshire Oaks near Ellesmere Port is a massive clothes shopping centre. The largest Designer Outlet in the UK, with an incredible 140 stores. show on map
This leisure park is joined to Cheshire Oaks and includes: Destiny & Elite Nightclub, Tenpin, Vue Cinema, Frankie & Benny's, Bella Italia, Leapfrog Nursery, Nando's, Old Orleans, Chiquito, Elements Oriental, Prezzo and many more shops and restaurants.
Coliseum Leisure Park
Coliseum Way, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire CH65 9HD
The Shire Horse is the largest breed of horse in the world. Meet our Stallions, Mares & Foals and learn about this fabulous Old English Breed from our friendly staff who will be pleased to share their knowledge. We have up to 30 horses for you to meet. Here at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre there are lots of things to see. As well as our magnificent horses, we have a fantastic selection of British animals & birds both wild & domesticated including rare breeds.
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