Family Things to Do in Cheshire

Friday 15th February 2019 by BASE Serviced Apartments

Here at Base we are lucky to have apartments in two wonderful cities, with Cheshire on its doorstep. This beautiful county, known for it’s sweeping landscapes and rural villages is home to an abundance of fantastic attractions and days out suitable for all the family.  We’ve put together our favourite family things to do in Cheshire here, along with ‘Base Top Tips’ on how to plan the perfect day.

Gulliver’s World

gullivers world family things to do cheshire

For the thrill seekers! Spend an exciting day out at Gulliver’s World theme park. With over 80 rides designed for families and young children, you’re guaranteed an action packed and fun filled day out no matter what the weather.

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Price:

Concessions: £14.95
Adult: £21
Kids (over 90cm): £21

Location: Gullivers Warrington, Old Hall, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 9YZ, England

(35 minute drive from Base Chester)
(30 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: 2- 13-year olds

Go Ape at Delamere Forest

go ape delamere forest family things to do cheshire

Looking for family things to do in Cheshire where your bundles of energy can let off some steam? Delamere Forest is the perfect place to escape the crowds and go for a bike ride or watch the wildlife.

For the more adventurous, why not try Go Ape? This thrilling high ropes adventure park is set 12 metres up in the canopy and gives thrill seekers of all ages the chance to navigate through obstacles, tunnels and even zoom down zip wires.

Base Top Tip: Visit Delamere Forest in the winter when the forest is transformed into an enchanting winter wonderland.

Visit the website for more information.

Price: Delamere Forest is free entry. Prices vary for Go Ape dependent on activity booked

Location: Delamere Forest Park, Linmere, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2JD, England

(20 minute drive from Base Chester)
(50 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: 4+ for Go Ape

Arley Hall Gardens

Arley hall and gardens family things to do cheshire

If you’re looking for some family outdoor fun in beautiful Cheshire surroundings, head to Arley Hall. Step inside the Adventure Play Zone, with zip wires, sandpits, swings and slides. For the creative minds, let the kids loose in the willow dome and let them create a den in the woods. After all that playtime, there’s picnic areas to feed those hungry tummies. The hall also offers space for ball games and families can even search for fairy doors in the gardens.

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Price:

Adult: £8.50
Child: £3.50
Location: Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

(45 minute drive from Base Chester)

(50 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: All ages

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo Cheshire family things to do

For the animal lovers! Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s top family attractions and it’s right on our doorstep. The Zoo cares for over 21,000 endangered and exotic creatures and with over 125 acres of adventure, it’s the perfect thing to do with the family in Cheshire.

Base Top Tip: Visit Chester Zoo’s FREE nature reserve as part of your trip. The reserve is a tranquil outdoor space with footpaths, trails and a whole host of beautiful wildlife.

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Price:

Adults: From £22

Kids: From £18

Location: Upton by Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1LH, England

(12-minute drive from Base Chester)
(40-minute from Base Liverpool)

Ages: All ages

Tatton Park

Tatton Park Family things to do cheshire

A visit to Tatton Park is a great thing to do with the family in Cheshire. A ticket gives you access to 4 attractions including over 1,000 acres of parkland to explore, a farm full of animals, a glorious mansion plus a maze! Take the bikes and ride through the woodlands or have fun on the adventure playground with over 30 rides.

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Price:

Adult: From £7.00

Child: From £5.00

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, England

(40 minute drive from Base Chester)
(45 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: All ages

Ice Cream Farm

ice cream farm family things to do cheshire

I scream you scream we all scream for ICE CREAM! The place where all kids dreams come true, the Ice Cream Farm has ice cream of almost every flavour including a real life ice cream tree.

There’s something for all the family, with crazy golf and a wet play zone along with indoor and outdoor play areas. Better yet there’s over 50 flavours of ice cream to indulge in throughout the day.

Base Top Tip: Pre-book a day pass online to receive access to multiple activities at a discounted price.

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Price: Free entry – pay and play

Location: The Ice Cream Farm, Newton Lane, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9NE

(19 minute drive from Base Chester)
(50 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: 4-12 year old’s.

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

catalyst science discovery centre

Fancy a different thing to do with the family? Take the kids to the only museum in the UK which explores the science and technology behind the chemical industry! With over 80 interactive exhibits and multi-media programmes, kids can stimulate the senses bringing Science, Maths, Engineering and Technology to life.

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Price:

Adults: £5.95

Child: £4.95

Location: Mersey Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0DF.

(20 minute drive from Base Chester)
(30 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: 2+

The Crocky Trail

crocky trail things to do cheshire

Do your little ones love a bit of adventure and getting muddy? Crocky Trail is the place to go! The trail consists of a range of activities and challenges set in the muddy countryside. With gravity defying scary slides, spinning saucers, spider traps and so much more. Grab your wellies and get ready for a fun filled day.

Base Top Tip: Whilst some activities are dry, the trail itself can get very muddy! Be sure to take a change of clothes and some towels.

Visit the website for more details.

Price:

Adults: £9.00
Child: £14.00. Under 5’s go free

Location: The Crocky Trail Ltd, Cotton Abbotts, Waverton, Chester, CH3 7PH

(10 minute drive from Base Chester)

(45 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: Suitable for all ages

Chester Treasure Trail

chester treasure trail things to do cheshire

Fancy embarking on a treasure trail through one of the most historic cities in the world? Download your trail, solve the clues and find the location of the missing treasure with this fun interactive Chester treasure trail. The answers can be found hidden on things like buildings, signs and plaques around Chester, and the kids will love searching high and low to solve the trail.

Find out more and download your treasure trail.

Price: £6.99 per trail

Location: The Cross, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LA, England

(10 minute walk from Base Chester)
(45 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: Suitable for all ages

Anderton Boat Lift

anderton boat lift  family things to do cheshire

The Anderton Boat Lift is just that – A magnificent creation built to lift boats up the canal from one river to another. The attraction was voted Visitor attraction of the year 2018 and has earnt its nickname the Cathedral of the Canals for a good reason.

Take the family along the canal to witness the lift in action and for those who dare – take the ‘Top of the World Tour’ on the canal system. With a play area, a café and the nearby woodlands, the Anderton Boat Lift is an unmissable family thing to do in Cheshire.

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Price:

Adults: From £8.25

Kids: From £6.25

Location: Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW, England

(30 minute drive from Base Chester)
(50 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: Suitable for all ages

Apple Jacks Adventure Farm

Apple Jacks Adventure Park Family things to do cheshire

The words Farm and Adventure are two words kids love to hear, and Apple Jacks adventure farm doesn’t disappoint when it comes to thing to do in Cheshire with the family. Expect zip wires, quad karts, bouncy castles, crazy golf and a whole bunch of other family friendly activities to keep the kids entertained all day. Try not to get lost in the huge maze or even try out a spot of hay bale archery – there’s something for everyone at this fun Cheshire day out.

Base Top Tip: Book online with Apple Jacks Farm to save on ticket prices.

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Price: 

Age 5 & Over: £11.00

Under 4’s: Free with a paying family

Location: Stretton Road, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4NW, England

(35 minute drive from Base Chester)
(40 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: Suitable for all ages

Blue Planet Aquarium

blue planet aquarium family things to do in cheshire

An unmissable day out in Cheshire for the family is Blue Planet Aquarium! Get up close to one of the UK’s largest collection of awesome sharks and see real scuba divers in the daily feed shows in the Aqua-theatre. Get hands on in the rock pools or walk through the shark tunnel if you dare. For sunny days, there’s even an outdoor play area.

Base Top Tip: Take a look at the event schedule before you plan your day, to make sure you arrive in time for your favourite activities.

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Price:

Adults: £18.25

Kids (3-12): £12.95

Location: Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF, England

(10 minute drive from Base Chester)
(30 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: Suitable for all ages

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey family things to do in cheshire

For a fun family day out all year round, visit Dunham Massey’s beautiful deer park. The almost 200 acres of land features walk ways, woodlands and parks great for exploring with little ones. Get up close and personal with deer or stop for afternoon tea in the on-site café. Dunham Massey is certainly one to tick off the list for family things to do in Cheshire.

Base Top Tip: Become a member of the National Trust for free entry to Dunham Massey and other attractions.

Visit the website for more information.

Price:

Adults: £10

Child: £5

Location: Dunham Massey Hall, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ

(35 minute drive from Base Chester)
(45 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: Suitable for all ages

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

beeston castle family things to do cheshire

If it’s medieval castles the kids are interested in, Beeston Castle is the perfect place to visit. Set high up on the Pennines, the castle boasts spectacular views all the way to the Welsh mountains. With it’s 40-acre woodland park, Beeston Castle hosts a range of family friendly events throughout the year. Do you dare to enter the Knights Tournament, or take part in some creative nature craft activities?

Base Top Tip: Beeston Castle runs a range of events throughout the year. Visit the website to check out what’s happening.

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Price:

Child: £4.50

Adult: £7.50

Location: Chapel Lane, Beeston, Cheshire, CW6 9TX

(20 minute drive from Base Chester)
(55 minute drive from Base Liverpool)

Ages: All ages

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