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Christmas at Bolesworth
1st - 31st December 2023
Bolesworth Castle Old Coach Road Tattenhall Cheshire England United Kingdom
01829 782 210 - Christmas at Bolesworth Castle Cheshire

Lights trail, Ice skating, Santa's Grotto and more.
Christmas at Bolesworth is open through to (and including) Christmas Eve, then we re-open after the holidays, running from the 27-31 December.
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Mini Off-Rovers - Mini Off-Rovers Capesthorne Hall Cheshire
Capesthorne Hall Cheshire England United Kingdom
TBA 2024

Mini Off-Rovers is bringing their mini Land Rovers for children, to Capesthorne Hall for two weeks this summer.
We want to offer families, just like our own, the opportunity to take part in something unusual and exciting this summer, so we have put-together a bespoke event just for you at the stunning Capesthorne Hall, at the heart of the Cheshire countryside.
We are delighted to offer families the opportunity to take one of our mini Land Rovers out around the Capesthorne Estate to explore their woodland, lake and wider parkland - a chance not to be missed! It's time to move-over and let your little one take the wheel of a mini 4x4 vehicle designed with them in mind. Imagine their exhilaration as they 'start the engine' and set-off around a thrilling route we have planned for you, navigating the off-road terrain and testing their driving skills as they manoeuver their way around bends, through the trees...and even passed the grazing sheep.
Each driving experience is 30 minutes long, but we know you'll want to spend longer than that at this fantastic venue so we are inviting you to spend the day with us, and to make that day.
fun-filled, there are many more activities for your child to enjoy - all within the price of your 30 minute off-road drive! You can thank us when you see us.

Mini Off-Rovers' mini Land Rovers are available to drive between the hours of 10am - 3pm each day (last drive is 3pm).
Ticket Price: £25 per child
30 minute off-road driving experience:
The driver must be between 5-9 years old; an adult must accompany the vehicle at all times. Siblings can ride as a passenger if between the ages of 2-5 years - for FREE!
Drive will be available between the hours of 10am-3pm each day.
Free entry into the Capesthorne Estate:
Explore the stunning Capesthorne Hall and Gardens, and discover the Milanese Gates, the chapel, the tranquil gardens, the lake,
and the colourful perennial merging with the more unusual 18th Century plants, shrubs and trees.

The Jungle Book Trail:
The trail will take children on a magical journey with the storybook characters helping to explore the gardens in a fun and engaging way.

Capethorne's Spectacular Sunflower Maze:
Work your way around the rows of green stalks and sunny yellow flowers hoping to find your way to the end. A colourful adventure.
Mini Off-Rovers, The Jungle Book Trail are suitable for children aged 5-9 years old.

Do not miss the first event of its kind and the chance to enjoy a fantastic experience this summer, that will be all they want to tell their friends about when they return to school.
Pre-booking is essential. To book, click on the event on our website

Want to drive with friends:
There are 6 cars available at each time slot so choose your preferred time and press 'book', you will then be able to increase the number of bookings at this time slot on the next page.
Any questions, please drop us a quick line. We're more than happy to help. Contact us at or via Facebook or Instagram.

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Capesthorne Hall Estate
Congleton Road
SK11 9JY

Dunham Massey Sunflower Trail - Dunham Massey Sunflower Trail Page One
At Dunham Massey Ice Cream Farm walk through the gorgeous sunflower meadow.

Dunham Massey Farm Ice Cream
Ice Cream Shop
Ash Farm Station Road Altrincham Greater Manchester England WA14 5SG U.K.
Situated in the village of Dunham Massey, this yummy ice cream is hand made on the farm by Dianne, who came up with the recipe herself.
07971 422 791

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop - Hawarden Estate Farm Shop Apple Day with Live Music Page One - Hawarden Estate Farm Shop Apple Day with Live Music Page Two

Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire, North Wales, U.K. CH5 3FB
01244 533 442
Specialty Grocery Store · Farm · Cafe · Live Music

Reminder that the Summer Music Series 2022 is back this Friday.

In collaboration with Roman Candle Promotions, we have 6 standout evenings of music to enjoy this summer in Hawarden.
Think Americana, folk, psych folk, acoustic, blues, big bean bags, fire pits, great food, great drink and watching the sun go down.
Sound like fun? Join us each evening from 7pm ’til late. This is an event open to all, we will be taking an optional charity donation,
which can be paid in advance via our website or on the door on the night.

All Donations will be distributed to local charities, including supporting Mark Ellwood's community outreach programme The MAC Project.
Donations will go directly to funding free music lessons for 4-16 year olds right here at the Farm Shop through July, August, and beyond.

Stay the night.

This is the perfect reason to book a stay at our brilliant campsite.
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Apple Day
TBA 2024
Noon - 8pm
Free Entry

Chester Road CH5 3FB Hawarden U.K.
Specialty Grocery Store. Delicious ingredients. It's that simple.

Gather at the Farm Shop for food, drink, music and activities to celebrate the end of another bountiful 2021 apple harvest.
Apple Day is a true celebration of the year’s harvest. It marks the end of the Summer growing cycle and welcomes the beginning of Autumn.
So, let’s raise a glass of our first batch of Hawarden Estate Cider and toast to the Season.
A Christmas Miracle
Chester Tarvin Sands
Tarvin Sands Fishery & Reindeer Centre Cheshire
Kelsall Road Tarvin Chester CH3 8NR

This christmas make your way through our beautiful winter wonderland and prepare yourself for a magical experience like no other.
Take a seat and watch as Santa calls upon his fairytale friends to save Christmas in this magical musical Christmas spectacular.
Not only will you be taken on a magical journey with Santa, his cheeky elves and real live reindeer but you will also have the chance to meet them, along with some of your favourite fairytale characters, taking home memories you won’t soon forget!

There will also be complimentary Mulled wine and festive snacks, and of course, no visit to see Santa would be complete without your child receiving a gift from the big man himself... There are plenty of opportunities to take photos of your children throughout the visit, all free of charge of course.. You will also get to feed Santa's Reindeer and have a sit on one of his sleighs.
Cheshire Aquapark at Manley Mere
Manley Lane Cheshire 01928 740 243
Inflatable Water Park
Book here to experience the North West's premier inflatable Aquapark experience at Manley Mere. - Cheshire Aquapark
Flip Out: The Big Green Trampoline
Open 9am - 10pm
Unit 1A Chester Gates Business Park Chester
01244 956 777

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Mouldsworth Motor Museum - Business has now closed

Area Attraction Events

Carfest North 2024 TBA
July 2024 TBA
Bolesworth Castle Tattenhall Chester Cheshire
Bolesworth Castle is the venue for CarFest North 2018 and promises to be a spectacular event raising money for BBC Children in Need - Carfest North Bolesworth Castle Old Coach Road Tattenhall Cheshire United Kingdom

Cheshire Game & Country Fair
Living Heritage Country Shows
Cheshire County Showground Knutsford WA16 0HJ

Cheshire's Gardens - Cheshires Gardens
Cheshire's Favourite Attractions - Cheshires Favourite Attractions

Reaseheath College

Reaseheath College Live Lambing Weekends
TBA 2024 - Live Lambing Weekends
There will be lots of fun children's activities taking place on both weekends including farm competitions and colouring. The Reaseheath Zoo will also be open over our Lambing Weekends

Doors open 10am – 4pm with last entry at 3pm
The whole family can enjoy this unique springtime experience. Children will always remember seeing lambs being born!
There will be lots of fun children’s activities taking place including farm competitions and colouring.
The Reaseheath Zoo will also be open over our Lambing Weekends and the ticket prices will include entrance to both the Lambing event and the Zoo.

Ticket Prices
Adults – £8
Children (3 and over)/Concessions – £5
Family – 2 adults & up to 3 children – £25
Under 3 free

Alternatively, tickets will be available to buy on the gate via cash or card.
Free car parking and onsite catering.
The entrance and parking for visitors to lambing will be via the main entrance off Main Road
(the road to Worleston B5074). Pedestrians will be able to enter the campus via our old drive, also off the A51.
You can find directions to Reaseheath College here.
Please note that this event is not suitable for expectant mothers. Dogs will not be permitted. Please wear suitable footwear.

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Lewis Carroll Centre

All Saints Church Daresbury - Lewis Carroll Centre

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Anderton Boat Lift

Built in 1875, Anderton was the world's first boat lift. It was reopened in March 2002 following a £7 million restoration programme. Today, you can experience the uplifting sensation on board a glass top boat that gives you a bird's eye view of proceedings.

Lift Lane
01606 786 777
Fax 01606 872 903

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Anderton Boat Lift

Apple Jacks

Apple Jacks Rual Theme Park and Amazing Maize Maze

M56 Junction 10 or M6 Junction 20
Near Warrington
01925 268 495

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Backford Belles - Backford Belles

Acres Farm
Chester Road

Open 7 Days a Week
11am - 6pm
Jersey Ice Cream

Visit our farm shop selling ice cream and sorbets freshly made on the farm, in cones or tubs to eat in or take-away.
Hot or cold drinks are available
Also calves to see
You'll find us on the A41, north of Chester approx 300 yards from Backford Cross Roundabout. Just a few minutes drive from the end of the M53 and M56.

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Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

The family has lived at Cholmondeley since 1200, although the present Castle was built in the early 19th century by the 1st Marquess. Lady Cholmondeley, wife of the late 6th Marquess, lives here today, whilst her son David, the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, lives at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which also opens to the public during the season. He divides his time between Cheshire and Norfolk.

SY14 8AH
01829 720 383

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Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Tirley Garth Gardens

40 acre English Heritage listed gardens terraced and landscaped with almost 3000 Azaleas and Rhododendrons

Near Cotebrook
01829 731 855

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Blue Planet - Blue Planet Aquarium

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Lyme Park House and Garden - Lyme Park House and Garden

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Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

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Catton Hall - Catton Hall

Gladstone's Library

Church Lane
CH5 3DF - Gladstones Library North Wales

Walk Mill - Walk Mill Cheshire

Walk Mill Lane
(For Sat Nav use CH3 7RZ
Get to the junction of Guy Lane and Walk Mill Lane, then follow Walk Mill Lane down to the river Gowy)
01829 749 373
Fax 01829 749 198

Walk Mill is open to the public to come and look at the mill equipment and see how it works. There is also the miller's kitchen where you can come and enjoy some delicious home baked goods; many produced using the flour stone ground in the mill, which is produced from the wheat grown on the land surrounding the mill.
Walk Mill has been built on the site of the original mill which dates back to 1200. The tiles on the floor in the miller's kitchen and mill area are from the original mill, as well as the sack hoist outside the building and the damsel. A date stone which is engraved with RW 1668 was also found which now sits above the fire place in the millers kitchen. The fireplace is made from hand-made bricks which were found beneath the quarry tiles when we took them up.
On sale at the mill there is stone ground flour, bread and cakes.
The mill is open every day (10am to 5pm), except Monday's when it is closed, (open on bank holidays).

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The Olde Tyme Penny Arcade

Museum of Amusements
Cheshire Workshops
Near Chester
01942 732 308

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Little Moreton Hall

Cheshire's most iconic black and white house - Tudor skill and craftmanship at its finest
Open to the public, owned by the National Trust

CW12 4SD
01260 272 018

Parking Free Ample Parking
Disabled Wheelchair access to ground floor, shop, restaurant and garden

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U-Boat Story

NewNew U-Boat Story Birkenhead - U-Boat Story Merseyside

Beeston Castle

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Beeston Castle is situated 10 miles from Chester on a 350 foot hill. Not much of the castle has survived. Only a gatehouse, D shaped entrance towers, the well, and a corner tower. The hill provides good views of the Cheshire plains.

Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9TX.
0870 333 1181

Car 11m SE of Chester on minor road off A49 or A41
Bus Arriva Bus 84 Chester to Crewe. Nearest stop Tarporley 2 miles walk from the village to the castle
Train Nearest Station Chester 10 Miles

Exhibition, Gift Shop, Limited refreshments,
Parking Pay & Display
Charge may vary on events days, Toilets, Picnics Welcome, Souvenir Guide, Free Children's Activity Sheet. Rating **

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BusyBus - Bus and coach tours are pleased to bring you a selection of fantastic
sightseeing, adventure, themed and fun excursions from Chester in Cheshire and surrounding areas.

Mount Pleasant Gardens

Yeld Lane Kelsall Cheshire CW6 0TB 01829 751 592

Set in the heart of the rolling Cheshire Countryside, near to Delamere Forest and only fifteen minutes from Chester. The Gardens offer the ideal opportunity to meander through some of the finest displays of traditional mixed gardens and water features. - Mount Pleasant Gardens

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Maize Maze
Do The Amazing Maize Maze Game This Summer

Cheshire Falconry
01606 882223
Fly birds of prey in the heart of cheshire

Delamere forest park

Delamere Forest

Delamere forest park

Delamere Forest Park, Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2JD

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Beat the credit crunch. 1000's of gifts at a fraction of High Street prices
Admission and Parking Free
Dagfields Crafts and Antiques
01270 841 336

Biddulph Grange Garden

Grange Road
01782 517 999

Around the world in one day
This rare Victorian garden was created to display unusual plants from all over the world, the species of which were collected by some of the most famous Plant Collectors of that time including Robert Fortune and David Douglas. Find inspiration and a relaxing day out, there's plenty to do, see and learn. Be inspired at Biddulph.

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Ness Botanic Gardens

0151 353 0123

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Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Kinsey Road
Ellesmere Port
South Wirral
CH65 9JJ
0151 348 5600

First Group Number 1 Bus Service Information
From Chester to Cheshire Oaks and Back

Nearby Guesthouses
Heath Lodge
87-89 Heathfield Rd, Ellesmere Port, CH65 8DH
0151 357 2246

Fern Villa
2 King St, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4AZ
0151 355 4595

Rossmore Gdns, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 1NR
0151 339 2357

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Cheshire Farm Real Dairy Ice Cream

Newton Lane
Near Chester
Tel 01829 770 995

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Cheshire Farm Real Dairy Ice Cream

Grosvenor Garden Centre

Wrexham Road
Tel 01244 625 200
Fax 01244 625 210
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Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo
Information Leaflet
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Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo
We're the UK’s number one zoo, with over 11,000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet.
Chester UK
What's On at Chester Zoo
There's always something extra going on at the zoo. From Members' talks, summer barbecues, exclusive behind the scenes tours.
Event Listings

Chester Zoo

There's just so much to see and do on a big day out at Chester Zoo, the 21st Century zoo. Our spacious enclosures are home to over 7000 animals, including endangered species, many in their natural habitats.

Chester Zoo
01244 380 280

Car : Follow the brown Chester Zoo signs from M56, Junction 14 or Junction 12 on the M53. The zoo is also clearly signed on the A41 Chester road. there is travel information on the Chester Zoo website Please note the bus services 4/8/x8 no longer run


Chester Zoo is a good hour walk from the City Centre

Shuttle Bus

The Shuttle Mini Bus running from the front of Chester Railway Station to Chester Zoo is not running in 2011


From Chester Main Line Station: Take taxi (approx 2 miles Cost £8), or bus to Town Hall bus exchange or walk down Brook Street to the City Centre (10 mins).
Mon - Sat, First Crosville Service 1 from Stand 3 Chester Town Hall Bus Station.

1 CHESTER - LIVERPOOL Via Chester Zoo, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Birkenhead
Chester Bus Exchange
Bache, Liverpool Road
Upton, Wheatsheaf
Chester Zoo
Cheshire Oaks, Outlet Village
Blue Planet Aquarium
Ellesmere Port Bus Station
Sutton Way Overpool Rd
Great Sutton, Bulls Head
Little Sutton, Black Lion
Hooton Cross Roads
Eastham, Bridle Road
Bromborough Cross
New Ferry, Toll Bar
St Pauls Road
Birkenhead Bus Station
Liverpool Sir Thomas St

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First Number 1 Service

On Suns and Bank Holidays, Arriva 411, 412 to main entrance. Click here >>>
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Railway Access
The Bache Station on the Liverpool Electric Train Line is the closest Railway Station to Chester Zoo about 1.5 miles (2.4 KM).

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7000 animals, 110 acres of award winning gardens.
Catch feeding time on sealion beach, visit islands in danger with the komodo dragons, experience sprit of the jaguar and the awesome tsavo the black rhino experience, see lions, tigers, rhinos, giraffes. You can have lots of fun on the children's fun ark and follow the latest fun trail. Wander round the grow zone with its stunning orchid collection, step back in time to the impressive roman gardens and stroll amongst the glorious grasses alongside the canal. Take to the treetops in our zoofari monorail or take leisurely cruise in the water bus past our specious enclosures and natural habitats for a different view of a truly modern zoo. Our rainbuster route will help you miss the showers while you catch the sights.

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Opening Times
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The zoo is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs with plenty of disabled and parent and baby toilet facilities.

Taxi Tour Black Cab Taxi from Princess Street to Chester Zoo £7.50
Taxi Tours
Chester Zoo Holidays are the perfect way to treat the family, from just £99 for a family of four you can enjoy an overnight stay at a hotel close to Chester Zoo and entry to the attraction.
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Chester Zoo Gift Vouchers

Discount vouchers available on Ebay Rating ****

Oakfield Manor

- The Elegant venue in a unique setting.
Some time or other, every organiser needs a unique venue or an original idea for an event.
This is where Chester Zoo can help.
Oakfield Manor is a unique location, full of character, and is the ideal venue for a range of events including : weddings, meetings, private dinners, safari evenings, training events, seminars, themed events, presentations.
Oakfield Manor, Chester Zoo, Upton by Chester, CH2 1LH. Tel 01244 650 209 Fax 01244 389 497 Email

Rode Hall

Rode Hall

Join us on a brief yet fascinating journey in to the history of Rode Hall, one of Cheshire’s most exquisite country houses. Discover more about its rich heritage and how the Baker Wilbraham family who have owned it for approaching three hundred and fifty years have contended with the challenges of social change and architectural trends through to its ongoing conservation and restoration today. Enjoy a whistle-stop tour of the highs and lows of the house and how one family have ensured its safe upkeep and place in the community over the years. Today, it is enjoyed by families from far and wide who come to enjoy the house and splendid gardens, fantastic events including the monthly farmers market and a welcome treat in the delightful tearooms.

Scholar Green
01270 873 237

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Norton Priory

Norton Priory

Nearly a millennium ago, Norton Priory was home to a community of Augustinian canons, whose purpose was to centre their lives on God. Today, Norton Priory is a unique and enthralling place to escape from modern life. The multi-award winning site is an historical gem and a haven for wildlife. Friendly and helpful staff will help you to discover the 38 acres of beautiful and peaceful gardens and the fascinating museum galleries.

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1SX.
01928 569 895

Car : Less than 30 minutes by car from Chester, Liverpool or Manchester
Train : Nearest Station : Runcorn East (1 hour walk approx)

Full programme of exciting events for all ages, all year round. Temporary exhibition programme indoors and outdoors. Refectory Cafe with baby changing facilities. Under 5's learning garden and play area. Specialist retail area and shop. Excellent award-winning facilities for those with special needs. Free wheelchair hire. Free car park and bicycle rack. Free group hosts for pre-booked groups. Award-winning education programme, all ages catered for.

Opening Times
Open 12 noon, all year round, including bank holidays
Closed 24,25,26 December and 1 January. Walled Garden open April-October
Closed times seasonal

Admission charge, family ticket and group discounts. Season tickets available
Call for current details. Free entry to refectory cafe, under 5's play area and temporary exhibition area

Good access for those with a disability - ring for details.

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Date Visited 2009 Rating **

Speke Hall

A wonderful, rambling Tudor mansion with rich Victorian interiors, set in a wooded estate on the banks of the Mersey with views of the Wirral and North Wales from The Bund.

Speke Hall
The Walk
L24 1XD
08457 585 702

Car : On North bank of Mersey, 1 mile off A561 on West side of Liverpool Airport. Follow brown tourist signs from M62 exit 6, A5300, M56 exit 12.
Bus : Arriva North West 80, 180, 82, 500
Train : Nearest Station Garston

Program of events, Fully restored Home Farm Engine

Opening Times
See Website

Date Visited 2009 Rating ***

Stretton Watermill
Stretton WatermillStretton Watermill Sign from the single track road

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Hidden deep in the Cheshire countryside, lying in peaceful, picturesque surroundings stands a corn mill, dating back to 1351 and steeped in fascinating history. Now fully restored to working order, why not come and experience the sounds as you watch the waterwheels turn the ancient wooden machinery. The site offers scenery surrounded by countryside to explore by foot or on bicycle. Our guided yours provide a memorable experience for all ages. Visit our new exhibitions, which feature displays on the history of the Leche family at Carden Hall, tell the story of the millers and their work and show how the mill was restored over 20 years ago. You can also see working models and find a small selection of gifts in the shop, before enjoying the picnic area overlooking the millpond.

Tel 01606 41331 (Cheshire Museums Service)

Car Stretton Watermill is only 10 minutes drive from Chester, near Farndon, off the A534. It is well signposted.
Train Nearest Station Chester

Parking Parking
Mill Gift Shop, Convenient Picnic Area, Accessible Toilets, Historical Displays, Working Models, Lunch/Refreshments available locally.

Opening Times
Open weekends only during April and September from 1pm to 5pm.
May and August 1pm to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday Plus Bank Holidays Mondays.

Small Admission Charge. Rating *

Tatton Park

Tatton Park

Main Switchboard 01625 534400

Information line 01625 534435


Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, United Kingdom

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Tatton Park, Cheshire’s Large Visitor attraction of the year for the last two years, is one of the North West’s most popular heritage attractions with around 800,000 visits made each year to the 1,000 acres of deer park, the Mansion, Gardens, Old Hall, Farm and events. It has a history going back to Bronze Age farming and has been home to herds of deer since the 13th century but in the late Tudor period Tatton was acquired by the Egerton family who owned the land until the last Lord Egerton died in 1958. Since then Tatton has been managed and financed by Cheshire County Council on behalf of the National Trust.


The stunning Neo-Classical Mansion was constructed in stages between 1780 and 1813 and encompasses lavish staterooms and family memorabilia. It still contains original family furnishings and boasts several pieces of furniture by Gillows of Lancaster, dating from the early 19th century. Throughout the house, the Egerton’s love of fine art and paintings is evident and their collection includes masterpieces by Canaletto and Van Dyck.

The enormous Victorian kitchens and servants’ quarters give visitors a contrasting glimpse of domestic life where they can discover how much work was involved in running a house of this size.

In 1935, the Tenant’s Hall was added to the Mansion to house the last Lord Egerton’s hunting collection from his travels around the globe. It is now used for concerts, dinners and conferences. New exhibitions have also been introduced in the Mansion featuring the story of the last Lord Egerton’s collections and Tatton Parks involvement in the development of military parachuting during WWII.


The 50 acres of gardens are rated among the best in the country and represent over 200 years of design and history. Notable features include the renowned Japanese Garden which is recognized as one of the finest in Europe, the Italian, Rose and Tower gardens, the Topiary, Maze, Fernery and Conservatory. Visitors can also enjoy the recently restored Walled Kitchen Garden and orchard which highlight the importance of traditional skills and processes.


Virtually untouched since 1938, the livestock yards, mill, workshops, stores and offices of Tatton Dale open a window onto the complex but fascinating operations needed to sustain the Mansion, Gardens, Park and tenanted properties (including the Old Hall) of the vast Egerton estates in the years leading up to World War II. It is still an authentic working farm that uses traditional farming methods and has rare breeds of animals. A perfect place for the whole family!


Old Hall

The Old Hall was originally a typical medieval manor house but has been altered and extended over the years and now shares its grounds with a 17th century cruck barn. Its rooms have been restored to different periods and a guided tour will take visitors from the smoky shadows of Medieval England, through the Stuart and Victorian periods to the 1950s. The Old Hall also hosts many history –based events such as a medieval fair and a Viking day in August.

Tatton Shops

Located within the Stableyard, close to both the Mansion and Gardens, Tatton's retail outlets offer a wealth of gifts, souvenirs and produce, which reflect the character of the estate.

These range from our speciality food shop selling produce from the Tatton estate and Cheshire suppliers, to Tatton Gifts and the Garden Shop, selling souvenirs, books, plants and dried flowers.

The House Keeper’s Store

The Housekeeper’s Store is Tatton Park’s own award winning speciality food shop offering a variety of traditional fine foods from farm, estate and local producers. Situated in the stableyard near to the Mansion and gardens, our seasonally varying delights include Tatton's own prime venison available throughout the year.

The Housekeeper's Store specialises in food and drink from small producers in the British Isles and from the North West in particular. Tatton's own prime venison, bacon and spring lamb can be found alongside other local Cheshire produce such as Holly Tree Farm sausages, Nether Alderly water, Cheshire apple juice, Cheshire Farm ice cream and of course Cheshire Cheese!

With pickles and preserves, jams, cakes, pies and puddings, cheeses, beers, cider, English wines and cordials, The Housekeeper's Store is a must for people whose horizons stretch beyond the supermarket shelf.

Quality cuts of prime Tatton venison are available freshly frozen along with venison sausage, smoked venison and potted venison. Lower in fat and high in protein, Tatton venison is naturally reared and tender. The Housekeeper's Store and our own estate produce help to maintain the best traditions of the food heritage of this historic Cheshire estate.


The Stables Restaurant

The Stables Restaurant at Tatton offers a variety of meals, snacks and drinks.

Close to the Mansion gardens and shops, morning coffees and afternoon teas are a tempting way to relax with delicious freshly made cakes and biscuits. Lunch menus are made using Tatton seasonal garden produce and organic produce as much as possible.

The Parkland

Home to most of Tatton’s major events, such as the RHS Flower Show, Country Fair, Concerts, car shows and the North West Food Lover’s Fair, the park is also home to a wealth of history and wildlife interest. There are 1000 acres of stunning deer park to explore by bike, on foot or on horseback. The wide open spaces are home to herds of red and fallow deer and every season brings its own rich variety of birds and wildlife. For the adventurous, there is also a large play area located next to the car park that is ideal for children of all ages. The adventure playground is an essential part of any family visit to Tatton!


Tatton Park

Tatton Park Picnic Concerts
20th-21st July 2013


Main Switchboard 01625 534400

Information line 01625 534435


Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, United Kingdom

National Waterways Museum

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The real experience of canal life. The boat museum, with the worlds largest floating collection of canal craft, is set in Ellesmere Port's historic 200 year-old dock complex. Here you can discover the fascinating social and industrial history of Britain's canals. Hop aboard and explore the narrow boat cabins to experience how families lived and worked on the inland waterways, or try your hand at operating the interactive steam-powered crane. Then step back in time to visit the Victorian housekeeper in Porters Row and rediscover traditional toys and games of bygone days.

South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW.
0151 355 5017

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Car : The Museum is located off Junction 9 of the M53. From other directions you can find us by following the brown 'heritage' signs.
Bus : Ellesmere Port Town bus station is a 20 minute walk
Train : Nearest Station Ellesmere Port 10 minute walk

Free car park, Working exhibitions, Industrial heritage cruise, full programme of family and school events, Cafe, Gift Shop, Group and family discounts

Opening Times
From April to October, the Museum is open between 10am and 5pm seven days a week.

Admission Costs
See Website

Accessible car parking spaces.
Lift to upper floor of main exhibition.
Mostly level access around the site, although some areas are cobbled.
Wheelchair available.
Tactile maps.
Large-print guide available.
Guide dogs are welcome. Rating ***

Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road
SK12 1TD
Tel 01625 874 426

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Anson Engine Museum

Attractions on Merseyside

Ferry Across The Mersey

Ferry Across The Mersey

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The Liverpool City Region LEP is a private sector led Board with political leaders representing the six local authority areas of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. By bringing together local entrepreneurs and politicians we have been able to harness the skills and experience of a wide range of people who understand what it takes to establish businesses and make them successful and therefore sustainable.

Mersey Ferries
Mersey Ferries

Victoria Place
CH44 6QY
0151 330 1444

Ferries have featured on the River Mersey for over 800 of years. By the time Liverpool had been officially declared a town in 1207 ‘ferries’ were already an established sight. Today’s now world-famous ferry service is run by the Mersey Ferries team. As well as taking hundreds of thousands of people out on the Mersey each year we also operate a range of exciting and informative Liverpool attractions along the riverside as well as trips along the magnificent Manchester Ship Canal. We are owned and operated by Merseytravel, which is the operating name of Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority and passenger transport Executive. After the county’s free attractions, Mersey Ferries are Merseyside’s most visited tourist attraction and our entire team are committed to offering high-quality Liverpool days out for all.

The Voirrey Embroidery Centre

Brimstage Hall
Brimstage, Wirral
CH63 6JA
0151 342 3514 Fax 0151 342 5161

Port Sunlight Heritage Centre
Port Sunlight Heritage Centre

23 King George's Drive
Port Sunlight
CH62 5DX
0151 644 6466

We are an independent charitable trust responsible for preserving and promoting the model village of Port Sunlight, created by William Hesketh Lever for his Sunlight soap factory workers in 1888. This website is dedicated to providing information for residents and visitors of Port Sunlight. There is information about the historical importance of the village, properties to rent, maintaining your home and garden, self-catering holiday cottages, local attractions, places to eat including 'tea' at Port Sunlight Museum, the beautiful landscape, village events, and much, much more.

Please note* Port Sunlight Museum will be closed to the public throughout the month of January 2013 due to gift shop and museum re-development work. This does not affect pre-booked group guided village tours. 'tea' Tea Room will remain open and will stock a limited range of museum shop giftware. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time. Port Sunlight Museum will re-open in February 2013.

Lady Lever Art Gallery
Lady Lever Art Gallery
Group Bookings 0151 478 4178 / 4173
Information 0151 478 4136

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Wirral Country Park
0151 648 4371 or 3884

Europa Pools Conway Street Birkenhead Wirral CH41 6RN
Enquiries 0151 647 4182
Bookings 0151 647 4194
Fax 0151 647 4178

West Kirby Marine Lake
Wirral Sailing Centre, West Kirby Marine Lake, South Parade, West Kirby, CH48 0GQ.
Tel : 0151 625 3292 / 2510

National Trust

Cavern City Tours

Attractions in Shropshire

Shopping in Shrewsbury
Shopping in Shrewsbury

Visit Ellesmere

Attractions in North Wales

Alice in Wonderland Centre

Alice in Wonderland Centre
3 & 4 Trinity Square
North Wales
01492 860 082

Snowdon Maintain Railway

Snowdon Maintain Railway

In 2016 we will be celebrating the 120 year anniversary of the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
LL55 4TY
01286 870 223

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East Parade
LL18 3AF
01745 344 660

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Seaquarium. Please click for more information

Greenfield Valley

Museum, Farm, Heritage Park
North Wales
01352 714 172

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Greenfield Valley

The Original Butterfly Man

Craft Workshop
Glyndyfrdwy Village
LL21 9HW
01490 430 300

Come and visit my Craft Workshop
Choose from many different species of handcrafted wall butterflys

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The Original Butterfly Man

The Plassey

LL13 0SP
01978 780 2777
Fax 01978 780 019

Craft & Retail Centre

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The Plassey


Stay a while in Corwen

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Chirk Castle

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LL14 5AF
01691 777 701
Located 8 Miles South of Wrexham
Chirk Castle

Gwydir Castle

North Wales
LL26 0PN
Tel/Fax 01492 641 687

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Gwydir Castle

Gwydir Castle is situated in the beautiful Conwy Valley and is set within a Grade 1 listed, 10-acre garden. Built by the illustrious Wynn family c1500, Gwydir is a fine example of a Tudor courtyard house, incorporating re-used medieval material from the dissolved Abbey of Maenan. Further additions date from c1600 and c1826. The important 1640s panelled Dining Room has now been reinstated, following its repatriation from the New York Metropolitan Museum.
Opening Times
1st March - 31st October
10am - 4.00pm
Closed Mondays and Saturdays (Except BH Weekends)
Limited openings at other times
Please telephone for details
Guided tours by arrangement
Admission Cost See Website

South Stack Lighthouse Vistor Centre

The historic South Stack Lighthouse is located on a small island reached via a decent of 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs. Visitors may tour the exhibition area and Lighthouse engine room before climbing to the top of the Lighthouse. South Stack is a wonderful place to watch thousands of breeding seabirds including guillemots, razorbills and puffins.
South Stack Lighthouse Vistor Centre

Moel Famau Country Park

Bodelwyddan Castle

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Bodelwyddan Castle Trust, Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, LL18 5YA.
01745 584 060
Fax 01745 584 563

Loggerheads Country Park

Near Mold Denbighshire
01352 810 614
Free Admission, Car Parking from 20p, Park open every day

Electric Mountain Visitor's Centre, near Llanberis
01286 870 636
Fax 01286 873 002
Fascinating visitor centre and spine-tingling tour of the world-famous Dinorwig Power Station built inside a mountain.
Centre for alternative Technology, Machynlleth, SY20 9AZ.

0845 330 8355
Fax 01654 702782
Alternative technology exhibition e.g. wind power, solar power.

Information on Snowdonia National Park

National Trust

Information on UK Museums

Cheshire and Wirral Attractions

Ness Botanic Gardens | South Wirral |

Chester Zoo | Chester |

Beeston Castle | Near Tarporley |

Stapeley Water Gardens | Nantwich |

Boat Museum | Ellesmere Port |

Port Sunlight Village | Port Sunlight Wirral |

Port Sunlight Village | Port Sunlight Wirral |

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker | Nantwich |

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker | Nantwich |

Catalyst Science and Discovery Centre | Widnes |

Redhouse Farm | Near Altringham |

Go Ape | Delamere Forest |

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens | Runcorn |

Gulliver's World | Warrington |

Bridgemere Garden World | Cheshire |

Salt Museum | Northwich |

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Salt Museum Northwich

Blakemere Shopping Centre

Unusual gifts, art, clothes, jewellery, sweet shop and more in the Edwardian Courtyard Shops

Chester Road
01606 883 261

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Cheshire Days Out Leaflet

Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre

Home to the world-famous Lovell Radio Telescope and the UK's National Radio Astronomy Observatory

SK11 9DL
01477 571 339

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Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre
The Lowry Arts and Entertainment Centre. Please click for

Arley Hall and Gardens

Arley Hall and Gardens
01565 777 353
Fax 01565 777 465
Just over 20 Miles from Chester between Northwich and Knutsford

Arley is one of the few remaining landed estates in Cheshire still occupied by the decendants of the original owners.
Atrractions include Hall, Chapel, Gardens, Grove, Plant Nursery, Tudor Barn, Gift Shop
Events Garden Festival, Country Fair, Horse Trails

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Arley Hall and Gardens

Arley Garden Festival
Arley Hall Gardens
01565 777 353

Explore Cheshire Market Towns

Explore Cheshire Market Towns

Cheshire's Peak District

Official Visitor Guide For Cheshire's Peak District - Official Visitor Guide For Cheshire's Peak District
Astle Park Country Fair
3rd & 4th June 2023
Astle Park Chelford Cheshire U.K. SK11 9AD - Astle Park Country Fair Page One

9am – 5pm daily
Attractions include:
- The Sheep Show
- Gundog demonstration
- British Scurry & Trials Driving
- Terrier Show & Racing
- Gundog Scurries
- Chainsaw Carving
- Flycasting Demonstration by Hywel Morgan
- Owl Adventures
- Reptile/Jungle Animal Display and Presentation
- Heavy Horses (Sunday only)
- Lurcher Show & Racing
- Fun Dog Show
- Falconry Displays
- Archery
- Ferret Show & Racing
- Rural Crafts and Demonstrations
- Vintage Tractor Display
- Axe Throwing
- Zipwire
- Classic Car Display
- Vintage Commercials
- Military Vehicle Display
- Miniature Traction Engines
- Trade Stands
- Antiques and Collectables
- Craft Marquee
- Fine Food Marquee with Demonstrations
- Vintage Fairground
- Licensed Bar & various Catering Outlets

Tickets (available online or on the day): Adults £12, Over 65s £10, Under 16s £6, Under 5s Free, Family Ticket (2 + 3) £30
Admission Tickets:


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