Picture credit: Visit Cheshire
Now that school is in full swing, you’re probably already thinking about plans for half term. We are big lovers of packing up the car and making the most of our beautiful country – whatever the weather – and one place you may not have considered exploring is Cheshire. Cheshire is a gorgeous county packed with pretty villages, glorious gardens and lots to see and do, making it the perfect place to hit that refresh button over half term. So today I’ve teamed up with Laurus Homes ….in this quick guide to places to visit in Cheshire this half term:
Spend a day in Chester
Chester itself is a beautiful place steeped in history. Walk where Roman Legionaires marched to war, Viking raiders wreaked havoc and Norman invaders conquered Anglo Saxons. Take in the ancient city walls, the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old cathedral. There’s so much to see and do – to get the most from Chester your first stop should be Chester visitor centre which is literally a stone’s throw away from the cathedral.
Go wild at Chester Zoo
The UK’s most visited zoo and home to over 21,000 endangered and exotic animals, based in beautiful, award-winning gardens. With 500 different animal species in 125 acres, this makes for a great day out discovering and learning about the animals within. Hear it roar!!
Be wowed at Vale Royal Falconary
Set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, the falconry is an amazing experience to get up close and personal with this amazing birds. Created by Phil and Nanette at their home in Acton Bridge North Cheshire, it’s a great family day out for falconry and animal experiences. All visits to the activity centre are by appointment only, so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment!
Get your rides fix at Gulliver’s World
With over 80 rides, attractions and shows to see each day, Gulliver’s World promises to be a fantastic family day out and is the perfect theme park for children because they are a family run theme park, specially designed for families with children aged between 2 and 13 years of age with age appropriate rides at the heart of the park.
Go all out with gardens
If gardens are your thing – and your family feel the same – there are some amazing gardens to visit in and around Cheshire. Check out this list of ten glorious gardens to visit in and around Cheshire.
Make use of your National Trust & English Heritage memberships!
If you have a National Trust or English Heritage membership there are some lovely places to visit in and around Cheshire. Make sure you add Little Moreton Hall and Beeston Castle onto your list of places to explore!
Hire a narrow boat
Fancy a relaxing day on the river? Chester Day Boat Hire provides the opportunity to enjoy a day’s canal cruising on the beautiful Shropshire Union canal between Christleton and Beeston in the heart of Cheshire. Thankfully…it’s a purpose built, self-driving narrowboat!
Visit a haunted house – eek!
Bewsey Old Hall and estate was home to the Lords of Warrington from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. A monastic grange, owned by the monks of Titley Abbey, in Essex, previously occupied the site. The building is said to be haunted, tales of a ghostly white rabbit being chased by a pack of hounds are thought to have inspired Lewis Carroll, who lived at nearby Daresbury!
So there you have it – lots of places to visit in Cheshire this half term which would make it a lovely place for a cosy week in a cottage exploring this beautiful part of Britain!
Love the sound of Cheshire and wondering what it’s like to live there? Check out this handy infographic courtesy of Laurus Homes: