Family Days Out in and near Chester

Family Days Out in and near Chester – We love Chester and visited last year at Christmas.  We are hoping to visit again this summer, and I have put together a list of great family days out if you are also planning a trip.  There is plenty to do, so why not make a long weekend out of it?  There is some beautiful countryside nearby which makes glamping a perfect choice for your stay.  Have a look at this amazing cabin with its very own hot tub not too far from Chester.


Here are some great suggestions for days out with the kids near Chester.


Chester Zoo

Upton, Chester CH2 1EU

Chester Zoo must certainly be one of the biggest attractions for kids in Chester.  Perfect for your little zoologists, they can meet Asian elephants, cheetahs, humboldt penguins, jaguars, red pandas and many, many more!  As well as the animals, Chester Zoo has a Tree Top Challenge, zoo experiences (such as being a keeper for the day or breakfast with the lions!), and play trails.  It’s a great family day out that is perfect for all ages, priced at around £90 for a family of four.


family days out chester


BeWILDerwood Cheshire

Malpas, Bickley Moss, Cheshire, Whitchurch SY13 4JF

BeWILDerwood is a recently opened attraction, which sounds incredible.  I only wish mine were not that little bit too old for it now as this is something they would have loved when they were younger!  They invite you to enjoy exploring their “wonky world of treehouses, whizzing down super slides, swinging together on giant swings and zipping along extra-long zip wires, as well as joining in with our storytelling and creative crafts amongst other things!”  This attraction is definitely aimed at younger ones (under 10’s would find it most suitable at a guess).  Prices are based on height and time of year, so will set you back between £70-£80 for a family of four.  Children under 92cm tall go free.


family days out chester


Tatton Park

Tatton Park Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6SG

Tatton Park is a historic estate with Tudor hall, neo-classical mansion, lavish gardens, a deer park and playground.  They run exciting events throughout the year such as the RHS Flower Show, summer picnics with a view, and pop up festivals such as The House and Garage Orchestra or (more my style!) the Princess Party pop up festival.  If you are feeling peckish, you can treat yourself to weekend coffee, brunch or afternoon tea in the quaint surroundings of what used to be the Head Gardener’s Cottage, overlooking the Orchard.


days out with the kids in chester



Manley Mere – Sail Sports and Adventure Trail

Manley Ln, Frodsham WA6 0PE

Manley Mere is a multi watersport and land activity hub with a family friendly atmosphere.  There is lots going on.  My two have enjoyed water parks in the past (we visited a very similar looking one in Rutland).  They also have an adventure trail with climbing areas and ziplines, and open water swimming.  You can choose from lots of different water sports too, like paddle boarding and kayaking, sailing and windsurfing, and powerboating.


chester family days out


Whatever you decide to do, do check out Unique Hideaways for glamping ideas – and most importantly – have a great time!