Chester Zoo (28 miles)
With 110 acres to explore, there are 8000 animals at the award winning Chester Zoo: voted one of the top zoos in the world and the UK's number one charity.
Blue Planet Aquarium (29 miles)
Blue Planet Aquarium
Has over 100 living displays in six themed areas showcasing a spectacular variety of life from the deep. Visit our Caribbean Reef display, complete with 230ft underwater tunnel, which houses Europe's largest collection of sharks - including the Jawsome three metre long Sand Tiger Sharks.
Wheelock Hall Petting Farm (7 miles)
Wheelock Hall Petting Farm
Wide variety of farm animals to pet, feed and observe; plus full size and play pedal tractors, indoor and outdoor playgrounds.
Stockley Farm (16 miles)
Hop on the tractor and trailer down to the farm for some hands on fun! Visit the baby animals plus join in at bottle feed time to give them a bottle of milk! You can also watch the cows being milked and see the bird of prey displays held on selected days. There are fabulous Indoor and outdoor play areas and...
Congleton Museum (< 1 mile)
Museum telling the story of Congleton and its locality through interactive exhibitions, touch-screens and talking heads.
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre (6 miles)
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Our Discovery centre allows families to come and discover the wonders of the Universe and learn about the workings of Jodrell Bank. With an outside play area to let off steam in.
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery (22 miles)
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
Museum and Art Gallery with plenty for kids to do and see including a dinosaur, Time Tunnel for hands-on history, changing exhibitions, kids Crafternoons and, during 2013, the Childrens Museum exhibition where kids can see how life as a child has changed.
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens (23 miles)
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens
A safe and friendly place to explore history and get close to nature! Explore and enjoy as a family - it's a museum, a garden, woodland, a nature haven, an art adventure and a peek into the past all rolled into one!
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre (27 miles)
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre
Where science and technology come alive through a host of interactive exhibits and hands-on displays. Our award winning centre has three galleries to explore including the glass walled rooftop Observatory reached by the scenic glass lift. Science has never been so much fun!
Grosvenor Museum (28 miles)
Discover the history and natural history of Chester, plus its silver and art heritage. A number of galleries to see and a Period House. Year round programme of events and special exhibitions. Free to visit.
Cheshire Military Museum (28 miles)
Cheshire Military Museum
A museum telling the story of the Cheshire soldiers through time from the 17th century to present day. Really interesting and interactive displays with plenty to see and learn about these brave men.
National Waterways Museum (30 miles)
National Waterways Museum
in Ellesmere Port brings Britain's canal history back to life. Come and explore the exhibitions in the historic dock complex and experience life aboard our collection of canal and river craft.
Congleton Paddling Pool (< 1 mile)
Congleton Paddling Pool
An outdoor pool for paddling and wading designed for under 11s and open in the summer months with an attendant and toilet facilities. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool (14 miles)
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool
Warm outdoor brine pool open May through October for a family splash about. It also has indoor pool with teaching pool open year round, and picnicking is welcome by the lido.
Sandy Lane Aqua Park (27 miles)
Sandy Lane Aqua Park
Includes 10 pieces of water equipment operated by sensory touch pads. These are in place in the summer months and are replaced by play equipment in the winter period.
Northgate Arena (28 miles)
has a beach type effect swimming pools which has small slides for the younger visitor and a full size flume for the more adventurous, plus loads more sport facilities. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Cheshire.
Wacky Warehouse - Heath Farm (1 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Heath Farm
Multi level indoor adventure play area with loads of slides and features plus dedicated baby and toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Pirates Paradise (6 miles)
Indoor childrens playcentre with toddler section, new born babies welcome pirates paradise cater for take away food, top quality menus available, childrenâs party packages available, adults also catered for with deli style lounge free wifi.
Fuzzy Eds Salt Cellar (9 miles)
Fuzzy Eds Salt Cellar
Adventure play with indoor facilities for children up to 4ft 9ins tall, and outdoor play for older kids. Attached to family restaurant.
Good Time Charlies (10 miles)
Good Time Charlies
featuring an RC Stunt Car circuit and loads of active kids' classes, as well as the immense castle themed play frame with excellent decor and lots of fun adventure play features! Adults welcome to play too!
Brocklebank Brewers Fayre (10 miles)
Brocklebank Brewers Fayre
features multi-level adventure play equipment with sliding, climbing and ball zones, plus an enclosed toddler area with smaller versions of the big fun. Attached to a family friendly restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Rookery Wood (11 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Rookery Wood
Cool indoor adventure play area on the scenic side of Crewe with the full range of expected features and age zoning, also offering arts and crafts sessions. attached to a family restaurant.
Funsters (11 miles)
Colourful triple level indoor soft play centre with all the classic features to exhaust and entertain them. suitable for all children up to 12 years old and under 5ft 2".
Playworld (12 miles)
An amazing purpose built 3 storey indoor soft play frame with heaps of challenges to accomplish plus outdoor play with a giantic sand pit and a tyre park.
Polar Palace (12 miles)
Try the giant astra ski slide, play in the sports zone, whizz around the kiddicar track, crawl through the ice cavern or splash into the ball pools: 3 levels of adventure fun plus dedicated toddler zone.
The 2 Gyms (12 miles)
The 2 Gyms
Great big playcentre - with loads of things to do for young and old
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Play Centre (13 miles)
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Play Centre
is an indoor play centre in Poynton for children aged 0 to 11 years. We have a fun and challenging play frame, toddler area, go karts and sports pitch as well as a cafe area, disco room and party rooms!
Wacky Warehouse - Waggon and Horses (14 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Waggon and Horses
Adventure playground inside family restaurant, featuring mega play frame for older types to tackle, toddler zone for the smalls and drop in arts and crafts sessions.
Wacky Warehouse Chesterway (14 miles)
Wacky Warehouse Chesterway
features a colourful adventure soft play experience spread over multiple levels plus dedicated toddler zone and beer garden. Attached to a family friendly restaurant.
Bridgemere Garden Centre (14 miles)
Bridgemere Garden Centre
There are an adventure soft play facility and a pet store with living creatures in here as well as all the nice plants in the centre, so it's a pleasing walk round with smaller types.
Wild Things (15 miles)
Animal themed multi level adventure soft play with dedicated toddler zone and loads of fun features.
Let Loose Soft Play (15 miles)
Let Loose Soft Play
A brand new play centre where you can relax in a great atmosphere while the kids play on the huge play frame. Serving fresh food all day as well as Illy Coffee. We even have Go Karting, Zorbing and our own Bouncy Castle! Babies have their own "Toddler Town" as well as a fully equipped Sensory Room.
Fun Time Kids (16 miles)
Fun Time Kids
If you're lucky you can bump into a giant kids' character whilst exploring the multi level play frame, or maybe they're playing in the multi sports court! Also offers additional classes from music and movement to toddler theatre!
Altrincham Garden Centre Soft Play (16 miles)
Altrincham Garden Centre Soft Play
As a handy respite from the shopping experience that grown ups love, these folks have a fun little indoor play area for the kids with climbing frame, slides and all the stuff THEY love!
Zoom (17 miles)
Play centre for 0-11 year olds with a large 4 level play frame, separate room open during the week dedicated to toddlers and pre-school children and a café.
Marple Centre Play and Train (17 miles)
Marple Centre Play and Train
features a miniature railway making return trips around the grounds and away to a picnic site, a nice little indoor play facility and a selection of small animals to consider as well as the extensive garden centre itself! Choo-choose Marple!
Antz in your Pantz (18 miles)
Antz in your Pantz
Multi level adventure play, roller skating rink for kids, Batman themed laser tag, loads of regular classes and kiddie workshops plus more parties than you can shake a
Run Of The Mill Indoor Play Centre (18 miles)
Run Of The Mill Indoor Play Centre
The perfect place to visit if you care about cleanliness, great food and a safe, fun environment for the little ones! Our play areas are designed to stimulate, exercise and excite and there is something for all ages: from the tiniest tot up to 12!
Wacky Warehouse Mascrat Manor (20 miles)
Wacky Warehouse Mascrat Manor
features a multi level adventure soft play frame with dedicated toddler zone, plus an outdoor adventure playground too. Attached to a family friendly restaurant.
Slide and Seek (22 miles)
Slide and Seek
Facilities include a huge 4 storey high junior play zone, large separate toddler and baby area, sports area, little tykes' car track and battery powered go karts and quad bikes! Height restriction 140cm.
Jellybeans Warrington (22 miles)
Fantastic features include huge multi level soft play area plus indoor climbing wall, mini ten pin bowling lanes, amusements, slot racing track, ride in toddler vehicles with track and car wash and a spooky room... Cool!
CoCos Playbarn (22 miles)
The main play area consists of a large four level play frame sectioned off for different age groups, plus football area and party rooms.
Giggles Play Mill (23 miles)
Giggles Play Mill
multi-level play frame for under 4ft9s, a soft 5 a side football pitch mini climbing wall and the largest designated Under 5's soft play in the area!
Round The Twist (23 miles)
Round The Twist
Colourful multi level indoor adventure play with loads of classic fun features to entertain and exhaust from tunnels and scramble nets to three super slides! Separate toddler area.
Fun2B (23 miles)
Is just what parents have been looking for â" an exciting and adventurous activity centre for 0-11years(height limit 4ft 9), combining fantastic play facilities with an excellent, healthy eating cafÃ©.
Giddy Kidz Party and Play Centre (23 miles)
Giddy Kidz Party and Play Centre
is a Warrington indoor soft play centre. It offers a fun environment where children play and have parties with friends and family. Activities like rhyme time, painting and baking are carried out daily. Parents can relax while enjoying a fresh coffee or freshly prepared meals from the menu and Wifi is free.
The Jungle - Wild Play and Party (24 miles)
The Jungle - Wild Play and Party
boasts 3 great play areas. The main area includes a huge 13m, 4 lane waterfall effect astro slide, 2 great trampolines, ball pool, snake slide and much more.
Jellybeans Widnes (25 miles)
Features include a huge multi level soft play area, special spooky room, wavy astro slide and super sports ball zone, indoor climbing wall, electric go kart track and crazy golf! Awesome!
Funky Town (28 miles)
Caters for children aged between 0-10 with everything from baby sensory rooms, ball pits, climbing frames, huge wavy slides, toddler and disco zones and so much more!
Fun4All (29 miles)
A large play centre for 0-11 year olds with dedicated age specific play frames, Sports Zone and cafe.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Congleton with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Cheshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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