City Sightseeing Chester Open Top Tour (< 1 mile)
City Sightseeing Chester Open Top Tour
is an open top bus tour which is great fun for the kids, it’s educational and you get to sit down and relax. Tickets are valid from 10am to 5pm and you can hop on and off all day!
Funky Town (< 1 mile)
Caters for children aged between 0 to 10 with everything from baby sensory rooms, ball pits, climbing frames, huge wavy slides, toddler and disco zones and so much more!
Northgate Arena (< 1 mile)
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.
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway (< 1 mile)
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway
is a 7 and a quarter gauge railway located in the beautiful surroundings of Chester's Grosvenor Park and is only a few minutes walk from the city centre. Fun for all the family and popular with young and old alike it has become one of Chester's top tourist attractions.
Chester Cathedral (< 1 mile)
A cathedral with a fascinating and rich heritage that has welcomed visitors for almost a 1000 years! Beautiful windows, artwork and mosaics to see. Free to visit but a charge for the guided tour.
Ghost Hunter Trail (< 1 mile)
Ghost Hunter Trail
If you think, what on earth is this doing on a family days out website, well some kids like ghost stories and some kids don't, you know your own kids, so you decide: more details available!
Showboats of Chester (< 1 mile)
Showboats of Chester
Cruise along the beautiful River Dee, passing the sights of the historic City of Chester aboard our luxury boats, Lady Diana and Mark Twain.
Sandy Lane Aqua Park (< 1 mile)
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.
The Chester Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Chester Treasure Trail
is a self guided Treasure Hunt which will have you and the kids exploring this beautiful and historic city whilst solving clues to locate the long lost Treasure!
Dewa Roman Experience (< 1 mile)
Dewa Roman Experience
Step aboard a Roman Galley and sail back in time to revisit the streets of Roman Chester. Explore 3 metre deep archaeological excavations and handle 'dig' discoveries in the hands-on room: goodus funnus!
Grosvenor Museum (< 1 mile)
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 (1 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.
Fun4All (1 miles)
A large play centre for 0 to 11 year olds with dedicated age specific play frames, Sports Zone and cafe.
Blacon Adventure Playground (2 miles)
Blacon Adventure Playground
Large enclosed site for 8 to 16s includes large adventure play structures, a city farm, environmental play areas and a large indoor play barn. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Chester with kids.
Chester Zoo (2 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.
Runaround at Jumping Jacks (4 miles)
Runaround at Jumping Jacks
Small but perfectly formed, their twin level main play frame is top notch in terms of decor and they also boast unusually large and well stocked toddler and baby zones, plus particularly impressive parties!
Crocky Trail (4 miles)
An outdoor adventure trail one mile in length with loads of activities along the way, such as mazes, swings, slides, bridges, tunnels etc, though there is always a way around the more challenging obstacles.
Blue Planet Aquarium (4 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.
Vue Cinema - Ellesmere Port (4 miles)
Vue Cinema - Ellesmere Port
16 screens, a games room, Baskins and Robbins ice cream and is set near several different restaurants and bars.
Tenpin Cheshire Oaks (4 miles)
Tenpin Cheshire Oaks
is a bowling centre located in the Coliseum Leisure Park. We have 24 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options as well as Sector 7 Quasar game.
Sector 7 Laser (4 miles)
Sector 7 Laser
Sitting proudly at the top end of the laser tag experience, this is hardcore futuristic battle gaming with 4D special effects and interactive plot line! Absolutely zero contact, it's only hard on the senses, not the physical form!
Crazy Town (5 miles)
A fun filled play and party centre packed full of classic adventure soft play features spread across their multi storey play frame. Toddler Mornings, term time Friday Discos and parties all available too!
The Boardroom Climbing (5 miles)
The Boardroom Climbing
is a dedicated indoor rock climbing and bouldering centre offering a range of activities for ages 5 and over. From kids' clubs and birthday parties to adult intro to climb and more!
Wizz Kidz Playcentre (6 miles)
Wizz Kidz Playcentre
The play centre is full of fun for all ages including a fab toddler area with a ball blower, a funky rainbow astra slide, a dance zone and even a football table for the older kids!
Greenacres Animal Park (6 miles)
Greenacres Animal Park
Features include lots of farm and zoo animals to see, together with rides, amusements and more. Nestling among the more unusual farmyard inhabitants are Squirrel Monkeys, Lemurs, Llamas, Ostriches, Wallabies, Polecats and Chipmunks!
Deeside Leisure Centre (6 miles)
Deeside Leisure Centre
What a collection: Ice Skating, Ten Pin Bowling, Extreme SKatepark, High Ropes Skytrail, Bouldering, swimming, futsal, badminton and table tennis!
Silly Billys Indoor Playcentre (6 miles)
Silly Billys Indoor Playcentre
Clown themed indoor adventure play facility with loads of physical adventure equipment spread over multiple levels, all set for exploring and exercising for under 10s.
Charleys Ceramics (6 miles)
Ceramic painting workshop in a lovely setting by the Manchester ship canal. Painting, pancakes, ice cream, candy floss, popcorn and pick n mix. Bring the family and paint together a range of crafts including ornaments, plates, mugs, teapots and cake stands. Babies' hand and footprints are memories to...
National Waterways Museum (6 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.
Cheshire Ice Cream Farm (7 miles)
Cheshire Ice Cream Farm
Features include panning for gold, an indoor play centre, adventure playground, mini golf and farm animals to visit, plus of course: The Ice Cream!
Sandstone Trail (8 miles)
One of the finest and most popular long distance walks in North West England, which stretches from the ancient market town of Frodsham to Georgian Whitchurch in rural Shropshire. Free guides available online.
Go Ape Delamere (9 miles)
Go Ape Delamere
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (9 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Castle Park House and Gardens (9 miles)
Castle Park House and Gardens
Attractive historic park with a Green Flag award which, over nine hectares, offers a mixture of formal gardens, wooded areas and lawns, a large play area.
CoCos Playbarn (9 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.
Muddy Good Fun (9 miles)
Muddy Good Fun
An outdoor activity centre with an aerial ropes course, a climbing wall, Family Puzzles, Crazy Golf and Segway Safari. You can also go for a rib ride around local islands or go mountain biking.
Beeston Castle (9 miles)
also known as The Castle Of The Rock. Climb to the top of this impressive crag with incredible views over 8 counties, from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains!
Speke Hall (9 miles)
Get lost in the new maze, go wild in the woods or conquer the climbing frames in the adventure playground! Visit the Victorians or Talk with the Tudors, free tours take place daily. Discover the history of the families who lived here before taking a break in the new Stable Tea Room.
Go Ape Forest Segway (10 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Delamere Forest. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a totally unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Alyn Waters Country Park (10 miles)
Alyn Waters Country Park
The largest country park in the Wrexham area, with waymarked woodland, grassland and riverside trails within the beautiful Alyn Valley. The Llay side allows easy access to the Local Nature Reserve, an excellent adventure playground and Golf Driving Range.
Soccerloco (10 miles)
is an indoor football themed activity centre for young people, with football crazy golf, football tennis, football cricket and penalty shootouts.
Techniquest Glyndwr (10 miles)
An interactive science extravaganza with over 60 hands on exhibits, seasonally varying exhibitions and live 45 minute long science shows that'll blow your mind! Learning doesn't get more amusing!
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre (10 miles)
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre
Shire Horses are the focus but there are many more spices to visit with and learn about too from mini Shetland ponies to Polecats and Otters!
Go Kids Play Centre (10 miles)
Go Kids Play Centre
Multi-tiered soft play centre, providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 0 to 12 years.
Fun4All (11 miles)
Indoor family entertainment centre providing fun indoor soft play facilities for children under the age of 12.
The Bowl Bromborough (11 miles)
The Bowl Bromborough
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling, with gutter guards and bowling ramps to give the kids a chance! Great on a wet day.
Funtown Liverpool (11 miles)
Bright, welcoming and full of fun. The play structure is huge with an exciting four lane astra slide and indoor football pitch, whilst our special toddler section, for the under 3s, is a big hit for their younger visitors.
Halton Miniature Railway (11 miles)
Halton Miniature Railway
Known throughout the world to all enthusiasts, this track has a gauge of 7 and a quarter inches, and operates a passenger service in the Town Park.
Runcorn Ski Centre (11 miles)
Runcorn Ski Centre
A small outdoor dry ski run, with 90m, 40m, and 30m slopes with 3 lifts servicing, also offering lessons.
Yellow Sub (11 miles)
Multiple adventure play frames, kids' football arena, a special toddler play area, dedicated party rooms with animated walls and more besides! Plus a new sensory room coming soon!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Chester 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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