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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Chester

Fascinated by the Romans? Take the family back in time as you explore all the amazing things to do in Chester together.

Founded as a Roman Fort, Chester still has a medieval wall that runs around the city. Start the day getting a feel for this historical place on a City Sightseeing Open Top Tour. Children will love the fun and educational audio and parents can sit back and relax, while soaking up the sights.

During Chester family days out continue on your journey into the past at the Dewa Roman Experience. Budding archeologists can explore a 3 metre deep excavation, uncovering long lost treasures!

You’re sure to spot Chester Cathedral from the bus rooftop. For over 1000 years visitors have enjoyed the artwork, architecture and mosaics. Children will also love the falconry centre and gardens.

If the weather is warm you can cool off at the Sandy Lane Aqua Park. In the summer months play equipment is replaced by 10 pieces of sensory operated touch pads that squirt and shoot water at delighted children! On cooler days the Northgate Arena has a beach-effect style swimming pool with flumes and small slides for younger ones.

Just a few minutes walk from the centre is a train lovers’ paradise at Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway. Board a miniature train, pick up some Thomas the Tank souvenirs and drive your own Trevor Tram!

Two miles outside of town sits Chester Zoo in an expansive 110 acres. There are over 8000 species to discover at this award-winning zoo that’s recognised as one of the best in the world!

Find your perfect day out

Blue Planet Aquarium3.1666666666666665 out of 5 starstotal reviews(6)

  • Ellesmere Port
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Grab your band of ocean explorers for a daring expedition at Blue Planet Aquarium. Dive above and below the waves and see what you can see... in the...

Chester Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

See the sights while stretching that grey matter on the Chester Treasure Hunt Trail. You’ll have to chase down a series of dastardly clues as you sni...

Breakout Chester

  • Chester
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Feel the thrill of live escape games at Breakout Chester! Whether you’re an escape junkie or a first-timer, with 7 exciting themed escape rooms to ch...

Dewa Roman Experience

  • Chester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dewa Roman Experience is located at the heart of the site of a legionary fortress that was discovered by archaeologists in 1991, with the excavations...

The Chester Treasure Trail

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

As you follow our clear Trail directions on the Chester self-guided Treasure Trail, you will be hunting to solve the clues to find the location of th...

Ghost Hunter Trail

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Hear spine chilling tales of ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. Revisit scenes of phantom phenomena, spine-chilling happenings and...

Huntfun Chester

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for a way to spice up your family walk? How about finding the key to a mystery puzzle! Solve the clues and discover what's waiting at the end...

Grosvenor Museum

  • Chester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Grosvenor Museum covers a diverse selection of topics from habitats to transport, portraits to vicious Vikings. You can explore how these different s...



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Chester Cathedral

  • Chester
  • Indoor
  • Landmarks

Chester Cathedral is an amazing old building that is a work of art in its own right and full of history. You need be of no particular (or indeed any)...

Cheshire Military Museum

  • Chester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cheshire Military Museum is a fantastic place to find out about the military history of the Cheshire regiments during many battles across the world....

ChesterBoat

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Jump aboard and set sail on an adventure above water on the ChesterBoat river cruises. Keen explorers will love discovering the sights of Chester and...

Virtual Reality Escapes

  • Chester
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Experience virtual reality as a family at Virtual Reality Escapes in Chester. There are games suitable for anyone from 6 to 106, so both you and your...

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway is fun for all the family. Miniature train rides set in the beautiful surroundings of Chester's Grosvenor Park. Only...

Coffeetots Play Cafe

  • Chester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Coffeetots Play Café is a family run, baby friendly home for everyone who just loves a great cup of coffee. Their mission is to make sure kids have a...

Northgate Arena

  • Chester
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Splash, swim or cycle; you can do it all at Northgate Arena! With the centre’s two swimming pools you can spend your time training or just having som...

City Sightseeing Chester Hop On Hop Off Tour

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Chester is rich with archaeological and architectural treasures and with City Sightseeing you can experience them all from the comfort of a double de...

Zippy's Playworld

  • Chester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Zippy's Playworld caters for children aged between 0 to 10 with everything from baby sensory rooms, ball pits, climbing frames, huge wavy slides, tod...

Fun4All Chester5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Chester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fun4All is a large play centre for 0-11 year olds. It has a main play frame for ages 5 and over with 3 levels to explore, air cannons, aerial gliders...

Spavens Chester

  • Chester
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

Heard the expression “like a child in a sweet shop”? See exactly how excited your little ones get once they enter the real-life sweets heaven - Spave...

Sandy Lane Aqua Park

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Outdoor water play in the summer months equals hours of fun and very happy children! What’s more, a free space like Sandy Lane Aqua Park makes parent...

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