20 Best Things To Do In Chester Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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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.

From visiting Chester Cathedral, to walking along the Chester city wall and checking if your watch is set with the Eastgate Clock, you can add lots of small fun activities to your day out plan. However, we’re ready to go big!

How about a BIG animal day out at Chester Zoo? With over 800 animals to see, you’ll make any animal lover happy, no matter their age. And here’s one for the history buffs - Dewa Roman Experience; their family events throughout the year are great!

We know all kids love playing outdoors and running free, so our list of great attractions in Chester wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of adventure play at Crocky Trail and Blacon Adventure Playground. Speaking of things kids (and adults) can’t get enough of, you MUST try the delicious frozen goodness at The Ice Cream Farm. It’s one of the very best ice cream farms in the UK

Looking for something to do indoors? If you’ve got tots, Coffeetots Play Cafe is a great place for parents to relax and kids to play in a bright and clean environment. Your kids are different ages? No worries, at Flip Out Chester everyone can enjoy some trampolining, no matter how small or big they may be. 

Time for you to explore and find your next family day out in Chester!

Find your perfect day out

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium3 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...

Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

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...

Can you breakout of Breakout Chester?

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...

Staff in costumes at Dewa Roman Experience in Chester

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...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

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...

People on Ghost Hunter Trail in Chester

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...

Street on huntfun Chester trail

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...

Outside view of Grosvenor Museum in Chester

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...

Inside view of Chester Cathedral

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)...

Outside view of Cheshire Military Museum in Chester

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....

Passengers on boat from Showboats of Chester

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...

In VR game at Virtual Reality Escapes in Chester

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...

Families on train at Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway in Chester

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...

Street view of Coffeetots Play Cafe in Chester

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...

Toddlers in swimming lesson in pool at Northgate Arena in Chester

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...

Tudor building on City Sightseeing Chester Hop On Hop Off Tour

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...

Cafe seating area at Funky Town in Chester

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...

Mom and daughter in toddler soft play area at Fun4All Chester

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

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...

Splash pad at Sandy Lane Aqua Park in Chester

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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