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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cheshire

Stuck for inspiration for cool things to do in Cheshire with the kids? We’ve got you covered! 

 

From playing hide and seek in the glorious 1400-acre gardens and greenlands of Lyme Park to digging into the wonderful world of frozen delights at The Ice Cream Farm (they’ve got over 50 flavours of ice cream!), you’re in for a family days out galore. 

Love animals? Chester Zoo with its 15,000+ animals is worth the trip whether you live in Cheshire or not. In fact, it’s one of the top 10 zoos in the UK. Make sure you hop on the monorail and take a lazy river boat trip while you're there. 

Another family-favorite Cheshire attraction is Tatton Park - it’s actually 4 attractions in one: parklands, gardens, 18th century mansion and a working farm. Not to mention, they host over 100 events throughout the year. How awesome does it sound? 

If your family is in the mood for a bit of sightseeing, Chester Cathedral is the one Cheshire landmark you simply must visit. It’s stunning! 

Here’s something else that might come in handy when you’re planning what to do in Cheshire when - the UK school holiday dates. Time to explore! 

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Cows at Wigfield Farm in Barnsley

Wigfield Farm

  • Barnsley
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Wigfield Farm is training the farmers of the future and also opens its doors to the wider community. Come and look around a working farm and find out...

Outside view of Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth

Bronte Parsonage Museum

  • Haworth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bronte Parsonage Museum in the Haworth Parsonage, was the home of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte from 1820 to 1861. The Bronte sisters were the aut...

Bowling balls at Hollywood Bowl, Derby

Hollywood Bowl Derby

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Bowl until you drop - or rather until you fancy chomping on a burger or playing a few rounds of air hockey - all at Hollywood Bowl Derby. Amateurs or...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Cinema de Lux Derby

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Take the whole family along at Showcase Cinema de Lux Derby, where there's an epic 12 screens showing the best new films, straight from Hollywood. Th...

Kids jumping off platform at Jump Inc Sheffield

Jump Inc Sheffield

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Jump Inc Sheffield does exactly what the title suggests - lets kids jump sky high on 26,000 sq ft of bouncy, bopping playground. With so much space t...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Walsall

  • Walsall
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Jump into movie magic at Showcase Walsall, where there's a whopping 12 screens showing everything your kids are begging you to take them to see. From...

Boy on interactive displays at West Shed Museum in Ripley

West Shed Museum

  • Ripley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Visit the West Shed Museum: home to historic steam locomotives. Train enthusiasts will have plenty to get excited about, with films and hands on acti...

Boys on a Spy Mission Treasure Trail

The Haworth Spy Mission Trail

  • Haworth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Beyond the cobbled streets and manicured lawns, a mystery is brewing in Haworth… Are you and your mini master detectives ready to expose the truth? E...

Outside view of Les Cadeaux in Barnsley

Les Cadeaux5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Les Cadeaux gives you the opportunity to be creative and paint your own pottery or make from clay in a friendly and relaxed environment. We also do w...

Person on zip wire at National White Water Centre in Bala

National White Water Centre

  • Bala
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

The National White Water Centre is renowned for white water rafting and canoeing on the incredible River Tryweryn and opens its metaphorical doors to...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Colwyn Bay

  • Colwyn Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a dog friendly beach in North Wales? At Colwyn Bay, not only can you bring your furry pal to play, but your little ones will love running...

The soft play area at Adrenaline International Limited

Adrenaline International Limited

  • Liversedge
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Looking for something all the kids will love? Look no further! At Adrenaline International Limited, your brood can bounce, play and game, and you can...

Wall art at Diddy Middys in Cleckheaton

Diddy Middys

  • Cleckheaton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Diddy Middys is a fantastic family place to visit. We are a fully air conditioned play gym with lots of toys and games along with a great play struct...

Serval animal at Ponderosa Zoo

Ponderosa Zoo 4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Batley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Ponderosa Zoo has everything you could wish for, being home to over 120 animals and featuring multiple outdoor areas for your kids to discover. You...

Outside view of Walsall Leather Museum

Walsall Leather Museum

  • Walsall
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Walsall Leather Museum will help you and the kids to discover why Walsall was known as the capital of leather goods in Britain. It is free to visit,...

Girl on bike at Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park in Barnsley

Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Children will have a great day out exploring the stunning surroundings of Worsbrough Mill and its 240 acre nature reserve. While taking a stroll they...

Family by snail sculpture at Rosliston Forestry Centre in Swadlincote

Rosliston Forestry Centre

  • Swadlincote
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Rosliston Forestry Centre lies at the heart of The National Forest, and is a woodland haven offering lots of opportunities for family fun, including...

Swimming pool at Walsall Gala Baths

Walsall Gala Baths

  • Walsall
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Walsall Gala Baths is a lovely place to take your little water-babies for a splashtastic time, with 2 different pools to choose from, plus a variety...

Young kids looking excited as they're strapped into gear and ready to climb at Alter Indoor Climbing and Activity Centre

Alter Rock Indoor Climbing and Activity Centre

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Climb, swing and crawl at Alter Rock Indoor Climbing and Activity Centre. Let your kids get active for this day out where you can join in too. Take o...

Train engine at Fylde Society of Model Engineers in Thornton Cleveleys

Fylde Society of Model Engineers

  • Thornton Cleveleys
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Fylde Society of Model Engineers The St Georges Sports Field and sports centre cater for a variety of popular team and individual sports. The Marsh M...

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