Outdoor fun, play areas, adventure playgrounds, nature reserves, cycleways, country parks, aerial and high ropes courses, skateboarding, adventure trails, quad biking, country walks, mountain biking, parks, beaches, woodland trails, natural attractions, mazes, picnic spots in Cheshire.
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Dramatic red sandstone escarpment with great view. Woodland Walk and links to Hare Hill. Ancient copper mines.
Alderley Edge Park
Tennis courts and play area.
Large grassy areas. Kids’ play area. Tennis courts, pitch and putt.
Anderton Nature Park
Anderton nr. Northwich
Wildlife haven transformed from industrial wasteland, next to the historic Victorian boat lift. Wildflower trail & dragonfly pond.
Apple Jacks Adventure Park / Maize Maze
Jacks ball blast, Adventure Hayride, Jumping Pillow, Pedal Karts, Archery, Stilt Walking, Corn Cannon, Roller Skating rink, Racing Zip Wires & more.
Astbury Mere Country Park
Good views from Astbury Mere Country Park to Congleton Edge and Mow Cop. Visitor Centre
Battlefield Live Knutsford
A new, exciting and totally safe outdoor combat experience in exclusive woodland, suitable for the whole family, ages 7+.
Quote KG001 for 10% discount
Biddulph Valley Way
Traffic free walking and cycling route along disused cycle track.
Birchwood Forest Park
Lots of space for cycling, walking etc. Good views, woods and ponds. Play areas, 5-a-side football, cricket pitches, skateboard park.
Black Bear Park
Start of Trans Pennine Trail. Routes suitable for buggies, bikes and wheelchairs. Wildlife haven.
Blacon Adventure Playground & City Farm
At Blacon Adventure Playground, the City Farm houses donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens and ducks and sometimes barn owls and pheasants.
Bollington Recreation Ground
Park with children’s play area. Basketball, skateboarding, tennis, football and cricket facilities.
Brereton Heath Country Park
Easy walking trail through woodland with views of lake. Permanent orienteering course – maps available from the Rangers. Angling and canoeing by permit.
Buck Stone Bushcraft
We offer bespoke bushcraft and Forest Schools experiences – Family bushcraft days, wild cooking courses, bushcraft taster days, whittling, fire making, shelter building, leatherwork and wild food – to name but a few! Look for us on Facebook and the web.
Burtonwood Nature Park
Wildlife haven. Good place for a picnic and birdspotting.
Caldy Nature Park
Caldy Nature Park is a small area of wetland, woodland and meadows close to Chester City centre.
Play area, football area, basketball. Riverside and woodland nature walks.
Kids’ play area, tennis courts and football pitches, lawns & flowers.
Gothic style castle. The building isn’t open to public but it makes a romantic backdrop to the attractive grounds with picnic area, play area, children’s den. Family friendly events including annual Teddy Bears Picnic.
Christleton Pond and Play Area
Feed the ducks on pond then play in the play area just the other side of the parking spaces.
Madrenaline Activity Centre, SK11 0RD
Combo Kidz – Age 11-16yrs
It’s the school holidays or the weekend and your little darlings are complaining about being bored – Madrenaline Activity centre offer a range of exciting activities to do from Segways, Laser Clay Pigeon shooting, Archery, Body Zorbing, and Inflatable bungee run and gladiator duel.
Please quote kidsguide and we will offer you spaces for only £21pp instead of £49
0845 4700 071
Congleton Paddling Pool
Park Road, Congleton
Popular open air paddling pool. Open 10.00 – 6.00 summer months only. For children aged 11 and under.
Large traditional, riverside park with play areas and skate park. Family events at regular intervals.
Countess of Chester Country Park
New country park with accessible paths. Pleasant walks in wildlife friendly areas. Popular with families walking prams (and dogs).
Outdoor adventure trail 1½ miles. Mazes, swings, slides, bridges, tunnels etc.
Culcheth Linear Park
Nature park with footpaths and opportunities for nature spotting. Picnic benches and sculptures.
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Delamere Forest Park
Extensive woods with walking trails, picnic spots, lakes. Permanent orienteering course: maps £1 from visitor centre. Bike hire on summer weekends, Seasonal events inc. Xmas tree sales & Santa’s grotto.
Go Ape high ropes and segway available (pre-book).
Circular path is good for bicycles and tricycles. Grassy area for ball games.
Farndon Picnic Area
Farndon Picnic Area is an attractive spot on the bank of the River Dee.
Go Ape! Delamere
Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire
Our adventure at Delamere Forest is simply stunning. We have Tree Top Challenge, Tree Top Adventure & Forest Segway.
0845 838 0638
In city centre near river. Play area. Large grassy area, beautiful flowerbeds. Ride on the miniature railway (small charge). Good to combine with feeding ducks at the Groves (below).
Open air theatre in summer.
Hover Force is the ultimate adrenaline packed day out for adventurous kids. A unique outdoors activity centre which offers hovercrafting, off-road rage buggies, grass karting, segway safaris and much, much more.
Hovercraft rides for kids. Kids’ quads 6-12 and archery for the whole family. Plus a double decker bus that the kids love.
John Leigh Park
Pets’ corner and play areas.
Lacey Green Park
BMX area. Kids’ play area.
Little Budworth Country Park
Remnant of the ancient hunting forest of Mara and Mondrum. Lowland heathland with heather, woodpeckers & bats. Heathland Trail & pond.
Lloyds Meadow Fishery
Delamere Road, Mouldsworth, Near Chester
Fishing…. A fantastic use of time for children. They learn about nature, respecting the countryside and gain the skills of observation, listening and patience.
A great day out for the whole family. There are 4 lakes to choose from & 2 large free car parks. Helpful & Friendly owners.
01928 740 710
Lumb Brook Valley
Woodland nature reserve.
Lake. Great spot for a picnic or to explore and scramble over sandstone rock outcrops. Fishing. Birdwatching.
Macclesfield Riverside Park
Between Macclesfield and Prestbury
Linear country park with woodland, wetland, ponds and a wildflower meadow.
Manley Mere Adventure Trail
Between Chester and Frodsham
Outdoor adventure trail with muddy streams, rope swings, monkey climbs etc. Boating lake, windsurfing, canoeing. Parties.
Marbury Country Park & Outdoor Pool
Outdoor pool. Play area & picnic area. Large gardens inc. lime avenues, lake and the arboretum.
Moore Nature Reserve
Nature reserve between Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey. Lakes surrounded by woodland, meadows and wetland with paths and bird hides.
Nantwich Swimming Pool
Indoor swimming pool, outdoor brine pool (closed in winter), teaching pool. Aqua natal sessions.
New Ferry Butterfly Park
Nr Bebington Station
Nature reserve great for spotting butterflies. Also ponds. Open to the public Sundays May – August only. See website for directions and opening times.
0151 645 8937 or 0151 327 5923
Large park with picnic benches, kids’ play area, football, crazy golf and sports pitch.
Lots of activity areas for kids including skatepark, climbing boulder, play areas and adventure play area.
Pickerings Pasture Local Nature Reserve
Wildflower meadows, wildlife and views over Mersey. Good for family walks and picnics. Visitor centre.
Queens Park Crewe
Large park with lake, play area, crazy golf and cafe.
Rail Walks in Knutsford & Surrounding Villages
Collection of walks from local railway stations within the beautiful countryside of East Cheshire, which can be accessed without the need for a car.
Reaseheath Maize Maze
Giant maze cut into maize field in summer. Smaller maze for younger kids.
Red House Farm Shop & Tea Rooms
Open all year round. Mini electric tractors and mini diggers. Seasonal activities, such as Easter, summer maize maze and Halloween. Children’s birthday parties.
Risley Moss Local Nature Reserve
Nature reserve with an observation tower with great view. Picnic spots. Ponds. Visitor centre.
Rivacre Valley Country Park
Rivacre Valley Country Park
Woodlands with wild flowers & bluebells in spring. Brook with kingfishers. Picnic in meadow. Visitor centre. Special events.
Rixton Claypits Local Nature Reserve
Nature reserve with ponds and woodland.
Round Ponds Adventure
Kingsley Road, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SU
An instructor led outdoor adventure centre, we offer outdoor adrenaline climbing activities, craft building and bush craft lessons. All based in our private wooded spot easily accessed from he M56. A great place to let kids be kids, all sessions are led by our trained instructors.
Quote KG001 for a discount
RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands (Dee Estuary)
Burton, near Neston, Cheshire, CH64 5SF
Wildfowl and wading birds in winter, warblers in spring, vast panoramas and a fascinating history are just some of the highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.
0151 353 8478
RSPB Parkgate (Dee Estuary)
See ducks, geese, wading birds& birds of prey. View from Parkgate promenade or car park near The Boathouse pub. Do not wander out onto the saltmarsh.
Nature reserve with woods, orienteering trails, heathland, tennis courts, bowling, putting greens. Visitor centre.
Runcorn Snowsports Centre
Town Park, Runcorn
Three outdoor ski slopes for skiing, snowboarding and snowblading. Lessons available. Parties for 5 years+.
Salt Line Borrow Pit Meadows
Frodsham to Whitchurch
Walk with good views along the sandstone ridge above the Cheshire plains.
Salt Line Walk
Cycle and walk way along disused railway line.
Sandy Lane Aqua Park
Free 14 feature spray facility for kids to run around in and get wet. Kiosk, picnic area. Accessible for wheelchairs. Open on dry or sunny days from the Spring bank holiday in May until the beginning of September from 11.00am till 5.00pm each day. Adjacent playground is always open. Ferry trip across Dee from water park to to the meadows at weekends.
Sankey Valley Park
Long park following canal. Maze and children’s play features. Wildlife. Part of Trans Pennine Trail.
Lake with good even path suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Picnic areas. Day fishing permits.
Well equipped park with play area, football pitch, basketball and tennis courts. Pitch and Putt. Skateboard/BMX.
Children’s play areas, pond to feed the ducks, large field, tennis courts, pretty sunken garden, football pitch, basketball.
Stanney Woods Local Nature Reserve
Ancient woodland of oak and silver birch. Walking trail. Woodpeckers, jays & fungi. Special events and practical conservation tasks.
Tegg’s Nose Country Park
Tremendous views across the Cheshire Plain. Old gritstone quarry. Waymarked Tegg’s Trail around the park. Drystone walls. Frequent family friendly events by Cheshire Ranger Service.
A pleasant short walk in the middle of Chester…. Start at the bottom of Greenway Street Handbridge. Small park with some swings and slide. Then walk towards the Grosvenor Bridge, under it and do a loop of the Dingle woods loads of squirrels, fallen logs and streams etc. Look for the house called Nowhere en route (which inspired a Beatle who was walking the same route).
Walk along the river, feed the ducks , watch the boats. Listen to the band on the bandstand on Sundays. Ice cream stands. Good to combine with Grosvenor Park (above).
Timbersbrook Picnic Area
Wooded and open grassy areas on site of a former dyeing and bleaching works. Mill pool. Nearby steep climb to the top of The Cloud for views over the Cheshire plain and back towards Bosley Minn.
Trans Pennine Trail
Across North of England.
Walking and cycling route from Mersey to Humber. Follows canals and old railway lines. Includes a number of nature reserves.
Features the playzone with lots of activities including a zipwire. Extensive sports facilities.
Large, well equipped park with cafe, play area, model boating lake, basketball courts, tennis, skate park. Pets corner and butterfly house.
Walton Hall & Gardens
Kids’ zoo with alpacas, donkeys, Herdwick sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, African pygmy goats, chickens, ferrets, ducks, parrots and cockatiels. Heritage centre, pitch & putt, crazy golf, formal gardens. Play area and picnic area. See website for special events.
Water Towers Gardens
Pretty little park near Chester’s historic Water Tower. Popular with families. Children’s Play area, bowls, tennis & putting.
Walkway along the historic Weaver Navigation, reclaimed from former industrial land. Britain’s only underground salt mine. Butterflies plus goldfinches.
Lache Lane, Chester
Large grassy areas, kids play area. Pitch and putt, football, cricket, tennis, croquet, bowls as well as the popular 9 hole golf course.
Large park with extensive children’s play area, football pitches, wildlife area, multi-games facilities. Wheelspark facility for BMX bikes, skateboards and in line skaters. Family community events in summer.