February 19th, 2019
If you’re thinking of purchasing one of our Riverside homes, but you’ve no idea what there is to see and do, then you’re in luck! Cheshire has an abundance of wonderful places to take the grandchildren. So, without further ado, here are our top picks for things to do in Cheshire with the grandkids.
When in Chester, why not visit one of the top 3 zoos in the country? Chester Zoo is a marvellous day out for both you and your grandchildren and it’s very affordable. Seniors and children ages 3 to 17 benefit from lower ticket prices, and children under 3 get to go for free! No matter how old you are, the zoo is a magical place that truly never gets boring.
This amazing centre in Northwich is your chance to get up close and personal with some beautiful birds of prey. You can pet them, feed them, and learn all about them with the help of the centre’s knowledgeable guides, which will undoubtedly amaze children of all ages. There are many different experiences available, from Hawk Walks, VIP encounters, owl encounters and more. Make sure to book well in advance!
Take a day trip to Runcorn and experience the joy of theatre at The Brindley. With so many shows and performances on every week, you’re sure to find something to entertain you and the grandchildren, so it’s well worth a visit.
If you fancy heading a bit further afield, why not visit Walton Hall and Gardens in Warrington? There’s a small petting zoo amongst the lovely garden areas, a golf course, and Walton Hall itself is a pretty sight to behold. You could spend hours here entertaining the grandkids, and when you get tuckered out, there is a delightful café to have a drink and bite to eat in.
Another bird-filled experience, Chester Cathedral Falconry offers a more casual day out at a lower price than Stockley. It is, however, smaller than Stockley and has fewer birds available. On the flip side, this venue has the added benefit of a play area, which makes it perfect for little ones. You even have the opportunity to handle reptiles such as snakes and lizards!
Explore the medieval gardens and museum on the outskirts of Runcorn. Both informative and enchanting, the grounds make a fantastic day out for everyone. You can also treat yourself to some afternoon tea at the on-site café.
A classic day of feeding the ducks, playing in the park and enjoying the fresh air with the grandkids. What could be better? Victoria Park is a beautifully maintained park in Widnes, perfect for a relaxing day out, no matter how old you are. As well as the more toddler-friendly activities, there are also numerous sports areas such as a tennis court, skate park and football field.
We hope this has given you a few ideas on great, family-friendly things to do in Cheshire. Of course, there are also many great restaurants, sights to see and more, but we’d be here all day! Why don’t you come and see for yourself? Our Riverside homes are situated on the edge of the River Weaver, so come take a look and see if the views can tempt you.