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1.The River Dee There’s nowhere better to enjoy a stroll in the sunshine than along the Groves at the River Dee. Why not hire a rowing boat or even a pedalo and enjoy the view from the water with friends or family? Cruise under the suspension bridge and say hello to some riverside ducks and swans, admire some of the grand historic houses that line the Dee and just enjoy the sun beating down on you while you spend time on the Dee. If you prefer staying on dry land, pack up a picnic and sit alongside the river. You might want to bring some natural treats for the ducks too, such as oats, corn or even defrosted frozen peas! There are also a few restaurants alongside the Dee for if you don’t own a picnic basket! Try places like Hickory's (this is quite often full, so get there early) or The Boathouse which is complete with floating beer garden and beach huts in their on-land beer garden. Cool yourself down with a Cheshire Farm Ice cream on offer at the parlour opposite the river. You might want to check out the flavours before-hand so you don’t hold up the queue… There’s so many to choose from and they are all super tasty. If you’re lucky, you might even be accompanied by the sounds of some local musicians playing on the bandstand.

2.Grosvenor Park This is definitely a great place to take the kids this summer. Grosvenor Park is a public park in the city of Chester, made up of 20 acres of land overlooking the River Dee. The park recently underwent a huge redevelopment project bringing a new children’s adventure park and newly restored Lodge Café. The park has a typically Victorian layout with formal avenues lined with trees, statues and large sweeping lawns surrounded by ornamental shrub beds and display bedding. Bring a picnic and a football for a kick about, or relax in the sunshine with an ice cream! The park is also home to a miniature railway train which runs a circular ¼ mile route around the track, fun for kids… and adults too!

3.On top of a city sightseeing bus There are two different types of open-top experiences to enjoy in Chester and I would recommend them both. T he first is on a City Sightseeing Open Top Tour, hop on and off around the city and Let City Sightseeing tour guide highlight all the things to do, history to see and the best places to unwind in the beautiful historic city as you sit back and take it all in. The second option is to travel the old fashioned way on the Chester Heritage bus. You still get a tour of our city, but this bus is vintage.

4.In a beer garden Chester is full of chic relaxing pubs and bars to enjoy something cold in the sunshine. One of my favourites is The Architect garden, just a 10 minute from the cross. But you’ll have to get there early for a table outdoors, or if you don’t mind lounging on the grass, that’s pretty relaxing too! The garden overlooks the Chester Racecourse, the oldest still in use racecourse in the UK and laps up the sun all day. Another of my favourites is Oddfellows Secret Garden. This is less of a beer garden and more of an outdoor bar.

You will never find anywhere else quite like it. If you still can’t choose, check out this article by Chester Chronicle. Just don’t forget your sun cream & water!


The River Dee
Natural Feature
The River Dee

The river is 70 miles long and stretches through Wales and Chester. On the bank of the river is the 'Groves', a paved promenade complete with bandstand, cafés, restaurants and public houses.

The Boathouse Chester
The exterior of The Boathouse in Chester offers new floating beer garden and serves JW Lees Beer

The Boathouse is situated in the idyllic loaction of the Groves lining The Chester River Dee, overlooking the river.

City Sightseeing Open Top Tour
City Sightseeing Open Top Tour

Chester City Sightseeing Bus Tours – hop on, hop off all day!

Grosvenor Park
Municipal Park
View of the River Dee from Grosvenor Park. Photo credit Jeff Buck

Grosvenor Park is a grade II* registered, green flag award winning park dating back to 1867 covering 20 acres. It's the main ornamental park in Chester whose layout was designed by Edward Kemp.

The Architect
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The Architect Chester - Exterior. Named in honour of Thomas Harrison who designed much of Chester Castle

The Architect is a classic pub restaurant within Chester’s city walls overlooking the racecourse at Roodee owned by Brunning and Price.



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