1. Chester Zoo – As the number one zoo in the UK, it’s no surprise that you are promised a fantastic and fun-filled day out, even when it’s raining! The Zoo have put together a wet weather walk which is free to download so that you can take full advantage of all of the exhibits including favourites like the Asian Elephants, Monkey Island and Realm of the Red Ape plus loads more!

2. Blue Planet Aquarium – With over 50 different exhibits and one of the largest collections of sharks in Europe, Blue Planet Aquarium is a great representation of life under the sea. Caves and undersea walkways grant access to fascinating fish, amphibians and creepy crawlies from all over the world! If you’re feeling brave, you can even dive into the shark tank… So don’t let a rainy day ruin your time in Cheshire – the family will love Blue Planet!

3. The Rows – Find shelter from the rain amongst the Medieval and Victorian architecture of Chester – where a day of retail therapy doubles as a fascinating historic experience. Nobody should leave without exploring the second level galleries of the half-timbered rows which are totally unique to Chester! The rows host a variety of shops from quirky boutiques to big branded names so there is something to suit everyone.

4. Chester Cathedral – In the heart of the city centre, Chester Cathedral is a staple and a must-see for all visitors, regardless of the weather. Tower tours unleash 900 years of history as you climb to thrilling heights and marvel over the breath-taking views. Complete your experience with afternoon tea in the café which also has a range of delicious sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

5. The Grosvenor Museum – Find out more about the Roman occupation of the city and be inspired by the historic artefacts, collections of hallmarked silverware and captivating artwork on display. A trip to The Grosvenor Museum is the perfect way to learn about the city of Chester all under one roof. At a stone’s throw from fabulous pubs and restaurants you can avoid getting caught in the wet weather!

6. Lion Salt Works – Cheshire is rich in heritage with salt-making towns dating back to the Roman era 2000 years ago. When the weather is not on your side, visit the Lion Salt Works; a primarily indoors attraction with fun and interactive exhibits for all the family. Enjoy the thrill of theatrical lighting, sound and film evoking the giant clouds of steam once produced by the site's huge salt-boiling pans - a truly fascinating and educational experience.

7. Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet – If you are partial to indulging in a spot of retail therapy, Chester has all you could ever want and more. For your fashion fix, head to the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks, home to 145 luxury and high street brands – it’s the largest of its kind in the UK. Stay dry and make the most of your visit with 60% off must have British labels like Burberry, Superdry and All Saints.

8. Dewa Roman Experience – At Dewa you will be taken on a thrilling Roman journey with atmospheric reconstructions starting in the dark hold of a Roman Galley as the oars master navigates you to the gatehouse of the Fortress. Shelter from the rain and explore the informative exhibits, artefacts and archaeological sites. Children are encouraged to try on a piece of Roman Armour and take part in a number of other interactive activities which have proven to be extremely popular.

9. The Grosvenor Pulford Spa by Kasia – Take the wet weather as an excuse to be revitalised and reenergised for the next day of events. At the five star Grosvenor Pulford Spa by Kasia, you will enter a state of relaxation and serenity never felt before with the attention to detail you deserve. You will be pampered by therapists offering a range of treatments and packages at your request.

10. Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre – Calling all science and discovery enthusiasts! Jodrell Bank is easily recognisable by the world-famous giant Lovell Telescope but that’s not all this award-winning attraction has to offer. Learn more about the Big Bang and explore the invisible Universe by participating in a range of hands on activities in the exhibition room – rain will not stop play!


Chester Zoo
Animal Collection
Chester Zoo Experiences

A visit to Cheshire isn’t complete without a trip to the UK’s number one zoo. Chester Zoo is home to over 27,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens.

Blue Planet Aquarium
Blue Planet Aquarium

Get up close to Awesome Sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium and see real scuba divers in our daily feed shows in the Aquatheatre.

Chester Cathedral
Cathedral / Minister
Stunning exterior of Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence, a unique blend of modern and medieval history.

Grosvenor Museum
Grosvenor Museum, Art Gallery

The Grosvenor Museum is full of surprises which tell the stories of Cheshire from pre-history to the 20th century.

Lion Salt Works
Heritage / Visitor Centre
Lion Salt Works

Cheshire’s salt – the precious mineral on which this county sits – has been prized since Roman times.

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Shop / Shopping Centre
Cath Kidston at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Trendsetters, foodies, social butterflies, it’s time to make some noise for the new and improved McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks. So what’s the latest? Well, MORE.

Spa by Kasia
Spa by Kasia Asian Sensory Garden

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside is a haven of peace and tranquillity, a place to escape, leave the world behind and indulge your senses.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Heritage / Visitor Centre
Learn about Astrophysics at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Enjoy a range of fun-filled activities for all of the family, discover more about Jodrell Bank’s fascinating history.



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