It is finally June, which can only mean one thing – Summer is finally here! So, we thought we would help you out by pulling together a list of AMAZING places to visit and things to do. From sailing down the River Dee with ChesterBoat, to roaming wild with the animals at Chester Zoo, we can guarantee there’ll be something amazing for you to do. Sit back, relax, grab a cup of tea and let us plan your perfect itinerary for the most beautiful county in the North – Cheshire.

1. Let your imagination roam WILD at Chester Zoo…
26 May – 30 September 2018

Wild Worlds at Chester Zoo
This summer, something different is happening at Chester Zoo. You are invited to a one-of-a-kind celebration… WILD WORLDS - A festival made for every one of us!

Discover new spaces within the zoo’s favourite places, experience head-turning moments, breath-taking experiments and pop up performers! Wild Worlds is a celebration of the 21,000 incredible animals and beautiful gardens the zoo has to offer. You will be able to experience a whole new dimension to Chester Zoo, one that’s been created in collaboration with talented artists, landscape designers, scientists and entertainers.

We can guarantee it will be a full, fun-packed day that will definitely tire out the little ones (and who doesn’t want that?)

To find out more and to book your tickets, click here.

2. Sail into the sunshine with ChesterBoat…
22nd – 30th June 2018

Did you know that being by the water can improve your health and well-being? De-stress and unwind this June and set sail along the River Dee with ChesterBoat.

Sit back, relax and take a tranquil two-hour cruise down the River Dee towards the home of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster. Or, if you don’t have as much time, they also offer half hour boat cruises. As you cruise down the River Dee you will be able to take in the most beautiful scenic views of Chester whilst learning some unique, historic facts.

If you want to see more - ChesterBoat have got your back! They have teamed up with City Sightseeing to offer an AMAZING value duo ticket. Enjoy a two-hour boat cruise AND an open top bus tour around Chester. This is for sure the best way to explore Chester on a sunny day!

To find out more on how to book your tickets, click here.

3. Chester Heritage Festival
22nd – 30th June

The annual Chester Heritage Festival is back this June! There will be over 60 events taking place in and around Chester. Learn about the historic stories and inspirational people from Chester and how they have shaped the city into what it is today. Find out more and book tickets here.

4. Macclesfield Barnaby Festival
15th June – 24th June

Looking for something a little quirkier? Macclesfield Barnaby Festival is the one for you! 10 days of talks, art, comedies, music, theatre and FUN! As always, the festival will host local artists as well as some well-known names! Find out more here.

5. Middlewich FAB Festival
15th June – 17th June

Estimated to attract over 25,000 visitors – this year, Middlewich FAB Festival is expected to be bigger and better than ever! From narrowboat rally’s, music and street performances, there will be something for all the family! Also, Peter Hook and The Light will be headlining on the Friday evening – sounds FAB to us!

Find out more here.

6. The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show
13th – 17th June

Now, this is a show that has everything! From world class show jumping to dog shows and motocross, kids activities and dressage – The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show has something to keep the whole family happy! Find out more and book tickets here.

7. Royal Cheshire County Show
19th 20th June

The Royal Cheshire County Show attracts over 80,000 visitors, exhibitors and traders every year. Located in Tabley, the show is centred around Cheshire’s finest produce and love for agriculture. This is a show you won’t want to miss! Find out more here.

8. Arley Garden Festival
23rd June – 24th June

Arley Hall and Garden’s is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Cheshire. Over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th June they will be hosting their ever-popular annual garden festival! Find out more and book tickets here.

9. Chester Mystery Plays
27th June – 14th July

After five years, this summer sees the Chester Mystery Plays return - and we couldn’t be more excited! People travel from ALL around the world to watch these incredible performances, so this is definitely one not to miss! Find out more here.

For more inspiration for things to do over the Summer explore the rest of our website to see what other things you can do this June!


Chester Zoo
Animal Collection
Chester Zoo

**Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award Winner 2019** There’s always something new to do at Chester Zoo.

Wild Worlds
Wild Worlds

A series of outdoor creations will form Chester Zoo's first ever large-scale gardens and science festival this summer.

ChesterBoat - Sightseeing River Cruises and Private Hire
Boat Trip
The Lady Diana returning to The Groves, Chester

Enjoy a different side of Chester - the riverside! Sail with us along the beautiful River Dee. Join us aboard our comfortable, luxury river boats for a City Cruise taking in the city's rich heritage, or sit back and relax for our Iron Bridge Cruise, a two-hour trip into the glorious Cheshire. We're also open for parties, special occasions and private charter.

Arley Garden Festival
Arley Garden Festival

Celebrating 25 years! It’s a great family day out with children’s entertainment including face painting and children’s rides and trampolines as well a picnic area and Adventure Play Zone complete with zip wire!

The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show
The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show

Bringing together the world's top riders and horses, at one iconic venue.

Chester Heritage Festival
Chester Heritage Festival

Between 19th and 28th June, Chester Heritage Festival tells the story of our city and its people. Over 60 events celebrate Chester’s heritage on the streets, along the waterways and in historic buildings.

Chester Mystery Plays
c. Mark Carline

Only produced every 5 years, this unique theatrical experience is an unmissable event

Middlewich FAB Festival
Middlewich FAB Festival

The eagerly-anticipated Middlewich FAB Festival promises fun for all the family with a string of new and exciting attractions lined up for this year's jam-packed event.

Macclesfield Barnaby Festival
Credit Simon Brown

Barnaby is a festival of contemporary arts, culture and fun celebrating Macclesfield’s rich culture and heritage.

Royal Cheshire County Show
Show / Display
Royal Cheshire County Show

The Royal Cheshire County Show is the most highly anticipated summertime agricultural show in England’s North West.



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