In SummerFamily

What a fantastic summer we have had so far in Cheshire, and it isn’t over yet! With August in full swing it is time to make the most of the last couple of weeks of the holidays with your loved ones! From exploring the fascinating history of the waterways at National Waterways Museum to strolling around the beautiful gardens of Tatton Park, we can guarantee that Cheshire is the best place to spend your summer holidays! So, grab yourself a refreshing beverage and put on the best Beatles song of all time, whilst we plan the best way to spend your summer in Cheshire…

National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port

If you are looking for a day packed full of fun and activities, National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port is the one for you! This Summer they have some fantastic children’s workshops taking place, which are said to be going down a storm!

Every Monday, National Waterways Museum are holding two ‘Story Makers’ workshops for age 5-7 and 8-11-year olds. Your little one’s will write stories inspired by the rich history of Ellesmere Port docks and the interesting objects on display at the museum. On the final Story Makers session, everyone will read out their story and graduate from the Story Makers Club with a special certificate!

Don’t forget, a trip to the National Waterways Museum would not be complete without climbing aboard one of their historic narrowboats and enjoying a relaxed boat ride along the beautiful Shropshire Union Canal. We recommend the 30-minute boat trip on one of the museums most famous boats – ‘Centaur’!

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Tatton Park

If you’re looking for activities to keep the children entertained, Tatton Park has an action-packed summer programme. From car shows and fun dog shows to outdoor cinema screenings and Viking re-enactments – there is something for all the family!

Explore the stunning parkland by foot or hire a bike from the Stableyard. The perfect place to stop for a break is by the beautiful Mere –the tranquil surroundings is the perfect place for a picnic! Tatton have recently opened areas of the Farm which have never been seen before by the public as part of their ‘Field to Fork’ story. Held at Tatton Park Farm, old characters have been brought to life through friendly actors who will teach you all about the history of the agriculture industry and how it has changed over the years! The old mill on site has also been lovingly restored. You will be able to hear the original sounds of the working Mill from centuries ago and meet the Miller who will provide you with fascinating, exclusive insights into his work there.

If all of this STILL doesn’t tire out the kids, there are loads more activities including; den building and a woodland play trail – this will definitely help them burn off their energy!

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Grosvenor Pulford/Palm Court

August is the perfect time of year to explore the breath-taking Cheshire countryside, and when you can take advantage of a relaxing overnight stay at the luxury Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa from just £99pp there’s no excuse not to!

Their exclusive Cheshire Spa Escape also includes a 2-course lunch and cocktail in the unique and captivating Palm Court restaurant, a 30-minute spa treatment each, full English buffet breakfast, and use of the leisure facilities.

This privately owned, 4-star hotel is set within its own stunning landscaped grounds and is just a short drive from the historical city of Chester, yet nestled in the peaceful, rural village of Pulford. With on-site spa, leisure, restaurants, bar and piano lounge, it’s the perfect destination for an enjoyable break.

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Moonlight Flicks (Paddington and Black Panther)

This Summer Chester’s only open-air cinema returns to the picturesque Roman Garden’s. There are still tickets left for the hilarious Paddington 2 and the award-winning Black Panther. Be quick – they will sell out fast!

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Gin, Vodka & Rum Festival

With over 140 amazing gins, vodkas and rums which are distilled from only the finest botanicals and grains, you will have the opportunity to meet a selection of Master Distillers who will be in attendance to answer any questions and provide classes.

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Just So Fest

Now in its 9th year, Just So Festival is an annual, intimate, weekend-long festival. It is a festival like no other as it is the only arts camping festival in the UK dedicated solely to children and their families!

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Cheshire Game & Country Fair

The popular annual Cheshire Game and Country Fair is back this August, with the usual blend of family and countryside entertainment; exciting displays in the three busy arenas!

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It is the 21st anniversary of one of the biggest dance festivals in the UK – Creamfields! Get your party shoes on this August Bank Holiday weekend, we can guarantee it is a weekend you will never forget!

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For all this and more visit our things to do and whats on sections.


National Waterways Museum
National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

Unlock the wonders of our waterways at National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port.

Tatton Park
Historic House / Palace
Mansion from the Italian Gardens at Tatton Park

**Team of the Year Award Winner 2019**

Palm Court Restaurant, Bar & Piano Lounge
Afternoon tea with Tasty and delicious cakes at Pal Court Restaurant Bar & Piano Lounge

Palm Court Restaurant Bar & Piano Lounge at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa is a unique and captivating dining venue offering exquisite British and European cuisine.

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa by Kasia
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa by Kasia, located just outside the historical city of Chester.

Located just outside the historical city of Chester, yet surrounded by the scenic countryside of Cheshire and Wales, the four star Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa beautifully combines traditional elegance with contemporary luxury.

Moonlight Flicks - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)
Show / Display
Moonlight Flicks - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)

Get ready to sing, dance, laugh and love all over again when you return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi this summer for the second feel-good musical based on the songs of ABBA.

Just So Festival
Just So Festival

There’s nothing like the Just So Festival for a fantastical family adventure.

Gin, Vodka & Rum Festival
Gin, Vodka & Rum Festival

At the Spirit Festival, we want to bring you new and exciting Gins, Vodkas & Rums that will tickle your taste buds and give you new taste experiences.



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