There is lots happening in Cheshire this Easter, there are egg hunts and family fun aplenty. Here we have 4 eggcellent things to do with the family this Easter.

1) The Very Hungry Rabbit Easter Trail at Ness Botanic Gardens

Head over to Ness Botanic Gardens and take part in the new, Very Hungry Rabbit Easter Trail!  Follow the interactive trail to find what the mischievous rabbit has been up to in the garden. Can you spot him? 

Very Hungry Bunny Easter Trail
2) Anderton Boat Lift Easter Eggstravaganza

Families are in for a treat with loads of FREE fun at Anderton Boat Lift this Easter weekend. There will be arts and crafts in the marquee, meet and greet with popular children’s characters and an Easter Treasure Hunt with a special prize* at the end!

Anderton Boat Lift Easter Eggstravaganza
3) Discover Madagascar at Chester Zoo

This Easter you won’t have to travel across oceans far to visit the truly unique Madagascar. The spirit of the island is coming to you! Explore Chester Zoo’s NEW lemur walkthrough habitat and celebrate this incredible part of the world with a playful programme of activities.

Madagascar at Chester Zoo
4) Spring with ChesterBoat

Spring is here and it’s time to get outdoors and take to the water with ChesterBoat. Half-hour cruises and open top bus tours run every day, with two-hour cruises and Fish & Chip Fridays on selected dates.


Find out more about all the events taking place in Chester and Cheshire this Easter here.


Chester Zoo
Animal Collection
Chester Zoo

There’s always something new to do at Chester Zoo. Whether you’re greeting new arrivals, such as a baby black lemur, or finding out how many bones there are in a giraffe’s neck at one of the daily animal talks, hands-on fun is guaranteed.

Anderton Boat Lift
Boat Trip
Anderton Boat Lift - A fun day out for the family

Here at the Anderton Boat Lift you can see narrowboats tackle the staggering 50-foot drop between the Trent & Mersey Canal and Weaver Navigation.

Anderton Boat Lift's Easter Eggstravaganza
Anderton Boat Lift's Easter Eggstravaganza

Families are in for a treat with loads of FREE fun at Anderton Boat Lift's annual Easter Eggstravaganza!

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.

ChesterBoat - Two-Hour Iron Bridge Cruise
Aldford Iron Bridge on the Duke of Westminster's Eaton Estate

Step aboard the Mark Twain or the Lady Diana for a two-hour cruise that’s a real treat. Get comfortable and enjoy a drink from the bar as you glide through rural Cheshire, along the beautiful River Dee.

ChesterBoat - Half Hour City Cruises
Boat Trip
Chester Weir and the Old Dee Bridge

This tranquil half-hour cruise long the River Dee departs from The Groves. From there, you will be taken upstream, under the suspension bridge, past Grosvenor Park and the Earl’s Eye, then you’ll follow the long sweep of the Meadows to the city limits before returning to The Groves.

Ness Botanic Gardens
Summer at Ness Botanic Gardens

These outstanding award-winning botanic gardens overlooking the Dee Estuary contain the finest collection of rhododendron and azaleas in the north west.

The Very Hungry Rabbit Easter Trail
Family Friendly
The Very Hungry Rabbit Easter Trail

The Very Hungry Rabbit Easter Trail is new in 2019! Follow the interactive trail to find what the mischievous rabbit has been up to in the garden. Can you spot him?

Easter Activities at Ness
Family Friendly
Easter Activities at Ness

Design a potato head person using grass seed and other materials that we shall provide for you on the day. With a nurturing guardian and a bit of luck you can watch as your bald pal grows some luscious grassy locks.



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