Discover Cheshire's great outdoors

Discover Cheshire and all its natural beauty with one of the many marvellous walking trails, or perhaps enjoy wildlife and beautiful scenery in one of Cheshire’s many nature reserves and parks.

Many more activities around Cheshire offer the perfect start into this year’s sunny summer!

1. Cheshire Parks & Nature Reserves
 

Cheshire parks
One of the best ways to reveal all of Cheshire’s beauty is by enjoying the outdoors in one of its many nature reserves and parks. Breathtaking views, filled with flowers and wildlife, are a welcome sight after the cold weather and winter months.

A visit to Delamere Forest is a must! Cheshire's largest area of woodland is a haven for families to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in the heart of the forest.

2. Walking in Cheshire
 

Walking in Cheshire
Enjoying fresh air, stunning views and a little exercise has never been this easy. Follow some of the most beautiful walking paths around Cheshire.

A wide variety of difficulty and length offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors for everyone. If you are up for a challenge try the Gritstone Trail, a 35 mile trail through Cheshire’s Peak District or even further still, the Two Saints Way, a 92-mile pilgrimage route between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield. 

3. Cycling in Cheshire


Cycle Trails
With the sun beginning to shine, why not leave your car at home, and instead take your bicycle out for a spin?

Explore Cheshire on various biking routes together with friends and family, or maybe challenge yourself on more difficult mountain biking trails.

4. Predators! – at Chester Zoo
 

Predators! at Chester Zoo
Families are in for a roaring day out at Chester Zoo. The new, life sized animatronic predator exhibition invites visitors for a relaxing afternoon walk…65 million years ago. Beware though, they might bite.

5. Jodrell Bank
 

Jodrell Bank
Pack up a picnic and bring all the family to Jodrell Bank this Spring. Explore over 35 acres of gardens and discover the wonders of the universe at the home of the mighty Lovell Telescope. 

6. Moonlight Flicks and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Moonlight Flicks
If you are more into sitting back and enjoying a movie, the open-air cinema is just for you. Bring your friends, snacks and chairs and enjoy classics like Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Still not classic enough? Then why not come for a performance at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. The masterpiece Twelfth Night is a heart breaking, yet funny way to enjoy a relaxing evening.

7. This May Half Term
 

Amazed by Science
If you have a special weakness for science, why not visit Cheshire's annual Amazed by Science Festival?

Here the younger scientists among us get to embrace their love for experiments, technology, engineering, and maths. Come and meet the experts, learn about animals and space, get involved in interactive science workshops and more! 

Find out more about events happening in Cheshire this May Half Term here.

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The Gritstone Trail
Walking
The Gritstone Trail

Follow the 35 mile / 56km trail through Cheshire’s Peak District

Delamere Forest
Forest
Tranquility at Delamere Forest

Delamere Forest is Cheshire's largest area of woodland and is a place for families to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in the heart of the forest.

Two Saints Way
Walking Route
St Mary's Church, Nantwich - Two Saints Way

Pilgrimage route and long-distance walk between Chester and Lichfield

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

**Special Contribution to Tourism Award Winner 2019** The UK’s latest Unesco World Heritage Site, Jodrell Bank Observatory is a worthy winner of this global accolade.

Predators
Show / Display
Predators

This summer step back in time to meet the most FEARSOME creatures of the prehistoric world! Where a shark's bite was three metres wide and GIANT snakes ate crocodiles for breakfast! Discover 13 life-sized animatronic PREDATORS. But beware…they're still hungry!

Chester Zoo
Animal Collection
Chester Zoo

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

Moonlight Flicks
Show / Display
Moonlight Flicks

Enjoy the silver screen by the light of the silvery moon at Chester’s Moonlight Flicks, the popular summertime open-air cinema, set amid the crumbling columns, bathhouse mosaics and cypress trees in the Roman Gardens.

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Performance
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

It’s been a stellar 10th anniversary year for Grosvenor Park Open-Air Theatre, with the premiere of a brand-new version of The Borrowers by the award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, alongside other great productions, including Henry V.

Amazed By Science
Festival
Amazed By Science

Come and join in the fun at the Cheshire-wide festival focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths, in one of the most science rich areas of the UK.

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