11 things to do in Chester & Cheshire this Summer


We've compiled a list of the top 11 things to do in Chester and Cheshire this summer. There is everything from boats, cars and music to arts, films and cheese, and even predators made out of LEGO® bricks. See 11 of the best below:
 

1. Grosvenor Open Air Theatre

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre


This summer we celebrate 10 years of Grosvenor Open Air Theatre with a brand-new version of The Borrowers, Shakespeare’s most outrageous romantic comedy Twelfth Night and Henry V, An exploration of Britain’s relationship with its European neighbours. Pack up a picnic and get the prosecco corks popping, summer under the stars awaits!

2. Moonlight Flicks
 

Moonlight Flicks

The popular summertime open-air cinema returns to Chester’s stunning Roman Gardens and features an eclectic mix of new classics and old favourites. Make sure you arrive early, bring something to sit on, something to munch on and enjoy an al fresco night at the movies.
 

3. ChesterBoat Sightseeing Cruises
 

ChesterBoat Sightseeing Cruises

ChesterBoat is set for summer, with half-hour and two-hour leisure cruises running daily and popular themed cruises every weekend. Set sail with ChesterBoat at the Groves and discover Chester’s rich roman, medieval and industrial past.
 

4. CarFest North
 

CarFest North

CarFest North, the brainchild of radio presenter Chris Evans returns to Bolesworth Estate this Summer for a weekend packed to the brim with activities for the whole family. Be prepared for great music, celebrity chefs, lots of cars and Kids Kingdom, built for kids by kids, all raising money for Children in Need.
 

5. Predators

Predators at Chester Zoo


This summer step back in time to meet the most FEARSOME creatures of the prehistoric world at Chester Zoo! 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!
 

6. Northwich Festival of Arts
 

Northwich Festival of Arts 2019

This Summer Northwich will once again play host to their popular Festival of Arts. Running throughout the whole of July, you can look forward to a range of arty workshops including felting, poetry, watercolour, mosaics, sketching, sculpting, singing and painting, as well as a number of exhibitions.
 

7. The Deep at Chester Cathedral
 

The Deep at Chester Cathedral

Journey beneath the waves this Summer and experience - The Deep - at Chester Cathedral, an exhibition of magnificent hand-built statues made with LEGO® bricks. Come face-to-face with a fearsome Mako shark created with 80,000 bricks, a massive giant squid containing 120,000 bricks and over eighty other creatures!
 

8. Luna Kids Cinema
 

Luna Kids Cinema at Tatton Park

This summer, Tatton Park will play host to five days of children’s films, set in the stunning grounds it will provide a truly memorable open-air cinema experience. The programme includes firm favourites like Moana and new releases like The Incredibles 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet and the new live-action Dumbo.
 

9. Audlem Festival of Transport
 

Audlem Festival of Transport

Over 300 vintage cars, vans, trucks and buses will descend upon the beautiful village of Audlem this summer. The vehicles will parade through the village and will then create a static display for all to enjoy on Audlem Village Green.
 

10. Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards
 

Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards

Cheese lovers unite! Nantwich is home to the largest cheese show in the world, showcasing over 5,500 entries of every type of cheese you can imagine. It's not just about the cheese though. There will be celebrity chef live cookery demonstrations, over 450 trade stands, a shopping & craft marquee, a food hall offering a range of produce to taste and purchase and more.
 

11. Rewind North Festival
 

Rewind North

Get your leg warmers on and dust off your shoulder pads as Rewind North returns to Capesthorne Hall for the ultimate nostalgia trip.  This years’ line up includes 80’s legends such as Bananarama, Level 42, Gloria Gaynor and Tiffany amongst many others.
 

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Henry V - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Performance
Henry V - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

During his quest to win the French crown, warrior King Henry and his band of brothers triumph at the Battle of Agincourt. An exploration of Britain’s relationship with its European neighbours – has there ever been a more relevant time to tell this story?

The Borrowers - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Performance
The Borrowers - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

This summer, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre will premiere a brand-new version of The Borrowers by the award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery.

Twelfth Night - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Performance
Twelfth Night - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join us in Illyria! Unrequited love, mistaken identities, cross-dressing, a shipwreck and unforgettable characters – Shakespeare’s most outrageous romantic comedy Twelfth Night  comes to Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer.

Moonlight Flicks
Show / Display
Moonlight Flicks

Enjoy the silver screen by the light of the silvery moon at Chester’s Moonlight Flicks.

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.

CarFest North
Festival
CarFest North

Bolesworth Castle is the venue for CarFest North 2019. CarFest presents a fabulous weekend of music, cars and family fun!

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!

Northwich Festival of Arts
Festival
Northwich Festival of Arts

Northwich Festival of Arts is a month-long celebration of the arts kicking off with long-running and one-off events.

The Deep at Chester Cathedral
Exhibition
The Deep at Chester Cathedral

This summer we journey beneath the waves with our world premiere exhibition - The Deep - made with LEGO® bricks.

Luna Kids Cinema
Film
Luna Kids Cinema

Luna Kids is an open air cinema designed specially for children, with an incredible range of films to appeal to big kids and little kids alike, from golden oldies through to this year's hits such as Dumbo and The Lego Movie 2.

Audlem Festival of Transport
Show / Display
Audlem Festival of Transport

2019 will see the 20th annual Audlem Festival of Transport organised by ASET. The event is growing in popularity each year and 2017 saw a record number of entries.

Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards
Show / Display
Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards

The Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards are held in a beautiful parkland setting on the edge of the historic market town of Nantwich, on Wednesday 31st July 2019.

Rewind North Festival
Festival
c. Darren Coleman

Rewind returns to Capesthorne Hall on 2nd - 4th August. Crimp those ponytails, coiffure those quiffs and dust off your 80s leg warmers for Rewind North 2019 celebrating the best music from the coolest decade.

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