Things to do indoors in CheshireDon't let wet and windy weather ruin your plans. Leave your brolly at home and take a look at 12 of the best things to do indoors in Cheshire.

Discover an underwater world at Blue Planet Aquarium, home to more than 100 living displays, as well as one of Europe’s largest collections of sharks or visit Chester Cathedral a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an architectural treasure and a must-see attraction within the historic city of Chester. 

Cheshire is home to some fascinating museums, perfect places to escape the elements outside. Learn about Chester's roman heritage at Dewa Roman Experience, get hands on at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre or uncover the many secrets of Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker. 

If you are feeling energetic Boulder Hut and Freedome are the ideal places to let off steam and have some indoor fun. Or for something a bit different gather a team together and hunt clues, crack codes and solve puzzles to escape one of Chester's escape rooms. Choose from a range of themed rooms and see if you can beat the clock to escape.

There are plenty of shops and restaurants to pop in and out of at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and for retail therapy with a difference, why not visit Reclaimed World on Saturday (closed on Sundays), a unique reclamation and antiques emporium with everything from furniture to vintage collectables, reclaimed doors and flooring to garden furniture.


The Art Deco exterior of Storyhouse

​​​​​​​Storyhouse is Chester’s multi award-winning £37m theatre, library, restaurant and cinema.

Adventure Park / Playground
Freedome Cheshire Oaks - Exterior

FREEDOME believes in chasing thrills, not taking chances. Fun starts and ends with safety.

Blue Planet Aquarium
Blue Planet Aquarium

Get up close to Awesome Sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium and see real scuba divers in our daily feed shows in the Aquatheatre.

Boulder Hut
Strawberry Fountain at Boulder Hut

Boulder Hut is an indoor climbing centre that opened its doors in July 2018 in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Bouldering is a shorter, sharper variation of rock climbing, done without ropes, over lower heights & matting.

Breakout Chester
Escape Room
Breakout Chester situated up on the rows in Chester city centre

Breakout is a real-life escape room game based in the centre of Chester. Locked inside a room for 60 minutes, all you have is your brain as well as a series of hidden clues, riddles and puzzles to break out.

Escapism Chester
Escape Room
The Missing at Escapism Chester

Escapism Chester is a live escape room experience. You will be locked in a room for 60 minutes and challenged to hunt clues & solve puzzles to make your escape.

Chester Cathedral
Cathedral / Minister
Stunning exterior of Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence, a unique blend of modern and medieval history.

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

Discover the secret underground world of government. How would you survive a nuclear attack?

Reclaimed World
Dog Friendly
Reclaimed World

The friendly Reclaimed World team are a fantastic bunch with an enormous combined wealth of knowledge, and a real passion for antiques and reclamation. Stock is constantly changing so every visit is a new adventure!

Catalyst - Science Discovery Centre
Interactive fun at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

For a unique day out, come and explore our interactive galleries - Science has never been so much fun!

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Shop / Shopping Centre
Cath Kidston at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Trendsetters, foodies, social butterflies, it’s time to make some noise for the new and improved McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks. So what’s the latest? Well, MORE.

The Ice Cream Farm
The Ice Cream Tree at The Ice Cream Farm

Set in the picturesque location between Beeston and Peckforton Castle, The Ice Cream Farm is the tastiest trip you will ever take, enticing over 800,000 visitors a year.



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