Being a new mum is probably one of the most exhausting jobs in the world, so having a go-to list of places you can get to for coffee is essential! In our experience though it’s not just about the coffee, we like the places that have easy parking, good facilities, a shop and sometimes a 30 minute drive distance is a good idea to get the nap done in the car! Here is our top 5 days out in Cheshire with babies and toddlers, bring your nct crew and enjoy your latte mat leave!

1. Bents Garden Centre

Bents Garden Centre
Great café choices with plenty of highchairs, loads of parking, wander round the outdoor gardens, shop for lovely clothes in the baby-boutique, play area for older ones (12 months +) Nice clean baby change facilities. Don’t miss the Christmas displays, a great baby-sensory experience!

If you like this you might like: Okells Garden Centre, Tarporley.

2. Walton Hall & Zoo

Walton Hall & Zoo
Children’s Zoo, great for babies in slings, or a good pram walk with your mum mates. Get a coffee to go from the café, a super playground for the older children to wear themselves out. Don’t Miss: Seeing the Alpaca!

If you like this you might like: Tatton Park Farm

3. Astbury Mere Country Park

Astbury Mere Country Park
This is a bit of a drive if you live in north Cheshire or near Chester but that can be great for naps before and after. There is lots of parking, a great little café onsite to grab a coffee then a nice loop walk around the Mere. Don’t miss: The free pram fit/outdoor fitness sessions (If you’re feeling energetic!)

If you like this you might like: Delamere Forest, Northwich.

4. Abbeywood Gardens

Abbeywood Gardens
A beautiful meandering walk through 6 acres of formal and informal gardens, extensive café menu with breakfasts, homemade meals and lots of cake. Essential for those sleep deprived days! Don’t miss: Photo opportunity on the Pool Garden bridge.

If you like this you might like: Arley Hall, Northwich

5. Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Botanic Gardens
If you have any older children they will love exploring the many paths, don’t follow a map just wander at your leisure. Good parking, café, facilities, and if you’re feeling organised you can bring a picnic. Don’t miss: The little diggers zone and the chickens

If you like this you might like: Dunham Massey

Find more things to do with the kids in Cheshire here.


Bents Garden & Home
Garden Centre
Bents Garden & Home

The Bents story began over 75 years ago when Alfred and Margaret Bent started growing and selling roses from their own front garden. Since then Bents has evolved into an award winning lifestyle destination and complete day out.

Tatton Park - The Farm
Come and visit us at the Farm

Tatton Park's Farm is an authentic, 40's working farm where you can meet rare breed animals and new arrivals throughout the year. In its hayday the Farm helped feed the whole of the Tatton Estate and we've brought this to life through the 'Field to Fork' story.

Astbury Mere Country Park
Nature Reserve
Astbury Mere Country Park

Enjoy a stroll through the wildflower meadows at Astbury Mere Country Park, or simply sit and enjoy the views over the Mere towards Congleton Edge and Mow Cop. Events are held throughout the year, pick up a leaflet at the Centre.

Delamere Forest
Delamere Forest

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

Abbeywood Gardens
Abbeywood Garden

The Gardens at Abbeywood are set within a picturesque 45 acre Estate. The Herbaceous Main Garden and the Pool, Chapel and Pergola Gardens, bursting with sensational colour.

Arley Hall & Gardens
Historic House / Palace
Stunning Exterior of Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Hall & Gardens is one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the North West.

Ness Botanic Gardens
Summer at Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness is located on the Wirral, with fantastic views across the River Dee to North Wales. They were originally created by Arthur Kilpin Bulley. He was passionate about plants, especially new plants being introduced to European gardens from China, Tibet and Nepal.



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