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Looking for activities to keep the kids entertained? Look no further than Blakemere village. Situated on the edge of Delamere Forest in the serene Cheshire forestry, there’s something for everyone here. And with half term coming up, you won’t be short of options to stave off boredom!

Get Crafty!

Feeling crafty this autumn? Blakemere have got you covered with pottery painting experiences provided by Cheshire Craft Workshop. Choose a gorgeous piece of pottery and truly make it your own with guidance from expert crafters! Keep the kids entertained and create a truly memorable souvenir this autumn. What’s more, there’s a new range of spooky Halloween pottery to customise and take home and get into the season with!

Want more crafts? At Crafts in the Corner, you’ll find a range of handmade items, craft supplies, fabric, yarn and more. Plus, there are activities for all ages running daily in the Creative Studio including hand embroidery, needle felt, knitting, arm knitting, macramé, quilting and kid’s sewing!

Play to your heart’s content in the Play Barn

Opened in 1997, Barnabys Playbarn is a warm and welcoming place for children to play and party. At The Playbarn, there are activities for all ages. For prewalkers there is a soft play area with soft bricks and developmental toys. There’s a special area for under 3s, a slightly smaller slide, a big ball pool and things that make funny noises to keep the tots entertained. And for the bigger children there’s the large play area, with rickety rope bridges, super wide slide, wobbly walkways, giant ball pool and loads to explore. But fear not parents, there are also comfy sofas and freshly ground coffee to keep you entertained!

Experience the outdoors with Cheshire Outdoors

Get active with outdoor pursuits provided by Cheshire Outdoors this autumn. There’s so much on offer you’ll be spoilt for choice. Train your eagle eyes with archery and air rifle instruction with combination classes starting from just £20 per person. Or truly test your skills with laser clay shooting. This activity requires split second decision making, the clays move fast and you only have two shots per round, so use them wisely! These are just a few examples of what’s on offer from Cheshire Outdoors, there’s so much more including Bubble Football, Human Table Football, Bushcraft, Nature Trails and Airsoft Combat.

Get on your bike with Cheshire Cycle Hire

Cheshire has some truly wonderful cycling routes and if you’re wanting to spend some time outdoors this autumn but need a bike, look no further than Cheshire Cycle Hire. From the multi-activity centre located at Blakemere Village you can reach the Whitegate Way via private woodland on traffic-free trails suitable for riders of all ages and abilities. The Whitegate Way gives access to Weaver Parkway and the Oakmere Trail to Delamere forest through the beautiful Cheshire countryside. With prices from £20 all day for kid’s bikes and £30 all day for adults, experience some of Cheshire’s beautiful countryside on two wheels this autumn.

See magnificent birds of prey with Cheshire Falconry

Be one with nature and experience some majestic birds with Cheshire Falconry. Prepare to be amazed as you get hands on with magnificent birds of prey in a range of truly incredible flying experiences. Put on the gauntlet and fly birds of prey with an expert falconry team. Whether it’s with a hands-on flying taster session or a full day falconry experience or even the thrill of an Eagle adventure, if it’s flying birds of prey, Cheshire Falconry have got the experience for you to remember forever.

Glide through the forest with Cheshire Segway

Now this is a truly novel way to explore Cheshire’s woodland – off road Segway! Set out across 15 Acres of woodland on the X2 personal transporter, which is fully prepared for wild terrain with chunky off-road tyres. After your training session, set off on your Woodland Glide adventure through the ancient Delamere forest. What’s more, Cheshire Segway have teamed up with Cheshire Outdoors and Cheshire Falconry to provide the ultimate experience day. Enjoy 3hrs of Falconry, Segway riding and both Archery and Air Rifles in one action packed day!

Indulge your appetite at the Outdoor Food Court

After working up an appetite with some of the many activities on offer at Blakemere you can indulge in some great food. Enjoy the delights from the new Outdoor Food Court including takeaway coffee, ice-cream, wood-fired pizzas, fish and chips or milkshakes. You can enjoy all this whilst still spending time in the great outdoors with green open spaces and woodland trails around Blakemere. Feel free to bring your own picnic blankets! Open Friday & Saturday 11am – 8pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm

Wander the Magical Woodland

As well as all these great activities, this year the Magical Woodland returns to Blakemere Village from 10th October - 1st November. With the woodland as a natural backdrop, you will experience a lighting and audio experience that is truly magical. This is a walking experience where you will embark on a journey through a 15-acre magical woodland!

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