Fancy trying something different? To keep the boredom at bay we have put together 14 of the best unique family experiences in Chester and Cheshire for you and your family to try.

Dino Sleepovers at Gullivers World


Dino Sleepovers at Gulliver's World
Discover Dinosaurs in the dark at Gulliver's World. Get up close to living, tail-thrashing dinosaurs in the lost world after the sun goes down and then stay over in the lost world cabin. You’ll be guided by an expert park ranger every step of the way on this immersive dinosaur adventure at Gulliver's Warrington.

Anime Art Club at Pictura, Chester


Anime Art Club
Join Pictura in Chester for their Anime Art Clubs sessions where children aged 8 to 16 can learn new art skills whilst having fun and making like-minded friends who love Anime too! Just £10 includes all materials.

Children's Afternoon Tea at Oddfellows


Children's Afternoon Tea at Oddfellows

A delicious afternoon tea is an absolute treat that no one should miss out on! Oddfellows offer afternoon tea specifically for children at just £9.50 per person. They can enjoy a sumptuous array of finger sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. Yum! 

Junior Owl Experience - Cheshire Falconry


Barn Owl
Designed specifically for juniors aged 4 to 12 this session enables children to get hands-on, have fun and fly an owl. There is something magical about witnessing the delight on the face of a child as they interact with any animal but particularly something as enigmatic as an owl. The Junior Owl Experience at Cheshire Falconry utilises the calmest and most tolerant birds of prey in the collection to give children the experience of a lifetime as they fly an owl for the first time. The predicted duration of the session is 1/2 and is £29. What an experience!

Treetop Challenge - Chester Zoo
 

TreeTop Adventure at Chester Zoo

Take your mini monkeys along to Chester Zoo for a BIG treetop adventure on their adventure course, the biggest of its kind in the UK. Get them strapped in and guide them around as they leap, climb and laugh their way through the many fun obstacles along the course. It's also the first course in the UK to include two mini zip lines, so get ready to watch your little ones wizzzz by.

Small Spies Training - Hack Green
 

Small Spies at Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
Follow the Soviet Spy mouse trail at Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker and help to rid them of the terrible spy mice and their leader, Big 'R' Rusky the spy rat. Grab your small spies training manual and pick up your secret orders on the way into the bunker, hand them back when you leave and you’ll receive a Secret Agent Certificate. Find them all and you will be rewarded for all your hard work! 

Family Mission Log Book - Jodrell Bank
 

Family Mission Log Book, Jodrell Bank
Launch your family on an epic space adventure at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre with your own Family Mission Log Book. Packed full of activities to complete, this booklet will help you to make the most of your visit to Jodrell Bank. The exciting activities will encourage astronauts young and old to fully engage with the science, heritage and nature of Jodrell Bank. Pick yours up from the welcome desk when you arrive or download here before you visit.

Wizard of Oz at the Brindley Theatre


Wizard of Oz
Think pantomimes are just for Christmas? Think again. The Wizard of Oz is coming to the Brindley Theatre in April with Rebecca playing Glinda, Andrew Curphey as the famous Tin Man and North West singing sensation Kassie Malam as Dorothy. Packed with great songs, brilliant dance routines and plenty of laughter, it’s going to be the best value family-friendly pantomime in town.

Discover the wonder of the forest with Peter Rabbit™ and his friends
 

Peter Rabbit Discovery Trail
This year Forest Holidays, Delamere are welcoming Peter Rabbit and his friends to the forest with The Peter Rabbit™ Discovery Trail.  Open up an activity pack filled with nature-based challenges, explore woodland trails using the map, follow clues and enjoy puzzles as you go. Ready for a pit stop? Return to the Forest Retreat and tuck into a glorious Peter Rabbit themed afternoon tea with scrumptious sandwiches, scones, cakes and more against a beautiful natural backdrop. 

Treasure Hunt Chester
 

Treasure Hunt ChesterHunt for clues and follow treasure maps on a gorgeous route around the city. Find historical treasures and see new stuff, even if you've lived here your whole life. It's something a bit different and fun for all the family, even the teenagers will be engaged. Climb the Roman walls, admire the stunning cathedral, explore the amphitheatre and wander by the riverside. Marvel at the iconic Rows as you take in two thousands years of history. Spot things you'd never notice like the medieval mystery set into the wall of St John's ruins. Hear interesting stories like how a Roman soldier left graffitti boasting about his boss. It's all at your own pace. Pop into cafes or take a picnic to the lovely Grosvenor park. 

Boulder Zoo - Boulder Hut
 

Boulder Hut, Ellesmere Port
Boulder Hut is an indoor climbing centre in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Bouldering is a shorter, sharper variation of rock climbing, done without ropes, over lower heights & matting. Specially designed for little ones (aged 2 to 10 years), the Boulder Zoo provides a safe and intriguing play space with awesome flower murals, extra thick matting and specially designed Bouldering challenges for kids to explore, improve their balance and confidence and burn off some energy!

Junior Shark Dive
 

Junior Shark Dive at Blue Planet Aquarium
Only for the brave! Blue Planet Aquarium offers a truly unique junior shark dive experience, allowing young people to get up close to some amazing sharks. They will get to dive in the reef section of the Caribbean Reef exhibit, mingle with Blacktip Reef sharks, large stingrays, Zebra sharks and a variety of tropical fish. For children aged 8 to 15 with a minimum height requirement of 125cm (4ft 2").

Little Leapers at Freedome
 

Little Leapers at Freedome

If you have 2 to 5 year olds who have lots of energy to burn off, Little Leapers sessions at Freedome are just the thing to keep them occupied and let off some steam! These sessions give your little one free rein of the whole park, meaning they can run and jump free without any older children being around. They even run special mascot events so look out on their website to see who is due to visit at their next one.

A visit to Sick To Death
 

Sick to Death, Chester
Last by no means least and not for the faint-hearted, a visit to Sick to Death, Chester. Where you can explore the gory story of medicine through time. Come and learn and laugh in a gross but family fun attraction. Offering a playground of plague with a smatter of splatter and a chance to poke into the medical past in a fun, interactive way, Sick to Death is a must-visit and a unique learning experience for all the family.

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Togo Tower at Gulliver's World Resort

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Pictura Studios
Arts & Crafts Shop
Pictura Studios

Tucked away on Eastgate Row, in the heart of Chester City centre is Pictura Studios, a place that offers Art for everyone! Inside Pictura Studios you will find a Creative Cafe, Art School, our very own art gallery and an art shop.

Oddfellows
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Contemporary and comfortable bedrooms at Oddfellows

Situated in the heart of Chester, minutes from the River Dee and the vibrant and chic boutiques in the city, you will find a profoundly unique hotel which will capture your imagination and shape the way you travel.

Cheshire Falconry
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Enjoy a Meet the Birds experience at Cheshire Falconry

An internationally reknowned centre: A visitor attraction for people interested in birds of prey with an excellent aviary complex and flying demonstrations throughout the summer.

Chester Zoo
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Giraffes, Chester Zoo

A visit to Cheshire isn’t complete without a trip to the UK’s number one zoo. Chester Zoo is home to over 27,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens.

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
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Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

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

Jodrell Bank
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Learn about Astrophysics at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Enjoy a range of fun-filled activities for all of the family, discover more about Jodrell Bank’s fascinating history.

Wizard of Oz
Theatre
Wizard of Oz

Can't wait until December to see some of our fab #Brindleypanto stars again. You don't have to! Andrew Curphey and Rebecca Lake star in The Wizard of Oz in April.

Forest Holidays Delamere Forest
Self-Catering
A cabin with a hot tub at Forest Holidays Delamere Forest

Stay in one of Britain's most beautiful forests, in a secluded location offering a retreat from the everyday.

Treasure Hunt Chester
Walking Tour
Treasure Hunt Chester

Hunt for clues and follow treasure maps on a gorgeous route around the city. Climb the Roman walls, admire the stunning cathedral, explore the amphitheatre and wander by the riverside. Marvel at the iconic Rows as you take in two thousands years of history.

Boulder Hut
Adventure
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.

Blue Planet Aquarium
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.

FREEDOME
Adventure Park / Playground
Freedome Cheshire Oaks - Exterior

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

Sick to Death
Museum
Exterior of Sick to Death

Explore the gory story of medicine through time. Learn and laugh in a gross but family fun attraction.

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