There’s so much activity throughout Cheshire this festive season and we have put together a list of our top picks of what to see and do this week to get you in the Christmas mood. 

Elf Hunts 

Stay active this winter and head outdoors to Tegg’s Nose Country Park or Brereton Heath to find elves on loose! Pick up a map from the visitor centre and begin your hunt for elves. 

Santa’s Enchanted Grotto Invites you to Alice in Winterland 

Join Alice in Winterland on the search for Santa. Brought to you by Chester BID this magical family experience in the Grosvenor shopping centre is perfect to excite and delight the little ones, as they have the chance to say hello to some of their favourite Alice in Wonderland characters, and to give their wish lists to Santa himself.  

Santa's Grotto invites you to Alice in Winterland

Arley At Christmas 

See Arley Hall bursting with fresh flowers and foliage arranged by local florists and horticultural colleges. Be inspired by the different floral arrangements while you’re serenaded by the Rock Choir and enjoy looking around all the Christmas trees decorated by local primary schools on display in The Cruck Barn.  

A Festive Tale with Emma the Elf 

Join award-winning fairy tale writer Emma the Elf in Chester Cathedral as she tells the enchanting tale of “Awesome Anselm”. After hearing the exciting tale all children can take home their own copy of “Awesome Anselm and St Werburgh’s Geese” and join in a short tour of the Cathedral visiting some of the characters from the story.  

Emma the Elf

Christmas Party Nights 

In the mood to celebrate with friends, family, or colleagues? Enjoy good food, drinks, and entertainment across Cheshire, with parties happening at The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, Mercure Chester, and The Chester Grosvenor. Take your party to the water with Christmas Party Nights Afloat brought to you by ChesterBoat.  


Chester Cathedral
Cathedral / Minister
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.

Teggs Nose Country Park
Country / Royal Park
teggs nose country park

At Tegg’s Nose Country Park rock dominates the landscape. Dry stone walls and sturdy barns add to the dramatic character of the steeply sided valleys while many of the hill tops are pitted with old quarries.

Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve
Nature Reserve
Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

Follow the Brimstone Trail an easy access trail through the woods and around the lake

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre
Shopping Centre
The Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Chester

Please note some Grosvenor Shopping Centre retailers are operating reduced hours or different hours from those advertised.

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.

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Located just outside the historical city of Chester, yet surrounded by the scenic countryside of Cheshire and Wales, the four star Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa beautifully combines traditional elegance with contemporary luxury.

Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel
Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel

Welcome to the Mercure Chester Abbots Well, a modern hotel boasting 126 bedrooms including Family rooms, adapted rooms and suites.

The Chester Grosvenor
The Chester Grosvenor, situated in the heart of beautiful Chester

Housed in an historic building with a black and white timbered façade, The Chester Grosvenor is situated in the centre of the beautiful Roman city of Chester.



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