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48 Adventure Packed Hours in Chester & Cheshire

Kayaking on the River Dee. Photo Credit: Dee River Kayaking

With vast open spaces & rolling hills, dense forestry & white waters, Chester & Cheshire has some of the best places to adventure around. The sometimes serene and sometimes wild scenery makes for the perfect location for some of the most exciting attractions for any adventure break. Whether you enjoy climbing high into the canopy or scaling the walls, taking on obstacle courses or kayaking and paddleboarding, we’ve got it all in Chester & Cheshire. So we thought we’d put together a handy itinerary to inspire your adventure break.

You’ll need a base of operations for your adventure break and there are so many options to choose from. To experience the Cheshire countryside to the fullest, why not consider camping or caravanning? With tonnes of options to choose from you’re sure to find a perfect spot under the stars. If you’re staying closer to Chester, try Pitch & Canvas, where you can pitch up, drive in or even take advantage of a luxury glamping pod; all with glorious views and nearby local amenities.

Or if camping isn’t your thing, there are a lot of self-catering providers in some truly gorgeous locations across the county. Perfect for an adventure break, Forest Holidays Delamere Forest and The Hollies Forest Lodges provide the log cabin experience with a lot of luxury. Whether you want an urban apartment, rural cottage, or even a quintessentially Cheshire farm stay, self-catering is a great option for your adventure break.

Or if you want everything taken care of, make sure to explore Chester & Cheshire’s hotels. With full resort stays from the likes of Carden Park and The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, to urban luxury from The Chester Grosvenor, to grand halls including Crewe Hall and Rowton Hall, and quintessentially Cheshire boutique inns from the Nelson Hotels family, you won’t have trouble finding a perfect place to rest your head after a day of adventuring.  

Day 1 – Chester

A great way to get acclimated with the city is to take a tour and in Chester there are some great ways to explore the city with a sense of adventure. Make sure to bring your running gear for a 5 or 10k city running tour courtesy of Tours Around Chester, where you will learn about the fascinating history of the city whilst keeping up a good pace! Or you can take in the city on two wheels on a cycle around the city courtesy of Chester Cycle Tours, where at a leisurely pace you can experience the city past and present.

Next, it’s time to get out on the water on the beautiful River Dee. With Dee River Kayaking you can enjoy some serene nature as you paddle past Chester Meadows, the atmosphere of the river-front promenade, and soak in the history of sites such as the Roman city walls, the Old Dee Bridge, and the Chester Weir. If kayaking isn’t your thing, you can always paddleboard, or for something a little faster paced, you can book the white water session to get your thrills.

Next up, it’s time to get those brains working at Escapism. In the confines of one of the five themed escape rooms, you’ll have to rely on your puzzle solving skills in order to escape. With different themes including Taken and Amphitheatre (a nod to Chester’s Roman past), these rooms will challenge and inspire.

With your mind engaged, now you can embark on some high rise thrills at Vertigo at Carden Park – Cheshire’s newest aerial adventure park. Brave dizzying heights in this unforgettable outdoor experience, complete with an aerial trek lasting up to 2 hours where you will combat a variety of challenges. It’s all topped off with the option to either leap into a giant stunt pillow or glide down a 210m zip line back to ground level.

All this adventuring is sure to work up your appetite. Luckily Chester is full of superb places to eat and drink. There’s boutique and seasonally inspired menus from eateries like Chef’s Table and Joseph Benjamin, plant-based staples like Shrub and Hypha, and even Michelin starred menus from Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor. This isn’t to mention Chester’s superb choice of historic pubs and inns. Why not enjoy craft beers and small plates in a truly historic setting at Bear & Billet?

And if all this adventure wasn’t enough, you can get out and about easily from Chester via a great range of walking and cycling routes. So with Chester under your belt, it’s time to explore some more of Cheshire!

Day 2 – Cheshire

No matter where you are in Cheshire, you’re never far from adventure, with everything from high wires to quad bikes on offer. What’s more the county is connected in all sorts of ways if you’re not travelling by car. Using the Mid-Cheshire Line and West Coast Main Line, rail travel is a great way to enjoy your time in Cheshire to the fullest. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, Cheshire is connected via a whole host of scenic cycle routes like the Cheshire Cycleway 70 and walking trails like the Sandstone Trail and Gritstone Trail.

If you’re adventuring with the little ones, BeWILDerwood is a must. With a huge assortment of slippery slides, wobbly rope bridges, zip lines and all sorts of things to climb on, it’s a great way to encourage the kids to get off the screens and explore nature. This huge outdoor adventure park is for ALL the family to enjoy together.

Head on over to Delamere Forest to find high wires, zip lines and aerial obstacles at Go Ape. Whether you’re big or small or a complete beginner or fancy yourself a high wires expert, Go Ape have treetop pursuits for you. These high-rise thrills are made even better by the views from the gorgeous Delamere canopy.

Just a stone’s throw away you can continue the adventure with Cheshire Outdoors. There’s a superb range of activities and outdoor pursuits to get involved with, from archery and air rifles to bushcraft and human table football. There’s also the opportunity to get up close and personal with birds of prey with Cheshire Falconry, or for a different way to experience the Cheshire scenery, try off road Segwaying with Cheshire Segway

Now it’s off to Ellesmere Port where you will find Boulder Hut. There’s over 1000sq m of high quality bouldering for all experience levels. So whether you’re an experienced boulderer or are simply wanting to climb a different set of walls, there’s something for you. The littlest ones can even have a go with the Boulder Zoo, designed specifically for those aged 2 and up.

What adventure break in Cheshire would be complete without firing off a few paintballs!? Luckily in the lush Macclesfield forestry you can find UK Paintball. This extensive paintballing site includes a variety of thematic areas for you to traverse whilst scouting out the opposition. A fun activity for the whole family, it’s a great way to adventure in the Cheshire wilderness.

After another day’s adventuring, you’re going to need to refuel and Cheshire’s numerous pubs and restaurants provide the perfect opportunity to sit back and reflect on the day’s exploits over some fine food and drink. The Fishpool Inn in Delamere is an ideal retreat with its décor inspired by Cheshire’s historic adventure pastimes like hunting and fishing, not to mention the sumptuous, seasonally inspired menu. Or, nestled in the Peckforton Hills, with stunning panoramic views of the Cheshire plain, why not try some local beer and great food courtesy of The Pheasant Inn. And in the east of Cheshire, in idyllic Warmingham there’s The Bear’s Paw where at this charming 19th century inn you’ll find fine foods, local brews and an extensive wine list.

There’s more than enough adventure on offer here for any thrill seeker, so hopefully Chester & Cheshire is top of your list for an adventure break this year!

Product Information

  1. Dee River Kayaking

    Chester

    Dee River Kayaking is a friendly and professional river kayaking service based in Chester. We offer guided tours and instruction in both Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard, so however you'd like to get your floating fix, we've got you covered.

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    Dee River Kayaking, Chester
    Dee River Kayaking, Chester
    Dee River Kayaking, Chester
    Dee River Kayaking, Chester

    Dee River Kayaking is a friendly and professional river kayaking service based in Chester. We offer guided tours and instruction in both Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard, so however you'd like to get your floating fix, we've got you covered.

    The River Dee at Chester is the perfect place to experience the joy of river kayaking. You can enjoy nature as you paddle past Chester Meadows, the atmosphere of the river-front promenade, and soak in the history of sites such as the Roman city walls, the Old Dee Bridge, and the Chester Weir on your Chester Town Kayak Tour.

    If you fancy something a little more exciting,  you can even take this chance to try white water kayaking by booking the Chester White Water Session. All sessions are designed to be accessible to beginners and enjoyable for all.  

     

    Contact Details:

    Sandy Lane Park, Sandy Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 5UL

    Website

    Web Site

  2. Escapism Chester

    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.

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    The Missing at Escapism Chester
    Legacy at Escapism Chester
    Amphitheatre at Escapism Chester
    Taken at Escapism Chester
    The Missing at Escapism Chester
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    Taken at Escapism Chester

    **Visitor Attraction of the Year Award Winner at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2024**

    ONE WAY IN. ONLY ONE WAY OUT.

    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.

    In teams of 2 - 6 players. we want to creatively challenge your brain and spark your imagination! Live escape rooms appeal to all.

    5 ROOMS TO CHOOSE FROM:

    Radioactive

    There had been suspicion that M.Corp had been experimenting with radiation and it was confirmed when there was a nuclear explosion devastating the surrounding area. The lingering radiation is turning survivors into mutants.

    An underground research facility nearby has been working towards a possible treatment, but an emergency distress signal has been sent out and you’ve been tasked to recover the antidote research. Upon arrival, however, it seems the facility’s self-destruct sequence has been initiated…

    Taken Your friend has been taken hostage and time is running out. The kidnapper has given you 60 minutes to meet their demands but you know where they’re hiding. It’s time to take matters into your own hands: can you keep your cool in a daring rescue?

    Amphitheatre The roar of the Amphitheatre rumbles through your cell as thousands mercilessly bay for blood. The Roman guards are on their way to take you into the Gladiators’ arena but you still have time to avoid this gory fate. Escape your cell and have your vengeance.

    The Missing

    Some people enter the forest to never be seen again… What happens to them and why can they never be found?  Their last known location has always been the same. You and your friends have been sent to explore the area to try and investigate the missing. Can you solve the mystery of The Missing or will you too be lost forever?

    Legacy

    Alone in the cemetery, Lady Mary has a challenge for you from beyond the grave. Find her riches before the Crypt Keeper finds you.  Discover your legacy and claim what is rightfully yours!

     

    PRICES

    The larger your team, the cheaper the price per person. FROM £15-£20 per person

    Contact Details:

    1 Cestria Building, George Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3ER

    Tel:

    01244 377 297

    Website

    Web Site

  3. BeWILDerwood

    Whitchurch

    BeWILDerwood Cheshire is a huge outdoor adventure park for ALL the family to enjoy together. Make memories, use your imagination, be active and run WILD in the enchanted 70-acre woodland.

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    **Visitor Attraction of the Year Award Winner at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2022/23**

    **Best Tourism Marketing Project of the Year Award Winner at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2024**

    BeWILDerwood Cheshire is a huge outdoor adventure park for ALL the family to enjoy together. Make memories, use your imagination, be active and run WILD in the enchanted 70-acre woodland.

    The WILD woods are home to super slippery slides, extra-long zip wires, massive muddled mazes, huge rope bridges, magical treehouses, den building and lots, lots more. BeWILDerwood’s ethos is to leave technology behind, get outdoors and play together.

    BeWILDerwood is based on the magical book series written by author and creator Tom Blofeld. As you explore the woods you’ll spot hints of the curious characters and stories, from the huge wooden play structures high in the trees, to the Storytelling shows where you can watch the stories of BeWILDerwood come to life!

    The adventure park is ideal for families with children aged between 2-12 years, plus grownups play too! So it doesn’t matter how teeny or tall you are, everyone can run WILD! There are also special areas for teeny explorers too including Toddlewood on the Hill, Tiptoe Valley and mini zip wires called Twiggle Whizzers!

     

    What’s at BeWILDerwood Cheshire?

    Slippery Slopes – super big slides

    Wobbly Wires – huge zip wires

    Mish Mash Maze and Sky Maze – two massive mazes to get lost in!

    The Broken Bridge – Are you brave enough?

    Toddlewood on the Hill, Tiptoe Valley and Twiggle Whizzers – for teeny explorers

    The Big Hat – to get crafty – included in ticket price!

    Storytelling Stage – stories are on 4 times per day, every hour from 12pm - included in ticket price!

    Den Building – create and build together

    Munch Bar and Cosy Cabin – for yummy food!

    Bizarre Bazaar – continue the story at home with our glorious BeWLDerwood goodies

    Plus lots, LOTS more!

     

    When do the woods open?

    Make sure you check the wibbly website for seasonal opening dates. The woodland opens 10am – 5pm and is a full day out.

    See seasonal opening: https://cheshire.bewilderwood.co.uk/plan-your-day/opening-times-prices/

     

    Where can I get yummy food?

    Tasty food and snacks can be bought at The Munch Bar or Cosy Cabin. All food is locally sourced and there are plenty of options to help explorers fuel their day of adventure! BeWILDerwood cater for a range of dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

    There are also plenty of picnic benches if you wish to bring your own food.

     

    Where is BeWILDerwood Cheshire?

    The woodland adventure park is located on the A49, just 5 miles from Whitchurch, just next to Cholmondeley Castle. Enter the postcode SY13 4JF into your sat nav.

     

    How much is it?

    Admission prices are based on height as there are some things in the park that require longer arms and legs (like the extra-long zip wires). Born to BeWILD (Under 92cm): free, Almost WILD (92-105cm): £19.50, BeWILD Now (Over 105cm): £21.50, Still WILD (65+ years): £13.50. Entry to the park, storytelling, face painting, crafts and den building are all inclooooded in your ticket price so there are no pesky hidden costs once you enter through the wonky gates.

     

    How do I book my adventure?

    Visitors can simply turn up and run WILD. Purchase tickets on arrival, or plan your adventure in advance and book online. Find out more about the wonderful wonky world of BeWILDerwood: https://cheshire.bewilderwood.co.uk/

     

    How do I contact the team at BeWILDerwood Cheshire?

    You can contact the Twiggle Team at BeWILDerwood Cheshire by emailing yoohoocheshire@bewilderwood.co.uk or calling 01829 830730.

    Contact Details:

    BeWILDerwood Cheshire, Bickley Moss, Whitchurch, Cheshire, SY13 4JF

    Tel:

    01829 830730

    Website

    Web Site

  4. Go Ape Delamere

    Northwich

    Boasting three high ropes activities above the forest floor, and an all-terrain Forest Segway experience, days out at Go Ape Delamere are about having fun and creating unforgettable memories.

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    Go Ape! Delamere - Go Ape! is the UK's number 1 forest adventure
    Explore Delamere on Segway with Go Ape! Delamere
    Go Ape! Delamere - Go Ape! is the UK's number 1 forest adventure
    Explore Delamere on Segway with Go Ape! Delamere

    Located in the heart of Delamere Forest, a 50-minute drive from Liverpool - boasting three high ropes activities above the forest floor and an all-terrain Forest Segway experience, days out at Go Ape Delamere are about having fun and creating unforgettable memories.

    Whether you are a thrill seeker looking for action-packed fun or simply after some quality time with friends and family, a Go Ape experience not only boosts your sense of well-being, it's great for self-esteem and keeps you active.

     

    Treetop Challenge

    An exhilarating 2–3-hour self-guided journey through the forest canopy.

    Treetop Challenge is an unparalleled outdoor experience. It’s all about testing your own limits at dizzying heights.

    You’ll be tackling canopy-height crossings, leaping off free-fall Tarzan swings and riding high-speed zips. Our rope ladders are your gateway to a hidden world.

    For those aged 10+ and over 1.4 metres tall.

     

    Treetop Adventure

    Go Ape Tree Top Adventure is a jam-packed hour of intricate crossings, wobbly bridges, and a zip wire finale - guaranteed to evoke screams and laughter. Our Tree Top Adventure courses are designed with the younger family in mind.

    A high ropes experience for those over a metre tall.

    Once you've found your feet and head for heights then take the fun to new levels, finishing off with an even longer zipwire. Treetop Adventure Plus offers more thrills and challenging crossings.

    For those aged 6+ and over 1.2 metres tall.

     

    Forest Segway

    Ride, roam, and explore this enchanting Cheshire Forest.

    Whether you’re whizzing through purpose-built tracks or drinking in spectacular scenery – our all-terrain Segways are a brilliant way to discover more of the forest than ever before.

    This hour-long experience on a self-balancing electric Segway is a totally unique way to tackle the trails.

    All participants must be 7-18.4 stone (45-117kg).

    Contact Details:

    Delamere Forest, Linmere, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2JD

    Tel:

    01603 895500

    Website

    Web Site

  5. Cheshire Outdoors

    Sandiway, Northwich

    Cheshire Outdoors brings together a huge range of outdoor activities to pack a fun filled day from segways to lase clay, falconry to archery.

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    Low ropes at Cheshire Outdoors
    Archery at Cheshire Outdoors
    Enjoy a range of outdoor activities at Cheshire Outdoors
    Air Rifle Shooting at Cheshire Outdoors
    Cheshire Outdoors a great place for team building and corporate away days
    Low ropes at Cheshire Outdoors
    Archery at Cheshire Outdoors
    Enjoy a range of outdoor activities at Cheshire Outdoors
    Air Rifle Shooting at Cheshire Outdoors
    Cheshire Outdoors a great place for team building and corporate away days

    Cheshire Outdoors specialise in team building and new experiences. If you spend a day there you will enjoy an experience you will never forget. 

    Cheshire Outdoors brings together a huge range of outdoor activities to pack a fun filled day from segways to laser clay, falconry to archery.

    Combining the resources of Cheshire Bushcraft, Cheshire Segway and Cheshire Falconry businesses who are all passionate about the outdoors, there is something for everyone!

    Contact Details:

    At Cheshire Falconry, Blakemere Village, Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2EB

    Tel:

    01606 882223

    Website

    Web Site

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Dee River Kayaking (53.18852,-2.8909)Escapism Chester (53.19449,-2.8925)0.61
Escapism Chester (53.19449,-2.8925)BeWILDerwood (53.04143,-2.68441)19.79
BeWILDerwood (53.04143,-2.68441)Go Ape Delamere (53.22961,-2.67854)18.86
Go Ape Delamere (53.22961,-2.67854)Cheshire Outdoors (53.22793,-2.60225)4.58
Total Distance *43.83 miles
Estimated Journey Time1.41 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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