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24 Hours for the Whole Family in Chester

Children playing at Chester Zoo

Escaping to Chester can be fun for the whole family. There are plenty of family friendly activities, eateries and places to stay in the city. Skip the crowds by visiting during the week or make a weekend out of your visit.  

Things to Do 

Chester Zoo, which can be seen on Channel 4’s The Secret Life of the Zoo, has been rated the best zoo in the UK and 3rd in the world. It has also been recognised the UK’s top attraction outside of London. See over 35,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens.  

For some educational fun, visit the Grosvenor Museum where you can learn all about Cheshire’s fascinating history.  Throughout the museum there are a range of interactive models, screens, dressing up and activities to add to the enjoyability of any interests.   

Storyhouse is a multi award-winning theatre, library, restaurant and cinema located in the heart of Chester. They have a dedicated children’s section full of inspiration for all ages. On the weekend they have family friendly screenings where you can watch kid friend films at a discounted price.  

Explore the city of Chester with a Roman soldier as your guide with the Roman Tours. This 90 minute tour starts at the Visitor Information Centre and takes you through the city centre to the Roman Gardens and ends in the Amphitheatre. On this interactive tour you will learn about Chester’s Roman history and what life was like during the Roman era.  

Get a different view of the city with a trip down the River Dee on ChesterBoat. Sail along the river in their 30-minute city cruise which leaves every half hour from The Groves. You can also use Chester Boat Hire to hire row boats, paddle boats, or motor boats which are perfect for family fun on the River Dee.  

Take a self-guided Treasure Hunt through Chester with The Chester Treasure Hunt Trail. Download and print your Trail booklet from the Treasure Trails website with this unique route for exploring Chester which will have you solving clues along the route through the city.  

Step onto the historic Rows of Chester and enjoy a little artsy fun at Pictura Studios. Get in touch with your creative side with a choice of pottery painting, decopatch, canvas painting or clay sculpting. If you don’t feel very creative, check out Pictua’s art gallery which highlights art from local artists and students.  

Family Friendly Dining 

For some family friendly dining check out The White Horse at Chester Racecourse. Children can choose from a variety of their favourite foods or show off their creative culinary skills by creating their own pizza! While you enjoy a drink, the little ones can enjoy the nautical themed outdoor play area where they can captain one of the different sized ships. Additionally, The White Horse is dog friendly.  

Little Owl is a family-friendly pub with a large variety of food to choose from including the daily specials board which features up to 25 dishes selected by their chef as well as an incredible children’s menu. As an added bonus, relax with a drink while the kids enjoy the outdoor play area.  

Indulge in American style BBQ at Hickory’s Smokehouse located on The Groves with a view of the River Dee. At Hickory’s their youngest diners are considered VIK’s, Very Important Kids! They believe kids make the atmosphere at their restaurants and try to offer a fun range of activities for them. There is a safe outdoor area for playing with yard games, they offer table top activities like colouring pages and there is even a cinema room with the latest kids film to keep them entertained! 

Enjoy breakfast all day long at Off the Waffle where you can enjoy waffles and crepes with a variety of toppings. Choose from sweet or savoury toppings and enjoy a milkshake on the side. They even offer alcoholic drinks for the parents to enjoy.  

Family struggling to agree on what type of food to eat? There is a something for everyone (including the little ones) at Chester Market. Make the whole family happy with a variety of food options, from Death by Tacos to Thai by Thai, burgers from NiceBites to pizza from Stile Napoletano everyone in the family can enjoy their favourite meal. Parents can even grab a drink from That Beer Place or Exotic Booze Club. After your meal indulge in delicious sweet treats from The Pastry Pédaleur

Where to Stay 

Spend the night in the centre of the city at Crowne Plaza. Rated family friendly, Crowne Plaza is a wonderful place to spend the night with the family while staying centrally located. There are numerous amenities to enjoy during your stay, including an indoor pool.   

For an enjoyable self-catered experience stay at Zoo Cottage located only ½ a mile away from Chester Zoo. There is a private drive to park with ease and numerous restaurants nearby. Or take advantage of the full equipped kitchen with oven, kettle and microwave. The large garden is perfect for relaxing or for the kids to play in and has seating area to enjoy.  

Situated along the canal and near the Chester rail station, spend the night at The Mill Hotel Spa. Considered family friendly, The Mill is dedicated to sustainability and has been family run for generations. Enjoy dining on a canal barge, bistro cuisine and take advantage of the indoor swimming pool.  

Need more inspiration for your family break to Chester & Cheshire? Make sure to check out our Family Breaks homepage for all the best bits of family fun including attractions, accommodation and restaurants!

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  1. Chester Zoo

    Chester

    With over 35,000 animals and 125 acres of zoological gardens to EXPLORE, you will NEVER be bored at Chester Zoo! We are the most visited zoo in the UK AND a conservation and education charity committed to PREVENTING EXTINCTION.

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    Family of Lemurs at Chester Zoo
    Sumatran tiger Kasarna at Chester Zoo
    African painted dog pups at Chester Zoo
    Giraffe Calf at Chester Zoo
    Family of Lemurs at Chester Zoo
    Sumatran tiger Kasarna at Chester Zoo
    African painted dog pups at Chester Zoo
    Giraffe Calf at Chester Zoo

    Chester Zoo are currently only accepting tickets purchased directly from themselves. Please book in advance here.

    We are Chester Zoo

    With over 35,000 animals and 125 acres of zoological gardens to EXPLORE, you will NEVER be bored at Chester Zoo! We are the most visited zoo in the UK AND a conservation and education charity committed to PREVENTING EXTINCTION.

    You will be transported to some of the most REMOTE corners of the world, to experience the critically endangered ORANGUTANS from the RAINFORESTS of south east Asia, to the bouncing ring-tailed LEMURS of MADAGASCAR, to the ROARSOME lions of the savannah plains, to name a few!

    Whether you’re a budding conservationist, or wanting a MEMORABLE family day out, or just LOVE seeing thousands of our exotic species, there is something for EVERYONE at Chester Zoo!  

    You’ll always find our best prices online. Book more than 7 days in advance and you’ll SAVE UP TO £4 PER TICKET compared with the price you’ll pay at the zoo on the day. Hoorah!

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    Join the zoo family

    You can visit us all year round, as many times as you like, by becoming a member!

    Join our zoo family and you’ll get a whole year of FREE unlimited entry plus lots of other great benefits!

    Become a member

    The Oakfield

    Once the home of the Mottershead family who founded Chester Zoo, The Oakfield is a truly unique contemporary British pub. Steeped in history and lovingly restored, it boasts views of our incredible award winning gardens, set in the stunning grounds of the zoo. Serving freshly prepared locally sourced food and hand-picked beers, wines and spirits 7 days a week, The Oakfield is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner, entertaining, or to simply re-fuel during your trip to the zoo!*

    *Usual zoo admission fees apply but our members can visit as often as they wish.

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    Meet the animals at Chester Zoo 

    Download a map of Chester Zoo to see where you can find the various animals. The zoo has sections that home:

    - Mammals - Air breathing animals, characterised by having hair or fur, such as big Cats, Elephants, hoofed animals, Monkeys & Apes, Bears and other mammals. - Birds - There are over 1000 birds at the zoo many of them endangered species. - Reptiles - There are over 50 types of reptile at the zoo including the world's largest lizard. - Amphibians - Amphibians are a weird and wonderful collection of animals that include three main groups; frogs & toads, salamanders and caecilians. - Fish - There are so many different fish in the world, at least 30,000 species, with new species discovered all the time (several hundred a year!). - Invertebrates - Invertebrates are animals without backbones and there are many different types, including insects, spiders, sponges, snails, octopuses, clams, squid, jellyfish, anemones, corals, starfish, sea urchins, worms - that's just the short list!.

    Conservation and education are at the heart of everything we do at Chester Zoo. We are committed to providing the highest standards of care for our animals, as well as protecting native and international wildlife. Our team of expert and knowledgeable staff work hard to care for our animals and support conservation, but are also passionate about connecting our visitors to the natural world. We have a variety of tours and hands-on experiences, as well as daily animal talks to guarantee your day is full of animal adventure.

    Stop for a snack at one of our many restaurants, cafes and kiosks located throughout the zoo or let the kids run wild in one of our adventure play areas. We’re a huge zoo, but we’ve got plenty of options for getting around including our Zoofari Monorail and our Lazy River Boat Trip. Don’t forget to stop in at the gift shop on your way out for a souvenir of your trip.

    For information about opening times and prices, please visit our website (prices and opening times vary throughout the year).

    Click here to see Groups information

    Contact Details:

    Upton by Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1EU

    Tel:

    01244 380280

    Website

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  2. Grosvenor Museum

    Chester

    The Grosvenor Museum is full of surprises which tell the stories of Cheshire from pre-history to the 20th century.

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    Grosvenor Museum, Art Gallery
    Grosvenor Museum, Silver Gallery
    Grosvenor Museum, Chester
    Grosvenor Museum, Victorian Kitchen
    Grosvenor Museum, Stories in Stone

    We’re opening on 17 May

    Bring the family, dial your curiosity all the way up to eleven, and come and find out about the history, places and people of West Cheshire.

    We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

    Find our opening times and how to book your timed entry slot visit our website

    Opening times and booking procedures may change at short notice, please check this website before planning a visit.

    If you need any assistance ahead of your visit, please ring us on the number above or email us and we will be happy to help. Please do not email us to pre-book unless you need assistance and are unable to ring us.

    Information on our other museums can be found on the West Cheshire Museums' homepage.

    The Grosvenor Museum is full of surprises which tell the stories of Cheshire from pre-history to the 20th century.  Some of the surprises of the collections and displays are:

    - Trace fossils of a Chirotherium which wasn’t a dinosaur, but one of their ancestors. No skeletons have ever been found and these trace fossil footprints and tail marks are the only remains we have of this animal.

    - The kermadec petrel is a tropical seabird of the southern oceans. This was the first recorded kermadec petrel in Cheshire. It was found dead at Tarporley on April 1 1908. Nobody knows if this bird flew from the tropics by itself, or if it escaped or was released from captivity in this country.

    - A skeleton was discovered in the well of a Roman mansio just behind the museum. He was between 18 and 25 years old when he died signs on his upper arm bones show that he engaged in extreme physical activity from an early age, possibly as young as 12, which was the start of working life for Romans.

    - The Roman tombstones of the Sarmation horseman who wears a tall conical helmet with his cloak streaming behind him. He holds up a dragon standard which would have caught the wind in the dragon’s mouth and made a terrifying shrieking sound.

    - The Roman galleries explore Roman life  and death in the Roman fortress of Deva and display the largest group of Roman memorial stones from a single site in Britain.  The Museum contains 2 artistic references to the Ancient Greek myth of Actaeon – come & see if you can find both.

    - Nine room-sets illustrate changing fashions in domestic interiors from the 17th century to the 1920s.  One of our staff members says:  I love the Edwardian shower because every time I look at it I just imagine what it would have been like to use it.

    - Natural Cheshire has been designed with younger visitors in mind to explore area’s rich natural history. The Museum geology collection contains over 4,000 specimens including rocks, minerals & fossils!

    - The paintings and sculpture in the Art Gallery span half a millennium of art in Cheshire. ‘By a Mountain Stream, North Wales’ by William Huggins 1880. This painting contains a number of sheep... but how many? Staff and visitors alike are undecided!

    - Silver Gallery presents the definitive collection of Chester silver.  The bowl from this silver ‘coconut cup’ is made from a polished coconut shell… Amazing!

    The galleries have a range of interactive models, screens, dressing up and activities to make the visit enjoyable for all interests.

    There is an active programme of special exhibitions and events. See website for more information.

    Wheelchair access to the ground floor, including Exhibition Gallery One, Lecture Theatre and accessible toilet.  No lift to Art Gallery, Costume Gallery or Exhibition Gallery Two on first floor.

    There is a small café at the museum offering hot and cold drinks, and small snacks. For something more substantial there are many cafes, restaurants and pubs nearby. You are welcome to eat your packed lunch in the Kings Arms Kitchen, however please note there is no disabled access. The Kings Arms Kitchen is used by schools over lunch periods during term time.

    The Grosvenor Museum is a stone’s throw from the heart of the city and en route to the city walls.

    Contact Details:

    27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD

    Tel:

    01244 972197

    Website

    Web Site

  3. Storyhouse

    Chester

    ​​​​​​​Storyhouse is Chester’s multi award-winning £37m theatre, library, restaurant and cinema.

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    The Art Deco exterior of Storyhouse
    Inside the theatre at Storyhouse. c. Mark Carline
    Storyhouse’s restaurant The Kitchen has a menu celebrating the flavours of The Levant.
    Inside the Cinema at Storyhouse
    The Art Deco exterior of Storyhouse
    Inside the theatre at Storyhouse. c. Mark Carline
    Storyhouse’s restaurant The Kitchen has a menu celebrating the flavours of The Levant.
    Inside the Cinema at Storyhouse

    Storyhouse is Chester’s multi award-winning £37m theatre, library, restaurant and cinema. The restored and revitalised 1930s Odeon building houses an 800-seat auditorium, a 150-seat studio theatre, a restaurant and two bars plus a 100-seat boutique, independent cinema. Alongside the building, Storyhouse run a series of festivals as well as Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre and Moonlight Flicks.

    Theatre During the autumn and spring, Storyhouse welcomes the best of the UK’s and international touring work, offering a programme of dance, opera, drama, comedy and music on the theatre’s 800-seat proscenium stage. In the summer and at Christmas-time, the theatre transforms into a 500 seat thrust stage, to present Storyhouse’s home produced shows.

    Library Storyhouse’s library weaves its way across the entire building. With dedicated reading rooms, spaces to meet and study and a  creative children’s library – the Den providing spaces for storytelling and imagination. 

    Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Storyhouse also produces the award winning Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre – every Summer a corner of Chester’s Victorian park is transformed into a unique theatre- in- the- round, with a programme of Shakespeare and adaptations of children’s classics. Plus The Chester Literature Festival every November, and WayWord festival in February half term – plus a series of music concerts and film festivals throughout the year.

    The Kitchen  Storyhouse’s restaurant The Kitchen has a menu celebrating the flavours of The Levant.  Located in the heart of Storyhouse, it is a spacious in-house ground floor restaurant and bar. The Garret bar, situated on the fourth floor, boasts panoramic views across Chester.

    Click here to book tickets, or visit the Chester Visitor Information Centre.

    Contact Details:

    Hunter Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2AR

    Tel:

    01244 409113

    Website

    Web Site

  4. Roman Tours

    Chester

    Established in 1997 with some of the only full time Romans in Britain, Roman Tours offer a unique and exciting service throughout the year.

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    Roman Tours of Chester
    Roman Tours of Chester, ideal for groups or families
    Discover the Roman heritage of Chester with a Roman Tour
    Meet the Romans on a Roman Tour
    Roman Tours of Chester
    Roman Tours of Chester, ideal for groups or families
    Discover the Roman heritage of Chester with a Roman Tour
    Meet the Romans on a Roman Tour

    Established in 1997 with some of the only full time Romans in Britain, Roman Tours offer a unique and exciting service throughout the year. Using authentic clothing and equipment, their soldiers brave the climate to bring you an informative, educational and interactive experience suitable for any group or age range. 

    At Roman Tours, history is lifted from the page, you will see history in a persepective you probably haven't considered before.

    This tour is unique in that you will tour the city with a 'real roman' and enjoy a light-hearted journey exploring the Roman heritage of the city. The tour is factual and fun and perfect for families.

    Tours last approximately 1.5 hours. Bespoke tours are available with a Roman for your family or a group.

     

     

    Contact Details:

    Chester Visitor Information Centre, Chester Town Hall, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HJ

    Tel:

    01978 761264 / 07885 403485

    Website

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  5. ChesterBoat - Sightseeing River Cruises and Private Hire

    Chester

    Enjoy a different side of Chester - the riverside!  Sail with us along the beautiful River Dee. 

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    The Lady Diana returning to The Groves, Chester
    Bonkie the picnic boat, ChesterBoat
    An arial view of The Groves, Chester
    Chester Weir and Old Dee Bridge
    We're Good to Go
    The Lady Diana returning to The Groves, Chester
    Bonkie the picnic boat, ChesterBoat
    An arial view of The Groves, Chester
    Chester Weir and Old Dee Bridge
    We're Good to Go

    Enjoy a different side of Chester - the riverside!  Sail with us along the beautiful River Dee. 

    Choose from a Half-hour City Cruise taking in the city's rich Roman, Mediaeval and Industrial heritage, or sit back and relax on our Iron Bridge Cruise, a two-hour trip into the glorious Cheshire countryside, through the Duke of Westminster’s Estate. Our routes along the Dee are full of interesting things to see and amazing wildlife - have your camera ready!

    You can really enjoy the freedom of the city by opting for a great value combined ChesterBoat and City Sightseeting open-bus tour ticket. Put your feet up and let someone else do the driving, by road and by water!

    We're a family business, with 40 years experience of providing first-class experiences. As well as sightseeing cruises, we also offer party nights aboard, special occasion cruises (such as afternoon tea, or fish and chips trips) and we're available for private charter. Our cruises, occasions and special events are a relaxing, comfortable all-weather attraction, with options for covered seating, a fully licenced bar and toilets. 

    Bonkie the Picnic Boat

    Our gorgeous little picnic boat is available now for private charter – complete with your own personal skipper.  We can arrange drinks and in true ChesterBoat fashion, we can also take care of catering or any special requests to make your day truly memorable. Bonkie can carry up to seven people, so she’s ideal for small gatherings such as birthday or anniversary parties, family celebrations, special occasions, or just any time you fancy an indulgent – or romantic –  chauffeur-driven treat. We think Bonkie is the perfect way to make a loved one feel special. You can charter Bonkie for two-and-a-half hours for £300, which includes your own private skipper.

    We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

    Contact Details:

    Boating Station, Souters Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SZ

    Tel:

    01244 325394

    Website

    Web Site

  6. The Chester Treasure Hunt Trail

    Chester

    The Chester Treasure Hunt Trail is a self-guided Treasure Hunt which will get you exploring around this historical city. If you’re looking for things to do with family and friends when visiting Chester then this is the activity for you!

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    Treasure Hunt Trail
    Treasure Hunt Trail

    The Chester Treasure Hunt Trail is a self guided Treasure Hunt which will get you exploring around this historical city. If you’re looking for things to do with family and friends when visiting Chester then this is the activity for you! Can you follow the route and solve the sneaky clues?

    Your Trail adventure starts in the city centre at “The Cross” and along the 2 mile circular Trail route you’ll explore Chester’s quaint streets and old Roman walls. The Trail then takes you down to the River Dee and around the famous Eastgate Clock and Cathedral grounds before finishing at The Rows.  You’ll certainly discover some of Chester’s hidden gems along this Trail route!

    Along the Trail we’ve set the clue answers on permanent features such as historical buildings, monuments and quirky signs, so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled to crack this Treasure Hunt.

    This unique way to explore Chester is suitable for both children and adults from the age 6 years and up, so everyone can get involved with following the route and solving the clues.

    Download and print your Trail booklet from the Treasure Trails website for £9.99. Or get a copy posted to you by 1st class post for £11.48. One Trail booklet can be shared between 4-5 people making it a great value and enjoyable way to explore Chester.

    For more information about the Chester Treasure Hunt Trail click on the “visit website” button above.

    Happy Trailing!

    Contact Details:

    Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LE

    Tel:

    01872 263692

    Website

    Web Site

  7. Pictura Studios

    Chester

    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.

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    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.

    Contact Details:

    5 Eastgate Row North, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1LQ

    Tel:

    01244 311065
  8. The White Horse, Chester Racecourse

    Chester

    The White Horse ‘Pub on the Course’ is uniquely located at Chester Racecourse in the heart of the historic city centre.

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    The interior pub of The Whitehorse at The Chester Racecourse
    The White Horse serves a selection of traditional beers and wines
    The White Horse interior
    Delicious sandwiches at The White Horse
    The White Horse features a fantastic children's play area perfect for fun at summertime.
    The interior pub of The Whitehorse at The Chester Racecourse
    The White Horse serves a selection of traditional beers and wines
    The White Horse interior
    Delicious sandwiches at The White Horse
    The White Horse features a fantastic children's play area perfect for fun at summertime.

    The White Horse ‘Pub on the Course’ is uniquely located at Chester Racecourse in the heart of the historic city centre. This gastro-pub offers a relaxed and cosy, rustic interior, featuring botanical floral arrangements and roaring log fires.

    Dine on their festive menu throughout December, featuring fresh, seasonal local produce such as kiln smoked salmon with roasted beetroot, horseradish cream and Wirral watercress. For mains enjoy roast turkey with all the trimmings and finish with a winter berry frangipani.

    It’s the perfect way to round off a day of Christmas shopping in Chester or a winter walk around the Roodee. Dogs are welcome throughout the pub; free parking is available and there is even an outdoor nautical inspired play area to keep the little ones entertained.

    Whether you plan to dine, drink or unwind, The White Horse is the perfect hub for couples, friends and family.

    Contact Details:

    Chester Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY

    Tel:

    01244 304 650

    Website

    Web Site

  9. Hickory's Smokehouse

    Chester

    Hickory’s Smokehouse is an authentic American BBQ restaurant set on the banks of the River Dee.

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    Hickory's Smokehouse
    Hickory's Smokehouse

    Hickory’s Smokehouse is an authentic American BBQ restaurant set on the banks of the River Dee.

    At 'Hicks', enjoy a traditional style of cooking that has its roots in the US, but just as popular in the UK With their own geniune smoker, Hickory's is the place to experience American BBQ in food! The menu is all about finger licking, sticky and slow cooked American BBQ. There's popcorn in five flavours, the hottest buffalo wings you've ever tasted, skewers with a range of marinades, ribs slowly cooked in their Amercian smoker, salads for the summer and authentic American desserts. You'll also find 17 wide screens around the restaurant showing up to 17 different types of international sport, so you wont miss a second of the game.

     

    Contact Details:

    Souters Lane, The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SD

    Tel:

    01244 404000

    Website

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  10. Off The Waffle

    Chester

    Fresh waffles served daily

    waffle and coffee at Off the Waffle
    waffle and coffee at Off the Waffle

    Enjoy fresh waffles served with a wide variety of toppings!

    Contact Details:

    4 Rufus Court, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2JW

    Tel:

    01244 297534
  11. Chester Market

    Chester

    Chester Indoor Market is as popular today as it ever was, with dozens of individual shops and stalls offering a diverse, eclectic mix of trades, it provides a unique shopping experience that you will be pushed to find on the High Street.

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    Foodie Friday at Chester Market
    Death by Tacos at Chester Market
    Bookingham Palace at Chester Market
    Planet Anime at Chester Market
    Jeffros Wingz an Tingz at Chester Market
    Foodie Friday at Chester Market
    Death by Tacos at Chester Market
    Bookingham Palace at Chester Market
    Planet Anime at Chester Market
    Jeffros Wingz an Tingz at Chester Market

    In line with the guidance and for your safety, we will be managing the number of customers entering the market and putting in measures to maintain social distancing, avoid congestion and maximise hygiene.

    Due to social distancing, seating inside the market is limited and takeaway is available.

    Many eateries inside the Chester Marketing are participating in Eat Out to Help Out. More information here

    Chester Indoor Market is as popular today as it ever was, with dozens of individual shops and stalls offering a diverse, eclectic mix of trades, it provides a unique shopping experience that you will be pushed to find on the High Street.

    Amongst the interesting variety of trades you will find locally sourced fresh food to include the only fishmonger in the City Centre; award winning butchers, fashion, footwear, hair, health and beauty, haberdashery, books, sweets, music and film, fancy dress, home and garden ware, jewellery, gifts and crafts, engraving, key cutting, vinyl store and more.

    The Market is Chester’s only street food hub for you to enjoy foods of the world and relax in the communal seating area. The market features an award-winning Italian pizzeria, Thai, street food, artisan, Italian delights, deli, bistro, Caribbean, and a traditional British market café.

    View the free “Chester in Lego” Exhibition - An impressive lego recreation of the city of Chester featuring many of its landmarks including the walls, Eastgate clock and the rows.

    Meet the traders here.

    Contact Details:

    Forum Shopping Centre, 6 Princess Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HH

    Website

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  12. Crowne Plaza Chester

    Chester

    Choose the contemporary Crowne Plaza Chester hotel for a convenient location within the city walls of historic Chester. The hotel has recently under gone a huge transformation our new entrance, reception and lounge are truly spectacular.

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    Executive Bedrooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester
    The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester entrance
    Kings Suite Theatre, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester
    Stables Bar & Grill at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester
    Executive Bedrooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester
    The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester entrance
    Kings Suite Theatre, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester
    Stables Bar & Grill at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester

    Choose the contemporary Crowne Plaza Chester hotel for a convenient location within the city walls of historic Chester. Step into the airy, light Lobby, and leave your luggage with Crowne Plaza Chester's dedicated Concierge. Your tranquil room or Suite has cool air conditioning and wireless Internet. Head into the city for an inspiring stroll around Chester Cathedral or the crumbling Roman amphitheatre. The brick-built Crowne Plaza Chester hotel is within the old city walls, near to cutting-edge boutiques and traditional half-timbered buildings on the ‘The Rows' cobbled lanes. The hotel itself boasts 160 spacious standard and executive bedrooms many with views overlooking the city and the Welsh Hills. There is onsite parking for 80 cars with an overflow facility when full. Club Motivation offers our guests a real chance to relax and unwind with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath, gymnasium and dance studio. For guests wishing to be truly pampered our Crowne Spa offers a wide range of treatments to suit everyone. The hotel has recently under gone a huge transformation our new entrance, reception and lounge are truly spectacular. The Stables Bar and Grill with its touches of racing memorabilia demonstrate how proud we are to be situated next to the oldest racecourse in Britain. The subtle tones and modern twists give the Stables Bar & Grill the opportunity to embrace their history in a smart and contemporary way. We offer an eclectic menu of food and drink in a fresh glamorous setting.

    Contact Details:

    Trinity Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2BD

    Tel:

    01244 899988

    Website

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  13. Zoo Cottage

    Chester

    Zoo Cottage is only 0.6 miles from Chester Zoo, 2.9 miles from Chester Racecourse and about a 6 minute drive to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and Blue Planet Aquarium.

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    Bedroom at Zoo Cottage.
    Kitchen at Zoo Cottage.
    Bedroom at Zoo Cottage.
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    Bedroom at Zoo Cottage.
    Kitchen at Zoo Cottage.
    Bedroom at Zoo Cottage.
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    Zoo Cottage is Reopening 12th April, 2021!

    Take a Virtual Tour Here

    Zoo Cottage is only 0.6 miles from Chester Zoo, 2.9 miles from Chester Racecourse and about a 6 minute drive to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and Blue Planet Aquarium. Free private parking is available for 2 vehicles on site. 

    This Holiday Home has flat-screen TVs in the lounge and all bedrooms. It has a beautiful dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a bathroom with shower and bath and a separate toilet on the ground floor.

    Zoo Cottage has a large garden to the rear with a BBQ, decking and picnic bench area.

    This is a modern Holiday Let that is family friendly, ideal for romantic breaks or if you are on a business trip.

    All bookings for 2 nights or more will receive a complimentary bottle of “Zoo Cottage Prosecco”. The Holiday Home has a capacity for 5 guests maximum with 3 separate bedrooms , consisting of a large master bedroom to the rear, double bedroom and a  bunkbed bedroom.

    Zoo Cottage is set in a residential part of Chester. So if you want the hustle and bustle of a busy City Centre or the quiet countryside Zoo Cottage is ideal for you!!

    Zoo Cottage has numerous shops and restaurants in the locality. There is a bus stop less than 5 mins walk from Zoo Cottage, which takes you directly into Chester City centre or Liverpool

    Contact Details:

    1 Brooke Avenue, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1HQ

    Tel:

    07807 027623

    Website

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  14. The Mill Hotel Spa

    Chester

    Whether it is a day of relaxation at the Spa to indulge in luxury treatments or to allow our team of hair stylists to provide you with all the help and guidance you’ll need to create the very best from your hair.

    Add The Mill Hotel Spa to your Itinerary

    The pool at The Mill Hotel Spa
    The Mill Hotel Spa a great city centre location for a spa break
    The pool at The Mill Hotel Spa
    The Mill Hotel Spa a great city centre location for a spa break

    REOPENING 1 SEPTEMBER.

    Here at the Mill Spa, we want you to take a journey with us… Whether it is a day of relaxation at the Spa to indulge in luxury treatments or to allow our team of hair stylists to provide you with all the help and guidance you’ll need to create the very best from your hair. Our ethos is to recognise talent, nurture and train to the highest level, so that your experience here with us at the Mill Spa is unforgettable

    Contact Details:

    Milton Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3NF

    Tel:

    01244 350035

    Website

    Web Site

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Chester Zoo (53.22551,-2.87758)Grosvenor Museum (53.18776,-2.89191)3.88
Grosvenor Museum (53.18776,-2.89191)Storyhouse (53.19195,-2.89214)0.42
Storyhouse (53.19195,-2.89214)Roman Tours (53.19105,-2.89212)0.09
Roman Tours (53.19105,-2.89212)ChesterBoat - Sightseeing River Cruises and Private Hire (53.18756,-2.88606)0.5
ChesterBoat - Sightseeing River Cruises and Private Hire (53.18756,-2.88606)The Chester Treasure Hunt Trail (53.18926,-2.89209)0.4
The Chester Treasure Hunt Trail (53.18926,-2.89209)Pictura Studios (53.18892,-2.8917)0.04
Pictura Studios (53.18892,-2.8917)The White Horse, Chester Racecourse (53.18832,-2.89656)0.3
The White Horse, Chester Racecourse (53.18832,-2.89656)Hickory's Smokehouse (53.1878,-2.88704)0.57
Hickory's Smokehouse (53.1878,-2.88704)Chester Market (53.1914,-2.89399)0.55
Chester Market (53.1914,-2.89399)Crowne Plaza Chester (53.18993,-2.89463)0.15
Crowne Plaza Chester (53.18993,-2.89463)Zoo Cottage (53.21905,-2.87473)3.15
Zoo Cottage (53.21905,-2.87473)The Mill Hotel Spa (53.19292,-2.88318)2.67
Total Distance *12.73 miles
Estimated Journey Time25 minutes

* Approximate distance by road

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