Top places to visit in Cheshire
Whether your looking for family fun, history and heritage, countryside walks or shopping Cheshire has something for everyone. Check out our guide to the Top Places to Visit in Cheshire below:
1. Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre
The Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is a great day out for all! Visitors can learn more about the Big Bang and explore the invisible Universe using a range of hands-on activities in the exhibition room or take some time to learn more about the world-famous giant Lovell Telescope.
The 35 acres of gardens allow families to blow off steam and enjoy spectaculars views of the giant Lovell Telescope. The fully accessible pathway connects the Galaxy Gardens, Space Playground and areas of the arboretum (tree collection).
Whether you prefer a leisurely walk, a picnic or an adventure off the beaten track, Jodrell Bank is well worth a visit.
2. Cheshire Ice Cream Farm
Set in a picturesque location The Ice Cream Farm is the tastiest trip you will ever take.
From the delights of over 50 award-winning and irresistible Real Dairy Ice Creams & Sorbets to ‘Crazy Daisy’s’ amazing indoor Adventure Play Barn, Country Kitchen Cafe, Gift Shop, outdoor play areas for all ages, Animal Corner, Quad Bikes, Mini Golf and much more, there’s something for everyone at The Ice Cream Farm.
3. Blue Planet Aquarium
Get up close to Awesome Sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium and see real scuba divers in the daily feed show located in the Aquatheatre. With one of the best collections of Sharks, Fish, Frogs, Spiders and Otters – Blue Planet Aquarium is the must see day out for all the family.
Get an up-close view of our black and white tip sharks and Zebra shark in our Coral Reef from our 70m-long underwater tunnel.
Enjoy hands-on encounters at our Rock Pools or explore our all action outdoor play area – Pirate Playground.
With over 50 different exhibits from around the world, there’s something for everyone.
4. Anderton Boat Lift
The Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible edifice, perched on the banks of the River Weaver like some giant three-storey-high iron spider. It was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Like all great things, the concept is simple: two huge water tanks, each with watertight sealable doors carry boats up and down. The original counter-balanced system was replaced in 1908 by electric operation, but the lift now works
Call 01606 786777 for more details.
5. Chester Zoo
With over 20,000 animals, in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens and 1.6 million visitors a year – you simply can’t miss out on visiting one of the worlds top zoo’s.
6. Tatton Park
Tatton Park annually welcomes over 800,000 visitors who go to enjoy the 1,000 acres of parkland and to visit the stunning 19th-century mansion, 50 acres of award-winning gardens, a working rare breed farm and Tudor old hall. Tatton is regarded as one of Britain’s most complete historic estates with evidence of Stone Age people hunting on the site and farming activity in the Bronze Age.
Tatton Park hosts a varied programme of over 100 events each year ranging from rewarding adult learning courses to classic car shows and entertaining outdoor theatre to informative exhibitions. Stableyard shopping and dining include several shops and a quality restaurant specialising in fresh local produce and a new Gardener’s Cottage tea room, all combining to make Tatton Park a perfect day out!
Lakeside Holiday Park is the perfect base to explore Cheshire. For more information on holidays at Lakeside Caravan Park click here.