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5 Things to Do in Cheshire Over Winter

While they may be cold, the winter months offer so much in the way of natural beauty and things to do. Here at Blue Planet Aquarium we’re only a stone’s throw from the heart of Cheshire. Home to wonderful woodlands and bustling towns and cities. So, if you’re looking for somewhere to visit over the next few frosty weekends, wrap up warm because Cheshire has the perfect offering for the whole family.

Whether you’re a bunch of adventurers or you’d prefer to stay close to the city, we’ve got just the guide to give you some inspiration.

Go back in time in Chester

Chester is a truly unique city, absolutely brimming with heritage and history. In amongst the modern bars and restaurants that line the streets are some of the most interesting sites, from the Roman amphitheatre (which is the largest in Britain!), to the 1,000-year old cathedral.

Whether you’re visiting for the day or for a short break, it’s the perfect place to go back in time. No matter the weather, you can walk the city walls and enjoy the views of Chester, or take shelter under the 700-year old shopping Rows that still stand today. You’ll be walking the very same steps that the Romans, Vikings and Normans took!

Of course if Chester’s history isn’t enough, there’s also plenty of modern shops, cafes and restaurants to while away your afternoon.

Wander through Delamere Forest

There’s something quite magical about being outside in the winter, being able to listen to the birds chirping and spotting some of the seasonal flowers starting to come through. You can do all of this and more at Delamere Forest, with plenty of woodland walks and wildlife on offer.

Enjoy a bike ride to keep warm, stop by the café or simply just walk and enjoy the stunning environment around you as you breath in the crisp, wintry air.

Be inspired at Jodrell Bank

If science is more your thing, you won’t be disappointed with a trip to Jodrell Bank. For over 75 years, this observatory has been at the forefront of research and ground-breaking discoveries in the field of astrophysics. It’s an inspirational place to visit whether you’ve got the kids with you or not. Giving you the chance to learn more about its telescopes and findings over the years.

Including both indoor and outdoor exhibitions, not to mention a working model of the solar system. There are also extensive grounds here for the whole family to explore.

Visit a medieval site at Beeston Castle

With truly spectacular views, Beeston Castle sits atop a rocky crag, boasting a 4,000 year history. It’s an incredibly dramatic medieval site, on a clear day you might even be able to see the Welsh mountains. The castle well is said to be the hiding place of Richard II’s lost treasure. The exhibition tells the castle’s story dating back from the Bronze Age.

The castle is also surrounded by unspoiled woodland, which is home to a whole host of wildlife. Don’t forget your coat and binoculars, and who knows what you might see.

See the sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium

Of course, no visit to Cheshire would be complete without a trip to our very own aquarium. Our exhibits are home to one of Europe’s largest collection of sharks. You can see them swimming up close thanks to our underwater tunnel and daily dive shows!

But don’t forget, it’s not all about the sharks – even though they’re really cool. At Blue Planet Aquarium we’ve got a brilliant array of animals to discover, from turtles and snakes to clownfish and piranhas. Complete with café, gift shop and children’s play area, it’s set to be a perfect family day out.

For more inspiration on what to do in Cheshire throughout the year, Visit Cheshire have an extensive list of attractions and activities. You can book your tickets to Blue Planet Aquarium right here!

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