The Natural Beauty of Cheshire and Fun Things to Do There
When the average person thinks of Cheshire, an instant picture springs to mind, luxury houses and the homes of many high paying professional footballers. If this is the case it wouldn’t be too much of a deviation to think that there would be plenty of great things to do, see and explore there.
If you do find yourself in Cheshire, there’s a wide variety of places to go and things to do and see that could match your interests. Here is a small guide to what you can do after your spa treatment, or whilst you are staying at a luxury hotel.
Gardens and Parks
Cheshire is home to over 19 attractive gardens and parks. There is something for everyone, from botanical gardens to Victorian, even a park with a castle! If you like animals, there is even a zoological garden. Here are a few top picks:
Tatton Park is a large park situated in Knutsford, Cheshire with a 1000 acre deer park, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a farm with rare breeds of animals and a medieval old hall, with a large mansion that you can go visit. There are over 100 activities yearly, including the annual RHS flower show.
The national trust took ownership of the park in 1958; however, it is now managed by Cheshire East Council. The 50-acre gardens comprise of formal gardens, Italian, Japanese and many other styles.
It is a very popular day out for families it also has some shops, a restaurant, and a tea room. There is also an adventure play area for kids, along with a woodland play trail and a den building zone.
Chester Zoological Gardens Run by the people at Chester Zoo, this place is a must for families. Even taking a relaxing stroll through their many well-kept and maintained gardens on your own is a great way to relax and unwind.
The gardens here have been maintained for over 50 years and have won many awards for their horticultural displays. Plants are used to create natural habitats for the animals and there are nearly 200 endangered species of plants which are hard to find elsewhere here.
Cheshire has over 22 different museums of history and heritage suitable for everyone. Many of the museums are industrial heavy as it is a big part of Cheshire’s heritage.
You could explore the textile industry, or look at vintage machinery. There’s a large list of things that you could do! Let’s have a look at some here:
Anson Engine Museum This museum has featured on TV and has won many awards over the years. It is one of the country’s best specialist museums. Located in Poynton, Cheshire, it is staffed by volunteers who are passionate about its contents. So when you take a tour, you are being shown around by someone who really enjoys the subject.
There are engines of different sizes to look at, craft workshops, real working machinery and local history exhibitions. There is also a steam section with a giant mill engine, which is the largest in Cheshire.
Cheshire military museum The Cheshire Military Museum, in Chester, has various displays showing the lives of soldiers from as far back as the 17th century, up to the present day. This museum focuses on the regiments of Cheshire, including where they have traveled over the world and which battles they fought in.
You can learn about trench life in world war one and find out about the soldiers personal histories. It’s not like going to a typical museum as it focuses on the people rather than the events, you will feel a real connection to these individuals and may go away thinking of all the good they did. You can also see the archive of the Cheshire Regiment.
As we are into the 101st year anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1, there will also be a number of events that follow the progression of it. It will finish in 2018, so it is well worth a look. As you can clearly see, this is but a small section of what’s available. To sample it all it’s highly recommended that you check out Luxury Hotels in Cheshire to give your trip that extra bit of joy.
Don’t forget, after a tiring day of seeing the sights you can always go for Spa Treatments in Cheshire too!