Things to do in Chester

There is so much to see and do. Apart from Chester having wonderful independent shops around the two tiered streets the city is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside. You can see much of it from the top of Chester Cathedral which is a stunning visit, or how about a cruise along the river.

During your stay why not take a short drive to some local family attractions such as; Chester Zoo, the largest outlet village in the UK, Cheshire Oaks, The adventurous Crocky Trail and the marine delights of the Blue Planet Aquarium, all within twenty minutes of your Easter home.  Or, of course you could just soak up the surroundings of the River Dee, the Cheshire plains and the superb North Wales Coast.

So join us at CamperFest, the Perfect base for your Easter get away in Chester.

Out and about in Chester is such fun and all within walking distance of the Racecourse. below is a list of activities so that you have plenty to do when you are not at the UK’s no 1 Food and Drink Festival.

Take in a show at Storyhouse. Chester’s newest Theatre and Cinema and library. Its a great building with a cafe and restaurant that is superb. Lots of different family events on all through the day and night.

How about some swimming or a work out in the gym, or some badminton, pilates or yoga classes. All of these can be taken at the Northgate Arena, just a 5 minute walk from the racecourse. Its a pay as you go place at very reasonable prices. A terrific city centre facility.

Take a guided bus tour and coordinate that with a trip on the River Dee on the Lady Diana. These trip are very informative, great fun, inexpensive and explain the history of Chester. Everyone enjoys their time on these cruises and tours.

Sick to Death is a new attraction in St Michael’s Church in the centre of Chester city. It explores the gory story of diseases, doctors and dying in the medieval world with a balance of hands on fun, amazing museum artefacts and epic science. We make learning and fun contagious.

A must visit with the family is Grosvenor Park. Right in the heart  of the city this beautiful Capability Brown park features a fabulous ride on steam train for little ones, and acres of grass and flowers for a perfect city centre picnic. The river is just a 2 minute walk from the park.

Chester’s Northgate Development has recently opened with a brand new Chester Market Hall and loads of foodie places to shop, eat and explore.
Plus the building has lots of historical Chester moments to explore in it’s quirky design.

Plus of course, if you have a car, or don’t mind a short bus ride, one of the world’s greatest zoos, Chester Zoo is right on our doorstep and a brilliant family day out.

Chester is a true Food and Drink paradise with something for every palate, the list below is some of our favourite top quality places in Chester that are all walking distances from the racecourse. They cover many different types of food and venues and by clicking on to the name you will be taken to their website. Chester gets very busy on the Easter Festival weekend so we recommend booking at all times.

Everyone of these places is independently owned and is a Taste Cheshire recommended venue.

Artezzan — Artezzan takes an honest approach to Mediterranean inspired food served in a modern, fresh, feel-good way. Offering a unique dining and drinking experience celebrating an authentic Mediterranean taste.

Hickorys – a great family Southern American style diner on the river. Fab indoor and outdoor seating and they show all the sports in their sports bar area, from all over the world.

Brasserie Abode – Spectacular views of the city from their 5th floor Bar and Restaurant. Great food and they do outstanding meal deals. Take a look at their entry on Taste Cheshire and check out their special deals.

Bar Lounge – at the top of the road 3 minutes walk out of the racecourse and Chester’s number one bar for the last 15 years. Great service, great drink, superb outdoor area and fab bar snacks.

Urbano 32 – Bridge St – 5 minutes walk. They specialise in authentic pizza and Italian food. Has a bar kind of feel to it but great service and really tasty food that is the real deal. Great offers as well.

The Ship Inn – Handbridge, the perfect pub to take the dog for a walk. Firstly they welcome dogs, secondly you can walk to the far side of the course, follow the path by the river back under the big bridge and then over the Old Dee Bridge where the Ship sits on the other side of the river. It will take 5 minutes of flat walking on a footpath and it is ohh so scenic. Good beers, good food and good prices. Perfect for you and the pooch.