After the last two years, we know how important it is to get outside and spend time with our families. It’s even more important over the festive period. With Covid restrictions easing, there are plenty of new festive activities for you and your family to enjoy. But if you’re worried many activities are being held outdoors, with indoor events limiting numbers and keeping social distancing measures in place.
The Chester Christmas market
For a classic Christmas experience why not head down to Town Hall Square in Chester, for the ultimate Christmas market. Wander through rows of traditional wooden chalets. Browse a huge selection of handmade decorations, gifts, and locally sourced produce. You’ll be able to finish your Christmas shopping whilst supporting your small and local businesses.
Christmas at Tatton Park
Tatton Park is bringing renowned children’s author Nick Butterworth’s ‘One Snowy Night’ to life. Between the 27th of December and the 3rd of January, you’ll be able to adventure through the wintery scenes of the story. All kids’ tickets come with a trail sheet & pencil, a sticker sheet, and a tasty treat from Percy.
During your visit to Tatton Park why not head down to the Housekeeper’s store and create a hamper as a special gift for someone. You can create a custom hamper choosing from a selection of luxury and locally sourced food and drinks. All hampers are made to order and can be customised with the recipient in mind.
The Chester Zoo lanterns
The zoo this year will again be transformed into a magical wonderland of lights. Enjoy walking around the gardens surrounded by your favourite animal lanterns. You and your family will be able to enjoy a selection of festive food with options suitable for vegetarians and vegans too. You may even spot Santa as you’re walking the route.
Festive magic at Cheshire Oaks
After a long day of Christmas shopping, head over to the Christmas snugs inside the Festive village. Enjoy a selection of festive food with up to 6 of your friends and family. Head to the bar and grab a mulled wine to enjoy beside the UKs largest Christmas tree.
If you’re looking for some evening entertainment, why not book tickets to the Christmas drive-in cinema. On the 7th December, they’re showing Elf, and on the 8th they’re showing Home Alone. It’s not only fun for all the family but all proceeds from the event go to the charity Passion for Learning.
Christmas at Gulliver’s
Enjoy a festive-filled family day at Gulliver’s World, Warrington. Choose from a selection of Christmas packages to suit all budgets. Fill your day with festive rides & attractions, explore the winter wonderland, choose a gift at the elf workshop and board the North Pole Express. If one day isn’t enough, why not book a short Christmas break for you and your family.
On the 23rd of December, Gulliver’s World is also hosting a festive firework display. Enjoy all the attractions and Christmas entertainment throughout the day before getting together for the display.
Scavenger hunt at Beeston Castle
Take your family for a day exploring Beeston Castle. From the 27th of November, there will be a Christmas adventure quest every weekend during the lead-up to Christmas. After Boxing Day, the quest will be on daily until 2nd January. You and your family will discover fun facts and festive folklore as you explore the Castle creating mischief.
Christmas at Chester Cathedral
Starting from the 28th of November, you and your family will be able to have brunch with Santa at the Cathedral. All children who attend will get the chance to meet Santa and will receive a selection box for Christmas. Booking is essentially and we recommend booking early as we’re predicting this one will be very popular.
From the end of November, the Cathedral will also be hosting the Christmas Tree Festival, this is a free event running until the start of January. There will be over 50 lit-up and decorated Christmas trees lining the halls of the cathedral.
Improve your Cheshire home with Reddish Joinery
We want to wish you a very happy festive period and we hope you take some Christmas inspiration from our guide. If you’re looking to start a home improvement project in or around Cheshire, Reddish would be more than happy to assist you.