Family Friendly Attractions Now Open

Family Friendly Attractions Now Open

Below is a selection of family friendly places/services which have reopened in East Cheshire – Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Holmes Chapel.  The information is changing all the time and we are updating the page as and when we become aware of more places opening.

If you want to be listed please contact us here.

For a full list of Days Out for families in and around East Cheshire click here.

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We’ve got a whole section dedicated to keeping the kids entertained over the Summer – click here. 

Alton Towers, Stoke on Trent

Gardens reopened, resort reopening 4th July.

T: 0871 222 3330


Arley Hall and Gardens

Gardens have now reopened.

T; 01565 777 353

Astbury Darlings, Congleton

Bouncy Castle and Soft Play Equipment Hire

T: 07989 612637

Astbury Mere Country Park, Congleton

Open. Café open on set days but Toilets are closed.

Beeston Castle, Tarporley

Now Open.

You need to book tickets in advance, you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. Members – tickets free but still need to be booked in advance. 10am-5pm

The Castle, Woodland Walk – Open

The Roundhouse – Closed but can be viewed from the outside.

Cafe – A kiosk will be open for takeaway food & drink.

Exhibition – Closed

Shop –  15th June

Toilets – Our toilets are open as usual.

T: 01829 260464

Blaze Farm, Macclesfield

Reopen on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The nature trail and facilities will be open however there will initially only be seating available outside.

T: 01260 227229

Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Warrington

Gardens, nursery, wildflower meadows and bluebell woods.

The nursery is now open Tuesday-Sat, 10-5. Need to book gardens visit.

Bluebell Cottage Lodge Lane Dutton Nr Warrington Cheshire WA4 4HP

T: 01928 713718

Bollin Valley Aviation Viewing Park, Wilmslow

All sites open but visitor centres and toilets remain closed.

T: 01625 534791

Chester Zoo

Reopened 15th June – need to book tickets in advance via the Zoo’s website.

T: 01244 380280

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, Tarporley

Reopened 15th June.

The only way to buy tickets is online in advance.

Eaton Ln, Tarporley CW6 9DP

T 01829 760506

Food and Grocery Places Open for Take away/Delivery

We have extensive lists of Restuarant, Cafe, Food and Grocery places open for take away/delivery in Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury and Holmes Chapel.

Take a look here. 

Knowsley Safari Park

Reopened 15th June – need to book tickets in advance via their website.

T: 0151 430 9009

Lakemore Farm Park, Crewe

Hoping to re-open on the 4th July.

Haslington, Crewe CW1 5SQ

T: 07775 758725


National Trust

We’ve got the latest position with regards local National Trust sites here.


For a list of the parks and playgrounds reopening on 6th July click here.

We’ve got details of our favourite parks in and around East Cheshire here.


Peak Wildlife Park, Leek

Re-opened on Saturday the 20th June.  Book tickets online.  Cafe closed but click and collect in operation.  No keeper talks – virtual talks instead and play areas will remain closed until further notice.

T: 01538 308880

Raptor Safari

Dinosaur Park in Wilmslow.

Runway Visitor Park, Altrincham

Now reopen.

T: 0161 489 3932

The Crocky Trail, Waverton, Chester

Reopening 4th July. Book tickets in advance.

01244 336084