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.

Keep up to date with everything and anything to do with families in East Cheshire by joining our lovely Facebook chat group here and liking our Facebook page here.

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

Featured Listing

Astbury Darlings, Congleton

Bring the soft play to your little ones with our Bouncy Castle and Soft Play Equipment Hire!!

We now provide a fully contactless delivery and installation service for our inflatables, leaving you with everything you need to have a wonderful, but most importantly, safe time.

We want to reassure our customers that we are taking every precaution to maintain a hygienic and safe environment.

Get in touch today and let’s get some smiles on the little ones faces ☺️

Contact us on 07989 612637 or by any of the following methods, we’d love to hear from you –



[email protected]


Alpaca Walking, Great Budworth

Walk the beautiful alpacas in an hour long experience – total duration is 90 mins as you can also meet/feed the other animals.

George’s Ln, Northwich CW9 6LS

Alton Towers, Stoke on Trent

Gardens reopened, resort reopening 4th July.

T: 0871 222 3330


Apple Jacks Adventure Park

Reopening 14th August 2020.  Further details will be related soon.

Stretton Road, Appleton Thorn Warrington, UK WA44NW

Arley Hall and Gardens

Gardens have now reopened.

T; 01565 777 353

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

Blue Planet Aquarium, Chester

Reopening 4th July.

Longlooms Road Chester, Cheshire CH65 9LF

T: 0151 357 8804

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

Brookside Miniature Railway, Poynton

Now open on selected days.

London Road North Poynton SK12 1BY

T: 07818 070723

Cheshire Aquapark

Now open for family/social bubble groups – book in advance.

Manley LaneChester, Cheshire WA60PE

T: 01928 740243

Chester Zoo

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

T: 01244 380280

Cockfields Farm

Now reopen – need to book tickets in advance

Lees New Road Ashton-under-Lyne OL68AR

T: 0161 331 3322

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. 

Gauntlet Birds of Prey Eagle and Vulture Park, Knutsford

Reopening 1st July.

Manchester Road, Knutsford WA16 0SX

T: 01565 754419

Glebe Farm, Congleton

Most of the farm is now open – the kids can walk round and visit the animals but, at the time of writing, can’t feed them.

Most shops are also open and the cafe is open for takeaway – undercover seating is available in the gazebo.

The mini digger is now working but the new play area is still under construction at the time of writing (1 August 2020).

Peel Ln, Astbury, Congleton CW12 4RQ


Go Ape, Delamere

Reopened 27th June – book online

Delamere Forest Northwich CW8 2JD

T: 01603 895500

Gulliver’s World, Warrington

Reopening 4th July.

Camp Rd, Burtonwood Warrington, England WA5 9YZ

T: 01925 444888

High Legh Miniature Railway

Now reopen – cash only.

Halliwells Brow, High Legh , Knutsford, England WA16 0QW

T: 01925 756991

Knowsley Safari Park

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

T: 0151 430 9009

Lakemore Farm Park, Crewe

Now reopen.

Haslington, Crewe CW1 5SQ

T: 07775 758725


Manley Mere

Now open for the adventure trail and watersports – book in advance.

Manley Lane Chester, Cheshire WA6 0PE

T: 01928 740243


We’ve got details of all the Mazes in and around East Cheshire open Summer 2020 here.

National Trust

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

Outdoor Play Area at Castaway Play

Opens 14th August with timed slots.

Congleton Garden Centre, 71 Moss Road Congleton CW12 3BP


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

Pick Your Own, Cheshire

Click here for our list of pick your own fruit farms in and around East Cheshire.

Raptor Safari

Dinosaur Park in Wilmslow.

Reddish Vale Farm, Stockport

Now reopen – must book in advance.

Reddish Vale Country Park, Reddish Vale, Stockport SK5 7HE

T: 0161 480 1645

Rudyard Lake, Leek

Toilets now reopened but at the time of writing the on-site parking only for registers lake users.

Rudyard, Staffordshire

T: 01538 306280

Runway Visitor Park, Altrincham

Now reopen.

T: 0161 489 3932

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Stockport Air Raid Shelters is delighted to announce that visitors will be welcomed back from Thursday 6 August 2020.  Buy advance timed tickets online.

61 Chestergate, SK1 1NE


Substation, Macclesfield

Now reopen for climbing and yoga.

Unit B Queens Court, Queens Avenue Macclesfield SK10

T: 01625 440144

The Crocky Trail, Waverton, Chester

Now reopen. Book tickets in advance.

01244 336084

The Ice Cream Farm

Outdoor attractions, parlour, food outlets and Impulse Emporium are open.

The Ice Cream Farm, Newton Lane, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9NE

T: 0800 133 7000

Tittesworth Water, Stoke on Trent

Now reopen including the toilets and cafe for takeouts.

Meerbrook, Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom ST13 8SW

T: 01538 300188

Trentham Monkey Forest, Staffordshire

Reopening 25th June. Book tickets on their website.

Trentham Estate, Stone Rd, Tittensor, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9HR

T: 01782 659845

Walton Hall and Gardens, Warrington

Now reopen, including adventure playground and children’s zoo.  Adventure Golf and other outdoor games remain closed at time of writing – please check with venue for updates.

Walton Hall, Walton Lea Road, Higher Walton Warrington, England
T: 01925 262908

Waterworld, Stoke on Trent

Reopened 25th July. Book in advice or pay at reception but priority given to those who have prebooked.

Festival Park, Etruria. Hanley Stoke-on-Trent, UK ST1 5PU

Wheelock Farm, Sandbach

All reopen except for play barn.

Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 4RE

White Peak Alpaca Farm, Mobberley

Now reopen – visit the alpacas and other animals including a white goat, ponies and wallabies. They also have different types of birds including geese, an owl and two golden pheasants.

By appointment only.

Paddock Hill, Mobberley, Knutsford WA16 7DB

07932 160382

Wild Shore Delamere

Cable Wakeboarding, Aqua Park, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Open Water Swimming, and more.
Must book in advance.
Wild Shore Delamere, Delamere sailing and holiday park, Chester Road, Northwich CW8 2JL

T: 01606 655536