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England - Cheshire - Free Days Out
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Blakemere Village, Northwich
Cheshire CW8 2EB
Situated at the junction of the A49 and A556 in Sandiway, near Northwich.
The site is Free admission and Free parking and we are open everyday 10.00 - 17.00
Blakemere is an out of town shopping experience, in the heart of beautiful Cheshire countryside. A great place to take the kids for fun and activities as well as a relaxed and unique shopping experience set in and around a beautiful Edwardian stable block and cobbled courtyard. Many unique boutique style shops selling everything from home ware to gifts and clothes to furniture.
Every Bank Holiday weekend we have a Free Circus Workshop in the courtyard. We also have a free outdoor play area.
Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich Cheshire, CW8 2EB
Tel: +44 (0)1606 883261
Fax: +44 (0)1606 301495
Bollington Discovery Centre
Canal 5, Clarence Mill, Clarence Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, SK10 5JZ
Discover how the "Happy Valley" agricultural community became a thriving mill town.
An interesting information centre plus a historic photographic collection of thousands of images of Bollington and its people at work, play and just living.
Disabled access provided
Accessible to boaters on the Macclesfield Canal see www.CanalCuttings.co.uk
Open: Sat and Sun 11.00 - 16.00
and Wed 14.00 - 16.00
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
Special group bookings by appointment by phoning 01625 572985
Admission is Free
Copies of photographs from the collection can be purchased.
The centre is also the starting point for specially prepared trails - describing places of interest along the way.
Grid ref: SJ 934 782
Bridgemere Garden World
Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7QB
Bridgemere Garden World - probably the greatest gardening day out in the UK whatever the weather. Wander through the Gardens - more than 20 display
gardens to give you inspiration.
Admission is Free
Tel: 01270 521 100
Fax: 01270 520 215
Brookside Garden Centre and Miniature Railway
(A523) Macclesfield Road, Poynton,
Cheshire, SK12 1BY
The Garden Centre stocks a range of top quality shrubs and plants, sheds, ornamental garden ware and furniture. Hugely popular, this famed near half
mile miniature railway circuit is located at Brookside - a top flight east Cheshire Garden Centre. The Ride-on Railway that features a variety of little
steam and diesel engines can carry 50 passengers at a time through landscaped gardens and rockeries. Authentic 4 platform canopied station, rail museum,
halt, bridges and tunnels.
Admission is Free. (Charge for train ride.)
Tel: 01625 872 919
Fax: 01625 859 119
Cheshire CH3 9NE
Cheshire Farm has a Free under 6's play barn, outdoor adventure play area, gift shop, viewing gallery to watch the milking, "from cow to cone" and visit animal corner.
The Cheshire Farm Ice Cream Parlour has grown to be one of the largest in the country, with an adjoining Tea Room capable of seating 60 people.
Open: 1st Apr - 31st Oct - 10.00 to 17.30 daily.
1st Nov - 31st Mar - 10.30 to 17.00 daily except for Christmas and the New Year.
Closed for 2 weeks early in the New Year - Please call 01829 770 446 for up to date information on dates and times. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org with your queries.
Visitor Attraction Number: 01829 770446 / Fax: 01829 770856
Follow the brown tourist board signs on the A41 Chester/Whitchurch Road for the Ice Cream Farm.
MAP - WEB
There is also a birds of prey collection with a small admission charge to cover the specialist food.
The Chester Millennium Festival Trail - Chester Self Guided Walk
Chester City Wall Walk, Chester, Cheshire
"The walls of this town
Are full of renown,
And strangers delight to walk round 'em,
But as for the dwellers,
Both buyers and sellers,
For me, you may hang 'em or drown 'em"
Chester's City Walls form virtually a complete 2 mile (3 km)
circuit around Chester city centre. They provide an enjoyable route to see many of the city's key heritage sites.
As you explore the Walls watch out for the metal panels that tell stories about different parts of the route and help identify where you are.
These panels have been designed to fit with the walls status as a scheduled ancient monument. They are intended to be sympathetic to the fabric and appearance of
the Wall. Also, they are there to be touched. Visitors (especially youngsters) are encouraged to bring paper and crayons to take rubbings of their raised text
The city has been defended with walls since the foundation of the Roman Deva Victrix fort on the site in AD 79. The current walls are mainly
medieval and Victorian, although the earliest surviving sections date back to at least AD 120, and the most recent section was constructed as recently as 1966.
The walls are a Grade I listed building, and are the most complete city walls in Great Britain.
Chester Town Crier
The High Cross, Chester,
Cheshire CH1 2HU
Live - Free Street Entertainment
" Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! - Come and enjoy the Chester Town Crier's proclamations at the High Cross, Chester."
The emphasis ia on entertainment (and audience participation) So go along and celebrate a tradition performed in the City of Chester for over 500 years.
From May to Oct, Tue to Sat at 12 noon.
Tel: 01244 311 736
27 Grosvenor Street,
Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD
Tel: 01244 402008
Fax: 01244 347587
10.30 - 17.00 Mon to Sat
13.00 - 16.00 Sun
Admission Free - Donations Welcome
Exhibitions, displays and events - Educational activities and family fun days - Talks for local groups - Object identification and advice - Shop
Refreshment area - Toilets with baby changing units - Lecture theatre
Disabled access is available throughout the ground floor only
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village,
Wirral, Cheshire CH62 5EQ
The Lady Lever Art Gallery is a national treasure in the heart of Port Sunlight.
Housing one of the most beautiful collections of fine and decorative arts in
the UK, including British 18th and 19th century painting and furniture, Wedgwood
and Chinese porcelain displays.
FREE ADMISSION to the gallery and all exhibitions and events.
Closed from 2pm on 24 December, all day 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
daily 10.00 - 17.00 - Free Entry!
Lion Salt Works Trust Museum
Ollershaw Lane, Marston
Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6ES
Thompson’s Red Lion Works was the last operational open pan salt works in the UK but it was forced to close in 1986.
Free Entry - Donations welcomed
Open : Sun to Thur 13.30 - 16.30
Closed : Fri and Sat
Schools and booked parties by arrangement with the Project Director
Tel/Fax: 01606 41823
The Lion Salt Works Trust is a Registered Charity. Charity No. 1020258
Pillory Street, Nantwich,
Cheshire, CW5 5BQ
A fascinating history of one of Cheshire's most attractive and historic towns
is brought to life by Nantwich Museum, founded in 1980. (The building was formerly
Nantwich Public Library which stood on the site of a gaol.)
Located in Pillory Street, at the heart of the town, the museum has main
galleries telling the story of Nantwich through the ages - Roman salt making,
Tudor Nantwich's Great Fire, the Civil War Battle of Nantwich (1644) and the
more recent shoe and clothing industries.
Admission Free - MAP
The museum does not make a charge for admission, although donations are always
welcome. The opening hours are: Tue to Sat, 10.30 to 16.30
Tel: 01270 627104
E-mail - email@example.com
Chester CH1 2LF
Stanley Palace is a listed grade II building, formerly known as Derby House,
standing on or near the site previously occupied by the Dominican Friars (the 'Black Friars') in medieval times. The original location of the 'Chester High
Cross' It was built for Sir Peter Warburton (Yes - a relation to the bread bakers), a Chester lawyer and MP for the City, the passed as his daughter's dowry to
the Stanleys of Alderley.
Dating from 1591 with a partial rebuild in 1935, this magnificent timber-framed building is now owned by Chester City Council and managed by the Charity - Friends
of Stanley Palace who open it to the public when other uses allow. (Listed grade II).
Close to Chester City Centre, Stanley Palace makes an ideal and unique venue for meetings of all purposes and private social functions including ghost evenings - there are alleged to be at least seven ghosts resident at Stanley Palace.
Free public entry under the covenant of the charity Friends of Stanley Palace.
To arrange a visit please contact the administrator during office hours 10.00 - 16.00 Tue to Fri - except Bank Holidays
Tel: 01244 325 586
The Whitegate Street Gallery,
60 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA
A commercial Art Gallery that will welcome browsers - even if they're not buyers.
20th and 21st Century artists at affordable prices.
We were pleasantly surprised at the variety.
Tel: 01244 345 698
MAP - Web
Walton Hall Gardens, Walton Lea Road,
Higher Walton, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 6SN
Walton Hall Gardens is by the Bridgewater Canal
Walton Hall Gardens is three miles from Warrington town centre and just two miles from J11 M56. Set in thirty acres of beautiful parkland you can enjoy the ornamental lawns, formal gardens, the children’s zoo with their red squirrel breeding programme, play areas and picnic areas all for Free.
You can also hire the hall for your private event.
Tel: 01925 601 617
( 01925 602 336 Heritage Centre )
Web: www.Warrington.gov.uk/Walton Hall and Gardens
A Green Flag & VAQAS Accredited Cheshire Garden Of Distinction
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
Bold Street, Warrington WA1 1JG
The Museum and Art Gallery, founded in 1855.
Open: Mon - Fri 10.00 - 17.30, Sat 10.00 - 17.00
Closed Dec 25, 26, Jan 1
Admission is Free.
Telephone: 01925 442393
Fax: 01925 442399
Below this line, in the grey area, we are adding alternative days out to the Free listings that DoFreeStuff is renowned for. This is to help you plan your family days out. The attractions listed below make a charge for admission!
Adlington Hall, nr Macclesfield
Air Raid Shelters, Stockport
Arley Hall and Gardens, near Northwich
Blue Planet, Ellesmere Port
Capesthorne Hall, nr Macclesfield
Cheshire Military Museum, Chester
12 Abbey Square, Chester,
Cheshire CH1 2HU
Tel: 01244 500 958
Chester Zoo, Chester
Cholmondeley Castle Garden, Malpas
Cuckoo Land, Knutsford
Dewa Roman Experience, Chester
Gawsworth Hall, nr Macclesfield
Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich
Jodrell Bank Science Centre, Planetarium and Arboretum, Macclesfield
Macclesfield Museums Trust, Macclesfield
Macclesfield Silk Museums, Macclesfield
Nantwich Museum, Nantwich
Ness Botanic Gardens, South Wirral
Nether Alderley Mill (National Trust), Macclesfield
Norton Priory, Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, Runcorn
Paradise Mill and Silk Museum, Macclesfield
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Styal
Rode Hall, Stoke on Trent
Salt Museum, Northwich
Stapeley Water Gardens & The Palms Tropical Oasis, Nantwich
Tabley House Stately Home, Knutsford
Tatton Park, Knutsford
The Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port
West Park Museum and Art Gallery, Macclesfield
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