10 More Fun Days Out In North Wales & Chester
Now that the weather is (hopefully) starting to get a little nicer, it’s time to start planning some fun days out.
As we’ve previously talked about in our “5 Fun Days Out In North Wales & Chester” article, there is a lot of fun to be had in the local area. There is so much in fact, that we’ve found even more things for you to get your hands on.
Up for some fun?
Flip Out Chester
So we start off this list with one of the newer additions to Chester in Flip Out.
Flip Out Chester is a huge trampoline park located on the Chester Gates Business Park and boasts an impressive amount of things to bounce off. If you’re looking for a way to burn off some energy, then this might be the place for you.
At the park, they have a range of different activities available such as Standard Jump, Flip Fit, Clip N Climb and even a VIP Party Package. Each session lasts for an hour and although that may not sound like a long time, you’ll be surprised at how tired you are at the end. Trust us, bouncing around for an hour is harder than it looks.
Flip Out Chester is open 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm (opens at 9am on school holidays) and tickets start from £11. Be sure to book in advance as the sessions can fill up quick and you don’t want to miss out. For more information, visit their website.
Have we got any nature fans out there?
If you long for some beautiful views and a nice walk, then Moel Famau is waiting for you. Moel Famau is one of North Wales’ most popular tourist destination and rightly so. It’s not quite a mountain, but it’s certainly a big hill.
With multiple routes to the top, Moel Famau provides a fantastic walk – especially when the sun decides to come out. Each route can take between 40 minutes to 2 hours, with different paths with different levels of steepness. This is great for anyone who would rather take the easy road than the steep ascend.
Moel Famau has on site parking available and only costs £2, making this a very cheap day out. Visiting Moel Famau is a must for anyone living in the North East and you’d have to go far to beat the view from the Summit.
Carrying on the theme of new additions to the city of Chester, we next present you with the brand new Storyhouse building.
This theatre/cinema/library/restaurant/multimedia hub opened its doors in 2017 and they’ve stayed wide open ever since. Offering a wide variety of things to do, Storyhouse has enjoyed a lot of success already and has seen their fair share of visitors.
Their 100-seat boutique, independent cinema shows a variety of new and classic films and there are always a variety of different activities happening at any given point. The main attraction is the Storyhouse theatre, which has seen the likes of The Secret Seven and Evita being performed and even shows by comedians such as Jon Richardson and Sarah Millican.
We can guarantee that you’ll find something to do at Storyhouse, with new events announced every week. To learn more information about what’s on, visit their website.
Got a need for speed?
Start your engines as you enter the North West’s number one go karting centre, Apex Kart. Based in Sandycroft, the centre specialises in events for both adults and kids, ranging from Time Attack to Junior Parties to Elite Grand Prix.
If you’ve got a competitive side, then why not try your hands at the Formula 1 Grand Prix? Set up to mimic the real life event, it starts with a qualifying race to determine your grid position and then it’s on to the straight sprint final. Aimed at everyone, this event is a fantastic way of getting a realistic racing experience whilst having fun.
Prices start from £20 per driver and you can find more information on opening times here.
Broughton Shopping Park
Want to shop until you drop?
Thanks to some improvements and new additions over the last few years, Broughton Shopping Park is now one of the hottest areas around if you’re a fan of shopping.
The Park features a wide variety of shops such as Primark, Home Sense, New Look, The Body Shop and Tesco Extra to name a few. If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat, you’re almost spoilt for choice. Nando’s, Frankie & Benny’s, Pizza Express, Chiquito and McDonald’s are just a few of the delicious restaurants on site.
But that’s not all! 2015 saw the opening of a brand new Cineworld IMAX location on the Broughton Shopping Park and plays all of the latest blockbusters. It even has a Starbucks inside – perfect for a catch up with friends.
If you would like to find out more information about Broughton Shopping Park, click here.
Not afraid to get a little muddy?
Crocky Trail is one of the best outdoor adventure playgrounds in the whole of Cheshire and is perfect for keeping your kids entertained over the weekend or school holidays.
Making your way through trees, climbing over bridges and swinging over the Crocky stream are all things you will have to do to get through the Crocky Trail. You can also find giant slides, flying saucers and the barrel run to help your kids to blow off a little steam. Make sure you bring a spare set of clothes, because it’s going to get a little messy.
Once the kids start to get hungry, you can either bring your own picnic to enjoy in the dining area or take advantage of the Crocky Trail’s delicious menu of snacks and drinks. There is also Kelly’s Ice Cream Scoop Bar on site, perfect for those warm, sunny days.
To find out more, click here to visit the Crocky Trail website.
Fancy yourself a puzzle solver?
Escapism Chester is Chester’s premier live escape room, with one way in and only one way out. They have 5 rooms for you to choose from – Taken, Amphitheatre, Area 51, Espionage and The Missing and they all vary in level of difficulty.
Each room takes a team of 2-6 people and locks them in, forcing them to use clues to crack codes and solve puzzles in order to escape. This means you have to work as a team to get out, and you only have 60 minutes to crack the code.
Prices for admission starts from £12 per person and the larger your team, the cheaper the price per person. You can find more information on the rooms and opening hours by visiting their website.
Greenacres Animal Park
Want to get up and close with some beautiful creatures?
Greenacres Animal Park is located on Cottage Lane in Deeside and provides a great day out for the whole family. They have a huge range of animals and attractions on show, including the latest ride, “Zoofari”.
Some of the animals that currently live at the Animal Park include pigmy goats, meerkats, monitor lizards, wolves, snakes, crocodiles and even zebra. As you can see, they have quite the variety of fantastic creatures on show and you need to go see them.
Tickets start from £7 for kids and £8.50 for adults and you can find the opening days and hours on their website.
Chester City Centre
This may sound like an obvious one, but there are lots and lots of fun things to do in the city centre.
With a huge variety of shops, restaurants and historic locations, it would be hard to conquer all of Chester in a single day.
If you are a big history buff, then why not visit the Roman Amphitheatre or the Roman Gardens? Chester is known for it’s rich history, and you don’t have to go very far to find it. While you’re at it, why not take a walk down by the Canal and grab yourself an ice cream?
Listing all of the different shops in the Chester City Centre is another list on it’s own, so we’ll just take you through some of the highlights. You can find the likes of Primark, HMV, Game, River Island, New Look, Boots and Dawsons all within walking distance of each other.
There is literally something for everyone, so we’re sure that you could find something you like.
Deeside Leisure Centre
Last on our list is Deeside’s premier sports centre.
Deeside Leisure Centre is home to a wide variety of different sports and events and is located in Queensferry.
The Leisure Centre is probably best know for it’s Ice Rink, with it being the National Centre For Ice Sports in Wales. The Olympic sized ice-skating facility hosts multiple events such as Public Skate, Family Disco, Ice Hockey and Ice Synchro. With the recent surge of popularity in ice-skating, the Ice Rink could provide a great day out for the whole family.
As well as the Ice Rink, the Leisure Centre also has an extreme skate park, fantastic gym facilities, tennis and squash courts and a café that serves a mean Panini. If you’re looking for a more active way to spend your free time, then this is the place for you.
Want to know more? Visit the Deeside Leisure Centre website to find out more information.
And that makes our list. As you can see, there is so much fun to be had only a stone’s throw away. You don’t have to travel too far to have a great day out, and it doesn’t have to break the bank either.
Have we missed out another local favourite? Let us know and we’ll be sure to check it out.