Family things to do in Cheshire and Staffordshire

Family things to do in Cheshire and Staffordshire

Based on the Staffordshire/Cheshire border, The Manor House Hotel is perfectly situated for the array of family adventures there are to be explored in the North West. Whether you love adventure, sport, culture, history, or sightseeing. You will be spoilt for a choice of fun things to do for the family in Cheshire and Staffordshire

Here are The Manor House Alsager’s Top 10 Things to Do for Families across Cheshire and Staffordshire.

Alton Towers Theme Park

If you an adrenaline junkie, Alton Towers is a must! From March to November, The famous Staffordshire theme park and resort is home to a world-famous theme park, water park, spa, and mini-golf course.

In 2019, it was the second most visited theme park in the UK with 2,130,000 visitors!

Some of the park’s main attractions are the ten roller coaster rides such as the River Rapids, Runaway Mine Train, Nemesis, Oblivion, Galactica, The Smiler, and Wicker Man. They also host an array of special events throughout the year, including Alton Towers Scarefest (the park’s Halloween event), and a season-ending fireworks display.

Alton Towers Resort: UK Short Breaks, Theme Park & Waterpark

Trentham Gardens 

If you are after a more laid-back experience the award-winning Trentham Gardens and Shopping Village could prove the perfect place! A beautiful landscaped English Park, featuring Italian Gardens, Woodland, Meadows, and wildflowers. With an Adventure playground, a Fairy trail adventure, a Barefoot walk, a family-friendly maze, and seasonal boat and train rides as well as year-round events such as Bonfire night and various music festivals the whole family will love the experience that Trentham in Staffordshire has to offer.

Trentham Monkey Forest

Treat the little monkeys in your life to a wild adventure at Trentham Monkey Forest! If you are planning a day out to the Trentham Estate, this is one not to be missed! Situated in an ancient forest in Staffordshire Trentham Monkey Forest is home to 140 free-range Barbary Macaques offering a unique chance to see this wonderful species living freely with hourly feedings talks so you can experience them up close and personal. The Monkey Forest hosts Picnic areas, a souvenir shop, play areas, a video room, and Cafe. 

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

For the explorers, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre based in Cheshire offers a unique experience as a 35-acre outdoor-only attraction and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Grade I listed Lovell Telescope. Jodrell Bank also hosts talks, an arboretum, exhibits, playground, Cafe, and gift shop for an array of family activities. 

Chester Zoo

The most visited Zoo and one of the largest in the UK, it’s clear to see why Chester Zoo is such a popular attraction. Although Chester Zoo is on the outskirts of Cheshire, it is within driving distance of the Hotel and therefore we felt compelled to include it! Chester Zoo is home to 500 endangered and exotic animals, with so much to see and do from the Asian Elephant House to the latest Chester Zoo islands you will not be disappointed.

Tatton Park

Tatton Park is a National Trust site that features a historic and grand house, gardens, parkland with free-roaming Deer, a farm, and various gift and food outlets. It is located in the beautiful Knutsford so the two combined could make for a glorious and historic day out for the whole family.

Tatton Park

Delamere Forest  

As Cheshire’s biggest woodland, Delamere Forest provides the most stunning outdoor adventure for your next family day out. Whether you fancy a cycling adventure, a leisurely stroll, or a more adventurous mission on the Go Ape adventure park, there is truly something for everyone to explore the great outdoors.

Little Moreton Hall

One of Cheshire’s iconic Tudor Manor Houses provides a history feast for the family. 

Some of the earlier parts of the house were from 1450 for Richard de Moreton, whose family had been landowners in the area for several hundred years. As a National Trust Heritage site, Little Moreton Hall hosts a range of events throughout the year from Easter Hunts to Christmas celebrations.


A quintessentially English family-owned Cheshire Farm, with the main shop on a pretty cobbled courtyard. It is also home to the most breath-taking sculptures that sit prettily in the residing field. With over 55 flavours and counting of mouth-watering Cheshire Ice Cream, what is not to love?

Snugburys Ice Cream Ltd

Bewilderwood Cheshire

The latest magical edition to Cheshire is the new BeWILDerwood an enchanting Woodland packed with family adventures from magical Treehouses to giant swings and zip wires. As well as lots of activities for the whole family. If your looking for a magical experience this is one not to be missed.

A Family-friendly place to stay in Cheshire 

We hope you enjoyed this blog and now have some ideas for your next family day out in Cheshire and Staffordshire. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Cheshire, The Manor House Hotel is perfectly situated in a tranquil and rural location with excellent motorway links and 58 stylish and sumptuous bedrooms to make the whole family feel right at home. We are also home to our family-run restaurant, The Stables Bar & Grill offering delicious locally sourced ingredients the whole family will enjoy from kids menus to children’s afternoon tea. The little ones are sure to love it too. 

You can book easily on our website or enquire by email xxxx

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