Chester has something for everyone, so whether you’re planning to get active on a summer holiday, put a spring in your step with a romantic rendezvous, or pamper yourself with a leisurely winter trip, you’ll find plenty of attractions in Chester to keep you entertained. With W Travels you can leave all the stress of travel arrangements with us as we ensure that the transport we provide is inspected to the highest standard.
In Upton, just over a mile north of Chester city center, Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s largest and most popular zoological parks. Home to more than 11,000 animals representing some 400 different species, this 125-acre site also features prizewinning landscaped gardens and its very own monorail system. Animal attractions include Chimpanzee Island, a penguin pool, and Europe’s largest tropical house. Another great wildlife-themed tourist attraction is Blue Planet Aquarium, home to more than 50 displays of fish and marine species. The largest section, the stunning Caribbean Reef exhibit, houses more than 700 fish, including southern stingrays and moray eels, as well as Europe’s largest collection of sharks (if your budget allows, book one of the attraction’s popular shark dive experience). While there, you can hop on the monorail to get about but, to really make the most of your visit, book a minibus to bring you there and back in comfort.
Chester Official site: www.chesterzoo.org
BLUE PLANET AQUARIUM
Get up close to Awesome Sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium and see real scuba divers in our daily feed shows in the Aquatheatre. With one of the best collections of Sharks, Fish, Frogs, Spiders and Otters – Blue Planet Aquarium is the must see day out for all the family. Watch the dive team feed the fish – all in front of the sharks at our awesome Aquatheatre window. Get an up close view of our black and white tip sharks and Zebra shark in our Coral Reef from our 70m-long underwater tunnel. Enjoy hands-on encounters at our Rock Pools or explore our all action outdoor play area – Pirate Playground. With over 50 different exhibits from around the world there’s something for everyone. With a 9 mile trip from Chester city centre hiring a minibus with a driver is the best transport solution.
Blue Planet Aquarium Official site: https://www.blueplanetaquarium.com/
CHESTER RACE COURSE
Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the first recorded race was held on February 9th 1539. We have 15 race days a year and host numerous other events throughout the year. The company is responsible for two racecourses and all catering and conference facilities at Bangor on Dee and Chester, along with an on course hotel – the Holiday Inn Express, restaurants 1539 and The White Horse on site and Commonhall Social in the city of Chester. The company also provide external catering services for third party events.
Chester Race Course Official site: http://www.chester-races.co.uk/
Cheshire Oaks was the first and remains the UK’s largest Designer Outlet.With a quarter-million square feet of retail space, comprising of more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafés, Cheshire Oaks isn’t merely the UK’s largest Designer Outlet. The Designer Outlet has a wide range of brands, offering something to suit every taste. Highlights range from athletic labels, like Nike and Adidas, and high-street favourites, like Marks & Spencer and Next, to a selection of iconic fashion brands, including Burberry, Polo, Michael Kors and Hugo Boss.
Cheshire Oaks official website: https://outlets.mcarthurglen.com/en/uk/designer-outlet-cheshire-oaks/