What’s on in Cheshire this Summer?

Cheshire has a great deal to offer the prospective tourist.It’s home to a wealth of rolling green countryside, and there’s plenty to see and do.It boasts excellent transport links with the nearby urban areas of Liverpool and Manchester, and it’s home to several high-quality hotels.With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the things that we might get up to in the county this summer!

Golfing break

Summer is the perfect time to play a few rounds of golf.Fortunately, Cheshire is home to many high-quality golf courses.Of particular note is Carden Park in Cheshire, where visitors have access to not one, but two different eighteen-hole courses.

Once you’ve played your round, you’ll be able to unwind in the hotel’s spa and swimming baths, and then take a moment to eat in one of two restaurants – or enjoy a drink in one of two bars.If you’re looking for a base of operations from which to travel to the other areas of the county, then the hotel is an excellent candidate, boasting great transport links to the rest of Cheshire.Alternatively, if you’re looking to for a venue for a conference or corporate retreat, then you’ll find that Carden Park is among the foremost Conference Venues in Cheshire.

See the Dinosaurs

Chester Zoo is an attraction that’s famed throughout the land, and thousands of tourists make their way here every day in the hope of catching a glimpse of a tiger, giraffe or endangered tapir.Yet the newest attraction at the zoo displays creatures of an altogether different kind – the sort which roamed the earth more than sixty-five million years ago!

With the help of some clever design and animatronics, the zoo has put together a walk-through exhibition of dinosaurs that will delight small children – and intrigue adults, too.This summer, you’ll be able to see Utahraptors, Gigantosaurs and Brachiasaurs as well as elephants and meerkats.The dinosaur exhibit was an enormous success last time it rolled around in 2012, so don’t miss the chance to get another look in 2016.The exhibit closes on September 4th, so you’ve plenty of time to get yourself down to the zoo and take a look!

Open Air Theatre

If your tastes are more thespian, then you might be in search of something altogether different.Fortunately, Cheshire is home to a great deal of high-quality theatre; and there are few more famous than the open-air version which runs every year at Grosvenor Park.

This year, the company is running two works of Shakespeare, along with a theatrical reworking of Clive King’s famous novel, Stig of the Dump.‘As you like it’ is one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays, but it still features among his most memorable words in the form of the ‘all the world’s a stage’ speech.‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ is another comedy that’s considered by many to be the first play Shakespeare ever wrote.The theatre is well-respected, earning five-star reviews in The Stage, and so it’s a perfect way for a theatregoer to enjoy a play in the open summer’s air.

Lego

Lego is a toy that’s proven immensely popular with children for decades – and many of those children have gone on to use the toy as adults, too, spending their evening hours building ever-more complex replicas of planes, trains and automobiles.

This summer, Chester Cathedral is the unlikely venue for an exhibit of Lego-construction prowess.All of the aforementioned modes of transport will be present – in knobbly brick form – along with afew others, like boats and spaceships.If you’ve got children to entertain, then be sure to take them along – a family ticket is just £10.Naturally, you’ll also be able to take a stroll around the Cathedral itself while you’re there – and marvel at its soaring gothic architecture for yourself.

The Lego exhibition will be open until the 4th of September.

Art

Chester is also home to a vibrant art scene.This summer, the city’s Grosvenor Museum is playing host to one of John Piper’s works – a dramatic print which exhibits some of his talent – and some of Chester’s most evocative architecture.The Piper print was inspired by Eaton Hall, the nearby county house of the duke of Westminster.The museum is open between 10:30am-5pm on Monday to Saturday, and 1-4pm on Sunday.Visitors will be able to enjoy the print until the end of September – and there are plenty more works on display there, too.

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