6 things to do in Cheshire during the Bank Holiday weekend

Baby Rothschild giraffe Chester Zoo

Albert, the Rothschild giraffe was born during the Spring lockdown - Credit: Chester Zoo

It's all about the great outdoors in the next Bank Holiday weekend. Organised events are starting to be confirmed, but you need to be quick as places are limited. 

Find bluebells
It's coming to the end of bluebells season, but you may still be able to catch the last remnants of Spring during at the end of April.
Here are a few of the best places to spot bluebells in Cheshire.

Visit a garden
The National Garden Scheme is back this year and you can visit a trio of residential gardens in Barlborough or Laskey Farm in Thelwall. Places are limited and pre-booking is recommended
Click here to see more NGS open gardens in Cheshire over the summer. 
ngs.org.uk
 

BeWILDerwood Cheshire

BeWILDerwood is in 70 acres of woodland next to the historic Cholmondeley Castle - Credit: BeWILDerwood

Head for the Trees 
After spending so much time inside, embrace the outdoors with Cheshire’s much-anticipated outdoor adventure park. Think of the biggest wooden play structures and treehouses, high up in the trees, a massive maze to get lost in, wobbly zip wires, and giant slippery slides. All activities and crafts are included in the ticket price. The perfect, much-needed family day out.  
cheshire.bewilderwood.co.uk

Go to the zoo
Chester Zoo is back open again. There is a limit on the number of visitors which means a pre-book system in place. 
If you're lucky enough to get yourself a spot, take the opportunity to be one of the first to see Alber,t,, the baby Rothschild giraffe who was born during lockdown.
www.chesterzoo.org/pre-book-your-ticket-for-repening

Drive in cinema
The Christie are hosting a series of drive-in movies over the Bank Holiday weekend in the woodlands of Arley Hall & Gardens. 
With state of the art sound, the Iconic100 screen and a fantastic selection of movies, food and drinks Drive-in for The Christie is the perfect answer to a social distanced, socially bubbled night in support of the staff and patients of The Christie. 
www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity/movies

READ MORE: Outdoor cinema showings in Cheshire this summer

Go for a walk
Although the ‘stay at home’ rule ended on 29 March, many restrictions remain in place. People are advised to minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes.
However, there are a number of walks available on our website, including this selection of walks from our archive.

Don't forget, for outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) the Rule of 6, still applies. This means either 6 people or 2 households are allowed to meet outdoors.
Great picnic spots in and around Cheshire

You can however, dine outside again. But places will be extremely limited. 
19 places to eat outdoors in Cheshire after lockdown

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