The Port is the Place for Family Fun

If you’re looking for things to do in Ellesmere Port with the family you’ve come to the right place.

There is a plethora of family friendly pursuits right on your doorstep. And even if you aren’t lucky enough to live in Ellesmere Port, these activities are certainly worth travelling for.

One of the most popular destinations for families is Cheshire Oaks, home to the popular McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, the UK’s largest M&S outside of London, and The Coliseum Leisure Park, where there are plenty of facilities to fill a whole week with a different adventure every day.

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

For those who want to bounce off some steam, they can jump to dizzy new heights at the Freedome Trampoline Park. Or if you’re looking for a slightly less frenetic, but equally fun, indoor activity then there’s Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Vue Cinema and Tenpin Bowling to choose from.

Just around the corner are the delights of the Blue Planet Aquarium where adults and children alike can enter an underwater world with Europe's largest collections of sharks (you can even swim with them if you’re brave enough!).

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium

If regular swimming, minus the sea life, is more your thing, then the Ellesmere Port Sports Village caters for all ages with two pools and various other sporting activities available.

The National Waterways Museum is another treasure for families to enjoy in Ellesmere Port. With a programme of events and exhibitions throughout the year, as well as regular opportunities to take a boat trip (always a massive hit with little ones), enjoy a bike ride or do some wildlife spotting along the canal banks.

National Waterways Museum

National Waterways Museum

Next door to the boat museum you can discover your artistic side at Charley’s Ceramics, where you can paint your own unique ceramic pottery at one of the craft workshops. It’s a great way to share some family time, and you can enjoy an ice cream or a crepe there too!

For little ones who don’t tend to sit still long, then The Fun Factory play centre is another good option for letting off steam.

And once you’ve exhausted all of those indoor activities on rainy days, there’s an array of outdoor fun to be had.

Ellesmere Port has some truly fabulous green spaces. Rivacre Country Park, Stanney Woods and Whitby Park are all a must visit, especially in the summer. The latter even boasts Whitby Hall which regularly hosts theatre performances for the whole family to enjoy. Or why not visit a working farm for the day at Bridge Community Farm on Mill Lane.

And if you venture a couple of miles further afield you can also sample some sweet treats at the family run Backford Belles ice-cream farm, or visit the animals at Hayrack Church Farm.

So come rain, shine or anything in between, there really is fun for all of the family to be had in Ellesmere Port. Please visit individual websites for further details or for more information about ‘What’s on in Ellesmere Port’ visit ellesmereport.yourwestcheshire.co.uk.

 

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