Things to do in Cheshire

Image 1 Image 1

There's plenty of things to and explore in Cheshire. From family friendly activities to entertain the kids, to football stadium tours, designer shopping outlets, historic museums and leisurely strolls in Cheshire’s stunning National Parks, you’ll be spoilt for ways to spend your time with us. Here are the top 10 things not to be missed near Mottram Hall.

Tatton Park, Dunham Massey & Lyme Park

Steeped in medieval history, Tatton Park is a National Trust property and one of the UK's most complete historic estates. Home to lots of wildlife, including deer and farm animals, it makes for a fun and memorable day for family and friends.

Chester Zoo

The UK's number one zoo, with over 7000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered on the planet; Chester Zoo is a family favourite and the subject of award-winning Channel 4 documentary, The Secret Life of The Zoo.

Trafford Centre & Barton Square

One of the UK’s largest indoor shopping centres, the Trafford Centre & Barton Square is Manchester's top shopping destination. The mall has a diverse range of shops and restaurants to suit all budgets, plus an eleven screen cinema complex. Better still, there’s over 11,500 free car parking spaces.

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Every day is a sale at Cheshire Oaks McArthurGlen Designer Outlet. It’s home to over 80 designer brands at up 60% less, all year round. With plenty of coffee shops and restaurants to suit all tastes it’s ideal for casual dining after a long day shopping. Popular fashion retailers include; Mulberry, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors and many more.

Manchester United Football Club - Old Trafford

Home to the most successful Premier League football club in history, Old Trafford is a national treasure. The History by Decade exhibition is for those supporters who prefer stories to statistics. It tells the story of United's development from a local works football team to a globally admired empire.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Fascinated by space and science? From stargazing to astrophotography, the Jordell Bank Discovery Centre offers up a unique insight into the wonders of the universe and the opportunity to learn more about the iconic Lovell Telescope.

Quarry Bank Mill

As part of Cheshire's Year of Gardens '08, The National Trust opened the Secret Garden at Quarry Bank for the first time.

Restored to its former glory, this unique 18th century garden contains fine displays of rhododendron and other spring blooms and has delightful vistas, with the River Bollin running through the valley.

Riverside walks, meandering paths and raised beds are some of the features that have been rediscovered during restoration work, reflecting the 'picturesque' style of the original design.

Manchester City Centre

One of the country's most vibrant cities, Manchester city centre is bursting at the seams with cultural activities. From live music, to sports, art and theatre, attractions and fine dining; you'll find it all here and it’s just 30 minutes from Mottram Hall.

Alderley Edge

Popular with famous faces, premiership footballers and the setting for The Housewives of Cheshire TV show, Alderley Edge is home to more millionaires per square mile, than anywhere else in Britain, besides London. A hub of high end boutiques, restaurants and bars, this quaint English village is dominated by The Edge, a wide sandstone escarpment made famous by novelist Alan Garner.

The Peak District National Park

At the southernmost end of the Pennines with breathtaking views, The Peak District National Park is a well-trodden route with ramblers and an idyllic day out for all. The park falls mostly in northern Derbyshire but also includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.