Attractions and Theme Parks

Please call in advance before visiting to ensure that the venues are open

Tatton Park

Tatton Park Gardens, Farm and Mansion are open. Visits need pre-booked tickets with arrival times. For more information on what’s on:

Delamere Forest

Opening times: 8:00am to 5:00pm. They have limited services available and have only opened services that are safe for visitors and staff. For more information, visit the Delamere Forest website and see the list below.

  • Toilets Open
  • Café Open
  • Bike Shop Open
  • Bike Hire Open
  • Walking Trails Open
  • Cycling Trails Open
  • Car Parks Open
  • Go Ape Open
  • Gruffalo Orienteering Closed

For further advice on keeping your visit the Forestry England - coronavirus visitor guide.

The Trentham Estate

Open, including the gardens, shopping village, monkey forest and treetop adventures. Find out more at the Trentham Estate website and for specific events, visit the Trentham Gardens events page.

Alton Towers

Theme park and accommodation are open pre booking essential. For more information and covid-19 safety measures in place visit

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The amusement park is open, pre-booked tickets only. As an outdoor attraction they have a range of policies and procedures to ensure the parks remain as safe as possible. For more information visit the Blackpool Pleasure Beach website.

Chester Zoo

Open daily over the summer from 10am-5pm online booking in advance only for more information visit the Chester Zoo website.

National Trust-Parks and Gardens

Some National Trust gardens and parks, as well as car parks, are open in line with government guidance. You will need to book your visit in advance. More information on days out in the North West.

Arley Hall and Gardens

The gardens, children’s play zone, grove and woodland walks are open no booking required, please bring a mask as entry is via the gift shop. Open from 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm).   For more information visit Arley Hall families and the Arley Hall opening page.

Blue Planet Aquarium

Open 7 days per week 10am – 5pm, last entry 4pm. Due to Covid-19, talks and feeds are not taking place following Government Guidelines. For more Information visit the Blue Planet opening times page. Christmas Eve we close at 4pm (last entry at 3pm), closed Christmas Day.  Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 December we close at 6pm (last entry 5pm).

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