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5 of the best family getaways in Cheshire

A family getaway is something that we crave during the winter months, and Cheshire is the most perfect place to escape with the kids for a cosy weekend or longer. With many family attractions on your doorstep, you can choose a jam-packed weekend full of fun or a relaxing escape to the countryside.

It’s important to get your family-friendly accommodation booked when looking to visit Cheshire, and these handpicked options provide you with some magnificent choices to suit your family’s needs. Somewhere where the kids will be happy, but also the adults. Keep reading for 5 of the best family getaways in Cheshire.

Girl About Cheshire
January 7, 2024


Sandhole Cottages, Crowton

Close to the magical Delamere Forest, Sandhole Cottages provide families with cosy, yet luxurious self-catering accommodation. Guests can make their stay as adventurous or relaxing as they choose with countryside walks, city strolls through Chester or family days out to Chester Zoo, Cheshire Ice Cream Farm or the Blue Planet Aquarium not so far away.

There are three, two-bed holiday cottages, all comfortably sleeping a family of 4, and with additional single beds or sofa beds available for larger families – dogs are also welcome too. All cottages are complete with private terraces with hot tubs, perfect for al fresco dining or an afternoon dip.

The cottages have children’s books, board games, and outdoor toys for you to enjoy, so the children will be entertained on cosy days in – plus if you’re staying in The Burrow, they will love the secret mezzanine.

So if you’re looking for some peace and quiet, and an escape in Cheshire, Sandhole Cottages is your place for a family getaway in Cheshire.

The Hotel, Chester

Located in central Chester, a short walk from Grosvenor Park, The Treehouse room at The Hotel Chester is showstopping for families. This self-catering apartment is within the hotel and is designed for children, with its mini entrance and a huge ‘movie-night’ sofa-bed, with faux trees inside, it sure brings the outdoors in. The luxurious room is also perfect for adults, with deluxe spa goodies and a free-standing, huge, copper bath – it’s a haven tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Stepping out into Chester, you’re spoilt for choice on what to do with the kids. A walk along the River Dee, a boat trip, Chester Grosvenor Park, the city walls and places like the Storyhouse with family activities for you to enjoy. You’re central to everything here in Chester, but there’s nothing better than having a fun day out and coming back to your quirky, and fun hotel room, ready for a night in front of Netflix.

If this sounds like your perfect family getaway in Cheshire…

Combermere Abbey, Whitchurch

Set in acres of Cheshire countryside, Combermere Abbey is a hidden gem, not far from the historical town of Whitchurch. Famous for their weddings, this historic site boasts 10 luxury holiday cottages great for families, 9 within the courtyard and 1 at the entrance of the estate – Stone Lodge. You could hear a pin drop here at Combermere, and you have access to woodland and lakeside walks within the grounds that are usually closed to the public. The cottages scream ‘country-chic’, with features the kids will love in each cottage. The breakfast hampers are a big hit, full of locally sourced goodies.

There’s lots to explore close to Combermere, including Whitchurch itself. There are many country villages and country pubs nearby, Audlem is a favourite with canal-side pubs, and Nantwich is also a nice stroll with shopping. A short trip down the A49 and you head into Shropshire with lots to do in the town of Shrewsbury.

Does this quiet, country escape sound like your family getaway in Cheshire?

Lady Heyes Park, Frodsham

Lady Hayes is located close to Frodsham and looks out over the rolling hills of Cheshire. This glamping, camping and touring park is vibrant and fun for the kids. There are so many styles of accommodation available, from glamping pods, luxury glamping pods, RV trailers and stagecoaches – most have hot tubs available, so you can relax and look out at the stars and the Cheshire views when the kids are in bed.

What isn’t here for kids? Coco’s Playbarn is on site (winner), there’s lots of space for them to roam, there’s fun and unusual shopping including a sweet shop and there’s a cafe. Delamere Forest is just a five-minute drive away, which is always great for the kids with their woodland trails and bike hire.

So for a fun and unusual stay in Cheshire, Lady Heyes is your place for your Cheshire family getaway. For more information on the variety at Lady Heyes…

The Hollies Retreats, Hollies Farm Shop

Hollies Farm Shop is renowned in Cheshire, and they have outstanding accommodation on site. Luxury woodland cabins, along with hot tubs, are the perfect retreat for families seeking some relaxation in Cheshire. Set close to their award-winning farm shop and gift barn, the whole place is a spectacle and oozes local Cheshire goodness. The lodges feel like you’re stepping into a cosy, forest cabin – and they’re perfect for families of all sizes.

The Hollies Lodges is surrounded by more Cheshire villages, from photogenic Little Budworth to Tarporley to explore, all with outstanding pubs and areas of interest for families. Arley Hall, known for Peaky Blinders filming locations is not so far too – and this has the most spectacular children’s play area. Kelsall Village and Delamere Forest are more areas of interest that’ll be a hit with the kids.

Craving a woodland retreat? The Hollies is your place for your family getaway in Cheshire.

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Girl About Cheshire

January 7, 2024