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ParentFolk Picks: 5 fun places to head with kids on a rainy day!

So the weather isn’t playing ball this week, but that’s not to say you still can’t have a great time with the littlefolk. Here’s some cool Summer holidays stuff to do this week whilst avoiding the rain.

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Engaged in fun! History meets digital at Chester: A Life Story

Chester: A Life Story.

A cutting edge new Chester attraction that pushes the boundaries of engaging people with the past. Combining some incredible digital technology with historical archives and artefacts to present the story of Chester in a whole new light!

With doors to open, buttons to press and lots of hidden fun to uncover, discover the historical characters of Chester with this alternative family attraction.

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Boulder Hut
Boulder Hut, Ellesmere Port, offers climbing for all ages and abilities

Boulder Hut, Ellesmere Port

Boulder Hut features more than 1,000 sq m of climbing for every age and ability and has a dedicated children’s area that our littlefolk love.

Check out their summer and holiday clubs for added holiday adventure! There’s a fab vegan café on site too, and they make a fantastic coffee.

Open weekdays from 10am

Everyman Cinema
This is how to cinema. Comfy sofas and snacks served to your seats.

The Everyman Cinema, Liverpool

Our favourite go to boutique cinema venue. Curl up in the sofa style seating, let the kids choose their own made to order ice cream sundaes, and have snacks (and even a glass of wine) delivered to your seat! Showing this week:

  • The Lion King
  • Toy Story 4
  • Horrible Histories

A long lunch – The White Horse, Chester Racecourse, Chester

Kids eat FREE* during the summer holidays! Yippee! One of our favourite family venues, come rain or shine you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome and a delicious bite to eat. Get together with friends and the kids can play whilst you have a catch up!

There’s a play area outside (which kids seem to love rain or shine!) and you’ll often find a variety of visiting kids activity pop ups during school holidays.

(*For every adult main course purchased, receive a children’s meal complimentary. Valid Monday-Friday from 22nd July to 30th August)

Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral’s world premiere exhibition – The Deep – made with LEGO® bricks.

Chester Cathedral – The DEEP – a world premiere brick exhibition

This summer journey beneath the waves at Chester Cathedral’s world premiere exhibition – The Deep – made with LEGO® bricks.

In The Deep, come face-to-face with a 1.75 metre yellow tuna fish – made of 13,000 bricks; a fearsome Mako Shark created with 80,000 bricks and a massive giant squid containing 120,000 bricks which is 2.7 metres tall, and over eighty other creatures!  It’s an event not to be missed.

The Deep features hand-built LEGO® brick statues that have been devised to entertain whilst educating children and families about the incredible diversity of life in the Earth’s oceans, and about the major environmental issues that threaten their existence.

Don’t miss the cathedral’s ‘LEGO® Make and Take’ workshops – family fun on selected dates throughout August. Spaces are limited, so pre-book your place to avoid disappointment.

The Deep – Opening Times:  Monday – Saturday: from 9.30am.  Sunday from 11.30am.  Closing times vary – check the cathedral website for exact details.

Tickets: children £4. adults £6.  Family Ticket £15. (which admits two adults and up to two children)

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