Choose Chester for a family-friendly break
08 May 2012
If you're looking for a site that combines a relaxing natural
setting with close proximity to a charming city, head for
Chester Fairoaks Caravan Club site is conveniently placed near
both the M53 (for access to North Wales) and the city of Chester,
providing the ideal space to indulge in both relaxation and retail
One of the things that Chester is best known for is its shops.
From familiar high street names to unique boutiques, even the most
ardent shopaholic will be spoilt for choice here. A highlight
is the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, which houses more than 140
shops offering discounts of as much as 50 per cent.
When you're ready to take a break from your retail therapy,
there's a host of pretty restaurants and cafes where you can
refuel. One of the best is Moules a go-go, a bright and
stylish eatery known for its fresh steamed Anglesey mussels, served
in aromatic sauces alongside crunchy fries.
Chester also caters extremely well for families. Visitors of all
ages are sure to be enthralled by a trip to the Blue Planet
Aquarium. This sea life attraction centre even offers shark diving
experience for kids and adults alike, if you're brave enough to go
for a swim with these toothy creatures.
The aquarium is home to the largest sand tiger collection in
Of course, no visit to Chester would be complete without exploring
its beloved zoo. The award-winning Chester Zoo is the number
one charity zoo in the UK and is one of the best of its kind in the
world. It houses more than 7,000 species of animal.
If you're lucky enough to enjoy some sunshine on your trip to
Chester Fairoaks, you might like to take a trip to the National
Waterways Museum. Here you can take a boat trip along the
canal and learn about the history of the area's waterways through
interactive displays, films and audio recordings.
For an equally enchanting trip into the past, visit the nearby
Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village, a remarkably
well-preserved village that provides insight into what life was
like in the UK at the end of the 19th century.