andertonAnderton Boat Lift
Opened in March 2002 following a £7m restoration project to restore the famous Victorian structure. One of the `seven wonders of the waterways´ and a major national tourist attraction. First opened in 1875 and re-adapted to a cogs and pulley system in 1908.

Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, CW9 6FW

Blue Planet Aquarium
Admire Europe´s largest collection of sharks, including sand tigers as you glide through the 70 meter moving walkway. Get up close with rays in the touch pool, look on as the hungry inhabitants are fed and be wowed by daily diver presentations!

Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9LF

chester-zooChester Zoo
Over 7,000 animals in 110 acres of gardens – an exciting fun day out for all.

Upton by Chester, Chester, CH2 1LH

hack-greenHack Green Secret Bunker
One of 21 radar stations in the country that during the Cold War period played a key role in deterring the Soviet Union from military expansion. In 1976 Hack Green was converted into a vast underground complex containing its own generating plant, air conditioning and life support, nuclear fallout filter rooms, communications, emergency water supply and all the support services that would be required to enable the 135 civil servants and military personnel to survive a sustained nuclear attack and to oversee the survival of Cheshire and the government, post nuclear war.

PO Box 127, Nantwich, CW5 8AQ
waterwaysThe National Waterways Museum – Ellesmere Port
The Museum brings Britain´s canal history back to life. Explore the exhibitions in the historic dock complex and experience life aboard the collection of canal and river craft. With over 5,000 objects ranging from large boats to canal company buttons, explore the story of canals and the people who worked on them. Many of the objects are on display at the museum whilst the rest are kept in store in the reserve collection.

Ellesmere Port, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4FW

Stockley Farm
An organic farm on the Arley Estate which grows a variety of crops and vegetables. On arrival you are taken by tractor from the car park to the farm where there is a variety of animals including cows, pigs, goats and lambs. There is also a pets corner and at weekends Bird of Prey displays.

Arley, Northwich, CW9 6LZ

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