Welcome to the 2018 season

Our website will shortly be updated so that you can book and pay for your paddling online. Until then, reach us by phone, or by email at enquiries@chesterkayakhire.co.uk, where there will always be a prompt and friendly reply. See you on the river soon!

Tel: 01244 422007

Enjoy outdoor theatre at Grosvenor Park this summer

If you are looking for something a bit different to do when you’re not kayaking on the River Dee this summer, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre could be just the thing for you.

Open air theatre and film screenings are very popular at the moment, and they are an excellent way to spend a few hours on a warm summer evening. Chester’s Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is one of the biggest and best open air theatre companies north of London.

This year, the theatre will be presenting an eclectic mix of works in order to ensure that there is something for everyone who wants to participate.

Classic romance

Lovers of the classics will be pleased to know that the company will be performing their take on the Shakespeare classic, ‘Romeo and Juliet’. This event would be perfect for date nights, romantic getaways and simply for people who love the arts.

The company will also be performing Shakespeare’s popular Elizabethan comedy ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ – the ideal play to catch when you want to wind down from an action packed day on the River Dee.

Children’s theatre

Children are more than welcome at the Open Air Theatre too, and this summer they will be treated to the wonderful classic ‘The Wind in The Willows’, which has been adapted for theatre by Glyn Maxwell, who recently penned Cyrano de Bergerac to much acclaim.


This will be the fifth year that the theatre has taken residence in Grosvenor Park and the event is increasingly popular. If you wish to attend, you should visit the event’s official website to book as soon as possible.

Theatre attendees are permitted to bring a picnic meal to enjoy before the shows get started, but there are also caterer’s onsite who can provide meals for those of you who wish to relax and let someone else take care of dinner.