Welcome to the 2017 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

Three Chester days out for kids

The city of Chester is something of a jewel in the crown of the North West. It is a fantastic place to visit as a family thanks to its many historical sites, including the city walls and Chester Castle, as well as Grosvenor Museum.

However, there is much more to the city than just its historical elements. If you are looking for something different to do with the kids on your trip to Chester, you will find that there is no shortage of unique attractions to keep you and, more importantly, the children busy:

Kayaking on the Dee

The River Dee stretches along 12 miles of the city, encompassing a number of popular attractions along the way, which makes it a great place to visit. As such, a River Dee kayak hire is an affordable way of exploring the city, whilst also getting some exercise and bonding with the family.

It is possible to hire kayaks for a full or just half a day, depending on your schedule. There are also opportunities for lessons, if you are a complete novice when it comes to kayaking in Chester.

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway is the perfect attraction for people of all ages. Not far from the city centre, miniature diesel and steam trains travel a quarter-mile circuit around a pond.

Children will delight in spotting the geese, ducks and squirrels that live in the area, as well as the many Thomas the Tank Engine souvenirs in the station. Meanwhile, parents will appreciate having the load taken off their feet.

Ghost Hunter Trail

For something truly different, why not take the whole family on a chilling walk through Chester, where you will be regaled with tales of the city’s ghostly past and present. Chester’s ghost tours are suitable for children of all ages, but caution should be exercised with more sensitive kids.