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 free things to do in Chester

When you’re not out exploring the River Dee, kayaking in Chester, or enjoying the (hopefully) pleasant weather, there are plenty of fun-filled events and activities that you can get involved in, in and around Chester this summer.

Read on for a list of some of the most fun free things you and the family can get stuck in to:

Sandy Lane Aqua Park

As fans of kayaking in Chester, you are probably also big fans of the water, thus a trip to Sandy Lane Aqua Park on a sunny day will be the perfect way to cool down, and have some fun family time.

This popular attraction is located on the banks of Chester’s River Dee, so you won’t have far to go. It is open until September, and is home to a 10-feature spray facility, which pretty much ensures an entertaining afternoon. There is also a picnic area for al fresco dining too.

Countess of Chester Country Park

We know that kayakers like to stay active as much as possible, even when they’re not on the water, which is why we recommend a trip to the Countess of Chester Country Park. A short journey form the city centre, this park is the perfect place to spend a sunny summer afternoon, whether you’re looking for a restful walk in tranquil surroundings, or you want to have a kick about with the kids.

Twitching in Parkgate

For something completely different to do around the River Dee, you can’t beat a visit to Parkgate. This lovely place is home to some pretty impressive bird-life. Take your binoculars and a birding book and you and the kids can have hours of fun identifying birds. If you’re lucky you might even see a few lizards, or rare Red Admiral butterflies, which have also been spotted on the site.