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!

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Top five school trips to take in Chester’s green spaces

Chester has a significant number of green spaces, and there have been many spotlights on the best ones to visit. Many of them have actually been highlighted as some of the finest in the UK, which means they provide great sites to visit when in Chester, especially for school trips.

It takes a unique place to be fit for a school trip. Usually, there has to be a learning experience involved, and it must ignites children’s imagination in order to educate them.

Chester is a great place for a school trip because it is surrounded by great countryside and unique views. The following are five of the best green spaces to experience in Chester.

1. Westminster Park

One of the parks that has been awarded Green Flag status, Westminster Park is a well maintained attraction with plenty of opportunities for recreation and leisure for all people. It is especially suitable for school trips due to the Green Flag status, as this means it is safe and welcoming, ticking all the criteria for a fun and friendly green open space.

This park provides a range of activities, including a golf course, open lawns for croquet or bowling, and even football and cricket pitches. Also, the recently developed picnic benches serve as a great place for lunch.

2. Alexandra Park

This is similar to Westminster Park in that it offers something for everyone, be it an organised game of tennis or bowling, a quiet stroll through the open green spaces or even a recreational afternoon at the children’s play area.

A school trip to Alexandra Park could involve a leisurely stroll through the peaceful garden, giving children the chance to experience nature and learn from the area around them. It is also a good place to get some fresh air, as being outdoors can often breathe fresh life into children’s enthusiasm.

3. The Meadows

In the heart of the city, alongside the famous River Dee, is a unique patch of green space frequented by wildlife lovers. It is a great location to learn more about the birds feeding in the meadow, ideal for a science lesson. Alternatively, relaxing along the riverside would be a great opportunity to undertake an art lesson, capturing the magic of Chester’s boats pass by.

4. Caldy Nature Park

Also situated in the city centre, this park is complete with small areas of woodland, wetland and meadow just ready to explore. There are even events organised here during the year, which include practical tasks to take part in every month. It is a great place to enhance children’s flair for the outdoors and its activities.

5. Blacon Adventure Playground and city farm

Lastly, Blacon Adventure Playground is an area full of green spaces and fun activities. It was established 40 years ago and has since been a free area for people of all ages to enjoy. It is suitable for school trips as it includes both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as workshops