Summertime activities in Chester

With the academic year at university almost coming to an end, I am beginning to plan my summer activities in Chester. Luckily, there are numerous options to choose from in this city. I have made a list of the activities that I am excited about and hope it will encourage you to explore them too!

Kick back at Moonlight flicks

This summer, I am so excited about the upcoming open-air cinema event at Grosvenor Park happening from July 13th to August 26th, 2024,known as Moonlight Flicks The event features a diverse selection of films, ranging from classic 80s movies to popular musicals. If you're interested in enjoying your favourite movies while feasting on pizza and cocktails, this event is definitely worth checking out!

Sail away with a Chesterboat cruise

One of my goals this summer is to take advantage of the amazing boat rides you can always see going up and down the River Dee. These boats are an iconic part of Chester's rich history, having welcomed visitors to the city for over 40 years. The cruises range from half an hour to two hours long and take you to picturesque spots such as Eaton Estate and Iron Bridge. So, if you want to experience Chester from the water and see the sights of the city beyond the walls, you should definitely book yourself on a boat ride and set sail this summer! The company offers a fantastic student discount, so you won't have to worry about spending too much money!

Hop on, Hop off!

Are you in the mood for some adventure? Why not embark on a thrilling journey as a tourist for a day and explore the beautiful city on an open-top bus? This tour is an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the city's rich culture and heritage. With 12 stops along the way, you can witness the city's history unfold before your very eyes. You can choose to jump off at St John's Church and marvel at the ancient amphitheatre and church ruins, or head over to the Groves and take a leisurely stroll along the serene River Dee. Each stop has its own unique story to tell, making this tour an unforgettable experience.  

If you’re a history lover – this one is for you!

Channel your inner artist!

Somewhere I am excited to return to this summer is Pictura Studios, an art café tucked away in the Eastgate rows. This hidden gem is the perfect place to unleash your creativity. You can choose to paint a new bowl for your furry friend or get yourself a new mug for your morning coffee. Either way, you are guaranteed to have a fun and fulfilling experience. The staff creates a relaxing atmosphere which is ideal for winding down after a long day in the sun. Be sure to check out Pictura Studios and create a unique masterpiece that's truly yours!

Looking for an unforgettable summer experience? Look no further than Chester's exciting line-up of activities and events! From outdoor adventures to cultural festivals, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't let the season pass you by - start exploring all that Chester has to offer today!

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