Karting, diving and zipping

Enjoy heats and sprints at Apex Kart, diving with sharks at Blue Planet, or going ape in Delamere Forest. Meet 20,000 animals at Chester Zoo or play adventure golf at The Ice Cream Farm. For grown-ups, will it be a saunter around Chester’s walls, cathedrals and tower, a spa day at Carden Park, or an adrenaline rush at Zip World?

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Country kids

Enjoy open and private events, grid starts, heats, sprints and endurance races at Apex Kart in Chester then wrap things up on the space-themed, glow-in-the-dark golf course. See the Flintshire scenery on horseback with the Sychdyn Riding Centre. Or dive with sharks at the Blue Planet Aquarium.

Go Ape among the Delamere Forest treetops, or stick to the forest floor on segways. Stick around to discover the forest on two wheels with transport from the Delamere Bike Shop. Or learn about Chester’s rich history and Roman past at the Dewa Roman Experience complete with soldiers and visible archaeological remains.

Climb the walls at The Boardroom Climbing on Deeside. Meet over 20,000 animals in 128 acres of zoological gardens at Chester Zoo. Enjoy the adventure golf, sand play, mini-tractors and more at The Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall. Or ride the steam and diesel trains along the Chester Grosvenor Miniature Railway.

Brave the gravity-defying slides, the Spinning Disk, Titanic and the terrifying Flusher at The Crocky Trail. Say hi to farmyard animals, plus exciting play structures and wild woodland at Blacon Adventure Playground. Fly your kites and watch for seals at Kinmel Bay Beach. Or enjoy year-round events at Tatton Park.

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For the grown ups

Back a winner at Chester Races and enjoy private dining with balcony views of the final furlongs. Blast clay from the sky at the Big Shoot on Deeside. Play some picturesque golf at Padeswood and Buckley Golf Club. Or follow the wooded valley under the high cliffs on a walk at Loggerheads County Park.

Fish for mirrors, commons, ghosties and 1000 carp at Gweryd Lakes Fishery. Continue the wet theme at Liverpool Water Sports Centre, with sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding or powerboating. Or ride natural rapids on a raft with the National White Water Centre in Bala.

Keep the adrenaline coursing at Zip World, home to the 100mph zip wire through a disused quarry, plus mountain karting, tree-trekking, trampolining in the trees, and the truly terrifying 100-foot trap door. Or ride the underground zip lines and hit the trampolines at Bounce Below.

Chill your beans at Chester Cathedral and take the tower tour with its great views of the city. Stay in town to walk the city walls, then taste the lemon posset, porter or real ale from the Chester Brewhouse microbrewery. Or book a spa day at Carden Park complete with treatments, healthy lunch and glass of Bolly.

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