When staying at Pickmere Country House, there are a wealth of on site facilities and activities for you and your family to enjoy, however, if your willing to step outside of Pickmere and travel a little then there are some fantastic nearby attractions sure to excite you and your family.
The UK’s number 1 zoo, boasting an impressive 12000 animals and around 400 different species. Chester Zoo is a world renowned zoo with every changing activities and demonstrations as well as a constantly increasing roster of wildlife. Chester Zoo is open everyday from 10am with the exceptions of Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Knowsley Safari Park
Another one for animal lovers of all ages. Knowsley Safari Park is one of the best Safari parks in the UK with an impressive array of animals. Knowsley also offer Birds of prey and sea lion displays as well as hands on animal experiences with GiraffeS, Meerkats, Big Cats, Elephants and Rhinos.
Knowsley Sarafi Park is open everyday from 10am till 5:30pm.
Blue Planet Aquarium
Blue Planet Aquarium is perfect for a family day out. With a huge array of fish and other sea life, Blue Planet is boy entertaining and educational, with an array of talks and feeds throughout the day for all ages to get involved in. Blue Planet also offers an outdoor play area, an Otter enclosure and Swimming with Shark experiences. Blue planet is open every day, 10am to 5pm monday to friday and 10a, till 6pm at weekends.
Go-Ape Outdoor Centre
An outdoors adventure for all ages. There are several tree top experiences for different ages, a child friendly one and a more challenging one for the older members of the family. As well as the tree top experiences, there are segway tours and zip-line courses as well as a children’s play area. They are closed during December and January and their opening times are dependant on what experience you want.
Chill Factore Skiing
Home to the UK’s longest indoor snowboarding and skiing slope. Offering both free-roam boarding and skiing for the vets and lessons and taster sessions for the rookies. I addition, they offer stag and hen parties. Opening times are subject to change but are usually between 7:30am at the earliest and 11pm at the latest.