Day trips in and around Knutsford – Knutsford Times

Day trips in and around Knutsford

Are you planning on a trip to Knutsford or are you passing through and taking a break in Cheshire on your way? We’ve put together a list of some of the best days out the local area has to offer so that you can make the most of your time in the area.

Tatton Park

Probably one of Knutsford’s most well-known attractions, Tatton Park has activities and points of interest for all the family to enjoy. Located in 1,000 acres of beautiful country park, the former Egerton family home and gardens are open for you to explore with deer, farm animals, Medieval Old Hall, sailing, stables, shopping and over 100 events a year. The estate was the property of the Egerton family for over 400 years before it was passed over to the National Trust in 1958. The park is open throughout the year.

For more information and details of prices, events and directions visit www.tattonpark.org.uk

Tabley House

A Palladian House designed and built in 1761 for the Leicester family, who lived at Tabley for 700 years, Tabley House contains the first collection of English paintings ever made in the rooms for which they created including works from Turner, Lawrence and other English masters. There’s furniture by Gillow, Bullock and Chippendale as well as a 17th century chapel which was moved from an island in 1927 due to brine pumping and re-erected adjacent to the house. Tabley House has been the scene for various TV productions as well as being available for weddings, civil partnerships and corporate hire. Fully accessible for those with mobility impairment, entry costs just £5 per ticket and afternoon tea/light refreshments are available.

Find out more about Tabley House at www.visitcheshire.com

Knutsford Treasure Hunt Trail

Follow a self-guided treasure hunt themed walking trail around Knutsford and discover more about the area at your own pace. Approximately 1.7 miles long and taking 2 hours to complete, there’s the chance to win some real treasure as all correct answers are entered into a monthly prizes draw. A circular loop trail that starts at The Old Sessions House on Tatton Street in Knutsford, you’ll enjoy exploring the local town on a route that takes you towards and into Tatton Park, to the Moor and along King Street, giving you plenty of opportunity to enjoy the town’s unique architecture and history.

Find out more about the Treasure Hunt Trail is available at: www.treasuretrails.co.uk

Gauntlet Birds of Prey, Eagle and Vulture Park

Gauntlet Birds of Prey houses over 120 birds of prey including owls, falcons, hawks, eagles and vultures as well as the largest ream of free flying kites in the country. It’s the largest collection of birds of prey in the North West and is one of only 5 bird of prey centres in the UK to be a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. There are regular flying displays, vulture feeding and meet and greet presentation. Open 7 days per week from March to October and weekends only from November to February.

Visit www.gauntlet.info for more information about Gauntlet Birds of Prey

Knutsford Heritage Centre

Set in the centre of Knutsford, in a reconstructed 17th century timber framed building on King Street, take in three galleries, two beautifully maintained gardens and a variety of exhibitions, demonstrations, walks, talks and activities. The Knutsford Heritage Centre is also the home of the Knutsford Millennium Tapestry, a 13 metre long tapestry created by over 3,000 local residents to celebrate the millennium year.

To find out what’s on at Knutsford Heritage Centre visit: www.knutsfordheritage.co.uk

Penny Farthing Museum

The UKs only Penny Farthing museum is in Knutsford and features over 40 penny farthing models and memorabilia, including some of the most collectable and valuable machines still in existence. Based at the Courtyard Coffee House, grab a cake and a brew before you head off on your way.

For more information visit www.thecourtyardknutsford.co.uk/museum

Makers Market Knutsford

Held on the first Sunday of every month, Knutsford’s Makers Market is one of the largest artisan markets of its type in the UK, with only the finest food, drink, art and craft. The market is located on Princess Street, WA16 6BU and offers something for everyone.

Find out more at www.themakersmarket.co.uk/markets/knutsford/

Curzon Cinema

A cultural hub for audiences and local businesses, the Curzon Cinema shows everything from must-see blockbusters and independent films. It also hosts a range of events throughout the year Accessible for those with disabilities and with an induction loop facility for those who are hard of hearing.

Check out what’s on at Curzon at www.curzoncinemas.com/knutsford/

Peover Hall and Gardens

A Grade II listed Elizabethan family house dating from 1585, Peover Hall features beautiful gardens, working stables, estate cottages and the parish church of St Laurence which contains two Mainwaring Chapels. Full of history, Peover Hall has been used in various TV productions and regularly hosts events. Open from May to August, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with refreshments and tours available.

For more information about Peover Hall and Gardens visit www.hha.org.uk/Property/580/Peover-Hall

Shopping

Uniquely positioned with a fantastic variety of thriving independent shops and high street retailers, spending a day shopping in Knutsford and grabbing a bite to eat and a coffee or a prosecco can be a great way to relax and enjoy the surroundings of Cheshire.

Find out more about shopping in Knutsford at www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/tourism/knutsford-town-centre

Spa days

If you’re looking for a more pampering day out, the why not visit one of the fantastic local spas for a day of luxurious top to toe treatments? Cottons Hotel, The Mere Gold Resort & Spa, Cheshire Health Club & Spa and Knutsford Spa are all fantastic choices to while away a day in style.

There are plenty of different activities in Knutsford to suit every taste so why not plan your visit today.