The Best Outdoor Days Out in Cheshire during Lockdown 2.0 with Great Coffee

By Jenny Schippers – 9th November 2020
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Outdoor Days Out in Cheshire with Great Coffee

There are not many positives to Lockdown 2.0 vs Lockdown 1.0 aside from the fact that many cafés, coffee vans, and coffee shops are remaining open for takeout alongside National Trust properties and playgrounds. The government guidance, however, remains the same and you are expected to be responsible with your movements and only travel a reasonable distance for your daily exercise. Whether you have children or not, the thought of taking a walk or visiting a playground, when you know there is going to be great takeaway coffee is always a massive plus so I have pulled together a handy list for you to use over the next couple of weeks. I have aimed to cover most areas within the Cheshire region, so you are not travelling too far to visit any of these. Please use common sense; social distance always, park considerately, take rubbish home, and if somewhere looks busy, come back another day.

Outdoor Activities in Cheshire with Great Coffee

Victoria Park, WidnesBirchfield Avenue, Widnes, WA8 6PX

Situated close to Widnes town centre, this Green Flag awarded park ticks all the boxes for a family-friendly day out. Free parking is available on the roads that surround the park (park responsibly); there is an ornamental lake, skatepark, secure playground, climbing wall, tennis/basketball courts, and park pavilion. Esposito’s is open daily 9 am – 5 pm serving their full food, ice cream, and drinks range as a takeaway. There is plenty of outdoor seating including benches and covered areas in the pavilion.

Walton Gardens, WarringtonWalton Lea Road, Higher Walton, Warrington, WA4 6SN

Situated close to Stockton Heath this vast and very popular parkland remains open from 8 am daily including the playground (the Children’s Zoo is currently closed) and Heritage Café serving takeaway food and drink from The Stables yard. The café is open daily 9 am – 4 pm and although their outdoor seating area is closed, there are plenty of benches throughout the park and playground to sit. The toilets remain open. You can also purchase a nature trail from the Cafe to complete with little ones as you walk around the park.

Lymm VillageEagle Brow, Lymm, WA13 0LJ

The picturesque village of Lymm has plenty of places to both walk and drink great coffee! Whilst walking at Lymm Dam you can stop for a coffee at the Avanti coffee van serving daily 7 am – 5 pm or the nearby Church Green Deli, open Wednesday – Saturday 8 am – 7 pm and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm. In the village centre, you could choose a walk along the canal or Trans Pennine Trail but first, make a stop at The Coffee House open daily Monday – Friday 8 am – 5.30 pm, Saturday 8.30 am – 5 pm and Sunday 9.30 am – 5 pm.

The Moor, KnutsfordMoorside, Knutsford, WA16 6ES

A short walk from the high street, The Moor offers an open parkland with an ornamental lake, an enclosed playground for both older and younger ages, and a picnic area. On Sundays, locals flock here to visit the bright orange Tatton Perk coffee van that serves award-winning coffee. During the week (Monday – Thursday 8 am – 1.30 pm), you will find Tatton Perk located at Booths Park Business Park. This landscaped business park on the outskirts of Knutsford serves local walkers, cyclists, and office workers keen to get away from their desks.

Delamere ForestDelamere Forest Park, Northwich, CW8 2JD

Delamere Forest is always a popular choice, but its sheer scale allows for ample social distancing. With countless miles of walking trails, cycle routes and the Gruffalo Sculpture walk there is something to suit all ages. Whilst in the forest you have two choices to stop and pick up a takeaway coffee, the newly opened Visitor Centre Café open daily 9 am – 5 pm and the quaint Delamere Station House café (CW8 2HZ) which reopens on 28th November with a new Christmas menu as well selling Christmas trees. There have been recent reports of visitors not disposing of rubbish so please make sure to take yours home with you.

Parkgate, WirralThe Parade, Parkgate, CH64 6SB

Parkgate is not only home to the famous Nicholls ice cream but it is also a Conservation Area for waterbirds, a dropping off point for the Wirral Way, and a great spot to sit and watch the world go by. Pick up a takeaway coffee from The Elephant Lounge, open daily from 9 am, and then take a seat on one of the many benches or sandstone wall. The path along the promenade is quite narrow, they have widened it to allow for social distance but ensure you are always able to social distance.

Queens Park CreweVictoria Avenue, Crewe, CW2 7SE

This vast, 45-acre park is open daily 8 am – 4.30 pm and includes an ornamental lake, children’s play area, bandstand, and cycleways. Whilst at the park you can enjoy great takeaway food and drink from the Park Life Café which remains open daily, 9 am – 5 pm.

Nantwich Riverside LoopShrewbridge Road, Nantwich, CW5 7AF

The Nantwich Riverside Loop is an easy 3-mile circular walking route encompassing Nantwich Lake, River Weaver, and Shropshire Union Canal. The trail is a mixture of tarmac paths, grass fields, and a set of steps. Benches are provided at intervals along the walk and you can make a stop at Nantwich Lake to enjoy a well-deserved coffee from The Hub as well as a homemade cake, cruffin, or brownie. Open Friday – Sunday 8 am – 3 pm.

Into the Wild Bushcraft, Bollin WoodAshleymill Lane, Ashley, WA14 3PT

Set in private, ancient woodland close to Ashley village this stunning site allows you to access the beautiful forest trails whilst having the benefit of great takeaway coffee available from the Wild Coffee Shack open daily 8 am – 4 pm, cover is provided by parachute shelters. No Wi-Fi signal is available so it is the perfect spot to switch off and unwind in nature. Outdoor Yoga classes are also available with Laura, check her Instagram for details.

Make sure to tag me in your adventures using #makingmemoriesincheshire and @girlabout.cheshire


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