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Family-Friendly Walks in Cheshire with Great Takeaway Coffee

By Jenny Schippers – 9th November 2020
Espositos Coffee Takeaway

Family-Friendly Walks in Cheshire with Great Takeaway Coffee

 

There are not too many positives to take from Lockdown 3.0, especially after weeks of juggling homeschooling and work however, the fact that many coffee vans and shops are able to remain open for takeaway coffees, alongside National Trust properties and playgrounds being allowed to stay open, is proving a saviour for parents across the land!

The Spring days are also getting longer, the sun feels slightly warmer (when it is not snowing!), the flowers are beginning to bloom, and the prospect of a week away from homeschooling, during Half Term, is an appealing thought for many.

 

Remember to Stay Local

 

The government guidance surrounding our daily exercise remains the same; you are expected to be responsible with your movements, stay local, and only travel a ‘reasonable’ distance for your daily exercise. If you have children that are climbing the walls, however, or the thought of another day of homeschooling fills you with fear, why not take a read through my suggestions for Cheshire walks with great coffee and see where is local to you.

It will hopefully inspire you to try somewhere different (whilst remaining local) or to save for a post-lockdown adventure and something to look forward to in the coming months. 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 as always, park considerately, take your rubbish home, and if somewhere looks busy, come back another day.

Family-Friendly Walks in Cheshire with Great Takeaway Coffee

 

Victoria Park, Widnes

Birchfield 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, Warrington

Walton 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 Village

Eagle 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, Knutsford

Moorside, 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 for post-lockdown use. 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 Forest

Delamere 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) (check social media for reopening updates). There have been recent reports of visitors to Delamere Forest not disposing of rubbish so please make sure to take yours home with you.

 

Parkgate, Wirral

The Parade, Parkgate, CH64 6SB

Parkgate is not only home to the famous Nicholls ice cream but it is also a Conservation Area for waterbirds and a dropping off point for the Wirral Way. Pick up a takeaway coffee from The Elephant Lounge, open daily from 9 am, and walk along the front. The path along the promenade is quite narrow however, they have widened it to allow for social distancing, but ensure you are always able to make space for others.

 

Queens Park Crewe

Victoria Avenue, Crewe, CW2 7SE

This vast, 45-acre park is open daily 8 am – 4.30 pm and includes an ornamental lake, a children’s play area, a 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 Loop

Shrewbridge 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 Wood

Ashleymill 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. Please ensure you walk to this site, there are maps and walking trails on the Instagram page.

 

The Carrs Park, Wilmslow

The Carrs Park, Chancel Lane, Wilmslow, Sk9 4AA

The Carrs Park, located in Wilmslow, is a pretty 70-acre municipal park complete with a children’s playground, miles of paved pathways, basketball courts, football pitches, a picnic area, and riverside walks along the River Bollin. The woodland footpath alongside the river has links to Styal Country Park and the Dean Valley. The Cafe Azul kiosk, open daily until 4 pm during the Winer months, provides a selection of takeaway hot & cold drinks, cakes, and toasted paninis.

 

Stamford Park, Hale

Stamford Road, Hale, Cheshire, WA15 9EP

Stamford Park located in Hale, close to Altrincham, is an oval-shaped 16-acre park with four entrances, the main being off Stamford Road, close to the Little Deli Company open daily, 9 am to 3 pm, for takeaway drinks, toasties, and cakes. The Grade II listed park features a duck pond, a children’s playground, sports pitches, paved pathways, and woodland trails. The large central grassed area, originally a cricket ground, allows for safe play and a place to have a picnic in the Summer months.

 

 

**Always check social media for opening times and updates before setting off on your walk and remember to stay local**

 

Did you Enjoy Reading?

If you enjoyed this blog, why not take a read of a couple of other relevant blog posts including:

The Best Pram Friendly and Accessible Walks in Cheshire here

Winter Walks in Cheshire and Merseyside here

 

Girl About Cheshire

For more Cheshire adventures and inspiration, head to the Girl About Cheshire Instagram page and do not forget to tag me in your local adventures using the hashtag #MakingMemoriesInCheshire for a chance to be featured in my stories.

 

Thank you for reading,

Jenny x

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