Cheshire Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Cheshire Nature and Wildlife Reserves and Attractions, tourist and visitor information, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Cheshire Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Blue Planet Aquarium - Cheshire Oaks - daily shows, talks and feeds, Aquatheatre presentations, Ocean display, Shark dives, diving options for divers with disabilities, Frogs, Otters, underwater walkway, restaurant, shop - disabled toilets, baby-changing, push chair & wheelchair access, lift to each floor, ramps throughout the attraction, wheelchair hire


Cheshire Falconry - Northwich - hands-on birds of prey flying experiences for adults and children, aviary complex with birds of prey from all around the world, flying displays, Blakemere Craft Centre "aviary complex is accessible for wheelchair users. Please phone 01606 882223 to discuss the suitability for wheel chair users on specific experiences as some experiences may be unsuitable"


Chester Zoo - Upton-by-Chester - more than 20,000 animals, over 500 different species, 125 acres of enclosures and gardens, Zoofari Monorail, Lazy River Boat Trip, wet weather walk, places to eat, gift shop - accessible toilets, including a changing places facility changing-places-icon, wheelchair electric scooter and buggy hire, hearing loops, enclosures are designed to make it easy for everyone to see the animals


Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre & Countryside Park - Tarporley - Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre & Countryside Park - 50 acres, Shire horse stud , exhibition centre, nature trail, wild and domesticated animals and birds, gift shop, lakeside Cafe - The farm yard is easily accessible with ramps & gentle slopes. The Nature Trail around the fields is grassed and may be more difficult for wheel chair users


Gauntlet Birds of Prey Eagle and Vulture Park - Knutsford - over 120 birds from 46 different species, flying displays, vulture feeding and meet and greet presentations.
fly anything from a tiny owl on a taster experience to a huge eagle on an ultimate eagle encounter, animals, restaurant - "Gauntlet is wheelchair accessible" we have no other accessibility info for this site


Vale Royal Falconry - Acton Bridge - (visits to the activity centre are by appointment only) - falconry experience days, group classes, private lessons and courses - we have no accessibility info for this site




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