Cheshire Visitor Attractions
Cheshire Tourist and Visitor Information with links to heritage, nature and tourist attractions, 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 Heritage and Nature 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 disabled access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.
Anderton Boat Lift - Northwich - built in 1875 to lift boats the 50 feet from the Weaver Navigation to the Trent & Mersey Canal, visitor centre, boat trips, shop, coffee shop - fully accessible visitor centre, disabled toilets, baby changing -
Gullivers Word Resort - Warrington - over 80 rides, attractions and shows to see each day, for 2-13-year-olds - Accessible Toilets, Baby Change Room, wheelchairs available for hire
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker - Nantwich - For over 50 years this vast underground complex, remained secret, the 35,000 square foot underground bunker would have been the centre of Regional Government had nuclear war broken out - there is limited access for those with mobility problems, ramp for access to the first level only
Splash Zone - Warrington - inside and heated, the water isn't deep enough to swim in – simply a splashing, for the whole family, sprays, spinners, streams and super slides, 2 hour sessions - recommend that the parents or carer arranges for a pre visit to assess the area
National Waterways Museum - Ellesmere Port - Designed by Thomas Telford, the docks were still in use as late as the 1950s, locks, docks, warehouses, forge, stables and workers cottages, boat trips, events - we have no accessibility info for this site
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre (University of Manchester) - Holmes Chapel - Lovell Telescope, Planet Pavilion, Space Pavilion, Star Pavilion (events, lectures and educational workshops), 35 acres of gardens and arboretum, cafe,
On Sunday 7th July 2019, in recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact, Jodrell Bank Observatory was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status and has been inscribed on the World Heritage List.
- Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is fully accessible, all at ground level, fully accessible pathway connects the Galaxy Gardens, Space Playground and areas of the arboretum, induction loops fitted in the reception, exhibition and classroom spaces, some exhibitions have subtitles and others have translations, accessible toilet facilities in all buildings
Lion Salt Works - restored historic buildings, open-pan salt making site, butterfly garden, play area, café, gift shop adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal and Northwich Woodlands (a 350 hectare parkland) - The museum is fully accessible
The Old Sunday School - Macclesfield - On the ground floor follow the history of this Sunday School building, discover local archeaology and enjoy one of our temporary exhibitions. On the lower floor the displays illustrate how Macclesfield developed and grew from a market town to an important player in the Silk Industry, features a vibrant silk costume display showcasing the Museums collection from 1830 to the present day, shop, cinema, cafe - The Museum is arranged over two levels, with stair lifts between floors. There is a lift which can be used to access the Cinema and the Victorian Schoolroom
Paradise Mill - Macclesfield - step back into 1930's industrial Macclesfield, discover a typical day at the Mill, 26 restored Jacquard looms and watch as they weave their magic!- guided tour only - The Mill has a lift to take visitors to the top floor but visitors are warned that the floor is uneven due to its age! we have no other accessibility info for this site
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate (NT) - Styal, Wilmslow - cotton mill, built in 1784, and powered by Europe's most powerful working waterwheel, steam engines, heritage machinery, Apprentice House, which housed the pauper children who worked in the Mill, restored upper garden, walled garden, cafe, takeaway, shop, play area - Baby-changing, accessible toilets, access route around the Mill for wheelchair users, Tramper PMV available
Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre - Stockport - The Robinsons family have been brewing beer at the Unicorn brewery in the heart of Stockport for more than 175 years, book a tour and see the processes involved and learn about the history of the business and see the Shire Horses. Visitors Centre, restaurant, conference room and shop - the visitors centre, restaurant, conference room and shop are wheelchair accessible, the only areas which are not wheelchair accessible are those covered by the Brewery Tour, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, induction loops are available
Silk Museum - Macclesfield - follows the full journey through the industrial process of silk making; explore silk from the cocoon to the loom. With plenty of hands-on exhibits for children and adults alike - disability access through the Museum garden which is to the right of the main entrance. Inside the Museum, exhibitions are linked by a series of ramps, disabled toilets on both floors. The temporary exhibition gallery is accessibly via a lift.
Tabley House Collection (University of Manchester) - Knutsford - Palladian mansion, home to the Leicester family for 700 years, fine house and state rooms, art collection, furniture collection, tea room - The house is accessible for those with mobility problems or wheelchair users (with prior notice) - no other accessibility info found
Walton Hall and Gardens - Higher Walton, Warrington - Formal gardens, Cycle museum, Children's zoo, Golf, Trampolines, Wildlife and nature - baby changing facilities, accessible toilet including a "Changing Places" accessible toilet Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse - Northwich - films, reconstructions, models and vivid display, a special exhibition in the former workhouse schoolroom explores life for the paupers - The museum is fully accessible with accessible toilets, lift to the first floor and a hearing induction loop in the mini-cinema.