I write this blog slightly bleary eyed from lack of sleep but having had a great time in Chester. Due to a combination of us having recently ditched the dummies and her not being used to sleeping in the motorhome, our toddler didn’t sleep much. Baby on the other hand was a star!
We stayed on the Chester Fairoaks Caravan and Motorhome site.
The site facilities are as you would expect from the Caravan and Motorhome Club. Friendly staff in a well stocked shop:
The toilets are very clean and the baby facilities are excellent. They had the radio playing in there so we had a little party at bath time each night!
There is a good playground with facilities for all ages:
When you are hungry there is a pub 2 minutes walk down the road called The Rake. It is a Hungry Horse chain. The food is average but they have indoor and outdoor play for the kids and a reasonable kids menu to keep your little ones fed and entertained. There is also a local chippy van that comes to the site on a Monday and Thursday between 5 and 7pm.
Locally there is plenty to do from Chester Zoo to the Blue Planet Aquarium as well as Chester city centre right on the doorstep. It is around a ten minute walk to the aquarium from the site but you do have to walk down a country lane and cross a busy duel carriageway. From the aquarium you can get a bus to Chester city centre or the zoo. Around £4 per adult. Alternatively you can use taxis which cost around £11 into Chester and £7 to the zoo.
We went to the zoo which was a great family day out! Booking online offers great savings. Online quoted £40 and we paid £52 on the door for 2 adults as under 3 are free!
It was worth it though, we spent most of the day there and saw most of the animals we wanted to see (animals don’t always want to come out especially when it’s cold and wet). To minimise costs you can take your own food and eat it at one of the many picnic areas. The food on site isn’t unreasonable however, but it does get busy at lunchtime.
Take your walking boots, we walked 4 miles in the day! Also take a pushchair for little legs, although they do hire buggies if you can’t.
I would give this site and Chester a 5 out of 5. Well worth a visit.