Cheshire Self-guided activities

Our most recommended Cheshire Self-guided activities

Chester: Sick to Death Museum Ticket

1. Chester: Sick to Death Museum Ticket

Explore Sick To Death - a brand new history of medicine attraction in Chester. It offers a playground of plague with a smatter of blood-splatter and a chance to poke into the history of medicine in a fun, interactive & unique learning experience. Prepare yourselves for bad smells, gross gore, a bit of magic and a lot of science and discovery. Meet the Grim Reaper and Asclepius, the ancient Greek God of medicine as they guide you through the weird and wonderful history of medicine. Explore the pestilence-ridden “Diagnosis Alley”, taking care to avoid the deadly diseases which lurk on every surface. Find the reason why autopsies were so important to furthering our understanding of the human body and maybe try performing one yourself, and much more.

Chester: Dewa Roman Experience Ticket

2. Chester: Dewa Roman Experience Ticket

Deva Roman Discovery Centre is an interactive showcase of Roman Chester, designed for all ages and family members. Filled with stories from across the empire, genuine artefacts and have-a-go displays, our site presents historical information by putting you as the main character. Board our ship to travel back in time to the port of Roman Chester. Enter the fortress to find your identity and occupation - collect your pay and begin your life as a Roman. Wander through the streets where you will learn all about housing, soldiers, hygiene and food through a series of hands-on exhibits. You’ll even get the opportunity to take a seat in our Amphitheatre and find out about the famous gladiators who fought there. Learn all about the archaeology of Chester through our trailblazing light show and open archaeological trenches, which showcase the abundance of physical historical remains that lie beneath your feet. Visit Deva Roman Discovery Centre to experience the history of Roman Chester by putting yourself right in the middle, rather than just looking through glass.

Chester: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

3. Chester: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt for a fun and unique way to explore Chester. Receive messages to a phone from Captain Bess, a snarky pirate testing out new recruits to join her ship. Travel Captain Bess's carefully designed route through the city. Follow the treasure maps to get to the right place, then try to decipher the clue. Search high and low for the answer and see hidden sights usually missed by tourists. Ask for a hint to continue the journey through the city if the clues get too tough. Start at the front of Chester Town Hall and sneak through tiny alleys and Victorian streets, passing the peaceful riverside and Roman ruins. Learn interesting facts and hear stories along the way about the sights along Bess's route and get a better understanding of the history of Chester. Get ready to explore Chester in a new way through this fun and interactive treasure hunt.

Chester: Haunted Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

4. Chester: Haunted Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

If you like ghostly goings-on and spooky stories, then this walking tour around the centre of the historic city of Chester offers tantalising tales of the supernatural. We’ll visit some familiar landmarks — but don't expect a dry history lecture. I know my home city well and will be highlighting some of the hidden corners that you don't find on typical tours. After all, I'm a local boy and I’ll be sharing my insider knowledge. On this tour, you’ll hear about: • Roman soldiers still guarding their historic garrison • The grisly tale of Chester's last public execution • The ghostly monk that haunts the city's spookiest passageway • Chester's only official exorcism Allow one hour for this walk. There are plenty of cafes and bars along the route for a quick coffee stop. Whether it’s your first time in the city or you’re a local keen to learn more about your home, Haunted Chester is the perfect way to see it in a different light.

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What a hit! A humorous and informative city tour to pretty corners of the city, just really long and with just really tricky puzzles, and also pleasantly flexible: you can start and pause whenever you want. Only the treasure at the end is missing - maybe an agreement could be reached with the great local fudge production? Many thanks to the guys who came up with the treasure hunt!

Concerned about weather but the rain stopped & we were able to venture out on our treasure hunt. All info was given and explained thoroughly. We followed the guide lines and clues and had an enjoyable afternoon learning all about Chester. An enjoyable time was had by all and we recommend this hunt as a way to learn the history of this beautiful place of Chester.

Loved this! Booked with some friends thinking it would be a different way to explore Chester, it was so much fun. Such a good idea we will definitely be doing more in different locations. Just make sure your phones are fully charged as ours died with seconds to spare! However I think that added to our experience running round like we was on Challenge Anneka

We loved Sick to Death. The staff were pleasant and the experience was self led. There were lots of really awful but interesting facts and information to keep both children and adults entertained. Gory fun and a little gross without being too scary for the kids

Great little place good for teenagers funny guy on reception