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Things To Do With The Kids Near Combermere Abbey

Estate - 31.05.22

We know it can be hard to keep kids entertained, but here at Combermere we are lucky to be situated between a range of fun packed activity centres, parks and even ice cream farms, and that’s not to mention all the fun things to do on the estate itself too! Here’s our  top suggestions of things to do with the kids near Combermere Abbey for when you’re visiting us.


Alderford Lake

Here at Combermere, we have ‘wild swimming’ at our private lake, although admittedly this might not be as exciting as our counterparts over at Alderford Lake. The Lake is open all year round and hosts several water-based activities. With an impressive 120-person water park, paddle boarding lessons and canoe hire there is little the lake doesn’t offer. Or, if you fancy a more low-key swim with the family, as  we mentioned, our fabulous mere is open in the spring and summertime for a dip.


The Crocky Trail

 You could also take the whole family to the Crocky Trail outdoor adventure playground and get ‘down and dirty’. The route is a mile-long adventure trail for kids that has varying levels of difficulty, such as rope swings, slides, climbs, and a chain bridge. The path itself travels across fields, past woodland , and crosses the locally famous Crocky brook. Wobbly bridges, swinging chain bridges, and even a fallen log are among the options for crossing the creek. There’s even a treehouse where you can take a break for a picnic. Just a 36-minute drive away from Combermere,  it is simply a marvellous family day out!



Children’s heaven, the newly opened  BeWILDerwood? Just 17 minutes from Combermere is a place where the whole family can explore the outdoors with abandon and all in language the little people in us completely identify with.  It is pure fun!  Zooming down the slippery slopes, flying on the zip wires, letting the kids make their way across the broken bridge, and trying to find your way out of the Mish Mash Maze is all jolly good fun. Visitors can see the stories of BeWILDerwood come to life on the storytelling stage, watch the incredible live shows, and don’t miss getting crafty in the Big Hat, where there are all sorts of fantastic arts and crafts to get hands-on with.


The Ice Cream Farm

The Ice Cream Farm in South Cheshire is a jam-packed full day out for the kids. Just a little bit out from us here at Combermere, the farm is suitable for all ages (that includes the parents and grandparents ). The Ice Cream Farm has a range of play areas, all named after themes like strawberry falls. The farm also has a magical garden overflowing with hidden delights to climb, crawl, balance, and swing on. They even have an ice cream tree, the only one in the world! The farm has something for everyone, literally! ‘The Loft’ exclusively for teens is full of (free) arcade machines – something you wouldn’t even think of! There is an abundance of activities (and ice cream of course) to keep kids busy for hours on end.


Combermere Abbey

And finally, though there is plenty to do around Combermere Abbey in Cheshire and Shropshire for the kids, there’s a world to be explored on your doorstep right here too? Why not give the car a break and stay on  the estate, where you can find and enjoy:

  • Wild swimming
  • Den building in the woods
  • Board games in the cottages
  • Woodland walks
  • Picnics by the mere
  • Walking to the Old Piggery Café for delicious cake


We really look forward to seeing you all soon

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