Located on the River Mersey between Cheshire and Liverpool, Ellesmere Port has plenty to keep families entertained. Here are our top five attractions to enjoy while on a visit there.
Cheshire Oaks shopping village
Ellesmere Port is home to the largest discount shopping village in the country. Ideal for purchasing designer items at affordable prices, it boasts 145 shops, as well as food and drink outlets for refreshment. High street favourites such as Next and Marks & Spencer sit alongside high-end labels including Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Armani.
Blue Planet Aquarium
Discover the mysteries of the underwater world at this excellent aquarium. Stroll through the shark tunnel as these fearsome fish swim around you, explore the colourful Coral Cave and its stunning tropical fish, and discover a recreation of one of the world’s most unique environments: Lake Malawi. Kids can burn off some steam on the Pirate Playground outside, with its shipwreck, slides and monkey bars.
National Waterways Museum
With its interactive exhibits, this fascinating museum enables you to experience what life was like on the region’s waterways over the past two centuries. Walk around the locks, warehouses, forge and workers’ cottages, and view one of the world’s greatest collections of historic boats.
Rivacre Valley Country Park
Go for a peaceful stroll or a picnic in the beautiful Rivacre Valley Country Park. An oasis of woodland and meadows in the urban port setting, it’s ideal for a relaxing afternoon.
Port Sunlight Museum & Gardens
This award-winning attraction tells the story of ‘soap king’ William Lever, who founded the village for his factory workers. Step inside a worker’s cottage, immerse yourself in the interactive displays of the museum, and wander the surrounding parks and gardens for a true taste of life in the village.