Children living in Chester, Ellesmere Port, Wirral and parts of North Wales will get a half term treat this May when a city attraction opens its doors to them for free. Activities include a time travelling toilet and interactive dance-off.
Youngsters aged between five and 16 can visit the multi-sensory Chester: A Life Story and not pay a penny, as long as they are accompanied by an adult who can provide proof that they live at a postcode which begins with CH.
The offer runs from Saturday, May 25 to Sunday June 2, including the Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday on 27 May 2019.
A time-travelling toilet, an interactive dance-off and a giant Rogues Gallery selfie device are just some of the fun activities that children can enjoy at Chester: A Life Story, which tells tales of the city from the point of view of the people who live and have lived in it.
And interactive digital displays, touching real artefacts, grinding flour in a working mill and sticking someone in the punishing pillory allow children to get hands-on experience of life in the city.
One of the first visitors to Chester: A Life Story was stand-up comedian and TV presenter Dara Ó Briain who was photographed with operations manager Rebecca Mason and front of house staff Sara Dentith ahead of his gig at Storyhouse.
Rebecca said: “Dara wanted to know all about the city, which he described as ‘beautiful’.
“Life Story is as much about the people living and working in Chester today as those from the past, so we look forward to welcoming the city’s next generation to hear what they have to say!”
The attraction opened in March 2019 at St Michael’s Church on the corner of Bridge Street and Pepper Street in Chester.
Created by Big Heritage, the organisation behind Western Approaches in Liverpool, Chester: A Life Story is supported by the Wellcome Trust and Cheshire West and Chester Council.