Summer in the City

Chester’s Summer in the City has something for everyone!

There’s never a dull moment in Chester this summer! With FREE Family Films Screenings, a Blooming Brilliant   summer trail, Food Fiesta’s and Watergate Street Festival there’s something for the whole family to enjoy!

Gather up your curious little explorers, avid foodies and eager shoppers and head to the city centre to experience all that Chester has to offer with loads of prizes to be won and hidden gems to be discovered.

This programme of activities has been designed to support Chester city centre’s application to Northwest In Bloom, being put forward by CH1ChesterBID.

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The Deep at Chester Cathedral

the DEEP – a world premiere LEGO® Exhibition

July 16 - September 7

This summer journey beneath the waves with the world premiere exhibition – The Deep – made with LEGO® bricks. Bright Bricks have grown to become the world’s premier independent toy brick building firm. In The Deep, come face-to-face with a 1.75 metre yellow tuna fish – made of 13,000 bricks; a fearsome Mako Shark created with 80,000 bricks and a massive giant squid containing 120,000 bricks which is 2.7 metres tall. An event not to be missed. The Deep features…

Foodie Friday Chester Market

Foodie Friday at Chester Market

July 19 at 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 8, 2019

If you haven’t been to Chester Market lately now is the time! Feature an award-winning Italian pizzeria, Thai noodles, street food, taco bar, artisan breads, Italian delights, deli, bistro, Caribbean, a traditional British market café, and a craft beer taproom and bottle shop.  Head over on Friday evenings at Chester Market with Entertainment by Intuneative, drinks from Taproom, loads of street food vendors and Independent niche stalls. Open 8am-9pm. Plus you can now receive £1 off your parking by simply…

Blooming Brilliant Summer Trail

July 25 - September 1

Go on a Blooming Brilliant adventure across Chester city centre this summer! Teach your little nature lovers all about native bees, butterflies and the flowers they love. Fun facts are hidden inside over 50 shops and businesses from 25th July - 1st Sept. For every 10 facts you find you’ll be entered to WIN a £50 toy bundle from The Entertainer. All completed entries will receive a small treat! Download the entry form here or pick one up from the Visitor Information…

Look Up Chester!

July 25 - September 30

Giant butterflies, bumblebees and flowers are floating above the city streets. Go on a unique trek across the city and complete the question on the entry form for a chance to win £100 to spend in Chester. Link to printable entry form coming soon! 

#BEEFriendlyCHESTER at Grosvenor Shopping Centre

July 27 - September 1

27th July – 1st September Inspire your little nature lovers to make Chester a BEE Friendly city! Featuring a Giant Bee art installation, soft play area with giant ball pool as well as eco-friendly give-aways, competitions and many more activities inside The Grosvenor Shopping Centre. More details coming soon!

The Lorax Free Film Screening

July 28

Sunday 28th July 2019, 2pm at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester This colourful and light-hearted film is also a cautionary tale with a critically important message; we must take responsibility for our environment. Entertain and educate kids about the importance of looking after our trees and reducing pollution while enjoying fantastic animation and musical numbers. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 86 minutes Certificate: U BOOK HERE Conditions of entry: Children must be accompanied…

Make & Take Workshop: Lion Mask

July 30

30 July @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm | £2   Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Using the stone carving in the museum’s portrait of Prince Charles as inspiration, create your own mask to take home. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Make & Take Workshop: Make your own Masterpiece

August 1

1 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Galler, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Take inspiration from our Open Art Exhibition and create your own masterpiece to take home.

Over The Hedge Free Film Screening

August 3

Saturday 3rd August 2019, 11am at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester When the forest animals wake up from hibernation, they realize that half of their forest has been destroyed and replaced by a suburban neighborhood hidden behind a giant hedge. In this cute animated tale animals try to survive by stealing food from the humans who live on the other side of the hedge. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 87 minutes Certificate: U BOOK…

Make & Take Workshop: Hobby Horses

August 6

6 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm  Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Chester is well known for its racecourse and love of horses.  Join us and make your own horse to race on. Phone:01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Make & Take Workshop: Race Day Hats

August 7

7 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm,  Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Chester Races happen in Chester from May to September.  The glamorous race goers can be seen wearing highly decorated hats, and sometimes the hats are more photographed than the horses! Make and decorate your own stylish race day hat. Phone:01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

The Lorax Free Film Screening

August 9

Friday 9th August, 2pm at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester This colourful and light-hearted film is also a cautionary tale with a critically important message; we must take responsibility for our environment. Entertain and educate kids about the importance of looking after our trees and reducing pollution while enjoying fantastic animation and musical numbers. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 86 minutes Certificate: U BOOK HERE Conditions of entry: Children must be accompanied by…

Pride

August 10

Celebrating diversity and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. 10th August 2019 Chester Pride Parade - 12pm, Main Event 1pm. Castle Square, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DN SPREAD THE WORD! More Info

Over The Hedge Free Film Screening

August 12

Tuesday 12th August, 2pm at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester When the forest animals wake up from hibernation, they realize that half of their forest has been destroyed and replaced by a suburban neighborhood hidden behind a giant hedge. In this cute animated tale animals try to survive by stealing food from the humans who live on the other side of the hedge. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 87 minutes Certificate: U BOOK HERE…

Make & Take Workshop: Victorian Parasols

August 13

13 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Make a large fixed paper parasol and decorate it with lace, just as the Victorians liked to ornament their parasols. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Make & Take Workshop: Shiny Beetle Bags

August 14

14 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Take inspiration from our 'WonderFull' exhibition which showcases items from our Stores and make your own iridescent (just like a beetle) bag to take home. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Make & Take Workshop: Cuneiform Tablets

August 15

15 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Cuneiform is one of the earliest systems of writing and dates from the fourth millennium BC in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). Come and make your own clay tablet with your name on it in cuneiform! Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

farmers market

Taste Cheshire Farmers Market

August 17 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Come to the city centre every third Saturday outside Chester Town Hall for the Taste Cheshire Farmers Market. Bringing up to 25 great Cheshire based companies together to offer you some of the best local produce. Including: sausages, pies, cheese, preserves, crafts and more… So come on down and support the very best of local produce.

Watergate Street Festival

August 17 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever been to a street party in a city centre? Head to Watergate Street for this unique summer party featuring: giveaways, games, crafts, competitions, live music, and much much more! Watch this space and follow us on social media where we will be sharing more details soon! Check out photos from last years festival on Facebook or Flickr. Links to CH1ChesterBID social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr

The Lorax Free Film Screening

August 18

Monday 18th August 2019, 2pm at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester This colourful and light-hearted film is also a cautionary tale with a critically important message; we must take responsibility for our environment. Entertain and educate kids about the importance of looking after our trees and reducing pollution while enjoying fantastic animation and musical numbers. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 86 minutes Certificate: U BOOK HERE Conditions of entry: Children must be accompanied…

Make & Take Workshop: Coat of Arms

August 20

20 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop In | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester The museum’s portrait of Prince Charles is full of symbolism. Learn about the different meanings behind colours, symbols and animals in coats of arms, and design a shield for your own family. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/  

Make & Take Workshop: Family Photographs

August 21

21 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester What clothes would you have worn for a family photograph 100 years ago? Dress your family in our colourful range of handling costumes and accessories. Take a family photo on your own camera/mobile phone, then make and decorate your own photo frame to take home. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Make & Take Workshop: 3D Family Tree

August 22

22 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Thursday 22 August Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Pop along and make your very three-dimensional family tree to fill with beautiful pictures of your family and other special people in your life. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Over The Hedge Free Film Screening

August 24

Saturday 24th August 2019, 2pm at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester When the forest animals wake up from hibernation, they realize that half of their forest has been destroyed and replaced by a suburban neighborhood hidden behind a giant hedge. In this cute animated tale animals try to survive by stealing food from the humans who live on the other side of the hedge. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 87 minutes Certificate: U BOOK…

The Lorax Free Film Screening

August 26

Monday 26th August 2019, 2pm at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester This colourful and light-hearted film is also a cautionary tale with a critically important message; we must take responsibility for our environment. Entertain and educate kids about the importance of looking after our trees and reducing pollution while enjoying fantastic animation and musical numbers. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 86 minutes Certificate: U BOOK HERE Conditions of entry: Children must be accompanied…

Make & Take Workshop: Sustainable Living

August 27

27 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Prince Charles is very interested in sustainability, so help to make a sustainable village out of recycled materials for display in our foyer case. We’ll look at how we might use renewable energy, recycle materials and grow our own food to minimise human impact on the planet. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Make & Take Workshop: Miniature Gardens

August 28

28 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Prince Charles is a very keen gardener, so to celebrate our new portrait of him, make your own little garden with real plants to take home and grow. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Make & Take Workshop: Rainforest Animals

August 29

29 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Prince Charles’s Rainforest Project looks at the effects of climate change and deforestation. Using the colours in his portrait as inspiration, make a collage showing rainforest life, with animals, plants and birds. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Over The Hedge Free Film Screening

September 1

Sunday 1st September 2019, 2pm at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester When the forest animals wake up from hibernation, they realize that half of their forest has been destroyed and replaced by a suburban neighborhood hidden behind a giant hedge. In this cute animated tale animals try to survive by stealing food from the humans who live on the other side of the hedge. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 87 minutes Certificate: U BOOK…

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