Caldy Valley Nature Park is a hidden gem, located very short drive from Chesters City Centre. The habitat is made up of wetland, wild flower meadows, and of course woodland. There are lots of shady paths on a hot summers day, providing a nice, relaxing walk in the fresh air.
Do you kids enjoy watching Julia Donaldsons stick man? Then find “the right kind of Pooh stick for winning the race” and then “one, two, three, into the river they go” as you toss them over the wooden bridge, into the babbling brook which weaves through the valley. The pond is a perfect place to stop for a picnic whist you feed the ducks and watch for frogs. Take care that your feathery friends don’t steal your sandwiches! You may also see some water voles and herons whilst soaking up this peaceful little oasis.
The terrain is easily accessible as all paths are suitable for pram and wheelchair users as they are paved and not of a steep incline. There are also picnic benches and other benches dotted throughout to offer a well deserved rest for tired little legs.
There is a small playground with some climbing equipment, ropes and a ladder, ideally suited for children in Junior school rather than nursery. There are also some open areas for a good run around.
Additional information: No toilets or café but there is Sainsburys Supermarket just over the road and the Twirl of Hay pub is also a short walk away. Free car park. Dog friendly and pets at home is located nearby incase of emergency poop bags, treats, toys etc. The walk will take approximately thirty minutes at a leisurely pace, perhaps longer with a toddler. This is a natural habitat and so there are lots of nettles and children can access open water.
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