Whilst visiting the City of Chester, why not head to Edgar’s Field; a smallish public park at the south end of the Old Dee Bridge. Its in the perfect location to let the kids burn off some energy after you have done a little shopping or taken a stroll along the River Dee.
The park is named after King Edgar, who in 973, is supposed to have been rowed up the River Dee by eight British princes to attend a service at St Johns Church. The Park overlooks the River Dee and has a range of play equipment for the kids such as a large slide, balance beams, giant swing and an adventure play area with slide which is designed to look a bit like a pirate ship. The park is approximately 2.25 acres and offers a great space for a run around with the kids near Handbridge, Chester.
You will also see exposed local sandstone which was quarried and used to help the Romans create their fortress. There are some Roman cut sandstone slabs and blocks near the play area, recovered from Roman sites in the City during building works in the 1960’s and 1970’s. On the sandstone outcrop towards the centre of the park is the Roman shrine to the goddess Minerva, still in its original location!