What to do this Summer at Delamere Forest


With the beautiful weather we are all enjoying recently, and June just around the corner, summer feels like it is well and truly here to stay. Many parents are also beginning to think about activities and things to do during the summer holidays, and during long warm weekends. We think that not just Forest Explorers but Delamere Forest should be number one on your list of places to visit for days out this summer.

There is so much to explore and enjoy at Delamere, we have lots of events at Forest Explorers over the summer, all of our events are on our events page on our website, but typically our events can be from one hour to around four, depending on the event. We want to encourage people coming to Forest Explorers to make their visit a full day out! Delamere has so much to offer, and so here are a few ideas of what you and your family can enjoy on a ‘Day out in Delamere.’


The main car park is only a short walk into the centre of the forest, where you’ll find a visitor area, cafe and toilets. Forest Explorers is situated just behind, next to Tracs Bike hire shed. Take a look at our events, we have various activities on throughout each week in the school holidays for all the family. Why not bring along a picnic, and chose from one of our many picturesque picnic sites to enjoy it from.

But thats not all, Delamere has lots more to offer, including Delamere Outdoor Fitness, and the very popular Go Ape. Why not make a day of it, and sign up to sessions with them also, Go Ape have some fantastic activities on offer including Tree Top Adventures and Forest Segway. Click the link to explore more of what Go Ape has to offer https://goape.co.uk/days-out/north/delamere

If you’d prefer not to book onto any more activities, no problem as there is lots of other ways to extend your day in Delamere Forest, why not bring your bikes along or hire them and explore everything the forest has to offer. There are two principle cycling routes marked out within the forest both are classified as forest road routes. More advanced mountain bikers should spend sometime to navigate their way around the myriad of routes and trails within the forest. A map for the forest, is available from Tracs Bike shop and Delamere Forest at a cost of £2.

Where to Cycle at Delamere?

Old Pale.

Why not cycle up to the top of Old Pale and enjoy superb panoramas of the Cheshire countryside or on a clear day views as far away as the Liverpool city skyline.

After your ride, why not use the bike wash at Tracs Bike shop and leave the mud behind!

Our waymarked cycle trails.

  • Hunger Hill Trail – start at Delamere forest centre – blue waymarkers – 6.4 km – 0.5 hour – forest road
  • Whitemoor – start at Delamere forest centre – white waymarkers – 11 km – 1 hour – forest road.

As well as brilliant cycle paths, Delamere is an ideal place to go for a walk. Whether you’re looking for an easy going trail for all abilities, a hike to admire the view or a bit of peace and quiet to observe the wildlife. Delamere is also a haven for wildlife including the beautiful small tortoise shell butterfly, greater spotted woodpecker, white faced darter dragonfly, green woodpecker, siskin and southern hawker dragonfly.

We would love to see lots more people coming to enjoy our beautiful forest here at Delamere this summer. We really believe we are the best place to provide fun filled, family days in the outdoors, no screens, no other commitments, just quality time with loved ones. For more information on what goes on at Delamere Forest and for event updates please head over to their website https://www.forestry.gov.uk/delamere