10 Things to Do in Congleton That You Shouldn't Miss

November 7, 2017 Chanda Heide

Congleton is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It lies on the banks of the River Dane, 21 miles (34 km) south of Manchester and to the west of the Macclesfield Canal. At the 2011 Census, the parish had a population of 26,482.
Restaurants in Congleton

1. Little Moreton Hall

Congleton Rd., Congleton CW12 4SD, England +44 1260 272018
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4.5 based on 972 reviews

Little Moreton Hall

Reviewed By Stephen J

Little morton hall is gorgeous and a peaceful place to go. Love the warped buildings. We had a lovely picnic and it was so romantic. Yes - they have fishes in the moat. Fantastic.

2. Biddulph Grange Garden

Grange Road, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7SD, England +44 1782 517999
Excellent
57%
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4.5 based on 899 reviews

Biddulph Grange Garden

Reviewed By Eliot G - Audlem, United Kingdom

The walk was pleasant and the oriental Gardens were a pleasure. People were very polite and courteous. It was windy but many places were shielded from the wind and rain. The cafe experience was average but the food was of decent quality.

3. Alcumlow Hall Forge

Alcumlow Hall Farm Chance Hall Lane | Just Off The A34, Astbury, Congleton CW12 4TL, England +44 7815 166732
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5 based on 4 reviews

Alcumlow Hall Forge

Reviewed By Hannah S

Honestly, where do I begin to tell you how amazing this day was from start to finish!
Booked this a birthday gift for my partner as we are avid Forged In Fire fans: really good price for what I expected to be a morning activity.
When we arrived we chose what to make, not just a fire poker, not even a Viking knife; it was a full sized real camping knife!
We went through the whole process from farriers rasp to sharp blade.
Bill went through everything step by step, was very hands on helping myself as I struggled lifting the giant hammer! My partner on the other hand was able to pretty much get on with his own which made him feel very privileged!
Bill explained every step in detail, was incredibly helpful, informative, funny and friendly!
We ended up in the forge for FIVE hours! And it was the best day my partner and I have had!
Really can not recommend this more highly! As a treat for anyone of any age for any occasion!
We have our blades displayed for all to see; it’s a fantastic conversation starter and is truly an amazing experience!
Blacksmith Bill: I cannot thank you enough for the fantastic day you provided for my partner and I!
We will be back!! Xx

4. Rode Hall and Gardens

Rode Hall Church Lane, Rode Heath ST7 3QP, England
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4 based on 121 reviews

Rode Hall and Gardens

Rode Hall is a beautiful Cheshire country house with a fine collection of English porcelain and extensive Gardens.The extensive grounds include a woodland garden, formal garden and a two acre walled kitchen garden where our Head Gardener grows his record breaking gooseberries! It also provides a wide variety of flowers, vegetables and fruit which are sold at our monthly farmers' markets.Popular for our Snowdrop Walks in February when over 50 varieties of Snowdrops carpet a mile long refreshing walk along Rode Pool. Colour continues with the flowering of many species and hybrid rhododendrons and azaleas.Delightful tearooms selling homemade light lunches and cream teas. Gift shop selling Rode Hall produce and seasonal gifts.

Reviewed By E B - London

Plenty of car parking. Gardens had a range of snowdrops in a Repton landscape. Italian and walled garden. Good tea room with light lunches, coffee, cake and afternoon tea for two available. Small shop. Helpful staff. Gardener, Kelvin Archer in Guineas book of records for growing biggest gooseberries.

5. Mad-Renaline Activities

Heaton House Farm | Cheshire, Heaton SK11 0RD, England +44 345 470 0071
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5 based on 224 reviews

Mad-Renaline Activities

Come and enjoy a wonderful day at Madrenaline, theres so much to do you'll stuggle for choices or why not spend the whole day with us and participate in everything that we have to offer, from Segways, Laser Clays, Archery, Sky Bow and Zorbing we just about have it all.

Reviewed By Joanna E - Macclesfield, United Kingdom

This was the best family activity ! Teenage children laughed so much at my initial inability to grasp the Segway steering but, thanks to the fantastic friendly instructors , i was zipping through the trees with confidence in no time.
Full safety briefing given; protective clothing & helmets provided .It can be a bit chilly up in the hills so take your gloves!
Thanks also to Trisha who sorted out our booking 'glitch'-customer service at its best.
I recommend Madrenaline for Segway fun!

6. Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

Sandbach, England +44 1477 534115
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4 based on 157 reviews

Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

Reviewed By Helen91cheshire - Cheshire, United Kingdom

We first went here last summer and just loved the many different options. Because of the way the heath is laid out you have several options from a short walk to a long one and there is loads of space. I loved the lake and the information room was brilliant I will definitely be going back!

7. Gawsworth Hall

Church Lane, Gawsworth SK11 9RN, England +44 1260 223456
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Gawsworth Hall

Reviewed By wanderingdubyas - Stockport, United Kingdom

I've never reviewed Gawsworth's outdoor Concerts although we've been almost every year. Whatever we see is always top quality, whether it be Shakespeare (wonderful in front of the half- timbered house) a folk or a rock concert.
Car parking is ample and easily accessible and in the afternoon we do a tour of the old house, followed by a long, lazy, picnic with friends on the lawn. As evening draws on we move to the impressive grandstand for the concert, this year was "Brothers in Arms", a Dire Straits tribute band who were excellent.
Altogether an essential part of a Cheshire summer.

8. Rudyard Lake

Lake Road, Rudyard, Leek ST13 8XB, England +44 1538 306280
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4.5 based on 200 reviews

Rudyard Lake

Reviewed By bigtruck61 - Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Rudyard lake is easy to find with decent parking facilities.
Stunning scenery,with some beautiful walks,also a miniature steam railway running alongside one side of the lake.
Lovely wildlife,comorants sitting on the boats,various ducks and multitude of birds to see and watch.
A small tea shop and toilet facilities are available ,but i would take your own refreshments and stop on your walk
Great place ,lovely walks,and various Seating around the lake....great place to visit.

9. MazArt Studio

Bleeding Wolf Lane | Scholar Green, Kidsgrove ST7 3BH, England +44 1782 775809
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5 based on 35 reviews

MazArt Studio

Marion Dutton is the professional artist and owner of MazArt Studio. At MazArt Studio you will find a huge variety of one day workshops in all mediums right through to 2 & 3 day courses as well as weekly classes and courses. All mediums are covered at MazArt and we pride ourself on providing ALL MATERIALS needed for your particular class/course - all you need to do is simply arrive with lots of enthusiasm and a desire to learn some new and exciting techniques, you even get a lovely lunch consisting of a selection of sandwiches and cake which are provided fresh each day, and of course the kettle is always on!!! The workshops are suitable for EVERYONE - yes even if you are 75 and haven't painted since your school days!!! We have so many first time students who are nervous about coming along but rest assured you have no need to be , you will be in good hands and you'll have a fabulous day out and take home a fantastic painting to show off to your family and friends..........whats more your painting passion will be ignited! As well as Marion's own workshops she regularly hosts for other well known Guest Tutors to bring a huge variety to the programme each year. So if you like watercolours, or pastel, acrylic or oils then there is something on the class schedule for you to enjoy. MazArt Studio ONLY cater for small numbers - in most classes there is a maximum of 10 in the group (and portrait courses only 8) - this ensures you get lots of tutor attention to help you each step of the way with your painting needs. To see Marion in action visit her YOU TUBE channel where she has some fabulous FREE hour long tutorials for you to try your hand at, and for you to get the chance to see Marion in action for yourself. Simply search on MARION DUTTON on your you tube search and you'll find these exciting FREE tutorials. As well as Marion's YOU TUBE CHANNEL she has also appeared on Sky's Painting & Drawing Chanel. She specialises in teaching beginners and intermediate students. She has several DVD's available to purchases from the SAA (society for all artists)

Reviewed By Stella B - Crewe, United Kingdom

I've visited MazArt studios three times now and have already booked for two more classes. Level of instruction is high and the day is most enjoyable.So delighted you enjoyed your visit

10. Delta Force Paintball Holmes Chapel

Back Lane | Pewit Covert, Brereton Green, Brereton CW11 1RL, England +44 844 477 5058
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Delta Force Paintball Holmes Chapel

Delta Force Paintball Holmes Chapel is in Cheshire is located just off the M6 and offers customers the ultimate paintballing experience. Frequently used by Premier League football teams including Manchester United and Manchester City, Delta Force in Congleton has the reputation of being one of the UK's best paintballing venues. In addition to the action-packed game zones including villages, and graveyards there are spectacular focal points in the base camp including a genuine WWII Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun.

Reviewed By Hatootah

We went to Hemel Hempstead site and that was our third time there. As alway the atmosphere was electric, the welcoming was warm and the staff were brilliant. The kids had a wonderful day, lots of fun and heavy exercise. They enjoyed the day immensely and the pizza was nice.
For us; the parents waiting in the shades, we had good toilet facilities and nice coffee and tea on offer. We would have welcomed a nicer coffee facility maybe in the shop and some ready made sandwiches. Maybe next time we will bring a picnic basket from home. Card games, which we brought along with us from home, kept us entertained. All in all it was perfect as always and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. We will be back.

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