We are delighted to be hosting the first ParentFolk Weekender with on Saturday and Sunday June 24 – 25 between 12noon and 7pm.

Sit back and enjoy food and drink from out outside BBQ and garden bar or book a table for a sit-down meal inside.

The event is set to be a fabulous, fun-packed weekend for all, curated by ParentFolk, the hip North West regional newspaper for those who are rocking parenting their own way. The event, sponsored by Toddler Fun Learning, is the first of a series of ParentFolk weekenders over the next 12 months, each to be held in an iconic location celebrating the best food, fun and lifestyle for the whole family.

ParentFolk founder Nicola Spindler says: “Weekenders used to be about hedonism, throwing a few shapes and partying until dawn. But now we’re the parents, we need to reinvent the weekender, ParentFolk style.
“We figure if the LittleFolk are entertained you get to relax, so there’s going to be plenty of activities, creative stimulation and entertainment for all ages to keep them engaged and occupied across the weekend.”

There will be pop up arts and crafts, circus workshops, soccer skills, sundowner headdress-making sessions and T-shirt printing.

And once all that’s tired them out there’ll be kids’ yoga workshops, magical storytelling, and even a toddler zone to keep little ones entertained.

Plus a lovely shopping experience with a ‘pop-ups-pop-up’, a selection of gorgeous independent retailers from the region and across the UK.

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The polo returns to Chester Racecourse, with the LDF International Tournament on the 2nd and 3rd June and the Roodee Challenge Cup on the 8th and 9th September.

Both events offer the perfect opportunity to gather family and friends to enjoy one of the most thrilling team sports live in action. On the second day of each event there will be a fun for all the family with a host of free activities to enjoy.

For visitors looking for an extra special polo experience, Chester’s luxurious hospitality tent offers just the thing. Guests are invited to a brief introduction to the game of polo followed by delicious lunch. After dining, guests are invited to take a seat on the picket fenced terrace, offering a front row seat to the action.

Make the most of your polo experience and enjoy lunch in The White Horse before strolling over to the Roodee to see the first Chukka at around 2pm.

General admission entry is free on the first day of each event and just £8 on the second day. Children aged 17 and under go free to all Chester Polo events.

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The Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival returns to Chester Racecourse this weekend.

Over 150 exhibitors will be present highlighting the best the county, region and country has to offer.

This festival has a real family focus to its program with various workshops for children put together and hosted by the Academy of Culinary Arts. The aim of the workshops is to teach you, the patrons, how easy it is to cook healthy food.

Adults are fully catered to as well, as there are various demonstrations held by some of the best chefs in the local area and much-loved celebrity chefs. Gregg Wallace will be judging the Young chef competition for under 18’s at local catering colleges.

During the festival we will be serving breakfast and coffees from 9am so that you can get set before visiting. Chef has even created a breakfast calzone especially for the Easter weekend!

Over the weekend we will also be offering takeaway pizza’s and flagons of ale, ideal for those visiting the Camper Festival on the Open Course.


A highlight in the racing calendar, The Grand National is just a few weeks away. We’re be showing all of the action in our Conservatory.

Join us on Saturday 8th April and enjoy a three-course lunch, and a £10 betting voucher from chesterBET* for just £25 per person.

To book a table call us on 01244 304 650 or See full terms and conditions click here

Terms & Conditions
Free £10 chesterBET betting voucher for everyone that dines on the Cheltenham Gold Cup Set Menu on Friday 17th March. Betting voucher applicable for races ran at Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday 17th March only. Betting voucher must be redeemed on the day. Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash. The stake will not be returned with any winnings.


We are delighted to have been nominated for the ‘Best Family Friendly Venue’ at this year’s Taste Cheshire Awards. Now in its 18th year, the awards will be presented on the 19th April during the Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Festival. We’ll keep you updated with how we get on.

This Chester Food and Drink Festival will be taking place on the 15th until the 17th April, where there will be a host of foodie fun to enjoy!

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