Festival Fringe Events
Please note some of these events will have a cost attached.
The Rows Time Travelling Treasure Hunt
Chester is under threat from the Time Watchers, a mysterious society of time travellers who hide in pockets of time. They have surfaced in modern day Chester and are threatening to lock us in a pocket of time in the past if we do not provide them with the secret password.
Our participants are tasked with travelling to specific spots in time, solving the clues left by Cestrians of the past along the Rows to reveal the password which will prevent Chester being locked in time forever.
Advised for children 4-11 years. Younger children will require more help from adults than older children. This is a family friendly activity which will take families on a journey exploring all of The Rows. You can download the map yourself or collect one from Chester Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall, Northgate Street, CH1 2HJ
Women of Chester Walking Tour
11.30am – 18th June 2023
The tour starts from the Chester Visitor Information Centre, where you can book your spot. It explores the stories of women who lived and worked in Chester. Whether you are new to Chester or a local, there will be something new to intrigue you.
Chester Heritage Festival
Telling the Story of our City and its People
Chester Heritage Festival brings to life the city’s rich history and heritage and tells the stories that have accumulated over two millennia. It returns on 17th June 2023 with events and experiences for all ages and will incorporate the Midsummer Watch parades and the first night of Chester Mystery Plays on 28th June.
EVENTS INCLUDE: over 20 walks to explore the city; opportunities to learn more about the people and history of Chester through talks, exhibitions and online events; activities at Chester Cathedral, The Castle, and New Chester Market, along the Rows and City Walls, and on the streets.