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Top Tips For Visiting BeWILDerwood Cheshire

The Map for BeWilderwood Cheshire
30 Sep 2021

Planning a trip to BeWILDerwood  Cheshire, from food to toilets and more check out our top tips to make sure you have a great family day out. 

BeWILDerwood Cheshire has finally opened its doors and we recently headed over to check it out. To help ensure that you have a great day out we have put together our top tips for families below.

Plus you can check out our review of BeWILDerwood Cheshire here. 

1. Booking Tickets Before You Go 

We are sure it will come as no surprise that you need to book tickets to BeWILDerwood before you go on their website here.

The tickets price for BeWilderwood Cheshire depends on the size of your wild ones. For children and adults over 105cm tickets cost £21.50, for children between 92cm to 105cm tickets costs £19.50 and children under 92cm are free.

Plus those over 65 years cost just £13.50 and carers, wheelchair users and those pregnant over 20 weeks can enter free. 

2. Getting to BeWILDerwood Cheshire and Parking

BeWILDerwood  is located near Whitchurch in Cheshire which is around an hours drive from Manchester. We found it by typing in BeWILDerwood Cheshire into Google Maps and the BeWILDerwood website recommend using SY13 4JF. 

On arrival, there is a large free car park with car park attendants on hand to direct you to the best spot. 

You can also travel to BeWILDerwood by Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Whitchurch station which takes around an hour. The station is a 10-minute drive from BeWILDerwood and is serviced by local taxi companies. 

3. What time Should you Go To BeWILDerwood?

BeWILDerwood opens at 10.00am and tickets are for all day with no timed entry. 

We arrived at the car park at just before 10.00am and there was a small queue to get in. Friends arrived 10 minutes after us and the queue was considerably longer. 

4. What should you wear for your visit

Top Tips BeWilderwood Cheshire what to wear

BeWILDerwood is situated in a woodland area, therefore it is likely that the kids (and yourself) will get a bit grubby at some point (especially when den building) We would therefore recommend clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty, along with comfy footwear suitable for climbing. Long sleeves and trousers would also be a plus, especially on the slides. 

5. Arriving at BeWILDerwood Cheshire

The entrance is only a short walk from the car park and staff are on hand to direct you. Just before you enter there are a set of male and female toilets, great after a long journey. 

As mentioned above there was a small queue when we arrived but this moved quickly. We recommend you have your tickets ready on your phone and make sure you fill in your track and trace info before you go. 

When booking in you will get a coloured wrist band based (coloured is based on the kid’s height as detailed above), a park map and activity quest sheets for the kids to complete and gain a little prize. 

6. Getting Around BeWILDerwood 

There are lots to see and do at BeWILDerwood and on first look at the map finding your way around may seem a bit daunting. However, all the walkways and signs make it easy to navigate. The map will help you decide where to go next and ensure you don’t miss anything so do keep it with you. But don’t worry if it gets misplaced there are large maps situated around the park including at the picnic areas. 

7. Buggies and Pushchairs 

BeWILDerwood  is pushchair and buggy friendly ( there are some inclines and bumpy bits) and spaces to leave them when playing on the equipment. 

8. Toilet Facilities 

As mentioned you will find handy toilets at the entrance to BeWILDerwood. Inside you will find more near The Cosy Cabin and The Munch Bar. Although we didn’t need to use them we understand that changing facilities are available.

9. Food and Drink at BeWILDerwood Cheshire

BeWILDerwood has two food and drink outlets, The Cosy Cabin and The Munch Bar. Both serve hot and cold food options at really reasonable prices including a sausage hot pot for £4.35, loaded nacho’s from £4.75 and pastries such as sausage rolls and steak slices starting at £2.70. Cold sandwiches are around £3.60, with a Kids Filled Roll just £1.50 or their Munch Box for £4.95. 

Top Tips BeWilderwood Cheshire food menu

We had brought our own picnic so didn’t get to try the food but it all looked delicious and of a good quality. We did however all have coffees and hot chocolates which were a good size and tasted great. 

Ice Cream is available from the Munch bar with Snugburys Ice Cream tubs for £2.75 and lollies for just £1.70 including chocolate and mint feasts. Vegan ice cream and sorbet is also available. Our group had various of the options and non were a disappointment. 

Top Tips BeWilderWood Cheshire

10. Picnics and Picnic Benches 

Picnics are allowed and if you don’t want to carry your cooler bag around, BeWILDerwood  allow you to return to the car with your wristband.

You will find plenty of great quality picnic benches around both The Cosy Cabin and The Munch Bar along with enough space to lay out picnic blankets if the benches are full. 

11. What Age is BeWILDerwood  best for?

The BeWILDerwood website indicated that they are aimed at children from 2 to 12 years old, but that older children and adults will also enjoy – we don’t disagree. 

We had children in our group from age 5 to 11 and each and everyone had an amazing day. Teens who enjoy big slides and zip wires will also have fun. 

Top tips BeWilderWood Cheshire younger kids

For younger children they have separate enclosed play areas including Toddlewood On The Hill and Tip Toe valley a series of mini tree houses to explore, things to climb on and toddler swings and the very cute Twiggle Whizzers basket zip wires. 

12. Watch Out For The Mazes

Review BeWilderWood Cheshire Mish Mash Maze

There are two mazes at BeWILDerwood The Mish Mash Maze and The Sky Maze. You will be forgiven for thinking like us that mazes aimed at kids would be really easy, however, they were both harder than we thought and a great challenge.

However, we did lose the younger kids for a little while as they ran slightly ahead and into a different direction than we thought. Luckily they were spotted from a high point and we directed them out. This wasn’t a problem for the kids in our group but could imagine this may upset others. Hand holding with them directing may be a good idea for little ones. 

13. Complete the Activity Sheet to win a small prize

Top Tips BeWilderwood activity prize

On entry, we were given an activity sheet where the kids were tasked to find the letters around the park to spell out two words. My daughter loved searching for the letters looking everywhere we went and was over the moon when she completed it, and even more so when handed her little prize (so much so that her brother gave his to her too.)

14. Don’t Forget about the Crafts and Shows. 

BeWILDerwood features both a craft area at the Big Hat and two fun shows at the Storytelling Stage. You can find the times and details of the shows on a big board after you enter and just outside the Storytelling Stage. 

Top Tips BeWilderWood Cheshire Craft tent

We headed to the Big Hat early on in our day, where the kids and adults were invited to make fun feathered headbands, which to my surprise most of the kids (including my 11 year old) kept on most of the day. 

Review BeWilderWood Cheshire Crafts

We also intended to watch the shows, however, we were all having that much fun that we lost track of time. This will definitely on the agenda for our next visit when we intend to set alarms. 

Top Tips BeWilderWood Cheshire Story tellinng times

15. Make Sure You Have A Go

Review BeWilderWood Cheshire Adults

You don’t need to just watch the kids have fun as all the main play areas are adult-friendly. We had a good go on most equipment and glad that we did – although we did tire quicker than kids, but that is what coffee breaks are for right? 

16. How Long Can You Stay at BeWILDerwood. 

There is more than enough fun to fill a full day, in fact, we didn’t leave until closing at 5.00 pm and even then the kids were not ready to leave.

Review BeWilderWood Cheshire Fun day  

We did spot families with younger kids leaving around 2.00 to 3.00 pm and the park got quieter as the day went on. 

17. How Busy Was BeWILDerwood Cheshire?

We went on the second day of opening and tickets had sold out. Although there were plenty of visitors they were spread out it didn’t feel overcrowded or unsafe.

There were queues at the slides and zip wires but these went down quickly and the kids didn’t moan once about having to wait.

18. Coronavirus Safety Measures at BeWILDerwood. 

BeWILDerwood ask that anyone who feels unwell with Covid symptoms or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive to contact them and they will rearrange your visit. 

As mentioned above, before our visit we were sent an email requesting details for track and trace to save time at the entrance. 

Once at BeWILDerwood all staff were wearing visors, there were lots of signs about keeping the two meters distance and hand sanitisers everywhere we looked. 

19. The Gift Shop 

Review BeWilderWood Cheshire Gift shop

The Bizarre Bazaar Gift Shop is located at the entrance/exit and again was reasonably priced. It features an array of BeWILDerwood Cheshire branded items such as T-shirts for just £9.99, cups for £6.99 and good size soft toys for £19.99. They also lots of pocket money toys such as pens, pencils, crystals and more. 

20. The BeWILDerwood Books 

The BeWILDerwood parks are based and themed on a series of children’s books by Tom Blofeld about the inhabitants of swampy woods BeWILDerwood. 

Although we have never read the books this didn’t affect our day and we still had an amazing day out. However, after seeing all the great theming the books seem right up our street and we will certainly be reading them before our next trip. 

If you fancy reading the Bewilderwood books before your visit you can purchase them from the BeWILDerwood website here

 Have Fun!

Don’t forget to check out our review of BeWILDerwood here. 

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