What's on location

What's on location

Delamere Forest, Cheshire
Forest Holidays

What you'll find on location at Delamere Forest, Cheshire

Things to do on location

Set within the Cheshire Plain, this shaded oasis of broadleaf and evergreen trees spans 972 hectares of wild forest. Choose between cabins bordered by clusters of trees for a secluded break or cabins with sun-lit views of country fields. Delamere Forest is also the setting for park runs and summer concerts, with open pathways that make it easy to find your way around. At the heart of our cabin location, you will find our Forest Retreat which includes a shop, café, and bar. Here you can meet the Forest Ranger, book activities such as archery and hire bikes.

Forest Retreat

The Forest Retreat is the hub of our Delamere Forest location. Meet our friendly team who are the people in-the-know when it comes to nearby beauty spots, local restaurants, pubs, and hidden gems waiting to be uncovered. Stock up on locally sourced essentials from carefully selected suppliers in the shop or take a seat in the comfortable seating area and bar, where you can tuck into a tasty meal, and a tipple or two.

  • Restaurant, bar and café

    Restaurant, bar and café

    Our restaurant at Delamere Forest is open between 8:30am to 8:00pm, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Order freshly cooked meals, or a few drinks at the relaxed bar. Browse our menu, order at the bar, and inform the team of the table you are sitting at. The terrace at Delamere Forest offers a seating area to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest.

    Order a drink and a bite to eat, or a refreshing drink after exploring the forest. We offer a takeaway service from our Forest Retreat at Delamere Forest. Simply place your order in the Forest Retreat or place an order from the comfort of your cabin. Let us take care of the cooking and deliver your meal right to your cabin door, for fuss free dining!

  • Shop


    In the shop at Delamere Forest, you will find all the essentials you need during your stay, from essential groceries to souvenirs to take home. We sell a range of groceries, toiletries, beverages and of course souvenirs to remind you of your forest adventure. Please note that our usual opening times are 9am – 8pm (8.30am - 8.30pm on Mondays & Fridays).

    Try our collection of sustainable treats. Choose pampering products from L’OCCITANE and Green People, nature-themed games, or activities to help you unwind together.

Summer shopping in the Forest Retreat

New for 2024! Add some extra Forest Feeling to your stay with brands we love

Edmunds cocktails

Calm club kit

Green people skincare

Felt so good characters

Spend summer exploring with your Forest Ranger

Spend summer exploring with your Forest Ranger

Our Forest Rangers will lead you on a one-of-a-kind experience in the forest. For little explorers and big kids alike, discover your own Forest Feeling! Connect with nature as you try Forest Bathing, build dens, forage for food, or uncover the wildlife around you.

Vehicle Charging Point

There are two vehicle charging points available on location at Delamere Forest. These can be found outside the Forest Retreat.


Pre-bookable on-site activities 

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Forest Survival from £12pp
Mini Forest Rangers from £10*
Nature Tots from £6*
Wildlife Wonders from £10*
Nocturnal Adventure from £10pp (Sept - May)
Foam clay activity from £6.95
Archery  from £40 (2 people minumum)
Pedals and puzzles bike trail from £10 (bike hire is seperate)
In-cabin spa treatments from £125 (1-5 hours available)

Participating adult required for Forest Ranger*

Paw-fect treats to get tails wagging

Pick up the ulti-mutt in doggy dining with Sir Woofchester’s dog menu

Paw star dog 'martini'

Fish & chips dog bowl

Treat pots

Roast dinner dog bowl

Bark brew dog 'beer'

Pre-book your bikes online so they are ready on arrival

Pre-book your bikes online so they are ready on arrival

Adult break bike hire from £32 | Child break bike hire from £28

You can also hire bikes at the cycle hub when you arrive but be quick as Delamere Forest is a popular destination for cyclists across the country. We have a variety of adult frame sizes from 14" - 22" and child small or large frames. Before you begin your adventure, pop into the Forest Retreat and pick up a guide that covers trails suitable for all ages or get advice on the best cycling routes and mountain biking tracks.

  • Children's play area

    Children's play area

    Exclusive to Delamere Forest, our brand new natural playgrounds highlight the importance of natural play and open up a world of curiosity and creativity. 

    Near the Forest Retreat, children aged 0 to 4 years can run free on a tactile playscape bordered by greenery, while you relax with a cuppa. Inspired by the design of our cabins and crafted using natural materials, this is a safe space for little ones to practice their balance skills and decision making abilities in the fresh forest air.  There’s a mini cabin and a play kitchen too. 

    Our second playground is great for children 6+ (and any adults who fancy a go). This design is positioned around the existing trees, and brings natural play deeper into the forest to create a unique sensory experience. Test your agility on the wobble bridge, tackle the parkour ropes and get active in a beautiful natural setting. 

  • Bug hotel and wildlife

    Bug hotel and wildlife

    At Delamere Forest there is a bug hotel, attracting lots of bugs and insects. This means they can pollinate our flowers and keep unwanted pests to a minimum like aphids and slugs.

    Delamere Forest is home to birdwatching haven Blakemere Moss lake and walking route Old Pale - the highest point of the forest where views as far as Liverpool’s harbour buildings can be seen. Look for small tortoiseshell butterflies and white faced darter dragonflies as you wander through the wide forest paths. Or listen out for green woodpeckers as you dine alfresco on your outdoor decking and uncover a different world right on your doorstep.

  • Cheshire trails

    Cheshire trails

    The picturesque countryside of Cheshire offers lots of scenic walks straight from your cabin door, boasting unrivalled panoramic views that span counties. Expect rolling hills, distant mountains, and open fields. Grab a picnic and a pair of comfortable shoes and discover Delamere Forest by foot with relaxed walks suitable for everyone. From the family-friendly Old Pale trail to the more challenging Sandstone Trail for experienced hikers and long distance walking enthusiasts.

Looking to book a self-catering UK staycation?

With so much to see and do in Cheshire, our cabins at Delamere Forest offer a welcome retreat for families, groups and couples. Unwind from day-to-day life and make wonderful memories with your loved ones. Give yourself something to look forward to with a self-catering break at Delamere Forest. 

Discover Delamere Forest


Delamere Forest reception and shop area in the Forest Retreat
Delamere Forest bar area in the Forest Retreat
Delamere Forest restaurant area in the Forest Retreat
Delamere Forest bar area in the Forest Retreat