As lockdown restrictions start to lift, and the warmer weather starts rolling in, families can finally start to plan some fun days out in the sunshine. For families with dogs, that means planning activities that include your furry friend. To help you in your choice, ABC Boat Hire have compiled a list of the 10 best rated dog friendly activities in Cheshire.

After compiling a list of all of the outdoors activities, walking routes, and pubs which welcome dogs in the Cheshire area, ABC Boats chose the top 10 based on which had the highest number of reviews with the best Trip Advisor scores.

From this, ABC Boats reveal the top 10 dog friendly activities for you and your family in Cheshire.

Days out even the dog can enjoy

Days out even the dog can enjoy

1. Quarry Bank, Styal

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 1,536 reviews

Featured Review: "What a wonderful place! We had such a wonderful walk but couldn't fit all of the sites in so we have decided to stay the night to explore further. Worth a visit for everyone - singles, couples, and families as your children will have a vast woodland to explore, and dogs are so welcome and will have a ball. Just bring your wellies!"

2. Anderton Boat Lift, Anderton

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 1,209 reviews

Featured Review: "Great place to see, lots of parking, and good to walk the dog. Plenty of space for children to play in the surrounding areas. Can walk to the flashes from there which is lovely for dog walking."

Delamere Forest.

Delamere Forest.

3. Delamere Forest, Delamere

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 832 reviews

Featured Review: "Campsite in the forest is very good, just through a gate you have the forest to explore. A short walk to the station and Chester beckons, lovely city. A short drive to Chester Oaks and you can spend, spend, spend! The forest is excellent for families and dogs."

4. Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 602 reviews

Featured Review: "Visited the cafe with a friend and my dog today for the first time. The selection of cakes was mouthwatering, the welcome warm and friendly. Shiny clean dog bowls were a-plenty with fresh water on tap. A good selection of complimentary doggie treats and even poo bags were provided. We will definitely be back."

5. Marbury Country Park, Northwich

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 298 reviews

Featured Review: "Great local country park for dog walking, tea, coffee and snacks at weekends, a lovely lake with a hide for bird watchers."

6. The Maltings Pub, Warrington

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 223 reviews

Featured Review: "Fantastic pub. I visit regularly with my dog - it is lovely that we are both so welcome. There are so few pubs like this - no wonder the Maltings has won awards. It caters brilliantly for its customers and their four-legged friends. Would recommend it to anyone with a pooch."

7. Countess of Chester Country Park, Chester

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 64 reviews

Featured Review: "A brilliant place for walking, wildlife and keeping fit, with weekly organised runs 'Park Run' every weekend. The park is very well maintained and is very well laid out. A must for dog walkers with woods, open spaces, and water for your furry friends to play."

Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle

8. Beeston Castle, Beeston

Trip Advisor Score: 4 from 540 reviews

Featured Review: "We really enjoyed our trip to the castle, it's great to do something different for a day and to take the dog with us! The views were amazing and well worth the climb - not for the faint hearted but there's plenty of benches on the way up!"

9. The Roebuck Inn, Knutsford

Trip Advisor Score: 4 from 207 reviews

Featured Review: "Just enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Roebuck! We were a little early but the friendly lady who served us was happy for us to sit inside and provided our two beloved pets with water and dog treats, which were very much enjoyed! The food was excellent and freshly cooked and the wine complimented the meal perfectly. This was my first visit to the Roebuck but we will definitely be returning, doggies too! Thank you!"

10. Brereton Heath Nature Reserve, Congleton

Trip Advisor Score: 4 from 200 reviews

Featured Review: "Lovely location for a dog walk. Beautiful surroundings, good paths, an area with easy access to the lake for dogs who want a dip, nice clean toilets."