If you have never been to this event before than you really don’t know what you are missing.
You enter through the Pavilion at Chester racecourse where you are met by some of the counties finest Cheese makers, the regions great cider makers, game sellers from Cumbria, dry cured meats from North wales – and you are only in the first part of this extravaganza. Making your way outside you see purveyors of fine coffees, stone baked pizzas, children cooking with the Academy of Culinary Arts.
Moving on you come to the restaurant village where some of Cheshire’s finest provide you with foods from right across the world, Thai, Japanese, Italian, even Mongolian food, as well as some home cooked treats. Next it’s through the Taste Cheshire village and then on to the lifestyle section featuring the Grosvenor Art society, or key cooking demonstrations and more great food and drink exhibitors. The whole experience takes about 4-5 hours and all for less than £20. Now that’s a great family day out this Easter
This event was started some 4 years ago now and has grown to be one of the most popular destinations in the country – and rightly so.
Where else can you camp in the most beautiful surroundings of the Chester Racecourse on the banks of the River Dee, right in the heart of the city.
Surely this is every campers dream. All the facilities you expect, camping on the lush outfields of the racecourse, with free daily admission to the biggest food and drink festival in the UK this Easter.
We welcome campervans, caravans, motor homes and tents to this annual Festival of camping and know that you and your family will simply love your Easter away with us here in Chester. So get the van cleaned up, the tent dusted down and the sleeping bags out.
For more information about Camperfest go to the web page and then click to book your place at Camperfest 2014. Is a very special occasion at a very special event.
For the last 4 years the Academy of Culinary Arts team have provided free cooking classes for the children who have come to the Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival. James Holden, the Northern Director and his team of chefs last year taught over 900 children in three days in a series of sessions through out the day.
Each session lasts 40 minutes and during that time, children of all ages get a sensory guide to food with tastes, smells and colours. They then learn the various techniques for basic cooking and many help prepare a dish.
Small children enjoy doing this with their parents and the older ones love the chance to get in the kitchen and create something special. We believe this connection between the children and food is a vital component of every child’s food education.
These classes get very busy so book on the day early to ensure your child gets the opportunity.
With over 25,000 people expected this Easter on the Chester Racecourse, right in the heart of the city, he Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival is the biggest event of its type to take place anywhere in the UK this Easter. Over 150 exhibitors highlight the best the county, region and country has to offer and means that for your, the visitor it is simply a wonderful culinary experience.
Simon Rimmer of the Channel 4 programme, Sunday brunch, headlines our quality line up of top chefs. He is ably supported he of the River Cottage fame, Tim Maddams and many more who will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Chester Racecourse, the only racecourse set in the heart of a city is the perfect location for this fun filled family event and with children under 12 free and adults pre paying just £6 for tickets there is no better value family day out this Easter. So book your tickets now