With the new school year now underway, there’s the distinct feel of autumn in the air, and those summer days out are already starting to feel like a distant memory.
Before we know it, the shops will be full of their promotions for Halloween, with the festive season following hot on its heels.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. There’s a whole season to enjoy first, and plenty going on in and around Cheshire’s county town and cultural hub.
So don’t just hibernate in front of the tv, get out and explore what Chester has to offer this autumn.
Theatre nights at Storyhouse
Storyhouse has built a reputation as one of the city’s best nights out. There’s always a range of movies showing in the cinema, and the venue has the knack of picking out the very best in indy, cult and vintage offerings.
But the big event at Storyhouse this Autumn is Season 11 of the Storyhouse originals series. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will be running throughout October.
Tickets are available direct from the venue and are likely to sell out quickly.
Spin the reels at Admiral
Chester might not have the big name casinos that you’ll find in Liverpool or Stoke.
However, if you enjoy checking out slots min deposit £1 UK offers online, then you’ll feel right at home at Admiral on Frodsham Street, slap bang in the middle of Chester.
There’s a fabulous mixture of classic games and new releases, and if you feel peckish, they even offer free catering right there at the machine.
The city centre location makes Admiral an ideal place to pop in for a few games as part of a night out on the town.
The Autumn Festival at Chester Racecourse
Did you know that Chester has what is believed to be the oldest racecourse in the entire country?
Known affectionately as The Roodee, the course lies just outside the ancient City Wall and has been the site of racing for more than 500 years.
The Autumn Festival gets underway on 13 September and is one of the most important events of the year.
There will be seven races back to back, including the prestigious ESL Group Handicap Stakes, with a total prize purse of more than £13,000.
Hang out in Notting Hoole
The village within a city has built itself quite a reputation. In fact, as local journalist Barry Ellams put it, the place was trending before “trending” even became a thing.
That might have been 20 years ago, but Hoole has retained its character and remains the place to go if you want to explore bars and restaurants that are a little different from the usual high street chains.
The Faulkner has a deserved reputation as one of Chester’s top spots for wholesome pub food, while for a unique drinks menu, check out The Suburbs on Charles Street.
Here, you’ll find everything from exotic cocktails to craft beers.