Things to do in Cheadle

PUBLISHED: 15:12 13 October 2014 | UPDATED: 15:12 13 October 2014

The George & Dragon, Cheadle.

The George & Dragon, Cheadle.

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While being so close to Manchester has definite advantages, perhaps Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme’s greatest assets are their distance from the bustling metropolis – and we’re not talking mileage here.

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Retaining a warm village feel, it’s not surprising that Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme continue to attract those seeking a lifestyle where neighbourliness and the opportunity to establish roots in a warm and welcoming community are high on the list. For many seeking a less frantic life away from city stress, schooling is a key factor in decision making, and as well as great state schools, Cheadle has three of the country’s best independent schools, offering the highest standards of education from age three to 18, in Lady Barn House, Hulme Hall and Cheadle Hulme School.

Cheadle High Street is a thriving shopping zone, mixing independent retailers with high street chains in perfect harmony. Cheadle Hulme offers a lovely range of shopping options too, from lingerie at Vanilla Fudge to pure style at Crissan, taking in gift shops, antiques and interiors on the way.

As a destination zone for those seeking interiors inspiration, the Stanley Green trading estate offers a positive feast of delights, from Real Stone & Tile to Gallant Doors to Fireplace Superstore; all businesses independently owned and run and with a clear focus on quality and customer satisfaction. And we mustn’t forget the joys of John Lewis…which could almost provide a day out in itself if you’re that way inclined!

As you’d expect from any busy community hub, dining out is never an issue! From pub food to cafés, continental to cakes, independent to national chain - there’s plenty to choose from.

A little distance from the city, while offering excellent commute times, also offers access to wide open spaces, healthy activity and fresh air.

Bruntwood Park, in Cheadle, offers people of all ages (and energy levels!) something to do, see or experience. There are a variety of facilities available in the Park. An eighteen-hole Par 3 Pitch and Putt Course utilises existing contours and is in harmony with the existing mature trees, making for an enjoyable walk, even if your golf isn’t up to scratch! For the children, a fully accessible child’s playground occupies a central position providing adventure and fun for children and benches for mum. Indeed, netmums.com have awarded Bruntwood Park Five Stars for 2014, citing the beautifully landscaped woodland and wildflower meadows, gardens, BMX track, playground and weekend bouncy castle as more than enough reason to visit, with the onsite restaurant, The Vinery, the cherry on the cake for families seeking a full day of fresh air and fun.

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