Plan your visit
We are currently working on site as part of a phased development for full public opening in October 2021
Whatever your interest we believe that there will be something here for you to explore and enjoy. We will be posting updates on our social media channels so please sign up. Here is a taste of what we will have on offer.
We have a beautiful courtyard which we are developing as an artisan shopping area. There will also be a small shop selling branded gifts and toys, local guidebooks and produce within the café.
Both our café and restaurant will be serving delicious food from locally sourced suppliers. We can seat up to 50 people in the café, and in good weather have an outside seating area.
Outdoor Play Area
As part of the project, a children's natural outdoor play area will be built. This area will include features including a small Roman village, tractors, play farm animals and an archaeological digging sand pit. Our outdoor play area will open from October 2021 and will be free to enter.
As well as being the site of a Roman walled town, there is evidence from the Mesolithic, Iron Age and Medieval periods, together with a complex of traditional farm buildings dating back to the 17th century. At present much of this heritage is buried; our challenge is to bring it to life and tell its stories. This exciting project will include a timeline walk in the roman walled town and a large indoor museum within our education and community building.
Local walks run through the Chester House Estate making it a great place to explore. We will be releasing some walking leaflets shortly, please follow us on social media for updates.
A mooring is currently being built along the Chester Farm section of the River Nene banks. This unique resource will add a very special dimension to the site.
Located within our Farm House, our two bedroom bed and breakfast unit comes with stunning views of the River Nene and wider estate landscape. Our bed and breakfast offering includes a large living room space, kitchen and dining room, 2 bathrooms and a freshly cooked farmhouse breakfast. Our accommodation will be available to book online from October 2021 and will also be included with our premium wedding and event packages.
Events and Programming
We have an incredibly exciting and diverse range of events and programming throughout the year. Our 2021/22 programme will include, Lambing Festival, Pumpkin Patch, Easter Egg Hunts, Historical Reenactments, Outdoor Cinema and Theatres, Food and Craft Fair's. Winter Ice Skating Rinks, Beer and Music Festivals, Light Festivals, Father Christmas Experiences, Archeological Digs, The Nene Festival, Wedding Fair, Bushcraft Weekend and Private Hire Events