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“Pleasant family visit”
Review of Cheshire Workshops

Cheshire Workshops
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Owner description: A visitor attraction with gift shops, cafe and craft activities for all ages including candle making ceramic model painting Badge and key ring making Sand bottle filling Free ice cream throughout month of June with all activity packages purchased. (Yellow green and blue tickets)
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Went on a Saturday expecting it to be very busy, Luckily we arrived at a good time plenty of parking and a quiet coffee shop.
My niece made a candle double twist for £2.50 which she really enjoyed and also painted a dog figure upstairs which kept her happy for over half an hour!
Lunch was lovely Quiche and a very generous salad for about £6.00 and Jacket potato for around £5.50 my niece had chicken nuggets which were real chicken ,She said they were lovely.
I had a young lady with me in a wheelchair and the staff could not of been more accommodating in helping to get her upstairs,they have a stannah stair lift just ask if you need any help.

Thank cwistaston
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

We had just completed the first part of the Sandstone Trail and decided to drop into the workshop for an ice cream. Looking around its a crafty type of place and has activities for children who were enjoying themselves.
I remember visiting here years ago when they had 'sculptured' candles which frankly, I thought were rather tacky but gladly non of this sort were about. There were Christmas decorations on show in case you needed to purchase early, very early.
My main gripe was the ice cream, advertised as being from Kellys of Cornwall. How daft is that when there is a perfectly good producer up the road in Tattenhall at the Cheshire Ice Cream farm. What happened to 'sourcing local produce' and 'supporting the local economy', not to mention a round trip in van of say 600 miles . The young person who served me mumbled something incomprehensible about competition. Not sure what that meant.
Perhaps combine this trip with a visit to the Pheasant Inn across the road.

Thank silverdale15
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Went to the Cheshire Candle Workshop as part of a day out which also included the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm. Was pleasantly surprised having not been sure what to expect, I mean candles, how interesting could they be? It is mainly a big shop with lots of craft things and a restaurant. However for the children there is the opportunity to make candles, badges, fill hollow plastic dolphins/teddies/elephants with coloured sand, paint mugs etc etc. Prices to do these things won't break the bank, £3 to make a 3 twist candle, £3.60 to fill a dolphin.

Didn't try the restaurant, food looked nice though. Would certainly pass an hour or so and if visiting the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm it's well worth popping along to as its only 10 minutes away.

Thank Phill C
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The cheshire candle factory has always been a keen favorite for all ages. Children can make a candle, make all kinds of artistic items from painting models to making badges etc in the gallery upstairs. There is a restaurant serving good quality food at reasonable prices. This venue is a must for all ages and has the advantage of all the attractions being inside, which makes it an ideal venue for a rainy or cold day. My last visit was in March this year. It was a bitter cold day, but the car park was full, This speaks volumes of its popularity.

Thank Bryan J
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I went with my wife and was thinking in my mind that we can buy some nice fragrances candles and take part in candle making workshop.


I wanted to take part in candle making but it was a very basic exercise for kids ,also it will be nice if they can put a video clip on candle making on a good projector in the area where kids are doing the candle making activity for other people waiting there to watch the video.


Overall a good experience with lots of different range of home decoration candles and other items but I must say the prices are expensive as compared to other high-street shops.

I will recommend them to put certain items for offers like 3 for 2 etc. The quality and range of different colours is available and lots of good activities which are affordable for kids, a great day out if you go with kids, toilets and plus nice cafe for food is available.

Good views and scenery , we spent sometime outdoor enjoyed the snow in hills and took some pictures as well.

Thank fsaeed
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