Cheshire Oaks is a bargain hunter’s dream. Situated on the outskirts of Ellesmere Port it boasts more than 130 shops, most selling clothes and fashion accessories (top designers labels and high street stores are here).
Products stocked are usually last season’s fashions. They are offered with discounts of up to 70 per cent off the original store prices.
Cheshire Oaks opened in 1995 and was the first designer outlet village in the UK. Over seven million shoppers now visit the centre each year.
Facilities and services include a visitor information centre, children’s play areas, free wireless internet access, wheelchair hire, toilets, and baby changing areas.
Cheshire Oaks is open seven days a week. Standard opening times are Monday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm (large stores 11 am to 5 pm). For opening hours at Christmas and other holidays check the official Cheshire Oaks website (see information box below).
Directions and Transport
Cheshire Oaks is situated just off Junction 10 of the M53 and is clearly signposted. Visitors with satellite navigation systems should note that the postcode for Cheshire Oaks is CH65 9JJ.
The centre boasts both surface and multi-storey car parks. Over 3,000 car parking spaces are available Parking is free for customers.
The closest train station to Cheshire Oaks is Ellesmere Port.
The Coliseum Shopping Park is immediately west of Cheshire Oaks and offers more shops and eating and drinking options.
The Coliseum Leisure Park is also nearby and is home to the Vue Cinema Cheshire Oaks, Tenpin Cheshire Oaks, Paradise Island Adventure Golf, the Travelodge Cheshire Oaks, and a good choice of restaurants.
The Blue Planet Aquarium lies just south of Cheshire Oaks.