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Woodland Tuesdays – Pompom monsters

Creeping Toad will be running Woodland Tuesday art sessions in different woods on most Tuesdays through the school summer holidays. Sessions are free and aim to run from 10.30 am to 1pm – the activity itself will probably take about 45 minutes. This week; Pompom monsters: unexpected fluffy creatures lurking in the undergrowth…  

Woodland Tuesdays – Fingersful of creatures

Creeping Toad will be running Woodland Tuesday art sessions in different woods on most Tuesdays through the school summer holidays. Sessions are free and aim to run from 10.30 am to 1pm. This week; Fingersful of creatures, make animal puppets for your fingers. 24th August 2021  Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park, Green Ln, Buxton…

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Fun Day at Poynton Sports Club

A Fun Day out this Summer Holiday in Cheshire. Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Ice Cream, Pony Rides and More – from Watch me Grow Childcare Agency. Tickets to be bought beforehand – 07711897532 22nd August 2021 12-6pm Poynton Sports Club, London Rd N, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1AG Tickets to be bought beforehand      

RHS Garden Bridgewater – Wonderland: Summer holiday activities

To celebrate 150 years since the publication of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, there’ll be a fun family trail across the garden featuring illustrations from the brand new edition of Through the Looking Glass. Alice and Friends: Saturday 24 July–Sunday 1 August 2021 Promenade character performances Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 July…

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Macclesfield Comedy Festival

A great family day out in Cheshire this Summer.  Comedians, amusements, food and drink, and more. DAYTIME FOR KIDS ANF FAMILIES, NIGHT TIME FOR GROWN UPS! 7th August 2021  Macclesfield RUFC Priory Park, Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

Bollington Library Summer Events

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Wilmslow Library Paint and Plant! Bug House Planter

Paint your own bug house planter and then plant your seeds and see what grows. AUGUST 11, 2021 10 AM – 11 AM  South Dr, Wilmslow SK9 1NW T – 01625 374060

Wilmslow Library Coral Reef Craft

Get creative and make your own coral reef. design your own fish and experiment with using different materials and textures. Book in advance. 5th August 2021 10-10.45am South Dr, Wilmslow SK9 1NW T – 01625 374060

Wilmslow Library Summer Reading Challenge Craft Hour

Summer holiday activity for your kids in Cheshire – Let your little ones get creative at our craft session. Ideal for 3-6 year olds. Tickets cost £1 and places are limited – book ahead. 28th July 20210 3-4pm South Dr, Wilmslow SK9 1NW T – 01625 374060

Summer of Play at The Whitworth

Water play, potions stations, mud painting and chalk painting outdoors. Drop in sessions but you’ll need to book your ticket if you’d like to go inside the Gallery as well whilst you’re there (its free). WEDNESDAY 4 AUGUST 2021 11AM – 3PM WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST 2021 11AM – 3PM SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 2021 11AM –…

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Cheshire Children’s Centres – FREE Family Activities this Summer Holiday

Cheshire East Children’s Centres are running FREE family activities throughout the Summer Holidays – click here for details. 

Wilmslow Library – Panini Sticker Swap

Drop by on Friday 30th July between 3pm and 4pm to see if you can score any missing stickers for your Panini album. 30th July 2021 3-4 pm  South Dr, Wilmslow SK9 1NW T – 01625 374060

Coco’s Playbarn Family Fun Day

A great family day out for the kids this Summer Holidays in Cheshire! On the green outside the play-barn for a family fun day! Face painting, stalls, BBQ, Bouncy castle, games and much more! 30th August 2021 10-2pm Kingsley Rd, Frodsham WA6 6SU T – 01928 789028

Tribs on The Hill Festival

Family oriented festival with kids activities and family camping zone. 31st July-1st August 2021  Higher Mickledale Farm, Frodsham, United Kingdom T – 07868 733148

Family Funday at Chester Racecourse

A great Day Out for kids this summer holiday in Cheshire! With action on the flat and fun free activities for younger racegoers on the Open Course, there’s fun on the Roodee for all the family. Book in advance or purchase tickets on the gate. 1st August 2021 The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY T –…

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Summer Social at Trafford Centre

A fun day out for kids near Cheshire this Summer Holidays – outdoor events space open daily until 5th September featuring a beach, fairground and pop-up bars and restaurants. Prebook to avoid disappointment. Until 5th September 2021 The Trafford Centre, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AA

Character Appearances at Bella’s Bows, Nantwich

Saturday 24th July 2021 – Meet Mal & Evie Thursday 12th August 2021 – Meet Batman & Wonder Women Saturday 11th September 2021 – Meet Princess Jasmine These are FREE. No booking required just turn up on the day. 8 Cocoa Yard, Nantwich, United Kingdom T – 07710 464440

Macclesfield Library Junk Modelling Session

FREE Junk Modelling session, Wednesday 4th August 2021 10 – 11.30  We need some help to build new habitats for our wild animals. What model will you create? Booking is essential.

Roller Disco at Buxton Pavilion Gardens

This Summer Holiday – fun for Kids near Cheshire – Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th July 2021 starting at 9.30 am, 5 sessions per day. Ticketed event.

Inflatable Fun Sessions at Buxton Pavilion Gardens

This summer holiday for kids near Cheshire – every day from Monday 2nd August – Friday 13th August 2021 Session Times: 9.30 – 11.30am 12.00 – 2.00pm 2.30pm – 4.30pm Booking advisable but can pay on the door if there is availability

Alpaca Picnic Fest

Classic Car Show with Live Bands and Fun Events. This is a charity event being held on behalf of the East Cheshire Hospice. The event starts at 5.00pm on the 28th August 2021. Fun activities in the afternoon include: ‘Have-A-Go’ JCB driving, Welly Wanging, Custom trike rides, Bi-plane restoration project, Shooting range, Fun archery, and…

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Dino Kingdom, Manchester

The creators of the award-winning Lightopia Festival present, Dino Kingdom: an epic pre-historic exploration landing in Manchester this summer! Wythenshawe Park and Gardens, Wythenshawe, Manchester 23td July – 8th August 2021

Sandbach Children’s Cinema – Peter Rabbit 2

A FREE event for children in Cheshire this Summer Holiday! Sandbach Childrens Cinema – Peter Rabbit 2 – The Runaway (U) Tuesday 10th August 2021 1pm (doors open 12pm) Tickets are FREE OF CHARGE on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets available from Sandbach Town Hall during Monday-Thursday, 8am-3pm. Sweets and drinks available to purchase…

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FREE 0-5 Soft Play Session at Sandbach Town Hall

For parents and grandparents looking after small children. The adults have a chance to chat over a cup of tea or coffee, whilst the children socialse in their own special way. This is a fantastic FREE event for the community to enjoy. 24th August 2021 10-2.30pm 

FREE Children’s Creepy Crawly Show

A real hands on animal experience between 10am and 4pm to meet the exciting critters. There are also 2 interactive fun packed live shows taking place at 11am and 1pm. This is a fantastic FREE event for the community to enjoy. Sandbach Town Hall., High St, Sandbach CW11 1AX 17th August 2021

Park Play Days, Crewe

The Door to Fairy Land – Fairy Door making experience

Join the Bramall Fairy guide for a walk around the park to see what you can find this =Summer holiday. You will also be able to paint/design your very own fairy or elf door to take home. A great activity for children near Cheshire this Summer Holiday. 5th August 2021 10.30am-3pm Bramhall Hall, Stockport SK7…

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Pye Ash Sheepdog Trial

No further details at the time of writing – please contact venue. 21st-22nd August 2021 Dene House, Bosley, Macclesfield SK11 0PN

Buxton Pavilion Gardens Bank Holiday Special

Varied range of stalls in the Octagon Hall, miniature train rides*, boats on the lake *, Children’s fairground rides* and crazy golf* taking place over the weekend * Charges apply for some activities Note: Some activities will be weather permitting and subject to availability 28th-30th August 2021 Buxton Pavilion Gardens St John’s Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE

Buxton Pavilion Gardens Weekend Bazaar

The Weekend Bazaar takes place in the Octagon Hall on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4.30pm. There will be a mix of crafts, gifts, artwork, jewellery, homemade cards and clothing. Free entry. 21st-22nd July 2021 The Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE

Buxton Pavilion Gardens Summer Fete

A great day out for the kids near Cheshire this Summer – full of super family fun. 24th and 25th July 2021 The Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE


MEGA INFLATABLE FUN AND ATTRACTIONS PERFECT FOR 2 TO 10 YEARS. 17th – 18th July 2021 Torkington Park, 14 High St, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 6AB

Keeling’s Funfair at High Legh Garden Centre

Find us down by the Miniature Railway station. Here we will have our unique 1960s children’s ‘Sea on Land’ ride and original vintage Swingboats accompanied by one of our popular traditional fairground games. A great day out for Kids this Summer in Cheshire. July 17 and 18 th 2021 11:00 am – 4:00 pm High…

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Circus Extreme

Merging modern and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, audiences will be amazed by the jam-packed Circus Extreme production which features show-stopping performances that will have you on the edge of your seat. The Trafford Centre, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AA 2-18th July 2021

The Peter Rabbit Secret Garden

Meet Peter Rabbit and Friends at The Peter Rabbit Secret Garden this summer at The Trafford Centre. There’s lots to do in this indoor experience. Can you help Mrs. Rabbit to plant her carrot seeds? Are you brave enough to sneak past Mr. McGregor with a little help from Squirrel Nutkin? Trafford Centre, Trafford Park,…

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Stockport’s Gigantic Leap Frog art Trail

21 gigantic frog statues will be appearing throughout Stockport town centre! Catch them before they disappear at the end of September, July to September 2021

Looney Tunes Art Trail, Manchester

The trail covers 12 locations and features iconic Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny and Tweety Pie. QR codes can be found  on the artwork which shows a virtual map and shows you what else is new from Looney Tunes. Various locations cross Manchester City Centre 14 June 2021 – 31 July 2021

Kidchella at Tatton Park

This kids festival is the only place to be this summer! It’s the ultimate kids’ party with music and fun from Diva Mix, Ariana Live, face painting and glitter bars, roaming stilt walkers and audience entertainers. 17th July 2021 Tatton Park, Knutsford Cheshire WA16 6SG

Just So Festival

Just So Festival returns this Summer Holiday at Rode Hall in Cheshire. Great for kids and adults alike. Just So is an annual, intimate, weekend-long festival – an imaginative outdoor family adventure like no other. 20/21/22 August 2021 Rode Hall, Cheshire  

Superhero & Princess Trail at Blakemere Village

On your secret mission, you will need to complete interactive activities throughout the trail and in ‘Fantasy Forest’ to claim your reward at the end! Purchase your trail maps for £5 per trail form from the Visitor Information Centre. Suitable for children aged 3-11. 10.00am – 4.00pm daily from 12 April – 31 August 2021. …

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Jodrell Bank Holiday Activities

Jodrell Bank in Macclesfield, Cheshire has the following activities for children over the Summer Holidays – Summer Holidays: Space Crafts 24 Jul, 2021 – 30 Aug, 2021 Discover your creative side and have a go at space themed making and drawing activities. Space Crafts is designed for young families and is available on a drop-in…

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Biddulph Grange Holiday Activities

From Sat 10 July 2021, discover the different games and sports equipment around the garden and challenge your family to a game or match. Pick up a ‘get, set, go’ card and collect stickers for taking part in our active challenges. Activities do not need to be booked but they advise booking your visit at…

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Dunham Massey Holiday Activities

Dunham Massey near Cheshire, has the following activities going on to keep the children busy over the Summer Holidays. From 20 July 2021 you can stretch up high, balance on a beam, dance, leap and run wild on the outdoor activity trail. Throughout the 2021 school summer holidays, grab a ‘Get set, go’ card to…

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Lyme Park Holiday Activities

Lyme Park near Cheshire, has the following activities going on to keep the children busy over the Summer Holidays. 50 things at Lyme Park this summer Head outdoors and leap into summer with a list of 50 Things to do before you’re 11 3/4. Explore the Gardens and House Make the most of the warmer days…

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Country Fayre at the Farm

Visit the Farm for a weekend of traditional English fayre and fun this Summer Holiday! Saturday 28 – Monday 30 August 2021 Tatton Park Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6SG

The Family Variety Show – Tatton Park Pop Up Festival

An all singing, all dancing day out for all the family! Tatton Park Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6SG 14 and 20 August 2021

Pop Party – Tatton Park Pop Up Festival

Bring your little ones and celebrate the best of Kids Pop with hits from Billie Eilish, Little Mix, Bruno Mars and much more! A fantastic Summer Holiday Treat. 4th and 18th August 2021 Tatton Park Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6SG

Brainiac – Tatton Park Pop Up Festival

Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls, Science’s greatest and most volatile live show is returning with a vengeance. The Brainiacs delve fearlessly into the mysteries of science… Tatton Park Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6SG Saturday 31 July 2021

The Princess Tea Party – Tatton Park Pop Up Festival

A great Summer Holiday Activity in Cheshire – Princesses and Princes across the land, Be Our Guest this summer as we invite you to Tatton’s magical Princess Tea Party. Friday 30 July, 7th August, 13th August, 25th August 2021 Tatton Park Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6SG

Geronimo Family Festival

The largest children’s festival in the North West with hundreds of activities for children aged from 0-12, this Summer Holiday in Cheshire. 20th-23rd August 2021  Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6NA  

Classic and Performance Car Spectacular at Tatton Park

The Classic and Performance Car Spectacular is one of the UK’S most loved classic car shows, celebrating the golden age of motoring. Enthusiasts can view some of the finest cars ever made, with more than 2000 classics on site. August 21 and 22 2021 Tatton Park, Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN

Eat in the Park, Buxton

Music and Food Festival in the Park – live music, street food, kids entertainment and loads more. Great family day out near Cheshire this Summer Holiday. August 21 and 22 2021 Buxton Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Rd  Buxton, SK17 6BE  

Reddish Vale Dino Farm

Arena displays with realistic dinosaurs; Meet baby dinosaurs; dig for fossils; hunt for dino eggs. Fun day out for any little dino fans near Cheshire this Summer. 30th July-6th August 2021 Reddish Vale Farm, Country Park, Reddish Vale Rd  

Reddish Vale Farm Fest

Fairground Rides, Inflatable Assault Course,  Children’s Entertainer, Beach Area with Deck Chairs and more. A fun family day out near Cheshire this Summer Holiday. Reddish Vale Farm, Country Park, Reddish Vale Rd  Stockport, SK5 7HE 21st August- 30th August 2021

The Greatest Show – Kids Edition

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for. The Greatest Showman meets family favourites in this all singing, all dancing extravaganza. Tatton Park, Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN August 11 2021 @ 11:00 am

WildChild Festival

Come along for a great family day out near Cheshire this Summer Holiday. Be transported into a magical world of art and nature as we celebrate the Trust looking after Staffordshire’s wildlife and wild places for 50 years and campaign for an even wilder future. August 7th 2021 The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge  Stafford

Melody Mouse Summer Picnics

Melody Mouse will be having 2 AMAZING family picnic events.- they provide the entertainment, and you take your picnic ) These will be held a Byley Village Hall and will include messy play, crafts, treasure hunts, ice cream, refreshments and of course all our usual music and bubble fun!!! 4th August is Pirates and Mermaids…

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Keeper Experience at Walton Hall and Gardens

Discover what working in the children’s zoo is really like. Starting off by cleaning out the stables, then learn about what the animals eat and meet some of the friendly zoo residents. Something different for the children to do this Summer holiday in Cheshire! Walton Hall & Gardens, Walton Lea Road Warrington, WA4  2nd, 10th, 13th…

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Volkswagen Northwest Car Show

The largest gathering of Volkswagens, both air and water-cooled, in the North of England. A great family day out in Cheshire this Summer holiday! Tatton Park, Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN August 1 2021 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Haslington Scarecrow Trail

Haslington Scarecrow Trail – follow the map and find the scarecrows in the Glorious Villages of Haslington/ Winterley Cheshire. A nice event to do with the children this Summer. 31st July – 6th August 2021

The Royal Cheshire County Show

A great Summer Holiday day out in Cheshire. Quad Bike Stunt Show, the world-renowned Sheep Show and the wonderful Cheshire Farmer’s Market. We are also pleased to have some of our most recognised competition classes take place on the day; categories will include Heavy Horses, Pygmy Goats, Dairy Goats, Wine and Honey. Clay House Farm,…

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Funtopia at Northwich

Funtopia is a fantastic fun-packed event which is perfect for tots to tweens. Filled with bouncy castles, activity inflatables, under 5’s area, Nerf Wars and much more! July 28, August 11th and 25th 2021 Blakemere Village, Chester Road Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2EB  

Tree Climbing at Arley Hall Garden Festival

Try something new this Summer Holiday in Cheshire!! Discover Tree Climbing arose from the need for tree climbing experiences in the North of England. Co-director Neil was looking for somewhere to learn tree climbing but there was nowhere available locally, so after going further afield to learn the techniques, he is bringing it back home…

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RHS Flower Show

Celebrating colour, creativity, community and the positive power of plants and flowers, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park returns to bring the joy of gardening to summer 2021. Get kids of all ages excited about gardening with barrowfuls of activities, shop til you drop, and enjoy live entertainment and fantastic food and drink amongst the buzzing……

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Cheshire Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Family friendly show featuring 400+ vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display, Quality food, drink, ice cream and responsible bar, Access to the grounds of this stunning venue and more. July 18 2021 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield SK11 9JY

Rare Breeds Weekend at the Farm

This special weekend is your chance to meet Molly the Middle White and all of her piggy friends, see our Shires horses, learn about the giant Buff Orpingtons chickens and many more. A great Summer Event for children in Cheshire. 17th and 18th July 2021 Tatton Park, Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN…

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Quarry Bank Holiday Activities

Quarry Bank in Wilmslow, Cheshire has lots of fun activisie to keep the children busy over the Summer holidays. The Lost Words  From Saturday 29 May – Monday 30 August 2021, explore the gardens at Quarry Bank to rediscover nature’s disappearing words with a family trail. You can join us every day of the week,…

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Macclesfield Leisure Centre Holiday Activities

Fun filled days for aged 8yrs to school year 8. A fun, safe environment with a lots of different sporting or recreational activities including access to the swimming pool within our Leisure centres. 26th July- 30th July 2021 Monday- Friday 9:00am- 3:00pm 2nd August- 6th August 2021  Monday- Friday 9:00am- 3:00pm 9th August- 13th August…

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Alsager Leisure Centre Holiday Activities

Fun filled days for aged 8yrs to school year 8. A fun, safe environment with a lots of different sporting or recreational activities including access to the swimming pool within our Leisure centres. 27th July- 29th July 2021 Tuesday- Thursday 9:00am- 3:00pm 3rd August- 5th August 2021 Tuesday- Thursday 9:00am- 3:00pm Alsager Lifestyle centre Hassall road Alsager ST7 2HP T…

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Folksy Theatre at Biddulph Grange Garden

This Summer Holiday, Folksy Theatre presents ‘Little Red’ outdoor theatre – Little Red sets off through the forest to visit Grandma but the journey won’t be easy, not with all these distractions! AUGUST 13, 2021 AT 6:30 – 9 PM Folksy Theatre presents ‘The Tempest’ outdoor theatre – olksy’s wonderful production is filled with live…

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Princess and Pirate Weekend at Gulliver’s World

Kickstart your Summer Holiday in Cheshire – Treasure treats, fancy dress events, themed activities and so much more. Shackleton Cl, Old Hall, Warrington WA5 9YZ 17th-18th July 2021 T: 01925 444888  

Macclesfield Festival

Family Friendly Festival Cheshire – dance tents, kids stages, fairground and more. Macclesfield RUFC, Priory Park, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 4AF. 17th July 2021. Open 10am until 10pm. Afterparty in the Clubhouse 10pm until 3am.

Alpaca Walks at Walton Hall and Gardens

The rangers will demonstrate how to catch the alpaca and then you’ll take them on a walk around the park with opportunities for photographs! Alpaca walks can be booked for either one adult or one adult and one child – children must be 8 years or older. Walks take place on selected dates throughout July…

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Blakemere Village Circus

James Richards circus is pleased to be able to reschedule a visit to Blakemere village in july of 2021. Wed 14th July 2021 – Sun 18th July 2021 Chester Rd, Northwich CW8 2EB T: 07491 22714

Styal Village Scarecrow Festival 2021

The Festival runs from Monday 12th July to Sunday 18th July 2021. Free entry & open to all. Scarecrows on the theme of, characters from children’s tv, film or literature’. Prizes for top 5 scarecrows, as voted for by the public. Further details available from the Styal Village Association via email at:

BeWILDerwood Cheshire

BeWILDerwood Cheshire is a huge woodland full of family fun, adventure, and imagination. Enjoy a day out for the whole family and create wonderful memories together! The 70-acre adventure park is filled with huge slides, muddled mazes, treetop structures and magical treehouses. There is also storytelling, crafts, activities and so much more! Grown ups are…

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Firework Champions at Arley Hall 

The UK’s best firework companies compete with a firework display choreographed to music followed by a finale display. The event is the only one of its type in the UK where the audience have the capability to vote for the team they liked the most using their mobile phone. There will be childrens entertainment (bouncy…

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Fun Dog Show at Tatton Park

Ten novelty classes including Saddest Eyes, Waggiest Tail and Scruffiest Dog, plus a fun agility course (try it if you’re fit enough!) Sunday 8 August 2021 Tatton Park, Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN T: 01625 374400

Brereton Bear Festival

There are over 100 bears to find and you have until 31 August to find them all!! Happy Hunting!! July 10- August 31 2021