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Storytime at Bollington Library

Free group for children at Bollington Library. Tuesday 10.00 – 10.30am – weekly term time. Suitable for pre-school children, accompanied by an adult. Contact the library for dates. Booking may be required so please contact the Library on 01625 378266 for more information. Palmerston Street Bollington Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 5JX T – 01625 378266

Percy the Park Keeper at Tatton Park – Summer – The Treasure Hunt at the Farm

Head to the Farm for a summer adventure with Percy the Park Keeper and friends. Join in the fun solving a trail of puzzles and clues… 19 June – 05 September 2021 Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN (Sat Nav WA16 6SG) T: 01625 374400  

Introducing My Chef Skills

Hi, my name is Jonny Ross. In pre-Coronavirus times I ran a successful music agency, supplying live acts for weddings and parties all over the UK. When the pandemic struck and the lockdowns happened, all my work came to a sudden halt! Pretty stressful, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’d always enjoyed cooking and…

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Lakemore Farm Park

Lovely family run farm with animals, play area, play barn, crazy golf and cafe. “The owners are really welcoming” “Lovely place” “We love it there” Haslington, Crewe CW1 5SQ, UK T – 07775 758725

Introducing Accelerate Tutors

At Accelerate Tutors we’ve worked hard to help make finding a tutor as simple as possible for parents. Never before has tuition been so accessible; whether it’s 1:1 lessons face-to-face in your home, the added convenience of online tuition, or buddying up in small group classes to help spread the cost – tuition can be…

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Poynton Pool

A local parent put it better than we can (thank you!!) “Poynton Pool is great for children and is buggy friendly. There is a car park and a circular path or fields to run in. Lots of ducklings and lambs in the spring and an area with fallen trees/logs to climb on.” London Road North,…

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Macclesfield Mums

Macclesfield Mums (and Dads!)  The East Cheshire Mumbler website provides all the information you need to navigate family life in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas.   From baby classes and playgroups to classes and groups for older kids, child friendly eating out, local events, days out and loads more, we’re here to make family life that…

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Fitness Fertility

Welcome to Fitness Fertility! Fitness Fertility is a friendly and supportive personal training company, with a special interest in supporting those experiencing infertility. Maria, the founder, loves all things fitness and really enjoys helping others to achieve their goals.  Fitness Fertility clients may be hoping to conceive, trying to lower their BMI, trying to manage…

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Tots Gone Wild

First School/Outdoor Playgroup Cheshire. Nature inspired parent and child classes for children aged 2.5-5. Wednesday and Friday at various times Comberbach Village Hall, Marbury Road CW9 6AU T – 07525 848999

Easter Baking with Kids

Huge thanks to our super Guest Blogger, Poynton Mum Sophie, for putting this Blog together for us! We’ve had a play around with some easy, kid-friendly Easter inspired recipes this weekend so we could share them with you in time for the Easter holidays. We’ve intentionally chosen easy peasy (mostly fridge-bake type recipes) so the…

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Easter Holidays Cheshire

The Easter Holidays in Cheshire this year will be a little different to the norm.  Hopefully though, there should be more to do than last year (!!) and (all being well….) from 12th April many of our local outdoor attractions are reopening. Here’s our round up of whats happening for families in and around East…

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WIN Tickets to BeWILDerwood!!

WIN tickets to Cheshire’s most anticipated woodland adventure park, BeWILDerwood Cheshire!!! To celebrate their grand opening on the 12th of April, we’ve teamed up with BeWILDerwood to give away 4 tickets to run WILD in their NEW enchanted woodland! Head to the East Cheshire Mumbler Facebook page to enter (click here). BeWILDerwood, The Curious Treehouse Adventure…

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Mother’s Day Cheshire – Competition Time! WIN a Photo Session with Lucy Fay Photography

We’re absolutely delighted to have teamed up with the fantastic Lucy Fay Photography to bring you a really special Competition for Mother’s Day 2021 ❤️ Lucy Fay specialises in Family, Children, Baby & Cake Smash Photography. Her studio is located in Macclesfield but her many clients travel to her from all over Cheshire, Manchester and Staffordshire. Lucy…

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Forest Explorers, Delamere

Forest School Sessions held in Delamere Forest. Wednesday during term time (9.30-10.30am, 11am-12pm or 1-2pm) for parents and toddlers (2-4 years). See their Facebook Page for further info.

World Book Day

There is so much more to World Book Day than frantically cobbling together a fancy dress outfit for the kids to wear to school!  It’s a fantastic initiative, the main purpose of which is to to provide every child and young person in the country with a book of their own. In the UK world book day…

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Knutsford Mums

Knutsford Mums (and Dads!)  The East Cheshire Mumbler website provides all the information you need to navigate family life in Knutsford and the surrounding areas.   From baby classes and playgroups to classes and groups for older kids, child friendly eating out, local events, days out and loads more, we’re here to make family life…

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Holmes Chapel Mums

Holmes Chapel Mums (and Dads!)  The East Cheshire Mumbler website provides all the information you need to navigate family life in Holmes Chapel and the surrounding areas.   From baby classes and playgroups to classes and groups for older kids, child friendly eating out, local events, days out and loads more, we’re here to make…

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Poynton Mums

Poynton Mums (and Dads!)  The East Cheshire Mumbler website provides all the information you need to navigate family life in Poynton and the surrounding areas.   From baby classes and playgroups to classes and groups for older kids, child friendly eating out, local events, days out and loads more, we’re here to make family life that little…

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Congleton Mums

Congleton Mums (and Dads!)  The East Cheshire Mumbler website provides all the information you need to navigate family life in Congleton and the surrounding areas.   From baby classes and playgroups to classes and groups for older kids, child friendly eating out, local events, days out and loads more, we’re here to make family life…

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Sandbach Mums

Sandbach Mums (and Dads!)  The East Cheshire Mumbler website provides all the information you need to navigate family life in Sandbach and the surrounding areas.   From baby classes and playgroups to classes and groups for older kids, child friendly eating out, local events, days out and loads more, we’re here to make family life…

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Macclesfield Mums

Macclesfield Mums (and Dads!)  The East Cheshire Mumbler website provides all the information you need to navigate family life in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas.   From baby classes and playgroups to classes and groups for older kids, child friendly eating out, local events, days out and loads more, we’re here to make family life…

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Wilmslow Mums

Wilmslow Mums (and Dads!)  The East Cheshire Mumbler website provides all the information you need to navigate family life in Wilmslow and the surrounding areas.   From baby classes and playgroups to classes and groups for older kids, child friendly eating out, local events, days out and loads more, we’re here to make family life…

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Gawsworth Fairy Trail

Head down to the Gawsworth Fairy Wood and see how many fairy doors you can spot! £1 suggested donation to Gawsworth Primary School – click below to donate. Click here to donate. The fairy wood will remain in place until easter. Nancys Wood, Church Lane, Gawsworth Gawsworth Fairy Trail  

Kids Parties Cheshire – Local Party Providers and Lockdown Party Ideas

Is your child celebrating a birthday in Lockdown?  We’ve pulled together a load of ideas to help make their day extra special – from online birthday parties to party food delivery, covid secure teepee parties and more –  there’s so much we can do indoors to give them a day to remember ❤️ We’ve got…

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The Mumbler Great Christmas Bake Off

If I’m completely honest, baking isn’t my strong point.  I’d go so far as to say I’m pretty useless at it.  However, if there’s ever a time to roll up your sleeves and get messy with your little ones in the kitchen, its Christmas. So, with that in mind I took a deep breath and…

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Santa’s Route around Poynton

Christmas in Cheshire – Support Local – Christmas Cupcakes from Lottie Bakes

Lottie Bakes is ran by the lovely Charlotte, a local Mum to two little girls.  Charlotte’s baking credentials are pretty impressive- she’s a trained chef and worked in a number of high end Cheshire restaurants before beginning her current job where she specialises in food ingredients. Through Lottie Bakes, Charlotte gets to do what she…

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Christmas in Cheshire – Outside Events

We’re all spending more time outside this Festive Season than we probably usually would so luckily, there’s plenty of outdoor festive activities going on in and around East Cheshire (Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Holmes Chapel, Alderley Edge, Prestbury) to keep you busy!  We’ve picked five to get you started. Wrap up warm and enjoy 😊…

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Christmas in Cheshire – Virtual Santa

Many festive events in and around East Cheshire, including Santa Visits, have gone online this year.  We’ve rounded up a few of them – both in and around East Cheshire and further afield – below  We’ve got a whole section dedicated to Christmas in Cheshire for Kids – from in person Santa Visits to Christmas…

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Cheshire Gift Guide – Support Local

After the year we’ve had (and are still having…) more of us than ever have re-tuned into the value of community and decided to step away from Amazon and support our local businesses where we can this Christmas. We’ve got a selection of the very best Cheshire has to offer – from food and drink…

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A Christmas Carol, Storyhouse Chester

When? 7 November 2020 – Sunday 17 January 2021 Where? Hunter St, Chester CH1 2AR What? A Christmas Carol runs without an interval. Audiences are limited to 180 per performance (normally 480). Cost: Members’ prices are £23, £25, £27 depending on the date, non-members 10% more plus a booking fee.

A Christmas Trail: Holly’s Festive Feast at Tatton Park

When? Sat 28th – Sun 29th November 2020 Tues 1st  – Sun 6th December 2020 Tues 8th – Sun 13th December 2020 Tues 15th – Sun 20th December 2020 Tues 22nd – Thurs 24th December 2020 Sat 26th December 2020 – Sun 3rd January (including 28 Monday) 2021 Where? Tatton Park, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16…

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Macclesfield Pumpkin Trail

Many neighbourhoods around Macclesfield are taking part in the Pumpkin Trail 2020 -please head over to the Macclesfield Pumpkin Trail Facebook Trail for more information.

Halloween Pumpkin Trail Tytherington

Hosted by Marlborough School PTA. Please contact the PTA for more info and to pledge your £1 minimum donation – PTA@MARLBOROUGH.CHESHIRE.SCH.UK 23rd – 31st October 2020

Wanda the Witch Trail, Poynton

Halloween trail around Poynton’s local businesses. Trail sheet for sale in the Civic Hall for £1 with proceeds going to Vernon Primary School. 16th – 31st Octpber 2020

The Big Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Pumpkin Trail

Love Bramhall has organised a Pumpkin trail around the villages of Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme. Check out the The Big Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Pumpkin Trail Facebook page for more information and details on how to download your map. 24 Oct – 31 Oct 2020

Fun4all Macclesfield Halloween Party

Soft play, spooky disco, ghost hunts, colouring competition and more. 30th and 31st October 2020 4-5.45 pm 7-8 Queen’s Ave, Macclesfield SK10 2DG

Crazy Club Macclesfield Halloween Party

Soft play, games, meal and more. 30th October 2020 6-8pm Lyme Green Business Park, London Rd, Lyme Green, Macclesfield SK11 0TB

Tatton Park Farm – Luna’s Lost Dragon Eggs

Search the farm while saying hello to our rare-breed farmyard friends, sneak through the woods, but beware of the wolf! Snap a selfie with our Halloween dragon, then collect your chocolate treat (while supplies last). 24th October – 1st November 2020 Tatton Park, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6SG

Plumley’s Christmas Fayre

When? Friday Dec 4th 2020 12-8pm and Saturday Dec 5th 2020 10-4pm Where? Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD (NOW ONLINE) What? Christmas Fayre Cost: Free T:01565 722315

Pumpkin Picking Cheshire

There are loads of pumpkin picking patches in and around Cheshire this year (2020) – we’ve put together a list of a few of the places accessible from Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury and surrounding areas. CLICK HERE FOR 2021 BLOG! Don’t forget to get involved and spread the word about the Neighbourhood…

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Friends of Gawsworth School Scarecrow Trail

Complete the trail around the village, solve the puzzle and enter the draw to win a voucher for the Entertainer. Tickets available from the community shop & Harrington Arms pub over half-term or you can pay £2 by PayPal to the maps will be emailed to you. 24th October – 8th November 2020

Halloween for Kids Cheshire – Gingerbread House from Festive Foodies!

As is the case generally at the moment, we’re all probably going to be spending more time than usual at home this Halloween and so will be looking for fun, home-based activities to do with the family.  Step forward local celebration food company Festive Foodies, and their Halloween Gingerbread House kits!  We were lucky enough…

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Lightopia at Heaton Park 

When? Various dates from 20th November 2020 to 3rd January 2021 Where? Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW What? Award-winning and visually spectacular lantern and light festival. Explore interactive exhibits, immersive light installations, and the magical illuminated trail. Cost: From £13.78 T: 0161 773 1085

Tatton Park Dragon Trail

Luna the Dragon has lost her precious eggs, can you help her find them all? Make sure to keep track of the amount so you can collect your reward at the end. 24 October – 01 November 2020 Tatton Park Knutsford Cheshire WA16 6QN

Christmas for Kids Cheshire

We know its only September (!!) but Mumblers are already starting to think about Christmas!  So, we’ve collated details of places offering Christmas fun for the kids in and around Cheshire which we know will be open this year. Tickets for some are on sale now and many have limited capacity due to covid 19…

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Echo Performing Arts Academy Half Term Workshops

Our Play in a Day is BACK! This October half term we have 2 dates to accommodate the different school breaks within the local areas. Our Play in a Day will include workshops for both dance and drama. Throughout the day the children will take part in different activities to help develop techniques and performance…

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Exercise with Baby Nantwich, Sandbach, Northwich & Warrington

Postnatal exercise and recovery program incorporating baby. Please contact class provider for current timetable.  

Virtual Light Party

Broken Cross, Macclefield, Poynton and Prestbury Methodist Churches are holding a virtual Light Party on 24th October 2020 3-4pm. Story, magic, crafts and songs plus resource packs with lots more activities for the families to complete at home. Please visit the relevant Facebook pages for more details.

Pirate Pumpkin Trail at Blakemere Village

Spot the spooktacular pumpkins on this fun outdoor trail around the Village! Craft activity included. No need to book. 24th October – 8th November 2020 Chester Rd, Northwich CW8 2EB

Family Days Out Cheshire East – Drop In (No Need to Book)

Many places are operating a book in advance system at the moment – so if you haven’t been organised enough to make plans in advance you might find yourself at a loose end with the little ones!   We’ve pulled together these Days Out in and around East Cheshire (Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Knutsford, Wilmslow,…

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Parsley Pie Art Club Halloween Workshops

Childrens’ art classes which also run holiday clubs in Altrincham. Running Halloween workshops on 30th October 2020. T: 0161 904 9444

Halloween Hair Set Competition and Discount!

🎃🎃🎃🎃 If you’re looking for some spookily good Halloween Accessories for the kids, check out our exclusive competition to win a set of Halloween hair accessories handmade by local mum Charlotte! She’s offering a Mumbler discount too!! 🎃🎃🎃🎃 Click here to enter and retrieve the discount code! 

Pumpkin Related Activities for Kids

Hopefully you’ll all be taking part in the Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trail this year!  It’s an alternative Halloween activity for the kids since Trick or Treating might be a bit tricky (!!)  If you’re not sure what it is or how to take part check out our Blog which tells you all about it,  here! To…

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Tutors Cheshire – My Own Tutor Cheshire – Mumbler Discount!

My Own Tutor Cheshire launched in September and is part of one of the largest networks of tutor academies in the UK. Unlike traditional tutor services, we offer an engaging online ‘Home Study Programme’ from key stage 1 to key stage 4 which students and parents can access as often as they wish.  This is complimented…

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WIN a Christmas Mini Shoot with Lucy Fay Photography!

We’ve teamed up with Lucy Fay Photography to give one lucky Mumbler an amazing prize worth over £100! The PRIZE – One Christmas mini session with the amazing Lucy Fay Photography & 3 digital images (worth over £100)!! Head over to the East Cheshire Mumbler Facebook Page to enter. All details including packages can be…

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Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trail

Trick or Treating will likely be a bit different this year….the prospect of the kids dipping their hands in various buckets of sweets seems a bit unlikely – whilst I’ve read that the risk in terms of covid transmission is in fact fairly low, there are bound to be many families who aren’t comfortable with…

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Dunham Massey Farm Pumpkin Picking 

There is no need to book, just turn up and pay for the pumpkins you pick (priced according to size). We recommend wearing wellies, as the pumpkin patch can get muddy. Open 10:00-16:00 on the following dates in 2020: Saturday 3rd October Sunday 4th October Saturday 10th October Sunday 11th October Saturday 17th October Sunday…

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The Pumpkin Patch at Tatton Park, Knutsford

Tatton’s Pumpkin Patch will be open from 26 – 31 October 2020 – you need to book in advance. Meet the animals 0n the farm then head over to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin. Knutsford WA16 6SG T: 01625 374400

Cockfields Farm Pumpkin Festival

Pick your pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch then over to the Spooky Carving Cave and turn your Pumpkin into a Scary Face. Other activities include Halloween Treasure Hunt, cuddle and feed the animals, ride the carousel and more. October 3rd-31st 2020 Toddler event – 5th-9th & 12th-16th October 2020 Lees Rd, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR T: 0161…

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Family Friendly Events Cheshire – Weekend Round Up

Our round up of Family Friendly Events happening this weekend (12th and 13th September 2020) in and around Cheshire East.  For full events listings click here.  If you don’t see anything which takes your fancy here, check out our Days Out listings –  Drop In Days Out (No Need to Book) Indoor Days Out Which…

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Halloween glass light and marshmallow melt singalong

Create your very own Halloween glass light followed by a fire pit marshmallow melt and singalong. Come along in your best spooky fancy dress and maybe you can win a prize for the scariest costume!! 30th October 2020 4.30-7.30pm Lower Moss Wood Educational Nature Reserve and Wildlife Hospital, School Lane, Knutsford WA16 8SJ T: 01565…

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Baby and Toddler Classes and Groups Cheshire East – Reopening This September

We know how much you’ve all missed your favourite Baby and Toddler Classes over the last few months.  They received some great news recently when the Government said they could reopen and, since then, they’ve all been working tirelessly to get ready to welcome you back safely. We’ve put together this list of Baby and…

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Pottery Days at Cafe Glaze

Pottery and Craft Days – For children 7-11 {no parents allowed) 26th-30th October 2020 Cafe Glaze 9 Penda Way, Sandbach CW11 1GS T: 07872 077693    

Indoor Days Out Cheshire East

Here we’ve pulled together a List of indoor places which have reopened in and around East Cheshire to keep the kids busy on those days when you need a roof over your heads!  Have we missed any? Let us know here! As is the case with everything at the moment, things change very quickly so…

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Last Minute Luxury Staycations with Together Travel

☀️Together Travel represents the ever-changing landscape of travel and the modern family, where loved ones separated by distance, often choose to reunite in a beautiful home-away-from-home; celebrating those milestone moments and special celebrations as one. ☀️We know that now more than ever families are looking closer to home for their special getaway.  We pride ourselves on…

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My BabyTime Social Group For New Parents at Rubys Fund

Tuesday 1-2pm Ruby’s Fund, Meridian House, Roe St, Congleton CW12 1PG T: 07590 025253

Sing and Social with My Babytime

6 months – 4 years Cranage Village Hall, Knutsford Rd, Cranage, CW4 8EQ T: 07590 025253

Half Price Entrance to Castaway Play, Congleton

It’s given a beautiful sunny weekend this weekend and we know your explorers want to play in the sun but for those of you who want to keep cool 😎 or have a quieter time we will be offering a sunny day HALF PRICE entrance FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 🙌🏻 Just show this Facebook post…

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Father’s Day Beer, Burger & Tour bat Anderton Boat Lift

Open Farm Sunday

Hundreds of farms across the UK will throw open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday. Each event will be unique with its own activities – based around the host farm’s own individual story. Activities during the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor & trailer rides, pond dipping, activities for kids, mini…

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In2 Shoes Launch Day

We invite you and your little ones to join us for a fabulous day of fun activities whilst giving you the opportunity to take a look at the latest continental brands with expert fitting advice.

Trampolining Courses at Macclesfield Leisure Centre

Learning the basics of Trampolining, or brushing up on your skills, these crash courses are for you. 3 Day Course Tues   6th  – Thurs 8th Aug 2019 Tues 13th – Thurs 15th Aug 2019 Tues 27th  – Thurs 29th  Aug 2019  9.30am – 10.30am & 10.30am-11.30am 6yrs + Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF T: 01625 383981

Astbury Watersports Centre Holiday Club

From kayaking to bushcraft we have a wealth of activities that can be enjoyed. Astbury Mere, Newcastle Road, Astbury Congleton CW12 4HL T: 01782 722226

Keeping Kids Cool in the Heat

Trying to keep your little ones cool in this heat can be really stressful.  Mini Mumbler 1 was born in the middle of a heatwave and I spent the first few weeks of motherhood panicking when the Gro-Egg was constantly turning red and the thermostat was showing upwards of 30 degrees every day! To help…

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The Lovell Quinta Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Congleton

Now reopened.  However website warns that there are no facilities on site, parking is limited and the Swettenham Armsnext door is temporarily closed so prepare for your visit accordingly. The Lovell Quinta Arboretum is located behind the Swettenham Arms Swettenham Lane, Swettenham Village, Near Congleton, Cheshire CW12 2LF

Father’s Day Cheshire – Support Local!

It looks like Father’s Day 2020 might be a stay at home affair…so, with that in mind we’ve teamed up with some fantastic local businesses & suppliers in and around East Cheshire to bring you some brilliant Father’s Day 2020 deals on gifts and treats the men in your life are sure to love ❤️…

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National Trust Cheshire – Update May 2020

The up to date position on National Trust Sites in and around Cheshire is below.  Please continue to practice social distancing – if that isn’t possible, please go back another day. We’ve got a list of places which have reopened in and around East Cheshire here.  We’re updating the list when we become aware of…

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Kin Arai? Thai

Free Delivery to CW10 postcodes. T: 01606 262391

How to throw the perfect Afternoon Tea party at home with kids

A popular british tradition, there can be nothing better to enjoy at home on VE Day (or any day!) than Afternoon Tea. The weekend of May 8th-10th is the weekend to commemorate and celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, marking the end of the war in Europe. We’re huge fans of afternoon tea and…

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Party ideas to celebrate VE Day at home with the family during lockdown

VE Day 2020 – Activities and Ideas to Celebrate at Home The weekend of May 8th – 10th 2020 is the weekend to commemorate and celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, marking the end of the war in Europe. The 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe was to have been marked with a series…

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Free Half Term Activities Cheshire

School Holidays can get expensive.  So, to help ease the burden we’ve put together a list of activities in and around East Cheshire this Half term (February 2020) – specifically Macclesfield, Knutsford,Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury – which are free (or £1 at most) 😊 We’ve chosen one event per day so you’re never at…

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MummyFIT Cheshire

Exercise classes for mums and babies. Total Fitness Wilmslow: Monday 1pm, Wednesday 1pm and Thursday 12pm The Village Hotel Cheadle: Monday 2.30, Wednesday 11.15 and Friday 9.30 T: 07944737245

Sandbach Library Half Term Activities

Bring your young children along to meet Green Bean and Friends at this fun storytime session. A free family friendly event. February 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Sandbach Library, The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ T: 01270 375355

Baby and Toddler Classes and Groups Cheshire – A Mumbler Guide

The new term of baby and toddler classes in East Cheshire – Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton, Congleton, Sandbach and surrounding areas – is almost upon us!  Baby classes are a fantastic way to help your child’s development and to meet other local mums but the choice can be overwhelming.  I remember as…

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Things to do with Kids This Weekend East Cheshire

If you’re looking for something to get the kids out of the house this weekend 28th and 29th December 2019, our Weekend Guide will give you some ideas!  For full listings head over to the Events Calendar or for days out including local soft plays etc head over to our Family Friendly Days Out Section. Planet…

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Cherubs Christmas Party 2019

When? 20th December 2019 10.30-1.30 Where? Coppenhamm Methodist Church What? Please join us at our annual christmas celebration! There will be lots of activities for the whole family and all money raised will go towards the Cherubs Service!  

Father Christmas visits Sandbach Indoor Market!

When? 21st December 2019 Where? Sandbach Market What? Father Christmas and his Elf are visiting Sandbach Market from 10.30am – 1.30pm! They will be in and around the Market Hall giving out festive treats to all the young visitors. Cost: FREE  

Santa and His Reindeers at Haslington Playbarn

When? 22nd December 2019 11-3 Where? Haslington Playbarn, Crewe What?  Santa and his reindeer! Cost: £5.00 per child to see the reindeers (1+) £2.00 per adult (16+) £8.00 deal to see the reindeer and play! T:01270 582482

Where to See Santa Cheshire – Drop in Santa’s Grottos

There are so many Santa’s Grottos in and around East Cheshire but by now, many are fully booked.  If you’re yet to sort your Santa, worry not! There are a few Grottos which operate on a drop in basis so you don’t need to book in advance.  Check out our pick of the Drop in…

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Christmas Cracker at Cross Street Church Congleton

When? 15th December 2019 4 PM – 5:30 PM Where? Cross St, Congleton CW12 1HQ What? Join us for a free event of crafts, singing games and celebrating the Christmas story Cost: FREE T: 01260 273635

Glebe Farm Santa’s Grotto

When? Saturday 14th December 12.30 to 3.00 Sunday 15th December 3.00 to 4.00 Saturday 21st December 12.30 to 3.00 Sunday 22nd December 3.00 to 4.00 Monday 23rd December 11.00 to 4.00 Where? Peel Ln, Congleton CW12 4RQ What? Drop In Santa’s Grotto Cost: £5 per Child T: 01260 273916

Lymm Dickensian Christmas Festival 2019

When? December 14th 2019 11 AM – 5 PM Where? Lymm What? Lymm Dickensian Christmas festival transforms Lymm Village centre into a bygone era.

Open The Door Macclesfield – Stickman Event

When? 21st December 2019 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM Where? Tytherington Family Worship Church, 57 Sandwich Dr, Macclesfield SK10 2UD What? Join Stick Man on a wintry trail this Christmas as he helps Santa & searches for his way home to his family Cost: £6 per child T: 07553566070

The Old Sunday School Macclesfield – Festive Fairy-tale House Workshops

When? 14th and 21st December 2019 Where? Old Sunday School, Roe St, Macclesfield SK11 6UT What? Make your own Festive Fairy-tale House at this mouth-wateringly fun workshop. Cost: £4 per festive house.  Adults are required to accompany children throughout the workshop. Suitable for 3+ years. Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call 01625 612045 T:…

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Pantomime Cheshire – Peter Pan at Crewe Lyceum

If you’re looking for a pantomime in Cheshire, look no further! Cheshire’s biggest pantomime, Peter Pan, is about to set sail at Crewe Lyceum- Friday 13 December – Sunday 5 January, 2020 This year sees the return by overwhelming popular demand of Cannon and Ball for their fourth consecutive Crewe Lyceum panto as Pirate Tommy…

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The Lambing Shed Elf Workshop

When? 4th and 11th December 2019 Where? The Lambing Shed, Moseley Hall Farm, Chelford Rd, Knutsford WA16 8RB  What?Join our elves for lots of festive fun with gingerbread decorating and arts and crafts Cost: £7 T: 01565 631027

Gymfinity Gymnastics Christmas Party Camp

When? 21st December 2019 – full day or half day options Where? Mereheath Lane, Knutsford WA16 6SL What? We are having a Christmas Party with lots of fun and gymnastics activities. Cost: Full Day £30/Half Day £20 T: 07504696518

Astbury Live Nativity 

When? 16th and 17th December 2019 6-9pm Where? Glebe Farm, Congleton What?For many the highlight of their Christmas celebrations as we follow Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. The evening concludes with communal carol singing followed by refreshments. Cost:Adults £5 Children £2.50 T: 01260 273916

Knutsford Library – Christmas Story With Green Bean & Friends

Exclusive Christmas family event with Author Anita Frost as she reads from her new release ‘Green Beans Christmas’. When? December 7th 2019 11-12 Where? Knutsford Library, Toft Rd, Knutsford WA16 0PG What? Exclusive Christmas family event with Author Anita Frost as she reads from her new release ‘Green Beans Christmas’. Cost: Free T: 01625 374873

Old Sunday School, Macclesfield Victorian Christmas

When? 7, 14, 21 December 2019 (various times) Where? The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT What?Experience a Victorian Christmas at the Old Sunday School with our immersive experience – perfect for families! Suitable for 4+, children 3 and under can accompany their families for free Cost: £3.50  T: 01625 612045

A Georgian Family Christmas Experience

When? 30th November 2019 5.30-8.30pm Where? Christ Church, Bridge Street, Macclesfield  What?Garnish Georgian Gingerbreads; light up a lantern; make a Macclesfield button; Dress up and lots more. Cost: Small donation requested  

Mayor’s Carol Service, Macclesfield

When? Sunday 22nd December 2019 6.30-7.30pm Where? St George’s Baptist Church St George’s St, Macclesfield SK11 6TG What? Mayor’s carol service with Pastor Tony Togneri Followed by coffee and mince pies Cost: FREE

Where to Get a Real Christmas Tree Cheshire

NB – this Blog was produced in 2019 and many of the places listed are yet to release their plans (if any) for 2020 opening.  We’ve published it early this year as we know many families are planning to put their tree up early to spread a bit of festive cheer amidst what has been a pretty…

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Toast at Crewe Lyceum

When? Tuesday 3 December – Friday 7 December, 7:30PM, Wednesday & Saturday Matinee 2:30PM Where? Crewe Lyceum, Theatre, Heath St, Crewe CW1 2DA What? Direct from the West End and on the back of some tasty reviews, Toast is a show to really get your teeth into. Vividly recreating the childhood of TV food writer and Chef Nigel…

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Brookside Garden Centre Santa’s Grotto

When? Every weekend until Christmas as well as 5th, 12th, 23rd and 24th December 2019 Where? Brookside Garden Centre London Rd N, Poynton, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK12 1BY What? Santa’s Grotto Cost: £7.50 T: 01625 872919

Astbury Meadow Garden Centre Santa’s Grotto

When? Every weekend until Christmas 2019 from 11am-4pm Where? Astbury Meadow Garden Centre, Newcastle Rd, Congleton CW12 4RL What? Drop in Santa’s Grotto Cost: £7.50 T: 01260 276466

Santa’s Sleigh Schedules

Santa is coming to a road near you this December 2019! Check out our Blog listing when and where he’ll be by clicking here.

Santa’s Sleigh Schedule – Holmes Chapel

The Santa Sleigh run is organised and managed by the Holmes Chapel Partnership, but we are supported by many different groups within our community who bring the sleigh to different estates each night. Please see the listing below to find out what night Santa will be coming near to your house. The sleigh teams try their…

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Santa’s Sleigh Schedule – Alsager

As always, the areas listed are the areas we plan to tour and don’t represent actual intended routes. We’re unable to give ETA’s for individual roads, but we will be trying to set up the Santa Tracker app again (probably the same one we used last year) so that you can see our whereabouts on…

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Santa’s Sleigh Schedule – Congleton

Please help Santa pile on the pounds! – As always we will be collecting for LOCAL charities, so have your change ready. Plus, we will happily accept the OLD ROUND POUNDS which you cannot spend anywhere anymore! Please like and keep watching the Facebook page for full details and up to date info –…

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Santa’s Sleigh Schedule – Macclesfield

                Again this year (2019) you will be able to track Santa live as he makes his way to every boy and girl.  For more detailed route information and the live link check the Macclesfield Round Table Facebook page here  Also, for the first time you will be…

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Alderley Edge Library – Christmas Events

When? Tuesday 3rd/10th/17th/31st December 2019 – 10-10.30am – Children’s Rhyme Time Thursday 5th December 2019 – 5.30-6pm – Christmas Bedtime Stories and Rhyme Friday 13th December 2019 and Thursday 19th December – 3.30-4.30 pm – Children’s Christmas Craft Where? Alderley Edge Library, Library Place, London Rd, Alderley Edge SK9 7GP T: 01625 374030        

Fairy Godmothers of Cheshire Santa’s Workshop & Grotto Macclesfield

When? 24th November – 22nd December 2019 Where? 40 Chestergate Macclesfield What? We are a new craft/workshop. We will be holding different arts & crafts sessions with us and outside companies. Activities will include making Santa binoculars, puppet theatres and Christmas decorations.  We will also have a Santas Grotto on the following dates – Sunday 1st 1.30 onwards…

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Bruce Arms Macclesfield Christmas Party

When? 14th December2019 at 12-3pm Where?231 Crompton Rd, Macclesfield SK11 8HB What? Children’s Christmas Party. Cost: Please contact venue T: 07572 433085

Knutsford Christmas Family Disco

When?December 7th 2019 6-8pm Where? Shaw Heath Social Club, Mobberley Rd, WA16 8JF What? Christmas Family Disco Cost: £5 (age 3-12) Under 3s go free Adults £2 each T: 01565 653 929

Gauntlet Birds of Prey Childrens Christmas Party

When? December 14, 2019 at 4 PM – 6 PM Where?Gauntlet Birds of Prey Manchester Road Knutsford WA16 0SX What? Meet some of Gauntlet’s residents in our indoor arena.  Fun party games, a special festive party bag and Santa. Cost: Adult £12/Child £9.50 T: 01565 754419

Family Carol Service at St John’s Knutsford

When? 22nd December 2019 6.30pm Where? Church Hill, Knutsford WA16 6DH T: 01565 755160

Kids’ Christmas Party at The Welcome, Knutsford

When? 21st December 2019 4-6pm Where? 146-147 Longridge, Knutsford WA16 8PD T: 01565 750905

Tatton Singers Christmas Concert at St Johns, Knutsford

When? December 14th 7.30pm Where? Church Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DH T:0161 445 9961

Drop in DIY Christmas Crafts at Knutsford Library

When? 14th December 2019 10-12 Where? Toft Rd, Knutsford WA16 0PG T: 01625 374873 Drop in DIY

Breakfast with Father Christmas at The Market Cafe, Knutsford

When? 14th December 2019 9-10am Where? Knutsford Market Hall T: 01565 653929

Christmas Concert at The Mansion

When? December 13th 2019 8-11pm Where? Tatton Park, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6SG T: 01625 374400

Salvation Army Christmas Concert St Cross Church Knutsford

When? December 13th 2019 7.30pm Where? The Vicarage, Mobberley Rd, Knutsford WA16 8EL T: 01565 640702

Santa Story Time at Knutsford Library

When? December 12th 2019 2.15pm Where? Toft Rd, Knutsford WA16 0PG T: 01625 374873

Peter Pan at Crewe Lyceum

When?Friday 13 December – Sunday 5 January, 2020 Where? Crewe Lyceum, Theatre, Heath St, Crewe CW1 2DA What?Ahoy m’hearties! Set sail for adventure as the much-loved comedy duo Cannon & Ball return for an unpresented fourth year of pantomime, starring alongside X Factor star Chico and the Lyceum’s own Grand Dame Malcolm Lord as Mrs Smee….

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Dear Santa at Crewe Lyceum

When? Sunday 1 December, 1:30PM, 3:30PM, Monday 2 December, 11AM, 2PM Where? Crewe Lyceum, Theatre, Heath St, Crewe CW1 2DA What? Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn’t get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for…

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Where to See Santa Cheshire – Parents’ Recommendations

Our listings of where to see Santa in Cheshire East -specifically Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury – are now live (click here) and there’s so much choice! With that in mind and to help you choose, we asked the lovely members of the Chat Group and other local parents for their personal…

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Santa’s Grotto at High Legh Garden Centre

When? Weekends from 23 November – 24 December 2019 Where?Halliwell’s Brow, High Legh, Knutsford WA16 0QW What? Come along and visit Santa in his Grotto Cost: Child £8.50; adult £2

Santa at Nixons Farm Shop

When?7/8th Dec 14/15th Dec  22/23rd Dec 2019 Where? Outwood Farm, Bolshaw Road Cheadle, Stockport, United Kingdom SK8 3PS What?We will converting our outdoor play area into a festive wonderland where Santa Claus will be able to meet all the children. Cost: £3.50 and no bookings required T: 0161 437 4801

Santa and Steam Specials – Heritage Railway

When? 7, 8, 14,15, 21, 22, 23, 24 December 2019 Where? All Santa Trains will depart from Rowsley South Station and will run to Matlock Platform 2 What? Get Christmas off to a magical start by riding Santa’s festive steam train. Cost: £7 – £14

Congleton Christmas Lights Switch On

When? November 23, 2019 at 3:35 PM – 3:50 PM Where? Congleton What? See the lights turned on as well as a preview of some of the singing and dance featured in Daneside’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ Cost: FREE  

Sandbach Christmas Lights Switch On

When? 30th November 2019 5pm Where? Sandbach Cobbles What? Runs from 2pm; countdown to the switch just before 5pm, lighting up the Town at 5pm! Cost: FREE

Knutsford Christmas Lights Turn On

When? 30th November 2019 6pm Where? Canute Place What? Part of the Knutsford Christmas Market Weekend Cost: FREE T: 01244 747686

Macclesfield Christmas Lights Switch On

When? November 30, 2019 at 12 PM – 6 PM Where? Macclesfield What?  Includes Christmas Lights Switch On Craft Market in the Town Hall. Cost: FREE

Christmas Brass Band Concert at St Pauls Macclesfield

When? December 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM Where? Glegg St, Macclesfield SK11 7AJ What? Lions Youth Brass Band and Puss Bank School Singing Squad. Cost:Tickets £7 each adults and £3 children.  Pay on the door T: 01625 501773

Churchyard Carols at St Paul’s Church, Macclesfield

When?December 20, 2019 at 7 PM Where? Glegg St, Macclesfield SK11 7AJ What? Join the festive atmosphere with a hot mulled wine and warm mince pie and sing traditional carols led by Macclesfield Youth Brass Band. Cost: FREE T: 01625 501773

Christmas Shopping Event at Go Bananas Congleton

When? November 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where? Unit 2 Towerhill Court, Greenfield Farm Estate, Back Lane, Congleton CW12 4TR What? The event is open to the public and no ticket is needed. During the evening we will be serving Mulled wine, and mince pies. Cost:  FREE T: 01260 289145      

Snow Globes at The Cafe at Plumleys

When? November 14, 2019 at 10 AM – 11 AM Where? Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD What? Make a beautiful nature inspired snow globe with leaves, and crafty bits inspired by autumn and winter. Cost: £7 per child age 2-4years, includes a homemade cookie and a drink. T: 01565 722315

Advent Calendars at The Cafe at Plumleys

When? November 21, 2019 at 10 AM – 11 AM Where? Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD What? We are going to make an amazing advent calendar using just sticks, garden twine, plant pots, hessian sacking, paper and Christmas fabric scraps. Cost: £7 per child from age 2, includes a drink and home made cookie. T:…

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Seeded Paper Christmas Card at the Cafe at Plumleys

When? December 12, 2019 at 10 AM – 11 AM Where? Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD What? We will make some seeded paper to shape and decorate our card. Cost: £7 per child from age 2, includes a drink and home made cookie. T: 01565 722315

Santas Grotto at the Cafe at Plumleys

When? November 30th until December 21st 2019 – Saturdays Only Where?Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD What?  Santa’s Grotto Cost: £7.50 per child T: 01565 722315    

Breakfast with Santa at Blakemere Village

When? December 21 and 22 2019 8 AM – 11:30 AM Where? Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Cheshire CW8 2EB What? Tuck into your traditional English breakfast in beautiful heated tipi’s. Cost – £15.95 per person; £5 under 1’s T: 01606 883261

Banquet with Santa at Blakemere Village

When? December 20, 2019 at 4:30 PM – 7 PM Where? Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Cheshire CW8 2EB What? A festive feast of Christmas delights set in beautiful heated tipi’s. Cost – £18.95 per person; £5 under 1’s T: 01606 883261

Christmas Rock Painting and Trail! at Blakemere Village

When? Various dates from 15th -28th November 2019 Where? Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Cheshire CW8 2EB What? Create a Rock in a festive Christmas theme Cost – £5 per person T: 01606 883261

Christmas at Percy’s at Dunham Massey

When? Various dates from 17th November – 22nd December 2019 Where? Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 4SJ What? Snuggle up for festive tales from Percy’s park before enjoying a hot chocolate and biscuit. Cost: Adult £5 child £10 T:01619411025

Breakfast with Santa Anderton Boat Lift

When? November 30-December 1 2019 Where? Anderton Boat Lift, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW What? You’ll be served drinks by Santa’s helpers. Then it’s time for breakfast, all whilst enjoying a Christmas song or two. Santa will be working his way around every family. Cost: Adult £12.50, child £13.00 T: 01606 786 7772

Once Upon A Christmas Parade at Intu Trafford Centre

When? 16th November 2019 11.20 and 2.30pm Where? The Orient What? Get ready for a magical, festive family day-out as our magical Christmas Parade returns. Cost: FREE T:0843 178 1309

Alpine Village at Intu Trafford Centre

When?8 Nov 2019 at 11am – 5 Jan 2020 at 7pm Where? The Orient, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AA What? Explore the huge tepee and snuggle up by the fire pit, enjoy festive entertainment and sip warming hot chocolate. Cost: FREE T: 0161 749 1717

Festive Friday at Tatton Park

When? 6th December 2019 Where? Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN  What? Visit the enchanting Fairytale Christmas Mansion where Father Christmas will be in the Staircase Hall for photos with family and friends. Cost: Park entry: Free from 4pm.  Mansion: Please check Christmas Mansion prices. T: 01625 374400

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