Family Friendly Festivals Cheshire – Things to do with the Kids at Bollington Festival 2019
The Bollington Festival is back for 2019!! Held every 5-7 years, the festival showcases the very best local and national talent in the fields of art, music, comedy, opera, crafts and much more! Plus, there are loads of things to do with the kids for the duration the Festival – lots of the events are child friendly making them a fantastic family day out and many of them are entirely FREE (although all donations are gratefully received since the Festival is entirely run by volunteers and funded by grants/donations).
This year’s festival will run from 10th-27th May around Bollington and theres something for everyone – from singing and dancing, to discos, crafts and even free baby massage! East Cheshire Mumbler has picked out the family friendliest events for this round up but there’s loads of things happening for the grown ups too – including tribute acts, comedy and political talks – for full listings, and to book any tickets needed, check out the Festival’s website.
Festival Art Trail (Drop in/Free)
May 4 to May 6
A 21 stop art trail through both public places and studios/homes.
11am – 4pm. Entry by showing official map available from the following places at a cost of £2.
The Bridgend Centre
Bollington Leisure Centre
Chadwick’s Newsagents – open on Sunday 5th May and Bank Holiday Monday 6th May until 12.00 pm
When the Railway came to Bollington…(Drop in/Free)
May 10 to May 27
It’s been 150 years since the Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple railway opened.
Model Railway Enthusiast Exhibition (Drop in/Free)
May 11 to May 12
Check out the trains! Great for any little train fans 😍
St Oswald’s Church, Bollington Road, Bollington Cheshire SK10 5EG
Festival Parade (Drop in/Free)
May 11 at 11:00 am
This year’s railway themed Parade ends at the Leisure Centre where there will be entertainment and food on the football pitch.
Parade starts outside The Poachers and finishes at the Leisure Centre
Bollington Festival Walks (Drop in/Free)
May 12 to May 26
A number of walks around Bollington and surrounding areas which are suitable for all ages and abilities.
For full details on the walks see the programme or pick up a Festival Walks leaflet from Bollington Library and The Bridgend Centre.
Email BollingtonFestivalWalks@virginmedia.com for further information.
Love Bollington Market (Drop in/Free)
May 12 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Our very own monthly market, showcasing local arts, crafts, foods and more…
Market Square, High Street, Bollington SK10 5PH
HOPE in NE Cheshire (Drop in/Free)
May 12 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Worship service with David Maidment of the Railway Children Charity including “One Way” puppet show.
Festival Marquee, Bollington Recreation Ground
Our Kids Social; Make, Do and Bop! (Ticket required) (Limited tickets remaining as at 5 May)
May 12 at 3:00 pm 5:00 pm
Start by creating crafts at the arts station before hitting the dancefloor for a silent disco! Choose between kids’ pop or adults’ guilty pleasures. Root through the fancy dress and prop box for some fab photo opportunities. Our interactive disco is full of dancefloor challenges for you to take on with your little ones – get practicing your limbo and gangnam!
Ages 4+ and everyone (adults and kids) need a ticket.
Bollington Arts Centre, Wellington Road, Bollington SK10 5JR
Embroidery and Craft Exhibition (Drop in/Free)
May 13 to May 18
Check out the train-themed embroidery designed and stitched by local stitchers.
14th, 17th & 18th 2pm-5pm
St Oswald’s Church, Bollington Road Bollington Cheshire SK10 5EG
Sister Act, The Musical (Ticket required)
May 14 to May 18
From the directors of BLOG’s 2017 production of Hairspray.