Free Things to Do With Kids in East Cheshire This Half Term
Half Term can be expensive…so East Cheshire Mumbler has put together a selection of things to do with the kids in Cheshire this half term- specifically in and around Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton, Congleton and Sandbach – and they’re all FREE!
We’ve chosen one event a day for this Blog and all of the events listed are entirely free – meaning there’s no entry charge to the venue or any hidden costs. There are loads more events happening locally – at leisure centres and libraries for example – which carry a small charge – as well as those which are free but which are taking place at venues which have an entry fee – such as National Trust places. They’re all listed in the Half Term Listings here.
There are also plenty of paid camps, clubs and events happening in and around East Cheshire this Half Term – check out the Half Term events listings for full details.
In addition to the organised events there are loads of places you can visit in Cheshire for days out with the kids, both free and paid. Check out the full listings here.
Monday 27th May 2019
There’s a family picnic happening from midday in Bollington to mark the end of the Bollington Festival.
Check out our guide to the Family Friendliest Events at the Bollington Festival here.
The Rec, Adlington Road, Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JT
Tuesday 28th May 2019
Knutsford Library is hosting a FREE Lego Club from 3.30-4.30.
Knutsford Library, Toft Rd, WA16 0PG Knutsford
T: 01625 374873
PLUS as a little extra as its further afield – Wildlings at The Roaches is holding a free session in Leek from 10:30 to 12:00 – swing in a hammock, get mucky making a mud pie and sing songs. The session is FREE but you need to book.
Wednesday 29th May 2019
Sandbach Library are offering 45 minute ‘Lets Get Digital’ taster sessions for kids aged 4-11. The sessions will include making a musical keyboard with fruit and trying some simple programming.
The taster sessions are free but places are limited so please book in advance.
Session times are 2-2.45pm, 3-3.45pm 4-4.45pm
Sandbach Library, The Commons, CW11 1FJ Sandbach
T: 01270 375355
Thursday 30th May 2019
Poynton Library’s Rhyme Time is happening from 10.30-11. Free for babies from newborn to preschoolers and their parents/carers. Have fun with rhymes old and new, and bells and shakers. Borrow books; join the Bookstart Bear Club.
Poynton Library, Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1RB
T: 01625 374818
Friday 31st May 2019
The Amazed by Science Festival returns to Cheshire for its fifth year, aiming to capture children’s imaginations and excite families about science.
On Friday 31st May 2019 the Festival will be at Alderley Park in Alderley Edge. Activities include a kitchen chemistry fun station where you can mix acids to cause chemical reactions; an interactive workshop about gorillas; a Photo Booth and a mad science stall selling science themed goodies.
The event is aimed at kids aged 5-12 and is free but needs to be booked.
Alderley Park, Alderley Rd, Alderley Edge, Macclesfield, SK10 4TG