There’s loads going on for families and children this Half term in and Around East Cheshire -Macclesfield, Knutsford,Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury – check out our listings below for more information 😊
For all events and to search by date, see our Events Calendar.
For Half Term Camps and Clubs in and around east Cheshire click here.
In addition to the events and activities listed below don’t forget our Days Out Section.
If you have an event or activity that you would like to include, please contact me.
Half Term Lego Club
February 20, 2020 at 3 PM
Come and show us your Lego building skills
Library Place, London Rd, Alderley Edge SK9 7GP
T: 01625 374030
Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage.
Friday 21st February 2020
Buxton Opera House, Water St, Buxton SK17 6XN
T: 01298 72190
20 February 2020 – call in between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
Children can make something at our craft table. There is a small charge per craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Feathered Friends Trail
Find your way around our garden searching for feathered friends.
15th-23rd February 2020 9.30am-3.30pm
Biddulph Grange Garden, Grange Road, Biddulph ST8 7SD
T: 01782 517999
15th to 23rd February 2020
Activities include wand making, magic bean planting and meeting unicorns.
Cockfields Farm, Lees Rd, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR
T: 0161 331 3322
17 February at 10.00-11.30am,
Craft session for children aged 4 and over. £1.00 per child. Please book as places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Poetry workshop for children
18 February at 1.30-2.30pm
Fun poetry workshop with Paul Delaney. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. £2.50 per child. Please book as places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Stop motion animation workshop
21 February at 2.00-4.00pm
Children can animate their own story using LEGO, paper or clay. Suitable for children aged 7 and over. £3.50 per child. Please book as places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All In A Day’s Work
15th February – 20th March 2020 11am-3pm
An immersive experience from start to finish, travel back to 1909 in the servant’s courtyard at Dunham Massey as history comes alive this spring.
Percy the Park Keeper: The Secret Path
9th February – 20th March 2020 10:30 – 15:30
Join Percy and his animal friends to navigate puzzling pathways through the garden. Will you find the clues to stay on the right track?
The Lost Words: Find the Lost Words
9th February – 3rd April 2020 10-4pm
Visit Dunham Massey and be part of a creative harvesting of words and illustrations inspired by The Lost Words, by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris.
Dunham Massey, Woodhouse Ln, Altrincham WA14 4SJ
T: 0161 941 1025
All the workshops are free to attend.
If you want to reserve a place for your child please contact us on tel. no. 01260 270908
Tues 18th, Wed 19th and Thursday 20th February 2020 from 11-3pm.
Electric Picture House, Spindle Mill, Spindle Street, Congleton, CW12 1QN
T: 01260 270908
Tinkering Studio. A hands on, creative studio for trying out ideas and playing with materials. No need to book.
17 – 21 February 2020 10am-2pm
The Whitworth, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER
T: 0161 275 7450
Multi Sports Camp
Join the team for a day of sporting mayhem, swimming, games, challenges and teamwork activities.
Mon 17th Feb – Fri 21st Feb 2010 8.30-4
Inflatable Fun Swim
Take on our epic pool inflatable.
Tues 18th & Thurs 20th Feb 2020 1.30 – 3.00pm
Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF
T: 01625 383981
Children taking part in this session will have the opportunity to board a real aircraft. Try your hand at being a pilot, cabin crew or air traffic controller in our role play session.
2 sessions available 4 to 7, or 8 to 12.
18th, 19th and 23rd February 2020 10.30am-2.30pm
Free entry and no need to book. Last admission is 3.00. We aim to have special guests in attendance but they are subject to operational commitments.
Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
57A Newton St, Manchester M1 1ET
Trentham Gardens, Stone Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8JG
T: 01782 646646
Art and craft
18 February 2.00-3.00-pm
Half-term art and craft activity for children aged 4-12 years. 50p per craft. Booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Mini Makers workshop
21 February 10.30-11.30am
Mini makers can make electro dough. Suitable for children aged 6 and over. Free, but booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Borrow a nature pack and see if you can spot the early signs of nature awakening after a winter sleep
17th-21st February 2020 10.30am-4pm
Hare Hill, Macclesfield SK10 4PY
T: 01625 827534
17th – 28th February 2020
Available Monday to Friday before 10.30am ONLY, one child goes free with each paying adult.
Excludes weekends and bank holidays.
February Half-Term: Science show
Find out about some of the important moments in this site’s history which make it such an important place.
February Half-Term: Space Crafts
Join us for our arts and crafts activities centred around all things space!
February Half-Term: Meet the Expert
Here’s your chance to meet one of our resident science and astronomy experts.
February Half-Term: Tiny Astronauts
Come along to our tiny astronauts session and find out about what it is like in space and on other planets and why we get day and night.
Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield SK11 9DL
T: 01477 571766
Bugs and Beasties
Go in search of the bugs and beasties that make themselves at home in the house.
15th-18th and 21st-23rd February 2020 11am-4pm
Half-term: Get Active Outdoors
Head to the garden for sporty fun on the Top Lawn and test out your skills.
17th-21st February 2020 11am-3pm
Lyme Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK12 2NX
T: 01663 762023
Jurassic Junk Modelling
Tuesday 18 February 2020 2.00-3.00pm
Turn junk into Jurassic creations. Suitable for children aged 5 and over. Tickets £1.00; book in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday 19 February 2020 10.30-12.00 noon or 2.30-4.00pm
Power a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot around a snakes and ladders board using basic coding. Suitable for children aged 8 and over. Tickets £2.00; book in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday 20 February 2020 10.30-11.30am or 2.30-3.30pm
Make circus themed models at our free drop-in LEGO clubs at either Suitable for children aged 5 and over.
Macclesfield Library, 2 Jordangate Macclesfield SK10 1EE
T: 01625 374000
PAYG half term special learning all about ENERGY. Recommended from the age of 2 until their 6th birthday.
21st February 2020 9.30 and 10.30am
Toft Church Hall, Knutsford WA16 9PB
T: 07854 510498
At 2pm every day throughout February Half Term, we’ll be holding the Puddle Jumping Championships. Check out the other splash-tastic fun activities we have on offer for a brilliant day out!
Feb 15 – Feb 23 2020
WWT Martin Mere, Fish Ln, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0TA
T: 01704 895181
Follow the footprints into the wood & enjoy this storytelling adventure with music & props for the whole family to enjoy.
Tytherington Family Worship Church, 57 Sandwich Dr, Macclesfield SK10 2UD
A special half term event for pre school age children, age 2 plus, older children are welcome to attend.
Join us to make to simple but beautiful paper flowers.
February 17 and 20 2020 10-11am
Plumleys Plant & Garden Centre, Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD
T: 01565 722315
Splash and Crash Sessions
A morning or sport followed by an afternoon of poolside mayhem.
Wednesday 19th & Friday 21st February 2020 10.00am – 3.00pm
Poynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton SK12 1PU
T: 01625 383970
Exhibition: A Healthy Profit
Various dates including over half term
Explore the physical, mental and emotional toil of working in a mill.
Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector
Various dates including over half term
Become a factory inspector and have a go at our family trail around the mill created by children’s author Philip Ardagh.
February Half Term: Natural History Adventures
17-21 February 2020
Join us this February half term for a welly walk like never before.
National Trust at 125: Tree Planting
20 February 2020 11:00 – 15:00
This half-term come along to lend a hand and get some fresh air with your family while helping us create a healthy environment for future generations.
Quarry Bank Moll, Styal Rd, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA
T: 01625 527468
17th February 2020 10am-12pm
Through fun outdoor activities you will really explore nature, find out about the Wildlife, and what you can do to help it!
Feb 15 at 10 AM – Feb 23 2020 at 4 PM
Reaseheath Zoo, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6DF
Bring your young children along to meet Green Bean and Friends at this fun storytime session. A free family friendly event.
Whether you travel by train, tram, bike or bus, make your way to the museum for loads of transport-themed fun this February half term.
15–23 February 2020
Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP
T 0161 832 2244
Slime Lab Congleton – Rock Stars Workshop
16th February 2020 10.30-12
Slime Lab Handforth – Rock Stars Workshop
17th February 2020 10.30-12
Slime Lab Macclesfield – Rock Stars Workshop
17th February 2020 2.30-4pm
Baby and Toddler Group – half term activity is making ceramic bird feeders.
Church hall, Church Lane, Sutton
18th February 2020 10.00am till 11.30am
Saturday 8 – Sunday 23 February 2020
The theme for this year’s Tatton Park Scarecrow Festival is Sporting Heroes, in celebration of the 2020 Olympics. Located throughout the Gardens and Farm.
Mon 10 Feb 2020 – CLOSED
Sharp Shots Kids Nature and Wildlife Photography Course
21 February 2020
Our students will learn how to use the action and burst setting to capture the ducks and deer in action and how to use the close-up and macro settings to capture the textures of the trees and budding plants.
Sharp Shots Teen Nature and Wildlife Photography Course
Our students will learn how to use shutter speed and the burst setting to capture the ducks and deer in action and how to use aperture and the macro setting to capture the textures of the trees and budding plants.
Ages 12 – 15
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
T: 01625 374416
Babbling Vagabonds have created a new event for families inspired by our wonderful museum.
Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st February 2020, 1-2pm each day. Admission free.
West Park Museum, Prestbury Rd, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ
T: 01625 612045
Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday
Tue 18 February – Sun 23 February 2020
The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show.
Myths & Monsters
23rd February 2020
Let Craig Johnson of Squashbox Theatre guide you through this strange, magical world, using a quirky and ingenious blend of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy.
The Lowry,Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
T: 0843 208 6000
Monkey Forest reopens just in time for Feb half term. See the monkeys for the first time this year and walk amongst the 140 Barbary macaques that call the forest their home.
Trentham Monkey Forest, Trentham Estate, Stone Rd, Trentham, Tittensor, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8AY
T: 01782 659845
Multi Sports Camp
A day of sporting mayhem, swimming, games, challenges and teamwork activities.
Mon 17th Feb – Fri 21st Feb 2020 8.30-4pm
Wilmslow Leisure Centre , Station Rd, Rectory Fields, Wilmslow SK9 1BU
T: 01625 533789
Family Fun Forest School.
15th February 2020 10-11.30am
T: 07890 724137
Middlewood House, Prince Road, Higher Poynton SK12 1TW