School Holidays

May Half Term

What’s on For Families this May Half Term in and around East Cheshire. Includes –


Days Out

Clubs and Camps

Free Stuff


Wowee, the WILD woods have been open for a whole year! Help the Boggles & Twiggles celebrate and join us for BeWILDerwood’s Big Birthday Bash from the 25th April to 5th June 2022

There will be a soopa special new story at the Storytelling Stage, involving birthday cake. A new Puzzling Park Trail, involving even moreee cake, mmm cake! As well as brilliant balloon face painting and Pecooliar Party Hat making at the Big Hat, yippee!

AND there is 15% off summer term time adventures – limited time only!

The saving applies to summer term time tickets only, so anyone looking to explore the woods from the 12th May to the 22nd July will qualify for this fantastic offer. It’s even valid for May half term too – so be quick and start planning your next family adventure!

Author and Creator of BeWILDerwood, Tom Blofeld commented,

“We want everyone to get outdoors, escape the real world and enter the magical world of BeWILDerwood. We thought it was the perfect time to give our visitors a bit of a treat.”

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Book your Easter Eggs-pedition!




Are your children always complaining they are bored in the school holidays? Do you want to get them from in front of the TV and exploring the great outdoors? Or are you in need of a holiday childcare solution whilst you work?

Look no further we have you covered. From kayaking to bushcraft, archery to raft building and more,  we have a loads of fun activities on our 5-day school holiday club for just £180!

Every day is fun-packed with water and land-based activities, please check out the itinerary page for a sample programme of the week!

Trafford Watersports Centre & Astbury Watersports Centre (Congleton) also offer everything from holiday clubs to boat hire, family and mini adventures, to paddle clubs and more. Our weeklong Holiday Clubs are just what you need to keep your children active over the School Holidays.

We are now taking bookings for May Half Term and beyond.

There are limited places available, these will go fast so secure your holiday club place today, call 01782 722226 or Book Now!


Trafford Treetop Adventures

Astbury Watersports Centre

Trafford Watersports Centre

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Hugely popular Half Term Gymnastics Course!

30th-31st May 2022

Gymnastics, Games, Prizes and Fun!!!!

Places go quick so book now – email

Click here for full poster!!

Unit 1, Queens Avenue SK10 2BN Macclesfield, UK

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Beeston Castle Holiday Events

Kids Rule @May Half term at Beeston Castle

28 May – 5 June 2022

Immerse yourself in England’s story at Beeston Castle this holiday!

Join the splendour of a Coronation in Medieval England and help Crown our new King or Queen. There are costumes for all so take part and learn some of the history of this ancient ceremony!

Blakemere Village Jubilee Bank Holiday

Fun activities, entertainment and celebrations,

June 2 – 5 2022

Chester Road, Northwich


Buxton Pavilion Gardens Inflatables

Back in the Octagon from 30th May – 1st June 2022 

Please check with venue for full details and timings.

St John’s Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE

Cheshire Fest

Assemble your friends, family and party partners for an unforgettable festival experience over the four-day June Bank Holiday weekend.

2-5 June 2022

The Lambing Shed Moseley Hall Farm, Chelford Road, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 8RB

Chester Zoo Young Zoo Keeper Careers Day

An exciting day filled with skill building, hands-on experience and talks from our experts. It’s not every day you get the chance to shadow a keeper for the day! For 14-17 year olds.

30th May 2022

Chester Cheshire CH2 1EU

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens May Half Term Events

Children’s Events This May Half term –

Jubilee Tea Party for Children

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2022 AT 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Suitable for ages 5-12, this 2 hour workshop from 2.30-4.30pm will have you making royal inspired crafts and bunting

Mini Gardeners Workshop

THU, JUN 2 2022 AT 11 AM

During this 2 hour workshop you will decorate and then plant a flower to take home, this workshop also includes a children’s lunch

Classic Car and Motorbike Show

This event will feature an exciting display of vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles.

29th May 2022

Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield Cheshire SK11 9JY

Cockfields Farm May Half Term Events

May Half term Events –

Pirates of Cockfields Farm

Join Captain Jack Pigeon & Captain Tony Sparrow this Half term as they do battle to become the Number 1 Pirate of Cockfields Farm. Throw on your best Pirate Clobber and swear your allegiance for Day of Pirate Fun & Games.

28th May – 5th June 2022

Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR

Congleton Park Jubilee Celebrations

May Half Term Event –

Congleton Town Council are organising a public celebration in the beautiful surroundings of the park to bring the town together to celebrate the historic milestone. Take a picnic and enjoy live music through the decades. Community stalls and family entertainment including – children’s games and a RSPCA dog show.

Thursday 2 June 2022, 1pm-5.30pm

Congleton Park, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 1NS

Crewe Library Jubilee Events

Be a Queen! (in partnership with Crewe Library) – 28th May to 4th June 2022 – FREE!

Decorate a crown, join in with a special jubilee storytime and take part in games and craft activities.

There will also be royal-themed fancy dress for you to try on.

Saturday 28th May 10.00 – 12.00pm – Royal Decorate a Crown – Kings & Queens for the day

Create and decorate your very own crown to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s  Jubilee.

Monday 30th May 10:00-11:00  – Special Jubilee Storytime and Royal Decorate a Crown or handbag – Kings & Queens for the day

Performance of The Queen’s Handbag by Steve Antony no need to book. There will also be the chance to make your own queenie handbag or create and decorate royal crown.

Tuesday  31st May 10.00 – 4.00pm  – Royal Decorate a Crown – Kings & Queens for the day

Wednesday 1st June 10.00 – 4.00pm  – Royal Decorate a Crown – Kings & Queens for the day

Saturday 4th June 10.00 – 12.30pm – Right Royal Coffee Morning with Royal Decorate a Crown – Kings & Queens for the day

Royal coffee morning and family crafts where you will be able to create and decorate your very own crown to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s  Jubilee. Take a selfie on the special royal thrones.

Gullivers World, Warrington and Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock May Half Term Activities

May Half Term Events –

Giant Jubilee Celebrations – Jubilee Celebration Week – 27th May to 5th June 2022

Fun-filled adventures with a royal twist including street parties, Best of British stage shows and majestic entertainment.

Gulliver’s World – Shackleton Cl, Old Hall, Warrington Cheshire WA5 9YZ

Gulliver’s Kingdom – Temple Walk, Matlock Bath DE4 3PG



Hare Hill May Half Term Events

May Half Term Activities –

Try out some of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 at Hare Hill over May half term and enjoy playing in the natural play area before heading to the Walled Garden for a picnic.

28 May – 5 June 2022

Hare Hill , Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4PY

Hurdsfield Jubilee Picnic

BBQ, drinks and cake available to buy.

Take a picnic and something to sit on.

Free activities for all ages – bouncy castle, crafts, games and more.

5th June 2022 12-3pm 

Hurdsfield Green

Jubilee Family Picnic, Heald Green

The Jubilee Picnic will have live children’s entertainment, a live band, drinks and refreshments along with activities and stalls from local community organisations

2 June 2022

Outwood Rd, Heald Green, SK8 3JL, United Kingdom

Jubilee on The Carrs: Family Fun Day & The Queen’s Corgi

Bring your picnic mat and join us to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

There will be family entertainment, stalls and a food court.

The film start time will be shared closer to the event.

This is a free event from Wilmslow Town Council Events.

JUNE 4, 2022 AT 12 PM – 5 PM

The Carrs, Wilmslow.

Jurassic Encounter

A Dinosaur adventure in Buxton. Includes animatronic beasts, mini cinema, Dinosaur ride and more.

28th May – 12t June 2022

The Pavilion Garden, Buxton

Kenyon Hall Farm May Half Term Events

May Half Term Activities –

Join the farmers in the May/June half-term holidays 2022 and help them Plant some Pumpkins!

Kenyon Hall Farm, Winwick Ln, Croft, Warrington Cheshire WA3 7ED

Knutsford Lions Jubilee Fair on Knutsford Heath

A great family day out,  Includes –


Children’s rides

Donkey Rides




lots more!!!

3rd June 2022 11am-4pm

Knutsford Heath

Knutsford Town Council Jubilee Events

Best Dressed Jubilee Window Competition

All weekend – Knutsford Town Centre

Vote for your favourites on the council’s Facebook Page PLUS find their mini Queen figure in one of the shop windows and enter via the Council;s website to take part it eh Prize Draw.

Community Jubilee Garden Party 

1st June 2022 10-3 at The Welcome, Longridge

Bouncy Castle. frisbee golf, free BBQ, face painting, garden games and more!

Jubilee Festivities at Knutsford Market Hall

1st June 2022, Knutsford Market Hall Silk Mill Street

Festivities across the Jubilee weekend – check the Market Hall’s social media for details.

Jubilee Beacon Lighting

2nd June 2022 – 9-10.30pm at The Barncroft behind the hall)

Lighting of the beacon to mark the Jubilee.




Lion Saltworks May Half Term Events

Activities for families this May Half Term –

Invent and then make your own coat of arms based on your hobbies and other things that are important to you.

31st May ad 1st June 2022 10.30am – 3.30pm

4 June 2022

The Museum will be hosting an action-packed day of fun with a Garden Party.

includes –



live music at nearby pub

Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6ES

Lyme Park May Half Term Events

May Half Term Events/Activities –

Jubilee Celebrations: Bring your own Garden Party

Enjoy a full day out for the Jubilee weekend.

On Thursday 2nd June 2022, between 12pm and 2pm, lie back and listen to the vocal stylings of the Disley Community Choir.

Disley, Stockport SK12 2NR

Macclesfield Library Jubilee Activities

Jubilee Trail 

27th May – 6th June 2022

Find the Queen’s corgis hidden around the library.

Jubilee Coffee and Cake 

Between 12 and 2 on 4th June 2022

Jubilee Crafts

Create a royal bookmark and hanging window decoration.  Just drop in.

4th June 2022 

Jordangate, Macclesfield SK10 1EE

Pearls of Cheshire Togetherness Jubilee celebration

Pearls of Cheshire believes that all women and children have a right to have their needs met regardless of their race, ethnicity, social class or religion. We work towards ensuring that language or immigration status is not a barrier for women and children to live a fulfilled life.

Their Togetherness Jubilee celebration aims to educate our multicultural society about celebrating different cultures through food, music and poetry. The event will be a one day colourful event.

4 June 2022

Victoria Park Pavilion, Buxton Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire East, SK10 1LZ

Picnic in the Paddock, Tattenhall

Celebrating the Queens Jubilee – a family afternoon in The Paddock, Tattenhall.

Guests will be invited to bring along a picnic rug and enjoy the afternoon. A prizes goes to the best decorated tent/caravan/unit and best childrens jubilee fancy dress.

3 June 2022 – 2-7pm

Pitch & canvas, Birds Lane, Tattenhall, Chester, cheshire, CH3 9NL


Platinum Jubilee Garden Party at St Michaels Macclesfield

Take your own snacks and picnic blanket for the free BBQ.

June 4th 2022, 12-3pm

St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield

Prestbury Methodist Church Messy Celebrations

There will be several crafts, story, songs, and food. £2 per child, suggested donation.

28th May 2022 2-4pm

6 Macclesfield Rd, Prestbury, Macclesfield SK10 4BN

Quarry Bank May Half Term Events

May Half Term Events/Activities –

Solve the riddle of natures workshop

Collect your free trail sheet from the welcome building.

MAY 28 2022 AT 10:30 AM – JUN 5 2022 AT 5 PM

Quarry Bank Jubilee Celebrations

Outdoor games and family fun at Quarry Bank on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June 2022.

Styal Rd, Styal, Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 4HP


Queens Park Crewe Jubilee Celebrations

Friday 3 June 2022 10am-6pm

Celebrations include –

Live Music


Birds of Prey

Climbing Walls

Classic Cars

Zorb Balls

Lots more!!

Queens Park, Victoria Ave, Crewe Cheshire CW2 7SJ


Queens Park Crewe Jubilee Event

Friends of Queens Park Jubilee Event – Friday 3rd June 2022 / 11am – 6pm – Free Entry to the Park!

Featuring live music from Tumblin’ Dice and the Gospel Truth Soul Band, over 60 stalls and attractions, a fancy dress parade (be a Queen or a King for the day!), Paws in the Park dog show, plus food and drink outlets.

For more information please visit the Friends of Queens Park Facebook Page

Queens Park, Crewe


Reddish Vale Farm May Half Term Events

May Half term Activities –

Dino Farm Event 2022

The UK’s largest and most realistic walking Dinosaurs are at Reddish Vale Farm this May Half Term!!

June 2 – 5 2022

Country Park, Reddish Vale Rd, Stockport SK5 7HE\

RHS Bridgewater Jubilee Weekend

A weekend of vibrant performances from a range of talented brass bands and the planting of the final tree.

Occupation Rd, Worsley, Manchester M28 2LJ

2,4 and 5 June 2022

RHS Bridgewater May half term: The power of superbees

Take a peek into the secret life of bees with a week of fun activities at RHS Garden Bridgewater.

Including Superbee discovery trail, Artizani’s ‘The Bees’, Planting and craft activities, Honey tasting with the Bee Centre Bee safaris with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, 3D printing bee houses.

Saturday 28 May – Sunday 5 June 2022

RHS Garden Bridgewater, Occupation Rd, Worsley, Manchester M28 2LJ


Rudyard Lake Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Saturday 4th June 2022

There will be a marquee on the dam and live music by Major Feelgood from lunch to 4:30-5pm.

Hopefully, Lakeside donkeys will be at the lake for donkey rides.

Trip boat rides and rowing boat hire will be available.

Rudyard Lake, Staffordshire

Shavington Village Festival

Shavington Village Festival Committee are organising a long weekend of activities to commemorate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

Thursday June 2nd 2022 at 9.45p.m.

Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon in the School Field, during which you will be invited to join in the singing of commemorative songs.

Tea, coffee to be served from 8.30pm in St Marks.

A Guard of Honour by the Scouts.

Friday June 3rd 2022 evening at 7p.m.

In the Marquee, a Concert with Music.

Memories and events from the seven decades of her Majesty’s Reign.

Tickets, £10 from Bea Rigby, 07788 160128.

Refreshments during the interval available in the Village Hall.

Saturday June 4th 2022 SVFC Festival 12 to 4p.m.

Annual Village Festival.

BBQ, Fairground etc

All events are taking place in the heart of Shavington – cum-Gresty in and around the village hall area.

St Pauls Macclesfield Jubilee Celebrations

Free BBQ and refreshments (while stocks last), games, raffle, games, brass band, stalls and bouncy castle.

5 June 2022 12-3pm

St. Paul’s Church, Glegg St., Macclesfield SK11 7AJ

Tatton Park May Half Term Events

Events and Activities for families this May Half Term –

Sheep Shearing at the Farm

See the sheep being sheared by local sheep shearer David Norcott ready for the start of summer.

28-29 May 2022

“The Topsy-Turvy Tea Party” A Jubilant Rusticus Adventure

An interactive story walk taking you to some of the gardens historic beauty spots. Lasts approxinately 45 mins.

28 May – 05 June 2022

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA166QN

The Jubilee Picnic on the Hill

Get together & celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with a picnic on the hill. Live music, outdoor games & lots of fun for the family!

Organised by Forest Hills Hotel, Frodsham.

3 June 2022.

The Lord Mayor of Chester’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Lord Mayor of Chester and the City of Chester Charter Trustees will be celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with a variety of activities: City Centre sing-along; lighting of a Beacon; Military Parade and a schools competition.

2 June 2022

Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom

Tytherington Club Macclesfield Jubilee Event

Lots of activities going on all day including:

Picnic in a Box
Cream & Afternoon Tea
Garden Games
Cake decorating
Face Painting and more

4th June 2022 from 11am

Tytherington Club, 90 Dorchester Way, Tytherington, Macclesfield SK10 2JP

Tytherington Family Worship Picnic in the Park

Take your gazebos, picnics. rugs, food, family and friends for faceprinting, fancy dress, games and more!

5th June 2022 12.30-4.30pm

Sandwich Drive, Tytherington

Walton Hall and Gardens May Half Term

Big Jubilee Lunch at Walton Hall and Gardens

Walton Hall and Gardens Big Jubilee Lunch event will take place from 12noon to 5pm on Sunday 5 June 2022 and will be free to enter.

Includes –

Circus performers

live music

Radio General’s roadshow

Canine agility shows.

Traditional music and dancing

Brass Band


Walton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington Cheshire WA4 6SN

Weaver Hall Museum May Half Term Events

May Half term Events –

The Tiger Who Came To Tea Exhibition 

Family-friendly exhibition featuring a life-size model tiger and artwork from the much-loved children’s book.

21st May – 3 July 2022

3rd June 2022

Jubilee Animal Parade Picnic.



Reading of children’s books

Children’s film

Special Jubilee film.

162 London Rd, Northwich Cheshire CW9 8AB

Weston Jubilee Tea Party, Macclesfield

Calvary Church – Macclesfield, will be hosting The Platinum Jubliee celebrations for The Weston community.

There will be lots of free activities and 200 Free Cream Teas available on a 1st come 1st served basis.

4th June 2022 11-3pm

Calvary Church, Macclesfield

Willaston Jubilee Garden Party!

A fun filled day of Free live entertainment, Jubilee market stalls, Fun Dog Show and Children’s activities.

4 June 2022

Lettie Spencer Playing Field, Wybunbury Road, Willaston, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7TH

Wilmslow Big Jubilee Lunch

Picnic lunch, family entertainment and activities, all-age touch rugby competition, live music, bar and fun into the evening.

5 June 2022

The Memorial Ground, Kings Road, Pownall Park, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PZ,

Wilmslow’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Thursday 2nd June 2022, 2pm:

Town Crier

A Proclamation for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking the start of the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend, will be read on the Barclays step at the main Alderley Road / Water Lane junction in Wilmslow.

Thursday 2nd June 2022, 9.15pm (for a 9.30pm start):

Wilmslow’s Beacon Lighting Ceremony

Memorial Park near St Bartholomew’s Church.

Wilmslow’s beacon will be lit at 9.45pm

Saturday 4th June 2022, from 12pm:

Jubilee on The Carrs
Two free events at the Carrs Park:

12pm – 5pm: Family Fun Day

Including activities and entertainment, food stalls and a screening of animated film The Queen’s Corgi

6pm – 10pm: Palace Concert Live Screening

The BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace will be broadcast live on the big screen, with food and drink stalls onsite.

Sunday 5th June

Suggested Street Party day

In addition to the above events, Wilmslow’s Way Better – funded by Wilmslow Town Council – have organised a Platinum Jubilee Trail which runs in Wilmslow Town Centre from 30th April – 12th June.

Wincle Community Jubilee Lunch

The local Community are hosting a lunch in a field in Wincle, it will be bring your own food and drink although there will be beer available from Wincle Brewery across the road. There will be music and singing and the donations from the event will go towards planting a commemorative tree.

4th June 2022 

Field, Wincle, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0QE,